Smash (2012–2013): Season 1, Episode 14 - Smash - full transcript

In the lead up to tonight's first preview of three in a row in Boston, many things going on behind the scenes are preoccupying the minds of the cast and creative team. Julia has returned from her hiatus, but is not talking to Tom, who she believes should have stuck up for her in demanding that Michael not return to the show. Frank and Leo accompany her for support, and to ensure that Michael, who Julia avoids at all cost, does not move in on Julia himself. While Derek told Ivy only three days earlier that he loves her and she now learns that he is sleeping with Rebecca, Ivy looks to another man for emotional support through sex, that man being Dev. Karen is in emotional limbo herself after telling Dev that she can't marry him right now, and in turn he not returning her several messages. But the first preview does happen, and like most previews, the entire team has some work to do following. One major incident happens at the end of the preview which causes Eileen to fume, leads to Tom and Julia, who still aren't talking to each other, needing to rewrite the ending, and causes Rebecca to have a crisis of faith in herself. Over the next day as many of the pre-preview issues try to work themselves out, some rogue peanuts and a little bit of religion thrown in courtesy of Sam's family's church may add a little perspective to the proceedings.

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♪ Mr. director ♪

- Dev?
- Will you marry me?

I got a pilot.

- Hang on!
- Pilot?

My leading man
has left the show?

Get me Michael Swift's
availability now.

You tell them,
if he comes to Boston, I'm out.

- Bloody hell.
- I'm nervous.

You don't help me.
You don't talk to me!

Ellis, can you
handle this, please?

- I have everything on the line.
- So do I!

- My name's Dev.
- Ivy.

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Derek is doing it
with the movie star?

Where did you hear this?
Ivy told me.

- Was she sure?
- Morning.

Yeah, so...

- Where is she?
- Who knows?

Dev and I got into
a huge fight last night,

and he left town
and went to New York,

and he's not texting me.

I can't find my phone.
Can you call Ivy?

She was really drunk
last night,

and she has no room
to make any mistakes at all

after what happened
at heaven on earth.

No, no, no, no,
that's mine.

- Hello?
- Ivy, how are you?

Who... I'm sorry,
who is this?

It's Jessica.
Where are you?

Derek is about
to start notes.

Hi, Jessica.

I'll be there in 30 minutes.
He won't even notice.

I-I'm not going
to tell anybody.

I'm not telling anybody.

Relax, mom, they're lucky
you came back at all.

If you feel uncomfortable,
just call me.

- Julia.
- Hi.

- Welcome to Boston.
- Thanks.

We'll go in with you
if you want.

No, I'm good.

Okay, am I the only one
who enjoyed that?

Yeah, I think maybe you are.
You're gonna be okay?

Once I kill Tom,
I should be fine.

Yeah, I needed
those costumes yesterday.

Okay, thanks.

Hi, Julia.

It's nice to see you.

Looking good.

You're here.
You came.

I came, but I'm not
speaking with you.


But you came.

You need me?

I just had a few notes
I wanted to go over...

- About that follow light.
- Follow spot.

You're adorable.

So you didn't think
you had enough on your hands.

Ivy, Julia, Michael Swift,
first preview tonight.

I have to make sure Rebecca
has everything she needs.

If this blows up
in any way, Derek,

I'll strangle you.

Here comes Ivy.
How are you?

- Just slept in.
- Nobody noticed.

They haven't started
notes yet either, so...

Where's Derek?

He just
went backstage.

You okay?

Please don't be nice
to me right now.

I mean it, I really will
fall apart if you're nice to me.

Okay, well,
I just hope you know

I had no idea what
was going on with them.

Don't worry, Karen.

It's not your fault,
I know.

Always happens.

You go out of town,
and all hell breaks loose.

- Yeah.
- So true.

I'm not even kidding.

You have to talk
to me eventually.

- I don't, actually.
- Yes, you do.

Tom, it's been
five minutes.

And you're talking
to me already, see?

Okay, all right,

listen up, please.
We have a lot to do today.

Now, I don't want anyone
living in a fool's paradise,

but I would say
we're in pretty good shape

for our first preview

All right, all right.

You know
I hate enthusiasm.

Very funny.

Hello, my darling.

