Wildfire

Season 1 Episode 5

The Claiming Race

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 25, 2005 on ABC Family
9.5
out of 10
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Kris promises to go on a date with Junior if he will stake a claim on Wildfire in an upcoming race. Matt finds out about Kris and Junior "dating." Dani learns that Bobby is married.

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  • Amber's last appearance.

    9.0
    This epsiode was sort of heartbreaking because how Junior & Kris' relationship is developing is definitely not healthy. First of all I think Junior is a jerk by making a bet with Kris like that. I mean he is treating her like a prostitute, and vulnerable Kris ahead to fall in for him. I guess the whole Matt/Kris thing is dead, it was so sad when he found out at the club. I like how he is still protective of Dani. I really hope they don't get back together. Amber was fun while she lasted but it was sad to not see her again after this episode. It's really all Bobby's fault. Oh well. When Pablo turned out to be Caldo Farms. I was surprised! So Kris didn't have to go on that date with Junior after all, that's comforting. It was really nice what Pablo did. And Wildfire won his first race. Soon Kris will be riding him. Can't wait for the next episode.moreless
  • Jean puts Wildfire in a claming race, where Wildfire could potentially be sold. Kris, desperate to save Wildfire agrees to a date with benefits with Junior if he will stake a claim, possibly saving Wildfire. At the end, the mystery bidder is a big surprismoreless

    7.0
    Kris's love for Wildfire is apparent in the show from the beginning, but her being willing to do anything (including sleeping with Junior) to save him is disturbing. Fortunately Junior rises above himself at the end of the evening and "falls asleep" before they can do anything. When he wakes up, Kris says he went out like a light. Then, she asks "didn't he want to" be with her? First he says "Guys get headaches, too", but when pressed by Kris, he confesses that he didn't follow through because she didn't want to, revealing deeper character and principles in him than were previously apparent.



    The cliffhanger of the show is the end of the claiming race. Wildfire performs at the race exactly as Kris and Pablo (his trainer) expected, winning handily by I believe 4 lengths over any other horse. Straws are drawn over who will get Wildfire, and the mystery bidder, still not seen wins the draw.



    When the track employee asks if there is anyone from the mystery farm, Pablo appears to claim the horse.moreless
  • Claims race plot. Kris agrees to go on a date w/ Jr. to avoid losing Wildfire. Dani finds out the truth about Bobby.

    10
    This was a particularly well-crafted episode that kept me engrossed at every moment. Good writing! Take it from a middle-aged teenage drama junkie with high standards when it comes to teen TV shows. The last couple of episodes were iffy, but this one drew me in again and reaffirmed my feeling that the show has great potential. It takes its young characters seriously and treats their issues and feelings maturely, even while keeping the plotlines exciting.moreless
  • WHen Kris goes on a date with Jounior to save wildfire things become complicated nad Dani gets a surprise to.

    9.8
    When Kris finds out that Wildfire is going to be sold in an aoution race she takes steps to save him, while she goes on a date with jounior to save him and in hopes that another ranch will not take him away. Also , Dani finds out that Bobbi is actually married nad becomes furious. In the end Wild fire stays at raintree
  • Junior wanted Kris and him to be "friends with benefits," so that he would make a claim on Wildfire. Matt helps Dani out after she finds out that Bobby is married. Amber thinks Dani already knew that Bobby was married and was still sleeping with him.moreless

    9.6
    At the beginning of the season i thought Junior was a jerk. But when he "fell" asleep so that Kris didn't have to sleep with him because she didn't want to it was pretty decent of him. I hope that we'll keep seeing positive developements in Junior. The nicer he gets the more I like him.
Ross Kelly

Ross Kelly

Wayne

Guest Star

Hugo Perez

Hugo Perez

Stefan Sartino

Guest Star

Dan Moseley

Dan Moseley

Surly Delivery Man

Guest Star

Shanna Collins

Shanna Collins

Amber

Recurring Role

Jason London

Jason London

Bobby

Recurring Role

Arye Gross

Arye Gross

Charlie Hewitt

Recurring Role

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