That ’90s Show – Episode 8 Recap & Review

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Episode 8 of That ‘90s Show starts with Red, Kitty and Sherri in the Forman kitchen two days after the bicycle accident that left Red injured. With Red injured, he keeps fixing everything at home. Kitty is annoyed that he has got nothing better to do but Sherri asks for his help in fixing-upping her house.

In the basement, the girls and Ozzie are talking about Leia crossing off bases with Jay. Leia is confused and claims that she hasn’t touched any of Jay’s body parts but is worried that he would have wanted her to. Nate and Jay join the group but Leia is still overthinking about all the alone time she spent with Jay.

She wonders if she is not able to meet his romantic expectations. Kitty comes downstairs to collect one of Red’s boxes and takes away one that had the group’s weed stash in. The group blames Jay for losing it and he goes upstairs to grab it. However, he notices that there were many identical boxes in the room leaving him confused.

Jay goes back down and the group split into pairs in order to find the stash. Nikki watches Leia kiss Jay goodbye where she sticks her arms away from his body. Once he leaves, Nikki asks Leia about the awkward kiss and the latter of the two claims that she was now overthinking her every move with Jay.

Gwen and Nate help Kitty with work as they look through the boxes. Meanwhile, Nikki tries to give Leia some dating advice and tells her that she could start by placing her hands on Jay’s hips to keep a safe distance and also to avoid awkwardness. Ozzie and Jay find the stash in one of the boxes in the garage but Red finds them there.

Jay puts the stash in the jacket he was wearing but Red asks the young man to leave it behind as the jacket belonged to Red. Inside the Forman house, Nate and Gwen fight over a t-shirt that Nate’s dad had sent for him whereas, in the basement, Leia is worried about her grandfather finding the stash. He tries to kiss Leia goodbye and she holds on to Jay’s hips.

Ozzie says something to distract Jay as he turns only for Leia to directly grab his crotch. There is awkward tension around the room. Meanwhile, Kitty asks Sherri to keep Red busy for a little longer. However, Kitty is caught up in the middle of the step-siblings fighting.

Ozzie and Jay are looking for the jacket at Sherri’s house but can’t seem to make it through the rat traps Red has set up to catch the rats at the house. Leia and Nikki chat about their respective romantic lives and the latter tries to console Leia. Jay and Ozzie arrive with the stash and Leia talks to Jay about what happened earlier.

Leia and Jay makeup but something Nikki makes him turn again only for Leia to accidentally kiss his ear. Kitty is overworked and parents Gwen and Nate into making up after the fight. Nate claims that the shirt she was wearing was from his dad and that he wanted to wear it even if it did not fit him.

The siblings also make up but Sherri arrives in the room stating that Red was going to join them soon. Kitty tells Sherri about the fight between Gwen and Nate so she calls Nate’s dad in Japan from the Forman family phone. Red arrives just in time to hang up on the expensive international call.

The episode ends with the group getting high in the basement as they finally go out to enjoy the end of summer. However, their bubble bursts when Sherri brings Gwen and Nate their school schedule only for Leia to realize that it was time to go back home.

The Episode Review

Leia was so awkward in this episode and it is so funny how her friends react to it. Seeing her navigate the different bases of a romantic relationship with Nikki’s help is so endearing. The two really did not have much time bonding and I love this new friendship for them.

Jay seems very experienced when it comes to relationships and it is obvious that Leia feels so overwhelmed being with him. However, one could say that the Kelso boy has his charm because he handles Leia’s awkwardness very well. Seeing Nate and Gwen have a fight, because of their dads makes me wish that Sherri finds someone who can become a good father figure for these two.

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