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Riley: I thought that, deep down, there was a small part of you that still cared about me.
James: There's not a small part of me that still cares about you. All of me cares about you.

— "Danger Zone"

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Jiley is the canon pairing between James and Riley.

Songs

Theme Song

  • During the Season 1 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are introduced beside each other.
  • At the end of the Season 1 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are standing beside each other.
  • During the Season 2 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are introduced beside each other.
  • At the end of the Season 2 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are standing beside each other.
  • During the second Season 3 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are introduced beside each other.
  • At the end of the second Season 3 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are standing beside each other.
  • During the third Season 3 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are introduced beside each other.
  • At the end of the third Season 3 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are standing beside each other.
  • During the second Season 4 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are introduced beside each other.
  • At the end of the Season 4 white walls theme sequence, Riley and James are standing beside each other.

History

Riley promises James that if he gets over 70% on his math test,[1] she will go on a date with him. When he does so, their relationship begins.[2] Everything appears to be going well, until Riley sees James kissing his ex-girlfriend, Beth,[3] causing Riley to break up with James.[4] Although, after James completes a list of tasks that Riley creates for him, they get back together.[5] As well as his girlfriend, Riley is also James' best friend.[6]

Later, Riley cheats on James by kissing Alfie.[7] Although James forgives Riley for this,[8] Riley ultimately breaks up with him.[9] After realizing she does not want to be with Alfie, Riley reconciles with James and the two resume their relationship.[10]

Moments

Season 1

"Get the Party Started"

"Everybody Dance Now"

  • James and Riley are on A-Troupe together.

"Dance, Dance"

  • Both Riley and James are placed in Michelle's dance group.

"Rock and a Hard Place"

  • James gives Riley a water bottle full of mountain water.
  • Riley says that James is the only one she feels she can trust.
  • Riley asks James for his opinion on the line placement.

"Steal My Sunshine"

  • James helps Riley find Emily's necklace.
  • James says that finding Emily's necklace is for Riley, not Emily.

"Good Girls Go Bad"

  • Riley, sort of, confides in James.
  • Riley confesses that she trusts James.
  • Riley relies on James to keep an eye on Michelle.

"Love Story"

  • James says that Riley has some sort of kryptonite that he digs.
  • James calls Riley "babe."
  • James and Riley are duet partners.
  • Riley asks James to help her dethrone Emily as Dance Captain.

"Just the Two of Us"

  • James and Riley practice their routine.
  • James thinks that Riley is starting to like him.
  • James and Riley perform a duet together.
  • Riley says that she and James have a lot of chemistry.

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

  • James says that he feels so sad for Riley and wants to give her a hug.
  • Riley and James are told that they have a lot of chemistry by Brighter Brightest.
  • Riley and James star in the music video.
  • James puts his arm around Riley.
  • Riley confides in James.
  • James gets Riley Brighter Brightest's autograph as well as a kiss on the cheek from the band's lead singer.
  • Riley says that James made her feel better.

"Road to Joy"

  • James is interested in Riley's whereabouts.
  • James follows Riley onto the bus.
  • James stalls so that she can spend more time with Riley.
  • Riley helps James accomplish a dance move.
  • James and Riley dance together.
  • Riley holds James's hand on the bus ride home.

"Can You Keep a Secret?"

  • Riley smiles when James does his solo audition.
  • Riley and James hang out at Squeezed together.

"Get It Together"

  • James and Riley are both in Michelle's group.

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"

  • James listens to Riley.

"Sabotage"

  • Riley is sad when James tells her that he will be pulled out of studio.
  • Riley says that she needs James.
  • James says that he doesn't know what he is going to do about not seeing Riley everyday.

"Changes"

  • Riley tells James that if he gets at least a 70% on his math test, she'll go on a date with him.
  • Riley and James almost kiss.

"Help"

  • Riley and James are in the same row.

"Forget You"

  • James and Riley video-chat.
  • Tiffany suspects that there is something going on between Riley and James.
  • Riley helps James study.

"Brand New"

  • Riley helps James study.
  • Riley goes to James' school to help him with the dance routine.
  • Riley believes that James will do well on his test.
  • James and Riley hug.
  • James says that Riley believes in him when nobody else does and that anything is possible with Riley.

