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West Thalia season 3 episode 18
"Verbatim."
This is page is a transcript for the episode "Bold As Love." Note that this page does not include the "Previously on" segment, nor an in-depth description of the theme song sequence.

Various shots of downtown Toronto. Establishing shot of the exterior of The Next Step Dance Studio. Cut to Riley eating an orange slice at the desk in her office. Alfie comes into view, preparing to enter the office. Cut to frontal view of Alfie entering the office, then placing his hands on Riley's desk. Cut to Riley regarding Alfie wide-eyed.

Alfie: I need you to do something for me.

Cut to Riley. Riley regards Alfie.

Riley: Hm?

Cut to Alfie. Alfie regards Riley with confusion and a little distaste.

Alfie: What's wrong?

Cut to Riley. Riley's mouth transforms into a smile suddenly, revealing an orange slice covering her teeth. Alfie looks away from Riley, smirking. Both parties dissolve into laughter, with Riley spitting out her orange slice. Cut to Alfie and Riley regarding each other.

Alfie: [Gesturing with hand.] This is exactly what I'm taking about. We need more of this.

Riley: Orange slices?

Cut to Alfie, still smiling slightly.

Alfie: Fun. [Cut to Riley, smiling, albeit with her brow creased. Alfie crouches and holds Riley's hand.] I wanna see how you're like [Cut to Alfie.] away from this place. [Cut to Riley, regarding Alfie blankly.] It would be a great way to clear your head [Cut to Alfie.] before the competition.

Cut to Riley. Riley continues to regard Alfie blankly.

Riley: [Voice-over.] Everything at the studio has been such a whirlwind. [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] Maybe getting away is a good idea. [Cut to Riley regarding Alfie.] What did you have in mind?

Cut to Alfie. Alfie breaks out into a smile and resumes standing position.

Alfie: Meet me at the airport. [Cut to Riley. Riley closes her eyes and re-opens, shocked.] Bring your passport and pack for a couple days. [Cut to Alfie.] It's a surprise.

Cut to Alfie and Riley regarding each other. Alfie takes Riley's face in his hands and kisses her on the cheek, prompting Riley to close her eyes and smile.

Riley: [Voice-over, as Alfie ends the kiss, steps away, and exits the office.] Going away with Alfie is a big step. [Cut to Riley. Riley's smile disappears.] Huge. [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] But, maybe I need to just take a leap of faith [Zoom in on Riley.] and follow my heart.

Cut to theme sequence. Cut to various shots of downtown London. Establishing shot of the Bangers & Mashups International Hip-Hop Extravaganza venue. Cut to inside of venue, where James, Eldon, and West wait backstage.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] Today's the final round of the Bangers [Cut to crowd dancing.] & Mashups International Hip-Hop Extravaganza. [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] And it's down to us and Fuego Fuego.

Cut to The Masked Man among the crowd. Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man standing beside each other on-stage.

Lindsey Russell: Hello and welcome. [Zoom in on Lindsey's face.] This is the day that we have all been waiting for. [Cut to Lindsey Russell.] Because at the end of today [Cut to The Masked Man regarding Lindsey Russell.] we are gonna be crowning the Bangers & Mashups International Hip-Hop Extravaganza [Cut to Lindsey Russell.] champion! [The crowd cheers.] Are you ready?

Cut to wide-shot of the crowd, cheering. Cut to James, West, and James back-stage. Cut to James and West regarding James.

James: [Flatly.] I'm so excited for this.

West: Yeah, man.

Eldon: Yeah, man.

Cut to James.

James: You two are, like, my best friends. [Cut to Eldon and West smiling at James. Voice-over.] I'm trying my hardest [Cut to James.] to forget about Riley today. Because I owe it to the boys to focus on the competition. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] We've been dancing together since we were little kids and all around the world. [Zoom in on James' face.] I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have by my side right now.

Cut to side view Eldon, West, and James.

West: Man. [Cut to frontal view of Eldon, West, and James.] We've been on so many adventures. This one's the best one, though. [Cut to James. Voice-over.] We all have to be ready to dance today. [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] But honestly, I'm a bit worried about James.

Cut to right side view Lindsey Russell and the Masked Man.

Lindsey Russell: I think it's time to introduce our two teams. So please welcome, [Cut to left side view of Lindsey Russell.] all the way from sunny España, [Cut to wideshot of Lindsey Russell, the Masked Man, and the crowd.] Fuego Fuego Hip-Hop Academy.

