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Bro, if I die... if I die... tell Riley I love her.

James, to West

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"Lost at Sea" is the 24th episode in Season 3 of The Next Step and the 88th episode overall. It aired on October 30, 2015.

Synopsis Edit

Kate and Giselle arrive to register for Internationals, but James has still not signed his form. Unfortunately, James is stuck in the middle of the alligator-filled Everglades with West and Eldon.

Plot Edit

It is the day of registration for the Americas and Kate and Giselle are excited to register The Next Step Dance Studio. The two approach one of the Absolute Dance Internationals employees to register, and are confused when she claims that The Next Step is not listed. Kate and Giselle realize that they are in quite the pickle.

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Eldon asks James where West is.

James and Eldon are waiting for West and the tour guide so that they can go on their tour of the Everglades, but they are both late. Moments later, West finally arrives, carrying an alligator. James shies away from the creature, as he has a fear of it, but Eldon happily pets it. The tour guide and boat captain, Jesse, arrives, and the three follow him to the air boat.

Phoebe is sitting at the desk in Kate's office at The Next Step Dance Studio, singing "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain," when she receives a call from Kate. Kate relays the predicament to Phoebe, who admits that she forgot to cleanse the team and the studio, which is probably why the problem has surfaced. Meanwhile, Giselle is still trying to figure out what is going on. She asks the employee to check underneath the table; she complies, and sure enough there is a clipboard with The Next Step's name on it. Although, the employee dubs it as an incomplete list since the studio only has 11 signatures. Giselle sees that the missing signature is none other than James's and is told that if his signature is given by the end of the day, then they are fine. She tells Kate, who orders Phoebe to scan an extra copy of the form located in the filing cabinet that has James's signature on it, and send it to her.

James, West, Eldon, and Jesse are on a tour of the Everglades. Suddenly, they stop, and Jesse directs their attention to an island called Coco Plum Island. The three find the name laughable, until Jesse explains that the island got its name after the only girl who survived the Night of the Horror of the Alligators: a twelfth grade prom group was lost in the Everglades and resorted to staying on the island where alligators picked them off one by one with Coco Plum being the only survivor.

Kate receives the scanned copy of the form, but the employee doesn't accept it, needing an original. Kate tries to keep her cool, as she thinks it will be easy to get James's signature. Meanwhile, James is still cruising through the Everglades with the others, until the boat malfunctions and stops moving. Jesse goes to check the boat out and seeing that there is a problem, decides that he will go to an island 2 hours away to get tools. The boys are asked to sit tight, much to their chagrin. Jesse walks off into the distance, and seems to disappear in the blink of an eye.

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Richelle and Skylar listen to Phoebe's pitch about the duet.

Phoebe calls Skylar and Richelle into the office and tells them about the predicament with registration. She asks them to create a duet in order to "cleanse the space." Both parties find this ridiculous (more so for Richelle). Despite this, Phoebe fully believes that the duet will solve their problem. Meanwhile, Kate and Giselle are pacing the venue, trying to figure out how to contact James, as he is not answering his texts. Giselle fears that the team will be disqualified.

James, West, and Eldon have been stranded in the Everglades for over an hour. Eldon expresses his need to pee, and James suggests that he pee in the water which angers Eldon, as the Everglades is a natural reserve protected by the U.S. Government. West interrupts and expresses his belief that Jesse has left them as a sacrifice to the alligator gods. Although Eldon agrees, James finds this ridiculous. Furthermore, West believes that the boat isn't even broken; he makes his way to the engine and fiddles with and, sure enough, the engine spurs back to life. He turns around the boat, and the three begin to sail back.

Kate asks Giselle to call Riley; she does, and is told that James is in the swamp. Giselle confesses that she isn't scared that James has gotten eaten by an alligator, but rather, fears for his life when he sees her.

The boys are sailing on the waters, all urgent to leave, when the boat halts again. This only furthers West's assurance that the alligator god is out to get them. Eldon realizes that he has his lucky coin and vows to create an offering, but in the process, drops the coin into the water. Eldon immediately begins panicking. West pulls James aside and tells him his plan: he has a similar pound, so James will jump into the water and pretend to retrieve Eldon's coin. James immediately refuses, but complies after some coercing.

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Richelle and Skylar compete their duet.

Skylar and Richelle perform their duet and Phoebe claims that the negativity has left the studio. James, now wearing protective gear, prepares to jump into the water. He tells West that if he dies, to tell Riley that he loves her. West begins counting down, and James begins screaming, claiming that he doesn't want to. Finally, though, James does it and is surprised at how shallow the water is. James goes along with the plan, and gives Eldon his "lucky coin." Eldon falls for the hoax and is newly relieved. After James goes back onto the boat, Jesse resurfaces with his tool box. All of a sudden, Eldon's phone begins working and he sees that he has texts from: Michelle, Kate, Riley, and Thalia which he reads aloud, stating that if James does not register by 6:00, the team will be disqualified from Internationals.

The registration desk is about to close, so Giselle and Kate have resorted to stealing the employee's things. Although, she catches on, takes back her briefcase, and tells them that registration has officially ended. The two are deeply disheartened, and realize that the team will have to return home. Just then, the boys dash in and James signs the form just in time. Kate, having received the itinerary, tells Eldon that the male solo round is first. Eldon tells her that with his lucky coin, he is ready, but after fishing it out of his pocket, he realizes that it is not the right coin, as it has the wrong date.

Trivia Edit

Continuity Edit

Errors Edit

  • In "Cry Me a River," West professes that crocodiles and alligators co-exist in the Everglades, although, only alligators are in the water when the Everglades are seen.
  • Eldon receives a text from Thalia, and announces this without any chastising from James, despite this being against their agreement.

Cultural references Edit

  • The title refers to a song of the same name by Zedd.

Cast Edit

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Recurring Edit

Absent Edit

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Featured music Edit

Featured dances Edit

Quotes Edit

Main article: Lost at Sea/Quotes

Aftershow Edit

Main article: Lost at Sea/Aftershow

Gallery Edit

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To view the Lost at Sea gallery, click here.

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