The showcase is finally here and the Midtown artists must work hard to win; relationships are tested, ruined, and sparked.
A House Divided
A radio interview doesn’t go as planned; Elliot is eager to take his relationship with Cotton to the next level; Jahil realizes he and Brody have more in common than expected; the drama between Noah, Alex, and Star intensifies.
Star gets jealous when Noah and Alex begin spending more time together; Ayanna moves the showcase date up; Carlotta and Jahil try to get to the bottom of Cotton’s recent behavior changes; Maurice helps Noah get back on his feet.
Ayanna must quickly restore Midtown’s image; the women try to convince artist Joyce Sheree to collaborate with them; Carlotta continues to fight for custody of Simone; a misleading photo of Noah and Alex goes viral.
May the Best Manager Win
Ayana is quickly reminded of the tremendous pressure she is under to make her family proud when her father—a legendary music label executive—pays a visit to Midtown. Alex continues to be haunted by her lies to Derek; Star and Simone differ on how best to deal with Brody’s mysterious return; and Noah faces a tense encounter with the police during an event thrown by the label. Meanwhile, Jahil works on a plan to debut a new duo he’s discovered, featuring his nephew, Angel, and Ayanna’s assistant.
It Ain’t Over
Star reels with emotions as she deals with the sudden reappearance of her father; an opportunity to perform at the record label party is put into jeopardy after it’s discovered that Ayanna has been hired as the label’s new social media strategist.
FUA… Good Night!
While preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks (Luke James), the girls quickly learn that they will be singing backup instead of co-headlining the performance. Anxious for the girls’ next big move, Carlotta turns to the new A&R executive, Maurice (Lance Gross), for help on a new deal. Meanwhile, Jahil tries his hand at producing music, Cotton struggles with starting her new job and Star comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.
Star deals with the aftermath of Hunter’s actions; Derek and Alex struggle to make a decision about their future; the girls put the finishing touches on their routine as Atlanta NextFest approaches; Carlotta wants to mend broken relationships.
Star and Hunter take their relationship to the next level; Rose helps Alex and Derek deal with a traumatic experience; Carlotta tells why she kept a secret for so many years; someone is finally arrested for Otis’ murder.