Smash

Smash

  • Seasons:
  • 2
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In Season 2 of Smash, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston); writers Tom Levitt (Christian Borle); and Julia Houston (Debra Messing); last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee); and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia's marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d'Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia's long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity? As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show's players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus) toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell's" biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. Weighing both the benefits and sacrifices of a career on Broadway, the Smash cast of Broadway hopefuls is rounded out by Karen's lively new roommate/actress Ana Vargas (Krysta Rodriguez) and Tom's boyfriend, Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom, Jr.).
In Season 2 of Smash, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston); writers Tom Levitt (Christian Borle); and Julia Houston (Debra Messing); last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee); and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia's marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d'Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia's long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity? As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show's players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus) toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell's" biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. Weighing both the benefits and sacrifices of a career on Broadway, the Smash cast of Broadway hopefuls is rounded out by Karen's lively new roommate/actress Ana Vargas (Krysta Rodriguez) and Tom's boyfriend, Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom, Jr.).

Season 2 (17 episodes)

  • 1. On Broadway

    Original air date: 02/05/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min.

    Original air date: 02/05/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min. Eileen, Tom and Julia face personal and professional obstacles as they try to take their show to Broadway; Karen finds herself on the brink of success, though her fame may come at a cost to Ivy; Derek deals with a damaging accusation.

  • 2. The Fallout

    Original air date: 02/05/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 02/05/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min. Back from a successful run in Boston, Eileen (Anjelica Huston), Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) are blindsided by both personal and professional obstacles as they seek to take "Bombshell" to Broadway. Karen (Katharine McPhee) consults her new mentor, Broadway star Veronica "Ronnie" Moore (guest star Jennifer Hudson), as she finds herself on the brink of fame, but her success may come at cost to Ivy (Megan Hilty). A new talent (Jeremy Jordan) is discovered in an unexpected place. Meanwhile, Derek (Jack Davenport) copes with a damaging accusation. Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Thorsten Kaye, and Brian D'Arcy James guest star.

  • 3. The Dramaturg

    Original air date: 02/19/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min. Partnerships are tested as Eileen asks Tom and Julia to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy and Kyle prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek attempts to get Ronnie back on his side. Ivy finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream.

  • 4. The Song

    Original air date: 02/26/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 02/26/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min. Derek calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy's pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen orchestrates for him and Kyle. Peter challenges Julia's pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother, as Eileen finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for "Bombshell".

  • 5. The Read-Through

    Original air date: 03/05/2013 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 03/05/2013 Runtime: 42:59 min. Julia's fears increase when Tom airs his suspicions of Peter. Jimmy and Kyle confront their own crisis of confidence as "Hit List" is read for the first time. Meanwhile, Ivy realizes her triumph might not be all she hoped when she meets her new co-star, Terry Falls, and Karen wonders if she can trust Jimmy

  • 6. The Fringe

    Original air date: 03/12/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/12/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min. Derek (Jack Davenport) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Jerry's (guest star Michael Cristofer) uneasy partnership with Eileen (Anjelica Huston) hits a snag, as does "Hit List's" first performance at the Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, Ivy's (Megan Hilty) last-ditch effort to save her and Terry's (guest star Sean Hayes) show has unexpected results.

  • 7. Musical Chairs

    Original air date: 03/19/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 03/19/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min. New circumstances give rise to conflicts as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Tom (Christian Borle), Julia (Debra Messing) and Derek (Jack Davenport) adjust to their new surroundings. Tensions at "Liaisons" are also coming to a boil, ensuring that the show will find its place in Broadway history. Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) may have found the key to saving "Bombshell" with the help of her daughter, Katie (guest star Grace Gummer). Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus also star. Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Daniel Sunjata and Grace Gummer guest star.

  • 8. The Bells and Whistles

    Original air date: 03/26/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min.

    Original air date: 03/26/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min. When Ivy (Megan Hilty) brings Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.), back to town, Tom (Christian Borle) finds himself in an awkward situation. Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Derek (Jack Davenport) clash over their vision for "Hit List," while both Ana (Krysta Rodriguez) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) struggle to stand up for what they want.

  • 9. The Parents

    Original air date: 04/02/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min.

