Hellcats Review: Welcome Home, Dan Patch!

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Fancy Dan” marked the return of Dan Patch, another breakup, and a few reunions. Let’s dig in.

Dan returned home for his brother’s wedding, bringing along a bird-loving girlfriend and some awkwardness with the girls in his life. Marti pulled a selfless act by backing out of the competition for Dan, reverting back to the BFF position.

It was hard to tell if she realized they really are better as friends or if she is that good of a friend. I've preferred Dan with Savannah and couldn’t have been more pleased with this outcome. Besides, Marti doesn’t need Dan. Did you see how gorgeous she looked in that dress?!? She should have no trouble finding someone else.

Savannah vs. Dan

This is awkward...

Surprisingly, the most shocking turn of events centered around some of the adult characters. During the hour, we learned Derrick’s Army Reserve unit had been called up, while also discovering Vanessa’s feelings about Red.

Derrick may possibly be the most mature person ever. He just accepted the situation and left. Kudos to him for being such a responsible adult, I know I would have never been able to react that way. This seems to be the end of the run for D.B. Woodside. Can’t really say I will miss him all that much.

With Derrick out of the way, it seems obvious where Vanessa will be heading next. The Red/Vanessa (Ranessa?) relationship is something I can get on board with. What do you think? Is there finally going to be room for these two to try again as a couple?

Some other thoughts:

  • It’s only a matter of time until Wanda and Travis hook up, right? They are living together now!
  • I hope that Jake doesn’t pop up every week with Alice visiting him in jail. I am over the storyline and am over him. Time to move on.
  • Now that the case is over, have we seen the last of Julian and Morgan? 
  • Aly Michalka rocked her rendition of “Wild Horses.” (Visit our Hellcats music section now!)

What did you think of “Fancy Dan?” Are you glad to see Dan Patch home and reunited with Savannah? Interested to see what will happen with Vanessa and Red?


Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (27 Votes)

So happy Dan is back! I looooooooove him! I don't really what to think about him getting back with Savannah though. I really wanted to see him with Marti because they have so much chemistry! But at the same time it makes more sense and is better for the show that Savannah is the one dating him.
Back to Marti/Dan being bff! I think Jack is soooo hot! Even more in jail so I hope we'll see him again in season 2 when he's getting out. I love how this show create some relationships and show us tons of chemistry without especially make the characters hook up. I mean even that scene with Travis and Alice! Am I the only one who want to see Marti and her hot law professor together?


I am really happy Marti stepped back because I love Dan and Savannah as a couple too. Also didn't realize how much I missed Dan's character. I also agree Derrick acted very mature, I felt a little bad because I have been rooting for Red & Vanessa from the beginning. It was also nice to see the continue see the development of Alice as a character. Can't wait for Red's ex-wife to come to town.


I think that Dan and Marti should be together. Savannah and him just don't quite fit... i'm hoping for a twist. Bring on the heat!!


For Vanessa, Derrick, and Red - I liked how mature all the characters actually were, especially Derrick. I think it was good that Vanessa was finally honest before making a mistake that she would've eventually regretted. I actually look forward to the Vanessa and Red story arc but I hope Vanessa takes some time and doesn't jump on the opportunity to be with him right away. I actually like the relationship and story between Jake and Alice because I think it shows a lot of development between these two characters. At first, you'd think these characters are your usual arrogant and shallow cheerleader and jock but we're seeing a lot more depth to these two characters so I like that. And of course, the Dan-Marti-Savannah story. First of, I thought Vicki was just a sad excuse of a distraction for Dan. The actress they chose looked beyond the age of the characters and the fact that she was into shorebirds made Dan falling for her relatively out of character. I'm also unsure about whether or not Marti really believes that they're better off as friends but I hope she's sincere about that. Personally, I think that this was a good outcome because I like Dan and Savannah together as compared to the Dan and Marti pairing. I think it's important for the characters to have someone to call a best friend and I like how Dan and Marti are those people for each other.


Ranessa? Hell yes! I've been waiting for this since Red and Vanessa has outstanding chemistry!


I am all for Ranessa and Jake and Alice are so cute that I love Jake on the show. I actually want Travis gone because he do not make a good character on the show. I wish that Dan and Marti had got together because they make a better couple.


I am so glad Dan is back! I think Darti is endgame here but they can't just hook up at this point. But that doesn't mean he should get with Savannah - I hate them together. I still think they're gonna set Marti and Julian up.
And bring on Wavis!




Ok so here's the truth...i love marti and dan..savannah and dan a re just cute nothing else. where was lewis during the rest of the episode? bet he would have punched dan after all the drama lol. red and vanessa...well hmm idk derrick is definitely mature. and alice and jake is all about cute. yup ma rti is so having a new step daddy in no time :P


I really liked this episode! I was impressed by Derek's maturity and his ability to walk away because of how much he loved Vanessa. I mean wishing her happiness with someone else?? Wow. I think the theme of this episode was that of letting go. I mean, to me it was obvious that both Dan and Marti still have real feelings for each other but have chosen to let each other go because they think it is what the other really wants. Also Marti wants to protect her friendship with Savannah- but if you notice that both Dan and Marti let each other go after talking to other people it seems obvious to me that this may not be what they both want. Also the scene where they decide they are better as friends- Dan says that first and assumes that is what Marti wants but it is unclear if she was really going to say that. I am happy Dan is with Savannah for now but I think this will rear its ugly head later. Marti let go of him for Savannah and also because I think she is still hurting that he ran AGAIN when things got tough between them- not because he doesn't love her and frankly Dan never looks at Savannah with the expression he looks at Marti with. I mean did you see that soft look he gave her when he first saw her performing?

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Hellcats Season 1 Episode 16 Quotes

I'm getting married...tomorrow.


I just don't want to have any regrets.


Hellcats Season 1 Episode 16 Music

  Song Artist
Like this 1 Like This Kelly Rowland iTunes
Song Too Little Too Late The Ontic
Song Heart in a Cloud Rossif Sutherland