Smash: Season 2, Episode 14

The Phenomenon (4 May 2013)

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The teams and individuals at both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" are going about their regular routines, both with regard to their respective shows and with their interpersonal relationships. ... See full summary »



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The teams and individuals at both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" are going about their regular routines, both with regard to their respective shows and with their interpersonal relationships. This business includes Tom taking legal measures to dissolve his partnership with Julia, much to her ire, and Karen contemplating beginning a sexual relationship with Derek following her fall-out with Jimmy. But all comes to a screeching halt with the news of Kyle's death, he who was struck by a car. The team at "Hit List" is particularly hard hit by the news. The one person who isn't yet is Jimmy, who is no where to be found. However, Derek and Scott have to figure out what to do about this evening's show. Julia wants to do something special to remember Kyle which she hopes will be supported by the Broadway community despite Kyle not yet having done anything on Broadway. But Kyle's death has an unintended result, which is helped along by Jerry, much to Eileen's chagrin. Written by Huggo

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Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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Phenomenon-Tragedy Almost Brings Out the Best in People ****
5 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A hush falls on the casts of "Hit List," and "Bombshell," when Kyle is struck and killed by a car. He was on his way to see Jimmy when tragedy struck.

Everyone, in a state of shock, is rather subdued by all this. Notice how the usual feisty and excitable Derrick calms down, and Ivy shows a maturity never seen before.

For once, we're hearing that the show cannot go on, but public sentiment and some chicanery play a role in the entertainers performing a memorial like presentation with Jimmy coming on to do the part that Derek had previously fired him for.

Only Eileen's publicist is still concerned with the Tony Awards and her ex-husband's surprise by the end of the episode still proves that people will exploit anything to gain revenge and pursue financial advantages.

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