|“||Some of The Next Step will not be going to Internationals.||”|
Emily receives news about her injury from her doctor.
Kate and Phoebe find Lucien in Kate's office and discover that he has rearranged all of her personal items, irritating Kate. Eventually, Lucien allows her to have a designated area of the office, but Phoebe does not believe that will be the last of their conflicts.
Lucien goes over his plan to destroy The Next Step with Tess and Daniel, who records the entire conversation for a good laugh. Meanwhile, Stephanie and Emily are at the doctor's office to find out if Emily's knee has recovered so that she can dance. Stephanie tries to comfort her. Emily is then called into the doctor's office.
Later, Elite is practicing a dance routine in Studio A that will be used with the intention of intimidating The Next Step. Meanwhile, the doctor tells Emily that she can't dance because her knee is not completely healed yet; the doctor tells her that if she tries to dance on it, she could permanently damage her knee and would need a knee transplant. Emily is also told that she will probably be unable to dance for an entire year; she refuses to listen to the doctor's wishes because she wants to go to Internationals.
As Stephanie and Emily are walking back from the doctor's office, Emily admits that she can't dance on her knee and makes Stephanie promise that she won't tell anyone. Stephanie secretly believes that it is a bad idea.
Richelle confronts Kate about why Noah was put on A-Troupe rather than her, and believing that Noah is the better dancer, Kate leaves with a mere apology to Richelle. In the Music Room, Chloe and Riley are seen conferring about their solos for the competition, when Riley receives an urgent text from Stephanie. She meets with her in Hidalgo's, and Stephanie tells Riley the truth about Emily's knee.
In Kate's office, Michelle tells Kate—and Lucien by default—that she can't compete because she will be in Madison during the dance battles. Lucien offers Michelle a spot on the team because she has been Miss National Soloist twice, but on the condition that she counts as an Elite win, already acting as one out of the seven dancers Lucien needs to kick Kate and Phoebe out. Kate agrees because she knows that they need Michelle on the team, but Michelle feels guilty that she's putting The Next Step at risk.
As Emily enters Studio A, Riley confronts Emily and tells her that she knows her knee isn't healed and that she therefore shouldn't dance on it, but, Emily tells her that it's her life and that she will make her own decision. Emily lies to A-Troupe that her knee is completely healed and Riley subsequently reveals the truth about Emily's knee, which causes Kate to tell Emily she can't compete for a spot on the Internationals team.
At Hidalgo's, Stephanie approaches Emily and tries to explain why she told Riley about her injury, but Emily is still hurt and refuses to listen to her. Richelle enters because Emily wanted to talk to her, and the two leave to go to Kate's office. Richelle is chosen to replace Emily for a chance to compete for a spot on the team. Although Emily is happy that Richelle gets to compete, she's still sad that it won't be her going to Internationals.
It is finally the day of the competition. Elite enters Studio A, and performs their routine from earlier which works to intimidate A-Troupe. Upon watching, Riley realizes that some of The Next Step won't be going to Internationals.
- Emily is no longer a part of A-Troupe or The Next Step Dance Studio.
- Richelle has been promoted from J-Troupe to compete for a spot on the Internationals team.
- As professed in the previous episode, Emily goes to the doctor for her knee.
- Kate gives Lucien the advantage because she claims that Michelle is needed on the team, although, Michelle becomes an alternate in "Never There," making the negotiation ultimately fruitless.
- Daniel records Lucien's speech, which is later used in "How It Ends."
Cultural references Edit
- The title refers to a song of the same name by OneRepublic.
- Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle
- Alexandra Beaton as Emily
- Jordan Clark as Giselle
- Logan Fabbro as Amanda
- Trevor Tordjman as James
- Lamar Johnson as West
- Isaac Lupien as Eldon
- Jennifer Pappas as Chloe
- Brittany Raymond as Riley
- Taveeta Szymanowicz as Thalia
- Zac Vran as Hunter
- Bree Wasylenko as Kate
- Natalie Krill as Phoebe
- Brennan Clost as Daniel
- Abigail Bergman as Abi
- Devon Michael Brown as Max
- Allain Lupien as Lucien
- Samantha Grecchi as Stephanie
- Jamie O'Leary as Tess
- Shantel Angela Vailloo as Shantel
- Skylar Healey as Skylar
- Cierra Healey as Cierra
- Briar Nolet as Richelle
- Shannon Rendall as Shannon
- Myles Erlick as Noah
- Nicholas Maiorano as Nick
- Mackenzie Grant as Mackenzie
- Jennifer Taylor as Jen
Featured music Edit
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