‘HSMTMTS’ Recap: Gina Makes A Tough Decision About Her Relationship With E.J.
In a scene that totally resonates when Bruce Bogtrotter stuffs his face with a chocolate cake MatildaSeptember 7 episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series begins with Ricky munching on pizza to try and tick something else off his bucket list before he turns 18.
Ricky, being a determined boy, gets the job done. Finally, he is delirious. “I can smell color,” he said.
EJ walked in looking very pompous for Camp Prom. Jet and Ricky talk about their mysterious “plan” for the night. Carlos was curious about Gina’s situation, but Ricky tried not to break a sweat. He thinks he has a lot of time before he has to deal with that.
Well, that might not be the case. Carlos has found out that a trailer will be released next month with “grisly footage”. You know FootageGate is the definition of “juicy”.
Maddox & Madison finally face off
Meanwhile, Ashlyn is mulling over her new discovery. “I learned something new about myself last night, and it goes a little deeper than the rising sign,” she said. Ashlyn confirms that she has a crush on Val and “all that implied.” “Her dating pool is a little bigger, and so is my heart, and so is my world.” I love this for Ashlyn.
Gina doesn’t have to worry about not being able to be EJ’s date at Camp Prom because he promised her the last dance of the night. EJ, I don’t dare let Gina down.
In a moment of being great or coming home, Jet really does. He took Madison to Shallow Lake. Maddox was caught off guard at first. Jet and Madison swear that Jet is just trying to help. Just as Madison was about to walk out the door, Maddox asked her to stay.
Camp Prom isn’t just about dancing, it’s about tradition. EJ explained that the boys ended up pouring freezing water over themselves and posting a topless photo for the terrarium memory wall. It was a difficult pass for Ricky and Carlos. They wonder if this is really a tradition. “Anything can become a tradition if you do it more than once,” says EJ
“Like a slap?” Ricky replied before mimicking a slap. EJ is not amused. Ricky, you became a brave boy this summer.
Ricky can’t hide his feelings for Gina
Camp Prom began as EJ continued to go through the script. He wants to run with everyone at the dance, officially taking on the role of a buzzkill. When Gina walked in with Kourtney and Ashlyn, Ricky literally spat out his drink. “Hi, boys,” Gina said.
Ricky was adorable and blatantly crushed his throat. Gina asks if he’s okay. Even EJ noticed that Ricky was showing his feelings about Gina. Ricky. Ricky is quick to save and says it’s just the polyester he’s wearing. “Need some air, Richard?” EJ asked. Cue the “she knows” meme we’ve all seen TikTok.
As the dance begins, Madison and Maddox catch up in the cabin. Maddox admits she was clingy and clingy last summer. Madison believes she “let go too quickly”. Madison revealed that Jet was “quite emotional” on the phone and thought he could use a friend. Hey, Maddox.
Carlos happily hands Ashlyn a Pride flag pin. “Welcome to the community,” he told her. EJ started asking Carlos about his lines and introduced the shirtless tradition. Carlos is still hesitant and doesn’t want to be forced. “We don’t do it here. Whatever makes you happy, okay? ” said EJ.
Suddenly, Seb appeared! Seb and Carlos share a sweet reunion kiss. Seb is beyond precious. He dresses like a grandpa. When Carlos told him the theme was the 70s, he thought it meant dressing like someone in their 70s.
Gina asks EJ to dance, but he brushes her off to see more prompts. There is look between Ricky and Gina again. EJ started questioning Kourtney and she balked. Her anxiety took over.
Gina didn’t hesitate to ask Ricky to dance because EJ wouldn’t budge. Before Ricky has a chance, EJ says that Maddox is about to take the stage. She addressed the crowd and admitted that she pushed everyone away. She decides to sing a song that makes her brother happy and extends the olive branch back to Jet.
They performed “Won’t change a thing” from Camp Rock 2. Seb and Carlos even joined in. Madison and Maddox finally get a chance to dance together.
