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Smash: The Surprise Party
Tom plans a surprise for Ivy in an attempt to find a balance between their work life and their friendship. Relations between Karen, Jimmy, and Derek explode just as "Hit List's" rehearsal process nears its close. While Richard asks Eileen to spend less time at work and more time with him, Julia finds herself also pulled away from "Bombshell" by an unlikely source.
The episode begins with the cast of “Bombshell” rehearsing for tech. Ivy is still unhappy with Tom for bringing in her mother, so he discusses with Julia how he can resolve this issue. Eileen and Richard seem to be growing closer and Richard wants her to not talk about work, for a change. Karen and Jimmy are making out in the closet while, outside, Derek is looking for her. Right before Richard arrives for the “Hit List” rehearsals, Jimmy tells Derek that he has added a new song for the diva, a role which is being played by Ana. Richard is looking forward to seeing more of her in the musical, which is why they are thinking of ways to increase her role. ..Read the full recap