The Plot: When a star high school football player from South Central is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, two separate worlds collide.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Taye Diggs, Monet Mazur, Karimah Westbrook, Greta Onieogou
Director: April Blair
Spencer James, a high school football player, is recruited by a Beverly High football coach. Spencer quickly discovers the rules he played by at Crenshaw no longer apply in Beverly Hills; Coop is forced to learn a new set of rules. Spencer and Jordan spend an unexpected day together back in Crenshaw; Billy struggles with his identity as a father; Coop faces her own truth. Spencer becomes seduced by the Beverly Hills good life, leading to an unexpected adventure with Asher; Coop is seduced by the gang life. The dash of an unexpected guest ends in disaster during Spencer's birthday; Olivia and Jordan discover a missing link to their father's past. Coop's deepening affiliation with Shawn's gang threatens Spencer's good intentions; Billy, Jordan and Asher scout their next big rival in Malibu. At an explosive homecoming dance, friendships are put to the test when decisions made by Spencer drastically changes the course of several lives. Beverly has their big Homecoming game and the pressure is on; Spencer tries to set things right. A major tragedy causes Spencer to question everything; Coop learns some disturbing information; Jordan is worried about the drug test results. Coop's relationship with Patience is tested; Spencer is determined to stop the violence in Crenshaw; Jordan's relationship with his grandfather brings up family issues for Billy. The arrival of Spencer's former Crenshaw teammates at a college recruiting event causes him to lose focus; Olivia comes to Asher's aid. Spencer tries not to repeat his past mistakes; Olivia struggles with her sobriety; Coop has conflicted emotions about reuniting with her father. With playoffs and mid-terms looming, Spencer makes a surprising discovery about his father; Coop desperately wants to bring down her enemies. Spencer wants no part of his father's return, with Billy confronting him about their tumultuous past; Leila forces Asher to re-evaluate his life. Spencer learns the real reason his father left; Billy deals with the repercussions of past decisions; Coop tries to stop a plan in motion. Spencer suffers a devastating setback; Billy must face tough truths in order to get his family back. After winning the state championship, Spencer faces a difficult decision that could transform his reputation; Billy must make major changes to get his life back on track; Grace and Corey have a tough conversation regarding their family. With Spencer torn about where to play football, he is taken aback to learn who Corey has added to the team; Coop finds her voice again through music. Spencer gives his dad an ultimatum about his new player; Coop enters a freestyle battle; Olivia reluctantly joins the Sola Muse group; Layla continues to not act like herself. Spencer tries to talk to Layla about her behaviour; Billy, Corey and Grace's high school reunion brings up unfinished business; Asher turns to Olivia for support when someone from his past wants to see him. Layla pretends everything is fine and throws a birthday party for Olivia and Jordan; Spencer is forced to have dinner with Cliff Mosley. An exhibition 7-on-7 rematch of the Beverly Eagles vs. South Crenshaw creates tension between players; Olivia and Asher try to find out what the future holds for them; Coop turns to Layla to help with her song. Spencer, Grace, Dillon and Darnell set out to find Corey; Billy arranges for his family to meet with a family therapist to help them take the next step. With everything going on, Spencer gets some guidance from Layla; Jordan gets unexpected news; Asher gets some clarity from his parents on what happened in the last year. Spencer tries to spend time with Dillon by helping to sell tickets together for Coop's show, but find themselves confronted by police instead; Layla bonds with a new friend. With Tyrone back on the streets, Spencer becomes overly protective of Coop; Coop and Patience try to get back into a rhythm, until Coop's jealous streak comes out. With Spencer in bad shape, both the Crenshaw and Beverly Hills community rally around him to show support; Spencer asks Coop to do him a favor, but things go from bad to worse. Determined to secure their football future, Spencer, Darnell and Jordan go on a college football visit; Billy and Grace worry that Spencer is pushing himself too hard, while Olivia worries the same for Asher. Spencer is ready to get back to football in order to impress recruiters; Layla is excited about her and Coop's music, but Coop is distracted about what is going on in the streets. Spencer is worried Coop isn't taking everything seriously and asks Layla for her help; Billy makes a tough choice to protect his team; Laura is concerned about Jordan's relationship with Simone. Spencer goes around Billy to get what he wants; Olivia and Asher are both guilt-ridden when it comes to Billy; Coop