Season 2 Episode 14

The Phenomenon

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM May 04, 2013 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • "The Love I Meant to Say" was the only song during the season of Smash that Jeremy Jordan (Jimmy) actually sang live. 

    • Broadway Cameo: Frank DiLella, theatre reporter for NY1

    • NYC & Broadway Mentions: The following Broadway actors appear on the Tony boards in Eileen's office: 2010 Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, 2009 Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano, five time Tony winner, 2013 Tony nominee Laura Osnes, 2013 Tony nominees Victoria Clark & Patina Miller, 2010 Tony winner Katie Finneran, and Chita Rivera, most recently of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Additionally, Tom mentions 2013 Tony nominees The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Pippin. Kyle, in a flashback, mentions Wendy Wasserstein. The exterior of NYC restaurant Bond 45 is shown. Leigh mentions Starbucks.

    • According to Andy Mientus (Kyle), his character's story was designed to mirror the real life death of Jonathan Larson, who died of an aneurysm the night before the first preview of Rent.  Rent was performed the day after his death, and moved onto Broadway where it won The Pulitzer for Drama and the Tony for Best Musical.  One of the actors who performed in that first preview was Jesse L. Martin (Scott) as Tom Collins.

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