Season 3, Episode 9
Now that Diddy has made Da Band, he’s ready to lead them to their next challenge. The next step: to become legit performers and entertain a crowd of 30,000 people in Chicago. Diddy calls in the reinforcements to help Da Band prepare for this show and Doug E. Fresh arrives to turn Da Band’s concerts into hot live shows. “This is going to be like basic training,” Doug warns the group. Nevertheless, everyone’s confident that Da Band will come together and the show will be amazing until Dylan starts missing photo shoots and other promotional events. The missing Dylan situation gets even worse when Dylan learns he could spend seven years in jail for probation violations. Diddy describes himself as “a fool in hope” to continue thinking Dylan will get his act together.
Things go from bad to worse when Dylan misses an interview on ESPN’s Cold Pizza to meet with his lawyer. While Babs flips out about Dylan missing the show and Young City complains about the lack of actual cold pizza on the Cold Pizza set, Dylan learns that he’ll need to get character letters from all his co-workers for his hearing. Dylan’s lawyer tells him that these letters will prove that Dylan is responsible, trustworthy, and reliable on the job. Naturally, Da Band members won’t write the letters for Dylan because he has been anything but responsible, trustworthy, and reliable while working with them. Da Band’s manager puts it bluntly when he tells Dylan that he keeps making the same mistake and “why help some one who doesn’t want to be helped?”
When Dylan actually goes to court, Da Band begin to understand that they might lose one of their members forever. Sarah and Babs say that they don’t want Dylan to go to jail…but, apparently, not enough to write a letter for him. It all works out for the best though and the judge just tells Dylan that he needs to check in with his parole officer more often. Dylan gets permission to go to Chicago and the whole group puts on a damn good show. Young City compares their concert to building a skyscraper and then knocking it down. Although no one’s really sure what Young City means, the show was a success. Dylan declares that he’s changing his ways and he’s become “the rebel that has made it.” While Da Band love this new Dylan, Diddy’s not fooled. Diddy declares that Dylan is a liar and a con artist and that nothing will change. Only next week’s season finale will resolve this situation.