The Afterparty season 1, episode 5 recap – flashback to high school

February 11, 2022
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Apple TV+, Streaming Service, Weekly TV
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All the cast bring it in this fantastic episode.

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Summary

All the cast bring it in this fantastic episode.

This recap of the Apple TV+ series The Afterparty season 1, episode 5, “High School” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode. 

The Afterparty season 1, episode 5 recap

As Aniq continues to hide, much to Detective Danner’s annoyance, her boss calls and presses her for the report of Xavier’s death. With all the main players in the living room, Detective Danner asks the guests about the heavily referenced St Patricks party. No one wants to discuss it, that is, except for Walt. Whilst no one has any idea who Walt is, even mistaking him for a butler, he wants to tell everyone the story of the infamous party.

The flashback begins! With Walt’s parents away, he decides to host a huge party. As news of the party spreads at school, Yasper tells Aniq that he wants to leave the band as Xavier is too “pop” for him. As for Xavier, he is the typical dork. Although, he tries to impress everyone with his new car. After Aniq flirts with Zoe in the science lab, he decides to make Zoe a mixed CD.

Party Time! As the party starts (and no one still has a clue who Walt is), Zoe bitches about the two Jennifers to Chelsea. Zoe even provides Chelsea with her first drink, likely starting her off into a path of alcoholism, whilst Brett worms his way into the conversation. When Xavier arrives at the party and he shows off his bleached hair, Yasper uses it as a way to break up the band; whilst also managing to blame Aniq for it. 

In return, Xavier pulls Aniq’s pants down and pushes him into the pool. It humiliates him and causes the mixed CD to become damaged. Zoe and Brett then continue to bond, whilst Chelsea continues to drink heavily. Aniq spots Zoe and Brett together, and so he throws the mixed CD in the bin. With both Xavier and Chelsea drunk, Xavier makes a move on her in one of the bedrooms. Although, when she turns him down, he accuses her of leading him on. (Little do they know that Walt was in the bathroom and heard all). When Xavier leaves the bedroom, the other guests falsely believe that Xavier has had sex with Chelsea and some random dude (Walt). Xavier does nothing to correct them, and he continues with the lead throughout the night. 

The ending

The mixed CD falls out of the bin and into Brett’s hand, and as a result, he takes credit for making it. Xavier takes huge delight in informing Aniq that Brett and Zoe are hooking up. So, Aniq grabs a bat and smashes up Xavier’s car. Guests film Xavier and Aniq’s “fight” until the police arrive. The police release Xavier due to his father. But for Aniq, as Xavier decides to press charges, he gets arrested and, therefore, loses his scholarship.

Back to Xavier’s living room and everyone argues over who could have murdered him. To prove who the killer is, Aniq reveals the note that he found. However, it’s soon proven to be discarded lyrics written by Xavier. With speculation about who the killer could be, Zoe diverts attention away from Aniq and throws herself into the ring. When it gets stated that Zoe doesn’t have a grudge against Xavier, she responds with, “well, I didn’t at the start of the night”. 

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