THE "SMASH" REPORT: Season Two, Episode 7, Or, Rewrite This Story

By Kenneth Jones
21 Mar 2013

Grace Gummer
Photo by Will Hart/NBC

CLEAR AS MUD: Ousted producer Eileen (Anjelica Huston), with the help of wistful blonde daughter, Katie (Grace Gummer, who was seen last season), colludes with librettist Julia to figure out how they might wrest control of Bombshell from Jerry (Michael Cristofer). They haul out boxes of files, seeking a "silver bullet," and dig up something out of an old contract (some agreement with Marilyn Monroe's estate) and they plead their case in a (conveniently off-screen) meeting that includes Jerry, five lawyers and an assistant district attorney. Poof! Eileen is the producer of Bombshell again! What happened? Only Judge Brack knows for sure. Pass the tomato juice!

Read The "Smash" Report columns that documented Season One here



(Kenneth Jones is managing editor of Playbill.com. Follow him on Twitter @PlaybillKenneth.)