We take it back to the high school days on this weeks Baby Daddy as Riley and Danny are being honored with their own trophy cases at the school and Ben admits that he never actually graduated high school.
Since Riley is still really mad at Danny, its no surprise that they’re both being honored as athletes by their old high school. I mean really, what are the odds. Riley gets upset when she sees that her trophy case is by the “stoners” bathroom, across from Sam’s – her arch nemesis. However, she gloats in the fact that she finds a picture of Sam with a HUGE nose. Instead of being the bigger person, Riley decides to make fun of Sam for it and the girls surprisingly bond over the fact that they both made fun of each other in high school.
That’s when Riley realizes, Sam isn’t that bad after all. In fact, they actually get along really well which is funny because this 100% happens in real life all the time. You only ever hate anyone because you want to be them or be friends with them. Danny knows nothing good can come of this so he decides to turn them against each other, but when they figure out his plan, they turn on his. That’s when Danny does the right thing and actually moves both of their trophy cases to the front of the school so that it is “fair.” What a sweetheart. Maybe this means Sam won’t actually move out of Ben’s place after all?
At this point, I don’t think Ben cares considering he’s hooking up with his old biology teacher. This dude just gets all the women. After Ben admits that he never got his diploma, Bonnie forces him to go retake that biology test he missed. That’s when he realizes that his mother also never graduated because she too missed the biology exam – although she had a better reason, she was giving birth.
The teacher, who is hot for Ben, agrees to let them retake the test and while Ben promises to ace it fair and square, Bonnie threatens to expose Tucker’s secret unless he helps her cheat. He steals the test answers for her but of course, the teacher catches on and switches the test, claiming that Ben lured her in with his charms to cheat. Throughout the exam, Ben really uses his knowledge while Tucker feeds Bonnie answers from the vents above…. that is until he comes crashing through the ceiling at the end of the exam. Honestly, why does Tucker go through with these crazy plans for Bonnie?
So while Bonnie may have failed, Ben passed with a 69%… go figure. And even got lucky with the teacher. Just another day in the life of Ben.
Baby Daddy – Daddy’s Girl (6×11)
Who else felt a bit jipped by that Baby Daddy series finale?
Ben and the gang were up to their usual shenanigans and not even the birth of Riley and Danny’s first child could keep the tone serious. It may have been a great 100th episode, but it lacked the closure we needed. I guess I’m not content with just knowing things will go on as usual in the Wheeler household but on the plus side, all the “loose ends” were tied up.
Riley had few false labors, which prompted Danny to be very overprotective since the doctor said she could “explode” any minute. The only time he left her side was when he realized he had to get her a push present. Don’t worry, Tucker knows a guy. Seriously dudes, don’t ever think a puppy is an appropriate present. Like Bonnie said, you want her to raise BOTH at the same time? “Even I don’t hate Riley that much.”
Ben promised to be there for Riley in case Danny didn’t make it to the birth but he was also dealing with Emma’s first recital, which caused her to for the first time, inquire about her mother. Ben felt a little jaded that he wasn’t “enough” for his daughter but she eventually agreed to perform with him, which gifted us with Ben proving that he’s THE sweetest father by singing and dancing to “Sweet Pea.”
Unfortunately, he didn’t get to perform at the recital because Riley went into labor at that very moment and he had to rush her to the hospital, which also meant he wouldn’t get to run into Elle, the girl of his dreams.
Having Ben in the delivery room for his ex Riley was kind of like the show coming full circle, since he never got to witness Emma’s birth. While it was adorable that he was such a good brother, I felt like there was a lack of Danny and Riley chemistry, even during the birth. In fact, it seemed like Ben and Elle finally running into each other because she was going to deliver Riley’s baby(as a soon-to-be-doctor might I add) overshadowed the actual delivery, which by the way, would NEVER be that quick and painless. When I say I felt like the finale was glossed over, I don’t think they even named the baby. Seriously, what did they name it?
To sum it all up, Riley cleared Brad of charges and got him out of jail, Riley and Danny became parents, Tucker got a job working for the judge’s new show by throwing around catchy rhymes and Ben found the girl of his dreams, but it was lackluster. They didn’t have any connection, they simply talked and he confided in Emma that if things went well, she might possibly become her full-time mom, which seemed rather selfish. And Emma didn’t even need it because like she said, Ben was enough.
I know the series and the cast weren’t prepared for an end but I just feel like there was so much more story to tell – I wish we had the opportunity to see Riley and Danny become parents, Elle and Ben’s relationship flourish and Emma and her cousin bond. Maybe that’s just me hoping we had more time because 5 seasons were not enough.
