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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8.9
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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.

    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.
  • 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.
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