'All American' Season 2 Episode 8: Spencer quits football after Corey's death and heartbroken fans implore him not to do this
In the latest episode, 'Life Goes On', Spencer struggles to come to terms with his new reality and then finally makes a startling decision.
CW's 'All American' has been giving its fans all the feels lately. After it was revealed that Corey's (Chad Coleman) cancer was the reason why he left his sons yet again, Spencer and Dillon went to bring him back home. While he seemed hale and hearty, Corey died in the previous episode, leaving his son Spencer (Daniel Ezra) heartbroken. In the latest episode, 'Life Goes On', Spencer struggles to come to terms with his new reality and then finally makes a startling decision. The episode ends with him giving up his passion for football.
Fans are upset about this and have been sharing their views. "My heart hurts so much for Spencer. I hope he doesn't stay away from football forever though because he's insanely talented and I think losing that part of his life forever would create a new void to fill," wrote one viewer.
Another fan tweeted, "SPENCER QUIT FOOTBALL?!?!?!? I know it's what he feels he needs to do and I respect that but dang I'm going to miss him on the field." Sympathizing with the character, another fan wrote, "So when Spencer dad died he lost his love and passion for football. Football and his father were both intertwined."
Some said it was Spencer's way of coping with grief. "I’m just going to accept this as Spencer’s way of grieving," tweeted a fan. Fans were rather upset that he was giving up on his dreams. "Spencer you can’t give up on your dreams like that!! Corey wouldn’t want you to quit!! Don’t do this!" wrote a fan. "Corey wouldn’t want spencer to give up like this," urged another fan.
Other fans remained respectful of his decision. "I’m upset that Spencer’s quitting football, but he needs his time to heal and if quitting football helps the healing process, then I’m at peace with his decision," one wrote.
'All American' airs on CW, Mondays.