Life UneXpected

2010, TV Show

Life Unexpected Episode: "Crisis Unaverted"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Baze and Ryan face off in a radio-station contest. Meanwhile, Lux helps Tasha locate her mother when Tasha discovers she may have to relocate to a faraway new foster home; Cate weighs the consequences of giving Ryan full disclosure about her and Baze.
Original Air Date: Mar 1, 2010
Guest Cast Ksenia Solo: Tasha
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Length: 12:19:43
Aired: 3/1/2010
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Life Unexpected Episode Recap: "Crisis Unaverted" Season 1, Episode 7

In this week's episode of Life Unexpected, Lux desperately tries to keep Tasha from having to move away with a foster family. Meanwhile, Cate attempts to keep Baze and Ryan apart so her future hubby won't learn their secret, but this leads to complete disaster...

The episode kicks off with Lux reeling from her breakup with Bug, while Cate and Ryan discuss that very topic on their radio show. Cate later joins Lux for a gallon of ice cream to help ease the pain. "He drove himself away," Cate says trying to comfort her. Lux admits that despite being dumped, her life has been pretty great lately, thanks to her new mommy. "Whatever you need, I'm here," Cate adds.

Elsewhere, Baze pops over to Cate's, who vehemently tells Ryan not to bring up their kiss. (The one Cate lied about instead of telling Ryan she had sex with Baze.) Instead, Ryan treats him like dirt and tells Cate that next time, he will confront Baze for him trying to force himself on her.

At the bar, Baze complains to Jaime and Math about his lack of getting to be a father because of Ryan. Comparing Baze and Ryan to gorillas and somehow implying saying Ryan is trying to become Lux's dad, Jamie suggests Baze confront him. Of course, Baze would just rather prove he's the man of the house the tough way: He signs up for the "Hands on a Hybrid" competition to battle Ryan face-to-face.

Meanwhile, after Lux sees Tasha's birth mom while shopping, she finds out a foster family wants to adopt Tasha. They happen to live three hours away, which doesn't sit well with Lux, so she reveals that she saw Tasha's mother, who looked surprisingly healthy and happy, not like before where she was on meth.

When Alice confronts Cate about not telling Ryan the truth, Cate admits that she pushed the lie further, having told Ryan that Baze had come on to her. "I've just made a mess out of everything and I don't know how to get out of this without losing everything that I care about," Cate says before finally deciding that she will tell him.

Later, Lux appeals to Tasha to visit her birth mother. "This is the answer, T. If she has recovered then she can take you in and you don't have to move away," Lux says, but Tasha thinks it's a bad idea. "What if I go over there and she doesn't want me? Then what?" Tasha replies tearfully, though she finally agrees to track her down. Her mother is just as tearful during their reunion, but doesn't want to risk relapsing so she doesn't agree to Tasha moving in with her. 

Cate tries to get Baze to drop out of the competition, but she ends up pushing him further. "I'm so sick of you and Ryan acting like I can't be a good parent to Lux," he retorts. The car competition commences the following morning and Baze means business. After Jamie overhears that Baze is Ryan's kryptonite, he encourages his buddy to get in his face during the competition.

Lux rushes over to the competition and begs Cate to take Tasha in so she won't have to leave. Cate, however, is distracted by Ryan and Baze's conversation. Ryan accuses Baze of coming on to Cate, and Baze plays along for Cate's sake. Ryan ends up punching him the face, making them both lose the competition. As Ryan walks away, Cate says, "Sleeping with Baze again was the biggest mistake of my life." Ruh-roh, he didn't know that. She tries to argue that they weren't together at the time, but Ryan is done. "I'm not just leaving the contest, I'm leaving you," he says.

Immediately following, Lux begs Cate to take Tasha in, but Cate can't comprehend anything at the moment. She says no, leading to Lux leaving her as well. Lux holes up at Baze's place and gets him to do her a favor. He sets up the bar to be livable, but not initially for Lux. He tries to get custody of Tasha and while that doesn't work, he does obtain joint custody of Lux, meaning she can live with him as well.

The episode ends with everyone walking out of Cate's life, while she turns to wine and junk food to deal with the catastrophic fall out.

What did you think of Monday's episode? Did Cate deserve all of this? Do you think Ryan should take her back?

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In this week's episode of Life Unexpected, Lux desperately tries to keep Tasha from having to move away with a foster family. Meanwhile, Cate attempts to keep Baze and Ryan apart so her future hubby won't learn their secret, but this leads to complete disaster...

The episode kicks off with Lux reeling from her breakup with Bug, while Cate and Ryan discuss that very topic on their radio show. Cate later joins Lux for a gallon of ice cream to help ease the pain. "He drove himself away," Cate says trying to comfort her. Lux admits that despite being dumped, her life has been pretty great lately, thanks to her new mommy. "Whatever you need, I'm here," Cate adds.

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