There were certainly some major developments with all three major musical productions on "Smash." Ivy kept playing it straight with her kooky co-star, Terrence, and he loved the straight talk. So much that he agreed to revamp and possibly save their production. Meanwhile, "Bombshell" took a hit when Eileen agreed with Jerry about the book they should use. It all became too much for Derek, who finally quit the production.
"You wanna direct this show so much, well now’s your chance. Because I’m done," Derek shouted to Tom, who'd changed the production of one number in an effort to save it. Ironically, that's exactly what happened as Eileen tapped Tom to take over as director. She'd also found out Jerry had worked with Ellis to undermine her, so the next step is to get rid of Jerry.
The "I quit" moment made HuffPost's weekly list of "Smash" eyerolls, but Buddy TV was on board with the dramatic moment. They called it the best non-musical moment of the season so far.
Quitting opened up Derek's schedule, and he found himself drawn to Jimmy and Kyle's underground piece. Karen goes against Jerry's orders to perform in it, which is enough to get the duo noticed by a producer. At that moment, Derek signs on to direct. Karen, though, is still tied to "Bombshell." Which way will she go?
Find out as "Smash" continues on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.
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