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The Callback (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV-14
TV Episode | 44 min | Drama, Musical

Ivy and Karen learn that they are the final two auditionees standing for the role of Marilyn. After an excruciating four day delay, they learn that they are being called back for yet another audition instead of hearing the definitive news ...See moreIvy and Karen learn that they are the final two auditionees standing for the role of Marilyn. After an excruciating four day delay, they learn that they are being called back for yet another audition instead of hearing the definitive news of if they got the part. In the lead up to that audition, Dennis, a dancer friend of Ivy's, acts as her unofficial spy in the enemy camp. And Karen makes a decision about her rehearsals that could jeopardize her relationship to Dev. Behind the scenes, Derek still believes Karen is the better candidate, as her freshness and inexperience will add the needed dimension into the role, while Tom is Ivy's biggest backer, believing she has the experience and vulnerability in her personality to carry off the part successfully. Julia is somewhat caught in the middle, she who wants to seem impartial. A personal move by one could sway the vote. Meanwhile, Julia and Frank receive some news about their adoption process which makes Frank reconsider, much to Julia and Leo's dismay. And Derek receives some news about Eileen's divorce proceedings which may jeopardize the work thus far on the Marilyn project. Written by Huggo See less
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Writers
Theresa Rebeck (creator) | Garson Kanin (based on the novel by)
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Editor
William Henry (as Bill Henry)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 13, 2012

Release date
Feb 13, 2012 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Debra Messing
Julia Houston Julia Houston   See fewer
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Jack Davenport
Derek Wills Derek Wills   See fewer
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Katharine McPhee
Karen Cartwright Karen Cartwright   See fewer
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Christian Borle
Tom Levitt Tom Levitt   See fewer
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Megan Hilty
Ivy Lynn Ivy Lynn   See fewer
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Raza Jaffrey
Dev Sundaram Dev Sundaram   See fewer
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Brian d'Arcy James
Frank Houston Frank Houston   See fewer
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Jaime Cepero
Ellis Boyd Ellis Boyd   See fewer
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Anjelica Huston
Eileen Rand Eileen Rand   See fewer
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Michael Cristofer
Jerry Rand Jerry Rand   See fewer
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Emory Cohen
Leo Houston Leo Houston   See fewer
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Savannah Wise
Jessica Jessica   See fewer
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David Fonteno
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Zach Shaffer
Andrew Andrew   See fewer
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Suzanne Suzanne   See fewer
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Tom Kitt
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Jenny Laroche
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Spencer Liff
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Rickey Tripp
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Katie Webber
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7.7 / 10 | 225 votes