Okay, we're gonna
bounce around

a little bit
on the notes today,

of which I have
a significant number,

but as you all know,

Michael Swift
rejoined us yesterday

as Mr. DiMaggio.


Now he's gonna have a lot
of catching up to do,

so we'll start
with the DiMaggio numbers

and your favorite and mine,
History is made at night.

All right, people,
let's move please.

We've got
a lot to do

and very little time
to do it in.

No costumes,
just the blocking.

- Thank you.
- Come on, lady.


Are you okay?

- Fine.
- You don't seem fine.

Are you sleeping
with Derek?

Excuse me?

I'm sorry,
are you interested in him?

No. It's just,
Ivy's been seeing him,

so I'm surprised.

I didn't know.

Which one's Ivy again?

You know what?
It doesn't matter.

I just didn't want
anyone to get hurt.

Well, then let's get out
of show business then, Karen.


I'm gonna watch
from the mezzanine.

I'll see you at interval.
Break a leg.


You came.

That's a nice welcome.

- What happened?
- I had a bit of an altercation.

I don't want
to know, do I?

Where do I sit?

With the producer.

Come on, Dev,
pick up.

Karen, it's your first
real curtain.

I know, I just...

Dev went back to New York,
and I can't reach him.

Come on, the one thing
you can't do is miss your cue.

♪ Fade in
on a girl ♪

- So far, so good.
- It just started.

♪ And a face
and a name ♪

♪ To remember ♪

♪ The past fades away ♪

♪ Because
as of this day ♪

♪ Norma Jean's gone ♪

♪ She's moving on ♪

♪ The 20th Century
Fox mambo ♪

Dev, where are you?


Nothing, no.

I did not expect that
to go so well.

- Yeah.
- That was fierce.

47, go.

♪ Book the nearest
bridal suite ♪

♪ One room
will suit us fine ♪

♪ For the desk clerk
that we meet ♪

♪ The only autograph ♪

She's sitting
too far away from him.

She's out of the light.

♪ Mr. and Mrs. Smith ♪

♪ Simply the folks
next door ♪

♪ People without
a single clue what ♪

♪ An agent or grip is for ♪

He puts his hand out
way too late,

so I'm out there
flailing around.

- I'm sure nobody noticed.
- Thank you.

I looked like an idiot.

I mean, is that
why we rehearsed today,

so he could
hang me out to dry?

♪ When you stop
bringing in the loot ♪

♪ We'll go back
to the vine ♪

♪ Tomatoes like you
they all wither and die ♪

♪ My powers though
will never be diminished ♪

♪ So don't bring me
to my boiling point ♪

♪ You're just a broad
I own the joint ♪

♪ I'm in control
you're just a face ♪

♪ Allow me to cut
to the chase ♪

♪ I'll make
another movie star ♪

♪ Could someone
light my damn cigar? ♪

♪ And then say yes
'cause yes, men ♪

♪ I'm finished ♪

Okay, get me
some new girls.

Bring on the tomatoes...

Heirloom, cherry, plum.

♪ You ask me,
how far will I go ♪

♪ You ask me
what I wouldn't do ♪

♪ For the sight
of my name ♪

♪ As it fills
every frame ♪

♪ Yes, I want to be
more than a flash ♪

♪ I ask you,
what lies should I tell ♪

♪ I tell you
I'm willing to learn ♪

♪ So enroll me
in school ♪

♪ In your kidney-shaped pool ♪

♪ In a two-piece
I make ♪

♪ Quite a splash ♪

♪ 'Cause I wanna be
a smash ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Yes, I wanna be
a hit and run ♪

♪ Till I've won
every heart ♪

♪ Be a queen
to each king ♪

♪ Or mechanic ♪

♪ Plus you,
Mr. Zanuck ♪

♪ But first, mister ♪

♪ You have
to give me the part ♪

♪ I know all the tricks
of the trade ♪

♪ I've even
invented a few ♪

♪ Now your interest
is mounting ♪

♪ And soon
we'll be counting ♪

♪ The lights ♪
♪ and the nights ♪

♪ And the cash ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm gonna be a ♪

♪ Smash! ♪

♪ Yes, I'm gonna be
a smash ♪

♪ Smash ♪

he's okay.

- How are you?
- I'm fine.

You're not.

You were really good.

So were you.

♪ Something ♪

♪ Secondhand
and broken ♪

♪ Still can make
a pretty sound ♪

Come on, come over.

I just need
a little company.

We don't have
to do anything...

Just talk.

I like to talk.

People don't talk enough.

Or they talk too much.

They just don't listen.


I understand.

Just hold
a good thought for me.

♪ I still have ♪

♪ Something ♪

♪ Beautiful ♪

♪ To give ♪

Why aren't they applauding?
They're not applauding.

First preview,
something big always goes wrong.

- Like no applause?
- Yeah, like that.

- Dev!
- Dev.

See you later, Karen.

Ii thought you went
back to New York.

I've been texting you
all night.

I'm sorry.
I just needed a bit of space.

I was so worried.

I'm sorry, Karen.

No, I'm sorry.
I-I was such a jerk.

- No, no, no, you weren't.
- I was.

I so overreacted.
I trust you, I do.

Ivy. Ivy,
this is my boyfriend, Dev.

You guys have never met.

The famous Dev.

Nice to meet you, Ivy.

You can't end a musical
with a suicide.

But that's what she did.
She killed herself.

There's a lot of theories
about what she did.

I thought
you wanted it darker.

I want it to work,
darling, all right?

What if she had a reunion
with her younger self?

What if Norma Jean
came to visit her?

They did that in
the HBO movie, didn't they?

- Ashley Judd.
- You saw that?

I saw everything.
And you know what?

In everything, she dies.

Well, maybe she did,

but Bombshell is
going to run forever,

and every night, that audience
is going to rise to its feet

in a standing ovation.

Now, this is
a three-performance weekend,

and we're gonna need
that new ending

by Monday morning,
and that's all there is to it.

She died!

She's really never been
this mad at me.

You guys are
like a married couple.

You'll work it out.

I'm not so sure.

What are you doing
this weekend?

Writing a song,
I hope.

Come to church with me.

What happens
in church?

People sing and pray.
It's not news, Tom.

I'm Jewish.

Jews sing and pray.

Jews don't sing and pray.
We complain and eat.

Well, complain and eat
with God on Sunday.


It's not
just the ending,

although, hello,
it's a problem.

Well, sometimes
Julia likes to take her time.

She's not...

The real problem
is Rebecca.

I think she's pretty good
and appealing as hell.

Yeah, but she's not landing
any of the numbers.

I mean, honestly,
I don't know how

Derek's gonna
get her there.

Are you directing now, Ellis?

I'm producing.
Somebody has to.

take a powder.

A what?

I think you need
some rest, Ellis.


That used to be me, you know,
insane with worry.

- What happened?
- You.

I'm gonna make sure
he has a ride home.

- I love this song.
- Me too.

You know it?...

When I met a young man
courting the girls,

I played me
a waiting game.

I first would refuse him
with tossing curls

and let the old earth
take a couple of whirls

till he plied me with tears
in lieu of pearls.

And as time came around,
he came my way.

As time came around,
he came.

♪ Oh, it's a long,
long while ♪

♪ From May
to December ♪

♪ But the days
grow short ♪

♪ When you reach September ♪

♪ When the autumn weather ♪

♪ Turns the leaves
to flame ♪

♪ One hasn't got time ♪

♪ For the waiting game ♪

♪ Oh, the days
dwindle down ♪

♪ To a precious few ♪

♪ September ♪

♪ November ♪

♪ And these
few precious days ♪

♪ I'll spend with you ♪

♪ These precious days ♪

♪ I'll spend ♪

♪ With you ♪

Do you remember
when we met?

How can I forget?

That pub in London.

Couldn't take
my eyes off you.

I couldn't take
my eyes off you.

I hadn't even heard
you sing.

I just thought...

We have time.

We could practice
some like it hot.

Don't you have to go
to rehearsal?

- I don't have to be there
till 12:00.


I should
never have come.

You asked me not to.
I'm glad you came.

I told you
last night.

- You asked for more space.
- Yeah, but I...

I got it.

I love you.

And I don't care
about R.J.

I mean, I do,

but it's been so crazy
being up here.

And if she ended up
ruining our relationship,

that would be really just...
Stupid, wouldn't it?

