The Song

Season 2, Episode 4 -  Air Date: 2/26/2013
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Eileen faces a moral crossroads.

‘Smash‘ Recap: Jennifer Hudson to the Rescue

After last week‘s fiasco, Smash needed a strong episode to pull back the fans who might have thought the show was falling apart. And while there are still elements that don‘t work and one-dimensional characters who have lost their identities, "The Song" reminded us why we like Smash in the first place. And that wouldn‘t have been possible without Jennifer Hudson.Let‘s be honest. There is still much to be desired when it comes to her acting ability. However, there is no denying that she has been blessed with an astounding voice, which was on full display this week (and during the Oscars!). While I‘ve learned that watching the show with a critic‘s eye makes you pay close attention, focus on stuff you might never notice and, honestly, takes some of the fun out of watching, that all vanished during the final musical number. I stopped taking notes, as I found myself transfixed, listening in awe, with goose bumps.
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