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After Austin realizes he is being followed by an annoying blogger known as Miami H8ter Girl who is posting bad things about him, the gang must find a way to unmask the culprit and put a stop to the silly videos being posted online. Meanwhile, Dez and Trish both get a job at a fish fry restaurant and Dez starts frying up everything but fish and that's how he gets fired along with Trish.
This episode starts with Austin eating a sundae that slips on his pants. As the camera pans out, it's revealed
that Austin and Ally are actually in Sonic Boom watching a video of Austin eating the "pants-sundae" on a website called Miami H8ter Girl. As the two talk about the video, Trish walks in the store and tells them she got a job at Pirate Frank's Fish Fry with Dez. Austin tells the two about the blog, but Trish already knows about it, saying she loved H8ter Girl, who writes about everything she hates in Miami, and Ally tells them that at the moment, H8ter Girl hates Austin. In the mall court, Ally suggests Austin try to do good deeds instead of humiliating things so H8ter Girl wouldn't have anything to post, and Austin agrees. He tries to do so by giving Nelson a quarter to put in the fountain. When Austin and Ally turn their backs for a moment, Nelson falls
in the fountain. Austin quickly pulls him out and Ally manages to get the various passersby to clap for Austin since he just "saved" Nelson. Austin wants to see if H8ter Girl could make his saving Nelson look bad, and she does by rewinding the video to look as if Austin was actually dunking Nelson in the fountain.
At Fish Fry, Dez is frying anything he can, including a football, hammer, and Trish's purse and phone.
Ally finds Austin camping out in the music room at Sonic Boom and after she asks why he tells her he was
going to live there until the mall concert so H8ter Girl couldn't get any more bad footage of him. Ally tells him he's taking it a bit too far, saying H8ter Girl couldn't ruin his career, but Trish comes in saying that was what H8ter Girl was indeed doing. She tells them that Austin's concert had been cancelled because the owner of the mall had seen Austin "dunking" Nelson in the fountain.
The four friends camp out in the mall at a hat cart because Dez emailed H8ter Girl and told her that he has some embarrassing photos of Austin. He puts them in a bin as he and H8ter Girl had agreed, and goes back to his friends. Austin tells them they have to stay alert and awake, but they soon fall asleep, and H8ter Girl, who was hiding in the garbage can, takes it and runs off, but makes a loud enough noise to wake up the four.
They're shocked to find the bin gone, and though Austin's upset that they blew the chance to catch H8ter Girl. Ally tells him to look on the bright side because the blogger hadn't gotten any real embarrassing photos. When they check her website at Fish Fry, however, they find Dez had given her real photos, and they question why he did so, and he tells them that even though H8ter Girl is out to get his best friend, Dez keeps his word when making promises.
Trish complains about having to wear a hook hand because it gets in the way of her reading her fashion magazine (she can't flip the pages), but Ally notices a catfish mascot outside and tells Trish that at least she doesn't have to wear it. Trish then tells them that the catfish doesn't work at Pirate Frank's Fish Fry as they don't sell catfish -- or real fish -- and Austin realizes that it's H8ter Girl, who has been watching them.
After H8ter Girl runs off because of their revelation, Dez grabs a fishing poll and manages to stop her and reel her in. As Dez
holds her by her shoulders, Austin takes the head off, causing Ally to recognize the girl as Tilly Thompson, someone who had been in the same kindergarten class as her and Trish. They ask Tilly if she was H8ter Girl, and Tilly lets it slip accidentally.
Austin asks how she had gotten all of the videos of him, and she replies by telling him that she was always around him without his noticing because she was a "master of disguise". Austin then asks why she hates him, but she tells him she doesn't, that she thinks he's an amazing singer. She actually hates Ally because Ally ruined her song back in kindergarten. Austin asks her how Ally ruined it, so Tilly tells them that in kindergarten the spring pageant was coming up and the theme was insects.
Tilly wrote The Ladybug Song and claims everyone loved it, though it wasn't true as it didn't Rhyme and involved eating Pizza and riding bikes, which Ladybugs don't do.
Ally wrote The Butterfly Song and Tilly claims everyone hated it, which was the opposite since everyone clapped for Ally and chose her song for the insect play. Ally tells the four that it had been a special day for her because it was the day she decided to become a songwriter. Tilly tells them it wasn't a special day for her because Ally destroyed her dreams.
