When Tom looses the 200m swimming contest in the County Championship, he blames everyone but himself: his coach, his girlfriend and his best friend Danny. Meanwhile, a new sponsor is interested in the Academy and a new face is welcomed: Nhon Huong Tran, aka Noodles.
A soap series shoots on location at the Academy. A move not supported by anyone (essentially the coaches) but Don thinks it's a good way to get some publicity for the Academy. Also thrilled are the students who not only might get a chance to get a part (as extras) but also get to know the series star, Robin Berry. As double for Robin Sandy is chosen, a reluctant part since the former friends and classmates drifted apart. Although Tom's at her side again, Tats wants distance and - and this time - isn't ready to go steady.