It's so exciting Austin and Ally like each other. When are they gonna admit that they wanna be together? Sometimes it's hard for people to express their feelings. Hm. If you wanna run. I'll be your road. - What's the next line? - "If you want a friend". Right. Friend. - I like that. - You do? You don't think we should use a stronger word? I don't know. Maybe. I just don't wanna mess up our Song. Yeah, I'd hate to rush into a new song and change the great song we already have. Hey, guys. What's up? Anything new? Nope, just writing a song. So nothing's changed? Well, we finished the third verse. So would you say that some progress has been made and the two of you are moving in a positive direction? Trish, can I talk to you outside for a second? Austin, we weren't really talking about the song. We were talking about you and Ally. I kinda figured that out. Look, it's complicated. I really like Ally, but I like Kira too. I just don't want to hurt anybody. Ally, we weren't really talking about the song. We were talking about you and Austin. Really? Look, I know he has feelings for me, but For all I know, he still wants to be with Kira. Boo-hoo! He's gonna have to deal with this at some point. Well, I'm not sitting around waiting for him to decide who he wants to be with. My mom's coming home from Africa today, and I wanna focus on her. Good for you. Never wait on a guy. Actually, never wait on anybody. That's why I'm a terrible waitress. I'm gonna forget about the whole Austin thing for now. Honestly, I'm so over it. What do you think they're talking about in there? You hear anything? No, it's really quiet. You hear anything? No, it's really quiet. ( Theme music playing ) When the crowd wants more, I bring on the thunder. 'Cause you've got my back, and I'm not going under. You're my point, you're my guard. You're the perfect chord. And I see our names together on every billboard. We're headed for the top, we've got it on lock. We'll make 'em say "hey!" And we'll keep rockin'. Oh, there's no way I could make it without ya. Do it without ya, be here without ya. It's no fun when you're doing it solo. With you it's like, "whoa". Yeah, and I know. I own this dream. 'Cause I got you with me. There's no way I could make it without ya. Do it without ya, be here without ya. More to the right. Ooh, if I go any more to the right, I'm gonna fall. I know, that's why I said more to the right. I love all these gifts my mom sent from Africa. But the skirt's a little tight. That's because it's a doormat. Clearly, you're not up on the latest fashions in Africa. Ally?! All: Welcome home, mom! I missed you so much. Oh, I missed you too, honey. Why are you wearing a doormat? Clearly, you're not up on the latest African fashions. Austin, it's so nice to finally meet you. Oh! And I'm so excited that you're gonna perform at my book-signing party. I can't wait to play the Jungle Cafe! - It's part-cafe, part-jungle! - ( Laughing ) Ally told me you're funny. What'd Ally say about me? She said that Your name is Dez. Awesome! Thanks, Ally. Trish! Oh, you look great! Tell me, where are you working this week? - At the kennel, Scooping Poop. - Ooh, fantastic! I've got gifts for everyone. Copies of my new book. Oh, thanks. Oh, where are the gifts? Well, we're gonna get going. I'm sure you and your mom wanna catch up. Can you sign this for me? It'll be worth more when I sell it. I mean, read it. Bye, Trish. Mom, I have so much to tell you. Well, why don't you start with the budding romance between you and Austin? ( High-pitched ) What?! Oh, it is so obvious that he likes you. The way he pumped up his chest and flared his nostrils and bared his teeth. You mean smiled? It is classic gorilla love behavior. Austin and I do like each other, but it's complicated. I think he still has feelings for another girl. - You wanna talk about it? - Thanks, mom. But I'm good. I've got my music, I've got you here. - I don't have time for boy drama. - Good for you. Let's go have a nice lunch. I need to do something civilized. You have no idea what it's like hanging around apes for a year. I think I have some idea. I've been hanging around Dez. What? Austin, you need to make a decision. I know, but it's hard. I like Ally, but Kira's great too. No, I'm talking about the pizza. Sausage or mushroom? You need to make a decision. Hey, there's Kira. I don't know what to say to her. Maybe she won't notice Kira! Over here! Dez, I didn't want her to see me. Ooh, never mind! Forget it! Hey, Kira. Listen, I've been meaning to Call? I know. I would have, but I'm still trying to Figure things out? I know. I just wanna tell you that I Been acting like a doof? I know. I was gonna say I'm sorry. Look, Austin, I thought we had something. But if you think you should be with Ally, just let me know. You mean right now? Bye, Austin. I don't know how I'm gonna decide. You just have to ask yourself one simple question. When you look inside your heart Do you see yourself with sausage or mushroom? ( Piano music playing ) - ( Music stops ) - Oh, honey. You are so talented. I wish you didn't have stage fright, so other people could see that. I'm working on it. Your dad and I just know you can do it. How is he doing, by the way? He's good. He joined an extreme couponing club. Keeps him busy. You know, we may have split up, but I still want him to be happy. Hi, Penny. I read your book and I am not happy. - What are you talking about? - Chapter nine. Chester, the