When you left...

It scared me...

So much
that I might lose you.

You won't lose me.

So can we get married?

Is the offer
still on the table?

No "whoa"!

Don't say "whoa" to me.
Go get that ring.

You didn't give it to someone
else already, did you?

I... I left it
in New York.

I didn't think
I was gonna need it again.

Well, you do need it

because you have
to ask me again.


Will you marry me?



Yeah, this'll work.

You're early.

The ensemble's not due in
for a couple of hours.

Sometimes I like
to be early.

So were you just not
going to say goodbye?

Three days ago,
you told me you loved me.

And that was the last time
you spoke to me,

other than
to say "places, please,"

and "stay out of my way",

I'm about to have sex
with a movie star."


Rebecca needs
my attention,

and I'm giving it to her.

Is there
any other approach?

Is that all
this is to you?

We're opening a show,

and you and I
are professionals.


Yeah, we are.

That's why
we do well together.

No one applauded.

No, I'm not
speaking metaphorically.

I'm speaking literally.

I died out there.

I'm alone
in Boston dying.

I, I've got to go.


My shrink.

He takes all my calls.
All of them.

That's how crazy I am.

It wasn't your fault
that they didn't applaud.

I'm the star, Karen.
It's all my fault.

Nobody thinks that.

Everyone thinks it.

And it's true.

If it weren't true,
you'd be Marilyn, wouldn't you?

I don't know.

Sure you do.

There's always someone
coming up the back of you.

Marilyn knew it.

Nearly drove her crazy
in the end.

Look, it was
the first preview.

I mean,
everybody says that

that's what happens
during previews.

I mean, that's what previews
are for, so that...

Things can go wrong.

Rebecca, you okay?

My God, Rebecca?
Can you breathe?

My God, hello?
Somebody help!

I need some...
Call somebody, you guys!

Okay, everyone, can I have
your attention, please?

Okay, obviously we're not going
to be doing the show tonight.

Rebecca's in the hospital,
but she's going to be fine.

The doctors say she had
a severe allergic reaction

to some peanuts,
but she's been sedated.

And apparently,
she'll make a full recovery.

Now we've also decided
to cancel tomorrow's shows.

That's a big decision,

but there's work we need
to do on the ending.

So don't leave town.
No tweeting.

Keep your cell phones on.
This is a moving target.

I'm going to church tomorrow
to say a prayer.


That sounds really nice.
I'll go.

Maybe I will too.
I could use a little faith.

Me too.

What's going on?
Is she all right?

Do you know
how careful she is?

She would never
accidentally ingest

anything with even
a trace of peanuts in it.

Well, apparently,
something got by her.

No, this was deliberate.

What are you, Miss Marple?

- This is serious.
- I'm sorry.

I understand, but let's just
wait till she feels better,

and find out
what she thinks, really.

Yeah, well,
I wouldn't put it past Ivy.

Karen was there.
Maybe they did it together.

Excuse me?

I'm kidding, Tom.

Look, I'll go to the hospital
when she wakes up, all right?

Well, I'll put in a call
to the local press,

try and keep
a lid on it.

What about New York?
This is gonna be catnip to them.

I'll deal
with them too.

Meanwhile, this thing's
costing us a fortune.

You two need to concentrate
on that new ending.

Let's not waste
any time, all right?

Okay, can we slow
this train down?

What if she
doesn't recover in time?

You know that
you're all thinking it.

What happens to the show?

Karen has had
no time on that stage.

Ivy... knows it.

That's just a fact.
She knows it.

We'll talk about it later.

Go to work
on that song.

I'm thinking.

Rebecca's going
to be fine.

Unless she's not.

Even if she's not,
I'm not the understudy.

But you know it.

I'll see you guys
in a minute.

- Where you going?
- Get more beers.

- Thank you for coming.
- What do you want?

Is this wise?

I think I may have
left something in your room...

A ring.

Well, what kind of ring?

Are you gonna ask her
to marry you?

It's none of your business.


- Yeah, I'll look for it.
- Thank you.

I'll never be ready.

When will they let
you know?

First of all, Rebecca's
probably going to be fine.

And second, Ivy...
Ivy knows it better than I do.

You're the understudy.

