Smash: Season 1, Episode 8

The Coup (26 Mar. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Musical
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It's been two days since the workshop was presented to potential investors. Since, Derek and Eileen have gone into relative hiding, not responding to any left messages. Is silence a good ... See full summary »

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It's been two days since the workshop was presented to potential investors. Since, Derek and Eileen have gone into relative hiding, not responding to any left messages. Is silence a good thing for those involved in the show? There is one person who does know his fate regarding the show. One other person has heard from the producing/directing team. Derek asks Karen to prepare and present some new music without telling anyone, but most specifically Tom and Julia, about what she's doing until it is presented. Karen is concerned about the secrecy revolving around this request. She is still equally as concerned about Dev's relationship with R.J., which grows if only because of his on-going battle for the press secretary job. Back with the show, Ellis, does whatever he can to find out what's going on. What he sees he is more than willing to divulge to those who he feels should know, but what he sees also influences what he wants to do to further his career. Although she does care that she ... Written by Huggo

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Backstabbing At Its Best ***1/2
28 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode really makes you begin to think if Ivy will wind up as Marilyn Monroe did.

The songwriters are kept in the dark about revamping the show to depict the dark side of Marilyn's life. When Ivy's nemesis, Karen, is given the big song to sing, it's a signal that change is certainly in the air.

Ellis proves that he is definitely the African-American "yenta" to contend with.

The Anjelica Huston character must come to grips when her daughter pays a surprise visit. The daughter really lets her parents have it. Imagine, being given $3 million dollars by her father placed into a trust fund ticks her off. Why? Mother is being deprived of the money.

Karen sings her heart out and Dexter tells Ivy that they are now looking for a major star to play Miss Monroe. The coming attraction for the next show doesn't show Ivy at her best. Is this her downfall?


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