Another week, another ridiculous episode of Smash. BUT the ratings went up oh so slightly this week! Mainly because everything was in repeats, but still. We just want to keep bashing through the end of the season, you guys. That’s all.
In this week’s episode… (from the official promo description) Derek and Karen find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Jerry’s uneasy partnership with Eileen hits a snag, as does Hit List’s first performance at the Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, Ivy’s last-ditch effort to save her and Terry’s show has unexpected results.
Who cares about plot? You read these for the reaction gifs! So let’s get to it!
“It’s for tourists. It isn’t art.”
Derek and Julia, bitter party of two.
(I don’t blame them though.)
Are they trying to be Moulin Rouge or Strictly Ballroom or Baz’s La Boheme with that Pepsi sign in the background? Sacrilege. Baz should sue.
It could also just be product placement. BUT STILL.
“Could you guys like shut up?” Every viewer cheers.
“It’s not just a show in a basement!”
IT’S THE NEXT RENT. #no
“I haven’t slept in 4 days”
Seriously, how is the director of Dangerous Liaisons not taking charge? DOES ANYONE WORK HERE?
“WE’RE JUST THROWING THE FIRST ACT UP.”
Do the writers have ANY idea how the Fringe Festival works? While they are close to on the mark about how frenzied the tech process is, people prepare their shows for MONTHS for these festivals. It is an insult to all of them to say you can just go in and throw up the first draft of ONE ACT.
“Sorry, love. I guess we’re both stuck here. Whether we like it or not.”
My friend Jenn used this amazing hashtag after that line: #thingscharactersORactorssaid. I would add “or recappers” to that 🙂
“Your career is more important than friends.” GO AWAY BROOKLYN JIMMY.
Yes, because I would always expect someone to give up their starring role in a Broadway musical to be in my (unpaid) Fringe show just because they are my friend. How DARE she abide by her contract?
Did Jerry really say that She Loves Me was not intellectual?
“It’s just Fringe.”
Okay. It’s supposed to be winter, yet everyone is eating outside. Cause New York City has such tropical winters.
If you’re good in a bad show, you stand out.
This must be what Megan Hilty and Christian Borle think every day they show up on set.
“Come with me to London.” For sexy times.
“I haven’t gotten to spend enough time with Leo as it is. ”
Also, if you don’t follow @AwfulKidonSmash you are missing out. Whoever runs this twitter is nothing short of a delight.
Maybe I should go in and give her a few pointers?
Yes, if there is anything Karen Cartwright should do, it’s give someone acting pointers.
“Turns out he was a psychopath. Also gay.” Re: Terrible Ellis
Tell us something we DIDN’T know.
#60minutesclosertodeath AKA the official hashtag for Smash from now on.
I don’t want to act in this thing in the first place.
I quit, Mr. White. (Thanks to Mindy for making this gif for us!!!)
“If you excuse me I am going to go get high and then go to work.”
Also, nice shot of Brooklyn Jimmy rolling an enormous joint.
Julia again sulking in her bed.
“We don’t have the problems Wicked had.” STOP COMPARING BOMBSHELL TO ACTUAL MUSICALS.
Remember how Ivy sang “Never Give All the Heart”? And how Karen sings it like a pop song?
They wouldn’t be thinking about cutting the song with Ivy singing it.
Suddenly Julia is all on board with Tom’s new vision. Just because he changed the pace of a song.
“How many Best Director Tonys have you got?”
I imagine that this is how Tom felt every time Derek won. Also how many Tonys DOES Derek have?
“You are what’s wrong with American Theatre”
All I could think of when Tom and Derek were all up in each other’s faces was: can they just have hot hate sex already? #SmashSlash
(That was specifically for my dear wife Shannon.)
Derek quitting in a blaze of glory.
FINALLY MEGAN HILTY IS SINGING.
Ivy’s song turns into a ridiculous sequence. WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD? I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
I can’t with McPhee’s acting.
“Sometimes I cry for no good reason too”
Me too. Mostly while watching this.
I don’t understand how the star has power to cut someone else’s song. Is he one of the writers too?
The light behind Karen right before she enters. I feel like it was supposed to be like this:
But all I felt was this:
Derek’s vision. STOP RIPPING OFF BAZ. HOW DARE YOU.
How is Terry in charge of this show again? The director just SITS there. I can’t
I could write a novel on what this show thinks directors ACTUALLY do.
“This is the worst work I have ever done and I was in Urban Cowboy the Musical.”
Yes, Urban Cowboy was ACTUALLY a musical.
JESSE L. MARTIN. As a MAGICAL just so happens to be there artistic director of the Manhattan Theatre Workshop that clearly has a hole in their schedule and a Broadway House to fill. I’m just guessing.
We have a director.
I love/hate how Tom was all “Who me?” about the directing gig. Come on.
And that’s it for this week! Tune in next week to see Karen inevitably quit Bombshell for Hit List!