The crowd cheers. Back-stage, Eldon, West, and James watch the three dancers from Fuego Fuego Dance Academy rush on-stage. Back on-stage, the members of Fuego Fuego try to rile up the crowd by chanting their studio name, which the crowd mimics. Cut to an audience member holding up a neon yellow sign with red designs and with "FUEGO FUEGO" written in dark green. Cut to James speaking to West, and Eldon.

James: Yo, we're gonna kill it. [Cut West and Eldon regarding James. West and James hesitantly place their hands atop James' extended one.] We're gonna put it all out there, alright? We're gonna kill it. [Cut to James.] Next Step on three. One, two three.

James, West, Eldon: Next Step!

James: Whoo! Let's get this.

Cut to stage, with Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man at the centre.

Lindsey Russell: Competing against them is [Cut to Lindsey Russell.] The Next Step Dance Studio!

Cut to shot of crowd cheering. Cut to James, Eldon, and West running up the ramp and onto the stage.

James: [Voice-over.] Walking up this ramp, I realize by tonight we'll either be the hip-hop champions of the world or we'll go home empty-handed. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] Time to find out.

Cut to James, West, and Eldon dancing in white walls. Cut to Riley packing a bag in her office. Michelle enters the office.

Michelle: Hey!

Riley regards Michelle.

Riley: Hey.

Cut to frontal shot of Michelle watching Riley pack.

Michelle: What are you up to?

Cut to Riley.

Riley: [While packing.] Well... Alfie and I are going on a trip. Somewhere. [Laughs.]

Cut to Riley and Michelle regarding each other.

Michelle: That's great. [Cut to Michelle.] If that's what you want. [Cut to Riley.] Alfie sure is pulling out all the stops.

Riley nods.

Michelle: Well, Amanda and I will take care of [Cut to Michelle.] everything at the studio.

Cut to Riley.

Riley: [Smiling.] Thanks.

Riley swiftly exits the studio, Michelle watching her exit.

Riley: [Voice-over.] I'm done thinking about what I want. [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] I'm gonna let my heart decide.

Cut to shot of plane flying in a blue sky. Cut to shot of London, then to shot of Bangers & Mashups venue.

The Masked Man: Everybody better be on their best behavior because [Cut to back shot of The Masked Man speaking to the crowd.] we're streaming live for the whole world to see [Cut to frontal shot of The Masked Man before the crowd. The crowd erupts into cheers. Cut to three competing members of Fuego Fuego Dance Academy, one of which is Santana.] Two teams enter. [Cut to shot of Eldon, West, and James.] One. Team. Leaves. [Cut to shot of the Masked Man, zoomed in.] Let the battle [Camera zooms out.] begin!

Cut to shot of the crowd, cheering.

West: [Voice-over.] We're about to compete [Cut to West in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] against the best hip-hop team in the world.

Eldon: [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] There is absolutely zero room for error today.

Cut Lindsey Russell addressing the crowd.

Lindsey Russell: This is no ordinary dance-off. Because it's not over until [Camera zooms in on Lindsey Russell's face.] three dancers from one team have all been eliminated. [Cut to face of one of the members of Fuego Fuego.] Are you guys ready?

Cut to Fuego Fuego and The Next Step squaring off.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] I have to dance battle [Cut to shot of Eldon, West, and James.] this first dancer. If I win [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] I get to dance battle the next guy on the opposing team.

West: [Cut to West in Talking Heads.]As long as your team keeps winning dance battles, you keep going until all three dancers on the other team are out.

Eldon: [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] If I lose... I'm out. And West will have to step up and continue.

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man, zoomed in.

Lindsey Russell: Round one is moves and grooves. [Cut to crowd cheering.] Let's do this!

Eldon: [Voice-over.] Each round's a different dance style. This round is moves and grooves, [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] so I can't to any tricking, gymnastics, or acro. [Zoom in on Eldon's face.] It's gotta be pure hip-hop.

Cut to the female dancer from Fuego Fuego dancing. Cut to Eldon, West, and James watching the female dancer compete. Cut to Thalia watching from the audience.

Thalia: [Voice-over.] I'm here to support Eldon and the boys. [Cut to Thalia in Talking Heads.] I know they can win this thing.

Cut to James and West exchanging worried looks as Eldon looks on. West rubs Eldon's shoulders.

West: Alright bro, you'll kill this. You got this.

Cut to the female dancer still competing. The female dancer finishes and Eldon begins dancing.

