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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life Unexpected - Homecoming Crashed recap/review

Ryan and Cate fought and glared at each other during work, but in the end, the therapist’s plan worked, and they missed each other. They will be giving the marriage another go. Aaaaand no one cares.

Lux, apparently, has a learning disability and that’s why she’s such a freakin cheater. Eric, the teacher she is dating, bribed her to get an MRI. He offered to set up a private homecoming dance in Tasha’s apartment so they could be together. And since they are already horribly breaking the law, they might as well have alcohol there. Yay!

It was up to Baze to pay for this MRI. He made a deal with his boss that if he signed a new rich client, they would split the bonus, and he would use that to pay Lux’s medical bills. He signed the client. The MRI revealed that Lux had a stroke in the 7th grade. Baze also set Emma’s son, Sam, up with Lux and sent them off to the homecoming dance, despite knowing about Sam’s drug problems and issues. Sam and Lux were caught when Sam found himself a joint to smoke. Cate came to the school to retrieve her daughter and Sam. She asked Lux what happened with her old foster mom, Valerie. Cate went to visit Valerie to get the truth, and Valerie told her that she had provided Lux with a loving home, but Lux was a violent liar. Cate didn’t know what to think, so Lux ran off with Cate’s car, even though she doesn’t know how to drive.

Lux, Sam, and Tasha went to Valerie’s to remind her that her husband had punched Lux in the chest and pushed her down the stairs. The husband didn’t help his case by throwing Lux out of his house by her hair. Tasha hit the guy over the head with a shovel. The three ran back to the car and got in an accident. Ryan picked them up from the hospital and dropped Tasha off at her apartment, because being alone after you got in a car accident is a great idea, emotionally and physically. (Not.) Sam covered for Lux, and Emma enrolled him in Lux’s school so that she could get to know her son better. Sam discovered Lux’s affair with Eric. Emma admitted to Baze that she was jealous of him because women hate her but love Baze. We feel ya, Emma. Why are girls so catty, competitive, and jealous (especially on TV)? It’s low.

So a lot happened in this episode. It's about time. The show was always best when it was dealing with Lux's childhood issues and struggle to connect to her parents. Instead of leaving her in a dull plotline with an admittedly hot teacher, the show has brought back the fact that Lux's life used to suck and she still needs to deal with that. We got a new character who adds to the show (Sam), and the annoying Cate/Ryan bickering seems to have died down for a while. Also, Tasha is the best.

Episode grade: A-


  1. Finally an episode this season to get excited about! I agree that this show hits its stride when it actually deals with Lux's childhood issues. A person doesn't spend the first 15 years of her life in foster care without some psychological issues, after all. I like it when there's an actual reason for Cate and Lux to fight.

    Unfortunately, I think this show's going to be officially canceled soon. This has been a rough TV year for me!

  2. It sort of dropped the ball for a while, and it's not "Glee," so it can't do that and bounce back. We can still hope for a season three though.