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Season 1 Episode 8

Back of a Car

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The Hellcats organize an 80s party to celebrate their anniversary party, complete with costumes and a musical number from Vanessa. Savannah decides she's ready to spend the night with Dan and makes plans for a romantic evening, but things don't work out as she had hoped. Meanwhile, Alice usurps a PR story that was supposed to focus on the Lancer football team and turns it into a story about the Hellcats, which upsets Jake. Marti has some concerns when she learns that Savannah wants to take her relationship with Dan to the next level.moreless

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  • 108

    The best episode of Hellcats by far. I know what I'm saying isn't new but it's definitely true. Was anyone's heart pacing at the very end? I haven't had seen that kind of drama in a while, and all the actors proved what they can do here. So much things happened in this episode, I have no idea where to start.

    To put it shortly, if this was the season one finale of Hellcats, I would not be disappointed, that's how good this episode was. When you've got yourself an 80s dance with great performances from Ashley Tisdale & Aly Michalka to a fun montage between Dan, Savannah, Marti, and Louis, you've got yourself a great episode. We also got drama from the on going story arc this season having to do with Marti & Morgan trying to find out if the prisoner is innocent. They stick their nose in where it doesn't belong and they have to pay the consequences when both of their laptops get stolen, yet another intriguing story line.

    Lets not forget the biggest plot of all, which made this episode what it was. Savannah wants to lose her virginity to Dan. Her and pretty much everyone else thinks there is something going on with Dan & Marti. What I loved about this episode was that it remained consistent. Marti lost her virginity in the back of a Buick, something subtle that you wouldn't would be mentioned later.

    What do you know, Dan lost it in the back of a Buick too, that last scene with Ashley Tisdale running frantically from the hotel room was a very powerful and dramatic scene that I'm sure shook the fans to their core. Even though I still think Robbie Jones needs to be written out of the show, this was a superb episode of Hellcats. This show ultimately proved itself here. Proved it can be more than just a show about cheerleaders, proved that it can be a very intriguing drama on the CW. Lets hope the Hellcats can keep it up next week, can't wait.moreless
  • Best episode so far...

    This episode definetely pushed the boundaries of the typical ditzy teen show about cheerleading. The drama was the best we've had all season, the writing was solid, and the acting was surprisngly great. The particularly tense scene between Marti and Dan showcased dramatic acting abilities from both Aly Michalka and Matt Barr, and the twist ending along with Savannah's devastated reaction proved Ashley Tisdale is great at acting in comedy or drama.

    I also enjoyed Heather Hemmen's portrayal of Alice this week, as it was refreshing to see the mean girl fight for something that the audience is rooting for along with her. This further continues the debate whether cheerleading should be considered a sport or not, which after seeing a few episodes of Hellcats can be answered easily.

    Compared to everything else the law student storyline was a bit dull, but the laptop stealing twist was enough to sustain my interest, at least for a while.

    Overall, I hope this episode is a bar to set for the rest of the season's episodes to follow. If the quality continues at this rate, Hellcats may even be renewed for a season two! All you need to make a good series is to put it in the right hands: the producers, writers and actors, even if its just a show about cheerleading.moreless
  • As a child of the 80's, I approve of this episode.

    Ok, I really looked forward to this episode just for the 1980's theme. It was fun to see today's youth dressed up like the goofy pop stars I remember. Marti did a great Material Girl.

    Beyond the 80's I was quite impress with Marti's mom. Not in her tact mind you, but in the way she could read Dan and Marti like a book. Lewis is so blind by all that is going on and it is so not fair.

    As for Savannah, I knew exactly how her night was going to end. I felt so bad for her as she ran out of the hotel room. That was another one that Marti got wrong. She thought Dan would be running out of the room, not Savannah.

    Overall...a fun episode. And who could think that the coach could sing?moreless
  • A trip back to the 80's and a startling revelation!!

    It was amazing. This is my favorite episode of this show so far. The eighties night was awesome! I loved that the reporter is really taking an interest in the Hellcats. I hate Alice's boyfriend for not sticking up for her when the athletic director was being such a jerk. I love the love triangle thing with Savannah, Dan, and Marti. I saw it coming from the beginning. It's just like the Lucas, Brooke, and Peyton love triangle from the early days of One Tree Hill and I love it. I always thought Dan and Marti had feelings for each other and should be together. But it wasn't until Savannah asked Marti about her first time that I knew for sure that they had feelings for each other. The moment Marti started talking about her first time I had this feeling that her first time was with Dan. I don't really get why or like that Marti's mom stirred up all this drama by telling Dan Marti is in love with him, but I am glad someone finally said it. I feel bad for Savannah, but I'm hoping that now Dan and Marti will finally admit they're into each other and be together.moreless
  • 108

    One of the best episode so far. The ending was not so surprising because when Savannah and Marty talk I understand that Marty's first time was with Dan. It was nice to find out that Marty and Dan were not just friends back in high school. Ok I am not saying that a Girl and a boy friendship is impossible but I am saying that for me it was obvious that they were more than friendship between them. But I am not sure that they are over after what happened in this episode.

    The Alice story was nice and it shows us how strong she is. The law case story was boring at the beginning but now with the stealing and the threats it is becoming more and more interesting.moreless
Julian LeBlanc

Julian LeBlanc


Guest Star

Nathan Witte

Nathan Witte


Guest Star

Holly Dignard

Holly Dignard


Guest Star

Alana Randall

Alana Randall


Recurring Role

Jeremy Wong

Jeremy Wong


Recurring Role

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Bill Marsh

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Savannah: Sometimes it's hard to be mad at you.
      Marti: I'm sorry if my awesomeness confounds your narrow view of humanity.
      Savannah: And other times it's easy.

    • Marti: I like that there's a sense of history in the bobble-head community.
      Savannah: Yeah, it's really hard to make that nickname sound complimentary.

    • Savannah: So, was it romantic?
      Dan: (from the bathroom) Was what romantic?
      Savannah: Your first time.
      Dan: Oh. Not remotely. It was in the back of a Buick in the middle of nowhere out off of route 51.

    • Savannah: What was your first time like?
      Dan: You really wanna know?
      Savannah: Yeah. Yeah I do.
      Dan: It's not a very interesting story.
      Savannah: I don't care.
      Dan: It was high school.
      Savannah: Did you love her?
      Dan: Yeah, I guess I did. What do I know, I was sixteen, you know?

    • Marti: My first time was totally unexpected, okay? It was in the back of a Buick off Route 51 with somebody I never thought it would happen with.
      Savannah: Were you in love with him?
      Marti: That's a complicated question.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Aura Lee" by Ben Cotton
      "Burn From The Rockets" by Alex Nackman
      "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Scary Mansion
      "Little Too Right" by Rye Randa
      "Our House" by Madness
      "Slave To Love" by Bryan Ferry
      "Tempted" by Sharon Leal
      "The Look Of Love" by ABC
      "We Got The Beat" by Sharon Leal, Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, & Heather Hemmens
      "What I Like About You" by The Romantics

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 on A
      Australia: Monday, November 8, 2010 on GO!
      Philippines: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 on ETC
      Norway: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 on FEM
      Slovakia: Sunday, April 1, 2012 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: Saturday, December 8, 2012 on TV Nova