Gina & EJ break up
Gina continued to wait patiently for her last dance with EJ. She looked around for him and spotted Ricky, who was looking at her. He tries to make her laugh, but she’s just upset because EJ let her down. She went to find him backstage. She told him he missed the last dance. He tried to undo his mistake, but Gina was accomplished.
“We had two completely different nights and I was starting to think we had two completely different summers,” Gina told EJ. She realized he had all the experiences she had. she wants to be with him. He missed Woman in the Woods and didn’t participate in the team roster quest. EJ revealed that both are related to Ricky.
“This isn’t about Ricky,” Gina said. EJ replied, “I know there’s history there.” He continued to not listen to Gina. “I tried to create a future with friend.“She told him. He emphasized that if everything goes well with the musical probably everything will be different.
“I think the problem is that the present is probably not good enough for me,” admitted Gina. “Probably all I ever knew. And maybe, I went to dance solo, and maybe I… I don’t know EJ maybe I should leave solo too. “
She pointed out that they hadn’t really been together all summer. If it’s a sign for the future, she wants to “leave it forward”. Gina didn’t want to be pushed aside anymore.
“I can’t be a can anymore, EJ. Not now and not later,” she continued. While EJ was a nice guy, it ended. Gina and EJ broke up. “Can it really end if it never really gets a chance to begin?” she replies. Serious, Sofia Wylie is a force to be reckoned with. Give her every single award!
The parting moment is interrupted by Seb, who has just learned EJ’s real name is Elton John. Gina left EJ and ran to the dance in tears. Ricky sees an emotional Gina as he walks to the coat closet. He went to check on her, as he always did.
Ricky says he has something to say to Gina. When he saw the tears in her eyes, he said it could wait. She released her back. Both of them went down to pick it up. There they continued with that look. Look at Rina. Gina ran out before Ricky had a chance to say anything.
Kourtney & Carlos Conquer Their Fears
Kourtney returns to her chalet and sings her prayer. Ashlyn sat down with her and asked if something was going on. Kourtney was nervous about opening night. She wondered if Ashlyn should take her place. “I’m fine… You’re better,” Ashlyn told Kourtney.
Maddox and Gina entered. “I think I just broke up with EJ,” Gina said in the room. Don’t make her start. Ashlyn, noticing that everyone is in a strange space, asks Kourtney, “May I borrow your prayer?” All come together to sing. Kourtney is not alone. She has never. Empowered by her own strength and the strength of her friends, she decided to face her fear and climb the wall.
Ricky finds EJ in their cabin. Both said their night was “confusing”. Carlos decided that he wanted to carry out the shirtless tradition of the ice bucket and conquer his fears. Jet, Ricky, EJ and Carlos all do it together. As this was happening, Kourtney had reached the top of the climbing wall. Gina, Maddox and Ashlyn cheer her on. Ashlyn told Maddox, that’s all Maddox wanted to hear.
Carlos calls Ricky his “hero” for encouraging him to carry out the shirtless tradition. Being called a hero is just what Ricky needs to tick something else off his party list.
Gina goes back to her chalet alone and runs into Ricky. “What were you going to tell me earlier?” Gina asked. Ricky begins to explain that he said something to Carlos that Channing caught on camera.
Ricky was about to clean up when EJ passed by. When EJ didn’t come to see them, Ricky asked if anything happened tonight. “We broke up tonight,” Gina admitted. Ricky was stunned. Gina refuses to let Ricky leave the story, but he doesn’t feel like this is the right time to confess. Gina knows that Ricky is not telling her the truth. You can tell she doesn’t want to hope for Ricky. But let’s face it – Ricky was always for Gina.
EJ and Maddox met, and she spent her night with Madison. EJ asked if any new girls caught her eye this summer. As Ashlyn passed by, EJ had the answer. But that wasn’t the real reason for this late-night meeting. Maddox revealed that she received a tip that Channing was “going to be on the full reality show” and “stir up all kinds of trouble” to make sure that opening night was a wreck. EJ’s night just got a whole lot worse.
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‘HSMTMTS’ Recap: Gina Makes A Tough Decision About Her Relationship With E.J.