Well, once again, my cable provider listed a different title than the episode reflected. So, if you’re looking for “Drop It Like It’s Hot” or “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”, this is the right place for both. Although I really have no idea how the latter would apply to this two-parter!
With these episodes we had gambling, drugs, violence, and… science. But before you roll your eyes thinking that the third story arc was weak (which it was), would you believe that science actually played a pivotal role in two stories?
Story#1: Alli is fretting over telling Dave that she’ll be gone all summer for a science program. But when she plans a special evening alone (to tell him), Adam convinces Dave that Alli’s ready to have sex. But when Dave shows up for dinner with condoms, Alli is offended and blurts out the truth about the science program. When Adam takes the blame for the misunderstanding, Alli decides to make it up to Dave. She stages a lunch time poker game, and by counting cards (“applying mathematics”), wins enough to take Dave to a basketball game. But the little win isn’t enough, and Alli seeks out an underground game, blowing off meeting Dave’s family in the process. She wins even more and loves the rush of playing poker, but Dave busts her in the lie. He opts to go to the next game with her, but her winning streak comes to a quick end. Desperate to stay in the game, Alli opts to bet her summer science scholarship money. She wins the hand, but when she reveals her counting tactics, the other players become violent towards her and Dave. Luckily, Dave had already called his police officer father, who breaks up the game in the nick of time. Dave’s parents are less than enthused about the idea of Alli, and Dave opts to end things with Alli (or see where they’re at when she gets back).
by Karen Belgrad – Senior Editor, TheTwoCents.com