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Recap: In 'Astrid & Lilly Save the World' Ep. 2, a little monster hunting does wonders for our heroes' confidence
A monster attacks bullies at school. Will Astrid and Lilly decide to join her or defeat her?
After last week's coup defeating the Tearjerker and saving a couple lives (their own included), Astrid (Jana Morrison) and Lilly (Samantha Aucoin) are rightfully feeling like they've got a new lease on life. They're walking a bit taller, smiling a bit wider, and setting their sights at school a bit higher.
Unfortunately, the universe isn't fully reciprocating the good vibes just yet, and in this week's episode of Astrid & Lilly Save the World, our heroes collide hard with the reality that not everyone is ready to accept the new them.
No matter. They've got a job to do, and they're going to do it, no matter what school, society, or the supernatural throw their way.
**SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers ahead for Astrid & Lilly Save the World Season 1, Episode 2, "Teeth.**
After a dark night, a new day dawns for Astrid and Lilly, and they're determined to parlay their boosted confidence into some social capital. But just as they're entering the high school, a rift in the sky opens over their principal and vice principal, discharging a brown goo on their heads. As punishment for their supposed malfeasance, Astrid and Lilly get to set up and break down the extra curricular fair.
And the fair is popping. Lilly signs up for yearbook under the tutelage of Jonas; Astrid's mom chastises her for getting into trouble with the principal, and threatens bible study group as punishment; and Val (Christina Orjala), another student, signs up to apprentice the elusive Furniture Lady. It's the perfect marriage of education, religion, and industry.
While Astrid and Lilly are tearing down the fair at the end of a long day, their classmate Andy (Kyle Guerrero), who was supposed to be helping them, has gone missing. When the monster hunters' super senses start tingling, they go looking for Andy; but instead of a person, they find a mess of pinkish goo and some sneakers. Andy's dead.
The pair then go to Brutus's (Olivier Renaud) pad later that night, and he tells them that the solar flares from the morning, and the goo in the evening are indications that a new monster has crossed into their realm: the Razor. The Razor is female, has thousands of sharp teeth, embodies human form, and feeds off testosterone, which she harvests from her male victims.
What can vanquish this horrible-sounding monster, you ask? What else but a magic oboe, which Brutus provides them with.
So who could this Razor in strange lady's clothing be? It turns out that she's Furniture Lady, and she's using Val to help lure strapping jocks to her showroom under the pretext of needing their help to move furniture. Instead of moving the furniture, Furniture Lady aka Razor moves the poor souls into her toothy mouth — and then spits out the gooey leftovers.
After a few more awkward encounters with the school authorities, Astrid gets grounded, leaving Lilly alone to pursue the Razor. While snapping some photos at a soccer match, Lilly trains her camera on Furniture Lady in the bleachers, ostensibly scouting her next victim. When Candace (Julia Doyle) tells Lilly that Tate (Kolton Stewart) canceled their date in order to help Furniture Lady with some furniture, Lilly puts the pieces together, calls Astrid, and heads for Furniture Lady's furniture store.
At the store, Tate has double canceled, this time on Furniture Lady, and to slake her appetite Furniture Lady goes to devour Val. But just in time Astrid and Lilly show up, tooting the valiant oboe. Of course, bereft of the knowledge of how to play it, Astrid's tooting is nothing more than honking, and she has to pause before her ears bleed.
The Razor takes advantage of the lull to play on our heroes' insecurities: Wouldn't they rather live in a world without all these muscle-bound jocks humiliating them? Why don't they form an alliance to eliminate those high-T alpha males? Astrid and Lilly seriously consider Razor's proposal; but when she tries to make a getaway, they realize it was nothing but a ruse, and they reprise the oboe serenade.
The Razor is reduced to a puddle of goo, and Astrid and Lilly collect a few teeth, toss them in the vessel, and head out. Two out of ten monsters down, and the unscathed Astrid and Lilly are brimming with confidence. So much so that Astrid plucks up the courage to ask her crush Sparrow (Spencer Macpherson) out on a date.
And he accepts.
Find out what happens next in next week's new episode of Astrid & Lilly Save the World, premiering on Wed., Feb. 9 at 10/9c.