Secrets were spilling all over the place on All American Season 1 Episode 5, but we're still in the dark in some aspects.
It's not like we'd expect them to reveal everything at once, but did the information we learned feel like a letdown?
We were at the point where we knew Billy was not going to be Spencer's dad. That was too obvious. Instead, we met Grandpa Willy and discovered that's who Billy's been sending money to each month. Thoughts?
Billy's decision to distance himself from his father is an understandable one. Grandpa Willy couldn't get over the fact that Billy chose to marry a white woman, and if he couldn't accept that, then Billy had to do what was right for him and his family.
It's interesting he still sends him money though. That indicates that he does feel he owes him something, and maybe Willy is right about that. Willy might be the reason that his son made it to the NFL, but that doesn't give him the right to dictate how he lives his life.
Grandpa Willy: Money changes you. Even my boy. One day he just forgot where he came from.
Jordan: But you're accepting his money.
Grandpa Willy: That's okay. He's right. I raised Billy, pushed him real hard, to be the best football player he could be. He won't admit it, but he made it into the NFL because of me. So, if he wants to send me a "thank you" check once a month, I'm cashing it. Doesn't change the fact my boy left home and never came back.
Permalink: That's okay. He's right. I raised Billy, pushed him real hard, to be the best football player... Added: November 13, 2018 It's unfortunate that Willy allowed his relationship with his son to collapse over Laura. He must not have ever even given her a chance, because if he had, maybe he would have been able to see past her skin color and see that she's a good person.
I also get the feeling Willy thinks she might have been a golddigger, despite the fact she is a successful attorney.
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Well, it's his loss. He's the reason he's missed out on seeing his grandkids grow up.
Of course, there's probably more to this story, because there always is, but those are the facts we currently have.
Still, what else are we missing?
We know that Spencer's dad moved back to L.A. and never reached out to him, which was a devastating blow to him, no matter how much he tried to shrug it off.
Billy also made a point to discourage Spencer from seeing him. I'm not buying the reason was that he didn't want Spencer to find out that he dated his mom. There's something bigger he's hiding.
It's best to find what you need in the people who are there for you, not the ones who let you down. Some wells, they just, they run dry.
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