Austin doesn't understand why Tilly was attacking him when she was mad at Ally, and Tilly says that she had figured that by taking it out on him, she would also ruin Ally's career. Dez tells her she should just go after Ally directly, which Tilly thinks is a great idea. This makes Ally mad, but Dez comments that he hadn't told Tilly a way to get back at her, though he lets it slips about Ally's stage fright. Tilly decides to go with that, saying they would have a show at the mall where they would both sing their songs. When Ally asks what would happen if she doesn't sing her song, Tilly blackmails her by threatening to continue posting bad videos and photos about Austin so he wouldn't get any other gigs.
In the music room, Austin is trying to help Ally combat her stage fright by having her sing in front of some stuffed animals, but Ally claims she can't do it. Austin asks what happened after kindergarten because she hadn't had stage fright before, but Ally doesn't want to talk about it, though she does say that if she did want to talk, she would go to him. Austin tells her that she doesn't have to go on stage, but Ally said she does because Tilly would ruin Austin's career if she doesn't, and Austin says it means a lot. He tries to distract her by gesturing to the sunset so he could get her dolphin that he wanted to keep but without even turning around she tells him not to touch it.
At Fish Fry, Trish can't believe Tilly was forcing Ally to sing in front of a bunch of people, and Trish was going to miss it. Dez says that Trish was a good friend for wanting to support Ally, but Trish says that Ally might have a meltdown and puke on someone in the crowd, and, after they laugh, quickly adds that she also wanted to be there to support her best friend. Dez says they could ask for the night off, but Trish says that they had to get fired, making Dez tell her there was something he had wanted to do. Later, Pirate Frank finds out that the two of them had deep-fried almost everything in his shop and fires them.
At the show, Ally has to sing first, but she pretends the microphone doesn't work to get out of it. Dez, who was filming, comes on the stage and checks the mic, telling Ally it was working fine. Annoyed once again at Dez, Ally "thanks" him. She attempts to sing the song, but when Austin sees she can't, he surprises her by coming on stage and saying he is going to sing it. Ally asks what he was doing, and he tells her he didn't care if Tilly destroyed his career because he would rather that happen than Ally face her worst fear.
Angry, Tilly also goes on the stage and tells Austin that if Ally didn't sing, she would keep posting the fake stuff about him online. Austin reveals her identity to the crowd and what Tilly said about the fake stuff, and they boo at her. As Tilly gets angry at herself for admitting it, Trish pulls her off the stage, and Austin sings The Butterfly Song.
The next day, Ally, grateful at what Austin had done for her, gives Austin the dolphin he really wanted, but he
gives it back to her saying he would pick it up later after Trish asks if he like stuffed animals. Ally asks what they were watching, and Dez tells her that Tilly had a meltdown on the stage and it was now all over the web. Trish says that Tilly had been so humiliated that she shut down her website, and Austin says that they didn't have to worry about her anymore.
A lady with a stroller walks into the Sonic Boom, and Ally wants to see the baby, so she pulls down the blanket, but in the stroller is Tilly, who asks them if they had missed her, causing them to scream.
- Ross Lynch as Austin Moon
- Laura Marano as Ally Dawson
- Raini Rodriguez as Trish De La Rosa
- Calum Worthy as Dez Wade
- Audrey Whitby as Tilly Thompson/Miami H8ter Girl.
- Jim Hoffmaster as Pirate Frank
- Lauren Boles as Young Ally
- Eliana Arroyo as Young Trish
- Rachel Eggleston as Young Tilly
- It is revealed that Trish's first job was in kindergarten, as a hall monitor.
- Trish and Dez were hired and fired from Pirate Frank's Fish Fry in this episode.
- Ally wrote her first song in Kindergarten.
- In the country Australia, on the program FOXTEL, the information for this episode was switched around with World Records & Work Wreckers, so this episode didn't premiere. But it was then fixed but Bloggers & Butterflies finally aired on Friday, 26th October 2012
- The episode title refers to Tilly Thompson posting hateful blogs about Austin, and "The Butterfly Song".
- H8ter girl has more than 1,000 Hits.
- This is the first time Dez got fired.
- This is the first episode where we meet a character from Ally's past.
- When they were camping out in the mall and fell asleep, Austin was lying next to Trish, who was lying next to Ally. After H8ter Girl takes the trash can and makes a loud noise, they wake up and then stand, and the camera shows Dez. It goes back to Austin, Ally, and Trish, but now Austin's standing next to Ally, who is standing next to Trish, but it doesn't seem as if Ally or Trish moved.
- Austin sang extended lyrics to "The Butterfly Song" that little Ally had never sung unless she was just never shown singing them.
To see the Bloggers & Butterflies transcript, click here.