“We Got the Beat”
Season 7, Episode 7
February 18, 2008
November 16, 2007
Vera Santamaria (story)
Manny's parents throw her a Philippine Debut and she isn't too happy about that because right before they told her the news, she asked them if she could act. Her father said no and that she needed to focus on her science, so she hires Jay to be her date so her parents would have to call off the party, but her parents seemed to like Jay. Therefore, her parents didn't cancel the Debut. This made her want Jay to be even more repellent. They both told Manny's parents that they aren't going to college, and Manny will work as a slave to Jay. Her parents see the problem with Jay, but before her dad could complain, she told him that she was just acting. Her dad saw how good she was at that, and allowed her to act only if she takes some science classes in college. Manny is visibly happy, and then has her last dance with her father. This episode ends with everyone dancing at her party.
Jimmy and Ashley are at The Dot talking about the demo. Ashley tries to hide the fact that she deleted his rap. At physio Jimmy meets Trina, and they become fast friends. Ashley finds Jimmy listening to the demo and she admits to deleting his rap. The two get into a fight and Ashley says that she didn't want to tell him because he's been let down too much. He replies saying that she was his biggest disappointment. In physio, Jimmy attempts to walk with the aid of Trina. Ashley gives Jimmy the real demo, and says that their music is more important, even if he may hate her. At a meeting with Griffin, Jimmy backs out, and tells Griffin to talk to Ashley.
- This episode marks Jay and Manny's first relationship.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Trina.
- This episode is named after the song "We Got The Beat" by The Go-Go's.
- This is the only episode in which Griffin Pierce-Taylor appears but Marco Del Rossi, Ellie Nash and Paige Michalchuk do not.
Regular Cast (Ordered Alphabetically)
- Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt
- Melissa DiMarco as Daphne Hatzilakos
- Aubrey Graham as Jimmy Brooks
- Mike Lobel as Jay Hogart
- Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson
- Cassie Steele as Manny Santos
- Steve Camilang as Uncle Eduardo
- Marie V. Cruz as Julietta Santos
- Von Flores as Joseph Santos
- Nicco Lorenzo Garcia as Jubert
- Melissa McIntyre as Ashley Kerwin
- Doug Morency as Mr. Bince
- Nathaniel Stephenson as Griffin Pierce-Taylor
- Terra Vnesa as Trina
- Dalmar Abuzeid as Danny Van Zandt
- Charlotte Arnold as Holly J. Sinclair
- Paula Brancati as Jane Vaughn
- Stefan Brogren as Archie Simpson
- Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk
- Nina Dobrev as Mia Jones
- Marc Donato as Derek Haig
- Mazin Elsadig as Damian Hayes
- Stacey Farber as Ellie Nash
- Shenae Grimes as Darcy Edwards
- Jamie Johnston as Peter Stone
- Shane Kippel as Spinner Mason
- Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi
- Amanda Stepto as Christine Nelson
- Manny: "How can I respect someone who thinks every decision I make is wrong?"
- Manny: "You ever been to a debut?"
Jay: "A debut?"
Manny: "Yeah, it's kinda like a big debutante ball thing. Listen, be my escort."
- "Rip Your Heart" by Acute
- "Unvisited Stars by Jason Bajada