The Gathering Storm
Cassie and Charles argue over their trust issues when he finds out she wants to apply to Pratt even though they agreed to go to college together nearby. He explodes at her when the video with Julian ends up online, saying he definitely doesn’t trust her anymore. It eventually comes out that he spent the night on Sage’s couch while Cassie was in New York, which sends Cassie into a tailspin since he was putting all the blame on her. They decide it might be best to take a break, which neither of them is totally ok with ], but it seems to be the best option. Lizzie’s part in the musical is taken away as punishment when the Principal learns of the text she sent to Sylvia at the beginning of school when Marta and Angie tricked her. With Andrew’s help, she tries to find Sylvia to help clear her name. Sylvia is home because her mom won’t let her return to school for fear that she will have another breakdown from the situation. Lizzie gets Angie to tell the truth about the text, which helps Sylvia stand up to her mom. Nat Ray returns from the war and has PTS issues. Tay tries to help him, but he realizes Nat Ray might need more than that. Tay also helps Jenn solve the mystery of what is making her, and the rest of the neighborhood, sick. They trace it back to the clinic when Brianna also gets sick. After CDC looks into it, they realize it’s actually being caused from rat droppings in the crack house that are now in the soil at the garden. Eddie gets Cyd out of jail on parole in hopes that she can help him figure out where the money in the attic actually came from once and for all.