Better Luck Next Year
Season 1 Episode 4

Air Date

July 2, 2012

Written By

Daniel Palladino

Directed By

Daniel Palladino

U.S. viewers (in millions)


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Better Luck Next Year is the fourth episode of Season 1 of Bunheads. It aired on July 2, 2012.


Michelle tries out a new living arrangement that gives her some distance from her new mother-in-law, and Fanny is beside herself when the Joffrey Ballet threatens to move Summer Program auditions to another city because the dance floor studio is not up to par. Meanwhile, Boo tries to convince her mom that she'll nail her audition.


Michelle is being "Robbed in Reverse", as her landlord from Vegas is sending her random junk she doesn't own. Fanny is telling her to move all the stuff and trying to get the studio all clean and pretty for the Joffrey audition. Boo and her mother, Nanette, are shopping at the local market. Boo is picking up seveal healthy items and her mom worries about Boo's reaction if she doesn't get accepted into Joffrey.

Michelle is trying to get used to her new place but the kitchen doesn't work and ends up filling the house with gas from the stove. Fanny comes in at night as Michelle left the place entirely open to let the gas out. The next morning, Sasha tries to talk to Boo but Boo is more intense as the auditions are coming up. Truly helps Michelle with her curtains

Fanny is talking with Rico and Truly when she gets a call that the Joffrey sent her a fax asking about the floors. Fanny takes this as the auditons are moving as she doen't have enough money for repairs. Boo tosses her pointe shoes as they broke and she knows her mom wont buy her a new a pair because she doesn't believe in her. Sasha asks why and it turns out that Boo's mom bought her a 'Better Luck Next Year' cake. Sasha secretly steals moeny from her mother to buy Boo new shoes. She gives them to Boo at school, claiming her dad bought them in the wrong size.

Michelle tries her best to seduce the local hardwear store guys but fails. Fanny manages to get one from Oxnard to fix the floors in time and the auditions return to Paradise Dance Academy. Boo is cut quickly and Fanny gets RaJahnae and Michelle to help her disguise Boo several times to get her back into the auditions. Boo is cut but she is still happy as they complimented her and urged her to come back next year as the underdog slot was already filled. Sasha has to fill out paper work but is invited by Boo to go out for loser cake, which she accepts.

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Performance Performed by Song Artist
Me and My Baby Michelle Simms Me and My Baby

Covered by Michelle Simms (Originally by the cast of Chicago)