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Red Band Society recap: 'What I Did for Love'

The winter finale ends on cliffhangers we may never get answers to.

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Red Band Society Recap
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Red Band Society

TV Show
Current Status:
On Hiatus

Good evening, Red Banders. If you’re a curious person, you’re going to hate tonight’s episode. It ends on so many cliffhangers, and we may never get answers to them. We all knew this was a strong possibility (episodes 2 and 3 were sinkers), but like the RBS characters, let’s seize the day, live in the moment, and continue with this recap with its usual gusto.

Kara’s Hunter games continue, as she starts off the episode with a mission: to turn Hunter on. Wearing a white tennis girl chic outfit, she goes to his room, where she overhears the doctors give him the option of staying or going home. Okay, RBS, we can gloss over many things… but come on, when do hospitals ever give you the option of staying if you don’t need to? Where do you think you guys are, Canada? Any-hoo, Kara is mad that Hunter agrees to go home and plays hooky from the hospital to avoid him.

Kara’s minion (my personal fave character) brings Kara her car, then unfortunately gets dismissed by Kara (boo!). Leo joins Kara on the joyride, as he is concerned about Emma, who has been ignoring his calls since their fight last week. He hops in the car with Kara and tries to convince her to drive him to Emma’s house. Their first stop is Kara’s old high school, where they watch the cheerleaders practice. She then makes Leo kick a soccer ball. He’s hesitant because he’s never kicked the ball with his prosthetic leg, but after some urging, he happily agrees. Later, they bond more in the car, and their sexual tension hits its precipice. Kara hops onto Leo’s lap and starts kissing him. Once again, Leo is hesitant because he’s never done ‘it’ with his prosthetic leg. Once again, after some urging from Kara, he happily obliges. He doesn’t notice that Emma is finally returning his calls. Emma who?

While Kara is out and about, Hunter’s pager rings. The hospital has a liver for him, and he is rushed into surgery. He gives Dash a letter, saying that if he doesn’t come out of it alive, to give it to Kara (melodrama much?).

While Romeo has been roaming, what has been going on with Juliet? Emma is in the nightmare of her house with her super controlling mother, annoyingly supportive father, and unbelievably insightful sister. At her apartment, Emma goes into a drawer, and finds a months-old sandwich hidden in a drawer. It’s only slightly moldy, though Emma has been gone for over two months. Not gonna harp on the believability factor of this show, but that room would have REEKED!

Emma gains some insight of her predisposition to her condition when she learns that her grandmother was anorexic, and also used to hide uneaten food around the house. She is very upset her parents have never told her this before. Emma’s mom refuses to accept anorexia as a disease, because if she does, Emma will become complacent and accept the disease, saying it would be giving her “permission to be damaged.” Emma runs out in a fury and locks herself in her bathroom, where she finally returns Leo’s call. He doesn’t answer, and she goes into a full-on panic, slamming her cell phone against the wall. She then takes her toothbrush, and goes to the toilet. Hours later, Emma’s dad comes up to find her limp body on the floor. Leo is going to feel pretty terrible when he sees that missed phone call.

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