All American Season 2 may be complete, but this show is far from over. The second season of The CW’s high school football drama is now available to stream on Netflix, and Season 3 has already been greenlit (though production could be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic).
While we wait for Season 3 to come around, here’s everything you might need to know about All American Season 2.
All American comes from CW favorite Greg Berlanti and his husband, former American soccer player Robbie Rogers. The show follows the real life story of former NFL football player Spencer Paysinger’s high school years. Daniel Ezra stars as Spencer James (Based on Paysinger) a star wide receiver from Crenshaw High School who transfers to the much whiter and more affluent high school, Beverly Hills High. While at Beverly Hills, Spencer must confront the racism of his new surroundings and his own guilt at having left his old neighborhood.
The series was created and run by April Blair. Taye Diggs also stars as Spencer’s coach, Billy Baker. Like many of the recent show’s The CW renewed, All American was on the bubble. The star power of Diggs and the show’s availability on Netflix may have made all the difference.
All American Season 2 Episode Guide
Click on the blue links below to read full reviews of already-aired episodes.
All American Season 2 Episode 1: Hussle & Motivate
“After winning the state championship, Spencer James faces a difficult decision that could transform his reputation; Billy realizes he needs to make some major changes to get his life back on track; Grace and Corey have a tough conversation.“
Original airdate: 10/7/19
All American Season 2 Episode 2: Speak Ya Clout
“Spencer is taken aback to learn who his dad has added to the team; Jordan faces repercussions for not taking his upcoming football game seriously; Layla gets mad at Spencer after Olivia let it slip about his football plans.“
Original airdate: 10/14/19
All American Season 2 Episode 3: Never No More
“Spencer gives his father an ultimatum about his new player; Coop decides to enter a freestyle rapping battle; Olivia reluctantly joins the So Cal Muse group; Spencer grows concerned when Layla is still not acting like herself.“
Original airdate: 10/21/19
All American Season 2 Episode 4: They Reminisce Over You
“When Spencer tries to talk to Layla about what is going on, things don’t work out as he hoped; a high school reunion brings up a lot of memories and unfinished business; Asher turns to Olivia for support when someone from his past wants to see him.“
Original airdate: 10/28/19
All American Season 2 Episode 5: Bring the Pain
“After Spencer and Olivia’s efforts to help Layla blow up in their faces, Layla pretends that everything is fine by throwing a birthday party for Olivia and Jordan; Spencer is forced to have dinner with the biggest football booster.“
Original airdate: 11/11/19
All American Season 2 Episode 6: Hard Knock Life
“An exhibition rematch of the Beverly Eagles vs. South Crenshaw creates tension for the players, especially when Darnell proposes a bet that Spencer can’t refuse; Jordan realizes that he needs help and turns to Billy and Laura for support.“
Original airdate: 11/18/19
All American Season 2 Episode 7: Coming Home
“Spencer, Grace, Dillon and Darnell go on a mission to find Corey; Billy makes arrangements for the family to meet with a therapist; Jordan and Olivia make discoveries about each other.“
Original airdate: 11/25/1
All American Season 2 Episode 8: Life Goes On
“Spencer can’t get excited about his football ranking and gets some guidance from Layla; Jordan gets some more news he wasn’t expecting; Laura makes a decision about where she and Billy stand; Asher gets some clarity from his parents.“
Original airdate: 12/2/19
All American Season 2 Episode 9: One of Them Nights
“Dillon is mad that Spencer hasn’t been around, so Spencer tries to make it up to him; Coop is shook when faced with Tyrone, but luckily she knows Preach is in her corner; Billy tries to force Jordan and Olivia to hang out with him and make memories.”
Original airdate: 1/20/20
All American Season 2 Episode 10: Protect Ya Neck
“With Tyrone back on the streets, Spencer is being a little overprotective of Coop; Laura finds herself in uncharted territory; Coop and Patience try to get back into a rhythm, but things get worse when Coop’s jealous streak comes out.”
Original airdate: 1/27/20
All American Season 2 Episode 11: The Crossroads
“With Spencer in bad shape, Grace, Billy, Laura, Olivia and Layla rush to his side; Spencer asks Coop to do him a favor, but somehow things go from bad to worse; Jordan and his teammates help Billy while he tends to other matters.”
Original airdate: 2/3/20
All American Season 2 Episode 12: Only Time Will Tell
“Billy and Grace worry that Spencer is going to push himself too hard before he is ready, which could make things worse in the long run; Asher’s teammates and Olivia wonder why Asher is pushing himself so hard.”
Original airdate: 2/10/20
All American Season 2 Episode 13: The Art of Peer Pressure
“Spencer must prove to Billy and Grace that he’s not pushing himself before he is ready; Layla is excited about her and Coop’s music, but Coop is distracted about what is going on in the streets; Olivia turns to Billy for help.”
Original airdate: 2/17/20
All American Season 2 Episode 14: Who Shot Ya
“Spencer worries Coop isn’t taking everything seriously and asks Layla for her help; Olivia questions whether she did the right thing by going to Billy about Asher; Coop feels smothered.”
Original airdate: 2/24/20
All American Season 2 Episode 15: Stakes is High
“Spencer goes against Billy’s wish and goes around him to get what he wants; Olivia and Asher are both guilt-ridden for different reasons when it comes to Billy and the position he now finds himself in; Layla continues to help Coop with her music.”
Original airdate: 3/2/20
All American Season 2 Episode 16: Decisions
“Billy makes a decision about his future that surprises everyone; Layla focuses on trying to get Coop a tour for the summer but isn’t having much luck; Asher has an opportunity to spend the summer with his mom but isn’t sure if he should go.”
Original airdate: 3/9/20
All American Season 2 Plot
CW released the official synopsis for All American Season 2.
The return of ALL AMERICAN finds Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make. Does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs)? Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), brother, Dillon (Jalyn Hall), and play for his father, Corey (Chad Coleman) – the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers? This isn’t an easy decision for him to make because it’s not just about football. It’s about choosing between the people he loves. No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood. Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher (Cody Christian), who’s fighting to hold on to his football dreams. He has his girlfriend there, Layla (Greta Onieogou), who’s secretly battling her own demons. And most importantly, he has a second family there in the likes of the Bakers – Billy, Laura (Monét Mazur), Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) and Olivia (Samantha Logan) – who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home. However, when Spencer’s thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), who’s trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams.