Hellcats: She puts the “whore” in “horrifying”.

The requisite Hellcats practice has been replaced by…the prom scene in Grease? An episode of So You Think You Can Dance? Not entirely clear on the deal with this ballroom scene we’re getting but okay. Maybe it’s a fundraising stunt? Except, Dan is dancing with Savannah onstage until Marti and Dan are partnered and begin making out, in front of everyone. And then Marti wakes up with Louis in her bed. Not the right dream it seems.

Vanessa and her boyfriend/fiance are up and discussing wrinkled ties. Her boyfriend is never around because of football season and Vanessa misses him. (Is Red keeping him away?) She wants to know if she did something, why they don’t talk about their future anymore. He has no time for anything but work. He’s all “we knew this job would make me busy when I took it” and she’s all “no, you decided to take it, not we.” (Lamest scene in history?)

Some guys are looking at Alice and laughing as they glance at something on their camera. Her picture apparently. She gets to practice and Savannah wants to see if she’s ok. The team is behind her. About what? Before Savannah can fully explain (she gets as far as “there were some photographs”) Vanessa shows her. The university is investigating who sent them out. She sent them to Jake when he was in an away game. This isn’t the first self-destructive thing Alice has done and Vanessa is concerned that there’s a deeper issue. Those pictures could affect her future. Alice plays it off as she’s unconcerned and unashamed of her body. Vanessa is frustrated that Alice isn’t taking the conversation seriously and offers to help her but Alice “doesn’t need a mentor.” Louis wants to know if Jake did it. Alice admits to him that she’s humiliated and offers to help. If she wants. The offers gets her all teary eyed but she doesn’t actually respond.

Marti and Morgan have been caught! Their lawyer professor is angry for them “harassing” a booster who donates to the university. They have no legal proof! The professor says they a risking helping hundreds for the sake of a single person. He warns them that their “glamorization” is dangerous. He kicks them off the three strikes case and warns them against contacting his client ever again.

Alice and Louis confront Jake about the pictures. Someone stole his phone, Jake claims. (Plus with the entire football team to back him up there isn’t much to do at the moment.) Jake says he only just found out from campus security. Louis has a theory about who might have stolen his phone.

Marti debates what to do about the law case with Dan who isn’t listening. He’s preoccupied. She wants to move on after their dating, he’s not ready to. He’s never been so happy to be with anyone like with Savannah then why can’t he move on. He promised to be exclusive for Savannah! Marti thinks things will go back to normal soon. Savannah shows up then, all bubbles and rainbows and they try to pretend all’s well. She doesn’t seem to notice.

Vanessa burns herself on hot coffee and Red is conveniently there to flirt and buy her some decaf coffee. She’s still upset about the pictures and isn’t sure if Alice is actually fine or just pretending. They talk about not being able to do more for their kids and how frustrating that is (she’s clearly really wishing someone could have helped her and convinced her not to see Red while in college). She doesn’t want to talk about her boyfriend problems though which somehow he manages to turn into flirting. He even bribes her to tell him the truth of the situation. They get kissing close before she pulls back. She should get back to work.

Louis thinks it’s Damion because that’s what he did when he was on the team. Damion does that to people when he’s angry at them. But as one of the best players, he gets away with it. Jake and Louis confront him and Alice joins them despite being told to wait outside. Damion allows them to search his locker and sure enough find Jake’s phone. Damion isn’t concerned, he’s sure he won’t get in trouble because he’s a football star. Bill Marsh will make it about a slutty cheerleader and ruin her rather than about Damion’s actions. His last minute taunt gets Louis and Jake on the attack which is interrupted by Red. Red isn’t done though, he wants a moment with Alice. She claims it was kind of funny. Red says Vanessa really wants to help her and she should open up to her.

Savannah is teaching Vanessa’s boyfriend what a ball change is and tells him to relax. What is going on here? They’re doing it for Vanessa and filming it so she can see how hard he’s working. Quick, hide, Vanessa’s coming! Dan and bf have a little haert to heart about how you know who “the one” is. He knew it six weeks into their relationship. You’re always confused and doubtful, why? Bf basically says Savannah is genuinely the best person ever.

Marti and Alice and the team discuss what to do Damion since there isn’t legally really much to do. Alice is pissed and says “if it’s the right thing to do, do it. make your own justice.” (Marti needed those words to get a kick into continuing to help the jail guy.) Meanwhile a team member says he knows something about Damion that not a lot of people know. Gay?

