All American/How to Survive in South Central

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How to Survive in South Central
Season 3, Episode 2
Airdate January 25, 2021
Production Number T13.22502
Written by Mike Herro &
David Strauss
Directed by Michael Schultz
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How to Survive in South Central is the second episode of the third season of All American, and the thirty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Daniel Ezra (Spencer James), Bre-Z (Tiana "Coop" Cooper), Greta Onieogou (Leila Faisal), Samantha Logan (Olivia Baker), Michael Evans Behling (Jordan Baker), Cody Christian (Asher Adams), Karimah Westbrook (Grace James), Monét Mazur (Laura Fine-Baker), Chelsea Tavares (Patience)

and Taye Diggs (Billy Baker)

Guest Starring: Hunter Clowdus (JJ Parker), Erica Peeples (Mo), Spence Moore II (Chris Jackson), Da'Vinchi (Darnell Hayes), Kareem Grimes (Preach), Asjha Cooper (Kia Williams), Alexandra Barreto (Coach Montes), Alondra Delgado (Vanessa Montes), Noah Gray-Cabey (Frausto)

Co-Starring: Lamon Archey (D'Angelo Carter), Jonathan Bray (Dr. Barnes)


Plot Overview

Both Spencer and Billy are not getting the hero's welcome they expected from the football team and quickly realize they need to adjust their style and start earning the team's trust first. Jordan is surprised at who the new football coach at Beverly turns out to be and that his starting quarterback position is threatened when the coach starts shaking things up. Coop and Layla get into an argument over Coop's tour paycheck, which leads Layla to discover why Patience left the tour early. Meanwhile, Asher is keeping a secret from Olivia that could jeopardize their relationship.


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