Young Rock season 1 sees Dwayne Johnson High School having the perfect first date, only to ruin it with a violent act.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Young Rock Episode 2, “On the road again.”
NBC Young stone finds teenager Dwayne Johnson (Bradley Constant) doing the moves after his family moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the ’80s. However, despite having to work at a pizzeria to help his parents pay the bills, He has never wavered in his main ambition: to get a date with the conceited Karen.
Now, in the latest episode, Dwayne finally gets a date with Karen, and while she’s perfect, she quickly turns violent and sets up the ruin of her high school life.
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In “On the Road Again,” Dwayne and his best friend, Gabe, panic when the girls come to their joint for pizza. However, Dwayne decides to do so, following his father’s advice on romance. He wastes little time and makes some cheesy jokes about muscles, foreshadowing his Hollywood career. And while it looks like they’re going to shut it down, it turns out that Karen loves his cheesy attitude and agrees to trade phone numbers. Dwayne’s confidence is through the roof, so he decides to take her to a wrestling showcase with his father the next day, unaware that his father outbid him.
It turns out that the event is inside a flea market, but when Karen asks him to leave, Rock becomes attached to his father and tells him that he would never abandon his family. Dwayne doesn’t care if she now knows he’s poor because he has to stay true to himself. Surprisingly, Karen chooses to stay and ends up loving the show. The excitement of bodies hitting the carpet, heels fighting faces, and almost everything Rocky does in the ring captivates the girl, giving her the time of her life.
However, the next day at school, while Dwayne enjoys his moment, Kevin, a rich brat who is jealous that he got Karen, gives him a shit. It’s true that Karen has denounced Dwayne, but she doesn’t care about the class divide between them, she just wants to talk about how much fun she had. Sadly, punk didn’t need to hear what she had to say because her older brother was on the market.
As the bully proceeds to taunt his father, Dwayne, enraged by the insult, walks over and attacks him. Knock out Kevin, leaving all the students, especially Karen, petrified. He knows he’s in big trouble and, without a leg to stand on, it’s only a matter of time before the school administration, his parents, and potentially the police get involved.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa, and John Tui, Young rock airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET / PT on NBC.
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