'Smash': Julia and Michael Can't Deny Their 'History' (Exclusive Video)

The duo's chemistry creates one of the most uncomfortable rehearsals yet on the NBC Broadway drama.
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Smash may soon need to come with a Rent-like diagram mapping out the love lives of its sprawling cast.

After playwright Julia (Debra Messing) and Michael (Will Chase) shared a not-so-secret kiss, the duo's chemistry begins to get in the way of the Marilyn Monroe musical at the center of the NBC Broadway drama.

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In a clip from Monday's episode -- fittingly titled "Chemistry -- Michael has a hard time staying in character as Joe DiMaggio during rehearsals with Megan Hilty's Ivy, who either is over-acting as Marilyn or who may have eyes for her new co-star.

Confused yet? Check out the clip, exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, to see everyone struggle to get through a reprise of "History Is Made at Night" and preview the chemistry overload coming from friends Julia and Tom (Christian Borle), co-stars Ivy and Michael as well as former adulterers Julia and Michael. Oh, and Ellis (Jaime Cepero) seems to have found a new pal in Anjelica Huston's Eileen.

Who do you think has the most chemistry? Smash airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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