James: [Voice-over.] Eldon is going all out right now. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] He is leaving it all on the floor.

Cut to Eldon competing. Eldon finishes competing. Thalia claps in the audience.

West: [Voice-over.] Eldon did great but [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] it's all up to the judges now.

Cut to The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.

The Masked Man: The winner [Cut to The Masked Man.] of the first round is [Camera zooms out.] Avril [Cut to the smiling members of Fuego Fuego and Avril (the aforementioned female dancer) raising her hands smugly.] from the Fuego Fuego Hip-Hop [Cut to James, West and Eldon, disappointed, then to Thalia.] Academy.

Cut to Lindsey Russell.

Lindsey Russell: Next Step, that means your first dancer [Camera zooms out.] has been eliminated.

Cut to Eldon.

Eldon: Sorry, guys. [Claps West on the back.] I tried my best.

Cut to James, Eldon, and West.

West: It's all good, man. Still got this.

James begins to clap Eldon on the back.

James: [Voice-over.] I'm worried. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] West and I are going to have to find a way to beat three dancers.

Lindsey Russell: Round two... [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] bouncing!

Cut to James, West, and Eldon, amidst a cheering and clapping crowd. Cut to Avril. Avril dances.

West: [Voice-over.] Bouncing is a street style of dance that is very... well... bouncy.

Avril finishes dancing and West commences. West dances among cheers from the audience.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] West... ha... West, he is [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] crushing it out there.

Cut to West still dancing, the cheers intensifying.

West: [Voice-over.] I'm killing it and honestly... I have to. [Cut to West in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] I don't think James has it in him today.

Cut to West concluding his dancing. West finishes to uproarious applause and walks off the stage, where he claps James on the back. The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell emerge. James, Eldon, and West look on.

The Masked Man: I think it's clear that the winner of [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] that round was [Camera zooms out.] West from The Next Step.

Cut to the audience cheering. Thalia cheers. Cut to Eldon congratulating West as James bounces.

Lindsey Russell: Now each team has lost a dancer, which leaves [Cut to Avril looking on. Lindsey Russell emerges.] only two remaining. [Cut to back shot of Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] And the hip-hop dance style in round three [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man, zoomed in.] will be waving.

Cut to Avril and Santana hyping their teammate up for his dance. The dancer begins to dance.

West: [Voice-over.] Waving is when you make your body move like water and... this guy's got moves [Cut to West watching the dancer compete.] I hate to admit it [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] but I'm impressed.

Cut to the dancer still competing. As he finishes his last move, West commences his dance.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] This is the second round for West. He should be tired [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads], but somehow he has more energy.

Cut to West competing. For his final move, West backs up, links his arms and circles them around the dancer from Fuego Fuego, and moves them down, resulting in uproarious cheers from the audience, including Thalia.

James: [Voice-over.] Did you see that? West just pulled the coolest move [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] I've ever seen.

Cut to the audience cheering as West finishes dancing. West poses and James and Eldon cheer him on.

James: It's over bro, it's over.

Cut to Avril shaking her finger and Santana shaking his head as they pat their fellow teammate on the back. Cut to Eldon patting West on the chest excitedly. West does a final backflip, leaving the audience hyped.

James: [Voice-over.] West was not just in that guy's face, he was all over that guy. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] But the judges just don't look too happy.

Cut to back aerial shot of Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

Lindsey Russell: Masked Man, [Cut to frontal shot of Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] what is the verdict? [Cut to Lindsey Russell excitedly facing The Masked Man, with the members of Fuego Fuego in the background, unimpressed.] I mean, it should be obvious.

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

The Masked Man: Unfortunately, it is not. [Cut to Lindsey Russell's appalled face, with West's competitor nodding in the background.] We have a [Cut to The Masked Man, James, West, and Eldon.] disqualification [West turns to James confusedly.] due to illegal touching. [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man as the crowd boos.] Fuego Fuego, wins [Cut to the members of Fuego Fuego looking on smugly.] wins that round.

Cut to James and West looking on, crestfallen.

James: What?

West turns around, frustrated. Cut to the audience booing and putting their thumbs down.

James: [Voice-over.] I can't believe West got disqualified for [Cut to Eldon and James consoling West.] illegal touching. Now he's out... [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] and it's all up to me.

Screen fades to black. Cut to various shots of Toronto. Cut to Alfie standing in the airport holding a bouquet of flowers, with the Swiss Ambassador before him.

Alfie: [Flustered.] Traffic. Traffic. She's stuck in traffic.

