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Hellcats: A World Full of Strangers

Marti Perkins, a law student at Lancer University, discovers that her scholarship has been canceled and her well-meaning but irresponsible mother, Wanda has neglected to inform her. Broke and out of options, Marti realizes the only way she can stay in school is to win a place on the Hellcats - Lancer's legendary cheer squad - and the scholarship that comes with it. Despite a confrontation with the Hellcats peppy team captain, Savannah, Marti wins over coach Vanessa Lodge, makes the squad and is thrust into a competitive world unlike anything she has ever known. With her best friend Dan by her side, Marti navigates her new world as a cheerleader and Savannah's new roommate, while trying to avoid any interaction with squad member Alice Verdura, who is instantly jealous when she realizes that Marti has caught the eye of Alice's ex-boyfriend Lewis Flynn

Source: The CW


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Wednesday September 08th, 2010


Alternate Airdates:

Sweden Mar 13, 2011

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Aaron Douglas
As Bill Curran
Recurring
Crystal Balint
As Security Guard
Recurring
D.B. Woodside
As Derrick Altman
Recurring
Gerald Wong
As Darwin
Recurring
Jeff Hephner
As Red Raymond
Recurring
Michael Daingerfield
As Announcer
Recurring
Nathalie Marrable
As Dancer
Recurring
Ryan Kennedy (1)
As Jake Harrow
Recurring
Victor Formosa
As Pub Patron
Recurring
Main Cast
Matt Barr
As Dan Patch
Heather Hemmens
As Alice Verdura
Robbie Jones
As Lewis Flynn
Sharon Leal
As Vanessa Lodge
Alyson Michalka
As Marti Perkins
Ashley Tisdale
As Savannah Monroe
Gail O'Grady
As Wanda Perkins

Recap

The show opens with Marti Perkins narrating about her life and that she is a law student. She talks about how Lancer University’s cheerleaders, the “Hellcats”, are the icon of the school because of the football team. She sits next to Dan, who is watching the cheerleaders. They make jokes on which one Dan wants and they see one of the cheerleaders, Alice, fall and get hurt. Dan laughs about it but Marti tells that she is really hurt. She tells that she has to go and rides home. When she gets home, she sees that there is a Past Due notice on the dresser from Lancer University. Marti rides over to her mom, Wanda’s, work and shows the past due notice. Wanda tells that they send out the Past Due notice to scare her but Marti tells that they are going to bar her from classes if she doesn’t pay it. Wanda tells that they can’t do that and tells Marti to find out why because she is the law student. Marti tells that she only has two days to get an appeal in and leaves. ..

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alexandra BurkeBroken Heels 
Black Eyed Peas Travis Barker RemixPump It 
Bow Wow Wow Razed In Black RemixI Want Candy 
CartelThe Perfect Mistake 
Hot Chelle RaeI Like to Dance 
Kate EarlNobody 
Lady AntebellumNeed you now 
MikaWe Are Golden 
Nikka CostaTill I Get You 
Phoenix1901 
Pretty Little ProblemPopstar 
Shiny Toy GunsGhost Town 
TrainHey, Soul Sister 


Episode Quotes
Savannah: (about cheerleaders) We are an internationally recognized competitive sport. We spend twenty hours a week practicing. We bench press twice our body weight and run a seven minute mile. We could be with broken thumbs and twisted ankles, smiling through the pain. We are athletes.
Marti: Back in Dollywood, maybe



Cultural References
Marty uses a DVD of "Bring it On" to prepare for auditions

Marti: (to Dan) Freemasons put pyramids on money, giving us (pauses) Dan Brown.

Marti states a pervading myth that the "eye in the pyramid" (The Great Seal of the United States) on back of the dollar bill is a Freemason symbol. She connects this to the author of the best selling book The Lost Symbol published in September, 2009. Written by Dan Brown as a sequel to his best seller The Da Vinci Code, the book delves into the world of Freemasonry and involves a mystery with a pyramid at its core.

Marti: Save the cheerleaders, save the scholarship.

This is a reference to the tagline for the TV series show Heroes: "Save the cheerleader, save the world."



Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Murphy (2)
Executive ProducerAllan Arkush  |  Tom Welling
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
 
Warning: Hellcats season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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