'Smash' Video Previews from 'Bombshell'
'Smash' Video Previews from 'Bombshell'
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
After all the casting and rehearsals and drama galore, plus last week's previews, it's finally time to debut Bombshell. NBC has released preview videos ahead of tonight's season 1 finale, "Bombshell."

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According to NBC, tonight "The big night is finally here. Tom and Julia race against time to save the show, while Derek makes a decision that will change the lives of Karen and Ivy forever. Ellis reveals his true colors. But when he finally makes his move to save Bombshell, will it be for or against Eileen? In the midst of it all, another bombshell goes off -- this one is in Karen and Dev's relationship."

In the previous episode, Rebecca Duvall's shake was tampered with, and she suffered an allergic reaction. Now we know who is the culprit, as Ellis lets the cat out of the bag and Donald Trump's famous phrase rings out loud and clear. (After this, what do you bet he sues Eileen in season 2 because it was his idea to do the musical about Marilyn?)

Nick Jonas makes his return as investor Lyle West in the finale and has something to return to Eileen.

In this next clip, Derek tries to get Karen to see why she really has what it takes to perform on that stage (are they talking about as Marilyn?). Karen's crying and talking about love, and I can't help but think at this point she has found out that Dev and Ivy slept together.

After Rebecca Duvall dropped out last week, who will play Marilyn now -- Karen or Ivy? In this carefully shot scene, we are seeing everything through the Marilyn actress' eyes (via the camera) as everyone backstage says "Break a leg" to her/us as she makes her way to the stage.

After tonight, Smash's debut season will be over. Where does the show go from here? We don't know the answer to that in terms of the storylines. But there'll be changes behind the scenes. Smash's creator Theresa Rebeck is stepping away from being the showrunner, and Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran has been hired to take over. And just yesterday, it was announced that season 2 will not premiere until midseason (just as its freshman year did). So hopefully this gives them plenty of time to taken into account the criticisms from viewers and work to correct them.

Smash's season 1 finale airs tonight at 10pm on NBC.

(Image and videos courtesy of NBC)