Friends don't blast friends
—Lawrence to Summer

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood is the twelfth episode in Season 2 of School of Rock. It premiered on January 21, 2017, to an audience of 1.23 million viewers.


Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever; Summer and Lawrence spend time together; Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Alina Foley as Ali
  • DeVion Harris as Billy
  • Charles Kogen as Gordo
  • Elle Alexander as Miss Mendoza
  • Ted Larkin as Mr. Matheson

Special Guest Cast

  • DeVion Harris as Billy


  • This is the tenth most viewed episode of the second season.
  • This was shot as the final episode for Season 2; although it is the penultimate episode.
  • The episode plot is similar to a Recess episode where T.J. and Spinelli kiss to see what the hype is about.
  • The title is a reference to the song "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals.
  • This episode starts off a Tomika/Zack relationship thus not officially becoming one.
  • Zack and Tomika kiss thus changing their friendship. After kissing, they don't talk as much as they did before.
  • DeVion Harris from the former Nickelodeon show, Camp Dudas appears in this episode as Billy.


  • ‘Endless Love’ by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  • "This Isn't Love"


School of Rock - Don't Let Me be Misunderstood - Yogurt Thief - Sneak Peek

School of Rock - Don't Let Me be Misunderstood - Yogurt Thief - Sneak Peek


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