Life Unexpected

Season 1 Episode 6

Truth Unrevealed

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2010 on The CW
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Radio station management convince Cate and Ryan to bring Baze on their radio show, which turns into a public therapy session. Meanwhile, Lux tries to convince Jones to drop the charges against Bug.

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  • Another good episode

    9.0
    In this episode of Life Unexpected, the following happens. Things go from bad to really bad with Cate, Ryan and Baze, when Baze is brought onto the radio show. During which the big question is asked, if anything recently has happened between Cate and Baze. Of course they both deny anything has. But later on Cate admits to Ryan that they kissed.

    Buy starts to treat Lux in a bad way and she tells him that she deserves to be treated better. Feeling that he is no good for her he leaves town, which breaks her heart. Loved this episode, Baze and Cate on the radio was just hilarious.moreless
  • The radio station is abuzz as corporate is in town to deal with the Cate situation. Cate and Ryan are asked to bring Baze into the show for a day to clear things up and it ends up bringing great numbers. Lux does the right thing and loses Bug.moreless

    8.0
    ***** Spoilers *****



    It is a moral play tonight as Lux does the right thing on Cate's advice and then Cate turns around and doesn't follow her own advice. Based on the coming attractions that sounds like it will be taken care of fairly quickly.



    It was great to see Gina Holden as Trina. Gina of course was great as Coreen in the Vampire thriller Blood Ties. She does an excellent job and comes close to getting together with Baze!



    The episode on the whole was a little blah as it was really a set up for the big Ryan/Baze showdown coming sometime soon. We needed to figure out the Bug situation and really find out if Jones was a good guy.



    Cate seems to be the one person who can't learn from her mistakes as she keeps piling them on one at a time. It seems she's great at giving advice, but not good at taking even her own.



    I'm looking forward to next weeks episode. Dawn Ostroff said today that she thought Life Unexpected would be back for next year. I'm glad to hear that as I think this show has a lot of room to grow. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • It's unfair that Lux loses someone she truly loves due to something innocent, and Cate gets to keep the guy even after the not so innocent act.

    9.0
    Why does Cate get to live out her happily ever after, while Lux suffers from taking the advice Cate should have taken herself; telling the truth? It is almost as though she is playing things safe; Ryan is the 'guaranteed guy'. He's open, honest, patient, kind, does the right thing even if it breaks his heart; the formula for love of a decent guy wrapped into a package. Bazile is unexpected, spontaneous, with a hint of danger in the middle and in the process of trying to do the right thing, some people could get hurt. So there is no doubt why Cate freaked out and lied about how far she took it with Bazile. Ryan looked as though he would have blown a fuse and slammed the door in Cate's face had she been honest with him.



    All that doesn't change the fact that Cate lied as a means to play it safe, and avoid her problems. She presented a plausible suggestion for Lux's situation, which was the exact situation she was in, and Lux was the only one brave enough to listen, despite the consequences. Cate didn't only downsize what happened between her and Bazile, she practically placed the blame on him all together. It was disappointing having her repeat the lie to herself. What would have happened had she told the truth; Ryan would have probably left, called her names and there would be serious conflict on the station had he chosen to stay, but she didn't even give him that choice. This would only make things more difficult for Cate if the truth were to come out; she not only slept with Bazile at a weak point in her relationship, but she also lied convincingly when put in the spotlight. How could Cate handle making the tough decisions in her life, if she couldn't even confess to something she did wrong as a human error somewhat.



    I believe that her and Lux would fall short there; where Lux suffers heartbreak and Cate gets promoted to manager in relationships. I found it surprising they chose to discuss Cate's affair in Lux room, as through they didn't consider Ryan's possible intrusion discovering the truth the hard way. I actually believed that Ryan would have been revealed hearing everything Cate mentioned to Lux, but the title was called 'Truth Unrevealed'. I guess they threw the Lux triangle in to throw us off the scent.



    I would definitely miss Lux being driven to school by motorcycle and having Bug kiss her on her way off the class. He's not even too bad either given his history, that was the one thing they shared together; a rough past and struggling to survive. It would be a shame to have him pick up and leave, for Lux to fall for the typical high-school boy. Bug did love Lux, the thought of him turning out to be just like his father made him wake up and realize that he'd rather kill himself before he allowed himself to treat Lux no better than his father treated him and his mother. Lux has been through a great deal for fifteen, she is even more responsible than Cate at the moment. For as long as we have known Lux, she has taken the responsibility of her father's finances, keeping her 'foster' family together and she compromised her own capabilities, to prevent Bug from facing jail time. Lux wears her heart on her sleeve and it shines through every decision she makes. That kiss between her and Chris meant nothing to her, the background and insight she gave of Bug only relayed her commitment to him. I thought it was a bit forward of Chris to mention to Lux that Bug had her in his life and then plant one on her, as though he was willing to take that away from him as well. The necklace doesn't make up for that slip.



    In fact, the roles of responsibility here are swapped as all the adults seem to have an apparent lack of it. While Cate may be constantly picking fights with Bazile and committing herself into a relationship that's based on a lie, Bazile is set on hooking up with someone and carry on meaningless sex and Ryan is proposing marriage to Cate without accepting the responsibility of becoming a step-father. When was the last time we saw Ryan and Lux have a bonding session, he more or so sees Lux as a burden on his relationship than his responsibility. If he is so set on alienating Bazile from his romantic relationship with Cate, he also has to accept that he could be doing the same to Lux. Instead of focusing on getting rid of Bazile, Ryan should try to find a way to make things work with Cate and accept Bazile's father role as part of a family - somewhat. This is why I cannot fully embrace Cate's relationship with him.



