Smash Review: The Rivalry Heats Up and Julia Makes a Bad Choice

This week's Smash veered between what works and what doesn't always work on the show.  Let's begin with what works: everything in the rehearsal space, including the rivalry between Karen and Ivy.  Last week Derek may have dismissed Karen, but this week she seemed to be his new best friend.  Ivy arrived at rehearsal to find Derek and Karen dancing one of the numbers together, which immediately gets her hackles up.  But it got worse when Ivy was performing "Let's Be Bad" in the workshop, only to have Derek stop her and ask Karen to show her how it's done.

Ouch.  As Karen sung "Happy Birthday" in a Marilyn voice, Karen is both horrified and embarrassed that she's been compared to one of the ensemble girls.  This only got worse when Derek asked Karen to work with Ivy on this particular number.  Ivy did show up for that little tutoring session and while Karen seemed embarrassed to be schooling Ivy, Ivy was more than happy to put Karen in her place. Read More...


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