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‘Smash’ Recap: Karen Betrays Julia + Tom in ‘The Coup’


In this week’s episode of 'Smash,’ titled 'The Coup,’ Julia (Debra Messing) confides in her husband Frank that she worries Marilyn the musical is dead. In a goofy attempt to lift her spirits, he plays 'Guitar Hero,' singing for her 'Don’t Worry be Happy.' Meanwhile Karen (Katharine McPhee) meets Derek (Jack Davenport) at a café, where he reveals to her that he is looking to bring in a new songwriter to replace Tom. He wants Karen to sing it, but Julia and Tom (Christian Borle) cannot know. Much to everyone’s surprise, Karen agrees.

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‘Smash’ Recap: Bernadette Peters Guest Stars in ‘The Workshop’ + Causes Emotional Turmoil for Ivy

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Emotions runs high in episode seven of 'Smash,' titled, 'The Workshop,' which starts off with Derek (Jack Davenport) and Eileen (Anjelica Houston) catching Michael (Will Chase) and Julia (Debra Messing)  holding hands outside of their studio building. Karen (Katharine McPhee) shows up at a recording studio and nails ‘Brighter Than the Sun’ by Colbie Caillat. Once inside, Michael drags Julia out of the workshop for a passionate make out session, where Tom catches them. Ellis is also hidden in the room, much to his old tricks, reassuring us that nothing is ever boring in the New York City world of theater.

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‘Smash’ Recap: Ivy’s Drug Problem Causes a Public Breakdown


Episode six of NBC’s ‘Smash,’ titled 'Chemistry,' skyrocketed off with Ivy (Megan Hilty) having problems with her voice. Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Eileen (Anjelica Houston) are having money issues, while Tom (Christian Borle), Derek (Jack Davenport) and Julia (Debra Messing) are at each others’ throats due to the incomplete script. During rehearsal Ivy has a hard time hitting the high notes, croaking through them painfully just in time for Eileen to walk in. Welcome to show business!

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‘Smash’ Recap: Passion Heats Up the Stage in ‘Let’s Be Bad’

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Tonight’s fifth episode of NBC's hit show 'Smash,' titled 'Let's Be Bad,' started off with the minutes before the newest rehearsal of ‘Marilyn.' Director Derek (Jack Davenport) asks Karen (Katherine McPhee) to help him with a new dance number, sparking jealously in Ivy (Megan Hilty). Tensions also rise when Eileen (Anjelica Houston) demands new script pages from Tom (Christian Borle), and Julia’s (Debra Messing) former lover Michael (Will Chase) asks for help with his role of Joe DiMaggio in the musical. Everyone involved in the musical production of 'Marilyn' appears to be at their wit's end.

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‘Smash’ Recap: Nick Jonas Swoons Over Ivy in ‘The Cost of Art’ Ep

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When the fourth episode of ‘Smash’ titled ‘The Cost of Art’ begins, Karen (Katherine McPhee) walks into the first day of workshop. The other chorus members, who all happen to be friends with Ivy (Megan Hilty), continually ostracize her. Julia (Debra Messing) is a nervous wreck when the production’s Joe DiMaggio, Michael Swift (Will Chase) arrives, due to the affair she had with him previously. Everyone wonders where Eileen (Anjelica Houston) is and the scene cuts to her arguing with an employee over more money issues connected to her divorce.

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‘Smash’ Recap: We Meet ‘Mr. DiMaggio,’ Played by Julia’s Former Lover

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In the beginning of the third episode of ‘Smash’ titled ‘Enter Mr. DiMaggio’, Ivy (Megan Hilty) is still sleeping with Derek (Jack Davenport) the director, but he treats her as more of his employee than his lover. Ivy confesses her concern to her friends that she only got the part because she slept with him.

Meanwhile Eileen (Anjelica Houston) sells her expensive jewelry, showing us that this broadway show's producer is tight on cash. Then when Derek invites Karen (Katherine McPhee) for a drink to discuss his career, her jealous boyfriend Dev shows up and the men match wits.

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