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Smash "Previews" 5/7/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, May 8, 2012.

  1. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    We got to see the Marilyn death scene at the end. [cue the spoiler nazis.] :D

    But other than that, I'd be surprised if we saw any non-musical scenes of any significant length.

    The one possible exception I could see to that would be if there was something in the scene being performed that had some kind of parallel/relevance to something going on in the lives of the characters, such that the performance of that scene would drive one of the non-Bombshell plots.

    Much like the play performed during Hamlet.
     
  2. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Perhaps. Perhaps not. Hard to tell all the contrivances in this show.

    Speaking of which... Karen can't learn the songs to Bombshell but she has time to learn a gospel number for the church? :confused:
     
  3. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    I assumed that was so he could give Ellis a more emphatic warning about getting above himself with that "well somebody has to [produce this show]" crack. (Or maybe threaten him a bit; the bartender is a shady charactor after all)
     
  4. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    That was my first thought, that he was going to go rough him up a bit. But I abandoned that after 1) Angelica started singing, and 2) they didn't show us Ellis getting beat up, which is something that you know the showrunners know we would want to actually see. :)
     
  5. Eptiger

    Eptiger TiVo N00b

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    Regarding the original post in this thread: I thought the ending of the episode resolved the conflict between Julia and Tom? The both apologized and it seems like they'll be fine.


    I didn't read the threads for the last couple of episodes so this has probably been hashed out already, but I think Julia is totally in the wrong.I liked that the conflict was there because on one hand it's her fault and she really shouldn't let it hurt the whole production if everyone else believes in him (I personally only think he's alright in the musical), but but on the other hand she doesn't want it to ruin her marriage. She should've just gone to Frank immediately and talked it out with him and expressed her willingness to quit if he didn't want to come with her and keep an eye on Michael Swift.

    Speaking of which, I really hated that they had Michael hit on her again and then had her swooning for him again. It makes both of them look like weak people and, granted I haven't been in an affair before, I feel like she should be disgusted with him by now and have immediately pushed him off instead of leaning in. He got punched by Frank and said goodbye to Julia before in front of his family - how is he so fickle? I think at this point though, Julia could have him fired for sexual harassment, which I know we've decided already doesn't exist in their weird universe.

    Elton
     
  6. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I didn't get the impression that she was swooning for him again. I think that pause before she shoved him away was her being completely incredulous over his making that "we're about to kiss" face. It read to me like she was all "are you freaking kidding me?!" :)
     
  7. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

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    And she should tell her hubby what happened and how she handled it.
     
  8. Eptiger

    Eptiger TiVo N00b

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    I don't know, if I was her husband and I had already confronted Michael once about it, I think the second time I confront him would be significantly more painful for Michael. Though maybe then he'd be out of the play from the damage =P

    Elton
     
  9. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Her husband is a pathetic cuckold who didn't have the balls to leave the woman who cheated on him once and then years later did it again. I don't like the character, so I'll be happy when she cheats on him again.
     
  10. Eptiger

    Eptiger TiVo N00b

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    I think he only came back because of the son. Again, I have no experience with being cheated on but I think it'd be a tough situation for anyone. If there wasn't a child involved, I wouldn't make any effort to re-connect after that much infidelity.

    Elton
     
  11. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    The showrunner of Gossip Girl?
    A show which has vacuous cardboard caricatures of people running around and getting involved in unlikely and unrelateble situations.
    I can't see how that's going to mesh with Smash.
    (/sarcasm)


    I really thought that this episode was total crap.
    I don't care about the characters so all the melodrama with everyone sleeping with everyone else made no impression on me.

    The production issues made no impression on me either so all we had left were the performances.

    So, meh.
     
  12. WinBear

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    When it became clear they were all going to church after the ending flopped, I figured Julia would want to write a funeral scene so we get a big "Candle in the Wind" ending instead of the downer.
     

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