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"Back in the Day" is the twelfth episode of the first season of All American. It premiered on February 6, 2019.

Synopsis

PAINFUL MEMORIESSpencer tries not to repeat the mistakes of his past with his relationship with Layla and Olivia struggles with her sobriety. Billy reveals to Laura something he did to protect his family, while Coop has conflicted emotions about reuniting with her father.[2]

Plot

Now that Asher is living with Layla, Spencer tries not to repeat the mistakes that he made in his past relationship with Kia. It becomes hard for him because Layla doesn’t ever have time for him because she has to assist Asher. He let his emotions get the best of him and he lashes out Layla. However Coop helped him realize that he acts the way he does to people because his father abandoned him. So anybody that treats him with love he pushes them away because he expects that they'll leave him too. So he tells this to Layla and they promise to love each other.

Meanwhile, Olivia struggles to not go back to taking drugs because she once again feels invisible in her house, since it's the time of year where Billy is caught up with the playoffs and Laura is preoccupied with her political campaigns. She comes late to school to talk to her sponsor, Leslie, who asks Olivia to find the source of the problem. She talks to Layla and she tells her that she needs to tell her family how she's feeling. She does that, and tells her parents that she feels invisible. She say that they're always so focused on the future, that it's almost as if they don't see or care about the present, which is where she is. Also even after she got back from rehab they still didn't pay attention to her, and despite it being what she needed, it wasn't all that she needed. She says that ever since she got back from rehab Spencer was the only person who asked if she was really okay. They all just assumed that she was and moved on. So at her sobriety ceremony with Jordan her parents show up and they tell her she was more important than what they were doing and they all have a family hug.

Also Coop's father returns with a big surprise. He invites her back home

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

  • Doreen Calderon as Rita
  • Aaron Joseph as Theo Grimes
  • Iman Karran as Attractive Teen Girl
  • Mike Dolphy as Teacher

Trivia

  • This is the first episode to include flashbacks for Olivia.

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Title Artist Scene
"Closure" Makio Spencer and Layla take a break from studying for a make-out session.
"On the Line" Citrine Olivia finds her family too busy to talk with her.
"Feel It Still" Portugal. The Man Flashback to Olivia high on drugs, dancing around her room.
"On the Floor" (feat. Spencer Nezey) Jhay C Flashback to Olivia announcing in the school hallway that she's throwing a party at her house.
"Wey Yuh Come From" Lee Richardson, Jonathan Murrill, Tom Ford, James Cocozza & Susanna Lopez Spencer and Coop talk about his date plans with Layla, when they come across her father.
"Flickers in the Flames" Dave Thomas Junior Coop's dad tells her that he and her mom want her to come back home; Layla urges Olivia to tell her family how she's struggling with her sobriety.
"Free" Stereo RV Spencer confronts Layla when he finds her with Asher instead of Olivia.
"Do It Better" (feat. Ayelle & Sub Urban) DNMO Flashback to Olivia kissing Asher at the party, then pulling him to her bedroom.
"My Dreams" Grayson Voltaire, James McLean & Dexter French Coop walks away from her parents after finding out the truth about why she was invited to dinner.
"Finding Sun" Naomi August Coop's father tells her he quit his job, because he doesn't want to lose her, then gives her the signed emancipation papers.
"Move" Nikki Hayes Spencer tells Layla that he's sorry he wasn't honest with her about his feelings.
"Shed a Tear" Kodaline Jordan holds Olivia's hand at an NA meeting; flashback to Jordan finding Olivia unconscious on the couch; Olivia receives her 1 Year sobriety medallion.

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