Life Unexpected Review: "Homecoming Crashed"

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On last night's episode of Life Unexpected, we got to know a little bit more about Lux's past and what has made her into the teenager she is today.

Indeed, from the very beginning, "Homecoming Crashed" was a pretty intense episode.

Baze and Emma

It started off with Cate and Ryan not only still fighting, but living separately. It's funny that Cate also thought it was weird that out of all people, Ryan chose to crash at Baze's place. I don't get how Baze "owes him one." Because he slept with Cate?

I find their whole bromance to be very weird. I don't get it, but strangely enough, I do like it! If there wasn't ever a Cate in the picture, I can see these two dudes becoming BFFs for life. What do you think?

Baze and Emma's relationship continues to grow and I am LOVING it. I really like these two together. They sort of complete each other in a very Ying and Yang sort of way. It's amazing how Baze's charm works so easily on everyone. He really is the Rico Suave of Life Unexpected, don't you think?

Everyone in the blogging world loves Lux and Eric together. And I totally agree that they are pretty cute, but it is so WRONG! Putting aside that he's her teacher and I am sure it is illegal, yeah, it is very romantic that he planned a little Homecoming party for just the two of them.

Of course, things don't go as planned and Lux is stuck babysitting Emma's son, Sam. Sam may be a bit of a druggie and weirdo, but there's something cute about him. I like how he came to Lux's defense and took blame for stealing the car. It shows that this kid isn't that bad of a guy.

We find out that Lux has a learning disability due to having a stroke back in seventh grade. Cate and Baze try to figure out what caused it, but Lux denies that anything bad ever happened.

It was pretty smart of Cate to go to Tasha and see if she knows anything, but very dumb of her to take Valerie's word over her own flesh and blood. She met Valerie for maybe an hour? Even if Lux lied about where she lived, Cate knows for a fact that something very traumatic happened to Lux when she was still so young.

It would have been smarter for Cate to sit down and think things through before confronting Lux and accusing her of being a liar. That right there shows us one of Cate's biggest faults.

I feel so bad for Lux. Since season one, we knew that she always had a rough life, but coming from an abusive foster home is just terrible to think about. All she ever wanted was a loving family, but instead got the sh*t kicked out of her from the only family that really took her in.

I couldn't believe Tasha hit the guy over the head with a shovel. What was she thinking? Thankfully, it looks like they didn't press charges and the guy didn't die. Whew! I wouldn't be surprised if this comes to bite them later on.

So Sam knows that Eric is Minnesota... wonder what that will mean for Lux? This is the second person that knows. It's only a matter of time until more people find out. Below are a few of my favorite Life Unexpected quotes from last night's episode. What were a few of yours?

Emma: (to Baze) I'm jealous of how everything is so easy for you. | permalink
Sam: I'm sure my mom will confirm it. The only screw up here is me. | permalink
Emma: (to Baze) What happened to your kid being the responsible one and Sam being safe with her? | permalink
Lux: (to Sam) Screw you and your stupid joint. | permalink
Baze: Just think of it like a good deed. Like when you donate hair or hang out with old people. Makes you feel good inside. | permalink
Eric: Don't you get it by now Lux? For you I'd do anything. | permalink
Ryan: Cate, you're over simplifying what I said. I hate when you do that. At least I tried to give an honest answer. Any chance you figured out why you married me? | permalink

Homecoming Crashed Review

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Life Unexpected Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

Cate, you're over simplifying what I said. I hate when you do that. At least I tried to give an honest answer. Any chance you figured out why you married me?

Ryan

Kelly: Stop talking about my sex life.
Ryan: Stop talking about my marriage.