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Smash: Publicity

Karen finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall -- but can Rebecca be trusted? What will Karen's ascent mean to her relationship with Dev? And will Rebecca drive Derek insane? Eileen introduces new beau Nick to ex-husband Jerry, while Julia panics when her son Leo goes missing.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Monday April 23rd, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 07, 2012
AU (Seven) Oct 30, 2012

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Uma Thurman
As Rebecca Duvall

Guest Stars
Emory Cohen
As Leo
Leslie Odom, Jr.
As Sam Strickland
Michael Cristofer
As Jerry Rand
Sean Dugan
As Randall Jones
Thorsten Kaye
As Nick

Co-Guest Stars
Ann Harada
As Linda
Jenny Laroche
As Sue
Joshua Bergasse
As Josh
Phillip Spaeth
As Dennis
Savannah Wise
As Jessica
Tala Ashe
As RJ Quigley
Wesley Taylor
As Bobby
Henry Stram
As Justin "Lee Strasberg"
Shaun Licata
As Josie
Tony Yazbeck
As Ted "Joe Dimaggio"
Main Cast
Debra Messing
As Julia Houston
Jack Davenport
As Derek Wills
Katharine McPhee
As Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle
As Tom Levitt
Megan Hilty
As Ivy Lynn
Anjelica Huston
As Eileen Rand
Raza Jaffrey
As Dev Sundaram
Brian d'Arcy James
As Frank Houston
Jaime Cepero
As Ellis Boyd


The episode begins with Karen meeting Derek as she received his call. Derek tells Karen that he feels she makes a pretty Marilyn. He further tells her that he sees her as Marilyn in his head. Ivy just then comes in and sees the two of them together at a distance; Ellis too overhears the whole conversation. Later Rebecca comes in unnoticed. She tells Derek that she has a great idea about one of the songs which she needs to talk to Julia about. Tom is visibly exasperated to hear this. Rebecca meanwhile wants to focus on some other song. Karen later tells the guys in the troupe that she likes Rebecca, and admires the fact that she is very direct. They all then run into Rebecca on the street. Rebecca asks a pleasantly surprised Karen if she wants to go out in the night. ..

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