Sitting around the kitchen table, his parents tell him that he shouldn't be worrying about winning the show, but instead about doing the best that he can do. Pretty good advice. Most of Miguel's behavior up to this point has been that of a person who has never been told anything like that. Did he rent these parents? Anyway, he explains that his fire and passion are the same passion and fire that his parents have and their parents had and so on. It's a lineage of passion and fire. Miguel says he wants to win to make his family proud, and now "It's on!" He's excited that they are all doing solos, because it's their first chance to really offer up themselves in a challenge.
We're in the limo again and Miguel announces that Cody is in a new movie. Mochi asks him which movie and he nonchalantly answers that it's Center Stage 2. It's times like this that I feel like Cody is almost tooprofessional. Hey Cody, it's OK to be a little excited about being in the sequel to one of the AWESOMEST MOVIES EVER MADE. EVER. For real. I'd stop people I didn't even know and tell them. I know, I know. Cody has a list of credits the length of Nancy O'Meara's roots and doesn't need to "brag" about his accomplishments, so I imagine he's just being modest. I seriously love Cody...but to be hoest it almost almost comes off a little ungrateful or entitled. Even really talented performers get excited about employment, because there are a lot of talented performers out there and only so many jobs. It's a little bit annoying when somebody seems out of touch with that. More importantly, Cody maybe got even yummier during his time away. He tells us that he went back to New York to perform in Grease during the break from the show. We see him in front of the theatre pointing at his name on the poster for the show. He says that he lives to dance and dances to live and he's really glad to have a job that he loves. Again, he sounds really blasé about the whole thing.