Cut to the stone-faced ambassador watching Alfie pace.

Alfie: [Voice-over.] I've been waiting here for over an hour... and Riley's still not here. [Cut to Alfie in Talking Heads.] I'm totally confused right now.

Cut to various shots of London. Cut to shot of the exterior of the Bangers & Mashups venue. Cut to Lindsey Russell, zoomed in.

Lindsey Russell: The next dance style will be breaking!

Cut to back shot of Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man standing before the cheering audience. Cut to James worried. Cut to West's previous competitor. The competitor dances.

West: [Voice-over.] Breaking is power moves mixed with top rock, down rock, and freestyle. Eldon and I have already been eliminated. Now it's up to James to take out the next two dancers [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] and bring home the victory.

Cut to the competitor dancing. The competitor finishes dancing and James commences. James performs a move that excites the crowd, including Thalia. James continues to dance.

James: [Voice-over.] I can't even think about the second dance right now. I have to focus on the dancer in front of me [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] and win this battle first.

Cut to James dancing. Cut to Eldon and West cheering James on. Cut to James dancing toward Eldon and West, who react excitedly. James flips off of West's hands back onto the stage to finish.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] I'm proud of James. Even though he's heartbroken, he's really bringing it hard. [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] That's what dance battles are all about.

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man emerging on-stage.

Lindsey Russell: Okay, well the pressure was on them. [Camera zooms in.] Masked Man, what are the powers that be? [Cut to Fuego Fuego.] Have Fuego Fuego ended it all? [Cut to James.] Or is The Next Step gonna live to dance another day?

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

The Masked Man: The winner of that round is... [Camera zooms in.] D.E.W.A.I.J. [Cut to James, West, and Eldon, content.] of The Next Step!

Cut Thalia cheering.

West: [Voice-over.] James absolutely destroyed that battle. He cleaned up a mess that [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] I couldn't.

Cut to side view of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.

The Masked Man: At this stage of the competition, each [Cut to frontal view of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.] dancer is allowed to choose his own dance style. No rules whatsoever!

Cut to crowd cheering.

The Masked Man: But [Cut to The Masked Man], there will be a twist. [Cut to a back shot of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.] The two remaining dancers will battle over and over again [Cut to Santana, zoomed.] Until one dancer [Cut to James, zoomed.] has won three battles [Cut to The Masked Man], declaring them the champion.

Cut to the crowd cheering. Cut to James, worried.

James: [Voice-over.] I'm never been more nervous for dancing in my life [James frantically regards Eldon, then West. Cut to James in Talking Heads.] This is going to take everything I have. [Zoom in on James' face.] And even that might not be enough.

Cut to Santana dancing amidst cheers.

James: [Voice-over.] Winning one battle is hard. Two, that's insane. Winning best out of five? [Cut to James in Talking Heads, zoomed.] Honestly, I'm nervous.

Cut to Santana concluding his dance. James commences his dance.

James: [Voice-over.] I have to dance for my life but... [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] I don't know if my heart is in this.

Cut to James dancing well, albeit not at his best. James finishes in sitting position, which Santana mimics. Cut to the crowd cheering. Cut to James. James gets up and reunites with West and Eldon.

Lindsey Russell: Okay, off to a fighting start. [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] Masked Man, what is the verdict?

The Masked Man: The winner of round one is... Santana!

Santana flexes amidst cheers from the crowd. Cut to James who lets out a sigh of frustration. James runs a hand over his head.

West: [Voice-over.] The first with three points wins. [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] James is down one to zero now, so he needs to make this next battle count.

Cut to Santana dancing.

James: [Voice-over.] This guy's killing it. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] Fuego Fuego definitely saved the best for last.

Cut to Santana completing his dance. James commences dancing.

James: [Voice-over.] Normally when I have to dance for my life, I reach down deep and I try to find something to propel me to greatness. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] I'm trying right now and I don't think there's anything there.

Cut to James dancing. James performs a flip and stumbles upon the landing. Cut to West in Talking Heads, zoomed.

West: I'm worried about James. [Cut to James dancing. Voice-over.] Something is missing. It's like he's given up.

James finishes dancing, then gestures angrily as he returns to West and Eldon. West and Eldon try and fail to comfort James.

Lindsey Russell: Wow, these dancers are really, really bringing it now. [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man. Zoom in on Lindsey Russell.] Who is the winner of that round?

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

The Masked Man: The winner, once again, is [Cut to Fuego Fuego.] Santana!

