All American “Survival of the Fittest” Season 4 Episode 1 Recap – Alexus Renée Celebrity Myxer
Do not miss Celebrity Myxer summary of All American Season 4 Episode 1 Premiere “Survival of the Fittest” After the shocking events of the Beverly and Crenshaw State Championship, Spencer must also come to terms with what happened with Coop and Layla. Now he has the added pressure of being the first national signing day for football and Spencer has to make a major decision regarding his signing. Meanwhile, Billy struggles to forgive Spencer for helping Jordan. Here’s what you missed!
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On the All American Season 4 Episode 1 Premiere, Layla and Carrie went to the cliffs of the mountain. Carrie told Layla their pain would stop and wanted her to jump with it. Layla resisted and tried to stop the teenager from jumping… then she woke up from her nightmare. Her father was there for her.
Layla’s father had been extremely concerned about her ever since the ordeal and she wanted space because it was high. Layla went to see Olivia but she was at Spencer’s house. She ends up telling Jordan about her father hovering over her and her guilt over Carrie chokes her.
We flashed on Layla and Carrie at the cliff and Carrie claimed they should both end their lives by jumping. Carrie brought up all of Layla’s pain points – her mother left her, her father left her, her boyfriend and friends betrayed her. She said, “I know you feel broken and unworthy.” Layla felt this pain but told Carrie that she felt “love and hope”.
Layla didn’t want to die. She pulled away from Carrie, but the distraught girl stood up to the ledge. Layla reasoned with Carrie, telling her she would be okay. Layla asked Carrie to turn away from the ledge and finally depressed her.
Layla’s father checked her and overrode pushing the girl away. Jordan met Layla and advised her to be candid with her father. He would only be crushed momentarily, but excluding it would make him more overprotective.
Later, Layla met her father and he admitted that he didn’t want to lose her. Layla confided that she hadn’t felt safe since her mother’s death and her departure. She felt that these events caused her to be vulnerable to Carrie. She told him that she did not feel safe in a house with him. He understood his dilemma, asking him how to solve the problem.
Layla offered to live with Olivia, Jordan and Laura. Olivia and Jordan did a beautiful thing for Layla by creating a sleepover fort and she was moved…
Spencer went to the graveyard, recalling an epic state championship game and Coach Baker took him off the field because Coop got shot! Olivia joins him. He told her that he couldn’t leave his family – omitting his only university offer for Toledo…
Spencer’s family staged an intervention, knowing he was putting his future in jeopardy. Patience made sense of Spencer using words of encouragement Coop would have given him.
We have a flashback to Spencer rushing to the hospital and encountering Hysterical Patience. The doctors were working on Coop, she was out of shape and there was blood everywhere. The medical team even kicked his father out of the room and he was torn!
Spencer tried to tell them it was just a scholarship. Suddenly, Darnell came to the intervention to pick him up for a one-on-one conversation. Another flashback to the hospital reveals that Preach was the reason she might have had a fighting chance.
Patience was pissed off at him, but he explained that he tried to stop Coop from confronting Mo about the flooding of the neighborhood with drugs. Preach shot Mo but Mo shot Coop. He rushed her to the hospital. He’s a criminal too and once the word gets out he could be sent back to jail because he killed Mo. Suddenly Coop’s condition worsened and the family were alerted that she had to be rushed to emergency surgery to remove the bullet or she would be fatal.
We move on to the Championship game and it’s Jordan Baker’s return from his concussion, replacing Spencer. Jordan pep spoke to his team about finishing strong for Spencer who was facing tragedy. When the game broke, he faked and ran the ball, but got within inches of the touchdown. His team lost the state championships.
The team came to the hospital afterwards to support Spencer and they learned the bad news that Coop’s operation was tough and she was in a coma– the doctors weren’t sure she would wake up.
Excuse me, who are you?
Spencer got the call to rush to the hospital. Coop was awake! Spencer asked him, “You made my heart stop for 3 days!” Coop replied, “Excuse me… who are you? Spencer’s heart stopped again but resumed as Coop joked. He was happy to speak with her and gave her a kiss on the forehead.
Spencer went to talk to Coach Baker about Toledo’s decision. They had a showdown over Spencer not having to be the hero all the time.
Preach and Patience visited Coop and suddenly a detective came to ask questions. She took the envelope for Preach claiming self-defense. Patience confronted Preach about her lie for the man.
Later, we see that Spencer was speaking at his father’s grave and realizing that he had a savior complex and that his family would be fine without him trying to save them. Eventually he signed the offer for Toldeo…
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Broadcast date: October 25, 2021
All American actors
- Daniel Ezra as Spencer James
- Taye diggs as Billy Baker
- Samantha logan as Olivia Baker
- Michael evans behling as Jordan Baker
- Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating
- Bre-Z as Tamia “Coop” Cooper
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