'Smash': Is Uma Thurman really the best Marilyn Monroe?

uma-thurman-marilyn-smash-3.jpgMonday's (April 16) episode of "Smash" on NBC brought more of the same: Ellis ( Jaime Cepero) does something loathe-worthy, Ivy's ( Megan Hilty) feeling conspiratorial, Dev ( Raza Jaffrey) and Karen ( Katharine McPhee) are having problems and so is the Marilyn Monroe musical "Bombshell." But is the solution to the latter really Rebecca Duvall ( Uma Thurman)?

After Rebecca's terrible performance of "Let Me Be Your Star," the answer to that question is most certainly no -- particularly knowing that she's only around for three more episodes (although that's all that's left of the first season as well). Amidst everything else, Rebecca supposedly redeems herself in the end with the reworked "Dig Deep," but was it really enough to upstage Karen and Ivy's previous performances as Marilyn?

"Now we're getting somewhere," Derek ( Jack Davenport) says following the performance, but is that "somewhere" really a place viewers and potential "Bombshell" ticket-buyers want to be?

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