Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 8 Recap – does Phil leave the firm? 

April 13, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Olly Sholotan continues to steal the show with a powerful performance in this episode.

We recap the Peacock series Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 8, which contains spoilers.

In Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 8, Will (Jabari Banks) is on the verge of his first game with Zenith Hype, Carlton (Olly Sholotan) is on the verge of having a big breakdown, and Vivian (Cassandra Freeman) and Erika (Diandra Lyle) have a big talk about Phil (Adrian Holmes). With us inching closer to the finale, things are only ramping up for the Banks family.

Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 8 Recap

Things are shaking up in the Banks household, but Will and Phil reconcile things, with Phil agreeing to give him space. Carlton comes into the room, and things are still on high alert between him and Will, and moments later, Carlton’s nose begins bleeding, causing Vivian and Phil to be concerned. Of course, he plays it off like it’s nothing.

How does Will do in his first game?

Zenith Hype beats Compton 86-80 with a massive game from Will, where he took over the game on the offensive side of the ball. Even after taking a hard foul from the opposing team, Will got back up and hit two three throws to seal the game.

During the game, a man was watching over and had eyes on Doc. After the game, Geoffrey and Phil oversaw the man confronting Doc loudly in the parking lot. Vivian was terrified she would lose the fellowship after her Instagram post, but the team came over to offer her the executed fellowship job that Janice held.

Carlton bought Lisa a bracelet for helping him stay in the Founders Award race. However, moments later, Will saw Drew and Lisa walking up the stairs together and holding hands.

Regardless of being at odds, Will confronts Carlton to tell him that not only did Drew leak the video, but also about their being together. In school, Carlton confronts Lisa about Drew, but she tells him that all she will ever be is friends with him. He follows by telling her she was desperate after Will dumped her.

Hilary heads over to Lemarcus’s house to discuss her business plan for him. Instead of reading it, he says if they are her idea, he knows they are good. Phil’s partner at the firm finds out about his meeting with Erika and calls him out for it.

READ: Bel-Air Season 2 Review

After that, we know there is history between Vivian and Erika, so she heads to meet with her to have a coming to Jesus moment. Vivian tells her she better not try anything with Phil as she did in the past, and Erika assures her she is only in it for business.

Lemarcus does everything he can to help Hilary, including putting a billboard of her face up in the city to help promote her brand. And he drops the bomb on her so that he understands she has a man, but he wants her back and will not lose her again.

Does Phil leave the firm?

After James confronts Phil about his secret meetings with Erika, Phil thinks about what James has to say and tells him that he isn’t leaving the firm. Later, they will look at the merger numbers and work through this obstacle together.

Connor and Carlton party it up with plenty of drugs, and when Carlton awakens, he freaks out because he doesn’t know where he is at. He walks outside, and his car is gone. He calls Vivian to pick him up. He tells her a story about his drinking, but he says it is all different and blames it on the pills for why he felt like this.

When they arrive home, Phil pressures Vivian on whether she believes him, and she says she does.

As he was going to hang out with Jackie, Will stumbled across Lisa in the parking lot, having trouble with her car. Even though she tries to blow him off, he gives her a ride to the hospital where her dad and stepmom are having a baby. Will knew she needed someone, so he blew off Jackie to hang out with her instead.

Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 8 Ending Explained

Geoffrey has some news to report about Doc to Phil, which transitions to Brian telling Will that Doc isn’t who he thinks he is. We don’t hear anything said yet, but Geoffrey walks into Carlton’s room to say they found his car.

He confronts him on the idea that his story is inaccurate and tells him that the truth will come out sooner or later. The episode ends with Will walking in to talk to Phil about how he found out that Doc has been taking bribes to steer players to colleges and agents.

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