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Smash: Let's Be Bad

Karen finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev at a high-powered government party. The drama between Michael and Julia heats up, as Eileen and Tom's ambitious assistant Ellis forge an alliance. Ivy senses trouble in her relationship with Derek.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Monday March 05th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 19, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 18, 2012


Guest Stars
Charles SemineCharles Semine
As Mr. Denby
Emory CohenEmory Cohen
As Leo
Leslie Odom, Jr.Leslie Odom, Jr.
As Sam Strickland
Neal BledsoeNeal Bledsoe
As John Goodwin
Will ChaseWill Chase
As Michael
Nitya VidyasagarNitya Vidyasagar
As Jill Abramson

Co-Guest Stars
Ann HaradaAnn Harada
As Linda
Jenny LarocheJenny Laroche
As Sue
Joshua BergasseJoshua Bergasse
As Josh
Phillip SpaethPhillip Spaeth
As Dennis
Savannah WiseSavannah Wise
As Jessica
Tala AsheTala Ashe
As RJ Quigley
Wesley TaylorWesley Taylor
As Bobby
Maggie BofillMaggie Bofill
As Officer Hernandez
Main Cast
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 episode begins and there’s Karen at rehearsals, in her new, Bobby-approved clothes. Eileen is freaking out because the workshop is in 13 days and the book still isn’t finished. Tom says Julia wrote 3 new scenes but isn’t ready to show anyone yet. Michael Swift has script-related questions and asks for Julia’s time, but she’s trying to talk to Frank, but the “connection is so bad” and she “keeps losing Frank.” Ivy walks in and sees Karen working on footwork with Derek. “Am I late?” she asks with attitude? “No, Karen was early.” It seems this week’s new number is “Let’s Be Bad.” On the fancy side of town, Tom goes on his date with the lawyer John from last week. Tom has to go bail Julia’s son Leo out of jail. ..

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