Baby Daddy, a show written off way too soon. All that’s left is Young and Hungry as my guilty pleasure.
Baby Daddy – You Cruise, You Lose (6×08)
Baby Daddy brought all the feels on this week’s episode with a surprise wedding for Danny and Riley.
Who would have thought that a wedding would actually happen without any interference? It’s rare for the Freeform comedy but definitely a welcome change. It almost seemed like everything was reversed, with Danny and Riley taking their honeymoon before the nuptials.
The two of them embarked on the cruise Mrs. Wheeler bought for her and Brad, before he was sent to prison. While you’d imagine a vacation to be relaxing, nothing about it was smooth sailing. And that isn’t because Bonnie somehow finagled her way into a room next to the lovebirds after Danny specifically asked her not to.
Danny was focused on trying to convince Riley to marry him for most of the trip while Riley was focused on eating and winning every competition. When Riley finally figured it all out, she wasn’t impressed by any of his romantic gestures but instead annoyed that he’d been distant and ignored her the whole time.
Back at home, Ben was ambushed at the bar by a girl named Annabelle in a wedding dress. Right before she walked down the aisle, she heard that her mystery man, her soulmate, the man who she had several meaningful encounters with, finally came for her.
The problem? Ben had no idea who this girl was. This girl literally took a few run-ins with Ben to mean that they were soulmates, just like he’d done with Elle, who for the record, he’s still looking for.
Annabelle decided not to go through with the wedding and went on a date with Ben instead. That’s when she realized, Ben wasn’t as awesome as she’d imagined. She ruined a good relationship for something she thought up in her head.
Ben decided to help Annabelle out and persuaded her fiancee to take her back but then, the wedding still didn’t happen. This girl simply had a case of cold feet, or she watched Runaway Bride too many times. Moral of the story – Ben should stop doing nice things.
On their way back from the vacation, Riley assumed the bar was decorated for their wedding and finally told Danny to give it a rest. This time, she really pushed him past his breaking point – who knew he had one – and realized, she was looking at it all wrong. Danny didn’t care if she was pregnant, or what she was wearing, he just wanted to marry her.
So with the help of the Wheelers and Tucker, Riley decorated their apartment with anything and everything she could find in the $5 Target aisle I presume and the two of them finally tied the knot.
Now that Riley and Danny had their happy ending, will Ben ever find his true love?
Baby Daddy – The Third Wheeler (6×06)
Ben took a break from trying to find his mystery girl Elle this week to rekindle his friendship with Riley, who he felt pretty distant from lately.
Ben’s distraction came in handy however, considering Riley was doing everything possible to stay away from Danny, who became obsessed with a new baby book and feeding her “kale” to make the baby stronger. Yep, that’ll do it.
It’s refreshing to see Ben and Riley’s relationship turn from friendly to romantic to basically “bro and sis.” Aside from getting lost in the woods and eating all the jerky, Riley finally confided in Ben that she was terrified about becoming a mom but more importantly, about not disappointing Danny who she felt was putting a lot of pressure on her to be perfect.
It’s fitting that Ben would be the friend she turns to in time of need considering he’s “ben there, done that.” From his experience no one is perfect and a book will definitely not teach you about parenting. But Ben, like we, knows that Riley will be a good mom though because she’s been there for him and Emma since day 1. If she was willing to stick around and help raise a girl that wasn’t even hers, there’s no doubt that she’d do right by her own child.
Throughout the hike, Danny continued being “obsessed” with Riley and followed them to make sure everything was ok. His intentions were in the right place but he just went about it all wrong. I swear, this show makes him so much stupider than I think the character really is, which is upsetting because it casts a shadow over all the things he really does because of the goodness of his heart. And no one can blame him for hiding out in poison ivy – it’s happened to the best of us.
As for Bonnie and Tucker, the two teamed up once again, this time to help free Brad from jail. Brad swears that Bonnie’s boss Louis set him up and was the mastermind behind the whole scheme and Bonnie, wanting to get her man back, sets out to prove it. She does everything from getting shocked by Tucker’s 11-year-old spy kit, to dressing up as a nun at the confessional, to sticking a phone in her boobs to seduce Louis and make him confess. When he finally does, Brad forgives him and Tucker fails to get it on camera – predictable Tucker move.
All in all, the episode won in finally spending some time nurturing that bond we loved so much between Riley and Ben. Ben might be all sorts of messed up but he’s always been a great friend, brother and father so I’m glad the show put emphasis on it.
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