cheap gorilla. He's stingy with his bananas. That's obviously me. Don't be silly. No, Chester is a real gorilla I observed in the wild. Nobody's gonna think it's you. - We read your book. - Loved it. Hey, Mr. Dawson. That cheap gorilla in the book is supposed to be you, right? - Your book was so inspiring. - That's why I wrote it. We have so much that we can learn from animals. Like how they act on instinct, instead of over thinking things they way we do. Pfft, no more over thinking for me. From now on, I'm gonna under-think. Not really sure how to do that, but I'm not gonna think about it. Austin, I think my mom's point is to not let over thinking stop you from doing what you really wanna do. Yeah! Like me. I was gonna get fired from my job tomorrow, but your book inspired me so much, I'm gonna get fired today! That's the spirit! Sort of. You know what I've always wanted to do? Run a Marathon. And I'm gonna do it. Right now! You go, Dez! Don't think, just do! Maybe that's why I have stage fright. Because I think too much. You gotta get outta your head, honey. You're right, mom. It's time for me to face my biggest fear. I'm gonna perform on stage. Ally! We can perform a duet together at your mom's book release party. Ally, that would be amazing! - I'm gonna do it! - Yeah! I thought you were running a Marathon. I made it to the food court, and then I got inspired to eat this parfait instead. Couldn't have done it without you, Ms. Dawson. Dez, I made my decision on who I wanna be with. - Really? - Yeah. Ally's mom inspired me. Animals don't think, they just do. So I made my decision. It's Kira. Really? I had to stop over thinking about me and Ally. Like, what if it doesn't work out? It could ruin our friendship. What if I just over complicate things? She'll lose focus on overcoming her stage fright. What if I go on tour? Would she come with me? Would she stay and work at the store? What if The real Ally was replaced by her evil twin from another dimension? I'd be writing songs with an alien. Anyway, that's why Ally and I shouldn't be together. Well, I'm just glad you didn't over think it. Besides, Kira's great. ( Sighs ) I made up my mind. I'm gonna ask Kira to be my girlfriend. I was really hoping you'd pick Ally. I think you're right for each other. And I made 500 of these. Ally? I got your message about Austin and Kira. I'm not sure how you're feeling. So if you're sad, I got frozen yogurt and tissues. And if you're mad, I got a dartboard with Austin's face on it. I'm not sad or mad. But I am hungry. I'm keeping the frozen yogurt. Wow, you're handling this better than I thought. Well, I was upset at first. But Austin's still my friend. That hasn't changed. Well, at least now you don't have to worry about dating him while you work together. Now there's only one thing I have to worry about. Singing on stage. Why did I say I'd do that? Ally, you're ready. And I'll be there cheering for you. Louder than anyone who might be booing. Thanks, Trish. Be your girlfriend? I don't know, Austin. I'm sorry it took me so long to figure it out. But now I know how I feel. Yeah, tomorrow you could decide you wanna be with Ally. You change your mind a lot. No, I don't. Can I get the turkey burger instead? You know what? This'll be fine. Can you blame me for having doubts? So you're saying no? I didn't say that. So it's a yes?! I didn't say that either. Look, Kira. I wanna be with you. If you don't wanna be with me, I get it. Just let me know. You mean right now? I need time to think about it. Right. ( Chuckles ) Got it. How about now? ( Piano music playing ) I'll be your shoulder. If you wanna laugh. I'll be your smile. If you wanna fly. I'll be your sky. Anything you need. That's what I'll be Both: Boo! - You stink! - Get off the stage! Both: Boo! - Okay, wait wait wait! - Boo! Okay. How is this supposed to help? We're getting you used to performing under the worst possible conditions. If you can sing through this, you can get through singing at the Jungle Cafe tomorrow night. I think I'm ready. I don't need to get hit with any more trash. Honestly Dez! What?! You said no more trash. That was a beach ball. Honey, I just wanna tell you how proud I am you're finally conquering your fear. I got you a little present. Aw! Oh A charm bracelet with a golden microphone. Thanks, dad. Would a cheap gorilla buy you that? I just wanna thank you all so much for coming to my book release party. Enjoy the hors d'oeuvres. They're free. I'm sure Chester the cheap gorilla would appreciate that. Hilarious! I wrote this book to inspire people Hey, Ally. You ready for this? I think so. I'm proud of you. Thanks, Austin. Let's go set up. We've got a very special treat for you tonight. Singing with Austin Moon is my daughter Ally. Her father and I couldn't be more proud. Friends Austin and Ally! Where's Ally? I don't know. She just took off. Why would Ally take off? Doesn't she know she's supposed to perform? So unprofessional. Um, there's gonna be a slight delay in the entertainment. So keep enjoying your hors d'oeuvres and I'll be right back. - I'll go with you to talk to Ally. - You're always there for her. Let me handle this one. Austin, maybe you should sing something. Not without Ally. Well Don't worry, Mr. Dawson. We'll handle this. We will now read a chapter from Dr. Penny Dawson's book. "Chester's stinginess was an embarrassment to the other gorillas". Aw, come on! I'm sorry I let you down, mom. Oh, honey. You