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Hellcats Review: Well-Intentioned Lies...

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From the previews leading up to this week’s Hellcats episode, “Finish What We Started,” I was confident that the latest installment would be a can't-miss, juicy hour of television.

Instead it felt like a filler episode, although it did include the ingredients for a major showdown.

Giving Dan a Chance

Last week, I laughed at the overly dramatic way Savannah went running out of the hotel. Yet this week, the show righted this wrong. Savannah’s reaction was exactly what it should have been towards Marti. Points for having them act like actual college kids.

I have to say I am definitely intrigued by the idea of Charlotte being pregnant. It was a twist I didn’t see coming and has the potential to bring the drama, especially with her extremely religious parents.

The writers backed off of the adult drama for the week, with just a small taste of Red and Vanessa. If we are going to see story arcs fold out for these characters, let us see some hot and steamy moments between the two, please.

Moving on: last Wednesday was a stand-out episode for Alice, but last night we hardly saw her. Thanks to some scandalous sexting pictures, that appears to not be the case on next week's installment.

Finally... the writers went there. They gave us some Dan/Marti moments that weren't terrible. I wasn't sold on the idea of this friendship becoming a relationship, but this was done with taste. Ultimately, Dan and Marti are friends and there is nothing that can change that now. I must admit, the make out scene in the Buick? HOT.

We can keep those moments few and far between, but these two friends should definitely avoid the relationship curse. The connection is there between them and can be explored in a later season.

I'm usually a huge fan of Lewis, especially when he takes his shirt off. But tonight, not so much. Although he apologized at the end, he was rude when dealing with Marti. The episodes leading up to this have always showed great chemistry with the characters, but I just didn't see it tonight.

Marti did have it right, though. Everyone lies at some point. But is it okay if you do it with good intentions?

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@ MEE
actually christians opinions on abortion is kind of down the middle. I am a Christian but I do believe in a woman's right to choose. I also believe that embryo is not a person therefore not entitled to the same rights as person already here. In my experience most christians except for the really devout ones like catholics who believe life starts at conception believe in a woman's right to choose but they themselves wouldn't take that option.

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Was that a FeFe Dobson appearance at the end of the show?

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It's not easy to get an abortion in some states, lest we forget. Couple that with Savannah's family's religious fanaticism and Charlotte having an abortion becomes a HUGE point if that is the decision she comes to. I was very unhappy with Lewis dressing Marti down in front of everyone. I'm not a fan of airing relationship laundry in front of others, no matter how close everyone may be with you. If Savannah's outburst was embarrassing, Lewis' was humiliating. I would not have taken him back quite so easily.

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@LittleAngel
She's been raised as a devout Christian and I assume she's been taught that abortion is wrong. In my experience MOST Christians don't believe in abortion. However, it seemed to me that Charlotte, although worried, hasn't really thought too deeply about what she's going to do. After all, she was going to perform despite the fact she was pregnant. :/ I think the coming episodes might address the issue of abortion, but I doubt the show will go down the abortion route.

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I'm a little confused about why they need pregnant girl in all the shows and why they don't get abortion. I mean it's the first solution I would (and my friends would) think of (even the believers) so why Charlotte is not talking about that.

Xoxodanielle

I agree they should show us the friendship side of Marti and Dan before they do the romance. So I wonder if Davannah is short term or all they already angling for a love triangle. If I ever write a book I'm never ever including a love triangle. I'm sick of them.

Whipped by damon

Overall I am happy with the episode, it was solid and nice twist with Charlotte being pregnant...glad Dan/Marti is on the backburner! We know it's there but if they are to go down that road they aren't ready right now!

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It was good, not GREAT. Thank the heavens they're done with Dan and Marti now, THAT would've been a disaster, I'm praying they don't revisit that storyline again anytime soon. Naked pics of Alice next week, ooohhhhh! lol

Xoxodanielle

Lies are lies In everybodies eyes And I don't believeee you

Hellcats Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

You don't have any friends, just people you use on your way to your law degree.

Savannah

It's not personal, it's cheerleading.

Savannah