THE "SMASH" REPORT: Season Two, Episode 6, Or, Voices and Visions

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13 Mar 2013

Among notable moments of this episode:

CAMEO: Cynthia (played by Condola Rashad), the ex-girlfriend of Season One villain Ellis, pops up at the Fringe and bumps into Karen, tipping her off that Ellis and Jerry were colluding against the show. Karen takes the info to Eileen.

NEVER GONNA DANCE: When Derek quits Bombshell, it implicitly means he is taking his direction and choreography with him, as he handled both chores. Is Tom to clone himself? Is poor associate choreographer Josh (played by the series' Emmy-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse) finally going to step into the limelight, with complete sentences?

HELLO, LONDON: In a sequence that doesn't make a lick of sense, Julia tells Tom that she's considering going to London in the middle of the Bombshell process (!) for an extended break with dramaturg Peter (Daniel Sunjata), who is helping out with a play at the Royal Court. If she doesn't care about Bombshell, why should we?

TOM IS A MAD MAN: Songwriter Tom mentions that he's going to a meeting with Drew (as in founder and CEO Drew Hodges) of the Broadway advertising giant SpotCo to discuss radio ads for Bombshell. Well, as long as he's got his priorities straight!

At this column's press time, NBC confirmed that starting April 6, "Smash" would move from Tuesday to 9 PM Saturday nights, a broadcast-TV purgatory, and that NBC is committed to airing all 17 episodes of Season Two. The "Smash" Report will be with it to the final curtain!

Read The "Smash" Report columns that documented Season One here

(Kenneth Jones is managing editor of Playbill.com. Follow him on Twitter @PlaybillKenneth.)



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