The Talent Search (1)

Shana decides to leave the Holograms for a fashion job. Jerrica decideds to hold a talent search to find a replacement. The contest comes down to two drummers: Raya and Craig.

The Holograms don't know that Craig is Stormer's sister. Craig and Aja have fallen in love. Mean while Raya finds accidentialy finds out about Synergy.

Eric tries to bribe Raya so that she would find out who Jem really is since she would be spending so much time with Jem And The Holograms because of the upcoming contest.

Broadcast date: 21-Sep-1987
Production #: 030
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"I Like Your Style" - The Misfits
"Believe in Yourself" - Jem and the Holograms
"(Hey Babe) I Got My Eye on You" - Jem and the Holograms
This episode was the first appearance of Jetta, the fourth Misfit.

The Talent Search (2)

Not too long after the winner of the contest is announced Shana returns to the Holograms.

Broadcast date: 22-Sep-1987
Production #: 031
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Show Me the Way" - Jem and The Holograms "Beat This" - Jem and The Holograms "All's Right With the World" - Jem and The Holograms


Jetta gets Kimber's diary. The diary is then published in Cool Trash magazine.

Broadcast date: 23-Sep-1987
Production #: 028
Writer: Mary Skrenes

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"She Makes an Impression" - Jem and The Holograms "I Love a Scandal" - The Misfits
"Dear Diary" - Jem and The Holograms

30. One Jem Too Many

Jem and Rio go to lunch when Jerrica declines his offer to file Starlight Music's tax forms. At lunch, Jem throws a fit when they can't get a table and is removed by security. They run into the Holograms at the mall after Jem throws another fit over her records being sold at a discount. She flees the scene as The Holograms chase her. The Holograms return to Starlight Music to tell Jerrica what's happened and insist she's been working too hard though she says she wasn't at the mall. At Starlight House they all see a report on TV that Jem has thrown a fit at a movie premier so now they know it's an imposter. We then see Eric Raymond and The Misfits have gotten Clash to disguise herself as Jem to get the bad press. Jerrica decides to have a big concert in order to find the imposter. The Misfits stay one step ahead and have Jem and The Holograms chase a different Jem imposter onto a runaway ferry. With Jem and The Holograms stuck on the ferry, The Misfits and their 'Jem' conduct the concert and outrage the fans by insulting them. Jem and The Holograms return just in time to save the concert, expose Clash, and thank the fans.

Broadcast date: 24-Sep-1987
Production #: 038
Writer: Buzz Dixon

NOTE: Songs in this episode Jem and The Holograms - "Imagine Me." The Misfits - "Congratulations" Jem and The Holograms - "The Real Me."

The Bands Break Up

Kimber feels like Jem and the group don't think her opinions on their music are important. Meanwhile, Stormer isn't being taken seriously by the Misfits either. Kimber and Stormer meet accidently at a club where they both go to drown their sorrows in ice cream and the club manager recognizes them and forces them to sing on stage together. The crowd loves them and a promoter hears them and offers them a contract. This promoter was actually hired by Eric Raymond to try and gain control of Kimber's part of Starlight Music. Kimber signs up to forfiet her part of Starlight Music if her and Stormer don't make a number one hit.

Broadcast date: 28-Sep-1987
Production #: 034
Writer: Marvin Wolfman &Cheri Wilkerson

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
Kimber & Stormer-"I'm Okay" Jem and the Holograms-"Gettin' Down to Business" Misfits & Jem and the Holograms-"Bad Influence"

The Fan

A fan of Jem's is offering a large sum of money to find out her real name. The Misfits decide to claim the reward and expose Jem all at once. They convince their backer to build an exact replica of Starlight Mansion and hire actors and actresses to pose as Rio, the Holograms, and the Starlight Girls. They then trick Jem into going there and place her in situations where she will be forced to reveal her real name. Jem almost falls for it until Jerrica walks in, and the Misfits' backer is so mad at the Misfits for upsetting Jem that he threatens to call the whole thing off. But the Misfits lock him up - the only hope for Jem is for Synergy and the Holograms to find her in time.

Broadcast date: 29-Sep-1987
Production #: 036
Writer: Beth Bornstein

NOTE: Holograms: "Nightmare" Misfits: "Who is She Anyway?" Holograms: "I Believe in Happy Endings"

Father's Day

Jem suggests that Jem & The Holograms do a music video about their fathers for Father's Day. Kimber refuses to write the song.

