Life Unexpected

Season 1 Episode 7

Crisis Unaverted

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 2010 on The CW
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In the midst of feeling like Ryan and Cate are squeezing him out of Lux's life, Baze earns the chance to compete against Ryan in a radio contest and is determined to win. Cate considers finally telling Ryan the full truth about Baze, but is afraid of the possible consequences. Meanwhile, when Tasha tells Lux that she may have to move to a new foster home several hours away, Lux tries to help Tasha track down her birth mother.moreless

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  • Another good episode

    In this episode of Life Unexpected, the following happens. Things come to a head between Ryan and Baze, when they are put into a competition together. Ryan thinking only Baze and Cate kissed punches him. It's only when Cate reveals the whole truth to him that he walks away. Lux's best friend Tasha gets placed into another foster home, which is 3 hours away. She asks Cate to take her in but she says no. Baze agrees, and so the social worker goes round. She tells him that he can't have custody of Tasha, but can have joint custody of Lux, meaning she can now stay over his place. And so Lux goes home and packs her bags and heads back to Baze's. As we end we see Lux crying because Tasha has gone and she didn't get a chance to say goodbye, as she cries into her father's arms. And Cate all alone at home, now that her life has been ruined.moreless
  • As Cate's lies keep getting her in trouble, Baze and Ryan are having a macho brawl over Lux and who will out Father the other. The real problem tonight is with Tasha and Lux and that sort of gets swept under the rug by the angst of everything else.moreless

    Predictable stuff awaits Cate finally as her lying finally catches up with her on the Ryan front. She has tried to be a good mother to Lux, but she really needed to follow her own advice otherwise.

    Baze ends up looking better and better each episode. OK, so he's not the "I have my life together" type father figure, but he is honestly trying and what he tried to do for Tasha was very nice considering everything else that has happened.

    You can't blame Cate for not taking in Tasha though as who even knows if the courts would allow it. The situation is dire though for Lux. The only real family she has ever known is Tasha. They're like sisters even if they are both a little like juvenile delinquents at times. One hopes that something will occur that will keep them together.

    It will be interesting to see which direction they take all of this. Very angst filled episode with a lot of heady expectations on a number of peoples parts. A little rough to watch at times, but the show is trying to find a story of its own. Let's face it, who would watch if everything was peachy keen all the time! Good characters and well acted. We'll see how it does in its new time next week. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Poor Cate we all knew this day was coming, the thing that was uncertain was when.

    I loathed Cate's character over the past few weeks. For as long as we have known her, she has been manipulative, immature and unable to fess up and admit her responsibilities. It sure felt for the while, as though she was making a fool of Ryan. She managed to turn him into a deceitful, angry man, who had it out for Bazile when Cate was the one at fault. I admire Bazile for his maturity by not coming clean to Ryan. Bazile is actually the only responsible one in all the chaos; the one everyone expects to do horrible yet comes out climbing higher heights. So far he is my favorite character.

    I believed Ryan became a bit too harsh over a kiss. He began acting as though he was a gorilla in the jungle fighting for what was his, like Cate would have been the prize. Cate predicted that the truth would unravel the moment Bazile and Ryan were placed in the same room together and the fear was evidently apparent in her eyes the moment she believed Ryan discovered the truth about what happened 'that night'. It would have been obvious that Ryan didn't really know the truth and Bazile saved her butt, had Cate remained calm enough to figure out what exactly transpired. Ryan didn't exactly go to her to find out the truth, he would not have believed anything, had the truth come from Bazile's mouth anyway, so Cate dug her own trap. Who blames her, the guilt was all around her and her conscience was the only thing talking to her then.

    Everything happened for the best. The only ting I am uncertain of is what would become of the radio show. If Ryan can't stand being in the same room with Cate, how could he cope being in the same station - for the fans? To tell you the truth, I first believed the competition would have been more action; something where they would be racing for the car, with one hand on the wheel. I imagined Ryan trying to run Bazile over on the road and him coming out the car and revealing the truth somehow. I believed the placing of one hand on the car was a subtle approach. I guess the writers wanted more of a conversational, than just pure action without words. Still, Cate looked very funny in that jumper suite, as though it where eating her alive, portraying an element of discomfort in her own clothes. This probably mirrored her life, the extent that nothing ever fit well together. No matter how hard she shouted at Ryan to stay, he was still going to walk out the door and leave her. Why put off the inevitable.

