Thursday, November 18, 2010

...Set: Life Unexpected 2x09 "Homecoming Crashed"

I think I can say with a certain amount of certainty (hyuck) that I really just cannot stand Lux anymore. She gets all up in arms about Cate trying to figure out what's going on and not trusting her, but HELLO. She is totally lying and keeping secrets left and right. When's the last time she told either Cate or Baze something genuine? Seriously, they'd be a whole lot more understanding if you just quit with the lying and general hypocrisy.

Okay. Now that I've got that rant out of my system. While I do find Lux ultra annoying of late, I will say that this was one of the better episodes of this second season. We didn't have to deal with constant bickering between Cate and Ryan, and we didn't have to watch too much of the stupid Lux and Mr. Daniels inappropriateness either. In fact, I rather enjoy the meatier storylines given to the newer characters - meaning Emma and her teenage son Sam. Although, is it just me, or is there some sort of rule that at least one character on every CW show must be named Sam? Sam Winchester, Sam from Reaper, now this Sam. I honestly can't say I even know that many Sams in real life!

Recap/review of Life Unexpected 2x09 'Homecoming Crashed' by freshfromthe.comAnyway, this week's episode had two basic plots. The first of which is everyone trying to figure out Lux's learning disability. Apparently, somewhere around 7th grade, she had some kind of stroke that caused some blood loss in the brain, which has resulted in something called, I think, disgraphia? I think that's what they called it. I suppose I should've written it down. In any event, everyone grilled her about something happening around that time to have caused such a thing, but of course Lux just LIES about it and claims nothing did. Tosh, however, tips Cate off to the fact that 7th grade was the time when Lux was living somewhat permanently with a woman and her husband, whose names I have failed to remember. So, Cate goes to investigate, only for the woman to tell her that Lux had turned out to be kind of violent and a liar, and that's why things hadn't worked out.

Meanwhile, while Baze and Emma work to schmooze a possible new client, they have entrusted Lux to watch Emma's son Sam, by taking him to the homecoming dance with her, Tosh and Jones. Sam ends up getting him and Lux in trouble by getting caught with a joint, so the school calls in Cate. Cate, already upset from the previous reveals, gets into a disagreement with Lux, who ends up storming out and taking off in Cate's car, with Tosh and Sam in tow. She rockets over to the lady's house and we find out that what really happened was that the husband had pushed Lux down the stairs and was otherwise violent. He shows up and starts getting violent again, which leads Tosh to hit him with a shovel. They take off and end up getting into a car accident (not with another car, though). And Lux still doesn't want to come clean to Cate and Baze about what happened to her. LUX, ugh. Sam ends up taking the blame for the car accident to get Lux out of being questioned. Sam is also going to be a new student at Lux's high school, and has figured out that she has something going on with Mr. Daniels.

And that's the basics. I'm just sick of Lux's constant lying and secret keeping, mostly for how it gets everyone else around her involved in it too. Just... boo. Boo boo boo.

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