Smash 1.02 Recap: Who Won the Role of Marilyn?

This week's Smash had the big reveal: who was chosen to play Marilyn?  Both Ivy and Karen were put through the ringer in another round of callbacks.  Eileen, Derek, Tom and Julia kept going back and forth, debating which girl to select.  While Tom kept pushing for Ivy - saying she had the experience and the right attitude for the part - Derek was learning more towards Karen.  But he admitted that they needed more information in order to make their final decision.  More specifically, they needed to see if Karen could dance.

Derek pushed Karen hard through the routine for an original song from the musical: "The 20th Century Fox Mambo".  Constant rehearsals caused her to miss a dinner date with Dev and it's clear that her continued involvement in the theater might become a point of contention between them.  Karen had a lot of trouble learning the routine, but she did a great job in the end.  Meanwhile, Derek also called in Ivy to do some scene work and the pair ended up sleeping together. Read More...


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