'Smash': If 'Marilyn' needs a star, what does 'Smash' need?


Monday's (March 26) episode of "Smash" ventured into bizarre territory with Derek (Jack Davenport) and his "Matrix" coat going behind Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom's (Christian Borle) backs with Eileen (Anjelica Huston) to produce a modern-day, techno-driven version of "Marilyn," complete with Karen (Katharine McPhee) writhing around on a bed and providing the vocals while OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder provides the tunes. But the secretive "Thoroughly Modern Marilyn" reimagining of the musical after potential investors' cool reception to the workshop wasn't the only baffling element in the episode -- the first since NBC announced that "Smash" had been renewed for a second season.Other head-scratchers from "The Coup":Eileen's daughter, Katie (Grace Gummer), sweeping into her mom's life for the day to remind her of the true meaning of Christmas creating a Broadway show, hold a summit between her parents to settle their financial differences, and redecorate her mom's new pad before heading off to Alaska to count...



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