Smash: Season 1, Episode 2

The Callback (13 Feb. 2012)

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Ivy and Karen learn that they are the final two auditionees standing for the role of Marilyn. After an excruciating four day delay, they learn that they are being called back for yet ... See full summary »



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Ivy and Karen learn that they are the final two auditionees standing for the role of Marilyn. After an excruciating four day delay, they learn that they are being called back for yet another audition instead of hearing the definitive news of if they got the part. In the lead up to that audition, Dennis, a dancer friend of Ivy's, acts as her unofficial spy in the enemy camp. And Karen makes a decision about her rehearsals that could jeopardize her relationship to Dev. Behind the scenes, Derek still believes Karen is the better candidate, as her freshness and inexperience will add the needed dimension into the role, while Tom is Ivy's biggest backer, believing she has the experience and vulnerability in her personality to carry off the part successfully. Julia is somewhat caught in the middle, she who wants to seem impartial. A personal move by one could sway the vote. Meanwhile, Julia and Frank receive some news about their adoption process which makes Frank reconsider, much to Julia ... Written by Huggo

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Vying for the Lead ****
18 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The dance routines via rehearsals is very well shown here.

At least when Karen and Ivy meet face to face, there are no fireworks by the two ladies who are up for the lead part in the Broadway musical based on Marilyn Monroe.

Shall the play go for Ivy with her perfection. After all, Monroe was a perfectionist, or should they choose Karen who is excellent, but green. As it is stated on the show, Marilyn started off quite green.

The sidebar story of the songwriter and her husband attempting and hesitating to adopt a child in China is done well.

Though a decision is made, I know that we haven't heard the last from the lady who didn't get the much sought after role.

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