Episode 9 sees Coach and Shannon find some peace together in extreme circumstances.
This recap of Netflix series Hoops season 1, episode 9, “The Road Game” contains significant spoilers.
The team have been invited to a tournament for the first time. It’s a great tournament for the coaches. Ron states he cannot go because he’s planning for Shannon’s birthday.
Drive with Shannon
Coach misses the team so he has to travel with Shannon; Ron is bringing Shannon with him but he is on the team bus. Shannon doesn’t want Coach to join him but he insists. Ron arrives and has to pretend to be Ben Hopkins. Meanwhile, Shannon and Coach are stuck in traffic. Coach wants to reroute and he’s getting annoyed that Ron is pretending to be the coach. When they go to a gas station, their car station is stolen.
Impressing the cheerleaders
The team end up in an elevator with cheerleaders and try and impress them. Scott manages to invite them to the pool later. The pool is empty so the boys clean it and get to work to get it filled. It turns into a foam party.
Ron is impressing
At the invitational, Ben Hopkins is asked to give his speech; Ron gets on to stage and freestyles a speech. They are impressed by his speech and they ask Ron if he’d like to feature on a TV show and podcast.
Meanwhile, Shannon wins a sh*t jackpot by riding a mechanical bull. Coach hugs her and the pair seems to be getting closer. Coach is upset that he didn’t make it to the invitational but he’s happy he has spent time with Shannon — he’s gotten her a birthday present; it’s the signed divorced papers. Shannon is now confused and ends up having sex with Coach in the pub’s storage room. Coach and Shannon arrive but the tournament has been canceled due to chemical burns caused by the pool party. Ron is feeling guilty for stealing Coach’s thunder, which makes Coach and Shannon feel guilty. Episode 9, “The Road Game” sees Coach and Shannon find some peace together in extreme circumstances.
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