STAR season 3 episode 12 preview: Who’s a little ‘Toxic’?

STAR season 3 episode 2Coming up on STAR season 3 episode 12, brace yourself for a … musical showdown! Okay, so we probably shouldn’t be that excited for something that’s happened on this show plenty of times, but there’s always something exciting about it when you’re upping the stakes on top of stakes on top of stakes. Almost more stakes than a steakhouse. (Okay, we’ll stop with the steak puns now.)

This upcoming episode, entitled “Toxic,” is about Alex vs. Gigi, about Star vs. distance, and about Noah vs. himself. These are the three battles — some outward and some inward. What happens here could shake up the game, or at least shake up their lives. Given where Star is at the moment, does anyone need a reprieve more than her?

Below, CarterMatt offers up the official STAR season 3 episode 12 synopsis with more insight on what’s coming:

With ASA nominations approaching, Alex and Gigi’s rivalry heats up into a sing off, while both of their family dramas come to a head. Star struggles with being away from Davis, as Noah battles his old vice. Miss Bruce, Simone and Cotton make a startling discovery that could help Star get out of jail. Meanwhile, Cassie and Maurice team up for a take-down in the all-new “Toxic” episode of STAR airing Wednesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LDS-312) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Maybe this synopsis is hinting at that aforementioned reprieve for Star … and then also, of course, any and all viewers worried that we could be somehow seeing her stuck behind bars the rest of the season. Even if she’s still locked-up at the end of “Toxic,” it’s hard to imagine any scenario in which producers are smiling at the idea of her being in jail forever. It’s too limiting of a story arc! That’s why character imprisonments never last — unless you’re going full Orange is the New Black and throwing everybody into a jail there’s no incentive to keep this twist up forever. Whenever she does get out, that’s when her story can go on what we like to call a redemption tour. Or, maybe she won’t need it — sometimes, being imprisoned can be a positive for someone in the music industry. Think in terms of life experience or a story you can mix into a song.

We’re still not thinking of this episode as one that’s delivering you a hearty meal (unless it’s prison food); instead, we’re imagining it more as one that will give you a few small scraps of metaphorical bread and maybe a side of gruel. It’s allowing you to get a taste of what is to come while not giving away all the flavors. There’s a lot of story still to come, and we have a feeling that this isn’t the only showdown between Alex and Gigi … or the only situation in which Cotton tries to lead a helping hand.

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