Smash, the show we all (okay, a few of us, according to last night’s ratings) love to hate watch, is back! Now, we wouldn’t DARE to try to fully recap this show because our heroes over at Vulture do it so damn well. What we ARE good at here at Head Over Feels is expressing our thoughts through gifs. And so without further ado…let’s #SmashBash!
Opening Number. Say what you want about Smash, but original tunes DO deliver.
Karen to Ivy at the elevator: “You can take the next one.”
That was way harsh, Tai.
“Karen’s part of the creative team now.”
Yes, cause the nobody actress who becomes the lead overnight ALWAYS gets to have a say in who is in the cast.
“Protect the work.”
“In Six Months, this will be you”
Yes, because all Broadway dressing rooms not only open directly onto the street, the paparazzi gathers around a Tony Winner’s dressing room to get pictures like they would for Amanda Bynes showing up at the DMV.
Julia, who continues to be a stand-in for departed showrunner Theresa Rebeck , claims she doesn’t read reviews, she just reads Tom’s Face.
I’m sorry, but NO ONE WOULD TURN DOWN A TOUR OF THE BOOK OF MORMON BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THEIR BOYFRIEND. I can’t believe that was even DISCUSSED.
Now…why is Jennifer Hudson present for the meeting of the creative team at Eileen’s party? Was that part of her contract to appear on the show?
Also, J-Hud SCHOOLED McPhee in their duet of “On Broadway”. Further proving that she has no business playing Marilyn.
When they started singing this, I turned to my boyfriend and said “Why in the hell are they singing THIS song?” His reply: “Because they are going to be on Broadway and THAT’S the title of the episode!!”
“Can I quote you on that?”
Can Micheal Riedel be in EVERY episode?
Derek and Karen nearly kiss.
Fact: I saw Jack Davenport on the street a few days ago, as Smash was filming in the theatre district. Not only did I get massively spoiled for the end of the season, but I *accidentally* followed Jack all the way to his trailer (IT WAS IN THE DIRECTION I WAS WALKING I PROMISE). The man is beautiful. So I don’t blame Karen for wanting to hit that. Even if her willingness to do so is a complete 180 from last season.
“I’m still your muse, right?”
Jeremy Jordan sings “Broadway Here I come”
Too bad his character is a douche. Also, what kind of waiter/bartender turns down tips?
All of the sudden Karen thinks she is a power producer on the hunt for new musicals.
Apparently there is only one bar on 46th Street and it’s the one where Jeremy Jordan works.
Derek’s Dream Sequence
(I thought this was the kind of sequence that Josh Safran promised they would get rid of in Season Two)
“He’s like Jonathan Larson good….he could be writing the next Rent.”
Flirting 101 by Karen Cartwright. Take a dude’s beer, seductively sip it and then pour it out. Proceed to sing a song he wrote in front of all his hipster friends.
“I WRITE FOR MYSELF.”
Ivy sings “They Keep On Moving The Line”
Highlight of the premiere. And again, I cannot accept how they keep saying that Ivy isn’t Marilyn when she keeps turning in performances like this one. I was seriously throwing up gospel hands during it. WELL DONE MEGAN HILTY. I can’t believe Spielberg wanted to recast her in the pilot.
“I was on the subway when they called me.” *bitchface*
“It’s time to retire the scarves”