Probably not-- maybe it was part of what was fictionalized for the show.
Even so, this 6th episode showed the seeds of what Dee Dee was toward Gypsy, and did it well.
The best part, however, was Gypsy going crazy from the sound of that insistent child at the vending machine, and not being able to get back in the hotel room because Nick locked her out (apparently for modesty purposes). She really took him to task!
On the show page for The Act on Hulu, under "Extras." I'm just guessing, based on what I heard in that promo, that such is the direction the last episodes of the season will take (I hope I'm not wrong).
Saw the preview for the 6th episode, and it seems like the Gypsy Rose saga might take on sort of a Dallas-like twist (not about oil, mind you, but more going in the direction of the best primetime serials of the past).
I just witnessed Dee Dee smashing up Gypsy's laptop (Gypsy having fallen asleep with it on), and the big fight between Dee Dee and Gypsy, and I cannot believe that Dee Dee would be so mean like that (not just smashing up Gypsy's laptop, but whaling on Gypsy)!