Atypical 3 Recap
Atypical is a comedy drama series that focuses on a 19 year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder, Sam Garnder. The show’s third season drew critical acclaim and a wider audience because of its unique plot twists and character explorations. Fans of the show will appreciate how well-developed the characters are and how relatable their motivations are. The show’s uplifting theme of acceptance is especially resonant with audiences.
Season two of Atypical continues from the first. Doug and Elsa still have to deal with the aftermath of Elsa’s extramarital affair. This has caused rifts in the family and damaged the relationship between Elsa, her children and Doug. Casey is now starting high school but struggles to fit in with her new classmates and academic environment. Sam is currently looking for a new therapist, having cut ties with Amy Okuda. He is also trying to figure out his future plans.
This season of Atypical continues the storyline from season two. Doug and Elsa have been in a sham marriage since the beginning of the series. They are still trying to decide if they should forgive each other or start over. Elsa still tries to get Doug back after he decided to leave Megan, his wife, and move on with Megan. This season is likely to continue to explore these issues and hopefully the relationship will resolve.
Atypical, as mentioned, is a character-driven series with strong performances and compelling writing. The camerawork is a little shaky, but the performances and writing make up for it. Atypical season three is consistently enjoyable, but there are still some things to be worried about. One of these is the absence of a solid conclusion to the series. The finale of the third season is not enough for Atypical to be a success.
Aside from Sam’s relationship with Zahid, the show also introduces a new side character in Paige, who struggles with asserting her identity in the workplace. Paige’s character is becoming more interesting as the season progresses. The finale of Atypical will be full of emotions and comedy, and it is likely to be equally heart-warming. Some episodes are hilarious, but others are more emotional.
After getting his “C” on his ethics paper, Sam takes a trip to Theo’s parents to apologize. Paige takes Sam’s notebook and pros and cons lists. She sneaks off during dinner, where Sam sees her and asks her to be his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Paige learns about Doug’s past relationship with Theo and Izzie, and Doug and Holly fall out over Theo.
The episode opens with Paige and Sam arguing. After Elsa asks Sam to go to Antarctica with her, Sam confronts Elsa. But the latter tries unsuccessfully to stop him. Julia and Doug argue about Paige’s boyfriend. In the meantime, Elsa and Doug argue over the drawing. However, Paige and Sam make up, and the episode ends with the two getting a warning from Zahid.