Cut to the show. Why does Erik keep getting to wear jerseys onstage? Doesn't he know they make him look chubby? Jacob tells us he thought the show was going to be more overwhelming than it was. Since they can't see twenty thousand people (since there aren't twenty thousand people yet. It's the opening band. It's O-Town), they can only see the first few rows, and that makes them feel more comfortable. Erik says it's easier when you can't see them. That "breaking of the dawn" song starts up as Ashley closes this episode with these wonderful words: "I'm kicking ass. I look over at Erik and Erik's kicking ass. I look over at Trevor and how's Trevor doing? He's kicking ass. I look over at Dan, and Dan, he's hyping up the crowd like he does. Dan's kicking ass. I look over at Jacob, I know Jacob's kicking ass, I don't even have to look at Jacob. O-Town's up, kicking ass." I look over at this recap, this recap's kicking ass. My bowl of veggie chips? Kicking ass. My Diet Coke? I know my Diet Coke is kicking ass. The TV? Playing the 'Town, kicking the ass. Pamie's up, kicking ass. Damn, I missed these boys.
We then get a teaser for the season. Ashley gets yelled at for sucking. Jacob diagnoses Ash with "chronically messed-up timing." Something about TRL. Some kind of Howard Stern-looking contest. Karaoke contest. Contests. A horrible second album. Shirtless Ashley. Trevor gets a girlfriend. Jacob probably breaks up with his. Who's with me? WHO'S WITH ME?