Episode 7 shows the lengths Coach Hopkins is willing to go in order to not lose a game against a rival.
This recap of Netflix series Hoops season 1, episode 7, “The Strike” contains significant spoilers.
While at the dentist, Coach learns he doesn’t have insurance so his dentist passes on his check-up to someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing.
A big game
At school, Opal is nervous about an impending teachers’ strike and she wants Coach to spy on the union. As for basketball, Coach briefs his team about a rival where coach Chapman is his enemy; his team has never beaten his team before. Coach meets Chapman to make a bet together. Chapman reveals he has two giants in his team. Of course, Coach’s father loves Chapman.
Getting out of the game
Before the game, the team tell Coach that if there’s a strike there will be no game and then he won’t lose the bet. Coach arrives and supports the teachers for the strike. He energises them and encourages the teachers to strike. Opal arrives at the strike and is dismayed that Coach has started a strike.
The strike works
Shannon asks Ron why he didn’t tell her about the strike but he claims he did. Meanwhile, the basketball team take advantage of the strikes and enjoy the empty school with no supervision. The strike works and the demands have been accepted. Coach is irritated because he wants the strike to last until after the game. However, he learns Chapman’s giants cannot play in the game so heads to the negotiation and comes with a deal. He updates the teachers and announces that they have agreed a worse deal than before. Coach is chased off and ends up getting hit by Opal who thought the school was haunted.
Ron asks Shannon if he’s a rebound as he’s having slight doubts about their relationship. When the game comes, the giant twins are playing. Coach’s team loses and he has to have entire song lyrics tattooed on his back. Episode 7 shows the lengths Coach Hopkins is willing to go in order to not lose a game against a rival.