When Worlds Collide
On The CW’s ALL AMERICAN, explosive secrets from the past could change everything!
the CW’s ALL AMERICAN tells the tale of Spencer James, a talented football star from a tough neighborhood in Crenshaw, CA, who is recruited to play in upscale Beverly Hills by Billy Baker (GUIDING LIGHT’s Sugar, Taye Diggs) and moves in with the coach’s family. Executive producer/showrunner Nkechi O. Carroll says that when the story picks up on Wednesday, November 7 (at 9 p.m. EST), it’s Spencer’s birthday, and “people in both of his worlds are insisting on not letting the day go by unmarked.” Cue the drama!
Too Close For Comfort!
With folks from both lives wanting to celebrate his milestone, worlds are about to collide! “In the process,” Carroll reveals, “some secrets that people would have preferred stayed [under wraps] come to light and send Spencer reeling.”
The Baker twins, Jordan and Olivia, had already learned that their dad and Spencer’s mom, Grace, were high school sweethearts. But the party’s unexpected guest leaves them with a new question: Could Spencer be their sibling? “They go on a road trip to discover the truth,” Carroll previews, “and along the way, recon-
nect and confide in each other.”
As if discovering Billy’s secrets wasn’t enough to send Jordan reeling, now he’ll have to wrap his brain around Layla’s revelation that while high, she’d gotten “too close” with his best friend, Asher. Can a protective Jordan still trust Asher now, let alone remain partners on the field?
Can Spencer Save Coop?
If Spencer finds himself in the middle of the mess, that would certainly leave him spread thin as much of his emotional energy has been directed at keeping best friend Coop from getting sucked into Shawn’s gang back home. Meanwhile, she’s simultaneously living with the Jameses while exploring the delicate new relationship with Patience that got her kicked out by her mom. “We’ll see Coop have to answer some tough questions for herself,” Carroll confides.
Layla Lashes Out!
Next week, Layla’s life gets upended when her music-mogul dad returns home, and he’s not alone! “Layla has some very specific feelings about the young rapper her father is dating,” Carroll suggests. But are her problems really with her late mother’s replacement? Or is she angry with her dad for his absence?
Smitten with Layla, Spencer will get the chance to step up when Mr. Keating needs Crenshaw connections for his girlfriend’s album-release party. “That brings Spencer and Layla closer,” Carroll says, “which only makes things harder for Asher and everyone else around them.”
“Things are building to explosive revelations that will leave a lot of friendships and family relationships onedge,” Carroll previews. Spencer thinks Coop is “playing with fire”by trying to rescue Shawnfrom gang life, says the showrunner.