The penultimate episode of the first season of Disney’s Big Shot arrives on Disney+ this Friday and sees Coach Korn heading back to College for an interview to return to teaching men’s basketball.
The college pulls out the red carpet for him, with his own dedicated parking spot, banners in the arena and much more. It’s exactly what Coach Korn wanted….or is it?
They wine and dine him, wanting to use his reputation to boost their college. They want people to fear that at any given moment, he’ll toss a chair at the referee in a fit of rage. But as we’ve seen over the past few episodes, Marvyn isn’t the same person. He’s mellowed out, he’s been enjoying a lighter side of life, and this whole episode is about him getting that offer and being conflicted.
There are plenty of other developments within this episode, with Destiny struggling to come to terms with discovering her aunt is actually her mother and basketball isn’t as important to her right now.
After last weeks big moment between Harper and Mouse finally getting together, we don’t really get much of a development of that storyline, which is a shame, but in reality, Mouse hasn’t really been much more than a sidekick throughout the whole show, so hopefully, she gets a chance to shine soon.
One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about this series is that it feels like a traditional TV show, it’s not just about the teenage issues, it’s mainly about the adults at the school, which makes the show so much more enjoyable because of this it. While other Disney+ drama series focus on the kids, “Big Shot” is just more grown-up. It still has its fair share of teenage issues, but it’s about how Coach Korn deals with them, rather than the students.
Overall, episode 9 of “Big Shot” is pretty solid. As you would expect with any show heading into the finale, that penultimate episode is all about taking everything from the rest of the series and getting characters into place for the finale. I can’t wait to see where this series goes. While this episode isn’t the best, it instantly made me want to watch the finale, which means it its job perfectly.
Rating 3.5 out of 5