'Smash': Did Ivy just become more hated than Ellis?
Random Bollywood number and Julia's ( Debra Messing) runaway son aside, the real action/drama lies in the last several minutes of the episode. Ellis, demoted to smoothie-making duty for Rebecca, agrees to do Ivy's ( Megan Hilty) evil bidding and sends Karen a text saying she can go home because Julia has the flu. Conniving Ivy is asked to step in and sing Karen's song, the performance of which brings Eileen ( Anjelica Huston) to tears and a round of applause from everyone else. Not one to be outwitted, though, Rebecca sports a wry smile after the performance.
"Derek, suggestion," she says. "I think Marilyn should sing that song."
Is Ivy the new Ellis? Or are the two of them together a more evil force than they could ever be on their own? Or is Rebecca actually the most calculating of them all?