‘Bel-Air’ Season 2 Episode 3 Synopsis: The Biggest Takeaways
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Most of the main characters Bel Air was subjected to great trials in the second episode of this season. The show’s second season resumed last week as Will ruffled the feathers with his basketball. He put his personal goals above those of the team and although they won, his connection with them eroded with every possession. Hilary and Jazz faced new problems to solve in their young relationship, but that wasn’t so much the case with her and Ivy’s complicated business relationship. Carlton is called to stand up for the right cause, but internal doubts and the struggle to choose sides make it difficult for him to make the best decision for himself. Things got better for some and stayed the same for others, but for the rest the worst was yet to come.
For the third episode of Bel-Air’s second season, titled “Compromise,” Will and Carlton go ahead with their plans to hold a school protest for Mrs. Hughes at Bel-Air Academy. While Will wants to go full force with the protest, Carlton hesitates due to warnings from another teacher. However, his desire to do something right and also to impress his new crush, Yazmin, leads to a difficult decision that leads to a worrying breakdown at the end of the episode. Elsewhere, Hilary and Ivy continue to remain the leaders of the influencer house, leading to Hilary going after Ivy to make a decision that she believes is best for the house. Elsewhere, there are new developments in Phil and Geoffrey’s somewhat mended friendship, while Will and Lisa’s love story may not be over yet.
Here are some of the biggest takeaways we have following Season 2’s third episode, “Compromised”:
Will and Lisa have unfinished business
I know you saw it! Sparks still fly between Will and Lisa. If things go the way they did in the original series, we can expect the two to be together sooner or later, but let’s just focus on the reboot for now. In the third episode, Will and Lisa clash in the hallways of Bel-Air Academy while Lisa checks if it’s okay for her to come to the Bank Mansion to help with the protest for Mrs. Hughes. It’s an awkward but sweet moment between the two that leads to Lisa stopping by Carlton’s and seeing what’s up with the new and more confident Will. Sure, it’s only been a few episodes since Will called for a break in their relationship, but if you thought the romance between them was over, this scene showed that she’s still alive — if only in a small degree.
Hilary and Ivy’s chronicles get worse before they get better
We saw that coming early in the season. Hilary and Ivy have yet to see eye to eye since they teamed up to take over the influencer house. Ivy is focused on using the house to further her brand, while Hilary wants to outsource and use the talent of the influencer house to bring in big brands that will add value to her and the house. In The Compromised, Hilary and Ivy’s business relationship deteriorates as Hilary struggles to get Ivy to hear her out about a deal with the Simply Spiked team. When Hilary finally catches Ivy, her proposal for the drink deal is turned down in favor of Ivy’s desire to focus solely on her “H2Ivy” drink. A frustrated Hilary decides to go ahead and close the deal despite Ivy’s decision. It won’t end well, but we’ll just have to wait and see how things develop between the two. Surely it will only get worse before it gets better.
Phil and Geoffrey don’t trust each other
Geoffrey is back at the Banks mansion, and while things may seem normal, that is far from the case. In the fourth episode of this season, Geoffrey is in Phil’s office looking for something in the desk drawers. He even goes so far as to try to access a password-protected file on Phil’s computer. His quest is cut short when Phil enters the room, but things get even weirder after Geoffrey leaves. With Geoffrey gone, Phil nervously checks his desk and laptop. Look, it doesn’t take the smartest person in the room to realize that Phil has something he’s hiding from Geoffrey, and Geoffrey is determined to find it. The overarching note is that Phil and Geoffrey don’t fully trust each other, although the duo made things right from the first-season episodes.
Will doesn’t understand Carlton as much as he should
Before this episode in the Bel Air series, Will seemed unaware of the anxiety issues Carlton is struggling with. However, in “Compromised,” Phils pulls Will aside and asks him to keep an eye on Carlton. It comes after Phil and Vivian decided to lower the dosage of Carlton’s anxiety medication. Still, Will seems to brush aside the heaviness of this conversation by saying that everything Carlton does is weird. Though Phil and Will come to terms, Will seems to prioritize his own desires over checking for signs of trouble with Carlton. Despite his discomfort, Will urges Carlton to lead the protest for Mrs. Hughes. Carlton is under pressure from both sides. The BSU wants him to give the speech, while some teachers and the administration want him to catch up with the protest. Instead of relieving that pressure, Will added by getting Carlton to go through with the plan, oblivious to his misgivings and hesitations. The only hope is that by the end of the episode, Will will see the reason for Carlton’s intense stress. Additionally, there is hope that Will will be more mindful of Carlton in the future so they can be the strong and united duo they both want to be.
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