The latest episode of Smash, ‘The Song’, was all about people figuring out what they want, with Veronica, Jimmy, and Julia all coming to massive realizations over the course of the episode. Not all are profound revelations, of course, but all were a long time coming.
Veronica and Derek are busy putting on the show of a lifetime, not helped by the former’s momager, Cynthia. She’s the clichéd pushy parent who wants her daughter to be a star, but Veronica isn’t sure that she loves the business as much as she used to. Obviously, this is a musical show, so we didn’t see her quit singing, but she did realize that taking direction from Derek might be the best thing for her career. She’s no longer the good girl, and her performance certainly reflected that image change she was after all along.