It was a difficult hour for Ivy as "Smash" bid farewell to Tuesday nights. Starting April 6, the struggling drama is relocating to Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. But before the big move, Ivy got another shock to her system when she discovered who'd been hired to play Marilyn Monroe's mother in "Bombshell."
Bernadette Peters reprised her role as Ivy's mother, and her appearance was every bit as contentious as it was the first time. Ultimately, the two women were able to channel their own inner demons as mother and daughter to give a chilling duet in character, but the passion came at a price for Tom. It was Tom who'd made the decision to bring in Ivy's mother.
"You knew how hard it was going to be for me to work with the woman whose shadow I’ve spent my entire life trying to escape. And you still hired her, "Ivy told him. "We’re not friends. I work for you now, and that’s it."
PopBytles thought this was Ivy's most dramatic move yet, but it's probably the right one. In Broadway, as with all other businesses, it should be a boss-employee relationship. Entertainment Weekly found it a bittersweet moment from a bittersweet episode, referring to the show's move to the weekend.
"Smash" relocates to Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, starting April 6.
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