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 ...
Did You Know?
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
When Julia is talking to Tom about her email to Scott, her glasses change between shots. See more
[Jimmy finally slunk in
Oh, Mr. Collins, how lovely of you to grace us with your presence.
Sorry I'm late.
[seated at piano
Let's get started.
Oh, we did already.
References Gilmore Girls
Hang the Moon
Written by Marc Shaiman
& Scott Wittman
Performed by Bernadette Peters See more