With Derek and Eileen's experiment to take the show in a different direction musically a failure, everything about the show truly is up in the air. With much work ahead of them before anything substantive can be shown, Derek isn't sure he can wait and thinks about quitting. Eileen has her own idea of directors to replace him. The one thing that they can agree on is that a star is needed to headline the show. Ellis believes that his behind-the-scenes work in getting that star will provide him with the ammunition he needs to get his career to that next level. Despite the tremendous amount of work they have to do on the show, both Julia and Tom become further preoccupied with their respective personal lives. Frank believes the song he finds on Julia's nightstand is an indication that not all is all right in the Houston home life. Frank decides to take direct action at least to receive his small sense of justice. And Tom receives yet another piece of information about John which is the ... Written by
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In the "Cheers (Let's Drink to That)" sequence, the advertising in Times Square features two computer-generated billboards, one for Rebecca Duvall's fictional "Casual Friday 2," which factors into the plot later in the season, and, inexplicably, another for the Bernadette Peters revival of "Gypsy," which closed in 2004, eight years before the scene was shot. See more
The shoulder strap on Michael's bag twists and untwists between shots during his confrontation with Frank. See more
It was Michael, wasn't it? I thought, when I saw you two at the workshop, but then I thought, God, no, she wouldn't, she wouldn't, that's just not even... possible. That's what I thought.
Arthur Miller Melody
Music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman
Performed by Brian d'Arcy James See more