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Smash: The Parents

After Leigh Conroy joins the cast of "Bombshell," Tom finds himself struggling to diffuse the years of tension between her and Ivy. Jimmy and Karen's connection is threatened by both Ana's newfound success and an unexpected visitor. Derek learns more about Jimmy's past just as the public sees their first piece of "Hit List."

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Tuesday April 02nd, 2013

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Sep 12, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 22, 2014

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Guest Stars
Bernadette PetersBernadette Peters
As Leigh Conroy
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


The episode begins with Karen and Jimmy getting out of bed after having spent the night together. Karen’s father is at the door and before she lets him in, Jimmy gathers all his clothes and gets out of the apartment through the fire escape. Ivy arrives at the rehearsals and is shocked when she finds out that Leigh Connor, her mother, will be playing the role of Marilyn’s mother in ‘Bombshell’. Eileen sees that Ivy isn’t very happy with the revelation, so she explains that Leigh is a very big star, which is why they need her for the show. Eileen tells Tom and Julia that thanks to Ivy and Leigh working together, Richard, from The Times, has agreed to cover their show. ..

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