"Smash" is dialing up the romance between Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) in "The Song."

In the exclusive preview above, Karen confronts an inebriated Jimmy in the alley. He's upset over rejection, but that's the nature of the business, according to Karen. Her pep talk seems to succeed ... in getting attention from his lips.

Here's how NBC describes the episode:

Derek (Jack Davenport) calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy’s (Jeremy Jordan) pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen (Katharine McPhee) orchestrates for him and Kyle (Andy Mientus). Peter (guest star Daniel Sunjata) challenges Julia’s (Debra Messing) pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother (guest star Sheryl Lee Ralph), as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for “Bombshell.” Christian Borle and Megan Hilty also star. Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Daniel Sunjata guest star.

"Smash" airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. on NBC.

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