    Honestly, had Cate probably came clean with Ryan in the beginning, he could have blown off some steam in the first few days and eventually come to his senses, but Cate made a complete mockery of him. Funny to mention, that scene made me think of Ross and Rachel from friends, when Ross uttered the "We were on a break!" liner after he slept with someone else. Breaking up doesn't mean squat, so long as you still have romantic feelings for the person you are with, so basing an affair on a technicality according to Ryan, shouldn't cut it. Cate was still wrong, otherwise, why would she feel so guilty and try to keep the truth from him, if "it meant nothing".

    That's enough of Cate for now. I thought the scenes between Lux and Tasha were emotionally moving. They were able to deliver the foster child experience, when it came to reuniting with a once washed away parent, on a new slate. It's no surprise Tasha's mom would claim that Tasha reminded her of her past, she could not appreciate nor comprehend the life she conceived standing right in front of her begging for love. That was a truly moving moment for the series yet. It actually embraced the theme of this series I admire most. I understand Cate's stance on things, she wasn't completely in it to make a grown up, life changing decision - so that made sense, but that came with a great level of responsibility, something that Cate needed to grasp. She is still in that teenage zone, where she cannot completely make the 'grown-up' decisions on her own. Bazile isn't on that level either, but he's close enough and strikes me as the parent Tasha needed to have in her life.

    I only hope Tasha and Lux would reunite somewhere down the road and either be within the same distance of each other, or get to say the right goodbyes. I compliment Brittany Robertson (Lux) for her final performance; another moving scene for the audience. We can truly see how much she missed her best friend, something closer than her own blood relatives and someone more than family.

    Lexa Reviews


    Five Stars

    Grade A-

Anna Solo

Anna Solo


Guest Star

Johnson Phan

Johnson Phan

Wang Zu

Guest Star

Reggie Austin

Reggie Austin


Recurring Role

Ksenia Solo

Ksenia Solo

Natasha Siviac

Recurring Role

Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Cate: Okay, last week after Baze was on the show, Ryan, he confronted me and he asked me if anything's ever happened between us since high school and, um...I lied. I know, I told Ryan that Baze made a pass at me and I pushed him away.
      Alice: You are so Days of Our Lives, I'm going to have to start tuning in at one to watch you.

    • (during their radio show)
      Ryan: Personally, I like to focus on the positive side of breakups.
      Cate: Wearing your sweat pants all day and eating your weight in ice cream?
      Ryan: Rebound sex.
      Cate: Wow. Life give you lemons, you make skank-ade.

    • Baze: God, Cate, I am so sick of you and Ryan acting like I can't be a good parent to Lux. She's been in our lives the same amount of time, Cate. You don't have any more experience than I do.
      Cate: Well last time I checked, giving birth to her counts for something.
      Baze: And then you gave her up! What, what does that count for? Let me be clear: I am not dropping out of that competition to make you happy. You were the one keeping me from Lux. You were the one with a douche fiancée, and you were the one coming here, yelling at me. So the only way I am walking away from that contest is with a car.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Come Tomorrow" by Sam Hawksley
      "Crash This Train" by Joshua James
      "Recognize" by Jr. James and the Late Guitar
      "Saturday's Child" by Billy Boy on Poison
      "Ugly on the Inside" by Owen
      "World Spins Madly On" by The Weepies

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 on AXN
      United Kingdom: Sunday, October 31, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Malaysia: Thursday, July 29, 2010 on Hallmark
      Slovakia: Sunday, May 29, 2011 on JOJ


    • Alice: (to Cate, after learning that she lied to Ryan about sleeping with Baze) You are so Days of Our Lives, I'm going to have to start tuning in at one to watch you.

      Days of our Lives is an NBC daytime soap opera that debuted in 1965. It is among the longest running soap operas in the U.S.

    • Math: (to Baze, as he takes off his socks during the contest) Oh, you've gotta put those Hobbit feet away.

      Hobbits are a fictional race of characters from the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. They first appeared in his 1937 book The Hobbit and also appeared in the Lord of the Rings series.