Broadcast date: 01-Oct-1987
Production #: 040
Writer: Roger Slifer

NOTE: Songs in this episode Jem and the Holograms - "Something is Missing in My Life" The Misfits - "Let's Blow This Town." Jem and The Holograms - "Always in My Heart"

The Treasure Hunt

Richard Xanthos sponsors a treasure hunt in which the winner will get a priceless itme from the Xanthos collection. The two teams are the Starlight girls and the Misfit girls. The Misfit girls are a group of street rats that Eric hires to say they are orphans that the Misfits often help and visit. Jem and Pizzazz are both allowed to guide their teams without giving them any answers to the clues. The Misfit's cheat by having Techrat feed them all the answers through an earpiece one of them is wearing, but are disqualified when Xanthos finds out.

Broadcast date: 05-Oct-1987
Production #: 032
Writer: Ellen Guon & Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
Jem and The Holograms-"Take The Time" The Misfits-"Ahead of the Game" Jem and The Holograms - "Open a Book"

Aztec Enchantment

Video takes Rio and the Holograms to Mexico to film a music video for a special competition. If she wins, she will have won every music video award there is. The shoot's location is at some Aztec ruins that have never been filmed on before. According to the competition's rules, a location can only be used for one video entry.

Unfortunately, Clash discovers where her cousin's secret shoot location is. She then decides to film a Misfit video there first so that Video's will be disqualified. The Misfits make it to the ruins, but Clash is a terrible director and the shoot goes horribly.

As for the Holograms, they make it to the ruins with the help of Luis (who Raya likes) but run into trouble when a tomb raider locks them all away in the ruins with an elderly archaeologist. Only Jem and a local boy manage to escape, and together they locate the others and set them free. With the criminals in jail, the video is completed and wins first prize. Video and the Holograms decide to use the prize money to pay for an education for the young boy who helped them.

Broadcast date: 07-Oct-1987
Production #: 045
Writer: Misty Taggart

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Aztec Enchantment" - Jem and The Holograms "Welcome to the Jungle" - The Misfits
"Love Will Show the Way" - Jem and The Holograms

Music Is Magic

Jem and the Holograms are invited to perform in a magic show.

Broadcast date: 14-Oct-1987
Production #: 039
Writer: Paul Dini

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Abracadabra" - The Misfits
"It Could Be You" - Jem and the Holograms
"Music is Magic" - Jem and the Holograms

The Jazz Player

Jem and the Holograms are trying to reunite The Tapps Tucker Quartet.

Broadcast date: 15-Oct-1987
Production #: 041
Writer: Michael Reaves

NOTE: "Jack, Take a Hike" - The Misfits
"Trapped" - The Misfits
"Jass Has" - Jem and the Holograms

Danse Time

Richard Xanthos holds a contest for $250,000 for the group that can make the best music video that personafies friendship and goodwill. Jerrica decides if they win that they will donate all the money to Haven House. An accident on the set of the Holograms video causes Danse to hurt her leg and she can't complete the video. Jem decides they won't do the video until Danse gets better, but they only have 3 weeks to complete the video. While Danse is in the hospital she meets a blind boy, Sisco, who inspires her to overcome her injury in time to finish the video for the contest.

Broadcast date: 19-Oct-1987
Production #: 035
Writer: George Arthur Bloom

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
Jem and the Holograms-"Takes Work" & "People Who Care" The Misfits-"Free and Easy"

Roxy Rumbles

Roxy leaves The Misfits and tries to make them jealous when she accidentally wins the lottery. Jem and The Holograms start a program to "Rock Out Illiteracy" and they find out Roxy can't read.

Broadcast date: 20-Oct-1987
Production #: 044
Writer: Jina Bacarr

NOTE: Songs in this episode The Misfits - "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" "I'm Gonna Change" - Roxy Jem and The Holograms - "Open A Book"

Alone Again

Jerrica lets a girl named Laura stay at Starlight Mansion. Laura gets addicted to drugs.

Broadcast date: 23-Oct-1987
Production #: 049
Writer: Sandy Fries

NOTE: Songs in this episode Jem and the Holograms - "Nightmare" Jem and The Holograms - "Look Inside Yourself" Laura - "Alone Again"


Jem and the Holograms try to save a radio station.

