March 21, 2023

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In a scene that completely echoes when Bruce Bogtrotter stuffs his face with chocolate cake in Matilda, the September 7 episode of Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Sequence begins with Ricky chowing down on pizza to try to mark one other factor off his bucket checklist earlier than he turns 18.

Ricky, being the decided boy he’s, completes the duty. By the tip of all of it, he’s delirious. “I can scent colours,” he says.

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Joshua Bassett and Matt Cornett as Ricky and E.J. (Disney+)

E.J. walks in wanting very spiffy for Camp Promenade. Jet and Ricky speak about their mysterious “plan” for tonight. Carlos is curious in regards to the Gina state of affairs, however Ricky is making an attempt to not sweat it. He thinks he’s received numerous time earlier than he has to deal with it.

Properly, that may not be the case. Carlos has found {that a} trailer is being launched subsequent month with “juicy footage.” You recognize FootageGate is the definition of “juicy.”

Maddox & Madison Lastly Come Face-To-Face

In the meantime, Ashlyn is ruminating on her newfound discovery. “I realized one thing new about myself final evening, and it goes a bit deeper than a rising signal,” she says. Ashlyn confirms that she does have a crush on Val and “all that that suggests.” Her “courting pool received a bit greater, and so did my coronary heart, and so did my world.” I really like this for Ashlyn.

Gina isn’t fretting over not having the ability to be E.J.’s date to Camp Promenade as a result of he’s promised her the final dance of the evening. E.J., don’t you dare let Gina down.

In a go-big-or-go-home second, Jet actually goes for it. He brings Madison to Shallow Lake. Maddox is caught off guard at first. Jet and Madison swear that Jet was simply making an attempt to assist. Simply as Madison is about to stroll out the door, Maddox asks her to remain.

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Jojo Siwa performs Madison. (Disney+)

Camp Promenade isn’t simply in regards to the dancing, it’s about custom. E.J. explains that the blokes find yourself pouring freezing water on themselves and submit a shirtless picture for the Shallow Lake reminiscence wall. It’s a tough go for Ricky and Carlos. They surprise if that is actually a practice. “Something generally is a custom for those who do it greater than as soon as,” E.J. says

“Like slapping?” Ricky replies earlier than mimicking a slap. E.J. is just not amused. Ricky, you’ve was fairly the courageous boy this summer time.

Ricky Can’t Conceal His Emotions For Gina

Camp Promenade begins as E.J. continues to look over the script. He desires to run strains with everybody on the dance, formally taking up the position of a buzzkill. When Gina walks in with Kourtney and Ashlyn, Ricky actually spits out his drink. “Hi there, boys,” Gina says.

The very lovable and blatantly crushing Ricky clears his throat. Gina asks if he’s okay. Even E.J. notices that Ricky is carrying his emotions throughout his face about Gina. Ricky. Ricky goes for a fast save and says it’s simply the polyester he’s carrying. “Want some air, Richard?” E.J. asks. Cue the “she is aware of” meme we’ve all seen TikTok.

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Joshua Bassett and Sofia Wylie as Ricky and Gina. (Disney+)

Because the dance begins, Madison and Maddox catch up within the cabin. Maddox admits she was clingy and held on too tight final summer time. Madison believes that she “let go a bit too quick.” Madison brings up that Jet was “fairly emotional” on the cellphone and thinks he might use a buddy. Ahem, Maddox.

Carlos fortunately offers Ashlyn a Pleasure flag pin. “Welcome to the group,” he tells her. EJ begins quizzing Carlos about his strains and brings up the shirtless custom. Carlos remains to be hesitant and doesn’t wish to be compelled into doing it. “We don’t do hazing right here. No matter makes you content, okay?” E.J. says.

Immediately, Seb reveals up! Seb and Carlos share a candy reunion kiss. Seb is past valuable. He’s dressed like a grandfather. When Carlos instructed him the theme was the ’70s, he thought that meant dressing up like somebody of their 70s.

Gina asks E.J. to bop, however he places her off to go over extra prompts. There’s that look between Ricky and Gina once more. E.J. begins to quiz Kourtney and he or she blanks. Her anxiousness takes over.

Gina doesn’t hesitate to ask Ricky to bop since E.J. isn’t budging. Earlier than Ricky can get his likelihood, E.J. says that Maddox is about to take the stage. She speaks to the group and admits she’s pushed individuals away. She decides to sing a tune that made her little brother comfortable and extends the olive department again at Jet.

They carry out “Wouldn’t Change A Factor” from Camp Rock 2. Seb and Carlos even take part. Madison and Maddox lastly get their likelihood to bop collectively.