receives an unexpected offer; Jordan tries to make things easier for Simone. When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it; Billy makes a decision that surprises everyone. Spencer's interview upsets his old teammates, Coop and Layla return from tour, and Billy confronts something from his past. Meanwhile, Jordan and Simone say someone they love. With the first game of the season coming up, Spencer starts to feel the pressure on and off the field; Jordan realizes he needs to step up; Asher keeps trying to talk to Olivia about the summer, but she does everything she can to avoid the issue. Spencer is starting to feel the pressure on the field and off as the first game of the season approaches. Coach pushes Jordan to step up. Asher keeps trying to discuss the summer with Olivia. Spencer sees a therapist, Jordan is concerned about Simone, and Asher tries to earn a place on the team. Meanwhile, Coop wants to make a music video. Spencer and the team rally around Chris, Laura grows concerned about Olivia's sobriety, and Jordan gets sidelined during a game. Meanwhile, Layla hits a dead end with her lawsuit. Spencer decides to go to the family cabin to clear his head, but he gets a surprise visit from his friends; Billy shows up to the house to do a few repairs. With Coop performing in Las Vegas, Spencer and some of the gang take a road trip to see her and Layla on tour; Spencer gets a little clarity on his feelings; Olivia notices that Jordan and Simone are acting suspicious. Laura notices that Olivia has become more withdrawn and allows Olivia and Jordan to both take a mental health day and get some much-needed twin bonding time. Spencer is upset with Olivia, which leaves him to face some difficult truths of his own; Billy holds school tryouts for a kicker and is surprised at who the number one candidate turns out to be. Spencer knows he needs to have the game of his life to follow his dream of playing football; Jordan makes a risky choice when it comes to football; Olivia attends a new Narcotics Anonymous in search of a sponsor. When a college scout comes to talk to Spencer, he must decide if the strings attached are worth it; Billy has an idea on how to help his players; a police shooting of a young black woman hits too close to home for Olivia. When the truth comes out, Laura is furious and is left to face the consequences; Spencer asks something of his teammates that could jeopardize the rest of their season; Simone is worried about Jordan and turns to his friends for help. When Spencer learns that Grace skipped her own college graduation he enlists Olivia's help to throw her a surprise party; Billy is worried about his players' chances at college recruitment, so he tries to organize a scrimmage game to help. Spencer puts extra pressure on himself during a game against Westlake. Billy and Jordan worry when Willie doesn't show up to the game as promised. Billy learns about Willie's past. Billy forces Spencer and Frausto to get one the same page but night takes an odd turn. Olivia is excited for her girls night with Layla, but Layla brings an unexpected guest. As Spencer's high school football career ends, he begins to imagine what his future might look like; Jordan is worried about his football future; Asher becomes upset that Montes is keeping something from him. Spencer, Olivia, Jordan and Simone visit Simone's aunt at a HBCU in Atlanta. With Jordan and Simone's big day quickly approaching, they start to envision what their new future will look like with the help of Billy and Laura; Jordan helps Olivia see what has been holding her back. Spencer's life seems to be going right until Billy learns his secret. Jordan and Asher get unexpected news. Spencer needs to come to terms what happened with Coop after the events of the Beverly and Crenshaw State Championship; Billy struggles to forgive Spencer about helping Jordan. The gang celebrates a birthday, but not everyone is happy about it; Jordan's buried feelings come to the surface, leaving his and Billy's relationship strained; Asher is trying to come to terms with his football career. With Spencer having to make yet another big decision, he choose to spend time with the most important people in his life. Olivia tries to balance her desire for intimacy with the commitment she made with herself regarding her sobriety. Jordan is worried about his recruitment possibilities and turns to Billy for advice. When Spencer receives some unsettling news about his future, Billy helps devise a contingency plan for him. Layla makes Patience an offer she wasn't expecting, forcing Patience to have a long overdue conversation with Coop. With the encouragement of Nurse Joy, Olivia contemplates taking on a new role in NA. Meanwhile, Asher's unwelcomed football advice helps JJ in an unexpected way. Everyone is excited for Senior skip day, and Spencer plans a romantic getaway at the cabin for he and Olivia, but when the gang shows nothing goes as he had planned. Surprising news makes Jordan and Simone realize they might not be as prepared for their new reality as they had hoped.