Previsouly on All American, Coop and Spencer butted heads about Sean and how Coop is changing and being affected by running with him. She moved out of the James’ household and into Sean’s house. Due to Coop’s motivation though, Sean has begun to grow and change, he seeks out a job opportunity.
Back in Beverly, Layla and Asher have hit a rough spot in their relationship. Layla doesn’t like being complicit in Asher’s lies in regards to his family’s money problems. Jordan found out about Olivia and Asher’s past fling and it put a rift in their relationship, although they were able to overcome it. Layla also found out about Olivia’s feelings for Spencer but was unable to put her own aside and she and Spencer shared a steamy kiss, one that Olivia witnessed.
So we’ve tackled Halloween and Thanksgiving, up next for Hulu’s holiday horror anthology series, Into the Dark, is Christmas.
I’ll admit this episode did, at times, feel like a discarded Black Mirror script, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. Actually, this episode, film, whatever you want to call it, is, by far, my favorite of the three to air thus far. It’s a mixture between the dark cynical nature of Black Mirror and society’s addiction to technology, or in this case, toys (and Pooka is a technological based toy), that people relate to so well, a cerebral experience, absurdism, and a splash of B-movie antics and camp.
Previously on All American: Spencer paid a visit to his Crenshaw football team and butted heads with Chris. We learned Asher’s family is broke and he almost permanently ruined a Porsche until Spencer was able to help him get it cleaned up. His continued lies about his financial status has put a rift between him and his girlfriend, Leila. Sean got Coop a job at the barber shop and we discovered he’s hiding his money there too. Olivia revealed her tryst with Asher to Jordan and Leila got a visit from her dad… and his new girlfriend.
It’s time for the fall finale of New Amsterdam and this episode goes down with more subtly than most explosive midseason enders. It’s not flashy but it’s still a solid hour of television and it brings plenty of emotions. As we’ve come to expect from this show, you’ll likely be reaching for the tissues.
WARNING: THIS PREVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS EPISODES.
TITLE: To “imPrint” is to leave a mark or a stamp on some malleable surface. Or in the animal kingdom, it is when offspring come to recognize their parents due to habitual nurturing.
This is relevant to an episode that inspects the past of the Frosts and we learn everything that made them who they are, and all that they lacked. Plus the relationship between Lorna and Dawn is important this week too.