Michelle is Brenda’s rival, and meant to be the opposite of Will. Where Will was practically an expert, and always cool, clam, and collected, Michelle was still new, learning the ropes, and nervous. One thing this episode really brought up was Brenda’s lack of practicing. She went in to her first Contest virtually unaware of how they worked, and surprising everyone, so obviously she didn’t practice before that, and yet she did great. That’s really going to become one of Brenda’s character traits, she has a natural talent, and a stubborn reluctance to train. An interesting fact about this episode’s production is Michelle’s name. A silly project I had to do for school required me to write a family member into a story. Michelle is actually the name of one of my cousins. Michelle in the story was extremely loosely based off of my cousin.