Ivy loses her voice during rehearsals and ends up taking steroids to quicken her recovery. The drugs have side effects that cause her to hallucinate and have an outburst at rehearsal. Karen is asked to be prepared to take over the Marilyn role in case Ivy doesn't get better, but doesn't get the opportunity. Michael pesters Julia to meet with him again. She gives in and meets him at the rehearsal hall at night. They give into their passion and have sex. Eileen looks for a new place to live and hangs out with Ellis and his friend.