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Big Time Surprise
Jo's back
Season 3
Episode number 6
Airdate September 22, 2012
Written by Scott Fellows
Directed by Julian Petrillo
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Big Time Surprise [1] is the sixth episode in Season 3 of Big Time Rush. It is the 55th episode overall. It aired on September 22, 2012 alongside Big Time Decision


Kendall has to deal with Lucy's ex-boyfriend Beau .[2]

Kendall, with help of Carlos, James and Logan, is gonna ask Lucy out on a date but on the way to her apartment Kendall and the guys find Lucy with her handsome ex-boyfriend, Beau, who intends to win her back; Griffin plans to embark on a corporate espionage mission and he wants Logan and Carlos to help him. James and Jett argue over who is hotter.

Kendall with the help of James, Camille and Jett try to prove to Lucy that Beau is still gonna break Lucy's heart. After proving to Lucy that Beau hasn't changed Kendall is pushed on a elevator with her so they can talk. In the elevator, Kendall and Lucy share their first kiss. As the elevator door opens, it is revealed that Jo has returned, shocking everyone.


Logan and Carlos help Gustavo kidnap Griffin. When Gustavo tells them to kidnap Griffin, Logan and Carlos want their own solo albums in return. (Logan's - Logalishish and Carlos' - Carlos Alone) When they do kidnap Griffin, they accidentally trap him in a recycling dumpster headed for the recyling center. When Logan and Carlos get to the recyling center they look through all of the recyling bins and they don't find Griffin. When they get back to Rocque Records they find griffin telling Logan, Carlos, Kelly, and Gustavo that he had a GPS microchip implanted in his head. After they see that Griffin is safe, they do their solo record dance and Gustavo says their not getting solo records and Logan and Carlos trap him in a dumpster.

Mrs. Knight and Katie tries to figure out who's back on New Town High. They tried to contact with Jett's co-star but, she caught them into Jett's computer and plans on calling the police. At the end, they find out it was Jo Taylor that was back.


  • Jett Stetson appears in this episode.
  • Big Time Surprise may count as a special just like Big Time Break-Up.
  • Jo Taylor (Katelyn Tarver) makes a return in this episode.
    • Menendez Joe tweeted a pic of Jo and Kendall playing hockey on a future episode.
    • Jo returns in this episode, so this episode is the one that was known by fans as Big Time Jo Returns.
    • Kendall Schmidt have given hints and have said in multiple interviews that Jo may return in Season 3 but his character, Kendall Knight, might have a new girlfriend by then.
  • This episode is similar to Guide to: Tests and When You Like Someone That Is Going Out With Someone Else from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide another show of Scott Fellow's.
  • In this episode, it's revealed that Jo returns to film her show, New Town High after leaving it in Big Time Break-Up.
  • This is the second episode to have a girl to show her stomach on camera (Camille).
  • Griffin stated he has a GPS microschip planted inside his head. It is parody of a iCarly character, Freddie Benson.
  • This is the second time James dresses up as a girl. The first time was in Big Time Prom Kings.
  • This is the first episode to premiere on Nickelodeon Asia by itself. (premiered 14th February 2013)
  • The outfit that James wear in the episode is just like the same outfit we wore in the music video of Any Kind of Guy, the brown sleeves but unlike in the music video, no necktie.


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Kendall: I am on my way to officially ask Lucy out on a date.
Logan: Wait, you still haven't asked her out yet? What's taking you so long?
Kendall: I don't know. It just seems like every time I'm about to ask her out, there's a... complication.

Katie: So that's the surprise ending!
Katie, Mrs. Knight, & Buddha Bob: Jo's back!

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