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Smash Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

17 Episodes 2013 - 2013

The second and final season of the musical drama sees "Bombshell" facing difficulties as its creative team prepares to mount the musical on Broadway, particularly when producer Eileen (Anjelica Huston) is ousted after authorities learn that she financed the show illegally. To complicate matters, "Bombshell" is also facing tough competition from another new musical called "Hit List," written by newcomers Kyle (Andy Mientus) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), who were discovered by Karen (Katharine McPhee). Memorable guest spots include Jennifer Hudson and Jesse L. Martin, who both have multi-episode story arcs. Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle and Megan Hilty also star.

Episode 1

On Broadway

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 60 mins

"Bombshell" runs into financial trouble that threatens the production. Meanwhile, Karen is mentored by a Broadway star and discovers a new artist in an unexpected place; and Julia faces a personal crisis with her husband.

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Episode 2

The Fallout

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 60 mins

Eileen crashes a gala hosted by the American Theater Wing and has Ivy sing at it. Meanwhile, Derek is fired from "The Wiz" after some dancers accuse him of sexual harassment; and Karen tries to get Jimmy to share his songs with her.

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Episode 3

The Dramaturg

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 60 mins

Tom and Julia must work with an unwanted collaborator. Meanwhile, Derek tries to win over Ronnie; Jimmy and Kyle get ready to present their work; and an old pal helps Ivy move forward.

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Episode 4

The Song

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 60 mins

Jimmy's ego may sabotage a big opportunity for him and Kyle. Meanwhile, Ronnie has a difficult time dealing with her domineering mom; and the stakes are high for "Bombshell" as Eileen faces an ethical dilemma.

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Episode 5

The Read-Through

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 60 mins

Tom informs Julia that he has doubts about Peter, which intensifies Julia's concerns. Meanwhile, the first reading for "Hit List" takes place; Ivy's hopes are dashed when she meets her new costar; and Karen is unsure if she can place her trust in Jimmy.

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Episode 6

The Fringe

Tue, Mar 12, 2013 60 mins

Derek and Karen reach a turning point, so one of them makes a tough decision. Meanwhile, problems emerge in Jerry and Eileen's partnership; complications arise at the "Hit List" debut at the Fringe Festival; and Ivy attempts to save her and Terry's show.

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Episode 7

Musical Chairs

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 60 mins

Karen, Tom, Julia and Derek adapt to a new environment, where clashes arise. Meanwhile, pressure mounts at "Liaisons"; and Katie's assistance leads Eileen to discover how to salvage "Bombshell."

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Episode 8

The Bells and Whistles

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 60 mins

Ivy brings Sam back to New York City, making things uncomfortable for Tom. Elsewhere, Jimmy finds himself at odds with Derek regarding "Hit List"; and Ana and Karen struggle with being assertive.

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Episode 9

The Parents

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 59 mins

Tom tries to eases the tension between Leigh and Ivy when Leigh is cast in "Bombshell." Meanwhile, Jimmy and Karen's bond is tested; and as the public gets a taste of "Hit List," Derek uncovers information concerning Jimmy's background.

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Episode 10

The Surprise Party

Sat, Apr 6, 2013 60 mins

Tom's plans for Ivy's party include a surprise guest: Liza Minnelli. Elsewhere, the tension among Karen, Jimmy and Derek intensifies; Richard wants Eileen to spend less time working; and Julia is unexpectedly pulled away from "Bombshell."

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Episode 11

The Dress Rehearsal

Sat, Apr 13, 2013 60 mins

Tom's overeagerness may hurt "Bombshell" as he and Julia prepare the show for previews. Meanwhile, Ivy has an on-stage blunder, which leads her to make an important decision; and Karen begins to question Derek's true motives.

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Episode 12

Opening Night

Sat, Apr 20, 2013 60 mins

"Bombshell" has its opening night, and a jittery Ivy gets some unexpected encouragement. Meanwhile, Tom and Julia set their sights on a new project; Jimmy shares details about his background with Karen; and Eileen's issues with Richard cause problems.

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Episode 13

The Producers

Sat, Apr 27, 2013 60 mins

Jimmy gets destructive and jeopardizes "Hit List," so Derek, Ana and Kyle try to get him to refocus. Elsewhere, Tom and Julia consider ending their partnership as the "Bombshell" cast and crew go into overdrive to make the show a success.

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Episode 14

The Phenomenon

Sat, May 4, 2013 60 mins

A surprising incident occurs and connects "Bombshell" and "Hit List."

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Episode 15

The Transfer

Sat, May 11, 2013 60 mins

A tribute night is held to honor Tom and Julia's work, which pleases Tom, but Julia appears to be preoccupied with "Hit List." Elsewhere, Ivy is hesitant to perform a risqué number; and the cast of "Hit List" deal with a devastating betrayal.

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Episode 16

The Nominations

Sun, May 26, 2013 60 mins

Tom crosses a Tony voter; Ivy deals with troubling news; Derek's past affects everyone involved with "Hit List."

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Episode 17

The Tonys

Sun, May 26, 2013 60 mins

The Tony Awards take place in the Season 2 finale, and everyone eagerly awaits the results.

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