“The Play”
Season 1, Episode 7
The Play
Air Date

February 20, 2005


Steven Molaro


Adam Weissman

Episode Guide

Jet X


Quinn's Date

The Play is the 7th episode in Season 1 and the 7th episode of the Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101, the episode aired on February 20, 2005.


Chase writes a play for homework that his drama teacher decides to use in their annual fall production. Chase and Zoey both get to play the main parts and Chase is excited because at the end, the two characters kiss. However, Logan auditions for the male lead and gets the part, ruining Chase's plan. Zoey starts to develop feelings for Logan, much to Chase's annoyance. Chase becomes obsessed with what will happen between Logan and Zoey when they kiss and will do whatever he can to stop it. Meanwhile, Dustin has a cold and Quinn tries to cure him with some of her "Quinnventions" such as a machine that sucks the germs from his tongue, choking him and another machine that is supposed to "add proton impulses to his feet" and ends up tickling him.

Tying in the 2 plots, Chase has Dustin cough into Logan's pillow to make Logan sick enough for Chase to take the role. Unfortunately, during the night, Logan's pillow falls on Chase's bed, and Chase gets sick, and misses the play, but escapes the nurse to stop Zoey. During the play itself, Zoey drops one of her props, resulting in Logan make a rude comment to her. To prevent the scene from continuing, Zoey improvises a scene where the alien rejects Logan. Chase cheers, although the celebration is short-lived; the nurse catches him.



Co - Starring


  • Chase's temperature is 101, a reference to the show title.
  • This episode is a lot like the Lizzie McGuire episode where Miranda thinks she is falling for a guy when he's in a play, but actually fell for the guy he was playing, which is exactly what happened to Zoey.
  • The start of tune the "musical" girl sings is very similar to the start of "Oh where has my little dog gone?"
  • Patrick Bristow is the founder of several improv troupes.


  • The dialogue in the play changes throughout the episode. If you read the script when Chase is editing out the kiss, it's different from when Zoey and Logan actually perform it.

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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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