The Coup (Smash)

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"The Coup"
Smash episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 8
Directed by Paris Barclay
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Featured music "Three Little Birds"[1]
"Dance to the Music"[2]
"Touch Me"[3]
Original air date March 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)
Guest appearance(s)
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"The Coup" is the eighth episode of the American television series, Smash. The episode aired on March 26, 2012.

Plot[edit]

The creative team deals with what happens after the workshop of Marilyn; Derek (Jack Davenport) asks Karen (Katharine McPhee) to help him take the show from the writers; Eileen's (Anjelica Huston) daughter (guest star Grace Gummer) makes a surprise visit.

Production[edit]

Guest stars include Grace Gummer as "Mahatma" Katie Rand, the daughter of Eileen and Jerry, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder as himself, and Michael Cristofer as Eileen's estranged husband, Jerry Rand.[4]

The episode included "Touch Me", an original number performed by Katharine McPhee and written by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Bonnie McKee and Noel Zancanella[5] and produced by Tedder. It also included Brian D'Arcy James' cover of Bob Marley & the Wailers' "Three Little Birds"[1] and Megan Hilty's cover of Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music".[2] Only the latter was released as a single on iTunes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt (March 22, 2012). "Smash First Look Video: Can Julia's Husband Sing Her Troubles Away". TVLine. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "'New Song from Tonight's March 26 Episode of NBC's Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Available Today on iTunes". The Futon Critic. March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 6, 2012). "'Smash' First Look: Ryan Tedder, Katharine McPhee Get 'Touch'-y (Exclusive Photos)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Smash : The Coup". Zap2it. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Touch Me". ASCAP. Retrieved March 6, 2012.