April 24, 2007 – The Hannah Montana Episode “Cuffs Will Keep Us Together” Airs on the Disney Channel
“Well, you normally don’t introduce “True Friend” as a touching little song about a two-faced backstabber.”
On April 24, the second episode of the second season of the popular Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana, entitled “Cuffs Will Keep Us Together” aired on the Disney Channel. The episode had 3.5 million viewers on its initial airdate. It was directed by Roger S. Christiansen, and written by Steven Peterman.
The episode opens in PE class, where Miley is furious that they have to play flag football again, as she is always the last one picked for a team. When best friend Lilly is picked as a team captain, Miley believes this is her one shot to not be picked last. However, as Lilly is determined to win, Miley is once again picked last for the teams, with Lilly not picking her at all. Later that day, Miley has a concert, but is still upset over the flag football incident, especially with what she perceives as a betrayal by Lilly. Lilly shows up at the concert, and Miley still acts bitter towards her.
Meanwhile, Jackson and Robby being arguing over Jackson’s inability to listen to his father and do his chores, so Robby decides to give Jackson the silent treatment. At first, Jackson is thrilled that Robby won’t be nagging him anymore, but it quickly gets on his nerves. Robby gets a phone call and tells Miley that she just won an award called a Silver Boot for Best Country/Pop Crossover for her song “True Friend.” Miley is excited, and begins to say that she needs to tell Lilly, but remembers that she doesn’t want to talk to her best friend, as she’s still mad.
Miley runs to tell her friend Oliver about the award, but he tells her she needs to make up with Lilly, although she refuses. Meanwhile, Jackson has resorted to getting a tattoo to get Robby to speak to him again, but chickens out before he can get anything done, with Robby still keeping firm to the silent treatment. As Miley and Oliver sit together on the beach, Lilly walks by and asks Oliver to go surfing with her. The two begin to fight over Oliver, and he is so fed up with their fighting that he takes his mother’s old handcuffs and handcuffs them together. Miley panics, as she has to get ready for the awards ceremony in two hours, but Oliver has misplaced the key.
Jackson, desperate to have his father talk to him again, cleans the entire house and bakes Robby a cake. Robby starts talking again, and Jackson is relieved. Miley and Lilly continue fighting, but Miley needs to get ready for the show. The two struggle to get ready, and when they arrive at the studio, they are still fighting. When Oliver retrieves the key, it breaks, and is unable to take the handcuffs off. Miley has to give a speech about the song, and realizes the true meaning of friends. Lilly and Miley finally make up. At school the next day, they have to play flag football in PE again, and as they are still handcuffed together, Miley is picked second, along with Lilly.