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Smash: The Callback

Ivy and Karen jump through hoops for the brilliant but temperamental director Derek Wills as they pursue the role of a lifetime. Meanwhile, Julia and her husband Frank, are frustrated by the red tape of an international adoption process, and Eileen fights to finance her new musical in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Monday February 13th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 28, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 04, 2012


Guest Stars
Michael CristoferMichael Cristofer
As Jerry Rand

Katie WebberKatie Webber
As Dancer
Main Cast
Debra MessingDebra Messing
As Julia Houston
Jack DavenportJack Davenport
As Derek Wills
Katharine McPheeKatharine McPhee
As Karen Cartwright
Christian BorleChristian Borle
As Tom Levitt
Megan HiltyMegan Hilty
As Ivy Lynn
Anjelica HustonAnjelica Huston
As Eileen Rand
Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
As Dev Sundaram
Brian dBrian d'Arcy James
As Frank Houston


The scene opens with Karen singing “Call Me” on stage. Everyone is watching as she does a great job. However, it is just a daydream and Karen snaps out of it realizing that she is at work. She is stressed out waiting for the Callback. Meanwhile, Tom says that Ivy is their girl, but Derek doesn’t think that. Eileen says that they are both beautiful girls. Tom says that Ivy has 10 years experience and says that Ivy is great. Derek, realizing that it is an endless battle, says that Tom is right, but they need to get more information on Karen. Ellis is waiting outside the door when Eileen tells them to get her somebody. Meanwhile, Ivy is walking with her friends and says that she is tired to going out on stage doing bad plays and that Marilyn is her role. Dev talks with the press and doesn’t tell them anything about what is going on. He sees that Karen is there and she tells him that she has to go to another Callback. He says that she never told him what happened the night that Derek had a private lesson with her. She says that nothing happened. ..

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