Smash: Season 1, Episode 13

Tech (30 Apr. 2012)

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The production has moved into the tech phase, with the first show in two days in Boston. Derek is already stressed with all he has to do to get the show ready, which is not helped by their ... See full summary »



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Ronald Strickland (as Isiah Whitlock)


The production has moved into the tech phase, with the first show in two days in Boston. Derek is already stressed with all he has to do to get the show ready, which is not helped by their leading man giving immediate notice since he got another job. The easiest thing to do would be to bring Michael Swift back. Although Julia is at home with Frank trying to repair their marriage, Michael back in the show may throw a wrench into those repairs. Julia and Eileen have a standoff on the issue, Julia who threatens to quit if Michael returns, while Eileen still figures that bringing Michael back is the path of least resistance unless Julia does make good on her promise. Derek and Rebecca seem to have a new professional understanding, which Ivy takes to mean that they are embarking on a personal relationship. Beyond the emotional loss if Derek is indeed carrying on with Rebecca, Ivy has to brace herself for whatever professional strategic loss that means specifically for this show. Meanwhile,... Written by Huggo

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Derek and Rebecca- A Professional in the Bedroom ***
1 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another opening, another show and the guy who is supposed to play Joe deserts the group for day-time soap opera television. In desperation, they have to bring back the lyricists partner in a love affair. This affects her deeply, but as the show has to go on, her husband and son, both on spring break, shall accompany her to Boston for the previews.

Speaking of affairs, our totally professional director, Derek Wills, is becoming more and more interested in Rebecca. Don't think that Ivy doesn't know this. I expect explosions from this, especially since the latter can be so emotionally unbalanced.

Karen really has it out with her beau. He had an affair! He now wants marriage. Career first.

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