"First Date"

  • James smiles when he watches Riley dance.
  • Riley hugs James when he tells her he passed his test.
  • Riley says that she is really excited, but kind of nervous, for their date.
  • James and Riley go on their first date.
  • James puts a lot of thought into the date.
  • James and Riley slow dance and eventually kiss.

"We Are Family"

  • James doesn't tell West, Chloe, Giselle, and Daniel about his date with Riley because he thinks that Riley is different.
  • Riley asks James if they're in a relationship.
  • Riley says that she wants to be his girlfriend.
  • James is really excited that Riley is agreeing to liking him him back; he does a flip, then lifts Riley and spins her in his arms.

"Break Stuff"

  • James consoles Riley.
  • Riley is upset when James didn't confide in her.

"Come Back... Be Here"

  • Riley is jealous when James greets Amanda.

"Bad Moon Rising"

  • James lets Riley choose the movie.
  • James kisses Riley.
  • James says that kissing Riley isn't a dare.

"Fancy Footwork"

  • James rubs Riley's back after their performance to make her feel better about messing up.

"This Is How We Do It"

  • James and Riley hug after they perform their dance.

"Winner Takes All"

  • James and Riley hold hands while waiting to find out who won Regionals.
  • James and Riley hug each other.
  • James and Riley kiss.

Season 2

"Don't Stop the Party"

  • James approaches Riley and asks her about her life.

"My Boyfriend's Back"

  • James puts his arm around Riley.

"The Girl Is Mine"

  • James and Riley perform a duet together.
  • Riley hugs James.
  • James confesses that he wishes the duet competition was with Riley.
  • Riley confesses that she couldn't feel more sure with James.

"It Takes Two"

  • James and Riley audition for the Nationals duet together.
  • Riley is brought to tears at the sight of James and Beth kissing.

"What'll I Do"

  • James performs a dance for Riley.
  • James, near tears, tells Riley that he has only ever wanted to be with her and begs for forgiveness.
  • James admits that he is in pain after his break-up with Riley.

"Never Enough"

  • James is excited to see Riley approach him.
  • Riley congratulates James on placing second in the duet competition.

"The Truth Comes Out"

  • James calls Riley "babe."

"Sing"

  • Riley says that she came to the fundraiser for James.
  • James admits that he'll be heartbroken if he looks at Riley and she isn't looking at him.
  • Riley looks at James.

"Hazy Shade of Winter"

  • James tries to talk to Riley and volunteers to walk her home.
  • James tells her that he thought they had everything to which Riley concurs.

"Game On"

  • James watches Riley dance.
  • James tells Riley that she is perfect.
  • James apologizes to Riley.
  • James tells Riley that he will fight for her.

"Make A Plan To Love Me"

  • Riley makes a list for James of all of the tasks that he has to do to get her back.
  • James tries to break up with Beth to be with Riley.
  • Riley tells James that he did a good job.
  • It is revealed that Riley thought that James was cute when he became a part of A-Troupe.

"Sacrifice"

"Hello Trouble"

  • James does the scariest task on the list, just for Riley.
  • James confides in Riley.

"Lost"

  • James solves a riddle for Riley.
  • Riley hugs James.

"Better Than This"

  • Despite not wanting to, James takes his driving test for Riley.
  • Riley promises to go on a date with James if he passes his driving test.
  • Riley is happy when James passes.

"Under Pressure"

  • Riley and James attend a CPR class together.
  • Riley admits that the class would've been boring without James.
  • James understands that Riley has to go.
  • Riley is appreciative that James understands.

"Just Dance"

  • James finishes all of the tasks on the list.
  • James tries to hug Riley after completing his First Aid training.
  • James and Riley kiss.

"Water It"

  • James and Riley get their duet back from Giselle and Thalia.
  • Riley plans a surprise picnic for James equipped with shawarmas, James' favourite food.
  • James and Riley slow dance.
  • James and Riley kiss.
  • Riley says that now she and James are official.

"I Don't Know"

  • Riley asks James what is wrong.
  • Riley believes that James can land the B-twist.
  • James and Riley perform their duet together.
  • James lands the B-twist because Riley believes in him.
  • Riley tells James that she loves him.
  • James kisses Riley, uncaring of the audience.

"Rewind"

  • James and Riley kiss.
  • Riley gets driven by James.

Season 3

"Coming Home?"

