'Smash': Do Julia and Michael really have 'Chemistry'?


Who needs WebMD when we have NBC's "Smash" to teach us the side effects of prednisone use, which may include cold sweats, headaches, singing Jessie J songs in the mirror, hallucinations of Katharine McPhee as Marilyn Monroe and telling your boyfriend/director that he's not that attractive and that he's bad in bed. And Ivy (Megan Hilty) got to experience the whole gamut of adverse reactions to the drug on Monday's (March 12) episode, "Chemistry," when she lost her voice.Much like the periodic table, the episode was filled with elements, none of which are intrinsically good or bad but simply harmful if used inappropriately (plutonium -- or Julia and Michael's relationship -- for example) and ones that are generally accepted as being all around positive for everyone (oxygen -- or Karen's rendition of "Shake It Out" -- let's say). But all of the elements together made for a cohesive -- if at times confusing -- episode.First,...



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