“FOMO: Fear of Missing Out”
Season 1, Episode 21
28 June, 2010
June 27, 2012
"FOMO: Fear of Missing Out" is the twenty-first episode of season one of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. This episode aired on 28 June, 2010 on ABC3 and on June 27, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by Samantha Strauss.
It's a month since Tara's injury and her plaster is due to come off, but Tara seems much more focused on her new boyfriend, Christian, and planning the school formal than she is in attending her doctors' appointment. Sammy and Abigail decide to take their relationship to the next level the night of the formal. Abigail wants it to be special and Sammy goes all out to make this happen but when the time comes he realizes it doesn't feel right and has to tell Abigail he can't go through with it. Meanwhile Damien Lang - a soloist in the Company, who has the exact same injury as Tara - is unable to dance again and a rumor spreads that the Company is contemplating a shuffle-up, taking a Third Year in early. Ethan gets the word that the early contract will go to him. At his medical examination, Ethan discovers that Tara has missed her doctor's appointment and he is the person who she confides in that she likes being injured, she likes not dancing. Ethan convinces her that she wouldn't feel this way if it was forever and Tara gets her plaster off. However, before the formal Miss Raine tells her that she must choose once and for all; does she want to be a dancer or does she want to be an ordinary teenager? Deep in Tara's heart she knows that dancing comes first and this means breaking up with Christian to concentrate on her rehab. When they fight over her recent closeness with Ethan, and the fact she confided in him and not Christian, Tara lets her true love walk away leaving her alone on the dance-floor of the dream formal she has created.
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