'Smash': Creator Theresa Rebeck on why 'The Callback' went the way it did


We have to admit to a little bit of surprise at the way episode 2 of "Smash" ended on Monday (Feb. 13). Which isn't to say the outcome of "The Callback" was disappointing -- not hardly. But given the way the show has been sold, we would've bet differently.(Spoilers ahoy.)Given how much Katharine McPhee was front and center in the marketing of the show, we kind of assumed that when it came down to it, Karen would end up with the part of Marilyn Monroe, not Ivy (who, it must be said, is pretty fantastic in her own right). But that's not what happened -- and in the long run, that will probably be better for the show.For starters, it opens up some storytelling avenues about Karen having to pay dues to get where she wants to be, as well as a potential rivalry with Ivy. And also? Having the veteran win the lead role...



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