    Original air date: 04/02/2013 Runtime: 42:57 min. After Leigh Conroy (guest star Bernadette Peters) joins the cast of "Bombshell," Tom (Christian Borle) finds himself struggling to diffuse the years of tension between her and Ivy (Megan Hilty). Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Karen's (Katharine McPhee) connection is threatened by both Ana's (Krysta Rodriguez) newfound success and an unexpected visitor. Derek (Jack Davenport) learns more about Jimmy's past just as the public sees their first piece of "Hit List."

  • 10. The Surprise Party

    Original air date: 04/06/2013 Runtime: 42:49 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2013 Runtime: 42:49 min. With guest star Liza Minnelli in tow, Tom (Christian Borle) plans a surprise for Ivy (Megan Hilty) in an attempt to find a balance between their work life and their friendship. Relations between Karen (Katharine McPhee), Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), and Derek (Jack Davenport) explode just as "Hit List's" rehearsal process nears its close. While Richard (guest star Jamey Sheridan) asks Eileen (Anjelica Huston) to spend less time at work and more time with him, Julia (Debra Messing) finds herself also pulled away from "Bombshell" by an unlikely source.

  • 11. The Dress Rehearsal

    Original air date: 04/13/2013 Runtime: 42:55 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2013 Runtime: 42:55 min. As Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) race to ready "Bombshell" for previews, Tom's eagerness to prove himself may not be the best thing for the show. An onstage mishap forces Ivy (Megan Hilty) to make a choice, while tension mounts at "Hit List" as Karen (Katharine McPhee) becomes suspicious of Derek's (Jack Davenport) motives towards her.

  • 12. Opening Night

    Original air date: 04/20/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 04/20/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min. It's "Bombshell's" opening night. As Ivy's (Megan Hilty) nerves get the better of her, support comes from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) look to their next project. "Bombshell's" success may be in jeopardy as Eileen's (Anjelica Huston) issues with Richard (guest star Jamey Sheridan) come to a head. Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) finally opens up to Karen (Katharine McPhee) about his past, but is it too little too late?

  • 13. The Producers

    Original air date: 04/27/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min. An off-the-rail Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) threatens "Hit List's" future, as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Derek (Jack Davenport), Ana (Krysta Rodriguez) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) try to help him before something bad happens. Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia's (Debra Messing) partnership is strained to the breaking point just as Ivy (Megan Hilty), Eileen (Anjelica Huston), and the entire "Bombshell" team are running themselves ragged to outshine the competition.

  • 14. The Phenomenon

    Original air date: 05/04/2013 Runtime: 42:53 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2013 Runtime: 42:53 min. An unexpected event bonds both "Bombshell" and "Hit List."

  • 15. The Transfer

    Original air date: 05/11/2013 Runtime: 42:56 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2013 Runtime: 42:56 min. With his sights set on the Tony, Tom (Christian Borle) pulls out all the stops at a Houston & Levitt tribute night, but can Julia (Debra Messing) turn away from "Hit List" long enough to help? Ivy (Megan Hilty) is afraid of damaging her reputation when Tom asks her to perform a risqué number. The cast of "Hit List" is rocked by a betrayal close to home.

  • 16. The Nominations

    Original air date: 05/26/2013 Runtime: 42:37 min.

    Original air date: 05/26/2013 Runtime: 42:37 min. It's a crucial moment for both shows as Tony nominations loom, but keeping your eye on the prize can be hard. As Tom (Christian Borle) crosses an influential Tony voter and Ivy (Megan Hilty) copes with some very distracting news, Derek's (Jack Davenport) past has repercussions for the entire "Hit List" team. On Tony night, the awards might not provide the answers everyone is looking for. As Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) faces a final reckoning, Tom, Julia (Debra Messing), Derek (Jack Davenport), Karen (Katharine McPhee), Ivy, and most of all, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) wait to see if the ceremony will confirm their place in the Broadway pantheon once and for all. Part 1 of 2

  • 17. The Tonys

    Original air date: 05/26/2013 Runtime: 43:31 min.

    Original air date: 05/26/2013 Runtime: 43:31 min. It's a crucial moment for both shows as Tony nominations loom, but keeping your eye on the prize can be hard. As Tom (Christian Borle) crosses an influential Tony voter and Ivy (Megan Hilty) copes with some very distracting news, Derek's (Jack Davenport) past has repercussions for the entire "Hit List" team. On Tony night, the awards might not provide the answers everyone is looking for. As Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) faces a final reckoning, Tom, Julia (Debra Messing), Derek (Jack Davenport), Karen (Katharine McPhee), Ivy, and most of all, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) wait to see if the ceremony will confirm their place in the Broadway pantheon once and for all. Part 2 of 2