Miss Jenn organizes a girl’s night out with Kourtney and Nini to help Nini shake off the boy drama, while the rest of the theater kids attend the East High Homecoming dance, where Carlos learns to dance like everyone’s watching.
Nini decides to miss the homecoming dance and spend the night with Kourtney and Miss Jenn to prevent her overthinking her recent breakup. Miss Jenn attempts to reignite Nini's focus on the production and encourages her to have more confidence in herself at a karaoke lounge. Miss Jenn meets Ricky's father Mike during the night and a romantic connection is instigated between the two. Carlos assists Seb in rehearsing the dance routine for "Bop to the Top" and the pair arrange to attend the upcoming dance together. Carlos is initially disheartened when Seb doesn't arrive, but the pair later reconcile when he merely arrives late. Gina takes E.J. as her date to the dance in the hope that the unwanted drama would force Nini to quit her role, and is disheartened when the plan doesn't work out. Ricky scolds Gina for taking advantage of E.J., and after apologizing, he drives her home and the pair bond. Miss Jenn checks her phone to find missed calls and messages from Principal Gutierrez, who arranges an urgent meeting as a result of her neglecting her chaperone duties for the dance.
- Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen
- Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar
- Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn
- Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter
- Matt Cornett as E.J. Caswell
- Dara Reneé as Kourtney
- Julia Lester as Ashlyn Caswell
- Frankie A. Rodriguez as Carlos
- Larry Saperstein as Big Red
- Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Mazzara
|1||Born to be Brave||Olivia Rodrigo (Nini Salazar-Roberts) & Dara Renee (Kourtney)|