Season 3, Episode 1
Air Date

September 24, 2006


Dan Schneider


Adam Weissman

Episode Guide

Quinn's Alpaca


Chase's Girlfriend

Surprise is the 1st episode in Season 3 and the 25th episode in the Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101, the episode aired on September 24, 2006.


It is a new year at PCA which leads to several surprises, including the heartbreaking news that Nicole will not be attending PCA this year because she was diagnosed with OMGD (Obsessive Male Gender Disorder). Thus, Nicole is sent to an all-girls school. After everyone settles into their new rooms, Chase tells Zoey he wants to talk with her privately.Lola and Quinn say that Chase wants to tell her he is in love with her, but Zoey does not believe them. To prove it, she goes to Chase's room to speak to him, but walks in on him kissing his new girlfriend Rebecca.

Meanwhile, Michael and Logan are fighting for the single bed in their new room.

Episode Trivia

  • It is learned that Chase, Michael and Logan's dorm this season is Maxwell Hall.
  • Chase's first kiss on the show is in this episode.
  • When Quinn is trying to capture the bees, the closet behind her is open. When Zoey is running towards the closet, it is closed and she has to open it to get in.
  • Logan says that he always got the single bed, but in "The Play", he slept on the top bunk. Although, they could have temporarily switched, this is unlikely as it was not mentioned.

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v - e - d Episodes

Season One Episodes

Welcome to PCANew RoomiesWebcamDefending DustinPrank WeekJet XThe PlayQuinn's DateSpring FlingBackpackDisc GolfSchool DanceLittle Beach Party

Season Two Episodes

Back to PCATime CapsuleThe ElectionHaunted HouseBad GirlBroadcast ViewsGirls Will Be BoysRobot WarsLola Likes ChaseSpring Break-UpPeople AuctionQuinn's Alpaca

Season Three Episodes

SurpriseChase's GirlfriendHot DeanZoey's TutorThe Great Vince BlakeSilver Hammer SocietyMichael Loves LisaWrestlingZoey's BalloonChase's GrandmaQuarantineThe RadioPaige at PCADance ContestThe Favor ChainZoey's RibsThe Curse of PCADrippin' Episode!Son of a DeanHands on a Blix VanMiss PCALogan Gets Cut OffGoodbye Zoey?PCA Confidential

Season Four Episodes

Trading PlacesFake RoommateAlone at PCARumor of LoveAnger ManagementQuinn Misses the MarkWalk-A-ThonVince is BackDinner For Two ManyCoffee Cart BanRoller CoasterChasing Zoey

Film and Specials

Spring Break-UpThe Curse of PCAGoodbye Zoey?Chasing Zoey

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