'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' Episode 9: Nicholas changes parenting tactics and Matilda and Drea go to prom
Nicholas breaks down with frustration upon dealing with his sisters' school reports while Matilda and Drea have a cute tiff
This article contains spoilers for 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' Season 1
In this episode titled, 'Monarch Butterflies', we see Nicholas (Josh Thomas) breakdown with frustration upon dealing with his sisters' school reports while Matilda (Kayla Cromer) and Drea (Lillian Carrier) becomes the cutest couple.
Matilda and Drea, who are both on the autism spectrum kissed for the first time in the previous episode and in Episode 9 we see their relationship go through a bit of turmoil. Not exclusive because they are not serious enough to be as per Matilda's standards, the duo keeps their relationship a secret from everyone except their family members. While Matilda is interested in cute movie scenarios of wiping pancake batter off each other's faces, Drea is more focused on big things like asking her girl out to prom. Unfortunately, Matilda says no, telling Drea that she would rather go to such a public event with someone "cool." Having hurt her girlfriend's feelings, she tries to make it up to Drea in the sweetest and most real 'I love you' speech ever. The duo goes to prom of course, and they look absolutely stunning!
On the more parenting side of things, Nicholas gets bad reports about his sisters from their teachers. Matilda's autistic coach and teacher suggests that she take a gap year because she's simply not preparing for Julliard in New York. Worried that she has to learn the "fundamental skills" such as using a credit card and understand social cues to live alone, her teacher asks Nicholas to make sure his sister is prepared if she wants to go to college right after senior year. Genevieve (Maeve Press), on the other hand, has simply "stopped trying" and went from a B+ to a C student worrying her teacher as well.
After the death of their father, Nicholas has been struggling to balance a life of his own while taking care of his half-sisters, Matilda and Genevieve (Maeve Press). His frustration finally comes out when he ditches his friendly parenting tactics and decides to blow up on the girls. Mean words were exchanged, but a hike involving positive feedback seems to have brought the trio back in form.
In this episode, we can see Nicholas fall into his role as guardian to his orphaned sisters with a snugger fit. He seems to be getting the hang of the fact that he is responsible for the silliest and most gravest decisions of his teenage sisters.
'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' airs every Thursday at 7.30 pm CST on Freeform