So what's going on?
First, Karen's boyfriend wants to be press secretary at his city job. But there's another guy in the running. I think what Karen accomplished at a party with flirting was to find out who the other guy was. The boyfriend was thrilled regardless.
(I wasn't. I thought it was the weakest moment of the show.)
They really need to give Anjelica Huston more airtime.
At one point, she's on the phone with her assistant who takes a moment to explain to her that he quit to go to work for her soon to be ex-husband.
That could have been developed as opposed to dropped in from nowhere and moments later forgotten.
Any fears that Ivy was misunderstood are gone. She's just a little tramp. When the director goes hard on her at rehearsals, what does she do?
Hop back into bed with him.
That might be 'smart' but it goes to who she is and I don't care for the character.
Tom ended up in bed with his boyfriend. And they had lousy sex and thought it was hysterical. So hysterical that we never saw them kiss or even hold each other.
They had to have bad sex? I'm not sure why that was.
Tom's writing partner Julia? Her son was picked up by the police in a pot bust. Tom's boyfriend (an attorney) got the kid out.
The most interesting aspect is that the director doesn't like Ivy's performance as Marilyn. I agree with him on that. Slowly and slowly, Karen's being brought in more to show Ivy how it's supposed to be sun -- underscoring that Ivy's not much of a singer.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):