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.
Brit Brit is said to be a huge fan of the show and wants to appear. Apparently, Brit has sat down with the powers-that-be and the writers are trying to find the right way to work her into the series, even if for a few episodes.
Nick Jonas guest stars as Lyle West on NBC's 'Smash' next week. Lyle is a sitcom star who got his start as a child actor on Broadway. Though the role isn't a huge jump for the Jonas Brother, he nails it. Jonas channels his Broadway role in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' and 'J.O.N.A.S.' television experience -- he looks like he's ready to steal the entire show.
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.