|“||Why am I constantly trying to find something new, just like he does, when everything was perfect right in front of me?||”|
Alexandra Crane is a wealthy 19-year-old who grew up in Upper East Side, New York, but who, for years, has tried to put her privileged world behind her, so she can make real, authentic music. She is looking to step out of the shadows of her famous father and make it on her own.
In the episode Forward (E)Motion, Alex gives into her attraction to Noah Brooks and they consummate their relationship. She stops this several times -- once, to see if he has protection; and the second to tell him that she wants the world to know that they are together. Noah says yes to both.
Alex first appears when she and Star are on FaceTime, and Alex is playing "I Can Be" over the phone, to Star who says that it's dope. Alex is telling Star that they need to find some way to get Star to New York so that they sing together. Star then says that there is no way she is going to get there and shows her over the phone where she lives. Star makes a joke about meth addicts and Alex laugh, but then Star's foster mom tells her to come in and do the dishes, and Alex hangs up the phone.
Alexandra asks her father, Roland Crane, if she can access her trust fund account. Her father asks her for what, and Alex says that she met this girl on Instagram, a white girl from Pittsburgh, and she wants to fly her out to New York so that they can make music together. Roland then asks her if she really thinks that he will give her his money for some white trash she met online, and that she only wants to work with Alex because of his name. Alex says that she made an account under a different name, and so Roland asks her is she's ashamed of her name, and asks what happened to her singing background for him. Alex says that she needs to make music that feeds her soul, and asks her dad when was the last time he felt something while singing one of his songs. she tells him to stop singing trash, and he calls her a talentless brat and says she's just like her mother.
Star and her sister Simone come to pick up Alex and take her with them to Atlanta, so they can be a girl group. Star is mesmerized by how Alexandra is treated, and tells her she looks like she's out of page, but is shorter than she thought. Alexandra says she looks heavier than she thought, and they both laugh. Simone blows her breath on the window and writes "bitch" directed at Alex. Alex asks if there's what's going on with her, but says never mind and "let's do this".
While Alex, Simone, and Star at at the motel, Alex complains and says that she's not getting her stuff stolen, and Star tells her that not everything is Fendi and Prada, and that she needs to let her weave down. Alex calls her blondie and says that's her real hair and that not all black girls wear weaves. Alex asks if Simone was half black, and Star says that her dad was black. Star asks if Alex ever thought that she would end up like this, and Alex says no, but she's glad that Star saved her, and that the music they're making is new life. When Star asks her if her parents are cool with that, she says that her mom is a surgeon and that her mom is dead. Simone then says the song is dope and starts to sing, and Alex asks if that's blood on her shirt, and then says she is going to sleep.
Star, Alex, and Simone are all seen eating lunch with Jahil, who tells them about the Atlanta Next Fest competition. He tells them that the earliest step is to submit a demo. She is the first one to leave, and says she's going to see Derek, and tells Jahil to show them the money, and then she leaves.
Alex's parents show up, and it is revealed to everyone that her father is Roland Crane, who is one of the hottest producers. Her mother also shows up, but everyone is confused because Alex told them that her mom was dead. They want her to come home, but Alex tells them that she can't leave because she believes in the music she's making.
Alex shows up to the restaurant where her parents are expecting her to come home, but she gives them all of her credit cards and says that she has to stay and make the music she believes in. When she walks out, Derek is out there waiting for her, and he tells her not to leave him.