Will’s ex, and Sophie’s mother, Mia (guest starring the fantastic Vanessa Bayer) makes a surprise visit for Sophie’s birthday and throw’s Will’s world and rules out the window. Everyone is impressed by Mia and her overly generous spirit and energy except Will who finds all the boundaries he’s set for Sophie being challenged. Mia believes bedtimes are defined by circadian rhythms and doesn’t think meals should be eaten in courses. She gives Sophie sugar and gifts, she’s the good cop to Will’s bad and he finds himself having a hard time standing up to her.
On the winter premiere of All American, Shawn’s death is the first domino to fall in a chain that begins in Crenshaw and ends in Beverly Hills.
It’s been several weeks since we left off with All American and I’ve been chomping at the bit for the new episode after the dramatic reveals and cliffhangers of the midseason finale. I’m pretty shocked Billy is sticking to his lie about his son’s drug test. I figured he wouldn’t fess up right away, but to lie straight to Olivia’s face after she asked him about integrity a bold and self-serving decision.
We still don’t learn much more about Spencer’s father, though Spencer does ask Billy about what the Malibu coach meant when he referred to the job Billy stole from him. Turns out the job was being offered to almost 50 different coaches, it wasn’t as if it were just a toss-up between Cory and Billy. Maybe Billy’s NFL experience did boost him over the edge but it was a job he earned.
Iggy has a patient again! Finally. I feel like its been ages since we’ve seen him with a new psych patient but maybe it was just the hiatus that made it seem that way. Either way, this guy has an imaginary wolf (and I typed this I heard some howling outside my window… creepy) that plagues his daily life in nightmarish hallucinogenic attack scenarios. Iggy’s job will be to work out why that is.
With his delusions growing, Iggy talks with the patient’s father to get clarity on how they would to proceed on the case. If he has the surgery then part of him could be fundamentally altered. Parts of his personality could change, interests, hobbies, etc. But his dad is willing if it means saving his life. He’d rather lose parts than the whole.
I may have said this last week but THIS was truly my favorite episode of the show so far, wow. Every single pairing was comedy gold or at least heartwarming in some way or other. Also this show just got me shipping about 3 more pairings too. I’m really falling in love with these characters! There was so many fun love/hate scenes in this episode and witty banter, ugh, love it.
With the Inner Circle and the Purifiers on the rise, and the nation more divided than ever, the dream of the X-Men is on the verge of failure. In attempts to revive the Mutant Underground, Evangeline proposes a country-wide meeting.
Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy continue to disagree in their dreams and the Frost Sisters attempt to intervene. Caitlin makes the risky suggestion of connecting with a family member for vital intel, and Lorna tries to secretly investigate Reeva’s plans for the Inner Circle.