THE "SMASH" REPORT: Season Two, Episode 9, Or, I'm a Pretty Girl, Mama
03 Apr 2013
Katharine McPhee and Jeremy Jordan
Photo by Will Hart/NBC
JIMMY, OH, JIMMY: So, Jimmy took $8,000 from this nasty Drug Dealer (played by David Call, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Atlantic Theater Company School who also appeared as Ben Donovan on "Smash" showrunner Josh Safran's "Gossip Girl"). Jimmy used to run drugs for this guy, and he did drugs with this guy, and he also had a different last name when he was with this guy. At any rate, Derek discovers Jimmy stealing from MTW patrons, and decides to give Jimmy the money to pay off the debt without having real proof of the debt (never give a lot of cash to a drug addict, kids). Derek gives Jimmy the money in the name of a budding friendship. Jimmy pays off the debt, and the Drug Dealer offers Jimmy a bag of smack for the road. Jimmy takes it. Let's hope that Jimmy and Karen used a condom when they had eight hours of sex in the previous episode. Cue the theme to "The More You Know…"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.