Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, has decided he is ready for romance. In order to start dating — and hopefully find love — Sam will need to be more independent, which also sends his mother on her own life-changing path. She and the rest of Sam’s family, including a scrappy sister and a father seeking a better understanding of his son, must adjust to change and explore what it means to be “normal.”
Queer Plotline Timeline
In season two, Sam’s sister, Casey, gets recruited to join the track team at the fancy Clayton Preparatory School. There she becomes friends with Izzie, the captain of the track team and they develop an intense friendship. In season three, Izzie and Casey finally kiss and start a relationship which lasts even after Casey leaves the school.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 2 Episode 10 - "Ernest Shackleton's Rules for Survival" Casey and Izzie drive four towns away to get Slurpies. In the car, Casey tells Izzie that she had sex with her boyfriend Evan for the second time and she does love him, but then she says, "Sometimes a thing just feels so right." Izzie and Casey then slowly hold hands and the episode ends in a big cliffhanger.
- Season 3 Episode 7 - "Shrinkage" - Izzie and Casey finally kiss.