Gina & E.J. Break Up

Gina continues to attend patiently to have the final dance with E.J. She seems round for him and spots Ricky, who’s already taking a look at her. He tries to make her chortle, however she’s simply unhappy as a result of E.J. let her down once more. She goes to search out him backstage. She tells him that he missed the final dance. He makes an attempt to salvage his mistake, however Gina is accomplished.

“We had two fully completely different nights, and I’m beginning to suppose we had two fully completely different summers,” Gina tells E.J. She’s realized that he’s already had all these experiences that she’s wished to have with him. He missed out on the Lady within the Woods and hasn’t been participating within the bucket checklist quest. E.J. snaps that each of these issues contain Ricky.

“This isn’t about Ricky,” Gina says. E.J. replies, “I do know there’s historical past there.” He continues to not hearken to Gina. “I used to be making an attempt to make a future with you.” she tells him. He stresses that if issues work out with the musical then possibly issues will likely be completely different.

“I believe the issue is that possibly isn’t ok for me proper now,” Gina admits. “Possibly’s all I’ve ever identified. And possibly, I got here to the dance solo, and possibly I… I don’t know EJ possibly I ought to depart solo, too.”

She factors out that they haven’t actually been collectively all summer time. If that’s a sign for the longer term, she desires to “skip forward.” Gina doesn’t wish to be pushed apart anymore.

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Sofia Wylie and Matt Cornett as Gina and E.J. (Disney+)

“I can’t be a possibly anymore, EJ. Not now and never later,” she continues. Whereas E.J. is an honest man, it’s over. Gina and E.J. break up. “Can it actually be over if it by no means actually received an opportunity to start out?” she replies. Severely, Sofia Wylie is a pressure to be reckoned with. Give her each single award!

The breakup second is interrupted by Seb, who’s simply discovered that E.J.’s actual title is Elton John. Gina leaves E.J. and races via the dance in tears. Ricky sees an emotional Gina strolling to the coat closet. He goes to examine on her, as he at all times does.

Ricky brings up that he has one thing to inform Gina. When he sees the tears in her eyes, he says it might probably wait. She drops her again. They each drop down to choose up. There they go forward with that look. The Rina look. Gina runs out earlier than Ricky has an opportunity to say something.

Kourtney & Carlos Conquer Their Fears

Kourtney is again at her cabin singing her prayer. Ashlyn sits down along with her and asks if there’s one thing occurring. Kourtney is fearful about opening evening. She wonders Ashlyn ought to take her place. “I’m good… You might be higher,” Ashlyn tells Kourtney.

Maddox and Gina stroll in. “I believe I simply broke up with EJ,” Gina says to the room. Don’t get her began. Ashlyn, noticing that everybody is sort of in a bizarre area, asks Kourtney, “Can I borrow your prayer?” All of them come collectively to sing. Kourtney’s not alone. She by no means has been. Fueled by her power and the power of her associates, she decides to face her concern and tackle the climbing wall.

Ricky finds E.J. of their cabin. Each of them say their nights have been “complicated.” Carlos decides that he desires to do the shirtless ice bucket custom and conquer his concern. Jet, Ricky, EJ, and Carlos all do it collectively. As that is taking place, Kourtney makes it to the highest of the climbing wall. Gina, Maddox, and Ashlyn cheer her on. “You recognize you’re considered one of us now,” Ashlyn tells Maddox, which is all Maddox has wished to listen to.

Carlos calls Ricky his “hero” for encouraging him to do the shirtless custom. Being known as a hero is simply what Ricky wanted to mark one other factor off his bucket checklist.

Gina walks again to her cabin alone and runs into Ricky. “What was the factor you have been going to inform me earlier?” Gina asks. Ricky begins to elucidate that he mentioned one thing to Carlos that Channing caught on digicam.

Maddox, Carlos, and Ashlyn in ‘HSMTMTS.’ (Disney+)

Ricky is nearly to return clear when E.J. walks by. When E.J. doesn’t come as much as them, Ricky asks if one thing’s occurring tonight. “We sort of broke up tonight,” Gina admits. Ricky is surprised. Gina refuses to let Ricky off the hook, however he doesn’t really feel it’s the proper time to admit. Gina is aware of that Ricky isn’t telling her the reality. You may inform she doesn’t wish to get her hopes up about Ricky. However let’s face it — it’s at all times been Ricky for Gina.

E.J. and Maddox meet up, and he or she goes via her evening with Madison. E.J. asks if any of the brand new ladies caught her eye this summer time. When Ashlyn walks by, E.J. has his reply. However that’s not the true purpose for this late-night meet-up. Maddox reveals she received a tip that Channing’s “going to go full actuality present” and “fire up all types of hassle” to ensure opening evening is a prepare wreck. E.J.’s evening simply received a complete lot worse.

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