No, they don't
rehearse understudies

until after previews.

Aside from that week
when Rebecca was late,

I haven't done it,
and I'm totally unprepared.

Rebecca's probably
coming back.

I want her to come back.
I want her...

To be okay.

I don't know
what I want.

♪ Al Capone is a buddy of mine ♪

♪ He's my big shot Valentine ♪

♪ Let's be bad ♪

♪ Don't wanna
be boring ♪

♪ The 20s
are roar... ♪


W-we have to talk.

I don't have time.
I have to go,

and I've got
to meet with Tom.

I'm sorry.

I really...
I can't talk to you.

I came here for you.

Michael, we agreed...

I know what we agreed,
and I meant it,

but I knew
when they sent for me,

I-I knew you would never
have done that if you weren't...

A-and you just
keep ignoring me?

Michael, no.

No, no, no, no.

I didn't want you here.

I didn't want you here.
I told everyone.

I was ready to walk away
from the show

when I heard
you were doing it.

The only reason I'm here
is because Frank and Leo...

I can't talk to you
about this.

I was right.
I can't even talk to you...

Why not?

I could kill you.

Look, if we put
our minds together,

we can figure it out.

The rest of the show
works beautifully,

Rebecca's fine.

I'm not talking
about the stupid show.

Do you know who
tried to kiss me just now?

Go ahead.
Take a guess.

- He didn't.
- Why?

Why did you let them
steamroll you?

Why did... why did you
agree to this?

They couldn't have
outvoted both of us.

they weren't allowed to.

If we had stuck together,
this couldn't have happened.

Hiring him was
the right thing to do, Julia.

You cannot blame me
for this.

- We needed an actor fast...
- Not this one.

I'm sorry,
but not this one!

You put the show so far ahead
of me and my family,

I may not be able
to save it.

You did that.

I tried to tell you
so many times

not to risk
your amazing family for...

- What?
- I made a mistake.

I made
a terrible mistake.

I am trying to fix it,
and you...

- You cannot blame me for this.
- I am blaming you.

I stood by you.

I didn't condemn you,
and I didn't cut you off

because I love you.

And I tried to be there
for you through all of it.

But I couldn't support you
in this.

I couldn't.

And that is not my fault.

Nothing's ever
your fault, Tom.

It's not, Tom.

You're so righteous.

I love that
about you.

And you're so kind,

and we're such
a team...

Except we're not, are we?

We're not a team.

Because the show is
more important than all of us.


It sounds so weird.

We're not a team.

I'm going back
to the hotel.

I'm going back to see my family.

Everyone will
get their song.

The stupid song
will be finished!

It's official.

The lady Duvall
is coming back.

- Where did you hear that?
- It's the company hotline.

- We have a hotline?
- Really?

What does it matter anyway?
You can never find your phone.

- Can I borrow yours?
- My God.

Thank you.

Are you okay?

I'm relieved.
Rebecca's great.

She's gonna be great.

I can't get on
that stage with no rehearsal.

- Would have been impossible.
- You'll get your shot.

Though I have more
important things to think about.


Did you check the hotline?

- Yeah. A vodka soda.
- Two.

And you know what?
Let's do some shots.

- Yes!
- Yes, please.

- Let's.
- Yes, please.

I've known Ivy
for a while, right?

Yeah, Sam and I
go way back.

Great to see you
here too, Tom.

I'm happy
to be here.

You look gorgeous,

Thank you, baby.

We get to hear you
sing today, Sam.

This has been our church
since Sam was in kindergarten.

- Mom.
- He had a beautiful voice,

- even when he was five years old.
- Mom, mom.

- It's true, it's true.
- Thank you.


I have spent more time
with your parents

than I have any boyfriend's
parents in my whole life.

I wouldn't be proud
of that, Tom.

- You made it!
- Barely.

Is it okay to be
hung over in church?

You wouldn't be
the first. Enjoy.

- Morning.
- Morning.

There they go.

This is
my boyfriend, Dev.

- Yeah, hi, Sam.
- Hello.

Hi. Tom.
Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you too.

Well, say hi, Ivy.

Hi, Dev.

Hello, Ivy.

I'm so glad
you organized this.

I love church.

You remember,
I'm gonna make you sing.

