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'Smash' Recap: Leo Catches Julia Kissing Michael

Tue, March 6, 2012 12:02am EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment

‘Let’s Be Bad’ wasn’t just the name of this week’s episode — it was also every character’s mantra!

“Taboo” doesn’t even begin to describe what went down on the March 5 episode of Smash, and the hour of musical debauchery led up to the biggest “oh no she didn’t” moment of all: Julia (Debra Messing) gave into temptation and kissed Michael (Will Chase)! Suddenly Leo almost getting arrested for smoking pot doesn’t seem so bad, now does it?

Meanwhile, Ivy (Megan Hilty) also continued to unleash her inner bad girl all over Karen (Katharine McPhee) when she started to feel like her part in Marilyn was threatened. I’m really hoping Karen does a turnaround soon, because she’s becoming too much of a bitch to like. The Team Ivy/Team Karen dynamic from the pilot is virtually gone at this point.

But it was more than just Ivy’s part in the show that was threatened this week. She also suspected that Derek (Jack Davenport) was slipping away from her, so she did what any sensible 20-something lady would do: Get drunk, go to his apartment, and start screaming! And what do you know? They ended up sleeping together. Again.

And speaking of sleeping together, Tom (Christian Borle) finally did the nasty with that lawyer he’s been dating — and they both decided it was the worst sex they ever had.

I guess not everybody’s good at being bad.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Is a divorce inevitable for Julia and Frank? Will Ivy lose Marilyn to Karen? And, seriously, how much do you miss Nick Jonas? He was so good last week. See you in the comments section!

— Andy Swift

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