In the season finale of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Bombshell’, the episode starts with a first person camera walking through the wings. We see the perspective of the actress playing Marilyn Monroe at that night’s previews, but as soon as the curtain rises time switches to 12 hours earlier. Derek (Jack Davenport), Eileen (Anjelica Houston), Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) are arguing furiously over the never-ending question: who will play Marilyn, Karen (Katharine McPhee) or Ivy (Megan Hilty)?
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash’, Tom (Christian Borle) and his new boyfriend Sam sing a song about opening night as the cast prepares for ‘Tech’ week, also known as hell week in the theatre world. Our New Yorkers travel to Boston where three weeks of preview shows will be performed. Ivy (Megan Hilty) helps Derek (Jack Davenport) figure out a set problem and he replies (seemingly) sincerely “And that’s why I love you,” leaving her speechless. Let the show begin!
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Publicity,’ Uma Thurman’s guest character Rebecca Duvall returns to cause more drama. The Hollywood actress continues to ask that musical numbers are removed in order to avoid the fact that she simply cannot sing. Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) write a new song, which would be performed by other member of the ensemble. In another twist of events, Rebecca asks Karen (Katharine McPhee) to hang out with her at a club, to which naïve Karen hastily agrees.
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In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘The Movie Star,’ Uma Thurman barges into our characters' world as Rebecca Duvall, the newest actress hired to play Marilyn in their Broadway musical ‘Bombshell.' The ensemble, including Karen (Katharine McPhee), and crew eagerly wait to hear Rebecca sing. However, their big time Hollywood actress is unable to hit a single note, leaving everyone in shock. Once again it looks as though this production is falling down a slippery slope.
In this week’s episode of ‘Smash,’ titled ‘Hell on Earth’, our characters are faced with their downward spiraling ‘Marilyn’ musical. Karen (Katherine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) both prepare for auditions, while Tom (Christian Borle) finds out that his lawyer boyfriend is a Republican and Julia's (Debra Messing) husband finds provocative lyrics she wrote. More importantly, the musical still doesn’t have a title or a leading star to play the blonde bombshell, leaving everyone in a state of chaos. Welcome back to show business!