Hellcats: The best laid plans
Sectionals are in three weeks in Louisville, and with no funds the Hellcats need to come up with $5,000 to get there on their own. So they take a page from the One Tree Hill/90210 playbook and have a date auction to raise a little money.
Let the date planning begin
Alice plans a date fit for a hooker while Savannah arranges a sweet picnic at a movie house and finally reveals to Dan that there would have to be a promise of marriage for her to have the sex. She likes to have a plan and he’s not a planning kind of guy. You think she might have revealed this earlier in their relationship. Meanwhile, speaking of early in the relationship, Marti and Lewis are sneaking around and making out all around campus. She likes the sneaky action and admits that she feels like once they announce it then it becomes real. He wants to shout “Marti’s my woman” from a mountaintop but since he’s such a nice guy, he’ll give her a little extra time to see what she wants to do.
Read on for date twists and lawyer scheming after the jump!
Let the date bidding begin
The date auction is a rousing event and there’s plenty of gyrating by the cheerleaders—we’re assuming that’s done intentionally in order to drive up bids. And it seems to work. Geeky law class guy, Morgan, wins a date with Marti while an older gentleman outbids for a date with Lewis. And even though Dan tries to bid on Savannah he’s way outbid by her ex, Noah Campbell. Savannah knows immediately that her mom is behind this set-up with the preacher’s son.
The team is almost a grand short but then a proxy bidder comes in at the last minute with one final bid $825—for a date with Vanessa. She has to do it, right? It’s for the team. But she’s nervous that it’s that scheming Red Raymond.
Let date night begin
Savannah decides to take the skanky approach to the date with Noah but Marti advises against it, telling her that she won’t be getting back at her mother that way, she’ll be driving them further apart. Savannah blows off that advice and wears a very reveling dress and then tells Noah that she’s drinking Tequila out of the flask she brought and there’s a “new me” but he’s not buying it. They end up having a swell time. Then Noah tells her that he wants her back and tells her that he’s offering stability and gives her the plan for their lives—finish school, get engaged, get married, the works. She’s tempted. But after a heart-to-heart with her mom she realizes that she doesn’t need a plan in order to calm her fears and she actually likes working without a net sometimes.
While on their date, Morgan admits that he has feelings for Marti but when she is shocked he back-tracks and tells her that he has no intention of allowing her to be a hero in their law clinic. He wants in. She admits that she is looking for a homeless woman named Jane who was Travis’ alibi and then recounted her statement. And he admits that he wrote a bad check for their date. Now the Hellcats are short $250.
Luckily, it’s not Red who bid on Vanessa at all, it’s her own adorable beau who surprises her with a wonderfully, romantic evening. Too bad she ran six miles without showering right before.
Let the sneaky lawyering begin
So it seems that creepy Morgan isn’t all bad. He locates the homeless chick and ends up finding her living in a really sweet neighborhood. He drags Marti out of bed on a Sunday morning. They go to the door like a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses and initially, Jane’s happy to talk to Lancer students who have helped her out a lot when she was going through some rough times (take note here folks—that is going to come back as important information in an eppy down the line—we just know it). However, once they mention Travis, she’s not willing to talk anymore and she slams the door on them. It’s more than suspicious. But now they have her location and can look into her background, her nice house, the whole nine yards. Looks like Marti and Morgan will be working together—and working together to pay back that $250 to the Hellcats
Let the happy ending begin
Marti makes a statement by walking into Cheertown, planting a fat one on Lewis and announcing to everyone that they are dating. And it’s no big deal to anyone—too bad Marti made it one. And across town, Dan is giving Savannah the make-up-date of her dreams and when he asks her for a plan she tells him to just drive and see where they end up.