O-Town is announced so that they can introduce J.D. We can see that Mike on the Mike did show up and are hanging out backstage. J.D. sings a really crappy pop ballad with a shaky voice and trembling legs. He misses his first note's cue. He tells us in a voice-over that his hands were sweaty and his knees were shaking. Mike on the Mike whisper to each other backstage that the best thing to do would be to pretend that the kid has some talent by inviting him into a meeting and then tie it up with "other meetings" until he decides to go back into animation. Ashley tells us he's very excited for J.D. because he has the rest of his life in front of him to be so talented.
Cut to the "meeting" where Mike on the Mike lie to J.D. and tell him that they're going to discuss the possibility of working with J.D. in the future. There's no "deal"; there's just "work" on "finding" something.
Cut back to J.D. finishing his ballad, but we don't have to go to black-and-white, for some reason. J.D. tells us that this is what he wants to do with his life, and that getting the chance to experience his dream makes him so fortunate. O-Town hugs him in front of the crowd of twenty-five.
The boys all hug J.D. again, this time in a parking lot. I think J.D.'s hugged each of these guys ten times this episode. Ashley explains to us that this was a chance to let someone get the same chance they got. He hopes that J.D. can rise above this chance for a chance to have more chances in the future. More hugging. "At least I know your songs now," J.D. says to the group. "You know our choreography?" Erik asks. "No," J.D. laughs, patting Erik on the pec, showing him that he's safe for now. "That's okay, neither does Ashley," Jacob says, and everybody gives the required "ooh!" noise, including me. More hugging. J.D. tells us that in a couple of weeks he'll be lying in bed thinking about this. I'll leave that third joke totally alone. Speaking of totally alone, that's where they leave J.D. The van drives off, and J.D.'s all alone in a parking lot -- just him and his chances and his new blowing skills. What will he do? I don't fucking care.
Next week maybe we'll get back to the subplot of a boy band trying to make it in the music industry. If we're lucky.