Instant Star

Season 3 Episode 3

Start Me Up

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Jul 15, 2007 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Jude has to deal with the aftermath of her breast being shown to the public, just as she learns that not only will Karma be doing a cover of her song "Waste My Time" but that Tommy will be producing her album.

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  • Jude has to deal with the aftermath of her breast being shown to the public.

    This episode was very entertaining. I enjoyed watching it. I was amazed with this episode. Jude and Karma were very good in this episode. I loved Patsy in this episode as well. She begins to drink too much alcohol and things begin to spiral out of control. Jude and Tommy decide to finally become partners. It is about time. Alexz Johnson's voice is just so beautiful and she is very talented. Her songs are amazing and her vocals are probably the best I have ever heard. This episode is definitely above average. This episode was very well written. The writers did it again!moreless
  • Jude finds out that Tommy will be producing Karma and that the new Instant Star will be doing a cover of her song! Worried that she'll lose Tommy she makes a deal with the devil.moreless

    After mending their strained relationship Tommy and Jude again a dynamic duo on the screen. In this episode you can see things are subtlely heating up between them. They may not be speaking the words from their mouth but their body language is saying it all. From the scene in the kitchen with the coffee when Tommy leans in as if about to kiss her to when he spins her around to him at the studio their romantic chemistry is shooting off sparks!

    This episode set the perfect stage for a possible Jude and Tommy pairing in the future.moreless
  • It's the aftermath of the Boobie exposure...

    So Jude's been exposed. Oh how I hate thee itch of an itch Karma. She definitely needs to go to hell and maybe I should be the one to push her off the edge of that cliff. The episode was very interesting although I disliked the way Tommy was treating Jude. Isn't he supposed to be on her side not that itch Karma. Ugh! Karma's a S-L-U-T! Anyway, I think the season is progressing fairly well and it has definitely kept me interested to see where Jude will be going now that she's got a brat trying to take her spot.moreless
  • Jude has to deal with the fact that people all around the world have seen her boob...And the fact that Tommy is producing the devil,Karma.

    This episode was great! Both hilarious and very serious. Jude grows up a little more,with the fact that she decides she wants to co-produce her own music. I also think this helped a little in the development of a possible Jude/Tommy relationship.It also developed some future story lines. My favorite part had to have been when the boys of SME were making fun of Jude about her "nip-slip". I also liked the fact that Jude and Tommy are now partners. This episode made me evenmore excited for the rest of the season!!!! I'll just say that this episode is th best so far (out of the first THREE episodes).moreless
  • Did a great job of planting the seeds for future storylines.

    After coming on strong with the first two episodes of season three, the writers gave the viewers a bit of a breather episode with "Start Me Up".

    Jude is dealing with the fallout of her, well fallout. I still think it's kind of strange that no one has yet to mention the fact that Karma basically ripped Jude's shirt down, everyone's making it sound like she pulled a ditzy Tara Reid move. The "Boobgate" storyline is kind of dumb, and hopefully this is one of the last episodes that has it near the center of its focus. I realize this is very much a young teen show, but when you it on after a show like Degrassi, which is also a teen show, and it features stuff like rape and STDs, having Jude pull an inadvertent "Manny" and making a big deal out of a few pics of her dressed up as a fully clothed boxer really makes the show seem juvenile.

    Meanwhile Tommy is trying to grow as a producer by producing Karma's record, but he sends mixed signals to Jude who misinterprets his desires believing that he wants to work with Jude again . Compared to other "Jommy" fights, this is pretty tame and their situation is straightened out less than 10 minutes later when they agree to be co-producers on her third album.

    But the most intriguing storyline arc involves Patsy, as apparently she has a drinking problem. With death rumors surrounding the show, and Ms. Palmer still listed as a guest star, I guess we can all see where this will be going.

    Overall, not the strongest episode of Instant Star, although still much better than any episode involving Shay. But it finally feels as if the show is building up to a greater purpose, whereas in the past two seasons storylines scarely carried over from episode to episode. This was a transition episodes that planted the story seeds that should carry the show to its mid-season climax in episode 7. Fortunately, it was an effective effort.moreless
Zoie Palmer

Zoie Palmer

Patsy Sewer

Guest Star

Lucas Arnold

Lucas Arnold


Guest Star

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly


Guest Star

Wes Williams

Wes Williams

Darius Mills

Recurring Role

Ian Blackwood

Ian Blackwood


Recurring Role

Christopher Gaudet

Christopher Gaudet


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Although performed by Tyler Kyte on the official soundtrack, "Worth Waiting For" is performed by Alexz Johnson in the episode.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Tommy: I'll always be there for you, Jude. Not just in the studio.

    • Jamie: Remember this moment. That song is gonna be Patsy Sewer's legacy!

    • Spiederman: Isn't this Quincy territory?
      Jude: He's way too busy. Darius has him producing Karma's record.
      Wally: Poor guy. Fresh meat.
      Spiederman: Hey, the girl can sing.
      Jude: Yeah, my songs. She's doing a cover of Waste my Time.
      Kyle: You gonna let her?
      Jude: I don't really have a choice.
      Kyle: According to the 1997 revision to the Copyright Act section C-7 you do. (Wally looks at Kyle) What? You gotta fight for your rights man. And the rights say that Karma's gotta have the song writer's consent.
      Spiederman: (to Kyle) You're beautiful. Beautiful.

    • Karma: Because of someone's nudety pics, I have to worry about the people forgetting me
      Jude looks down at her chest

    • Darius: At G-Major we're all about respect. I guarantee you.
      Speed: I'm Jude. Look my bountiful bosom.
      Speed plays with an orange in a bra he is wearing.
      Mr. Harrison Respect?

    • Wally: A entire website devoted to Jude's boob, and it doesn't even have the money shot.
      Kyle: Well search again. Try bazongas or kazongas.
      Speed: The pointer sisters.

    • Jude: Tell me you got that for the botoxs ads....

    • Jude: You and Tommy have been working late... Where is he?
      Karma: Probably in the little boys room hiding from you, Stalkarina.

    • Wally: Life's a test.
      Speed: But you always do your best.
      Kyle: Exposing your right breast.

    • Jude: So what? Are you going to rem me out for destroying my nice girl image?
      Tommy: I never thought you were that nice. Besides you're talking to the guy who woke up dead center in the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park surrounded by camera clicking tourists.
      Jude: Sounds pretty PG.
      Tommy: Butt naked.

    • Jude: Ever enter a room and get the feeling that everyone just been talking about you? Or at least part of you?

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