Chemistry (Smash)

"Chemistry" is the sixth episode of the American television series, Smash. The episode aired on March 12, 2012.

Smash episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 6
Directed byDan Attias
Written byJacquelyn Reingold
Featured music"Let Me Be Your Star"[1]
"Who You Are"
"Shake It Out"[2][3]
"History is Made at Night"[4]
Original air dateMarch 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
Guest appearances
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Ivy (Megan Hilty) comes down with laryngitis, Julia (Debra Messing) keeps bumping into Michael (guest star Will Chase), Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Ellis (Jamie Cepero) talk at a bar, Karen (Katharine McPhee) performs for a bar mitzvah.


Recurring guest stars include Will Chase as actor Michael Swift.[5]

One of the cover songs already announced is "Shake It Out" by Florence + the Machine performed by Katharine McPhee.[3] Additionally, "History is Made at Night" performed by Megan Hilty, Chase and the cast of Marilyn will make a reappearance in this episode, having first been heard in the episode "The Cost of Art",[4] and Hilty's solo version of "Let Me Be Your Star" first heard in the pilot will be heard in the episode.[1] Also, Hilty's version of Jessie J's "Who You Are" was also in the episode. Only "History is Made at Night" was made available as a single on iTunes.[6]


  1. ^ a b Holbrook, Damian (March 9, 2012). "First Look: Smash's Ivy Cracks Under Pressure". TV Guide. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "'Smash' Stars Megan Hilty And Katharine McPhee Talk Uma Thurman, Future Musical Numbers And More". The Huffington Post. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Gayles, Contessa (March 6, 2012). "'Smash,' 'Shake It Out': Katharine McPhee Covers Florence + the Machine Hit (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (March 9, 2012). "'Smash': Julia and Michael Can't Deny Their 'History' (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Smash : Chemistry". Zap2it. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "New Song From Tonight's March 12 Episode of NBC's Critically Acclaimed Musical Drama "Smash" Available Today on iTunes". The Futon Critic. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2012.