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‘Smash’ Scoop: Katharine McPhee Previews New ‘Love Triangles’ Ahead

Tue, February 19, 2013 2:15pm EDT by Andy Swift 4 Comments
Smash Spoiler Season 2
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Katharine says Karen will have multiple shows — and multiple guys — to juggle this season!

Smash may have taken a break last week — thanks a lot, State Of The Union Address! — but NBC’s hit musical returns with an all-new episode Feb. 19, and Katharine McPhee told us there’s big drama to come, both on and off stage. “It’s not just going to be about Bombshell,” she told  on Feb. 10 at the DVF Fall 2013 show at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. “There are going to be quite a few different shows going on. And maybe perhaps a couple love triangles.”

Hmm… Could one of those love triangles include the ongoing saga of Karen, Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Derek (Jack Davenport)? It was clear after the season premiere that Ivy’s not sure where she stands with the womanizing director, nor is she sure what’s going on between him and Karen.

But while we wait for that mess to sort itself out, we’ll have plenty to keep ourselves entertained, like a few show-stopping performances by Jennifer Hudson!

“Jennifer was great,” Katharine told us. “She got to do these big musical numbers, and I wasn’t there when she was shooting them, but it was fun to watch them back.”

Karen’s Romance With Jimmy In Season 2

“You’ll see Karen trying to focus on what it is that she’s professionally working on, but also being torn by being attracted to somebody, and how that balance affects her life,” Katharine added.

That, we assume, was a nod to Jeremy Jordan‘s Brooklyn songwriter character, Jimmy. When visited the show’s NYC set earlier this year, Jeremy told us all about Jimmy and Karen’s love story, though he urged us not to think of it that way.

“It’s more of a chemistry story,” Jeremy explained during our recent visit to the show’s NYC set. “It’s this constant tug and pull; just when you think something might happen with them, something gets in the way.”

Watch a preview of tonight’s all-new episode of Smash below, then drop a comment: How do YOU think the show’s love triangles should play out?

— Andy Swift, reporting by Katrina Mitzeliotis

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