History Characters / Smash

22nd Nov '15 6:01:25 PM MikeW
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* ItsAllAboutMe: He honestly believes that his comment on Marilyn is what created the musical, everyone owes jobs to him and that he's key to the show. When he snaps to Eileen on his supposed skills and he should be named a producer, she fires him.
11th May '15 1:06:10 PM bwayrose7
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An aspiring actress from the Midwest with little in the way of experience but a powerful voice that gains immediate attention.

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Composer and writing partner to Julia, Tom brings stability and wit, despite his own occasional temper and failed personal life.

* NiceJewishBoy

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A longtime chorus girl and Broadway vet, Ivy is a triple threat who may have finally gotten her big break.

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The producer of ''Bombshell'', Eileen is passionate about the material but also trying to pull herself up professionally and personally following the nasty implosion of her marriage to her producing partner.

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*TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Professes support for Karen's career but tends to hinder her more often than not.

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*NiceGuy: All-around decent, kind, supportive husband to Julia, despite his misgivings- until he finds out [[spoiler: about her affair]]

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*TheOneThatGotAway: Seems to view [[spoiler: Julia]] as this, and the feeling is mutual. *TenorBoy: Both InUniverse and for the show, though with considerably more moral ambiguities. *YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on his wife [[spoiler: with Julia]]
18th Apr '15 9:16:10 AM Prfnoff
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!Julia Houston (Debra Messing)
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!Julia Houston (Debra Messing)(Creator/DebraMessing)
4th Mar '15 2:47:58 PM bwayrose7
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* DeadpanSnarker: Julia, following [[spoiler: the rehearsal in which everyone finds out that Rebecca Duval can't sing.]]
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* DeadpanSnarker: Julia, following [[spoiler: the rehearsal in which everyone finds out that Rebecca Duval Duvall can't sing.]]

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: Has his diva moments like the rest of the cast, but generally tries to treat everyone kindly and respectfully (except [[BerserkButton Derek]]).

* SerialDater: And how. -->'''Sam''': How old are you? -->'''Tom''': 37-ish. -->'''Sam''': And how long’s been your longest relationship? -->'''Tom''': 5? -->'''Sam''': Years? -->'''Tom''': ...months?
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* SerialDater: And how. -->'''Sam''': How old are you? -->'''Tom''': 37-ish. -->'''Sam''': And how long’s been your longest relationship? -->'''Tom''': 5? -->'''Sam''': Years? -->'''Tom''': ...months?
19th Dec '14 11:45:36 AM bwayrose7
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* OnlySaneMan: Tends to think he is, given he is less emotional than his colleagues, but is a bit of a mad genius in his own way.

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Invoked and subverted. When [[spoiler: Ivy becomes pregnant]], Sam asks if [[spoiler: the father could be anyone but Derek]]. She immediately answers in the negative.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Along with the rest of the ''Bombshell'' team, has a very dry sense of humor. * OnlySaneMan: As the non-creative partner, tends to be the most levelheaded and business-minded
10th Nov '14 3:20:35 PM bwayrose7
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* InadequateInheritor: Struggles with feeling unworthy to follow in the footsteps of her famous, acclaimed mother.

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* ParentalNeglect: Though not intentionally cruel, her ambition, sharpness, and lack of filter made her a less-than-ideal mother to an insecure young Ivy. * RealLifeRelative: InUniverse, as the ''Bombshell'' team brings on Leigh to play Marilyn's mother, playing on the publicity of having a real mother and daughter playing Gladys and Marilyn. * StageMom: Literally, too.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Often feels overshadowed, particularly by Karen.
10th Oct '14 4:12:17 PM bwayrose7
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7th Oct '14 8:19:14 AM bwayrose7
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* CountryMouse: The more experienced cast members tease her about being this, although technically she's more like a "Midwest suburban mouse".

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* Deuteragonist: Karen is the point-of-view character, but the story is driven almost equally by Ivy's arcs.

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* BenevolentBoss: Despite being technically in charge and very no-nonsense, Eileen treats her co-workers and employees with respect.

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* BlackBestFriend: To Ivy

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!John Goodwin (Neal Bledsoe) * HelloAttorney: Tom is unenthusiastic about going out with the lawyer his mother set him up when. Once he sees him? "Yay, Mom." * SatelliteLoveInterest: John hangs around for a few episodes, helps Leo out with his legal issues, and gets dragged along to a few events before dumping Tom over his obvious attraction to Sam. That's about it.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: All we ever really know about him is that he's a lighting designer, he can stand up to Derek, and he really likes Kyle.

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*TransparentCloset: Apparently ''everyone'' knows he's gay, even though he insists otherwise. Eileen even comments that he's the reason they invented the term "glass closet."
6th Oct '14 8:32:15 AM bwayrose7
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* PutOnABus: Following extremely negative fan reaction, was written out for Season 2.
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* PutOnABus: Following extremely negative fan reaction, was fired at the end of Season 1 and completely written out for Season 2.

* MoralityPet: To Jimmy. * AscendedFanboy
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* Adorkable: Particularly in his awkward early attempts at flirting and whenever he meets someone famous. * AscendedFanboy: Has loved the theater his whole life and now finds himself right in the middle of it all. * TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Even once ''Hit List'' becomes a realized production, he consistently fanboys over his theatrical idols. * MoralityPet: To Jimmy. * AscendedFanboyDoes all he can to keep Jimmy in line.

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* MoralityPet: To Jimmy. * AscendedFanboy!Patrick Dillon (Luke Macfarlane)
5th Oct '14 3:59:43 PM bwayrose7
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* AudienceSurrogate: A fairly generic, nice character who serves as the audience's window into the theater world.

* InSeriesNickname: Her castmates call her "Iowa," at first as a derogatory shot at her inexperience and Midwestern upbringing, later as an AffectionateNickname.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Probably the snarkiest character aside from Derek. -->'''Tom''': Art without torture. I don't think it's possible.

* DeadpanSnarker: AmbitionIsEvil: Initially presented as an antagonist for the simple fact that her ambitious career goals put her opposite Karen.

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* MommyIssues: Her mother was (and still is) a huge Broadway star who enjoys the spotlight and can often be insensitive, leaving Ivy with no small amount of confidence issues.

* TheScrappy: Ellis, for Julia in-universe. ** And for many fans as well.
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* PutOnABus: Following extremely negative fan reaction, was written out for Season 2. * TheScrappy: Ellis, for Julia in-universe. ** And in-universe (And for many fans as well. well)

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* TheScrappy: Ellis, for Julia in-universe. ** And for many fans as well. !Leigh Conroy (Bernadette Peters) !Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman)

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* TheScrappy: Ellis, for Julia in-universe. ** And for many fans as well. !Scott Nichols (Jesse L. Martin) !Blake (Daniel Abeles)
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