Broadcast date: 29-Oct-1987
Production #: 046
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"When It's Only Me and the Music" - Jem and the Holograms
"Listen Up" - The Misfits
"KJEM" - Jem and the Holograms

Trick or Techrat

Jem and the Holograms are trying to save an old opera house.

Broadcast date: 30-Oct-1987
Production #: 033
Writer: Misty Taggart

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"It's Fun to be Scared" - Jem and the Holograms
"Don't Look Now" - The Misfits
"We Can Change It" - Jem and the Holograms
This is the closest the Holograms ever get to finding out about Techrat. They don't know he exists for the entire series.

The Presidential Dilemma

Jem and the Holograms are invited to perform for the President Of The United States.

Broadcast date: 02-Nov-1987
Production #: 029
Writer: Beth Bornstein

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Star Spangled Fantasy" - The Misfits
"Time is Running Out" - Jem and the Holograms
"Freedom" - Jem and the Holograms

Rock 'n Roll Express

Jem and The Holograms take their tour on the road by way of a train so they can perform to small town fans and raise money for Starlight House. The Misfits are unhappy with all the coverage they are getting and decide to steal the spotlight by having a concert of their own. They also drop flyers about it from an airplane, but the plane crahes in the desert and they have to get on Jem's train. While on board, The Misfits sabatoge their show by ruining their equipment and accidentally putting the train on a runaway track. Also, a thief gets on board the train disguised as a security guard who is 'guarding' the money for Jem's charity.

Broadcast date: 03-Nov-1987
Production #: 042
Writer: Steve Micthell &Barbara Petty

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
Jem and the Holograms-"I'm Takin' a Train" & "All Across the Country" The Misfits-"It Takes Alot to Survive"

Mardi Gras

Jem and the Holograms have been invited to New Orleans for the publicity event of the century! They are to wear famous pirate jewels that have not been seen in over a hundred years. The reason they were given this honor is that Shana looks exactly like Lily LaRose, the famous singer who safeguarded the jewels for her unrequited love Jean Lafete. Poor Shana is tormented by an unwanted suitor, a mysterious witch woman, and what appears to be Lafete's ghost! None of this matters to the Misfits - they are determined to wear the jewels in the parade and at the ball on Fat Tuesday (the last night of Mardi Gras).

Broadcast date: 04-Nov-1987
Production #: 050
Writer: Mary Skrenes

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Let Me Take You to the Mardi Gras" - Jem and the Holograms
"Surprise, Surprise" - The Misfits
"Everybody Wears a Mask" - Jem and the Holograms

The Middle of Nowhere

Broadcast date: 05-Nov-1987
Production #: 043
Writer: Chris Pelzer

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"In the Land of the Midnight Sun" - Jem and the Holograms
"Makin' Mischief" - The Misfits
"Safe and Sound" - Jem and the Holograms

Renaissance Woman

Jem and the Holograms are performing with Danse at a Renaissance Faire in Merry Olde England. It is part of a celebration honoring the new Lord Carfax as he prepares to take on his duties when he turns 21. During the faire, a dashing thief named Robin Goodfellow appears and begins robbing the Lord's guards. It turns out that Robin believes that the corrupt young Lord is an imposter - he is helping the county's oppressed tenants as he searches for proof of his suspicions. Danse and Robin fall for each other, and when he's captured she encourages Rio and the Holograms to help her help him. The rock band turns into a merry band of do-gooders (Raya can even shoot a bow and arrow with flair!) as they defend the poor and use the Lord's infatuation with Danse as a means to free Robin. In the end, they find the elder Lord Carfax locked in a dungeon, and he reveals that his real son is in fact the orphaned Robin. The bad guys are locked away, Robin becomes the new Lord of Carfax, and Danse turns down his marriage proposal because she doesn't believe in whirlwind romances.

Broadcast date: 16-Nov-1987
Production #: 048
Writer: David Wise

NOTE: The songs in this episode: "Love's Not Easy" - Jem and the Holograms
"To the Rescue" - Jem and the Holograms
"Flowers in My Hair" - Jem and the Holograms

Journey to Shangri-La

The Holograms hear the story of Shangri-La, a magical city that no one can find and contains magical music. They decide to go in search of the city in order to learn the music and add it to their act. Naturally, the Misfits follow them to find out what they are up to. When Pizzazz and Roxy are poisoned by thorns in the snowy mountains, the others learn that only the magic music of Shangri-La can heal them. An old woman shows the Holograms how to reach the city, and the girls learn the music in time to heal Pizzazz and Roxy. The Misfits try to go to Shangri-La themselves, but the city vanishes.

