The penultimate episode of this season’s Smash aired in the US last night, reports the Wall Street Journal.
‘The show ends with Marilyn’s death… but there is no applause…only Leo and Frank applaud and then everyone else joins in…but because they have to, not because they want to.
Afterwards Bobby says “First preview, something always goes wrong.” “Like no applause?” Karen asks? And there’s Dev waiting for Karen — he needed space and she apologizes and whoops there’s Ivy…
Meanwhile there’s a meeting of the minds – Tom says you can’t end a musical on a suicide, Julia says that’s what she did, she killed herself and Derek says there are a lot of theories out there about how Marilyn Monroe died (some even say it was murder — Marilyn was only 36 years old when she passed away). Eileen plays peacemaker and suggests a reunion with her younger self — Norma Jean. Eileen is hell bent on making “Bombshell” run forever to standing ovations every night. And she wants a new ending by Monday morning.’