'All American' Season 2 Episode 10 Review: Racism, relationship woes and a bullet shot
The episode leaves viewers with many questions but the most burning one is whether Spencer will live to see another day
Spoiler alert for 'All American' Season 2 Episode 10 'Protect Ya Neck'
Racism is here, and it will always exist, but it is important to start a dialogue. Olivia Baker does just that as the episode begins in a powerful podcast to highlight the excruciating experience with the Froyo shop owner Crenshaw Cathy. It is quite uplifting to see how The CW series sheds light on the menace and also adds focus to teenage struggles and gang violence. Isn't it ironic how Spencer gets a gun in a brown bag?
On the football front, Darnell goes to Spencer in an attempt to get him back to the game. But he is in no mood to listen. Meanwhile, a former Super Bowl MVP shows up at Beverly High to observe football practice and the players swoon. But how does Billy Baker miss out on noticing his real intentions? Matt Springer tries to single out Jordan and Asher to help them train. Asher takes the challenge to prove himself as the squad's star wide receiver, only to fall for drug abuse. Is it going to end well?
It doesn't seem like it as Asher has already lost his cherished relationship with Olivia when he prioritized football practice over dance. At the SoLA Muse cotillion, Spencer teams up with Olivia when Kia asks if Jordan could escort her. However, Jordan ends up escorting Layla and that seems like an interesting beginning for the two characters. In the end, Olivia was named outstanding cotillionaire and impresses everyone with a wonderful speech.
Coop and Patience's relationship sees a bit of turbulence when Patience's ex Luna enters the scene. With Coop getting jealous and over-possessive, Patience has no option but to ask Coop for a break because she doesn't want to be "loved" like that.
Spencer tries to help everyone, from Kia to Layla and Olivia, of course! Isn't it sad how it ends for Spencer then? A bullet is aimed at Olivia and in an attempt to save her, he takes it on his chest. Could Tyrone be behind it or was someone trying to aim at Olivia after her take on racism? The episode leaves viewers with many questions but the most burning one is whether Spencer will live to see another day.
Directed by Dawn Wilkinson, 'Protect Ya Neck' is one of the best episodes in the series and will keep you glued to your screens until the very last moment.