Broadcast date: 24-Nov-1987
Production #: 037
Writer: Richard Merwin

NOTE: The songs in this episode Jem and the Holograms - "Shangri-La" The Misfits - "You Oughta See The View" Jem and The Holograms - "Let the Music Play"

Journey Through Time

Jem and The Holograms are transported through time by one of Techrat's devices so the Misfits can headline the World History of Music Concert. Along the way, Jem and The Holograms meet Wolfgang Motzart, The Ben Tiller Orchestra, and Johnny Beldricks.

Broadcast date: 06-Jan-1988
Production #: 052
Writer: Eric Early

NOTE: Songs in This Episode: "Rock and Roll is Forever" - Jem and The Holograms "We're Making It Happen" - Jem and The Holograms "Rockin' Down Through Time" - Jem and The Holograms The musicians in this ep mirror their real life counter parts : The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Jimi Hendricks


Jetta tries to convince The Misfits that she comes from an aristocratic family (which she doesn't) when the group goes to London. Jem and The Holograms are also in London to perform at The Unicorn Club for the Earl of Wissex.

Broadcast date: 07-Jan-1988
Production #: 054
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in This Episode: "I'm Gonna Hunt You Down" - The Misfits
"Between Me and You" - Jem and The Holograms

Out of the Past

While cleaning out the attic, Jerrica and the Holograms find Emmett Benton's journal. Jerrica begins to read it out loud - as she does, we see flashback of the Benton family when Jerrica was 10, Kimber was 8 or 9, and both their parents were still alive. The journal chronicles many important events in the Bentons' lives: Rio moving in next door, Aja and Shana coming to live with the family as foster girls, the beginning of Starlight Music, Jacqui's death in a plane crash, Jerrica and Rio's relationship, the hiring of Eric Raymond, and the creation of Synergy.

Reading the journal, the girls learn that Jerrica and Kimber's father made recordings of one of Jacqui's live performances. They decide to find the tapes so they can release a tribute album to her. In the meantime, they give a sneak preview of the album on Lin-Z's show by performing one of Jacqui's songs from her old sheet music. Eric sees the performance and manages to find the master tapes among the boxes he confiscated from Starlight Music while he was CEO. He holds the tapes hostage in exchange for controlling interest in Starlight Music - when Jerrica refuses, he throws the tapes into his fireplace.

The journal entries had reminded Jerrica of how horribly she behaved to her mother right before she died - she had considered those tapes to be her last connection to her mother. But Aja tells her that there may be a way to recover the lost recordings. Emmett's journal revealed that Synergy was based on the appearance, personality, and voice patterns of his late wife. She deduces that the source of the voice patterns must have been the concert recordings, so with Jerrica's blessing she takes Synergy apart and searches through her core matrix until she finds them.

Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, and Shana listen with joy to the sound of their mother singing one of her songs. Jacqui Benton finally has an album of her original material released, and the entire band participates in a friendship ritual that Jacqui first did with her children years ago.

Broadcast date: 08-Jan-1988
Production #: 055
Writer: Michael Charles Hill

NOTE: The songs in this episode: "First Love" - Jem and the Holograms
(composed by Jacqui Benton) "Starlight" - Jacqui Benton

Hollywood Jem (1): For Your Consideration

Jem is nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Starbright, and takes the lead in Howard Sands new science fiction film, costarring Sean Harrison. Though attracted to Sean, Kimber rekindles her longtime relationship with stuntman Jeff Wright, and the british teen idol is heartbroken when Kimber and Jeff become engaged.

Broadcast date: 11-Jan-1988
Production #: 056
Writer: Roger Slifer

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Hollywood Jem" - Jem and the Holograms
"You Already Know" - Jem and the Holograms
"Too Close for Comfort" - Jem and the Holograms

Hollywood Jem (2): and the Winner Is...

The Oscar race heats up, as does Jem's rivalry with Geraldine Pathos and Sean's battle with Jeff for Kimber.

Broadcast date: 12-Jan-1988
Production #: 057
Writer: Roger Slifer

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Tomorrow is My Wedding Day" - Jem and the Holograms
"Happy Ever After" - Jem and the Holograms
"Hollywood Jem" - Jem and the Holograms



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