  • James and Riley walk together.
  • James and Riley are together at Kathy's house.
  • Riley implies that James is brilliant.

"Game, Set, and Match"

  • James and Riley perform a duet together.
  • James picks Riley up and spins her around.
  • James calls Riley "baby" twice.

"The Fallout"

  • James forfeits so that Riley can win.
  • James confesses that he loves Riley.
  • Riley and James hug twice.

"Your New Beginning"

  • James tells Riley that she looks beautiful.
  • James gets Riley corn.
  • Riley and James hug twice.

"I'm Your Captain"

  • James asks for Riley's help in regards to picking a suit.
  • James reveals that Riley is his date to the wedding.
  • James and Riley get ice cream together.
  • Riley states that James looks good in his suit.

"The Nutcracker Prince"

  • James and Riley are in Hidalgo's together.
  • James takes Riley's hand and spins her around.

"Marry Me"

  • James and Riley attend Kathy and Arthur's wedding together.

"Do the Right Thing"

  • James and Riley are in Hidalgo's together.

"Put You First"

  • James gives Riley a box of chocolates.
  • James writes a song for Riley which his band performs.
  • James and Riley hug.
  • Riley sets up a canvas on the floor of Studio A, equipped with paint and body suits for herself and James to paint a life-sized picture.
  • James and Riley dance together and kiss.
  • James confesses that being with Riley has been the best time he has ever had.
  • Riley says that she couldn't thank James enough.

"The New Girl in Town"

  • Riley pulls a prank on James.
  • James compliments Riley.

"Sweet Spot"

  • When offered the Internationals duet, Riley says that it would be nice to spend more time with James.

"Square Dance"

  • Riley confides in James.

"Mixed Messages"

  • James tells Riley that he wants to be the one to show her how to have a good time.
  • James quits the band for Riley.

"Never There"

  • James and Riley pretend to be each other.
  • Riley apologizes to James.

"Today I'm Getting Over You"

  • James and Riley converse in Hidalgo's.

"It's My Party"

  • Riley plays a prank on James.
  • James and Riley slow-dance together.

"When the War is Over"

  • James is upset when Riley can't do her female solo.

"Blind"

  • James makes a deal with Riley: if she doesn't fall into a spotter in the blindfolded 2-7 person dance, she can go on a date with him.
  • James and Riley go on a date.
  • James and Riley dance with each other whilst on their date.

"Turn, Turn, Turn"

"She's Not You"

  • James and Riley are partners in the Internationals semi-finals routine.
  • James confides in Riley.

"How It Ends"

  • Reminiscent of Season 1, James gives Riley a gift of mountain water.
  • James and Riley are partners in the Internationals final routine.
  • Riley is emotional at the thought of the duet being her last dance with James.
  • James says that his duet with Riley has to be the best dance they have ever done.
  • Before going on-stage, James and Riley briefly hold hands.
  • Michelle says that James and Riley look so in love on stage.
  • Kate says that it is magical when James and Riley dance together.
  • Giselle calls James and Riley's duet moving.
  • Riley and James perform a duet together.
  • After winning the title and the trophy, James and Riley kiss.

Season 4

"One More Time"

  • James reassures Riley.
  • James kisses Riley's forehead.
  • James and Riley hug.
  • Riley introduces James to Alfie as her boyfriend.

"Welcome to the Jungle"

  • James approaches Riley.
  • Riley confides in James about becoming studio head.
  • James advises Riley.
  • James tells Riley that he'll be behind her 100%.
  • James and Riley hug.

"Walk This Way"

  • Riley is wary of James going to London.
  • James and Riley hold hands.
  • Riley confides in James.
  • James and Riley hug.
  • James and Riley go on a date.
  • James and Riley slow dance together to a song that James wrote for Riley.
  • James and Riley kiss.

"Runaway"

  • Riley and James converse over the phone.
  • Riley tells James a secret that nobody is supposed to know.

"On the Rocks"

  • Riley looks forward to hearing James' voicemail.
  • Riley confides in James.
  • James consoles Riley.
  • James calls Riley cute.
  • James tells Riley that he loves her and vice versa.

"I Can't Go for That"

  • Riley confesses that if James weren't in London that she'd invite him to the gala.
  • Riley video chats with James.
  • James and Riley video chat.
  • James confesses that Riley deserves a fun night out.

