The Worst Episodes of All American: When the Drama Fell Flat.

Calling all All American fans! As a self-proclaimed TV addict and lover of all things football, I’ve been keeping a close eye on this show from the very beginning. While there have been some absolutely epic moments throughout the series, let’s face it – there have also been a few episodes that have left us feeling a little underwhelmed. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to compile a list of the worst All American episodes of all time. From cringe-worthy plotlines to lackluster performances, these episodes will make you want to throw your TV out the window. So, grab some popcorn and get ready to relive the agony of these All American flops.
Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2021-10-25

After the earth-shattering events of the Beverly and Crenshaw State Championship, Spencer also needs to come to terms what happened with Coop and Layla. Now he has the extra pressure of it being early national signing day for football and Spencer must make a major decision about committing. Meanwhile, Billy struggles to forgive Spencer about helping Jordan.

I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2021-11-01

The gang celebrates a birthday, but not everyone is happy about it. As Olivia and Spencer’s relationship grows stronger, Olivia struggles with the rift between Billy and Spencer. Jordan’s buried feelings come to the surface leaving his and Billy’s relationship strained. Meanwhile, Asher is trying to come to terms with his football career but is hopeful when he goes to see a new doctor.

All I Need

All I Need

Season 4 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2021-11-08

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. Asher contemplates his next move and finds inspiration from someone unexpected. Meanwhile, Grace is fed up with Billy’s behavior and decides to confront him.

A Bird in the Hand

A Bird in the Hand

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-11-15

With the All-American game approaching Spencer is feeling uneasy until an old friend says something to him that makes everything suddenly click. Olivia applies for a coveted summer internship with the L.A. Tribune Online, but her test assignment takes a different turn than what they asked for. Jordan questions why no one sees him as great and the answer he gets takes him by surprise. Coop feels betrayed by Layla when she learns Layla is looking for a new artist and makes some hurtful accusations. Meanwhile, Billy discusses a new opportunity with Laura that might just be too good to turn down.

Can It All Be So Simple

Can It All Be So Simple

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2021-11-22

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.

Show Me A Good Time

Show Me A Good Time

Season 4 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-12-06

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. Now that Patience is back from tour, she and Coop can’t seem to get on the same page when it comes to their relationship. Meanwhile, Billy, Grace, Laura and Principal Carter team up with an unlikely ally as they go on an adventure in the halls of South Crenshaw High to track down relics of the past.

Prom Night

Prom Night

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-12-13

The gang is ready to celebrate prom together, but Spencer finds himself fixing a mistake made by his teammates that could have some major consequences. Olivia struggles with how to connect with her sponsee, and making her take her sobriety seriously. Coop bails on prom prep with Patience to help Amina once again. Meanwhile, Asher finds himself spending his prom night a little different than expected, and Layla gets some sage advice from Jordan.

Walk This Way

Walk This Way

Season 4 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2022-02-21

With Spencer’s determination to protect his teammates from unjust punishment, he puts his own future at risk. Olivia and Layla question their post-graduation plans only to find the answers where they least expect it. Asher is too proud to ask for help to pay for his dream college and takes his frustration out on the people trying to help him. Coop makes a heartbreaking decision when it comes to Amina. Meanwhile, Billy and Laura deal with the aftermath of what happened to GW.

Got Your Money

Got Your Money

Season 4 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2022-02-28

With Spencer, Jordan, Asher and JJ living it up at JJ’s rented summer beach house, Spencer is trying to have fun, but he is conflicted when it comes to sponsorship opportunities he is presented. Coop and Patience take a big step in their relationship, but things don’t go as smoothly as they had anticipated, and Olivia offers to help. Layla’s dad give her a touching graduation gift that brings up a lot of emotions she wasn’t expecting. Meanwhile, Laura is at her wits end and steps in to help Billy.

Liberation

Liberation

Season 4 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2022-03-14

After finally getting a handle on his football schedule, Spencer must figure out how to balance everything mentally before it costs him. Billy is settling into his new role and finds inspiration from an unlikely source to fight for the job permanently. Olivia and Jordan go on a mission to find Olivia’s sponsor when she goes missing. JJ introduces Asher to his coach with the hopes that he can get a student job with the team, but it turns out to be harder than expected. Meanwhile, Layla feels the pressure to step up her game in the music business.

Babies and Fools

Babies and Fools

Season 4 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2022-03-21

With the pressure of school, Spencer and Olivia find themselves looking forward to a fun day together, but quickly find themselves in the middle of everyone’s lives at home. Laura learns of some new information about the ongoing investigation that has Coop, Patience and Preach worried. Billy and Grace are at odds as to who is best for the job, and neither is ready to back down. Meanwhile, Layla assumes the worst when her dad tells her he is stepping away from his hectic life at the label.

