Hellcats: That's what friends are for
Savannah learns the value of a little white lie and Coach Red saves the day for the Hellcats this week. But we have to wonder if anything was really accomplished or if we just dug deeper into each storyline. It may be all unicorns and lollipops on the surface but we feel like things are just about to get real crazy...like Memphis crazy.
Read on for sneaky law school tactics and old flames re-kindled after the jump.
This economy, she’s a bitch
The Hellcats suffer yet another setback: They lose their practice facility to the volleyball bitches. Bill Marsh blames it on budget cuts, but it’s really about Alice hijacking the article about the football team. Next thing you know they’ll take away their giant private dorm and expensive uniforms.
As it turns out, Marsh has put the word out on campus that the Hellcats aren’t allowed to practice anywhere. But he has no idea that Vanessa has a unlikely ally. Coach Red shows up to ask Marsh why he is taking Carter Hall away from the Hellcats. Red admits that he and Vanessa have a history and he’s going to make the Hellcats' business his business. Marsh tells him that he might be able to make him a little deal. Apparently, the hot new high school quarterback will agree to play for the Lions if Red will agree to get dirty. After all, pay for play is a way of life. Red agrees to be there when the money changes hands if he will do right by the Hellcats. Oh, Red, say it ain’t so!
Love thy neighbor?
Savannah is crazy hateful to Marti and ends up working her at practice and then splitting for home for a few days. Before she departs, Marti tells her the ugly back story—she and Dan were buds and then in their sophomore year everything changed. She started obsessing about him. Then after a Weezer concert she got what she thought she wanted but it was weird and they didn’t talk for over six months. It’s history. Then, when Lewis discovers what happened he’s cranky. Marti asks for a little backup from her beau but he tells her that when she deserves her support she’ll get it—until then he’s with the squad. We didn’t really see that coming.
Savannah runs home with her tail between her legs. She doesn’t say why, she just wants to have some “family time.” And at least they didn’t change the locks on her. Char is hiding in the “bonus room.” They chat cheer and have a serious bonding moment. For some reason Savannah feels the need to tell Char the truth about Dan, or at least the truth as she knows it. And then Char admits that she’s preggers.
Weeeell…who’s the good girl now?
Savannah doesn’t want her sister to fly when she’s knocked up so she agrees to stand in for her at the squad fundraiser. Frankly, she’s just too darn good! But she does lie to her mother to protect her sister’s dirty little secret. Light bulb moment!
Stakeouts can be hot
It appears that Professor Julian is figuring out that Marti and Morgan are sneaking around where his prisoner is concerned. But as it turns out, the kids could be onto something. Thornton Egan was the only prosecution witness who put Travis in the store the night of the robbery. And his original statement is missing. He gave a second statement and the cops didn’t arrest Travis until after he made it. When Marti and Morgan tell him that they are looking into the case he gets nervous and clams up. They figure he’ll contact whoever is in on the whole thing with him so they decide to stakeout the store where he works.
Morgan takes first shift and then Marti has to pull the all-nighter. Dan has no life (or girlfriend right now) and volunteers to come along…and bring the pee cup. Naturally, they hold the stakeout in the legendary, trusty old Buick. Dan finds a flask in the glove compartment and they start drinking. Not a great idea. They reminisce, there’s kissing and we’re wondering how they are going to catch Egan with their tongues down each other’s throats.
Turns out that Overton (you know, the furniture guy—please, try to keep up!) shows up to meet with Egan outside the store and Marti misses it because she was gettin’ busy with her BFF. Luckily they got it recorded but they couldn’t find the keys to tail the two. They may have missed the info but they dealt with the issues from their past.
The next day, when Dan wants to talk, Marti says that nothing happened. She needs him as her best friend. Obviously, he’s not thrilled with that. Lewis comes to apologize and tells her that he should have had her back. Savannah decides that she doesn’t want to be mad at Marti. Sometimes you have to lie to someone to protect them. Their friendship now is what’s important. Then Dan shows up to apologize to Savannah.
There’s a group hug and everyone is set to live happily ever after…except for that little make out sesh in the Buick. Can we forget that?