Synopses of the episodes, courtesy of NBC, follow. Be forewarned, there are spoilers in the descriptions.
The May 4 episode, which is entitled "The Phenomenon," is described as such: "An unexpected event bonds both Bombshell and Hit List." Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Andy Mientus star. Bernadette Peters and Jesse L. Martin guest star.
In the May 11 episode, which is titled "The Transfer," Tom (Christian Borle), with his sights set on the Tony, "pulls out all the stops at a Houston & Levitt tribute night, but can Julia (Debra Messing) turn away from Hit List long enough to help? Ivy (Megan Hilty) is afraid of damaging her reputation when Tom asks her to perform a risqué number. The cast of Hit List is rocked by a betrayal close to home." Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez also star.
The earlier episodes of the season introduced a slew of characters as well as a new tone created by new series "showrunner" and executive producer Joshua Safran.