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The Talent Search Part 2
Written by Christy Marx

Synopsis:
As a response to the talent search held by Jem and the Holograms, the Misfits have found themselves a new member. On top of that, Eric tries to bribe one of the finalists in the Jem and the Holograms talent search, and the other finalist turns out to be related to one of the Misfits. Now both of them have reasons to help Eric and the Misfits find out Jem's real identity.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Raya, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Anthony, Craig, Liz Stratton actress and producer, Raya's father Miguel, Raya's mother Rosa, three brothers of Raya (Enrique, Aurelio, Roberto), Snakes gang.

Focus on:
Shana, Jetta, Raya, Stormer, Craig, Aja.

Locations & vehicles:
Japanese restaurant, Starlight Music, Liz Stratton's mansion, Misfits Music, park, talent search theater, Alonso's Nursery, Stormer's house, Craig's car, Anthony's apartment, Starlight Mansion, Anthony's car, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, Raya's car, Alonso's house, Rio's car.

First appearance of:
Stormer's house, Anthony's apartment, Raya's car, Craig's car.

Songs:
"Show Me The Way" Jem and the Holograms
"Beat This" Jem and the Holograms
"All's Right With The World" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
"Believe In Yourself" by Jem and the Holograms.

Instrumentals:
"Believe In Yourself" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Drama, Message, Romance, Humor.

Original airdate:
22 September 1987.

Releases:
Released on VHS. Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Nuovi Elementi - seconda parte" (New members - second part).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "La Recherche Des Talents (2)" (The Talents Search).
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Concurso De Bateristas 2" (Drummer contest 2).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on VHS.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Behind the Scenes:
The park that Aja and Craig jog through, was based on Echo Park in Los Angeles. When Christy first moved to Los Angeles, she lived on a hill with a view over the park which had lake in it and a fountain.

Christy originally had a scene for the end of the episode that involved a big scene with a cook out with mexican food including Raya and Craig.

Christy Marx was the one who choose Louise Dorsey for the role of Raya after hearing her audition which Christy had written the lines for. Christy picked her because she liked her British accent.

Trivia:
Craig didn't know his sister's nickname "Stormer".

Craig doesn't care about money.

Aja hoped very much that Craig would win the Talent Search.

Craig thinks Stormer is too good for the Misfits. But she thinks she'd be nothing without the Misfits.

Shana doesn't take part of the song "Beat This" by Jem and the Holograms.

The song "Show Me The Way" by Jem and the Holograms is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "Starbright Part 2: Colliding Stars".

In this episode we get an example of Raya's wild temper, which comes out when needed, as mentioned in the Jem bible.

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