Kaya | Smells Like Teen Spirit | Episode Summary

Ep. 5: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Natalee wakes up Kaya, rattling off a huge to-do list. Kaya finds her friend-turned-new-assistant to be quite humorous in her serious approach to planning out the day. When room service arrives, Natalee asks why there are so many carts. Apparently,...

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  1. Posted 10/30/2007 13 photos

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Natalee wakes up Kaya, rattling off a huge to-do list. Kaya finds her friend-turned-new-assistant to be quite humorous in her serious approach to planning out the day. When room service arrives, Natalee asks why there are so many carts. Apparently, Kaya couldn't decide what she wanted for breakfast so she got one of everything.

When Natalee says they're going to the gym, Kaya says the only thing they'll be exercising is her credit card. After purchasing a new BMW and buying a vintage Aerosmith shirt right off some girl's back, Kaya's checking account is rapidly running low.

In the recording studio, producer T. Davis hands Crossing Coldwater some sheet music, saying they will learn these songs for the album. When the band realizes that the songs were written by other artists, they refuse to play them. T insists that these songs must appear on the album, but the band stands their ground.

At a bar, bandmates Kaya, Gunnar, Taylor and Manny take a couple shots, trying to forget the absurdity of their day, when in walks Kaya's father. As the band's manager, he demands to know how many times they're going to try to screw up their multi-million-dollar record deal. The band wonders what side he's on, and Gunnar, Taylor and Manny decide that they either have to get a new producer or a new manager. Kaya keeps quiet, not siding with either her band or her father.

In the studio, T blames Kaya's dad for the fact that he has to put up with Kaya's fresh attitude. T quits, saying that the band is preventing him from producing an award-winning album. When Kaya's father tells the band the news, they are ecstatic and can't believe that things are finally going their way.

To celebrate, Kaya and her bandmates party hard, and Natalee reminds Kaya of her appearance on Carson Daly's show the next day. But Kaya just jumps on a table and dances. Natalee looks away in disapproval, as does Gunnar. Could all the money and fame be going to Kaya's head?

Backstage at Carson Daly's show, Kaya throws up in the bathroom. Natalee stands by, watching over her in disbelief. The tension grows as Kaya yells at her friend, saying Natalee isn't her mother. Once Kaya cleans herself up, she steps in front of the cameras to perform. All goes well ? at first. Then, her voice begins to fail because of all the hard partying the night before. The crowd's applause turns to boos and Kaya ends up looking like a fool.

The next day, she apologizes to Natalee and offers her a gift -- a brand-new BMW! Natalee is shocked. Now, with generosity running through her veins, Kaya thinks of a great way to upstage her horrible performance on Carson Daly's show, which is now all over the Internet. Her high school had written her a letter, asking if she could give back to the school by performing at a dance. Sounds like the perfect plan!

The band busts through the gym doors and makes their way to the stage, giving a surprise performance. After the stellar set, Kaya asks her ex, Gunnar, to hang out. Looks like they have a date.

There's a flashback to a gig the band had played years before at some lame party. Kaya told Gunnar that she missed her prom for this monstrosity, so he turned down the lights and said it wasn't too late for her to have the time of her life. They danced, and sparks flew. Now, Kaya sadly watches Gunnar as he drives away -- oh, how things have changed. When someone asks if she's OK, she says it's nothing that a few drinks can't cure.

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