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All American recap: Spencer takes a stand

Spencer takes a stand against gang violence while Coop gets involved in it on a new episode of All American aptly titled m.A.A.d. city.

If you’re a fan of Kendrick Lamar then you’ve probably heard his song “m.A.A.d. city” before, and even if you aren’t a regular listener the song has gained notoriety for the depth, complexity, and emotional core of its lyrics. It’s fitting title for this episode of All American that addresses gang violence in Crenshaw as a parallel to the violence Lamar experienced in his own childhood.

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5 things we learned from the All American winter premiere

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.

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7 burning questions All American needs to answer when it returns

All American delivered an emotional, riveting, fall finale that included a shocking death, a long-awaited hookup, and several juicy new developments sure to keep fans theorizing until its much-anticipated return.

Last week’s episode of All American was all about the homecoming dance, and this week’s episode (aptly titled “Homecoming“) is all about the game. Post-dance, everyone is still reeling from Asher’s confessional, none more so than Layla who is dealing with some seriously conflicting emotions. Asher’s life is no picnic at the moment either and doesn’t look like it will be improving any time soon if the events of this episode are of any indication.

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All American recap: The 3 most dramatic moments from Season 1 Episode 7

It’s homecoming season on All American and California Love takes us to Beverly High’s glamorous school dance before the big game.

We’ve got a real love rectangle on our hands in All American this week. Asher cheated on Layla with Olivia and Layla cheated on Asher with Spencer – who Olivia also has feelings for. What a tangled web these teens are weaving and this episode was an explosive one that blew the lid off just about every twisted entanglement that’s occurred so far. We even got some insight into the fabled Grace/Billy relationship of yesteryear.

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