I really did end up loving this show. Not every episode mind you was a winner. However overall I really enjoyed it. I must say I can go all of season 2 without hearing song Marilyn and Joe sing outside of their house ever again!
A lot of things hit the fan by the end, some good, some not so good.
Elaine firing Ellis was amazing! However you know that little weasel will be back, or somehow be working to bring “Bombshell” down next year. I think he still thinks the whole thing was his idea and will file a lawsuit. He never did seem to hear Julia and Tom say that they had tried the idea before!
Julia’s husband remained uncomfortable with Will Swift being back, and he told her that in the back of his mind he’d always be wondering . . . Meanwhile Julia became nauseous in this episode. Tom thought it was nerves, but she said the only time she ever puked before was when she was pregnant with Leo. Ohhhhh no! Obviously we’ve set up a pregnancy storyline. But who is the daddy? It seemed like Julia and her husband were having issues conceiving, which is why they were trying to adopt. Is it Will’s kid? Is Will the bio dad of Leo possibly? Will meanwhile told his wife the truth, and she took their kids and left him.
Thanks to Ellis’ machinations and getting rid of Rebecca Duval via a poisoned smoothie, the show had to pick either Karen or Ivy to go on. Elaine, Tom and Julia all felt Ivy was more prepared. However Derek saw Karen as Ivy, she had been haunting his dreams as Marilyn since the start. He pushed for her and one, and she of course was a “Smash.”
However not all was well in the world. Ivy did all she could to win the part. She was stunned when Derek told her she was great, but she lacked something that Karen just had. She then decided to sabotage Karen hours before the show by telling her that she and Dev slept together. Karen was crushed, and Ivy got all dolled up prepared to go on. However to her shock, Derek talked Karen into going on anyways. They shared a moment, and he told her without telling her out right that he was in love with her. Hmmph, funny way he has of showing it given he was sleeping with Ivy and Rebecca and who knows who else!
As Karen performed flawlessly, Ivy sat in her dressing room staring in the mirror. The show ended with Karen receiving thunderous applause, and in true Marilyn fashion Ivy picking up a bottle of pills . . .
I don’t think for one minute Ivy will go through with it. She loves herself way too much! I will bet she will take just enough to make it look like she tried.
Frankly I really wish before Karen went on, she told Ivy’s cheerleaders just what she did to her. Would that have been so team Ivy anymore? They were the ones who originally told Karen that it was her job as part of the ensemble to support the lead. I guess that’s only if Ivy is the lead?