Jump on It

Jump on It

Season 4 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2022-03-28

After weeks of hard work at practice and the first game quickly approaching, Spencer has high hopes of playing in his first college game. Trying to find his place on the team, Jordan forms a bond with some of the seniors. Asher and Layla have epiphanies about their respective relationships and realize they need to deal with it. Coop and Patience finally speak their truths leaving them in unknown territory. Meanwhile, Olivia learns an important lesson as she slowly tries to work her way up the ladder at the paper.

Changes

Changes

Season 4 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2022-04-11

Spencer continues to try and prove himself during practices, which seems to go unnoticed, but when a fellow GAU athlete offers to help him form a different plan to get back on the field, he considers it. Coop begins a new job at a nursing home and gets some sage advice from an elderly woman. With the encouragement of Asher, JJ gets a tutor which helps him confront a vulnerable time in his past through his term paper. Olivia is frustrated with her living situation, but also finds some inspiration for her next article. Meanwhile, Laura forms a criminal defense law venture in the community but struggles to find her footing.

C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)

C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)

Season 4 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2022-04-18

After Spencer sees some teammates landing lucrative NIL deals, his ambitions for them continues to grow. Jordan’s new friendship with some teammates becomes more complicated than he imagined. Olivia gets a new perspective for her NIL piece after not giving up and following her gut. Asher and the crew get a new perspective about their group dynamic from an outsider. Meanwhile, Coop jumps to conclusions while protecting someone at her new job.

Labels

Labels

Season 4 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2022-04-25

With some heat on Spencer, he must figure out what his NIL brand, but he discovers he isn’t the only one having a problem with discovering who they are. Olivia’s story makes things complicated for Jordan and potentially for her as well. Patience has a release party for her new album and things get awkward for her and Coop. Billy struggles to balance everything going on with his life. Meanwhile, Layla and Jordan are forced to face their past demons when they get locked in Layla’s recording studio, which tests their friendship.

Hate Me Now

Hate Me Now

Season 4 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2022-05-02

Spencer and Olivia are forced to acknowledge how much they have changed after some quality time together doesn’t go smoothly putting a strain on their relationship. On a road trip to San Diego, Jordan helps Layla to gain the courage to get the closure she needs. Asher turns to Billy for advice after he gets a big opportunity that might cost him more than he bargained for when it comes to his friendships. Meanwhile, Coop and Patience come to an agreement on how to navigate their new situation.

Came Back for You

Came Back for You

Season 4 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2022-05-09

Spencer is ready to take the next step in his NIL journey, but everything could be at risk before it has a chance to get started. Olivia gets caught up in her story and quickly learns it could cost her everything. Jordan gets a surprise that throws a wrench into his plans with Layla. Billy is worried about his job and gets some sage advice that leads him to come up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Coop and Laura realize they could help each other in an unexpected way.

Murder Was the Case

Murder Was the Case

Season 4 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2022-05-16

With Spencer and Asher’s tension at an all-time high, JJ plans a party for the gang. Olivia goes against her instinct about an article causing friction between her and Spencer. Jordan is trying to hide his feeling by making some uncharacteristic choices that doesn’t go unnoticed by his friends. Coop is thriving in her new job, leaving Patience to see a new side of Coop. Meanwhile, Grace joins Billy on his all-nighter of protecting the school from the Halloween vandal and shares some news of her own with him.

Champagne Glasses

Champagne Glasses

Season 4 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2022-05-23

After an intense ending to the Halloween party, Spencer tries his best to compartmentalize everything and focus on the big Homecoming game. Much to Laura’s dismay, Billy and Olivia set out on a mission to do what they think is right, which leads them to learn more than they anticipated. Jordan makes it known in what he wants but is met with resistance, and Layla gets an unexpected bombshell at work. Coop is at an emotional crossroads and Asher learns the power of adjustments. Meanwhile, Grace gets a life changing offer she may not be able to refuse.

Don’t Sweat the Technique

Don’t Sweat the Technique

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-10-17

With Spencer’s life hitting a rocky point, he takes some advice from JJ and Coop to embrace college life. Olivia and Billy’s suspicions about Coach Garrett resurface and cause tension between them and Jordan. Layla makes a power play that catches an unsuspecting Patience off-guard. Meanwhile, Asher struggles with trying to be JJ’s coach and maintaining their friendship.