Radio Free Roscoe

Season 2 Episode 14

Unbreak My Heart

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Feb 25, 2005 on Black Family Channel
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Unbreak My Heart
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The school is cleaning up and gets rid of some old junk. For some couples and people left behind, it's also the time to sort through some emotional garbage and get rid of it.

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  • To review, at SoundWave Bridget left Travis, Kim left Robbie for River, and Lily's "I Love ou" went unheard by Ray who is with Grace. Presumably a few days after SoundWave, since Bridget has had time to move back to Hong Kong, Neat Week is beginning.moreless

    7.8
    Students get to paint the school, clean lockers, wipe windows, wash walls, and other tasks most high school students would probably consider punishment. At least the kids don't have to go to class. Besides cleaning the school, the RFR gang sorts out their lives. Robbie and Kim realize that their relationship could never be more than a private attraction. Travis and Lily accept being single by force. Ray, being the one who isn't dreading life, finds his relationship called into question by Robbie because misery love company, and tries to discover if Grace is a girlfriend. She and Lily tell him that he's a boyfriend. Lily's good nature shines when she swallows her pain and tells Ray how Grace feels about him. She may "hate that (she) can't find anything to hate about (Grace)," but Lily can't sabotage Ray's relationship. The power of RFR is shown well. Question Mark's cry for student inaction until Principal Waller starts cleaning results in a strike. An entire school strikes because an underground radio host, unsupported by his co-hosts, suggests it. When Waller ends the strike with the threat of extending Neat Week, Travis gets on his soapbox -actually a recycle bin but the use in this case is the same. He rallies students to work harder to end Neat Week sooner, supporting Robbie's wish that Neat Week end and treating viewers to a Travis Booyah- likely the funniest part of the episode. The move lends support to the Career Aptitude Test conclusion in "On The Air" that Travis could be a lawyer (donkey-related or not). Or maybe the real Travis Strong is an activist or a "deep-sea diver." Buddha may have said we have to lose our way to find our way, but it's good that Travis will finally follow Bridget's advice and start looking himself instead of relying on others. As in "The Boxer," it seems hearing Travis' words has made Waller a better principal. He turned Neat Week into a cleaning party with pizza for the students. If he could learn how to say "Booyah" better, he could be one of the coolest principals ever. Other interesting observations are Kim's second reference to leaving Roscoe, "RFR Rules" written in chalk on the school's exterior, and Waller buying tickets to a romantic movie (are he and Ms. Mitchell still an item?). Robbie threw out posters for the dance he and Kim hosted while Lily and Travis sent their relationship mementos away, and later Lily kissed a slightly surprised Travis. She might believe "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." This episode is amazing. It manages to be hilarious despite three main characters being depressed.moreless
  • A Booyah kind of episode.

    9.5
    Neat Week gives Unbreak My Heart a happy face under a thin layer of bleak beige.





    That's just a fancy way of saying the episode is entertaining even though Travis, Robbie, and Lily struggle with non-existent relationships and Ray nearly becomes a victim of their pain.



    To review, at SoundWave Bridget left Travis, Kim left Robbie for River, and Lily's "I Love You" went unheard by Ray who is with Grace.



    Presumably a few days after SoundWave, since Bridget has had time to move back to Hong Kong, Neat Week is beginning. Students get to paint the school, clean lockers, wipe windows, wash walls, and other tasks most high school students would probably consider punishment. At least the kids don't have to go to class.



    Besides cleaning the school, the RFR gang sorts out their lives. Robbie and Kim realize that their relationship could never be more than a private attraction. Travis and Lily accept being single by force. Ray, being the one who isn't dreading life, finds his relationship called into question by Robbie because misery love company, and tries to discover if Grace is a girlfriend. She and Lily tell him that he's a boyfriend.



    Lily's good nature shines when she swallows her pain and tells Ray how Grace feels about him. She may "hate that (she) can't find anything to hate about (Grace)," but Lily can't sabotage Ray's relationship.



    The power of RFR is shown well. Question Mark's cry for student inaction until Principal Waller starts cleaning results in a strike. An entire school strikes because an underground radio host, unsupported by his co-hosts, suggests it.



    When Waller ends the strike with the threat of extending Neat Week, Travis gets on his soapbox -actually a recycle bin but the use in this case is the same. He rallies students to work harder to end Neat Week sooner, supporting Robbie's wish that Neat Week end and treating viewers to a Travis Booyah- likely the funniest part of the episode.



    The move lends support to the Career Aptitude Test conclusion in "On The Air" that Travis could be a lawyer (donkey-related or not). Or maybe the real Travis Strong is an activist or a "deep-sea diver." Buddha may have said we have to lose our way to find our way, but it's good that Travis will finally follow Bridget's advice and start looking himself instead of relying on others.



