The big news of the week is that the big movie star Rebecca Duvall, who was supposed to play Marilyn, is stuck in Cuba. "It's political," says Eileen. After last week's Republicans-are-baaaaaad plot, it would almost seem as if Smash would like to grow wings and fly off into West Wing territory.
In any event, the investors are restless and suggest that her husband would never let something like that happen. So she goes off to her "favorite bar downtown with the best $7 Martinis" and sings her sorrows to the bartender. As it turns out, the bartender has an "emergency fund" under the bar which amounts to two giant wads of cash, and "knows some people" who might help Eileen fund Bombshell. And all of that, of course, out of the goodness of his heart.