Life Unexpected (Episode Guide)


1.05 – Turtle Undefeated

(February 15, 2010)
Directed by: Allan Arkush | Written by: Adele Lim

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Lux volunteers to host a classmate’s party at Baze’s loft, hoping to become more accepted by the students at her new school, but this fails when Baze finds out and lectures her about what she did. (This shows that Baze is shaking off his semi-frat boy behavior in favor of him becoming a father). Cate sees that Baze and Lux have made a great connection and she worries that she will never have a similar relationship with Lux.

1.06 – Truth Unrevealed

(February 22, 2010)
Directed by: Nick Marck | Written by: Janet Leahy

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Baze joins Ryan and Cate on “Morning Madness” because of pressure from the station management, but the show does not go as expected. Worried about her boyfriend, Lux must convince Jones Mager, a popular high school track star, to not press charges against him.

1.08 – Bride Unbridled

(March 8, 2010)
Directed by: David Paymer | Written by: Sallie Patrick

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Recently broken-up Cate and Ryan must host a wedding expo pretending to be an engaged couple, and things become even more awkward when Baze and Math show up to the same event. Meanwhile, Baze organizes for Jones to take Lux out to cheer her up after Tasha leaves and she moves out of Cate’s.

1.09 – Formal Reformed

(March 15, 2010)
Directed by: J. Miller Tobin | Written by: Liz Tigelaar

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Jones asks Lux to the Winter Formal, but things become complicated with Bug returns to town. Recalling that the night of his Winter Formal was the night he and Cate conceived Lux, Baze decides to enlist Cate’s therapist sister Abby to help him give Lux a sex talk. However, when Baze finds a condom in Lux’s room later that night, he decides to go to the formal to check up, worrying that Lux hadn’t listened. Cate is also at the formal, having volunteered to chaperon so she can see Lux in her dress. A fragile Baze sleeps with Abby after the formal.

1.11 – Storm Weathered

(March 29, 2010)
Directed by: Rick Bota | Written by: Michael Kramer

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Cate discovers Abby and Baze have been sleeping together. Despite rejecting Jones at a party, Lux is hurt when later that same night she sees him kissing another girl. When a storm hits Portland, Cate becomes stranded at Baze’s along with Abby and things get heated between the two sisters. Meanwhile, Lux and Ryan bond when they are forced to stay at the radio station during the storm and she shares with Ryan her history at Sunnyvale and how she met Natasha. The storm ruins Cate and Ryan’s plans to elope.

2.03 – Criminal Incriminated

(September 28, 2010)
Directed by: Nick Marck | Written by: Taylor Hamra

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Worried that she may not pass an important exam, Lux contemplates cheating and buys the answers off one of her classmates when she hears him talking about how he and his friends were going to cheat. Cate accidentally eats some banana bread that has been laced with pot by Paige and ends up having a very interesting day at work. Meanwhile, when a large sum of money goes missing from Cate’s wallet, she and Ryan argue over whether or not, Ryan’s slacking sister who was crashing at their house, had taken the money, as she owed Baze for destroying his bar.

2.05 – Music Faced

(October 12, 2010)
Directed by: Jerry Levine | Written by: Deidre Shaw

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In a very special episode, Ryan hosts a music festival sponsored by the radio station and features One Tree Hill’s Haley James Scott (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and Mia Catalano (Kate Voegele). Haley and Cate meet at the concert and discover that they have very similar backgrounds and when a secret of Cate’s comes out, Cate turns to Haley for advice. Lux finds out that Eric is dating Paige. Meanwhile, Jones becomes interested in Tasha and Baze and Emma become a little closer when Baze’s plan to take Emma backstage for an interview doesn’t go as he thought. Cate and her mother confront one another about their pasts, after the latter loses Lux, while she was supposed to watch her; but when Lux needs comfort from Cate, she is there to give it to her.

2.07 – Camp Grounded

(November 2, 2010)
Directed by: Bobby Roth | Written by: Liz Tigelaar & Sallie Patrick

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Lux and her classmates go on a school field-trip, with Math, Cate, Ryan, Baze, Emma, and Eric as chaperones. Ryan and Cate’s cheating situation worsens when he doesn’t show up at a couple’s counseling session. Thinking that Ryan wasn’t going to come because of his and Cate’s problem, Baze invites Emma, and they bond when he prepares a special dinner on the school bus for them. Eric finally gives in to seeing Lux, but Tasha ends up seeing them together, kissing.

2.09 – Homecoming Crashed

(November 16, 2010)
Directed by: Elizabeth Allen | Written by: Sallie Patrick

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Baze and Emma attempt to sign Candy (Krista Allen), a high-profile client, who seems to only have eyes for Baze. Meanwhile, Lux goes to her homecoming dance in hopes of seeing Eric but the evening takes an ugly turn. Basically she has to take Emma’s son the Homecoming and gets in trouble for “smoking” when she actually took the joint away from Emma’s son. Cate gets back from her visit from Valerie’s claiming that Valerie told her Lux is the one that injured herself when it was actually her husband. Tasha hits the husband with a shovel because Lux was being abused by him. They crash and Emma’s son takes the blame and covers Lux.

2.13 – Affair Remembered

(January 18, 2011)
Directed by: Rick Bota | Written by: Michael Kramer

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Cate and Ryan come to terms when she loses the baby and is told she can’t have anymore children. Ellen, Baze’s mom, has a 60th Birthday party for Jack at Baze’s Bar, much to his discomfort. Lux and Jones cut school to go visit Tasha in Juvy. Lux tells Jones that she and Eric had a relationship. Ryan gets Cate back on the air after Kelly is fired. Alice returns to town and her job at the radio station. Cate finds out that Julia (Jaime Ray Newman) is still pregnant and tells Ryan. Two Years Later. Lux gives a speech at her graduation. She and Jones are back together. Tasha is also graduating and will attend college with Lux and Jones. Ryan and Julia have a son. Alice and Math are expecting their first child. Cate and Baze are back together and share a kiss. Lux, for the first time since she found out about and met them two years previous, calls Cate and Baze Mom and Dad; and Julia takes a photo of everybody at the graduation as the episode closes.