‘All American’ Season 3 Finale Recap: Is [Spoiler] Dead or alive?

Unbeknownst to Coop, Mo has been orchestrating her downfall throughout the season, culminating in an attempt to have Coop arrested for drug possession during Monday’s finale. But Coop could see that her new merchandise manager, Andre, was up to something, and she found the drugs he tried to sneak into her Vegas tour bus before the vehicle had even left town.

That evening, after the tour bus was stopped and searched by the DEA, Coop paid a visit to Mo and revealed that she had been watching Andre all along, foiling Mo’s plan to put Coop in jail. Mo then pointed a gun at Coop, and Coop tried to convince her that avenging Tyrone would only cause Mo more grief; Of course, Coop knew that better than anyone.

A tearful Mo initially lowered her gun, prompting Coop to ask, “Are we all right now?” Then Mo raised her weapon again to Coop – and although Preach intervened at the last minute to shoot Mo from behind with his own pistol, Coop revealed to Preach that she too had been shot in the abdomen. Preach ran to Coop and tried to keep her conscious as she was losing a lot of blood… and the episode ended when he tried to save her.

Elsewhere in the final…

All American Season 3 Finale* Spencer and Jordan were both invited to play in the Platinum All-American game, an event reserved only for the best high school soccer players. But when Spencer revealed to Coach Baker that he had practiced with Jordan for weeks — before Jordan was medically cleared to return to the field — Coach Baker was deeply disappointed and betrayed.

Worse, just before the state championship game, Beverly High and South Crenshaw broke up into a huge fistfight for a number of reasons: Crenshaw was mad at Spencer for helping Jordan practice, Jordan was also angry with Spencer for spilling the beans to Coach Baker, JJ and Jordan disagreed over who should be the quarterback, yadda yadda yadda. Fortunately, with some lies from Coach Baker and Coach Montes that the fistfight wasn’t that violent, the championship game was held as planned, although we didn’t actually see the game take place before the episode ended.

* In other disappointing football developments, Asher learned that he has a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, and it prevents him from ever playing the sport again. Even Coach Montes is crying over the news!

* Layla kindly suggests to Carrie that she should visit her parents, if only to reassure them that she is safe and sound; Layla even agrees to accompany Carrie on the visit, en route to a mini-vacation at Layla’s father’s house in Tahoe. But before she and Layla leave, Carrie writes a suicide note that she leaves on the counter, implying that Layla plans to kill herself as well. Layla’s father finds the note and tries to call Layla… but he finds his daughter’s cell phone in the trash, where Carrie has clearly hidden it.

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