Attention all “Smash” fanatics! Be sure and set your DVR for tonight’s season finale because you might need it later to get you through the fall without your favorite musical drama. Despite being renewed for another season, “Smash” was surprisingly absent from the fall lineup when it was announced on Sunday. Have no fear, however, the show is just taking some time to film the larger 16 – 18 episodes that are intended for season two of the hit series and then run them back to back with no reruns in between in the winter.
Tonight, the freshman drama airs its season finale in which, thanks to Uma Thurman’s character Rebecca Duval’s departure, brings us right back to where we began in the front of the season, wondering who will play the role of Marilyn Monroe. Despite Karen’s (Katherine McPhee) role as understudy, a much more seasoned Ivy (Megan Hilty) threatens to take the “Bombshell” role right out from under her.
Throughout the season, there have been so many ups and down between the two aspiring stars that it is hard to say how tonight’s finale will play out. Ivy, who is relentless in her attempt to become Marilyn, will no doubt step on whoever is necessary along the way to take center stage for the performance. Karen, on the other hand, can be exasperatingly naïve and passive almost at times lying down to play doormat to Ivy, Derek, and anyone who wants to wipe their feet. In the end, it will be up to the powers that be in the form of director Derek (Jack Davenport), producer Eileen (Anjelica Houston), and writers Julia and Tom (Debra Messing and Christian Borle) to chose who they think should grace the stage and, with any luck, make “Bombshell” a smash that can head to Broadway.
Without a doubt, many of the numerous secondary story lines will be addressed throughout tonight’s finale as well, allowing us to find out if Dev (Raza Jaffrey) will ever fess up to cheating and to see if Julia can shake Michael (Will Chase) and keep him from ruining her chances at reuniting her family after their affair. Personally, I stand firm, as stated two weeks ago, that my only stipulation for tonight’s finale is that underhanded assistant Ellis (Jaime Cepero) finally gets a bit of what he deserves. Come on “Smash” writers…I made it through all that dialogue this season…at least give me that.
Whether you are Team Karen or Team Ivy, tonight’s season finale of “Smash” is sure to have your toes tapping and, depending on who wins the role, cheering or crying.
The “Smash” season finale airs tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
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