Jack gets a job as a back-up dancer for janet jackson but at the rehearsal she realizes that she has 6 dancers but only needs 5 so she decides that jack, being the newbie and artemus johnson, being the longest in the troupe, should have a dance-off. karen discovers that artemus and she have a past so she pleads with jack to "throw" the contest for artemus' sake because he has nothing else going for him. jack does throw the dance-off, and artemus reveals that he was only using karen so he could win. janet jackson has the last laugh though, because she decides that she only needs 4 dancers now, so both jack and artemus lose the gig. meanwhile grace is mourning the loss of her husband, leo but her neediness intrudes in will's relationship with vince.