'Smash,' Season 1, Episode 11, 'Understudy': TV Recap. This week we get to meet Uma Thurman! Her entrance isn't as good as Bernadette Peters' was...in fact she doesn't even make an entrance til the last minute of the show; Ms. Duvall is stuck in Cuba. The investors are quite antsy. Meanwhile we get a Tom/Julia storyline that doesn't really work, a Karen/Dev storyline that does work, oh and some more Dev/Derek interaction. Also, there's more to bartender Nick than meets the eye.