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Recapping Smash 1.14: Let Me Take Time Out of My Troubled Job to Indulge in Personal Drama

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What an online we do weave when first we apply to deceive!

Ivy Lynn simply slept with Dev, as a result of her director boyfriend Derek is sleeping with Bombshell star Rebecca Duvall, who was rumored to be sleeping with Dev’s girlfriend Karen, who turned down Derek’s advances. Tom is in a relationship with a member of the ensemble, and his writing associate Julia now has to confront her former lover, Michael Swift, as he rejoins the forged after she broke up with after which fired him—simply as she’s lastly getting issues again on observe together with her husband and son (who’s oddly concerned in his dad and mom’ private lives). And Eileen calls intermission the interval!

We watch the present unfold, as Rebecca Duvall discuss sings the songs different women needed to screlt their faces off to land, then we get Marc Kudisch as Daryl Zanuck in “Smash,” carried out by Karen and Ivy Lynn. (Shades of Megan Hilty and Kudisch as Doralee and Franklin Hart in Broadway’s 9 to five right here.) After which we see Rebecca Duvall as Marilyn finish the present by… dying. Cue the applause! Besides nobody is aware of the present has ended as a result of usually musicals do not finish with the main woman dying alone on stage. Even Carrie had two of them up there!

In order that’s not nice, and the mind belief get collectively to determine a technique to… circumvent Marilyn dying. Eileen promptly goes to Ellis for recommendation—or listening to his recommendation? Till he says he is attempting to supply as a result of “somebody has to.” Which will get him kicked out of the bar by Nick, whereas Eileen sits with a Cheshire cat smile. After Nick wanders off to verify Ellis has a experience residence, Eileen saunters as much as Marc Shaiman (!) on the piano, the place she sings “September Music,” first launched in Knickerbocker Vacation by her grandfather, Walter Huston.

The following morning, Karen decides you realize what? She is going to marry Dev! However he is left the ring at Ivy Lynn’s! (It is all the time wonderful to me how cavalier individuals are with diamonds on TV reveals.) Which additionally begs the query: Why is not Ivy Lynn sleeping at Derek’s lodge this complete time? Oh, as a result of Rebecca wants his “consideration” and he is giving it to her. So why cannot she be a great skilled and look the opposite whereas, file her nails, and await Rebecca to cease needing a lot consideration?

Rebecca just isn’t dealing with the shortage of applause properly. “I am the star, it is all my fault,” she says, earlier than launching into the age-old actor’s lament that there is all the time somebody new developing behind you. Then she promptly begins to asphyxiate and results in the hospital after being uncovered to her arch nemesis: peanuts. So two previews get canceled (that sounds so quaint at present, two performances).

Whereas everybody else is gossiping, Dev texts Ivy Lynn (how doe she have her quantity?) about getting the ring again. How is that not only a textual content? Why does she should go outdoors to fulfill him? Oh Smash, by no means change. Even Ivy Lynn is like, “Is that this sensible?”

Someway skilled actor Michael Swift thought that Julia needed him again, in order that’s why he took the position once more. Then he tries to rekindle one thing with Julia in a lodge foyer. Truthfully, she’s well-known! Should not he know higher? She’s not even sporting her turban and sun shades.

Julia promptly blames Tom for placing the present above her and her household, so it is now his fault she might break up. Is that this the top of Houston and Levitt? Did Julia simply lose her household and her profession? Nah, they make up eight minutes later at church, proper after Karen sings and will get a standing ovation due to course she does. (Should not she be saving her voice in case she goes on for Rebecca Duvall?)

After church, Karen runs to the hospital to see Rebecca Duvall. Twist: Rebecca Duvall knew somebody put peanuts in her smoothie, however she drank it anyway as a result of she’s scared. So now who performs Marilyn? Her understudy or the performer who is aware of the position? And what’s going to Rebecca Duvall do now? Return to Cuba? Informal Friday 3? The place is her spinoff?


Marc Kudisch, Marc Shaiman

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