When will ‘A Teacher’ Episode 8 air? How Claire and Eric will meet again after she is released from prison
After sketching out Eric's life in the last episode, Claire might be center stage in the new one
A small mistake can wreck your life forever. ‘A Teacher’ follows 30-something Claire Wilson (Kate Mara), a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, caught in an affair with her 17-year-old student, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson) as they navigate the complexities and consequences of the predatory relationship. The secret fling gets exposed after Claire accidentally slips it out to her friend, Kathryn Sanders (Marielle Scott).
The expose spirals into a sex crime case against Claire and she is soon put behind the bars. Episode 6 ended on a cliffhanger and fans couldn't stop wondering if she will be arrested or not. But Episode 7 begins with a massive time jump. For starters, we see Eric at college, partying with other frat boys. We see him having sex with someone entirely new — and she asks him if “she” (most likely Claire) taught him the moves he had pulled in bed.
Episode 7 Recap: Is Eric in love with Claire?
Claire is nowhere to be seen in the new episode. How long did she go behind the bars? Going by Texas rules, the offense is a second-degree felony, and penalties include at least two (and up to 20) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Even in her absence, the past still lingers in Eric's mind. He pretends to be normal but the illicit relationship clearly affects his conscience. When he is alone, he googles her name. He sees news reports and social media posts floating around about the charges against her and how the headlines read she pled “guilty to sex charges”.
He tries to move on and live a normal life of hard-partying excess with the boys of Omega Kappa Beta, but the fallout from the affair continues to resurface in unexpected ways. Once back at his dorm, he meets a guy sitting in the corridor as his roommate is hooking up with some girl. The two lie down on the grass. That's when Eric confesses, “I miss her...” Written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Andrew Neel, the episode leaves many unanswered questions: Why can't Eric forget her? Will he ever be able to have a normal relationship with another girl? Can he really move on?
Episode 8 Predictions: What will happen in Claire's life?
After sketching out Eric's life in the last episode, Claire might be center stage in the new one. The summary of the new episode reads: “Claire attempts to restart her life, but not everyone is ready for her to change as they think she is going to slip back into her old habits.”
How will her life pan out after getting out of prison? Will she ever get a new job after the felony she committed? And the biggest doubt hovering in all minds: Will Eric and Claire meet again? Eric clearly is in love with Claire and he isn't able to get her out of his mind. Meanwhile, Claire took advantage of Eric for her sexual desires and she doesn't really have any feelings for him. Will Claire break this fact down for Eric and how will he gulp it down his throat? Could it have major repercussions on both of their lives?
When will Episode 8 air?
‘A Teacher’ premiered on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 3 am ET on FX on Hulu with three back-to-back episodes. More episodes in the 10-episodic series will follow every week starting from Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
The new 21-minute episode will be available to stream Tuesday, December 15 at 12.01 am EST on Hulu. The subsequent episodes will air as follows: Episode 9 on December 22, and Episode 10 on December 29.