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"Big Time Break-Up" is the sixteenth episode of the second season of Big Time Rush and the thirty-fourth episode of the overall series. It first aired on Nickelodeon on June 25, 2011. The episode was promoted as the first of a two-part television special, with the twenty-third episode of the second season, "Big Time Single", which is set directly after this episode, airing next in the show's original run.


Jo is offered a "once in lifetime" role in a movie which is being filmed overseas for three years in New Zealand. Kendall and Jo's relationship is in danger but she tells him that she can't shoot the movie due to her contract with New Town High. Kendall is relieved at first but later on finds out that Jo refused the role by choice. He acts disgusting towards her in order to force a break-up so that Jo can film her movie. She does break-up with him but after Jo learned why his attitude was bad, Kendall apologizes for his behavior and compensates with their 'goodbye kiss'. Jo leaves to the airport but much to Kendall's dismay and how late Jo was running, he forgot his 'goodbye kiss' because her driver needed to leave and he alongside the other boys rush off to the airport. They have their 'goodbye kiss' and Jo leaves. The song, Worldwide then begins. In the end, Kendall watches the plane leave and the boys leave the airport, knowing that Kendall's time with Jo has come to an end... for now.


Big Time Rush Big Time Breakup Promo HQ


Meanwhile James has a three-day romance with a Latin pop singer named Selana. Their relationship goes

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through three stages (see trivia). Both of them successfully go through the relationship and wish each other the best in their careers.

Gustavo is also annoyed of Carlos constantly wearing his helmet during important photo shoots. He tells Kelly to get rid of the helmet. Logan helps her because he is annoyed of it as well. Their attempts of getting rid of it fails but they agree on a deal in which Carlos promises not to wear his helmet during photo shoots or dinner.

Song featured[]


Big Time Rush - Worldwide


Worldwide-Big Time Rush



  • In this episode every member of the band is now single.
  • We learned that Carlos has a metal plate in his head.
  • Carlos treats his helmet as if it is living.
  • Selana is a parody of Selena Gomez or Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
  • James' 3-day relationship represents a 3-stage love life
    • Day One: Falling in Love
    • Day Two: Continuous Relationship/Proposal
    • Day Three: Married Life (Which ends up as a divorce)
  • Logan also dislikes Carlos' helmet because it bothered him in Go Fish games and at the dinner table.
  • Kendall's and Jo's 'thing' is the goodbye kiss probably because of their first kiss in Big Time Concert which was suspected as their last kiss forever.
  • The "Be Disgusting" sign from Big Time Girlfriends returns.
  • Kendall did the exact thing that the girl Gustavo hired in Big Time Girlfriends did which is to act disgusting in order to perform a break-up.
  • Camille does not appear in this episode even though she happens to be Jo's best friend.

Big Time Rush performing Worldwide.

  • This is not the last episode for Jo. Jo returns early from her movie in Big Time Surprise.
  • In real life, the airport's interior is officially the interior Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California.
  • When Katie was under the table making weird voices you can see three of the "Chauncey Jackson" books.
  • Also part of the official music video for the song worldwide is shown in this episode when Jo is leaving to go to New Zealand.
  • When Jo wants to say that she would miss Kendall if she had to go she can't express herself right because she gets shy. The same thing happened to Kendall in Big Time Concert when the boys thought they would have to leave the Palm Woods forever.
  • FaceTalk is a parody of FaceTime.
  • This is the final episode to have a "new" song from the first album.
  • The video "Worldwide" resembles the video from the boy band Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way"
  • The music video of "Worldwide" premiered on June 17th on Nickelodeon though released earlier on Vevo (YouTube).
  • 'Chauncey Jackson & the Magic Gallows' is a parody of the Percy Jackson series and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Jo's driver speaks for the first time in this episode ('We're running late Ms. Taylor.'), as previously
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    communication was via cue cards.
  • Big Time Break-Up and Big Time Single can be put together as one movie.
  • Big Time Break-Up counts as a special.
  • Selana Gomzo is a parody of Selena Gomez.
  • Linda Cevallos previously worked with Scott Fellows in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
  • This is not the last the time Jo Taylor will appear. Katelyn Tarver (who plays Jo) is only going on tour and will return to continue filming.
  • This is the first episode that has a sad ending.


  • Gustavo said that Carlos needs to take his helmet off on photo shoots. He has a photo to prove it, but on their album and their poster Carlos doesn't have his helmet on.
  • In Logan's flashback of him and the helmet Carlos is seen eating something that is unknown but when the camera shot the scene again Carlos is seen holding a sandwich.

Running Gags[]

  • Selana and James putting their faces together.
  • Kelly and Logan trying to take Carlos's helmet.
  • Carlos exacerbating Kendall's sadness.


(Jo and Kendall look worried at each other again)

Carlos: Oh... (turns to Kendall)

Carlos: You go to New Zealand for three years and your relationship is (makes raspberry sound with his mouth)
Kendall and Jo: Carlos!

Logan: He's gonna need us this week.
James: He's also going to need my list of girls who weren't hot enough for me but perfect for you.
Carlos: And hugs! [James, Logan and Carlos open their arms.]
Kendall: She might not be leaving.

James: How could you forget about the goodbye kiss that's your thing!


  • Many viewers who have seen this episode have cried while watching it.
  • The premiere of the episode gained 3.6 million viewers.
  • Based on 147 votes, the episode has 8.8 out of 10 stars from the IMDB.



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