Rehearsal is under way for a very special holiday performance of The Nutcracker. Piper feels invisible after James and the original A-Troupe return to TNS and wishes she never came to the studio in the first place. Her wish is granted when Giselle, as a fairy, appears and guides her through a Piper-less studio. It’s a very different TNS where A-Troupers from past and present are almost unrecognizable. Piper realizes the ripple effect her life has had on the studio, but it may be too late after Alfie reveals his plan to turn TNS into a luxury hotel.