"I Only Have Eyes for You"

  • Riley confesses that she misses James everyday.
  • Riley tells Piper that she misses James and feels lonely without him.

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"

  • Riley tells Alfie that she loves James.

"Your Time Is Gonna Come"

  • James and Riley video chat each other.
  • Riley tells James that he feels so far away.
  • James tells Riley that he feels as though time and distance don't apply to them.
  • James tells Riley he loves her.
  • Riley tells James that she loves him.
  • James tells Riley that he is looking forward to returning and seeing her.

"How Deep Is Your Love"

  • Riley deems James as the only person who was able to make her heart stop.

"Heat of the Moment"

  • Riley confesses that she needs to reconnect with James.
  • Riley calls James and is extremely dejected when met with his answering machine.
  • James tells a stranger that he is missing a girl back home (this girl must be Riley).

"Kiss and Tell"

  • James tells Riley that he loves her.
  • Riley is concerned bout the heartbreak James will experience when he discovers that she kissed Alfie.
  • James calls Riley, wishing to ensure that she is okay.
  • Riley confesses that she doesn't know how she can break the heart of the person she loves (this person being James).
  • James is bothered that Riley has not answered his phone calls.
  • James calls Riley a second time.

"Here Comes Your Man"

  • Riley tells Cooper that she misses James.
  • Riley excitedly assures Cooper that her hands have touched James.
  • James and Riley speak to each other on the phone.

"Tainted Love"

  • James calls Riley "babe" twice.
  • James appears concerned to see Riley crying.
  • After finding out about Riley and Alfie, James confesses that his heart is breaking.
  • James fears that he has been replaced by Alfie.
  • James confesses that all Riley had to say was "I need you," and he would have returned in a heartbeat.

"A Fool in Love"

  • James forgives Riley, as she forgave him when he kissed Beth.
  • James assures Riley that he loves her.
  • Riley tells James that she loves him.
  • James and Riley hold hands.
  • James tells Riley that he will give her as much time as she needs.
  • Riley wishes to be completely honest with James.
  • Riley consults James before spending time with Alfie.
  • Riley feels bad for hurting James.
  • Riley imagines herself dancing with James.

"Karma Police"

  • Riley is initially opposed to breaking up with James.
  • Riley is unable to even say to James that she is breaking up with him.
  • Riley is brought to tears upon her break-up with James.
  • James is near tears when he is broken up with.

"Danger Zone"

  • Riley initially refuses to asks James to dance with Alfie, ashe knows that it will hurt him.
  • James yells at Alfie about kissing Riley.
  • Riley assures James that he has every right to hate her.
  • James tells Riley that all of him cares about her.

"Rivalry"

  • Riley is persistent on wishing James good luck, despite Emily's warning.
  • Riley wishes James good luck.
  • Riley feels guilty for kissing Alfie since James witnessed it.
  • James tells Riley that he is drinking mountain spring water.
  • Riley insists on speaking to James.
  • Riley is saddened to see that James left without saying goodbye.
  • Riley confesses that it feels weird to celebrate without James.

"Nobody's Perfect"

  • Riley calls James to thank him for dancing at the qualifier.
  • Riley is disappointing when her conversation with James is not long-lasting.
  • Riley cannot stop thinking about James on her date with Alfie, and is brought to tears.
  • Riley runs out of her date with Alfie due to her thoughts of James.

"It Ain't Easy"

  • James is still upset about his situation with Riley.
  • When Michelle reminds Riley that Alfie isn't James, Riley ponders upon whether that is why she cannot connect with Alfie.
  • Ella assures Riley that James still loves her.
  • Riley says aloud that she still loves James.

"Bold As Love"

  • James and Riley kiss.
  • James and Riley are back together.
  • James and Riley slowdance together.

Rivals

Gallery

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References

  1. "Changes." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  2. "First Date." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  3. "It Takes Two." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  4. "What'll I Do." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  5. "Just Dance." Wikia. Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  6. The Next Step Souvenir Book. Wikia. Retrieved on April 23, 2016.
  7. "Heat of the Moment." Wikia. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  8. "A Fool in Love." Wikia. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  9. "Karma Police." Wikia. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  10. "Bold As Love." Wikia. Retrieved on February 10, 2017.

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