|Phantom of the Opry|
|Release Date:||Thursday, October 6, 2011|
|Next:||The Bermuda Love Triangle|
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Volume 2, Episode 29: Operetta's plot to steal Deuce from Cleo hits an unexpected high note, while Frankie and Hyde's friendship starts to heat up.
Immediately after the events of Hiss-teria, Operetta angrily rows her way to her secret "hideout" in the catacombs. After arriving, she sulks while playing the organ because Cleo hurt her feelings. She plots to steal Deuce from Cleo out of spite.
Meanwhile, Frankie meets Holt outside the school. Frankie is initially put off by his attitude, but Holt quickly apologizes for being too forward when the first met. They start to talk and begin to find common ground. Then when Holt starts to flirt with Frankie, it cheers her up after feeling down about Jackson.
Operetta puts her plan into Deuce by complimenting his music and sharing a few laughs together. Deuce finds out how much they have in common, but is put off when Operetta finally asks him out. When she questions his and Cleo's relationship, he says that Cleo sort of completes him, and that they were very serious. Operetta is genuinely touched, moreover moved to tears, by his story and abandons her attempt to steal him. She then agrees to help him write a song for Cleo to show her just how much she means to him. However, Spectra snaps a picture of the two together and sends it to Cleo, complicating the situation even further.
- Graveyard Smash was mentioned later in the Gory Gazette article "The Holt Sessions: Graveyard Smash Exclusive Interview".
- "Phantom of the Opry" is a play on The Phantom of the Opera, and also gives a nod to Operetta's specific music interest. An opry is a place that features live country music and, depending on the specific establishment's rules, country music's descendants, such as rockabilly music. The word "opry" means "little opera".
- The scene of Operetta heading down the catacombs is very similar to how movies portray The Phantom and Christine's journey down to his lair by walking down long passageways and then entering a gondola to make the rest of the trip.
- The band Graveyard Smash is a reference to the lyrics of the 1962 song Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett.
- The end of the webisode begins to follow along the diary events in regards to Operetta helping out Deuce write a song for Cleo and Spectra drawing the wrong conclusions.