Kendall, Carlos, James, and Logan are required to attend four hours at school. However, instead of going to school at the Palmwoods Hotel, which they all have their own fantasies about, Gustavo insists that they attend school at his recording studio, which operates out of a supply closet. Katie want to go to the Palmwoods School as well, but since the school is only for kids in the entertainment industry, she and her mother attempt an acting career by auditioning for television commercials.
The four "hockey heads" need some home improvement for their new apartment, despite the objections of Reginald Bitters, the Palm Woods manager. This couldn't possibly come at a worse time, because Arthur Griffin has warned Gustavo that RCM CBT Global-Net Sanyoid, the parent company of Rocque Records, is threatening to dump the entire music division. The proposal to do otherwise hinges on a video designed to make an impression on the company's aging Japanese CEO, starring the boys.
The company that owns Rocque Records insists that one of the members of BTR should take on a faux-bad boy persona. When neither of them are able or willing to be as bad as the company wants them to be, Griffin hires a fifth member named "WayneWayne" to join the band and show them what being bad is all about. Luckily, a casual observation by their teen method actress friend Camille makes them realize that even he's not worth all the hype, but is that enough to keep WayneWayne and his corporate-hired posse from replacing one of the boys?
RCM CBT Global-Net Sanyoid wants Gustavo to write a love song for the boys to perform, but they need inspiration. And that inspiration comes in the form of a new arrival at the Palm Woods Hotel - a pretty young girl named Jo Taylor who's has musical aspirations of her own. For Gustavo, writing the actual song proves to be far more difficult, and his ordeal is further compromised by the presence of Kendall's sister Katie, who has to write an essay for school on an adult she supposedly idolizes.
When Gustavo has to go away on business, he lets the guys house-sit his mansion. While the boys do their best to keep the house in pristine condition, they inevitably destroy everything inside that Gustavo values.
Gustavo thinks its time to build some hype around Big Time Rush and sets up an important interview with famous blogger, Deke. Deke has been known to make or break a career so the guys must get this right.
The kids at the Palm Woods Hotel want to throw a school dance party at Gustavo's recording studio, and he agrees upon the condition that the boys perform one song, and learn some new dance moves supplied by a flamboyant choreographer. Kendall and Katie decide to use this opportunity to get a date for their mother, while Jo tries seemingly in vain to invite him. James helps Logan invite Camille, and ends up getting more than several dates of his own. And all three of the Jennifers insist on inviting Carlos, on the condition that he impersonates three different boys... ...
The guys are continuing to live their Hollywood dream, however James, Logan & Carlos begin showing odd behavior. Logan has lost his uptight edge, Carlos wants to be one of the Jennifers, and James can't stop spray tanning and is now orange!
Rocque Records wants to make a music video for BTR's song "The City is Ours," and despite Gustavo's insistence that they do it his way, Kendall, James, Logan, and Carlos insist on giving parts in the video to all their friends... and more.
On the eve of their first album release Griffin dashes the boy's music dreams and they return home to Minnesota. Coming to terms with how their world has changed, the guys decide to take control and with Gustavo plan their first big concert.
The guys are visited by their hometown friend who happens to be an awesome singer, but also the world's biggest klutz! At the same time, James is visited by a fan whose behavior quickly turns from complimentary to stalker-like!
James helps Camille run lines for an audition and they end up kissing! Meanwhile, Gustavo tries to set up Carlos with his first girlfriend, and Kendall and Jo try to balance their hectic schedules so they can see each other.
It's Halloween in Palm Woodsylvania and the monstrous personas of Big Time Rush come to light. James is a sexy Vampire, Logan is a Zombie who keeps losing his limbs, Carlos is Franken-Carlos, and Kendall is a Werewolf.
The guys are excited to head back to Minnesota for the holidays, but hours before their flight, Griffin tells them they have to stay in Los Angeles to record a three-song holiday EP, and two of the songs have to be with celebrities. Racing against time, they help Gustavo write the first song, 'Beautiful Christmas.' After watching a commercial for Miranda Cosgrove's holiday TV special, the boys and Gustavo decide to sneak into Miranda's taping and convince her to duet with them on the Mariah Carey holiday classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You.' After leaving the ...
The guys are excited to head back to Minnesota for the holidays, but Gustavo tells them they have to stay in LA to record a three song Christmas EP, and it looks like they'll be spending their first Christmas away from home if they don't get it done.