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The Parents 

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Karen and Jimmy's first night together is cut short by the arrival of her father, in town for a conference. Beyond believing that Karen is in a sexual relationship with Derek, he can't get ... See full summary »

Director:

Tricia Brock

Writers:

Theresa Rebeck (creator), Jordon Nardino | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Messing ... Julia Houston
Jack Davenport ... Derek Wills
Katharine McPhee ... Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle ... Tom Levitt
Megan Hilty ... Ivy Lynn
Jeremy Jordan ... Jimmy Collins
Anjelica Huston ... Eileen Rand
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Sam Strickland
Krysta Rodriguez ... Ana Vargas
Andy Mientus ... Kyle Bishop
Bernadette Peters ... Leigh Conroy
Jesse L. Martin ... Scott Nichols
Dylan Baker ... Roger Cartwright
Jamey Sheridan ... Richard Francis
David Call ... Adam
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Storyline

Karen and Jimmy's first night together is cut short by the arrival of her father, in town for a conference. Beyond believing that Karen is in a sexual relationship with Derek, he can't get over the fact that she left "Bombshell", a Broadway show, for experimental theater. His demeanor toward Karen and the men in her life is based on this perspective. Specifically with Jimmy, he may not be able to outrun his past, which he'd rather forget, as he becomes more famous. Meanwhile, Ivy is having parent issues of her own, with her Broadway diva mother, Leigh Conroy, coming out of retirement to accept the role of Gladys, Norma Jean's mother, in "Bombshell". Ivy and Leigh's relationship during rehearsals surprises Tom, who isn't quite getting out of them what he wants. Julia tries too hard to mend her relationship with Scott, who in turn may have a condition to the reestablishment of their friendship. And Eileen and influential New York Times Arts Editor Richard Francis consider moving their ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Ivy mentions having been in a production of Into the Woods at a young age. Bernadette Peters, who plays Ivy's mother in Smash, starred in the original Broadway production of Into the Woods, playing the Witch. See more »

Goofs

When Julia is talking to Tom about her email to Scott, her glasses change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Derek Wills: [Jimmy finally slunk in] Oh, Mr. Collins, how lovely of you to grace us with your presence.
Jimmy Collins: Sorry I'm late.
Karen Cartwright: Hey.
Jimmy Collins: [seated at piano] Let's get started.
Derek Wills: Oh, we did already.
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Connections

References Gilmore Girls (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Hang the Moon
(uncredited)
Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Performed by Bernadette Peters
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