'Smash': Ellis Finally Gets His Comeuppance (Exclusive Video)

Smash Jaime Cepero PR Image - P 2012
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Smash Jaime Cepero PR Image - P 2012

From Day 1, Smash's Ellis has been a meddling troublemaker for Julia, Tom and Bombshell.

Since the NBC Broadway drama premiered, Jaime Cepero's Ellis has been an over-eager pain-in-the-ass assistant to both Tom (Christian Borle) and Eileen (Anjelica Huston) who's been fired once already for his meddling ways.

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During Monday's freshman season finale of Smash, Ellis' steely drive to transition from assistant to producer will finally cost him everything as Bombshell prepares to raise its curtain.

In a clip exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter from the final episode of the season, Ellis lets the cat out of the bag about his involvement in Rebecca Duvall's (Uma Thurman) mysterious shake tampering and pays the ultimate price.

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Check out the clip below to see Ellis' shocking confession to Eileen -- and her triumphant response that's been a season in the making! -- after her assistant refuses to go on a coffee run and insists she recognize him has a producer. 

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Guess he should have fetched that coffee after all. How glad are you to see Ellis on the way out? How bad do you think his vengeance will be? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

Smash's Season 1 finale airs Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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