Netflix 'Atypical' Season 4: Is Sam moving to Antarctica? For now, it's penguins over Paige
In Season 4 of 'Atypical' Sam (Keir Gilchrist) finds himself being put on academic probation because he misses his ethics mid-term, but after Professor Judd (Sara Gilbert) gives him the points he needs to get back in good academic standing and tells him to celebrate with someone he loves, Sam doesn't go to see his girlfriend Paige (Jenna Boyd) but goes to see his beloved penguins instead.
Working on Professor Judd's subject of mastery has made Sam realize with Casey's (Brigette Lundy Paine) help that penguins are in fact his thing, and after Trainer Tim introduces him to Stumpy the penguin in the flesh or in the feather, Sam tells Paige (Jenna Boyd) that he realized that he wants to go to Antarctica to study penguins. Paige is flustered that when Sam was told to celebrate with someone he loved he chose a penguin over Paige. But, she also doesn't have time to focus on that because Sam has said that he is going to take a leave of absence from school to be able to figure out how to get to Antarctica. If you enjoy shows like 'Atypical' then shows like 'Love on the Spectrum' should also appeal.
However while Sam may now have realized what his passion in life is, his passion project to go to Antarctica needs a lot more pennies than he has especially since his place of work Techtropolis is now on the verge of closing down. His friends tell him he needs a side hustle to make some more money to fuel his journey. From having a yard sale to making sperm donations which Sam refuses downright, it seems that the journey to Antarctica is not going to be as easy as Sam thought.
Not surprisingly he's running into a fair bit of opposition from his parents as well. Just like Paige, they don't understand why he suddenly needs to drop out of college to study penguins. But if there is anything that can inspire Sam, it's penguins. But will his enthusiasm be enough to actually get him to Antarctica. To find out more about whether Sam's plan actually works and if he takes up a suggestion to hold a fundraiser you can catch the latest episodes of 'Atypical' which began streaming on Netflix on July 9.