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Life Unexpected - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2010

Pilot

Teenage Lux attempts to leave the foster-care system and become an emancipated minor. She locates her birth parents for the first time, then winds up in their custody.

Home Inspected

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2010

Home Inspected

A social worker evaluates Cate and Baze and inspects their homes. Meanwhile, Lux's friends express skepticism about her newfound parents and ask her to return to her old life; and Cate's bosses pressure her to deny that she has a child on her radio show.

Rent Uncollected

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2010

Rent Uncollected

Baze's parents insist on meeting their granddaughter, so they host a family dinner and also invite Cate's family. Meanwhile, safety issues at Lux's school cause a fearful Cate to transfer Lux to her old alma mater---before consulting Lux on this matter.

Bong Intercepted

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2010

Bong Intercepted

Lux gets suspended, so Cate goes to bat for her and speaks with her principal. However, Cate's interference does more harm than good. Meanwhile, Baze is hurt when Cate and Ryan book a radio-station event at a rival bar near his establishment.

Turtle Undefeated

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2010

Turtle Undefeated

Lux tries to make new friends at school by hosting a party at Baze's loft. Meanwhile, Cate grows concerned that she and Lux will never form the easygoing bond that Lux has with Baze.

Truth Unrevealed

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2010

Truth Unrevealed

Despite Cate and Ryan's protests, their bosses want Baze to join them on the air to rehash their situation. Elsewhere, Lux does her best to get Jones to drop the charges against Bug.

Crisis Unaverted

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2010

Crisis Unaverted

Baze and Ryan face off in a radio-station contest. Meanwhile, Lux helps Tasha locate her mother when Tasha discovers she may have to relocate to a faraway new foster home; Cate weighs the consequences of giving Ryan full disclosure about her and Baze.

Bride Unbridled

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2010

Bride Unbridled

Cate and Ryan pose as a happy couple as they host a wedding expo. Meanwhile, Baze recruits Jones to perk up a depressed Lux, and they wind up going out on a date.

Formal Reformed

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Mar 15, 2010

Formal Reformed

Baze jumps to conclusions after finding a condom in Lux's room, so he surprises her and Jones at the winter formal they're attending. Meanwhile, Cate serves as chaperone at the dance, and she's unprepared for the flood of bad memories that hit her.

Family Therapized

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 22, 2010

Family Therapized

Lux, Cate and Baze are on their best behavior in front of a social worker reevaluating Lux's custody situation. Meanwhile, Cate tries to win points with Lux by getting Bug a job at the radio station.

Storm Weathered

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2010

Storm Weathered

Lux opens up to Ryan about her childhood in foster care when severe weather strands them together at the radio station. Meanwhile, the storm causes Cate and her sister to be trapped with Baze at his bar, along with Math and Jamie.

Father Unfigured

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Apr 5, 2010

Father Unfigured

Cate, Lux and Baze go on a road trip to track down Cate's long-absent father. Meanwhile, Bug tries to fix the damage his so-called friends did to Baze's bar.

Love Unexpected

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2010

Love Unexpected

Bride-to-be Cate tries to sort out her feelings for Baze and Ryan. Meanwhile, Lux shares some big news that could impact all of their lives.

Season 2

Ocean Uncharted

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 14, 2010

Ocean Uncharted

Cate and Ryan are greeted with changes at work upon their return from their honeymoon. Elsewhere, Baze gets close with a new bartender; and Lux meets a guy who's new in town as she and Bug reach a turning point in their relationship.

Parents Unemployed

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 21, 2010

Parents Unemployed

Cate and Baze get a wake-up call about Lux's failing grades. Meanwhile, Cate begins to look for a new job; and Baze tries to take on more responsibility by interviewing for an opening at his father's firm.

Criminal Incriminated

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Sep 28, 2010

Criminal Incriminated

Lux considers buying answers to a test she needs to pass. Meanwhile, Cate unknowingly eats banana bread that contains marijuana; and Ryan and Cate disagree over who swiped money from Cate's wallet.

Team Rebounded

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 5, 2010

Team Rebounded

Cate tries to get closer to Kelly, but Kelly stabs her in the back by telling Ryan a secret. Elsewhere, Tasha informs Lux that she's back in Portland with a new foster family; and Baze encourages Math to ask out Paige.

Music Faced

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 12, 2010

Music Faced

Ryan hosts a music festival where Cate meets Haley James Scott, and the two women bond over their similar pasts.

Honeymoon Interrupted

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 19, 2010

Honeymoon Interrupted

Cate and Ryan seek out some alone time at a local hotel to make up for their family-style honeymoon. However, they get a surprise when they run into Baze, who's at the same establishment for a work retreat.

Camp Grounded

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 2, 2010

Camp Grounded

Lux goes on a school camping trip, and Cate, Baze, Ryan and Math all sign on to be chaperones.

Plumber Cracked

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 9, 2010

Plumber Cracked

Cate invites Paige out for a night of drinking, hoping that Paige will share info about Ryan's past and the mysterious Julia. Meanwhile, Ryan tags along with Baze, Math and Jamie for a boys' night out.

Homecoming Crashed

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2010

Homecoming Crashed

An important potential client takes an interest in Baze. Elsewhere, Lux attends the homecoming dance, where she hopes to run into Eric; and Cate looks into Lux's background and is surprised by what she finds.

Thanks Ungiven

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Nov 30, 2010

Thanks Ungiven

Baze hosts Thanksgiving dinner at his loft, and secrets begin to spill. Among them: Baze's romance with his boss; Lux's relationship with her teacher; something dark from Tasha's recent past; and an additional complication for Cate and Ryan.

Stand Taken

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Dec 7, 2010

Stand Taken

Lux and Tasha face the aftermath of their recent decisions, which strains their friendship and forces Lux to be honest with Cate and Baze about her history.

Teacher Schooled

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2011

Teacher Schooled

Baze prepares for a future with Emma, unaware of her secret past with his dad. Meanwhile, Lux arranges a special meal for herself and Eric, but her parents find out about it and crash her intimate dinner.

Affair Remembered

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2011

Affair Remembered

Baze hosts an awkward birthday party for his dad. Meanwhile, Cate and Ryan receive news that will affect their future; and Lux opens up to Jones about Eric.

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