Just Beyond season 1, episode 7 recap – “Standing Up For Yourself” bullies beware

October 13, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

A bully gets his comeuppance and then some in “Standing Up For Yourself”.

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Summary

A bully gets his comeuppance and then some in “Standing Up For Yourself”.

This recap of Just Beyond season 1, episode 7, “Standing Up For Yourself”, contains spoilers.


Larkinville is a dreamlike vision of Americana, the kind of place where the sun is always shining, the lawns are neatly manicured, and everyone is happy… except they’re not, really. Larkinville is named after Rick Larkin, an insanely wealthy citizen whose various businesses basically keep the entire place afloat, and whose son, Trevor (Cyrus Arnold), makes everyone’s lives miserable. He’s a hulking bully with a scar on his face and a ginger assistant. He’s the archetype of the bully writ large; the wealthy father, the giant physique. Everyone in town is petrified of him, students and teachers both.

Just Beyond season 1, episode 7 recap

Once you meet Rick (David de Vries), it’s easy to see why Trevor is the way he is. His mistress, Kendra (Lindsay Lamb), is terrified of him. He believes that in this life you’re either wearing the boot, or you’re under it, and he’s wearing the biggest boots in town. But bigger isn’t always better, which Trevor realizes when he picks on new student Evan Burger (Henry Shepherd), a freckled ginger boy with one leg who he naturally sees as an ideal new target, and ends up being cursed by Evan’s no-nonsense grandmother.

Part of the curse is that Trevor becomes smaller (Logan Evan Grey plays the little version), though still recognizable by his telltale facial scar, and another part is that his influence on Larkinville is lifted. Nobody is afraid of him anymore. Everyone wants their revenge. But when a terrified Trevor finds himself cornered by all those he has wronged, it’s Evan who reaches out a helping hand to him. After all, they don’t want to become just as bad as he was as soon as they’re given the opportunity.

Having learned his lesson, apparently, Trevor is promised by Evan’s grandmother that when he wakes up the next morning, the world will be back to how it should be. He’s big again. And, of course, the first thing on his mind is payback. But things are different now. Rick tends the flowers he tramples every morning. Kendra is with someone else. The town is owned by the Burger family now. And Burgerville is a much nicer place.

You can stream Just Beyond season 1, episode 7, “Standing Up For Yourself”, exclusively on Disney+.

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