'Smash': Nick Jonas learns 'The Cost of Art'


In the fourth episode of "Smash," Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) tells us, "The road to Broadway is exceedingly long." Obviously, the "Marilyn" director is working on a quotable quotes book about time, as last week's fortune cookie saying from Derek read, "Life is long. Theater is longer." Either way, here's hoping the show can stick around for the lengthy journey. And after this week, I'd say the show definitely had more sizzle in its (occasionally uneven) step.Let's start with The Smashing elements of the episode:Nick Jonas as Lyle. I don't want "Smash" falling into the big black hole of stunt guest-casting like "Glee" did once upon a time, but I thought the littlest Jonas brother worked in this role. Now, Eileen (Anjelica Houston) approaching him to buy her art? Different story entirely. Ivy's insecurity. It's grating on my nerves a wee bit, but it's emblematic of something I really like about the show thus...



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