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Life Unexpected

Season: 1

Episodes: 13

Season Start: Jan 18th, 2010

Season End: Apr 12th, 2010

Part Of: Life Unexpected Collection

Rated: TV-PG

Resolution: HD

Subtitles: Soft

Runtime: 60 minutes

Disc Count: 3

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Overview

After spending all of her 15 years bouncing from one foster family to another in Portland, Oregon, Lux (Britt Robertson, "Swingtown") has decided it's time to take control of her life and become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate "Baze" Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha, "Mad Men"), who owns a bar, lives like an aging frat-boy with two slacker roommates, and is astonished to learn that he has a teenage daughter. Lux is equally astonished when Baze reveals that her mother is Cate Cassidy (Shiri Appleby, "E.R."), a star on the local "Morning Madness" radio show, along with her on-air partner and real-life boyfriend, Ryan Thomas (Kerr Smith, "Eli Stone"). Lux has been listening to Cate's voice on the radio as long as she can remember, so she feels an instant connection with the mom she's never met. Baze takes Lux to meet Cate, who is shocked and saddened to learn that Lux has grown up in foster care, but thrilled to finally meet her beautiful daughter. When a judge decides that Lux isn't ready for emancipation and unexpectedly grants temporary joint custody to Baze and Cate, they agree to try to get past the awkwardness and make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves.

Episode List

01.
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. Aired: January 18th, 2010
Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
02.
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 saved her job. Aired: January 25th, 2010
Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
03.
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. Aired: February 1st, 2010
Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
04.
Bong Intercepted
When Lux gets suspended from school, Cate does her best to convince Principal Dugan to give Lux a second chance, but, unfortunately, her efforts may have made the situation considerably worse for Lux. Meanwhile, Baze is insulted when he finds out that Cate and Ryan are hosting a radio station event at the bar across the street. Aired: February 8th, 2010
Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Emily Whitesell
Guest Stars: Erin Karpluk, Brittney Wilson, Shannon Chan-Kent
05.
Turtle Undefeated
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. Aired: February 15th, 2010
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Janet Leahy
Guest Stars: ustin Butler, Robin Thomas, Erin Karpluk, Rafi Gavron, Shannon Chan-Kent,
06.
Truth Unrevealed
Pressured by radio station management, Cate and Ryan reluctantly agree to let Baze join them on air for what turns into a public therapy session. Lux tries to get Jones to drop the charges against her boyfriend, Bug. Aired: February 22nd, 2010
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Janet Leahy
Guest Stars: , Austin Butler, Rafi Gavron, Erin Karplu
07.
Crisis Unaverted
In the midst of feeling like he is being pushed out of Lux's life by Cate and Ryan, Baze wins the chance to compete against Ryan in a radio station contest and is determined to be the last man standing. Cate contemplates finally telling Ryan the full truth about Baze, but can't bear the thought of what might happen if she does. When Tasha tells Lux she may have to move three hours away to a new foster home, Lux decides to help Tasha track down her mother who is still living in town. Aired: March 1st, 2010
Director: Jerry Levine
Writer: Taylor Hamra
Guest Stars: Ksenia Solo, Erin Karpluk
08.
Bride Unbridled
Cate and Ryan are forced to put on a happy face as the hosts of a wedding expo, but the unfortunate situation becomes even more unfortunate after Baze and Math show up at the event. After watching Lux mope around the house for days, Baze solicits help from Jones in an effort to cheer her up. Aired: March 8th, 2010
Director: David Paymer
Writer: Sallie Patrick
Guest Stars: Austin Butler, Erin Karpluk
09.
Formal Reformed
Jones asks Lux to be his date for the Winter Formal. Baze finds a condom in Lux’s room, and thinking it belongs to Jones, shows up at the dance to try and stop Lux and Jones from having sex. Cate agrees to chaperone the dance, but being at her old high school for Winter Formal brings back painful memories about the night Lux was conceived. Aired: March 15th, 2010
Director: Miller Tobin
Writer: Liz Tigelaar
Guest Stars: Austin Butler
10.
Family Therapized
After Lux and Bug are picked up by the police for a curfew violation, Lux's social worker decides it's time to meet with Cate and Baze to reevaluate their custody of Lux. During a meeting with the social worker, Cate, Baze and Lux agree to put on a happy face to ensure that Lux isn't placed back in the foster care system. Meanwhile, in an attempt to show Lux that she supports her, Cate offers to find Bug a job at her radio station, but winds up disappointing Lux once again. Aired: March 22nd, 2010
Director: Michael Katleman
Writer: Deidre Shaw
Guest Stars: Rafi Gavron, Erin Karpluk
11.
Storm Weathered
Lux is forced to face her complicated feelings for Jones when she sees him kissing another girl at a party. When a storm hits Portland, Ryan and Lux find themselves stranded at the radio station, and Ryan learns more than he ever knew about what Lux went through as a child. Cate goes to Baze's bar looking for Lux, but the storm traps her there with Baze, Math, Jamie and her sister, Abby. Aired: March 29th, 2010
Director: Rick Bota
Writer: Michael Kramer
Guest Stars: Austin Butler, Reggie Austin, Alex Breckenridge
12.
Father Unfigured
With her wedding on the horizon, Cate decides to take a road trip with Lux to find her father, Gordon (guest star Peter Horton), who abandoned her when she was a little girl. Meanwhile, when Bug’s “friends” trash Baze’s bar, Lux invites Baze to join her and Cate on the road trip, allowing Bug some time to repair the bar before Baze discovers the truth. Aired: April 5th, 2010
Director: Liz Allen
Writer: Adele Lim
Guest Stars: Peter Horton
13.
Love Unexpected
With her wedding fast approaching, Cate must confront her true feelings for the two men in her life, Baze and Ryan. To complicate Cate’s already conflicted feelings, on the day of the wedding, Lux reveals something that threatens to change all of their lives forever. Aired: April 12th, 2010
Director: Liz Allen
Writer: Adele Lim
Guest Stars: Erin Karpluk, Cynthia Stevenson, Robin Thomas