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About LIFE UNEXPECTED & Episode Guide

About LIFE UNEXPECTED & Episode Guide

Life Unexpected Aired From January 18, 2010 - January 18, 2011 On The CW.

About Life Unexpected:
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, while Ryan must deal with the fact that Cate's feelings for Baze aren't entirely in the past. Lux, meanwhile, tries to reconcile her past with her present, often torn between her old friends from foster care and her new family. As the unlikely trio begins to grow up together, Lux encourages Baze to reveal what she already knows -- that he is in love with Cate, just like a part of Cate is in love with him. Baze tries to stop Cate's wedding, but when he's too late, Cate marries Ryan. Heading into next season, our unlikely threesome become a foursome as Ryan joins the family.


Real NameCharacter Name
Brittany RobertsonLux Cassidy
Shiri ApplebyCate Cassidy
Kristoffer PolahaNate Bazile
Austin BasisMath Rogers
Kerr SmithRyan Thomas

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Season 1 Episode Guide

1. Pilot
Nate Bazile is astonished to learn he has a daughter. Lux is shocked to learn her Mother is Cate Cassidy a star on the local radio show. Baze feels bad after he discovers Lux grew up in foster care. He takes Lux to meet her Mother. Then a judge grants temporary joint custody to Baze and Cate and try to give Lux a loving home that she has longed for.

2. Home Inspected
Cate and Baze are visited by a social worker to evaluate both of them as fit parents. Meanwhile, Lux is torn when her boyfriend, Bug, and her best friend, Natasha, suggest that Cate and Baze may not be in it for the long haul and that Lux should return to her old life and the people who love her most of all. While, Cate is pressured by the radio executives to deny that she has a daughter in order to save her job.

3. Rent Uncollected
When Baze tells his parents about Lux, they insist in making a family dinner to meet her and Cate. Cate reluctantly agrees to go, but is annoyed when her mother and sister show up. Meanwhile, Cate hears about a gang fight at Lux's school and decides to transfer Lux to her and Baze's alma mater, Westmonte.

4. Bong Intercepted
Lux gets suspended from school, and Cate tries to convince the Principal to give Lux a second chance. Unfortunately, Cate's involvement makes the situation worse for Lux. Meanwhile, Baze feels insulted when Cate and Ryan host a radio event at the bar across the street instead of his bar.

5. Turtle Undefeated
Lux throws a party at Baze's loft to impress her new friends, particularly the high school quarterback, Jones. Meanwhile, Cate worries that her relationship with Lux will never be as strong as the bond between Lux and Baze.

6. Truth Unrevealed
Radio station management convince Cate and Ryan to bring Baze on their radio show, which turns into a public therapy session. Meanwhile, Lux tries to convince Jones to drop the charges against Bug.

7. Crisis Unaverted
In the midst of feeling like Ryan and Cate are squeezing him out of Lux's life, Baze earns the chance to compete against Ryan in a radio contest and is determined to win. Cate considers finally telling Ryan the full truth about Baze, but is afraid of the possible consequences. Meanwhile, when Tasha tells Lux that she may have to move to a new foster home several hours away, Lux tries to help Tasha track down her birth mother.

8.Bride Unbridled
Cate and Ryan try to pretend to be happy as they host wedding expo, but the situation worsens when Baze and Math show up. After watching Lux do nothing for days, Baze asks Jones for help to cheer her up.

9. Formal Reformed
Jones asks Lux to go with him to the Winter Formal. Meanwhile, Baze goes to the dance to stop Lux and Jones from having sex after he finds a condom in Lux's room. Cate chaperons the dance, which brings back painful memories because Lux was conceived at Cate's old high school formal.

10. Family Therapized
Lux, Cate and Ryan get in trouble with the social worker, when Lux and Bug are picked up by the police for a curfew violation. The social worker decides to reevaluate Cate and Baze custody of Lux. Meanwhile, to try to show that she supports Lux, Cate offer a job at the station to Bug, but she ends up disappointing Lux once more.

11. Storm Weathered
Lux has to confront her feelings for Jones, when she sees him kissing another girl at a party. A Storm hits Portland and Ryan and Lux are stranded at the radio station, and Ryan learns more about Lux past as a foster child. Meanwhile, Cate goes to look for Lux in Baze's bar but the storm traps her there with Baze, Math, Jamie and her sister, Abby.


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Season 2 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Ocean Uncharted
Cate and Ryan return from their honeymoon only to discover that major changes have been made at the radio station in their absence. A very confused Baze struggles with his feelings for Cate, and ends up hooking up with the hot new bartender, Paige. Meanwhile, Lux and Bug find themselves at a major crossroads in their relationship. Shaun Sipos guest stars as Eric, a newcomer to Portland who befriends Lux.

Episode 2: Parents Unemployed
When Cate and Baze are summoned to the principal's office at Lux's 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 guest stars as a woman who works for Baze's father.

Episode 3: Criminal Incriminated
Worried she may not pass an important exam that will help her stay in school, Lux contemplates buying the answers to the test from one of her classmates. Cate 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 argue over who may be responsible for taking the money.

Episode 4: Team Rebounded
In an effort to fix their hostile work relationship, Cate attempts to bond with Ryan's new on-air partner, Kelly , 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 that she is living with a new foster family, and Baze convinces a smitten Math) to ask Paige out on a date

Episode 5: Music Faced
This crossover episode of "Life Unexpected" brings "One Tree Hill" characters Haley and Mia to a music festival, sponsored by a Portland radio station and hosted by Ryan (Kerr Smith). At the concert, Haley and Cate 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 . And when a secret of Cate's gets outed, Cate turns to Haley for advice.

Episode 6: Honeymoon Interrupted
Cate and Ryan 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 work retreat is at the same hotel.

Episode 7: Camp Grounded
Cate, Baze, Ryan and Math volunteer to be chaperones on Lux's school camping trip.

Episode 8: Plumber Cracked
Cate takes Paige out drinking, hoping Paige will reveal more information about the mysterious woman, Julia, from Ryan's past. Ryan joins Baze, Math and Jamie for guys' night out.

Episode 9: Homecoming Crashed
Baze and Emma attempt to sign a high-profile client, Candy, who only has eyes for Baze. Lux goes to her homecoming dance hoping to see Eric but the evening takes an ugly turn for the worse. Cate explores Lux's past and is shocked at what she discovers.

Episode 10: Thanks Ungiven
When everyone ends up at Baze's loft for Thanksgiving, it isn't long before a few big secrets are exposed. Baze worries that his father, Jack, will discover he is dating his boss, Emma; Lux worries that her parents will find out she is spending time with Eric; Tasha worries that something very dark from her not-too-distant past will be discovered; and Cate worries that if she tells Ryan the truth it will further complicate their already complicated relationship.

Episode 11: Stand Taken
Lux and Tasha 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 and Baze.

Episode 12: Teacher Schooled
Baze considers buying a house and planning a future with Emma, not realizing the devastating secret she is hiding about her romantic past with his father. Sensing that Eric is once again pulling away from their relationship, Lux plans a romantic dinner for the two of them, but is surprised when Baze and Cate show up at the door.

Episode 13: Affair Remembered
Baze considers buying a house and planning a future with Emma, not realizing the devastating secret she is hiding about her romantic past with his father. Sensing that Eric is once again pulling away from their relationship, Lux plans a romantic dinner for the two of them, but is surprised when Baze and Cate show up at the door.

Source: TVrage