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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Life Unexpected Season (and probably series) Finale review

The finale was sweet and it tied up all the loose ends. We wouldn’t call it “good” though, or "unforgettable." There were a few moments that ALMOST ended in one of us tearing up, but almost isn’t much. We wouldn’t say it’s a must-see, unless you’ve seen every episode of the show or you love it, or both. It felt like a series finale. We will tell you how things turned out. Spoilers follow.

-Cate had a miscarriage and then found out that she couldn’t have any more children. Ryan decided that Cate was enough, and Cate decided that Lux was enough. Cate got to know how it felt to be internally broken, helping her relationship with Lux.

-Angry at Baze, Lux told him that Emma had an affair with his father. Baze confronted Emma, and she told him that the affair had gone on for four years. Baze quit his job, bought his bar back, and came to terms with being himself and not his father. Baze broke up with Emma, because she is now gross to him. We felt kind of bad for her, but seriously. We'd have broken up with her, too.

-Emma’s kid told Baze and Cate about Lux’s relationship with her teacher, Eric. Baze nearly physically killed him on site. Lux was extremely upset that it had to end, because it was a good relationship from her view. Eric took it well, because he was starting to see how wrong it was to be in a relationship with the fragile teen. (Thank goodness SOMEONE on TV thinks this kind of relationship is wrong. We're looking at you, Pretty Little Liars.)He didn’t want to hurt her and kept trying to break it off before he was caught. Baze and Cate told him to leave town and not contact Lux again, or they would call the police. He agreed, left Lux with a small token to inspire her to let him go, and was never seen again on Life Unexpected. This whole thing was pretty intense and led to a heartbreaking argument between Cate and Lux. But we are so glad that the show called the relationship up to the carpet and didn’t let it end well. No matter how cute and young the teacher was, and how good the two were together, it was still wrong.

-Ryan fought to get Cate her job on the radio back, and he succeeded. The Cate ran into a pregnant Julia (Ryan’s ex), found Ryan, and said, “We need to talk.”

Then the show flashed to “Two Years Later.”

-We saw Lux giving a speech at her graduation, which means she must have gotten a whole lot better at school. We learned that she and Tasha would be attending the same college.

-Apparently, Tasha and Jones broke up, because Lux kissed Jones after the ceremony while Tasha watched. Rather than scream at them, Tasha took their picture. So either Lux is with him now or Jones is DA MAN and snagged both of them.

-Ryan and Julia were sitting together with a big baby and then they kissed.

-Then, what we’ve all been waiting for: Cate said, “She (Lux) made it,” and then Baze replied, “So did we.” Then they started making out. The whole group jumped in for a picture and the show ended.

Well, that was abrupt. But it sort of made sense. Sort of. It just all seemed really fast. Cate and Ryan were doing really well. That sounds like an interesting and dramatic two years that we will never get to see. We are glad that Cate and Baze ended up together though, after this last season. During the first season, we were on Team Ryan. But his lies and baby drama and fighting with Cate wore us out. Everybody is getting along wonderfully in 2012 though, so we guess all the characters finally grew up. Or got really fake.

There were about two good episodes this season, so the season gets a C. The episodes were good enough to pull it up to “average.” Those were the ones that involved Lux’s history with Trae. The one where she went to court and the one where Tasha hit Trae on the head with a shovel. We would give the first season a B+.

As a whole? Series grade: B-


  1. Actually "every one was getting wonderfully" in 2012 not 2013.

  2. Good typo catch. We will change it. We know you are right, because we remember thinking, "Hey! 2012 is when we graduate too."

  3. The one who doesn't watch the show edited that from 2012 to 2013, since two years from now is not, in fact, 2012. Her bad.

  4. She watched season 1 and did not care for the characters^

  5. At the end of her speech, though, Lux said, "Class of 2012." Continuity fail.

    I really hated that epilogue. Way too tidy, for my taste. Cate and Baze ending up together could have happened, but as an audience member I was not there yet. That was...uncomfortable. And, I'm sorry, but with her 9th and 10th grade years being pretty much a wash academically, there's NO WAY Lux was valedictorian. I call shenanigans!

    Disappointed to see the show end, but I will be the first to admit that overall it didn't go the way I hoped it would when I saw the excellent pilot. Cue sad trombone.

  6. We feel the same way you do about the epilogue. But we are glad it was included. It would have sucked to sit and wonder, "If they had more time, how would they have ended it? Would Baze and Cate have gotten together?" Now we know where they wanted to take it. They REALLY could have left out Lux being valedictorian though. There is just no way. And why does it have to be that way? Why does every kid on tv have to be headed to an Ivy League school?

  7. Great episode, I really wish this wasn't the end...kinda bummed actually about the fast forward of 2 years at the end, maybe without that there was a chance another network could pick up the show and continue it?

    Anyway the rest of the ending was great. I especially loved that scene where Sam calls Lux out about sleeping with a teacher, and she turns it on him letting him know that his mom is going to move in with Baze...also loved the song they used, I had to search to find out it's "Anything Goes" by Charlie Calleja. FYI you can watch that scene at

  8. Yeah, they sort of killed any chance of cable TV wanting it, even if it was a slim chance.

    And a lot of the music was really good on that show