Warning: This story accommodates spoilers for the Monday, March 27, season 2 finale of All American: Homecoming.
Going out with a bang! All American: Homecoming’s season 2 finale featured no scarcity of plot twists — with one of many episode’s largest surprises being what actually occurred between Simone and Damon.
The finale, which aired on Monday, March 27, shocked viewers by revealing that Simone (Geffri Maya) and Damon (Peyton Alex Smith) slept collectively after the hit CW sequence beforehand insinuated that the 2 merely shared a kiss. The emotional-turned-physical bond the pair have shared left Simone — who’s presently relationship Lando (Martin Bobb-Semple) — up within the air about who she ought to select.
Whereas Simon and Damon, referred to by viewers as “Dimone,” have been a fan-favorite couple for the reason that present premiered in February 2022, Maya, 28, nonetheless isn’t positive the timing is correct for the duo to leap into one thing critical.
“I believe it wouldn’t be the time for them to get collectively solely as a result of each of them have so many issues they need to work out in their very own private lives,” the Non-public Observe alum solely informed Us Weekly forward of the finale. “Studying the finale and watching the finale have been, like, two totally different experiences. With the ability to see Damon form of open the door along with his father and get within the groove of truly constructing an actual bond that basically means quite a bit to him, you’ll be able to’t actually have something infiltrate that, particularly on high of sports activities and him looking for his personal groove.”
Maya added that with Simone, she’s “on this new area” along with her collegiate expertise and “regaining her vitality and vigor with tennis” together with discovering her personal path and becoming a member of a sorority. It’s a journey she could must do solo, particularly after her breakup from All American’s Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) — one thing Maya insists her character has “undoubtedly” moved on from.
“She’s coming to phrases along with her relationship with herself, and with love, and questioning that. And with [her sorority] PKZ and the connection she’s constructed with these girls,” she shared with Us. “It may not be time to concentrate on [Damon]. Particularly as a result of the gravitational maintain he has.”
Simone’s love life wasn’t the one bomb dropped in Monday’s finale. JR (Sylvestor Powell) tackled well being points (seemingly attributable to his anemia) and Nate (Rhoyle Ivy King) received her presidential marketing campaign. Essentially the most stunning twist, nonetheless, got here within the closing moments of the episode when it was revealed that Marcus (Cory Hardict) — who’s relationship Amara (Kelly Jenrette) — is definitely married.
Marqui Jackson, co-showrunner of Homecoming, defined to Us that the concept for a secret spouse took place when the present realized it wanted to “shake” Marcus and Amara up.
“No couple might be blissful perpetually,” Jackson quipped. “So it simply felt like a extremely distinctive alternative. As a result of there’s a lot about Marcus we nonetheless don’t know. Despite the fact that we do know slightly bit about his psychological well being journey, I believe it was simply the joy of like attending to be taught one thing new about him, one thing sudden that’s out of character.”
Creator and co-showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, in the meantime, famous that there are “misplaced years in [Marcus’] character” that haven’t been accounted for — however promised that every one shall be defined if All American: Homecoming will get greenlit for a season 3.
“He left and was drafted professionally. He was enjoying within the minors and had this damage earlier than he may very well be referred to as as much as the majors,” she informed Us. “However there was all the time these few years that even Amara can’t totally account for as a result of he’s pushed her away. So it was all the time an attention-grabbing area the place we have been going to return again at some point and need to fill these years. Proper. how did he develop into [the] particular person [he is now] from the star baseball participant in faculty? How does he develop into such a clever, calming, grounded model of himself?”
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