Tonight’s episode of Smash may be titled “Chemistry.” But judging by these clips released by NBC, it seems as if the lack of chemistry is what’s coming to the forefront, to the full degree. A cover by Katharine McPhee has also been released online in advance of the episode. Let’s take a look and a listen below:

First up, Ivy is running through a reprise of “Let Me Be Your Star” during rehearsals when something goes awry … her voice, to be exact. Do you remember last week when Derek wasn’t impressed with Ivy’s Marilyn voice and had Karen sing Marilyn’s “Happy Birthday”? Well, let’s just say that was the least of Ivy’s vocal problems, as evident by this clip:

I’m sure fans would agree that Derek has been a little out of control lately, especially with the way he’s been treating Ivy. And every time she accuses him of something, Derek always manages to sidestep everything. Well, it looks like Ivy is about to start fighting back.

First, Ivy’s having vocal issues in the first clip above. Now the trend continues with her acting abilities. Ivy and Michael (as Joe DiMaggio) are reprising “History is Made at Night,” and is she overdoing it a little bit? The Marilyn team seem pleased, though.

Let’s end on a high note. Here’s Karen performing Florence + The Machine’s “Shake It Out” at a bar mitzvah. All of her songs now are outside of rehearsals. I’m looking forward to the day when she takes over the Marilyn role (cause it’s obvious that’s going to happen eventually) so her songs can fit in better with the main storylines.

And here’s the audio version of “Shake It Out”:

Outside of these clips, take a look at the TV spot promo to see what else is going on in the episode:

According to NBC, in episode 5, “Ivy faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia struggles to avoid Michael — but she can’t. Eileen explores her inner hipster at a downtown dive bar with her new pal Ellis, while Karen is an even bigger fish out of water, as she books a side gig at a bar mitzvah on Long Island.”

Smash airs Mondays at 10pm on NBC.

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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.