The good news: The music starts at the beginning with a rousing rendition of “Gaston” by EJ (Matt Cornett) and Big Red (Larry Saperstein). It also ends with an emotional show-stopping cover from the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Broadway musical, “If I Can’t Love Her,” performed by Howie (Roman Banks).
The Bad News: The entire episode shifts to focus on the inevitable relationship drama between Nini and Ricky.
The Results: HSMTMS delivers another mixed bag for audiences this week. Although it’s a step up due to the plot moving forward, it’s still not enough to warrant a 35+ minute weekly teen soap opera.
It’s available on Disney+.