Smash

Season 1 Episode 9

Hell On Earth

3
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 02, 2012 on NBC
8.5
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  • ON BROADWAY

    Smash: The Non-Episode

    "Hell on Earth" could have been called "Filler on TV."

  • Episode Summary

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    Ivy and Karen once again go head to head as they compete for an orange juice commercial. Julia deals with the repercussions of Frank finding out about she and Michael, while Tom deals with his recent discovery that his beau is a Republican. Eileen tries to replace Derek, and Ellis will do anything to get himself to the top. Tom and Julia come up with a title for the piece.
    After confronting Michael, Frank decides to leave Julia and Leo.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • One of the better episodes

      7.5
      It was nice to see the actors going on with their careers after the Workshop flop. Eileen remains to be my fav character. Ellis is actually smarter than I thought, he is even willing to do guy on guy action just to get what he wants and get closer to being a producer. Ivy's pills problem is getting out of hand and she even gets discontented on stage, laughs out loud, falls down and then leaves. Karen tries to reach out to her and they end up getting drunk together and singing on Times Square. Plus Julia's husband leaves her because he knows about her long affair. Very nice eppy. [7.5]moreless
    • Hell on Earth

      8.0
      Does anyone else think this episode should have been called "Bombshell"? I don't know, I think I'm the only one that thinks about these things. I really am impressed with this show right now. Can it get better than this? We've got so many entanglements, problems, dilemmas all intertwining in this episode.



      First I'd like to talk about how twisted Ellis is, I was shocked at seeing him offer sexual favors just to reach his way up to the top. Who knows what he is capable of? Then we've got the huge "bombshell" between Julia & Frank. Maybe this happened a bit too early but the payoff of the past ten episodes was fantastic.



      The Karen & Ivy bonding was a little awkward and hard to fathom but it was entertaining. Both of them singing a drunken musical number in the middle of Times Square is always amusing. Ivy's drug use has also been taking a toll, can't wait to see this come to light.



      We even got some comic relief with Tom and the Republicans, very funny. Thoroughly enjoyed this episode of "Smash". Really never thought I'd say this about this show, but "can't wait for next week"!moreless
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    Phillip Spaeth

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    Leslie Odom Jr.

    Leslie Odom Jr.

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