Fuego Fuego celebrates with the cheering crowd and James looks on, downtrodden. Cut to back view of Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

Lindsey Russell: Congratulations!

The Masked Man: Fuego Fuego's now leading [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] two-nil. And you might as well get those brooms out 'cause I smell a sweep!

Cut to Santana roaming the stage. Cut to James pinching the space between his eyebrows.

James: [Voice-over.] This is bad news.

Eldon: [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] If James loses one more round then we're out. [Cut West and Eldon holding their heads with James looking down.] He's gotta win three straight.

James: [Voice-over.] I don't [Cut to James in Talking Heads, zoomed.] know how we're gonna win.

Screen fades to black. Cut to shots of Toronto. Cut to a plane travelling in the sky.

Alfie: What time is it? [Cut to Alfie standing in the airport, the Swiss Ambassador checking her watch.]

Swiss Ambassador: Exactly eleven minutes [Camera zooms in.] since the last time you asked me, your Highness.

Alfie: You're just [Cut to Alfie] wonderfully truthful, aren't you?

Cut to the Swiss Ambassador. She nods. Cut to Alfie, then to Alfie and the Swiss Ambassador.

Alfie: [Sighs.] Five more minutes?

Swiss Ambassador: Of course [Cut to Alfie], your Highness.

Alfie: [Voice-over.] Come on, Riley. [Cut to Alfie in Talking Heads.] What's taking so long?

James: I bailed on that flip.

Cut to frontal West, James, and Eldon.

West: It's all good, man—

James: —No, I bailed on it. You saw it man.

Cut to side view of West, James, and Eldon.

West: You played it off.

James: Stop. You both saw it.

Eldon: It was smooth. It was smooth. You played it off.

Cut to a back view of James, with West and Eldon near James.

James: [Voice-over.] I'm trying to keep it together, but [Cut to James in Talking Heads] I have nothing left. [Zoom in on James.] I have nothing left to fight for.

Cut to West, James, and Eldon.

West: You just really gotta win these next couple rounds or we're out. Okay? We didn't come here [Cut to side shot of West, James, and Eldon.] to lose.

James: I'm tired, yo.

Eldon: Well...

West: You gotta pull it together.

Cut to shot of the ramp extending to the stage.

James: Whatever, man, let's just do it.

Eldon: No, no, no, no, not whatever.

Cut to Riley walking up the ramp.

Riley: [Voice-over.] I was at the airport and I knew I had to follow my heart. [Cut to back shot of Riley walking up the ramp, with the boys in view.] And my heart lead me here.

Cut to West noticing Riley, James' back to her.

West: Look who's here.

Cut to to Riley on-stage, with James' back turned. James turns. Camera zooms in on James, confusion dawning on his face. Cut to Riley, her mouth agape. Riley walks toward James and circles her arms around him in a hug. As if by reflex, James arms fold around Riley's back. Eventually, the two pull away, their faces inches apart.

James: What are you doing here?

Riley: [Frantically.] I love you. It's always been you, I'll always love you and I'm so sorry for what I did but you're gonna have to find a way to—

James interrupts Riley with a kiss. As the crowd cheers, the camera slowly moves upward, until the sight of them kissing is an aerial shot. The camera then zooms in on James' and Riley's face. They pull away from each other, Riley smiling.

Riley: [Voice-over.] James has my heart. [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] And he always will.

Cut to James and Riley.

Riley: [Smiling.] Now go get 'em.

James: [Smiling.] Alright.

Cut to aerial view of the stage.

Lindsey Russell: Good luck, everyone.

Cut to Riley, who runs over to the benches and sits beside Thalia. Thalia and Riley hug. Cut to James preparing to dance.

James: [Voice-over.] I don't know how Riley got here and I don't care. She's here [Cut to James in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] and now I can win this thing.

Cut Alfie sitting in the airport sullenly.

Alfie: [Voice-over.] I'd wait forever if I knew Riley would come. But, in my heart, I know it's over. [Cut to Alfie in Talking Heads.] How could she do this to me?

Cut to Swiss Ambassador approaching Alfie.

Swiss Ambassador: I'm really sorry, your Highness. [Cut to Alfie.] The jet is waiting.

Alfie looks up, then rises from his seat. He retrieves the bouquet from their spot on a chair and begins to exit.

Alfie: [Voice-over.] This is the worse day of my life. [Alfie gives the bouquet to a random woman, then continues on. Cut to Alfie in Talking Heads.] I guess not all princes get to live happily ever after.

