here you go!!!!

oh man!!! Season 1 is so weird to watch now! I know some people said it wasn’t so good in the beginning but I kind of miss it! It got so serious in the later seasons.

Anyway this episode is the one where Trey tries to get a part time job so he can buy one of those razor scooters (shut up they were cool at the time!!) to impress Julia, the cute girl at school! So he starts working at this one fast food place, and finds out they make everything there out of fried fish?? and he gets creeped out, but is sort of okay since he is not really a fish but a sea creature or something.

Anyway the boss is kind of creepy? Like he keeps giving weird looks at Trey (which of course the fandom has translated into a ton of fics?? I mean ship whatever you want but it creeps me out!!!) and we find out he’s a were-bear!! And he ends up trying to lure trey into a deep fryer because bears eat fish?? And it’s like this giant horrifying fight with a deep fryer behind them and it was SO TENSE!

Anyway Trey uses his merman strength to fend him off, but then he gets stuck in the freezer?? Like the guy was pushing him backwards and he hid in there, I don’t know. But it’s BAD NEWS because his merman blood has more H2O in it than human blood so he might freeze and his powers are going away because he is so cold!!!! and of course there is a commercial break there UGH!!!!

Luckily the B-plot involves Carlos trying to get into the newspaper club, and he’s trying to solve this mystery involving all these dead fish found at the reservoir to prove he has journalistic chops, cus nobody takes him seriously!! So he’s like sneaking around and sees the bear guy eating fish like he’s starving, cus like, I guess it’s hard for a werebear to find enough fish to eat?? So he follows him to work and like, is making all these hilarious quips, but when he sees him like, push Trey into the back room right before their big fight he’s like ‘OH NO!’ and rushes in with this giant plastic fish mascot from outside the place, and manages to knock out the were-bear guy and break the lock on the freezer open!!

Anyway then Trey is like ‘what if he saw me use my powers during that fight!!!’ but luckily Carlos got distracted by a hot babe or something.  So they bring the werebear to the cops and luckily they don’t notice anything weird so Trey’s secret is safe!!!1 And Carlos writes about it and gets into the newspaper! Which sets up stuff for the big School Election Scandal plotline later!! And I don’t know how Trey makes the money for his razor scoter after that? Cus he definitely has one in episode 5. Whatever! I’m kind of sad that Kristy wasn’t in this episode, but I mean, she had to practice for the scholastic decathlon/the actress who played her had a baby (btw the behind the scenes photos of the cast with her kid are SO. CUTE.)

Anyway it was only an okay episode? Like watching it again it’s kind of not as good as season 3 or 4, and even the Carlos lines are less funny, but they were just getting into the swing of things! I was really distracted by the actor originally playing the Journalism teacher though, totally different from the Mr. Penderghast we love from season 2!! And now that I think of it, the fish fast food plotline is kind of like in the muppet movie, with the whole ‘you are the food’ thing. Wow, teen merman writers, stop cribbing plot lines from movies! this is not the first time it’s happened!)