Hope that's okay.
She promised.

I think
I can handle that.

- You too, Ivy.
- I'm gonna sit this one out.

Hi, Karen.
Hi, Dev.

- Julia.
- Ivy. Hi, Sam.

So glad you made it.

- Hi, Tom.
- Hi.

We should head in.

Do you know how hard it was
to convince her to come?

Thank you.

Anybody else?

Tell me you didn't
invite Derek.

He's gonna burst
into flames, you know.

Just wait.

And when I go through
my trials and my tribulations,

I still go to church,
and I give him the praise.

And that makes the devil mad.

- So praise him.
- Yes!

Let's stand
with the Lord.

- And say "I..."
- I.


♪ What do you do ♪

♪ When you've done
all you can ♪

♪ And it seems like
you can't make it through? ♪

♪ And what do you say ♪

♪ When your friends
turn away? ♪

♪ You're alone ♪

♪ Tell me
what do you give ♪

♪ When you've
given your all? ♪

♪ And it seems like
you can't make it through ♪

♪ Well, you just stand ♪

♪ When there's nothing
left to do ♪

♪ You just stand ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ Watch the Lord
see you through ♪

♪ Yes, after you've done
all you can ♪

♪ You just stand ♪

♪ Tell me
what do you do ♪

♪ When you've
given your all ♪

♪ And it seems
it seems ♪

♪ Like you can't
make it through ♪

♪ Well, you just stand ♪

♪ Just stand ♪

♪ When there's nothing
left to do ♪

♪ You just stand ♪

♪ Watch the Lord
see you through ♪

♪ Yes, after you've done
all you can ♪

♪ You just stand ♪

♪ Stand and be sure ♪
♪ and be sure ♪

♪ And be not entangled ♪

♪ In bondage again ♪

♪ You just stand ♪

♪ Stand and endure ♪

♪ And endure ♪

♪ God has a purpose ♪

♪ God has a plan
tell me ♪

♪ What do you do ♪

♪ When you've done
all you can ♪

♪ And it seems like
you can't make it through ♪

♪ Child, you just ♪

♪ Through the storm ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ Through the rain ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ Through the hurt ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ I'll stand
through the pain ♪

♪ You just ♪

♪ I'll hold on ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ I'll be strong ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ God will step in ♪
♪ stand ♪

♪ It won't be long ♪

♪ You just ♪

♪ After you've done
all you can ♪

♪ You just
stand ♪

We're coming to the play
next weekend.

I'll get you comps.

Is Rebecca Duvall
going to be back?

- Actually, she is.
- Wonderful.

All right, mom.
Love you.

- Love you too.
- Sir.

- Bye.
- Pop.


Go talk to her.

You must be
so pleased with yourself.

It's all
God's doing, Tom.

Yeah, I feel pretty smart.

Maybe Marilyn should
go to church at the end.

Not a bad idea.

I think I've got
a better one.

- You do?
- I think so.


I'm sorry.



Here you are.

- Boy.
- That was crazy, right?


You know,
it was gorgeous, actually.

It's always gorgeous
when you sing.

You okay?

There's something
I need to tell you.


It's Rebecca.
I have to... I'm sorry.


Those peanuts,
they get me every time.

How did this happen?
You're so careful.

I know.

Randall thinks somebody
did it on purpose.

Do you think that?

I do, actually.

It was in the smoothie.
I could taste it.

- Yeah, but I...
- I know.

- I drank it anyway.
- Why?

I was scared.

I've never been
so scared in my life.

I'm not going back
into the show.

What? No,
you have to.

No, I don't.

I so don't.

You're my understudy.
Why aren't you applauding?

Well, I don't know,
I mean, maybe I'm...

I'm not as ambitious
as everybody else apparently is.

Well, maybe
you should be.

Might as well be you.

Okay, so she is
gonna be okay.

She's gonna be fine
in about a week or so.

But she's not coming back
to the show.

- No.
- And it was deliberate?

Well, apparently someone
put peanuts in her smoothie.

- Stop it.
- You're kidding.

Do they have
any idea who did it?

- She doesn't want to know.
- Anyway, it's not the question.

The real question is,
who's going to play Marilyn?

- Poor Rebecca.
- I don't know.