With the bid video completed, Coach and the squad celebrate their success—but they quickly learn that sometimes good things come with a price.
On Top of the World
During the squad’s celebration at Coach’s house for killing it with their bid video, Addy feels so hopeful about her future that she gives Coach her “good luck” Hamsa bracelet, which Beth notices Coach wearing the next day. But luckily for Addy, Beth is more focused on Friday night’s party at the Playland Motel, especially since Addy is game to join.
Coach tries to get her girls in fighting shape to record their bid video for regionals, which just entrenches the battle lines deeper within the squad, while Addy becomes more intimate with—and even more of an accomplice to—Colette and Will’s relationship.
Addy’s New Secret Job
Tension between Addy and Beth begins to mount after they catch Coach French and Sarge Will together at Lanvers Peak, while Addy allows herself to be drawn into the secret couple’s confidence.
White Sneakers, Beige Carpet, Red Blood
In a flash-forward, someone in white cheer sneakers tiptoes across a carpeted floor at night as a pool of blood spreads outward …
“Support your girl.”
Welcome to Sutton Grove. Even though it’s a small town in the Midwest, the high school girls who live there -- especially those on the cheerleading squad -- have big ambitions. And some of them will stop at nothing to get what they want, even if it means losing everything. As Addy Hanlon says, “It was f---ing beautiful until it went too far.”
‘There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls.’
Once a star cheerleader herself, Coach Colette French (Willa Fitzgerald) is now a rising-star high school cheerleading coach with a reputation for building winning squads. Young, beautiful and charismatic, she exudes a deep, enigmatic movie-star cool, but she can't stop herself from taking risks, with the squad and in her personal life.