The head of Austin's record company invites Team Austin to a Halloween Party at an allegedly haunted mansion, and gives him the opportunity to sing a duet with a famous female pop-country ... See full summary »

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The head of Austin's record company invites Team Austin to a Halloween Party at an allegedly haunted mansion, and gives him the opportunity to sing a duet with a famous female pop-country singer. But when Dez's new ghost-hunting obsession puts that singer temporarily out of commission, it forces Ally to do something she has been afraid to do for quite a while. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Trish says that Austin can't go as a Caveman since she's already going as a Cavegirl. Yet Dez and Nelson were both able to go in an Austin Outfit, and Ally and Taylor Swift both went as Galaxia. See more »

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[Austin's record company is hosting a Halloween party]
Austin Moon: Cool, it's at Brownstone Mansion.
Dez: Ooh, I heard that place is haunted.
Jimmy Starr: Legend has it that angry ghosts appear to take revenge upon the living. You can hear them moaning. Mysterious red slime oozes form the walls...
[suddenly normal]
Jimmy Starr: Or at least that's what it says on the brochure.
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Don't Look Down
Written by Matthew Tishler and Robyn Newman
Performed by Ross Lynch and Laura Marano
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Laura Marano does it again!
5 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***RELUCTANT SPOILERS***

In my review of the series Austin & Ally, I mentioned that the executives at Disney gave this show a second season because they wanted to give Laura Marano the opportunity to sing. While we still have yet to hear the rest of "You Don't See Me," from "Deejays & Demos," I'm becoming more convinced that this was the reason. You could try to tell me otherwise, and I welcome the effort, but for now I'm sticking to this notion.

Austin's new record company wants to invite Team Austin to perform at a Halloween Party thrown at some decrepit mansion, which is rumored to be haunted. He has also invited a bunch of other stars to the party who are far bigger than Austin, but since this is Halloween, everybody has to be in costume, and Ally has to write a new song. She also has to decide on a costume, which was originally intended to be Florence Nightingale, but after failing to pick up a boy who might be right for her, decided on an apparent anime super-heroine named "Galexis Nova." Jimmy star meets up with Ally and reveals that Taylor Swift loved Ally's song so much she wants to do a duet with Austin, but Austin incorrectly assumes she just turned it over to her completely, which pisses him off and makes him send them both an angry text message. Once Ally clears up the situation, they have to find away to keep Jimmy from reading the message. In the process of doing so, the team finds that Taylor Swift, who is played by an uncredited extra has the same costume as Ally, Trish tries to exploit Dez's efforts to hunt for ghosts at the mansion, and in the process turns Taylor into a near casualty of her prank. That's when Ally decides she's not only going to masquerade as the fictional super-heroine, but as Swift herself.

It really should be obvious to Taylor Swift fans, or anybody who can check on IMDb, that the girl posing as Miss Swift is much shorter, but that doesn't mean she's not amazing. It's hard to believe this is the same girl who in real life is still being slammed for her own song "Words" to this day. An important note however; this episode marks the beginning of the slow erosion of Ally's stage fright, which is kind of a mixed blessing. Marano herself said in a recent interview that she wishes Ally could have the courage to experience the joys of performing, and listening to the duet between her and Lynch, it's hard not to blame her for this sentiment. On the other hand, losing the stage fright may also lead to the erosion of the premise of the series, and thus to the decline of the series itself. Nevertheless, it's the show-stopping duet between Ross and Laura that makes the episode more than just a treat.


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