Here we are. The series finale of our beloved #SmashBash. Since NBC decided to burn off…erm…super size the finale, I am here to guide you through the first hour where we anxiously await the Tony Nominations while Sage will bring it home in a second post covering the actual awards day. Double your #SmashBash pleasure, double your fun!
Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First shot is of Ivy’s glorious cleavage. Seriously, Megan Hilty. Congrats on your rack.
Hit list gets 11 Outer Critics nominations, Bombshell 10. Congrats Hit List for getting the most nominations for awards no one cares about.
“She’s sensational Derek.” Fact: I once dated the guy who said that line.
Tom. YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER WITH THE PHONE.
Scotty from Brothers and Sisters looking FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE.
“Have you ever been to the theatre before??” I must admit, Scotty showed more restraint than I ever would have in that situation.
Karen won the Outer Critics. Vomit.
Jimmy planning on campaigning for Kyle.
Ana filing for wrongful termination. You go, girl. Take a stand against that casting couch!
Oh, so we’re supposed to care about Julia’s divorce again? If it is so contentious, you would think we would have heard more about it.
“We have lost SO MUCH for this show.” So have we, Eileen. SO. HAVE. WE.
“You need to leave the show.” I am amused that Karen thinks this will work on Daisy.
“I worked my ass off.” Shut up, Karen.
MICHAEL MUSTO. Too bad he has since been fired from The Village Voice, which is a damn shame. That was an unintentional hurt, Smash.
“She is sabotaging our show.” Yes, Brooklyn Jimmy, Julia is clearly out to get you.
And we’re back with calling a dramaturg a script doctor. IN THE SAME SENTENCE.
Shouldn’t Tom, after all these years of working in theatre, understand how the Tony Nomination process works? I mean if Tom and Julia are as successful as they have been made out to be, surely they have dealt with this before! Isn’t Heaven on Earth supposed to be a massive hit?
I love that Sam thinks that the stage door is an appropriate place to ask Ivy if she is on pills again.
“Karen should not have beaten you.” Best fangirls ever.
“The only reason Hit List Made it to Broadway is because Kyle Bishop died.”
Ana singing “If You Want Me” from Once. Great, now I want to go see Arthur again.
Ana sings it well, but wouldn’t they need to see her playing the piano before casting her? Silly me. That is asking a bit too much accuracy from Smash.
“Are you sure it’s Derek’s?” Way to call her a slut, Sam.
“I thought Hit List was way overrated too.” BEST WAITER EVER.
“You first, I’ll finish.” The fact that I giggled at that line proves I have the mentality of a 12-year-old. #smashslash
“The person I most want to thank is you, Derek.” KISS KISS KISS KISS.
“You are messing up Kyle’s chances to be recognized.” I know they are trying to redeem Brooklyn Jimmy with this storyline but it’s only made him more annoying.
“JIMMY SHUT UP.” Thank you Derek.
Jimmy keeps hinting he is not going to be around Hit List much longer. Hmmmm…
“My life has to be about more than this show.”Also known as my thoughts every time I sit down to watch Smash.
Ana needing to take Karen with her to “confront” Derek. Because Karen is SUCH a threatening presence. I mean we saw how well it worked on Daisy.
I mean, I know Ana got screwed out of a likely Tony nomination. But she IS getting the lead in the National Tour of last year’s Tony winner in exchange. Fair trade?
“I brought scones and scotch.” YAY DAY DRINKING!
Ivy getting the featured nomination Is our queen heading from Chorus Girl to double Tony nominee??
Derek gets three nominations, tying a record set by Bob Fosse. So we’re saying Derek is in the same league as Fosse? Okay then.
Kyle getting the nomination. Remember, in death, Kyle is a genius. And apparently, he is the youngest person to ever be nominated for this award.
SKIPPING IVY’S NAME. I nearly had a heart attack and quit watching.
Bombshell ended up with 12 nominations with Hit List getting 13. Oddly, that is exactly what happened with the two front-runners for Best Musical this year, with Matilda getting 12 to Kinky Boots‘ 13.
In Smash world, Diane Paulus directed Sutton Foster in Oliver! I need a moment to envision that truly ridiculous production.
“I’ve always been afraid to let someone else get close to me.” Brooklyn Jimmy, speaking only in clichés.
“I’m going to take you for everything you are worth.” Frank has been taking lessons from Trudy Campbell.
DEREK CONFESSING TO RIEDEL.
Well, that’s it for me, #SmashBashers. I must say it’s been an honor to help you all work through your Smash feelings throughout the season. It’s been a maddening but fun ride, and I WILL miss yelling at the show every week! Now…click over for Sage’s post about the second half of the finale! It’s Tony Awards time!