Inside the studio, Erik-Michael is singing and doing a reasonable job. Outside, Bryan's greeting Ikaika with a rousing, "What up, stranger? How are you, bro?" They hug. The screen splits to show Jacob belting out lyrics, free-styling and exploring a range of notes while everyone else dances in awe. When he finishes on cue, the gang claps. "See, that's what I'm talking about, man," Dakari says. Ashley is working on a high note when Ikaika walks in with Bryan and asks how long they've all been there. "We spent all day until two in the morning, and we're finishing the song today," Bryan tells him. Bitter, Jacob shares, "We're almost done with the entire song, we worked the last two days on it, and Ikaika wasn't there so he missed out." Wait, Ikaika was gone? Huh.
Since someone else is in the studio spotlight, Jacob has flopped onto the couch and stopped paying attention to the singing action. Ikaika sits down next to him and feebly reaches out, drawing a halfhearted handshake from Jacob. To decide who goes next, Dakari has everyone practice singing, "Without you, baby," in a falsetto. Despite Ikaika's breathy vocal quality in that register, Dakari decides it's the Hawaiian's turn to rock the mike like a vandal. One more time, Jacob reminds us Ikaika hadn't given any word about when he'd return, then Prima Donna sinks lower into the couch and covers his face (thanks, J!) with his ball cap. Silence. Mike stares at the floor. "Whoa, bro," he thinks. Bryan Chan looks around. "I wonder who else will get cut besides me," he wonders. Trevor, looking emotional in his baseball cap with "GENTLEMEN" emblazoned on the front, simply thinks to himself, "Maybe I shouldn't have worn this baseball cap with 'GENTLEMEN' emblazoned on the front." Aloud and in his private confessional, Trevor says, "If [Ikaika] takes one of our spots, that sucks, because we've been here busting our butts and he's been at home hanging out."
Alone in a Trans Con lounge, Mike is on the phone with a female friend called Natalie. "You know the Hawaiian kid that hasn't been here?" Mike asks his conversation companion. "Yeah, well, um, he came back today, and they decided to let him record...and he took, pretty much, my solo spot." To the cameras, Mike says he heard the playback of "All For Love" and during his portion, Ikaika's voice had replaced his own. "He took my hook, my 'all for you,'" Mike tells Jacob in the lounge. Outraged, Jacob stops walking, puts his hand on his hip and stares at Mike. "Ikaika was never part of this family, and he just walked into the studio and took a part of the song that was a family member's part," seethes Jacob, and this time, I'm right with him.