Cut to the competition. Santana dances, with James watching.

West: [Voice-over.] James can't afford to make any mistakes. [Cut to West in Talking Heads.] But I don't think that's going to be a problem now.

Cut to Santana finishing his dance. Cut to Riley cheering in the audience. Cut to James dancing. Cut to Thalia and Riley cheering.

Eldon: [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] That's my boy. Look out everyone. James is back.

Cut to James dancing as the crowd cheers.

James: [Voice-over.] I danced for myself, I danced for the boys, [Cut to a smiling Riley.] but it feels good to be dancing [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] for Riley again.

Cut to James reuniting with the boys.

The Masked Man: The winner of that round was... [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] D.E. [Cut to James.] W.A.I. J.!

Cut Santana, shaking his head. Cut to James, who gives The Masked Man props.

Lindsey Russell: Okay, time for round four.

Cut to Santana, who begins dancing.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] Fuego Fuego isn't going down without a fight. [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads.] This guy came to win.

Cut to Santana finishing dancing. Cut to James, who commences dancing.

James: [Voice-over.] My body feels tired, but it doesn't matter. [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] Every time I think of slowing down, I look over [Cut to James approaching the bench.] and I see Riley [James flips off the bench.] and it just keeps me going.

James performs a kip-up and continues to dance. Cut to Riley and Thalia who cheer upon James finishing.

Riley: [Voice-over.] This is where I belong. When I'm with [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] James... everything feels right.

Cut to aerial shot of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.

The Masked Man: The winner, once again, is [Cut to side shot of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.] D.E.W.A.I.J.!

Cut to Thalia and Riley celebrating. Cut to West and Eldon celebrating.

West: [Voice-over.] We're all tied up. If James wins this [Cut to West in Talking Heads.], we're world champions.

Cut to aerial shot of The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.

The Masked Man: This is the final dance. [Cut to The Masked Man.] What we've all been waiting for. [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man as the crowd cheers in affirmation. Cut to Santana, nodding. Cut to James.] After this [Cut to The Masked Man.] this next round, we will know who won the Bangers & Mashups International Hip-Hop competition!

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man, before a riotous crowd.

Lindsey Russell: Let's do this!

Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man exit the stage. Cut to James. Cut to Santana, who begins dancing.

James: [Voice-over.] I know Fuego Fuego wants this just as bad as I do [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] but I've been holding onto something special.

Cut to Santana finishing dancing. West and Eldon enter the stage and crouch beside each other. James flips over them, thrilling the crowd. James dances.

Riley: [Voice-over.] I've never seen James dance like this before. [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] He's unstoppable.

Cut to James flipping. Cut to Riley excitedly cheering. Cut to James dancing. James finishes. Cut to Thalia and Riley cheering among the crowd.

Lindsey Russell: Okay, guys! [Cut to an unnamed masked man giving The Masked Man the trophy.] You have done it [Cut to shot of stage, with Lindsey Russell, The Masked Man, and the competitors.], you have danced all you can dance. It is now time for the moment we've been waiting for [Cut to Lindsey Russell.] for weeks. [Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.] It's time for the results and it's time to crown a winner of the Bangers & Mashups Hip-Hop International Extravaganza. Are you ready?

Cut to aerial shot of the venue and its occupants as the crowd cheers.

Lindsey Russell: Masked Man [Cut to Lindsey Russell.], it's over to you.

Cut to Lindsey Russell and The Masked Man.

The Masked Man: The winner is [Cut to Santana, then to James, then to Riley and Thalia. Finally, the camera showcases The Masked Man and Lindsey Russell.] The Next Step!

The venue's occupants' erupt into celebration. Riley runs into James' arms, while Thalia runs into Eldon's.

Eldon: [Voice-over.] We won Bangers & Mashups, the international hip-hop competition? [Cut to Eldon in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] That is insane!

Cut to West jumping with the trophy in hand.

West: [Voice-over.] We're world champions. [Cut to West in Talking Heads, zoomed in.] We are hip-hop kings. [Shakes head.] Aw, it just feels so good.

Cut to crowd celebrating.

Riley: [Voice-over.] After all this time, celebrating with James is still [Cut to Riley in Talking Heads.] the best feeling in the world.

Cut to shot of the trophy.

James: [Cut to James in Talking Heads.] I'm king of the world, baby! The world! The best part is... [Zoom in on James' face.] I get to celebrate with my queen.

Cut to Riley and James happily hugging. Then, the two kiss.

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