Marti’s visiting the jail and tells him if Julian flunks her she won’t be able to get into law school. Sure enough, in comes the professor. Travis tells the professor that he will fire him if he doesn’t let Marti stay on. The professor accepts being fired. Whoops, so much for that power play. The next day in class, Marti comes in to drop the class. She says being taught by him has been a waste of time. He’s hurting Travis because he’s forgotten the client for the cause. He’s not sure she’s cut out to be a lawyer and signs the papers to let her drop the course. She can’t let it go out at that and says she wanted to take his class because of all the passionate acts he’s done to protect his clients. Where is that guy now? All that effort got him two people out of jail in fifteen years, that’s frustrating. You can’t tear down the great wall with a hammer and a chisel. Marti isn’t interested in that lesson. (Is this just the speech he needs to re-examine himself?)

Damion and gang are at the bar and Alice is watching and gloating because sure enough, Damion is gay. (This is my shocked face.) Alice plans to out him, Louis and Jake think this is wrong. Damion may actually go pro and being outed may ruin his career. Alice takes this as them betraying her too and isn’t interested. I’ll be honest, I’m on her side. Maybe threaten him and have him turn himself in? Alice sneaks into the locker room and steals his card (Red sees her leaving though!) and gets to his dorm room but before she can do anything, Red catches her. Red takes her to Vanessa who dredges up a story about a friend in high school who was outed when he wasn’t ready. He hung himself three days later. Alice isn’t convinced though, Damion deserves to be punished. Vanessa says she’s better than him. What should she do? Just let it go? Vanessa tells her to take responsibility, she did take those photos after all and she doesn’t want her dad to find out. What about Damion? Red suggests frontier justice.

Alice confronts Damion with Darwin, the guy he hooked up with. She tells him to make amends or else. To be friends, she gives him a schedule for next semester that involves women’s and gender studies classes and has him being the model for a nude figure drawing class. Alice says if he does this they’re “bonded.”

Marti is looking at some board when the professor apologizes to Marti and asks her back and says he even apologized to Travis. She reminded him of what he needed to be reminded of at just the right time. She thanks him with a hug (inappropriate–sure enough he calls her on it).

Savannah takes Vanessa to a seemingly empty theater and there’s Derrick (the bf) doing a cute dance on the steps. Ah it all makes sense now. How did he possibly have time for this? The rest of the team are his back up dancers. Dan films the whole thing. The end has them turn around to show signs that say “Vanessa, I love you. Will you marry me?” To which he gets a “yes you big duf.” Savannah loves love and Marti looks a little uncomfortable with Louis.

Red shows up at the bar afterward to congratulate her about the engagement. So does this mean he will give up? Or that he’s trying to break up an engagement not just a couple? Marti and Dan still look lonely.

Savannah is woken up by Dan knocking on the door to talk to her. He tells her he needs space, time apart. Did she do something wrong? He’s begun to realize he may not be fit relationship material and she deserves better. She goes as far as slapping him and telling him to get out. He says “Savannah” as though…what? What exactly was he expecting?

Red finds Vanessa in the cheerleading office where he kisses her, she pushes him away, and then he kisses her again and they make out. In the office with the blinds open? Oh wait, that’s a dream too. Enough with the dreams!

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2 Responses to “Hellcats: She puts the “whore” in “horrifying”.”

  1. sarah Says:

    Each week there is something so humiliating in the show, it makes me bury my head because I am so embrassed to be watching…aka the start of the show AND Vanessa’s fiancees dance-I hit a new low in my life. I realize, I pretty much hate everything about this show-Vanessa’s relationship, Marti, Dan and Marti not being able to figure out WTF is up, Marti and Louis….I only like Savannah and she keeps getting screwed. For some reason I keep watching and will keep watching. I am also betting my life on the fact Vanessa and Red have another affair before seasons end. I also have NO idea WTF next season could be about either….another hour of my life I won’t get back!

  2. coco Says:

    I am absolutely in love with Vanessa and Red and I know that wasn’t the intention of the writers since the focus is suppose to be on the younger cast members but the chemistry btwn Vanessa and Red is undeniable. Yes another triangle but the show isn’t groundbreaking and everything is typical but when chemistry is this good take advantage. Alice and Savannah are the other two keep watching editions of the show for me


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