While her parents are away celebrating their anniversary, Lorena decides to hold a coffee house-style poetry reading in her loft in order to impress a new guy who only seems interested in serious poets. But her deception goes too far when she loses the special poem her father wrote for her mother, and must find a way to replace it.
Lorena is faced with a tough decision when her partner for Sharkey's dance contest is injured; either forfeit the competition, or accept Sly's offer to fill the spot. Meanwhile, Tony decides that he should be the leader of the Dreams instead of Jake.
Tiffani encourages Jake to get a job fixing motorcycles at a mechanic's shop, but Lorena and Sam plant worries in her head that he's cheating on her with his attractive female boss. Meanwhile, Sly and Tony try to catch Mark doing something embarrassing on video.
When the Dreams experience an Earthquake whilst practising Tony is terrified. So terrified that when he tries to play the drums again he has flashbacks and runs off stage during a BIG audition and packs up to move to Ohio.
Sly gets a job as a used car salesman and dupes Sam into buying a piece of junk. Meanwhile, Lorena agrees to pose as Mark's girlfriend to help him win over his crush, in exchange for his services as her lackey.
A school-wide game leaves quite the mess for the new janitor, who happens to be Jake's dad. Though most of his friends don't see it as anything to be embarrassed about, Sly cracks one joke too many, causing Jake to react.
Sly takes to gambling in order to make up for the attention he doesn't get from his workaholic father, but his habit quickly spirals out of control, much to the concern of his friends. Meanwhile, Tony joins the committee for choosing the recipients of the school's graduation awards.
When Sam is cast in a small role on an episode of a popular TV series shooting on the beach, Tony gets jealous not only of her chance to be on TV, but because the script requires her to get cozy with her handsome costar. Meanwhile, Tiffani tries to teach Mark, Lorena, and Sly to act like surfers so that they might get cast as extras.