Life UneXpected (2010)

Life UneXpected - Season 2 Episodes

Life UneXpected - Season 2

Life UneXpected - Season 2

Returning for a second season, Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, radio show host Cate and bartender Baze, the three form an unlikely family, complicated by the fact that Cate is engaged to her co-host, Ryan. Cate and Baze struggle with becoming insta-parents and raising a daughter they are only now getting to know.

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Episode 1

Ocean Uncharted

Things are heating up in Portland for season two of The CW's critically acclaimed sophomore series! - Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Ryan (Kerr Smith) return from their honeymoom only to discover that major changes have been made at the radio station in their absence. A very confused Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) struggles with his feelings for Cate, and ends up hooking up with the hot new bartender, Paige (guest star Arielle Kebbel, "The Vampire Diaries"), at his bar. Meanwhile, Lux (Britt Robertson) and Bug (guest star Rafi Gavron) find themselves at a major crossroads in their relationship. Shaun Sipos ("Melrose Place") guest stars as Eric, a newcomer to Portland who befriends Lux. Austin Basis also stars. Executive producer Gary Fleder directed the episode written by executive producer Liz Tigelaar and Sallie Patrick.

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Episode 2

Parents Unemployed

When Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) are summoned to the principal’s office at Lux’s (Britt Robertson) school, they are shocked to learn that Lux is failing and must make a drastic improvement in her grades or risk being kicked out. Meanwhile, after having the rug pulled out from under her at work, Cate starts the difficult process of looking for her next job, and in an effort to be a grown up, Baze decides to interview for a position at his father’s firm. Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) guest stars as a woman who works for Baze’s father. Austin Basis also stars. Jerry Levine directed the episode written by Patti Carr & Lara Olsen.

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Episode 3

Criminal Incriminated

Worried she may not pass an important exam that will help her stay in school, Lux (Britt Robertson) contemplates buying the answers to the test from one of her classmates. Cate (Shiri Appleby) has an “interesting” day at the radio station after she accidentally eats banana bread laced with pot. Meanwhile, when a large sum of money is missing from Cate’s wallet, Ryan (Kerr Smith) and Cate (Shiri Appleby) argue over who may be responsible for taking the money. Kristoffer Polaha and Austin Basis also star. Nick Marck directed the episode written by Taylor Hamra.

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Episode 4

Team Rebounded

In an effort to fix their hostile work relationship, Cate (Shiri Appleby) attempts to bond with Ryan’s (Kerr Smith) new on-air partner, Kelly (guest star Amy Price-Francis), but the plan backfires when Kelly reveals a secret Cate has been hiding from Ryan. Meanwhile, Tasha (guest star Ksenia Solo) returns to Portland unexpectedly and tells Lux (Britt Robertson) that she is living with a new foster family, and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) convinces a smitten Math (Austin Basis) to ask Paige (guest star Arielle Kebbel) out on a date.

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Episode 5

Music Faced

This crossover episode of “Life Unexpected” brings “One Tree Hill” characters Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and Mia (Kate Voegele) to a music festival, sponsored by a Portland radio station and hosted by Ryan (Kerr Smith). At the concert, Haley and Cate (Shiri Appleby) meet and discover that they have incredibly similar pasts. It turns out that both women were somewhat nerdy, overachieving teenagers who got pregnant in high school by athletes named Nate (or Nathan). And when a secret of Cate’s gets outed, Cate turns to Haley for advice. Additionally, in the episode, Grammy-Award winner Sarah McLachlan performs her new single “Forgiveness.” Additional musical performances include “One Tree Hill” series star Galeotti and recurring guest star Voegele, along with Ben Lee and Rain Perry (singer/songwriter of the “Life Unexpected” theme song). Jerry Levine directed the episode written by Deidre Shaw.

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Episode 6

Honeymoon Interrupted

Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Ryan (Kerr Smith) go on a staycation to a local hotel to help make up for the fact that they never had a proper honeymoon. Unfortunately for them, Baze’s (Kristoffer Polaha) work retreat is at the same hotel. Sanaa Hamri directed the episode written by Christopher Fife.

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Episode 7

Camp Grounded

Cate (Shiri Appleby), Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), Ryan (Kerr Smith) and Math (Austin Basis) volunteer to be chaperones on Lux's (Britt Robertson) school camping trip.

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Episode 8

Plumber Cracked

Cate (Shiri Appleby) takes Paige (guest star Arielle Kebbel) out drinking, hoping Paige will reveal more information about the mysterious woman, Julia, from Ryan’s past. Ryan (Kerr Smith) joins Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), Math (Austin Basis) and Jamie (guest star Reggie Austin) for guys’ night out. Britt Robertson also stars. Jerry Levine directed the episode written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen.

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Episode 9

Homecoming Crashed

Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) and Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield) attempt to sign a high-profile client, Candy (guest star Krista Allen), who only has eyes for Baze. Lux (Britt Robertson) goes to her homecoming dance hoping to see Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos) but the evening takes an ugly turn for the worse. Cate (Shiri Appleby) explores Lux’s past and is shocked at what she discovers. Kerr Smith also stars. Liz Allen directed the episode written by Sallie Patrick.

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Episode 10

Thanks Ungiven

When everyone ends up at Baze’s (Kristoffer Polaha) loft for Thanksgiving, it isn’t long before a few big secrets are exposed. Baze worries that his father, Jack (guest star Robin Thomas), will discover he is dating his boss, Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield); Lux worries that her parents will find out she is spending time with Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos); Tasha (guest star Ksenia Solo) worries that something very dark from her not-too-distant past will be discovered; and Cate worries that if she tells Ryan (Kerr Smith) the truth it will further complicate their already complicated relationship. Austin Basis also stars. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen.

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Episode 11

Stand Taken

Lux (Britt Robertson) and Tasha (guest star Ksenia Solo) are forced to deal with the fallout of their recent actions and the potential outcome could change the course of both their lives. As a result, Lux can no longer hide her past from Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha).

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Episode 12

Teacher Schooled

Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) considers buying a house and planning a future with Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield), not realizing the devastating secret she is hiding about her romantic past with his father. Sensing that Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos) is once again pulling away from their relationship, Lux (Britt Robertson) plans a romantic dinner for the two of them, but is surprised when Baze and Cate (Shiri Appleby) show up at the door. Kerr Smith and Austin Basis also star. Howie Duetch directed the episode written by Liz Tigelaar & Taylor Hamra (#212). Rick Bota directed the episode written by Michael Kramer.

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Episode 13

Affair Remembered

Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) considers buying a house and planning a future with Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield), not realizing the devastating secret she is hiding about her romantic past with his father. Sensing that Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos) is once again pulling away from their relationship, Lux (Britt Robertson) plans a romantic dinner for the two of them, but is surprised when Baze and Cate (Shiri Appleby) show up at the door. Kerr Smith and Austin Basis also star. Howie Duetch directed the episode written by Liz Tigelaar & Taylor Hamra.