could never let me down. I really thought I was gonna do it this time. But as soon as I heard you announce my name, I just panicked. Oh, sweetie. Can I tell you a story? Is it about a giraffe who's afraid of heights? This one is about a girl who was Shy and insecure when her mom left for Africa. But when she returned, she found this confident, beautiful young woman who was capable of doing Anything she put her mind to. What's your biggest fear? Dez is gonna marry Trish and they're gonna wanna live with me. I meant about your stage fright. That I'm gonna fail and I'll never be a performer. So you try, and if you fail, you get up and you try again. But you won't fail forever because you're way too talented. You're right. I can't stop trying. I'm gonna give it another shot. - Thanks, mom. - Oh. Hey, Ally. I'll let you two talk. Remember when we sat at this piano and wrote our first song together? Yeah. We've come a long way. You've come a long way. You were a different person back then. That Ally couldn't have even gotten on stage, but this Ally can. ( Sighs ) Please don't pet me. Thanks for coming over. You really didn't have to do this. Hey, you're always there for me. No, really. You didn't have to do this. I talked to my mom and I'm ready to perform. But thanks. ( Both laugh ) Let's do this. Let's go. "And the lion roared". ( Roars ) "From the safety of the nearby rock ledge, the baby Meerkat watched". ( High-pitched ) Meer Kat. Meer Kat. Sorry, I don't know what a Meerkat is. Thank you, Dez and Trish. Thank you for bringing my book to life. I'm sorry for the delay, friends. Now for a very special duet, please help me welcome Austin and Ally. ( Guitar strumming ) When you're on your own, drowning alone. And you need a rope, that can pull you in. Someone will throw it. And when you're afraid that you're gonna break. And you need a way to feel strong again. Someone will know it. And even when it hurts the most. Try to have a little hope. That someone's gonna be there when you don't. When you don't. If you wanna cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you wanna laugh, I'll be your smile. If you wanna fly I will be your sky. Anything you need, that's what I'll be. If you wanna climb, I'll be your ladder. If you wanna run, I'll be your road. If you want a friend. Doesn't matter when. Anything you need, that's what I'll be. You can come to me. You can come to me. Yeah ( Applause and cheers ) I did it! I conquered my stage fright. I always knew you could do it. I'm glad you were up there with me. That was incredible! I feel like I can do anything. I know I can do anything So long as I'm with you. Austin I thought about it. Yes, I'll be your girlfriend. I'm so proud of our little girl. She was amazing tonight. She always been so talented. Both: She gets that from me. ( Both chuckling ) Hey. Thanks for naming the gorilla after me. - You're not mad anymore? - Not at all. Oh, would you like me to sign it Chester or Lester? You know what? Never mind, I'll do both.
Austin: [singing] If you wanna run, I'll be your road. [finished] What's the next line? Ally: If you want a friend. Austin: Right, friend. I like that. Ally: You do? You don't think we should use a stronger word? Austin: [laughs nervously] I don't know. Maybe. I just don't want to mess up our- song. Ally: Yeah, I'd hate to rush into a new song and change the great song we already have. Austin: Look, it's complicated. I really like Ally, but I like Kira too. I just don't wanna hurt anybody. Ally: Look, I know he has feelings for me, but, for all I know, he still wants to be with Kira. Trish: Boo-hoo, he's going to have to deal with this at some point. Ally: Well, I'm not sitting around, waiting for him to decide who he wants to be with. My mom's coming home from Africa today and I want to focus on her. Trish: Good for you. Never wait on a guy. Actually, never wait on anybody. That's why I'm a terrible waitress. Ally: I'm going to forget about the whole Austin thing for now. Honestly, I'm so over it. [pauses] What do you think they're talking about in there? [Trish goes to the door and listens] Ally: You hear anything? Trish: No. It's really quiet. [on the other side of the door, Dez listens and Austin stands behind him] Austin: You hear anything? Dez: No. It's really quiet. [Austin and Ally lean against the door] Lester: Austin, maybe you should sing something? Austin: Not without Ally. [leaves] Austin: Remember when we sat at the piano and wrote our first song together? Ally: Yeah. We've come a long way. Austin: You've come a long way. You were different person back then. That Ally couldn't of even gotten on stage, but this Ally can. [petting Ally's hair] Ally: Please don't pet me. [Austin stops] Thanks for coming over. You really didn't have to do this. Austin: Hey, you're always here for me. Ally: No, really. I told my mom that I'm ready to perform. But thanks. [Pets Austin's hair, then both laugh] Let's do this! [holds out her hand] Austin: [holds her hand] Let's go. [After performance, goes backstage] Ally: I did it! I conquered my stage fright! [hug] Austin: I always knew you could do it! Ally: I'm glad you were up there with me; that was incredible. I feel like I can do anything! Austin: I know I can do anything as long as I'm with you. [both lean in and kiss while Trish and Dez watch with open mouths] Kira: [comes backstage after Austin & Ally kiss] Austin, I thought about it... Yes, I'll be your girlfriend.