Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam) returned to Smash, while Rent‘s Daphne Rubin-Vega made her debut in 2×08 “The Bells and Whistles” tonight. Share your thoughts on the episode and get a peek ahead at next week right here!

What did you think of “The Bells and Whistles”? Krysta Rodriguez (Ana) finally got a full solo. Did you like her rendition of “If I Were A Boy”? What about Sam’s musical number?

Are you glad Jimmy and Karen got together? What do you think Jimmy’s “dangerous past” consists of?

Tune in next week when Bernadette Peters returns and Ana performs a Cirque du Soleil number.

2×09 “The Parents” episode synopsis:

After Leigh Conroy (guest star Bernadette Peters) joins the cast of “Bombshell,” Tom (Christian Borle) finds himself struggling to diffuse the years of tension between her and Ivy (Megan Hilty). Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) connection is threatened by both Ana’s (Krysta Rodriguez) newfound success and an unexpected visitor. Derek (Jack Davenport) learns more about Jimmy’s past just as the public sees their first piece of “Hit List.” Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Andy Mientus also star. Jesse L. Martin and Bernadette Peters guest star.

Smash airs Tuesday, April 2 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC before moving to Saturdays on April 6.

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