Hellcats Review: "Woke Up Dead"

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Oh Hellcats, it is good to have you back; even if it means you are dressed up as zombies. 

Hellcats returned from a six week hiatus with "Woke Up Dead”. The latest installment featured some development in Marti’s understanding of her father, Alice being mischievous, and of course, Dan’s zombie flick. Let’s dig in.

Zombie FREAK SHOW!

Marti & Her Family Drama. Turns out that Marti’s dad, Rex, didn’t die like Wanda had said he did. I can’t say I blame Wanda for what she did; she was trying to protect her daughter from a dangerous situation. It’s not her fault Rex never came back home.

Dan + Hellcats = Movie Mayhem. With the squad helping out Dan on his horror film, they managed to surprise with something that wasn’t completely horrible. I definitely had reservations about this episode, thinking that it was going to be based on their time filming. I am so glad it wasn’t. Kudos to the makeup department for making Dan’s zombie squad come to life.

Alice The Investigator. So now Alice is being even more shady to help the reporter get stories. Although this plot could eventually become interesting, she deserves a better arc than this.

Best Part of the Night! Initially, I was with many of you readers in hoping that Marti and Dan would become a couple. Clearly, this isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Instead we get Dan and Marti as best friends, and that is perfectly ok with me. These two are the new Lucas and Haley and it is genuine and awesome. Marti crying into Dan’s arms about her dead beat dad tugged on my heart strings in just the right way.

Puttin' 'Em Up!

I want to really like this show. it has everything a good CW guilty pleasure has - intertwined relationships, family drama, and beautiful, young people. The early episodes managed to stumble into a satisfying series that was light hearted fun, but now they are approaching the heavy issues. Hopefully the writers are able to find a balance between the serious drama and the cheery fun we have been having.

Side notes...

  • AJ Michalka made another appearance as Deirdre. What role is she going to play in the search for her real life sister’s dad? Seemed a little shady to me.
  • We are now in the backend of episodes for the freshman series. Let’s hope they bring some drama and cheerleading action to gear up for Nationals.
  • Need more Red & Vanessa. Period.
  • Dan’s movie...a little absurd, but hey, it is the CW.

What did you think, TV Fanatics? Did you enjoy the series first installment back from hiatus? What is in store for our favorite cheerleaders. Sound off below.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Any episode that doesn't have Red and Vanessa is lacking. They need to be put into the episodes ALOT more.

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ok so hellcats really came bak wit a bang..dis episode was so good...the horror film was fantastic and hilarious and i was surprised they showed us the whole thing

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NO, I DONT WANT MARTI AND DAN TO BE TOGETHER, THEY'RE MEANT TO BE JUST FRIENDS. I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING DAN AND SAVANNAH!

Tvjunkie

I don't think this episode really did much to develop storylines but the zombie flick made it fun to watch.

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I found this ep a little on the boring side to be honest. But I will still keep watching!

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I don't want Marti and Dan to get together it would be to much of a cliche. Girl falls for guy, guy falls for girl's best friend, guy realizes his in love with girl and we get a happy ending. BORING! Happens all the time! I'm happy with them being friends and Dan being with Savannah.

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i Love This Show and i will Love a Second Season cause is My Favorite Show EVER

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Wasn't the best ep of the season but I agree : Dan & MArti as bff are really awesome!

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It's really too bad this show is destined for cancellation because I really like it, although this was probably one of my least favorite episodes. This show had promise, but hasn't really been executed well - Alice as an investigative reporter? That came out of left field so there's no audience investment. The fact that they didn't touch on the possibility the last time that reporter was in town tells me the writers are coming up with stories on a whim, rather than true character development. I will give props to Tom Welling for his first shot at producing though. Although it's ultimately going to be cancelled after it's first season, it was a good first outing for him as producer and I wish him all the best in his future developments (which I will also watch!)

Danielle50

I cannot say that I really like this episode but it was ok.