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The Read-Through (Season 2, Episode 5)
TV-14
TV Episode | 43 min | Drama, Musical

Jerry has taken production control of "Bombshell" away from Eileen because of her legal issues, although she and the show's cast and crew are unaware that he orchestrated the publicizing of her illegalities with Ellis' help. Eileen tries ...See moreJerry has taken production control of "Bombshell" away from Eileen because of her legal issues, although she and the show's cast and crew are unaware that he orchestrated the publicizing of her illegalities with Ellis' help. Eileen tries to figure out a way to remain part of the production team while not kowtowing to Jerry. Regardless, there will be no show if Julia can't provide a satisfactory rewrite, her job being on the line. Julia is excited about her latest draft, which was developed with Peter's help, leading up to its official read-through, that is until Tom voices his concerns to her about Peter's possible ulterior motives. Karen is excused from the read-through, which allows her to concentrate her time on helping Jimmy and Kyle bring the first act of their musical to the Fringe Festival. They decide to do a read-through of their own with Karen's friends in attendance. What Karen does not realize until that read-through is that she has never seen or heard Kyle's text, and has no idea if it matches the quality of Jimmy's songs. Meanwhile, comedian Terry Falls finally arrives to rehearsals to assume his lead role in "Dangerous Liaisons". He wants to bring his comedic sensibilities to the role and production, which sits uncomfortably with Ivy, who believes it could jeopardize this production, what she considers her big break. Written by Huggo See less
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Writers
Theresa Rebeck (creator) | Liz Tuccillo | Garson Kanin (based on the novel by) | Becky Mode (consulting producer)
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Updated Mar 5, 2013

Release date
Mar 5, 2013 (United States)

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Julia Houston Julia Houston   See fewer
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Jack Davenport
Derek Wills Derek Wills   See fewer
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Katharine McPhee
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Christian Borle
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Megan Hilty
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Anjelica Huston
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Andy Mientus
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7.6 / 10 | 100 votes