Smash s2 ep 13

A couple of days ago, I was – as I do more often than I like to admit – complaining about EFFING JIMMY again and wondering aloud why they didn’t sack him and give Sam his role in Hit List instead. Well! Next time I’m going to try wondering aloud about why they don’t hire me as a consultant on The Newsroom and let me kill Maggie off, because, whaddya know? Derek read my mind.

Of course, it took another episode of EFFING JIMMY behaving appallingly to get everyone – Karen, Kyle, everyone – on board but sabotaging an important photoshoot, messing up Derek’s sacred blocking and – the real kicker – “compromising Karen’s safety” finally got them there. Unlike all the other episodes where EFFING JIMMY is an insufferable ass, though, this was a great one; I really, really enjoyed it, possibly because all the other characters were as heartily and vocally over him as I was. And also because it was a relief to see Jack Davenport being my beloved Derek again after that unfortunate Breathless business. Karen, I don’t know what game you’re playing, but girl, if you’re stringing him along, I will FIND YOU.

The fun didn’t stop there either as even Ana got a chance to be awesome, and Hit List itself now looks amazing. “Gatsby” I’m less excited about, but at least, after the past couple of weeks of solid development of her character, the writers seem to have finally cracked the Julia conundrum. She’s suddenly sensible and likeable and I’m totally on her side, for once. Tom, however, can go F Scott Fitzgerald himself.

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4 thoughts on “Smash s2 ep 13

  1. CJ Cregg October 15, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/fictional-smash-musical-hit-list-will-get-real-life-debut/?_r=0

    Thanks to the Capt for pointing out the link! Am RIDICULOUSLY excited about this. Not that I will even be in the same country but maybe it’ll tour…. “I’m falling baby through the sky, through the sky……”

    On a tangent, I saw Ghost the Musical last week and the staging was very Hit List – lots of modern dance, minimal physical sets but loads of electronic effects etc. Almost like it was directed by Derek Wills himself. Hit List’s music was better though.

  2. Capt. Harold Dobey October 15, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    Some folk at work didn’t know/understand the concept of Ghost The Musical.

    I just sang the plot to some Bernstein-esque made up tunes. Apart from the fact that I thought President Fitz’s character was called Gary rather Carl, it was quite good.

    As this appears to be sold out I suppose there’s no point in renewing my passport at the moment.

    If the tour doesn’t get here, let’s check out the amdram rights because I’m caught in a storm…

  3. Tim November 4, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    Do you think Jimmy will have any remorse over his indirect role in the events leading up to >REDACTED<? I was so happy with this episode up until that point. I won't be singing and walking at the same time for a while, that's for sure.

    Go Derek!

  4. Kay20 April 22, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Good god. Just when I thought Jimmy couldn’t get any worse. Wish he was in Kyle’s place.

    Also – when did Tom turn into such a harpy? Julia’s side all the way.

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