In the aftermath of the catastrophe of a legacy dance last week, everyone who was involved is paying the price through King’s Dominion-style detention. This isn’t your average Breakfast Club scenario. Instead, Saya, Chico, Jared, Marcus, Petra, and Viktor are quarantined in detention for an entire weekend alone. They get one box of rations to fight over but beyond that, they’ve got no one keeping an eye on them but each other.
Need a refresher? Read my recap of last week’s episode here.
Emma and Amy get into their very first fight when Douglas discovers Emma is mathematically gifted. Amy feels as if her sister is going to outgrow her and leave her behind and she’s also jealous of Emma being “special” whereas she feels she isn’t. This manifests in several physical altercations between the two girls, who, Douglas proclaims, have never fought before this.
College recruiters paid a visit to Beverly in this week’s episode of All American, but what happens when Spencer gets the offer he’s been waiting for, only to learn it may come at the cost of his integrity?
This week’s All American is all about a future of possibilities. It’s why Spencer and Jordan are both stressed about the combine event and the opportunity to impress the college scouts. Spencer needs to win a full ride scholarship if he wants the chance of being able to afford college and Jordan is desperate to prove himself as great on his own merit – not just because he’s Billy Baker’s son.
The animated backstory this week goes to Billy. You know, the mullet-wearing-psychotic-goat-banger from the end of the last episode who has it in for Marcus? That Billy.
There is a sinister undertone to their relationship we don’t understand yet. Mostly we just learn Billy is way too fond of dogs and he has tormented Marcus, who is seen holding a nail bomb before we cut to the title screen.
Time loops have been a beloved trope in television and film for a long time now. Groundhog’s Day is probably one of the most famous examples of the scenario where someone is forced to relive a day in their life over and over again until they can figure out how to break the cycle.
Maya and Dylan are at an annual mother/daughter tea when Dylan gets some unsettling news. The reason she and her mom never fight is because, according to Maya, Dylan is a mini-me. She looks on in horror at this revelation.
JJ’s student film, Late August Rain, premieres to tremendous acclaim from the classroom. Until the Q&A takes a personal slant, framing JJ’s blossoming feelings for Izzy as a betrayal against Ray’s. But luckily the whole thing is a dream, a very weird dream featuring a minotaur and Ray in a grandma outfit for some reason.
The Other Two opens with a menagerie of clip shows. The Next Big White Kid has gone viral and his name is Chase Dreams. You heard that right. He and his mother Pat are sitting down to chat with The Today Show about his newfound success and buzz off his first and only hit single, “Marry U At Recess”. But what about Chase’s siblings?
Well Cary is doing auditions for roles like “Man at Party Who Smells Fart,” I wonder which Adam Sandler film he was trying out for? And their sister, Brooke is sleeping in one of the homes she’s trying to sell and eating washing machine pizza. To he credit though, air mattresses are really hard to fold up.
Remember tamagotchis? I don’t think I actually ever had one but I wanted one for a while – until the next cool toy came along. Mr. Mellor gets his own tamagotchi, tons actually. He discards them from the student body when they become a major distraction and then forms an unhealthy attachment to all of his virtual pet children. Enough so he finds a sudden yearning desire to be a real father. All this is much to the chagrin of Charlie, whose advice goes in one ear and out the other.
Naked Russian men, condoms in fish tanks, giant dildos — you know, just all the normal things you would find at a classic teen party. At least it is when the party is full of budding assassins.
So anything exciting happen? Well, Billy told Petra he has feelings for her and she didn’t return them in kind. At least, it would seem that way since she immediately goes upstairs to a bedroom with Viktor.
Amina Sola, the lonely soul. A suitable patron saint to be identified in this episode of New Amsterdam and to perhaps one of the loneliest people on the show — Lauren Bloom.
Ever since beginning her custom ADD treatment, Lauren has been in a downward spiral. She claims to have gone cold turkey but in the last episode we saw Helen digging through her purse to see if this was true or not. Is Helen making it all up in her head or is Lauren still secretly using? This is a question that haunts the latest episode.