THE "SMASH" REPORT: Season Two, Episode 15 or Grin and Bare It

By Ben Rimalower
13 May 2013

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
Photo by Will Hart/NBC

Playbill's weekly recap, with notes and comment, of the latest episode of the NBC musical drama series "Smash," about the dreamers behind Broadway musicals. Here's a look at the May 12 episode, "The Transfer."

And don't let the door hit ya on the way out! Even though the announcement that "Smash" was canceled is so fresh it's still being retweeted by some of my "late adopter" friends, NBC is already so over it that the first two minutes of Smash were preempted for golf! That's right, GOLF—the thrilling Saturday night spectator sport. At least we can be grateful that, last week, good timing (and blessed providence!) spared sweet Kyle's death such heartless indelicacy

So while I can't report on the very beginning of this week's episode, I can tell you that early in the proceedings, NBC treated us to a little bit of magic by way of Lindsay Mendez GIVING IT to a song (I think possibly) called "Mr. & Mrs. G.I. Joe" while in rehearsal for "Houston & Levitt Night," a concert of Tom and Julia's songs, which Tom is directing at the Oak Room, as part of the good press for the Tony Awards campaign.

Lindsay Mendez worries that she'll stand out as the only person on the bill for the concert without a Tony Award, and Eileen assures her, "This isn't about the Tonys. It's about old friends getting together for a wonderful celebration," then in a deadpan aside to Tom, "This is all about the Tonys."


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