As Tyler and Jordan are pronounced prom king and queen, Jordan refuses to participate in the king-and-queen dance.
Her father, worried, explains that he was the one who told Jesse not to ask her to prom. At school, Lucas is blowing off Corey to spend more time with Simone, and asks her to study for the upcoming test with him, to which she agrees.
One night, Nova finds out that the neighboring high school has the same theme for their prom as her own.
Jesse suggests they take his motorcycle to go check out the other school's decorations, and she reluctantly agrees. She and her friends, Mei (Yin Chang), Ali (Janelle Ortiz), Brandon (Jonathan Keltz), and Rolo (Joe Adler) have created the perfect decorations, which they store in the school's shed. Sophomore Lucas is attracted to Simone, his lab partner, who he tries to get with the help of his friend Corey. He assures her this is not the case, and Jordan believes him. At her house, Nova is heartbroken, and refuses to pose for the camera in her prom dress. Rolo comes in with his girlfriend, Athena, much to Ali's surprise. Simone finds out from a couple of girls that it was actually Jordan who dumped Tyler, and Tyler had gone to her with no other option. Meanwhile, Lloyd (Nicholas Braun), the "invisible" guy at school, is complaining about prom to his stepsister, Tess (Raini Rodriguez), because he has no date, to which she responds by telling him he should just ask somebody. The only one who does not care about the prom is Jesse Richter ( Thomas McDonell ). At Tyler's barbecue, Tyler tries to make a move on Simone, only to be rejected by her. She is also surprised that all he said about her was true. After school, Nova walks to Jesse's brother's school so she can talk to Jesse and apologize for her dad's behavior. That night, Tyler takes to Jordan to the school's shed, which he has decorated with many candles, to ask her to prom, and she agrees. He walks up to her and asks her to prom. At the school, Tyler leads Simone into the building, and almost immediately abandons her. Jordan sees the two talking and immediately grasps the situation. Disappointed, Lucas realizes what a bad friend he has been to Corey, and offers him the other concert ticket. However, they are caught by the police, who call Nova's parents. That night, Tyler takes Jordan to the school's shed, which he has decorated with many candles, to ask her to prom, and she agrees. He learns his situation, and tells Lucas his own mistake with girls and the high school. It is made clear they have a history. Her father, worried, explains that he was the one who told Jesse not to ask her to prom.
Nova confesses to them that she has feelings for Jesse, which her dad unfortunately overhears. She has a surprise, tickets to a concert, where Stick Hippo (his and Corey's favorite band) is opening. Lucas wants to take Simone instead of Corey, much to Corey's dismay. The next day, Nova's father tells Jesse he cannot ask Nova to prom, because he is "bringing her down". Mei learns she has been accepted into Parsons, which conflicts with the plans she made with her boyfriend, Justin (Jared Kusnitz), of going to the University of Michigan together. Simone finds out from a couple of girls that it was actually Jordan who dumped Tyler, and Tyler had gone to her with no other option. Two nights before the prom, Nova, Ali, and Mei are in Nova's room, chatting. Nova is having an awful time at prom, and when Mei tells her the centerpiece, the fountain, is broken, she cannot take it anymore. Later, she takes him dress shopping. When they leave the shed, however, they forget to put out a single candle. Simone is a girl in the disney movie: Prom.
They agree to still go to prom together. He walks up to her and asks her to prom. Jordan dumps Tyler for his unfaithfulness, and decides to go to prom alone. She and her friends, Mei (Yin Chang), Ali (Janelle Ortiz), Brandon (Jonathan Keltz), and Rolo (Joe Adler) have created the perfect decorations, which they store in the school's shed. However, as she is about to go to library, Simone is stopped by Tyler, who convinces her to talk with him. Jesse also tells Nova the reason he is always late to help is because he has to help pick up his little brother from school, as his mother is unable to. She is free spirited and approaches life with an open innocence. Back at school, Simone apologizes to Lucas for having ditched him. She has a surprise, tickets to a concert, where Stick Hippo (his and Corey's favorite band) is opening. She is portrayed by Danielle Campbell. Lucas Arnaz (Nolan Sotillo) has been in love with his lab partner Simone (Danielle Campbell), and turns to his friend Corey Doyle (Cameron Monaghan) to help him ask her to the prom.