    I admire the issues brought on by this series and carrying on a radio station scene reminds me of 'Men in Trees' between Patrick and Marin. The funniest moments were with Bazile and Cate's confrontation on the job. Why does Cate get so riled around him? Cate was wrong though, being with Bazile isn't like some sick twisted relationship, it's because she shares a child with him and could act herself around him, that causes her to fall in his arms so many times and confide in him. Ryan is so expecting and carries a certain image of perfection, but Bazile isn't perfect and Cate sees it. I'm not sure if Cate is ready for a relationship with Bazile, but I am certain that her relationship with Ryan would only cause them both a great deal of heart break in the end.



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    Four and a half Stars



    Grade A

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Gharrett Paon

Gharrett Paon

Ben

Guest Star

Gina Holden

Gina Holden

Trina

Guest Star

Noel Johansen

Noel Johansen

Bug's Attorney

Guest Star

Reggie Austin

Reggie Austin

Jamie

Recurring Role

Austin Butler

Austin Butler

Jones

Recurring Role

Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk

Alice

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Caller: I'd like to know how it started. Did you guys go out in high school?
      Baze: Oh, god no, no. I was popular, athletic...popular. Cate's best friend was a dictionary. She went to prom with a thesaurus.
      Ryan: Really? And who'd you go with, herpes simplex two?
      Baze: No, what I'm saying though is she wasn't exactly my type.
      Cate: Yeah, because I had standards...and a brain.
      Baze: You're right. Book worm virgin with padded bras, way hotter!

    • Ryan: Look, a month ago I had no idea Baze existed. Now suddenly, he's spending nights here.
      Cate: The last person that I'm going to defend is Baze. I wanna check my couch for drool marks.
      Ryan: I just want less Baze in our lives. Does that make me a bad guy?
      Cate: It makes you like the rest of us.

    • Trina: You live above a bar? Of course you do.
      Baze: Not classy enough for you?
      Trina: Today's show, and day drinking, has opened my eyes to your unique appeal.
      Baze: Talking out of my butt and drinking like a fish?
      Trina: Exactly.

    • Baze: Cate, come on, let me explain!
      Cate: Explain? I mean, I just walked in on you on top of my boss. Oh, god, that image! I, I, I just...I feel assaulted. You essentially just raped my eyes!

    • (Trina walks out of the coffee shop after Baze tries to hit on her)
      Baze: Shut up...
      Jamie: Can I get a venti no foam, no whip, not gettin' any for the big guy right here?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Black Champagne" by The Starlight Mints
      "I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress" by Mike Doughty
      "O Sunrise" by Matt Hires
      "Odds of Being Alone" by Trent Dabbs & Amy Stroup
      "One of Those Days" by Joshua Radin
      "Relator" by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
      "Your Move" by Ashbury

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 on AXN
      United Kingdom: Sunday, October 24, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Malaysia: Thursday, July 22, 2010 on Hallmark
      Slovakia: Sunday, May 22, 2011 on JOJ

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Ryan: (introducing Baze on the radio) So to clear up the Days of our Lives episode that is Cate's life, we have a very special guest.

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

    • Trina: (to Cate, referring to Baze) I don't care if his name is Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and the big eyebrow dude from Twilight.

      Brad Pitt and George Clooney are actors who have starred together in the Oceans Eleven series and in Burn After Reading. Trina is also referring to Robert Pattinson, one of the stars of the Twilight movies.

    • (during the radio show)
      Caller: Oh wait, I'm sorry. Who's Blaze?
      Cate: Baze. He's not a pony.

      This is a reference to the "Blaze and Billy" series of children's books by C.W. Anderson about a young boy and his horse, Blaze. The first book in the series was published in 1936.

    • Ben: (to Bug) S'up, Prison Break?

      Prison Break was a Fox TV series that ran from 2005 to 2009. The plot involved a man who developed a complex plan to break his brother out of prison after he was wrongfully sentenced to death.

    • Jamie: (to Baze) You used to be the king of the random hookup. Like Wilt Chamberlain, only shorter...and whiter.

      Wilt Chamberlain was a successful basketball player, whose NBA career ran from 1959 to 1974. He is also a well-known womanizer, claiming to have slept with over 20,000 women.

    • Baze: (to Cate and Ryan, referring to Lux) Hey, did you know that The Real World is still on? She's never even seen it. I passed out during Hawaii, woke up to San Diego.

      The Real World is an MTV reality show that debuted in 1992. On the show, a group of strangers live together in a house for several months, and each season takes place in a different location. The Hawaii season aired in 1999, and the San Diego season aired in 2004.

    • Ben: (to Jones, referring to Bug) Hey look, it's Slumdog.

      This is a reference to the 2008 movie Slumdog Millionaire, which tells the story of a young Indian boy from the slums of Mumbai.

    • Trina: (to Baze) You are so wrong. You drive a truck, listen to Starship.

      Starship is a rock band that was popular during the 1970s and 80s. The band was originally known as Jefferson Starship and scored a #1 hit with the 1985 song "We Built This City".

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