    As in "The Boxer," it seems hearing Travis' words has made Waller a better principal. He turned Neat Week into a cleaning party with pizza for the students. If he could learn how to say "Booyah" better, he could be one of the coolest principals ever.



    Other interesting observations are Kim's second reference to leaving Roscoe, "RFR Rules" written in chalk on the school's exterior, and Waller buying tickets to a romantic movie (are he and Ms. Mitchell still an item?). Robbie threw out posters for the dance he and Kim hosted while Lily and Travis sent their relationship mementos away, and later Lily kissed a slightly surprised Travis.



    She might believe "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."



    This episode is amazing. It manages to be hilarious despite three main characters being depressed.moreless
Hamish McEwan

Hamish McEwan

Principal Waller

Recurring Role

Steve Belford

Steve Belford

River Pierce

Recurring Role

Genelle Williams

Genelle Williams

Kim Carlisle

Recurring Role

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    • Robbie: I don't know she's kind of hard to read.
      Parker: Hard to read is what people say about someone they're trying to defend who maybe doesn't deserve it so much. Sort of like saying someone's inquisitive and they're just plain nosy. So you guys serious? Do you think you'll patch things up?
      Robbie: Inquisitive, aren't you?
      Parker: Yah I like to... HEY!
      (She punches Robbie in the arm)

    • Travis: So do you feel any better Lily?
      Lily: Well kind of, I just wonder if I'll ever meet a guy who just likes me for me.
      Travis: Oh I'm sure you'll do fine you've got this whole sexy free spirited thing going on.
      Lily: No you are a total catch, so suave and so smart...
      Travis: …and you're a musician, I mean, that is just the coolest...
      Lily: ...yah and no... you're intensity… girls love that...
      Travis: ...and besides Lily you're so beautiful, I just...
      (Lily pulls Travis into a kiss then they stare into each others eyes)

    • Ray: Pronto here, and you wanna know how you find out if you're in a relationship?
      Travis: Enlighten me with your wisdom.
      Ray: You ask them!

    • Lily: I hate that I can't find anything to hate about her.
      Parker: She probably has webbed toes.
      Lily: Yah, and a tail, and scales, and no bellybutton.

    • Ray: Hey guys, you've met Grace, my girlfriend...
      Robbie: Other than the showcase, karaoke night, and soundwave...no never!

    • Waller: What? Do you think you're the only one's that want a day off? I just purchased two tickets to the Rainbow of Love...so let's go!

    • Lily: Let's start with this garbage.
      Travis: Booyah!!
      Lily: Ya, I don't think you're a "booyah" kind of guy.

    • Travis: In some cultures, people set their loved ones free by sending their stuff down a river or burying them. Then again, some cultures consider cockroaches fast food.
      Lily: You know, other than the cockroaches, you might be on to something.

    • Ray: I got it all figured out, my friend. I'm gonna give Grace two movie choices: a comedy and a romance. If she chooses a comedy, we're just friends. She chooses a romance, then I'm the man! What do you think?
      Waller: I think if you worked as hard at scrubbing this wall as your plan, you'd be done by now.
      Ray: When you say done, do you mean my relationship or the wall?

    • Travis: For me, you know when you're in a relationship when you feel an emotional connection.
      Robbie: That's just a fancy way of saying you make out a lot.

    • Ray: I'm Pronto and I'm wondering...
      Robbie: Hey, that's my line!
      Ray: Suck it up! Other people got questions too...

    • Ray: How would you let a guy know that you like him?
      Lily: Well, I guess if it was me, I'd probably tell him at a special occasion, like Soundwave...

    • Ray: Hey, I got a girl question for you, actually.
      Lily: Oh yeah? Well, you're in luck, I'm a girl.

    • Ray: Brennan skates down the ice, takes a pass from Iginla, he shoots, he scores!!
      Waller: Penalty for Ray Brennan, two minutes for dirty floors.

    • Parker: So, you and Kim, hey?
      Robbie: Oh man, does everybody know?

    • Ray: Hey guys, notice anything different about me?
      Lily: You didn't try waxing your eyebrows again, did you?

    • Ray: Did you just hear something?
      Grace: What? Other than the hundreds of screaming fans? Not a sound. So are you with me or not?
      Ray: I'm with you alright!

    • Travis: At least you have the chance to patch things up with Kim. That's what you want, right?
      Robbie: How do you know about Kim?
      Travis: What are you guys, in the Witness Protection Program or something?

    • Ray: Hey Grace, I just won the Stanley Cup!

    • Robbie: Okay, so once we clean the school, let's kick it up a notch, knock out this wall and throw in a giant water park.
      Kim: It would be so much nicer if you weren't here.
      Robbie: Right. So, uh, where have you been assigned? I'm on paint duty.
      Kim: River and I will be keeping spirits high at Cougar Radio. You know, a little music, some public announcements...I'm sorry. I forgot how uncomfortable the word 'public' makes you feel.

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