Smash

Season 1 Episode 3

Enter Mr. Dimaggio

5
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 2012 on NBC
8.2
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The actor favored by everyone to take on the role of Joe DiMaggio is harboring a secret. Meanwhile, on a trip to Iowa for a baby shower Karen has some important decisions to make about her future. And Eileen finds that some potential investors may have been turned against her by her ex-husband.

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  • Minor criticisms of "Enter Mr. Dimaggio"

    7.5
    Generally liked the episode, but I did not find it credible that Julia would reveal her secret to Tom without ensuring that conniving jerk Ellis was not within earshot, especially given her irritation with his eavesdropping behavior earlier. Also, it was implied that Karen's father smelled of smoke because he was at the bar the previous night, but I thought Iowa had a smoking ban in effect that applied to all of their bars -- else, why have a baby shower in such a baby-hostile environment?moreless
  • Continues to impress me.

    8.0
    I seriously love this show and it continues to surprise me. The third episode has managed to live up to the previous episodes, in terms of great acting and writing. That being said, compared to the previous episodes this one was a little bit slow and predictable. I've gotta hand it to the creators, even when it's not that good it still manages to maintain it's superb level of storytelling.

    While the episode, managed to introduce a few important story lines, it also spent too much time focusing on stuff we already know: Eileen having a rough time financing the show, Karen being the underdog with big dreams and Ellis is a scheming, ambitious jerk.

    Some quicks thoughts:

    - Hated the plot device of having Elis eavesdropping while Julia confessed to her affair....totally predictable and just lame. A little bit too soapy for my taste.

    - How did Julia keep a lengthy affair from both Tom and Frank, when those are the only two she seems to spend her days with?

    - How does Karen keep her waitressing job?

    -Who has a baby shower in the middle of a bar/restaurant?

    - Why are Karen's parents so unsupportive?

    -I doubt that anyone saying of the top of his head "why not do a musical about Marilyn Monroe?" entitles that person to ANY claim of inellectual property or a "created by" credit. I mean, Ellis never wrote anything down or expanded upon his original idea.moreless
Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

Roger Cartwright

Guest Star

Becky Ann Baker

Becky Ann Baker

Karen's Mother

Guest Star

Lewis J. Stadlen

Lewis J. Stadlen

Ralph Masius

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Will Chase

Will Chase

Michael Swift

Recurring Role

Michael Cristofer

Michael Cristofer

Jerry Rand

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Phillip Spaeth

Phillip Spaeth

Dennis

Recurring Role

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