We discuss Ellis’s bisexuality, the heartbreak of learning Lawyer John (Neal Bledsoe) is a Republican, Ivy’s confusing cocktail of medication, Derek is still a whiny baby, Ivy & Karen confront each other, the Julia/Michael adultery song, male anger, and physical violence.

Scarf Count: 10

Hell on Earth
Originally aired 4/2/2012

Directed by Paul McGuigan
Written by Scott Burkhardt

NBC.com synopsis:
The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen charges Tom and Julia with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical.

Pop Culture References:
Scandal, Prednisone, Ambien, Klonapin, lorazepam, benzodiazepines, Billy! Phantom of the Opera, Michael Crawford, American Idiot, Studio City on the Sunset Strip, Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin, Coriolanus Burt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Slings & Arrows, Bruno Mars, La Mama, Tom Ripley, Doug Jones, Doubt, Michael Riedel, New York Post, Bernadette Peters, Game of Thrones, Crown Royal, Donald Trump, Uma Thurman, Gypsy, Garson Kanin, Shonda Rhimes, Sean Duggan, Oz

Lianne’s Kent Test Score: 4
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Under 5 of the Week:
Andrea Bordeaux as the Casting Assistant
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Least Problematic Man of the Week:
Piano Man in Times Square

Musical Numbers:
The Higher You Get, The Farther You Fall by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Under the Brooklyn Bridge by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Cheers (Drink to That) by Avril Lavigne, Jermaine Jackson, Rihanna, et al.

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