"Only You" is the 27th episode in Season 4 of The Next Step and the 121st episode overall. It aired on November 25, 2016.


"Sloane helps Jude from Lost & Found with his music video. Emily and Riley choose a dance captain. Noah struggles with being reassigned the qualifier duet.[1]


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Michelle declines the offer of being dance captain.

Michelle rehearses her Regionals solo to "Mountains," while Riley and Emily watch. Michelle confesses that she feels great and is dancing at her old level. Riley confesses that since her break-up with James, she is not thinking of James or Alfie, but is focusing on the qualifier. Riley admits her newfound confidence to Emily about Regionals, and Emily says that, with Noah taking Piper's spot in the qualifier duet, everything is checked off. Emily deems Michelle's solo to be great, but admits that it will prove futile if they do not qualify to Regionals. Emily suggests that Riley choose a dance captain for future predicaments. When Michelle finishes her routine, Emily and Riley approach her and offer her the position, but she refuses so that she can focus on her dancing. Riley is left wondering who to choose.

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Alfie asks Noah if he is sure he is okay.

Alfie waits for Noah in Studio A so that they can begin rehearsal. When Noah returns, he provides the odd idea of a velociraptor fighting a lemur as the concept for their duet, confusing and concerning Alfie.Meanwhile, in Java Junction, Riley thanks Skylar, Richelle, and Amy for volunteering to be dance captain. Richelle asserts that they should have a dance off to determine who will be dance captain, confessing that the victor will be obvious. Emily assures the candidates that a good dancer doesn't necessarily make a good dance captain; a good dance captain needs to be knowledgeable about her teammates, caring, compassionate, and, above all, competitive. Amy, now acting silly due to her nerves, deems these traits as "K Triple C."

In the Rehearsal Room, Sloane listens to Jude's verse on "The Music Made Me Do It," since he asked her to star in his music video for the song. Initially, she pretends that she merely thinks his song is "alright", but ultimately assures Jude that the track is "tight." Back in Java Junction, the first task in the bid for dance captaincy is a question round; Riley will ask a question, and if Skylar knows the answer she rings a bell, if Richelle knows the answer she squeezes a ball, and if Amy knows the answer she will light up a light bulb, much to her childish excitement. Each question is worth two points, and the first person to reach 10 points wins. Riley asks a series of questions: name the strongest hip-hop dancer (LaTroy, although Richelle begs to differ in her favour), name the dancer with the shortest temper (Richelle), name the dancer with the highest kick (Amanda), name the two dancers with the most complementary dance styles (Richelle and Noah), and name the dancer who is most likely to be late to rehearsal (Sloane and Noah). Skylar easily answers each of the questions correctly. Back in Studio A, Alfie shows Noah the final parts of the duet's choreography. For a reason unknown to him, Noah feels as though something is holding him back from dancing and flees from the room.

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Emily tells the candidates that they will present a speech to the crowd.

Emily stands on a platform at the front of Java Junction and tells Skylar, Amy, and Richelle that they have to speak to the crowd, as a good dance captain should be able to rally her troupes. Amy presents first, although her uninspiring speech is read entirely from a paper. Emily confesses that Amy will never be dance captain. Richelle presents next, although her speech proves to be authoritarian and intimidating, to the extent that it scares Riley and leads Emily to cut her off prematurely. Finally, Skylar presents an uplifting speech about her unwavering belief in dance and in the team, which pleasantly surprises her peers. Meanwhile, Noah walks in on Amanda Van Damming in the Lounge, which much to his delight; Noah and Amanda realize that they both do Van Dammes at the Jewish Community Centre and Noah vows to join Amanda's class since the Goldbergs are going south for the winter. The conversation soon evolves into a serious analysis of why Noah can't bring himself to dance. Amanda realizes that Noah's mind and body aren't in sync yet, and that the best way to overcome his hesitance is to simply dance.

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Jude commends Sloane on her performance in the music video.

Sloane and Jude produce their music video for "The Music Made Me Do It." Sloane's stellar choreography proves to make the music video a success. Sloane is excited to show it to LaTroy. Noah finally re-enters Studio A, unaware that Alfie has invited Riley and Emily to watch them rehearse. Despite his initial confidence, Noah eventually admits that he cannot do the duet.

Emily, Riley, and Noah discuss Noah's situation in Riley's office. Surprisingly, remembering the knee injury she had that ended her dance career, Emily understands why Noah is unable to the duet. Noah vows to focus on his Regionals dances but admits that he will have to ease into practicing, which Emily fully understands. Later, Emily approaches Skylar with one last test; she lies that Richelle has been picked as dance captain. Although she is disappointed, Skylar assures Emily that if she believes that to be best for the team, then it is fine by her. Realizing that Skylar is a born dance captain, Emily tells Skylar the truth and provides her with the dance captain diary.

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Emily confesses that they are running out of time.

LaTroy watches the music video which Sloane sent to him. LaTroy loves the video and is sure that it will be a huge success; however, watching the video makes him miss dancing. Meanwhile, Emily and Riley introduce Skylar as the new dance captain to the rest of A-Troupe. Skylar tells the team that she is sure they will win Regionals after the qualify. Henry asks about the qualifier duet, although Emily assures him that it is a work in progress. Emily confesses that the team is running out of time.



Behind the Scenes


  • Skylar claims that she has never met Emily before, even though they appeared in many of the same episodes in Season 3.
    • Despite the fact that Emily was not present at the Competition, which is when Skylar first comes to The Next Step Dance Studio, it seems strange that they never even encountered each other, as Emily was still visiting the studio long after her departure; however, she could simply mean that they were never formally introduced.

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode refers to a song of the same name by The Platters.





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  1. "The Next Step Season 4 Episode 27 - Only You - Zap2It TV Listings. Zap2It (November 15, 2016). Retrieved on November 15, 2016.
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