High school is ending soon, and All American is tackling what it means for its main characters to move forward. Do they attend college? Will their relationships survive long distances? “Show Me a Good Time” addresses the group’s upcoming departure from high school and what it means for their futures.
All American tests Jordan and Simone’s romance by questioning if they can survive a long-distance relationship. Simone’s decision to go to Bringston, along with preparing her for the spinoff, All American: Homecoming, suggests things may not be easy for Jordan and Simone after graduation.
The beginnings of this are suggested when Simone learns that a tennis competition occurs on the same weekend as prom. So naturally, Simone must do what is best for her future, and even though the duo complete the episode believing they will make it through the distance, it may be up for debate once they grasp what separation truly feels like.
Coop and Patience are also questioning the future of their relationship. Lack of communication has recently become an issue for the long-time couple, and they finally sit down and discuss the problems piling up. Will they remain a couple far into the future? Time will tell. But, in the present, Coop and Patience are addressing their concerns to keep their romance the best it can be.
But, romances are not the only thing getting questioned.
Asher has needed to re-evaluate his future after losing professional football as an option. However, his prospects might be far closer to his dream than he imagined. Coaching is still a possibility for Asher, and as JJ has reinforced the idea that Asher has those talents, perhaps Asher will jump at the chance.
To acknowledge where the group is in their lives at the current moment, they record a time capsule with their hopes and plan on reuniting years into the future to see if anything came true.
As the future comes closer and the inevitability of change becomes prominent, friendships, romances, and dreams may shift. The future is a mystery, but All American addresses the possibility of moving forward and growing with a hopeful perspective. Things may change, but that does not mean the group will lose each other as they grow.