Netflix 'Atypical' Season 4: Will Sam be forced to leave college?
Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) has just about launched into his new quest for independence by living alone or well at least with a roommate Zahid (Nik Dodani) and also attending college, but it seems that there is already a bump in the road. Sam's first piece of mail to his new apartment doesn't come bearing good news. The letter informs Sam that he is in danger of academic probation because he missed his ethics mid-term. While Zahid tries to downplay it saying it's not a big deal, Sam's other friends at college are full of dire stories about the effects of academic probation.
This leads to Sam reaching out to Professor Judd (Sara Gilbert) on how he can possibly reverse the issue. Professor Judd tells him that he can go back in time and do the mid-term that he missed. The sarcastic suggestion is not appreciated by the extremely flustered Sam. Professor Judd then softens when she asks Sam what are his plans post-college and he says that he has never thought about it because he didn't even think he could get this far. Professor Judd then makes a deal with Sam. If shows like 'Atypical' sound interesting, then perhaps you will enjoy shows like 'Love on the Spectrum' and 'Autism: The Sequel'.
Professor Judd tells Sam her assistant is on leave because of a nervous collapse and says if Sam can help her get in her grant proposal by the deadline she can give him the points he needs to stay in good academic standing. Sam says that he never used to be good at deadlines and with his characteristic honesty now he says he is so so with deadlines.
Professor Judd tells him that he will need to interview fifty students for her subject all of whom have to be either former college students or current college students. Will Sam be able to handle that much social interaction or will he simply throw in the towel as life on and off campus throws up a series of continuous challenges.
To find out you can catch the latest episodes of 'Atypical' which began streaming on Netflix on July 9.