Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 9 Recap – How does Erika get Phil to join the firm?

April 20, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
Ricky Valero 0
Peacock, Streaming Service, Weekly TV
View all


Season 2, episode 9, is hands down the best episode of the season, with incredible writing and performances.

We recap the Peacock series Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 9, which contains spoilers.

We have reached the last episode before the big season finale of Bel-Air, and there is plenty of drama to watch unfold. Will (Jabari Banks) is set to confront Doc (Brooklyn McLinn), Phil (Adrian Holmes) is making a deal to help the firm, but at a cost, and Hilary (Coco Jones) decides on her future relationship.

Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 9 recap

The episode picks up where we left off with Vivian yelling about them finding out about Doc making money off the Zenith Hype players. Geoffrey says he used to do it with a business partner, Lorenzo, but they had a falling out and are ready to expose him.

Will tells Phil he was right the entire time and wants to meet with Doc face-to-face on his own.

Connor has gone missing, and one of his friends approaches Carlton about it. Shortly after, Drew and Lisa walk by holding hands, and he proceeds to snitch on Lisa by saying he is hanging out with Connor again.

Will is met with hesitation when speaking to the team, as the players say they want to play ball. The players say they go to the bus stop when they leave, and Doc is all they have.

Doc talks to Will and says that if he has something to say, say it to his face. He explains that he ain’t doing anything everyone else hasn’t done for years. However, Will realizes he trusted him and feels stupid for investing that much in him.

How does Erika get Phil to join the firm?

Erika arrives at the Banks household with some flowers with Vivian. The two sit down and clear the air on a few things, including Erika giving her a pep talk about taking the job she was offered. Shortly after, we realize this was all a ploy because at lunch after Phil accepted the offer to join the firm, she said she is glad that the drop-by with Vivian helped him reconsider.

Hilary throws a party at Lemarcus’s house, and she is playing it off with her friends that they are “just friends.” He doesn’t help the situation by planting a kiss on his cheek. The two have a good conversation about working together without any expectations.

There was a big five-on-five game to which Lemarcus was very handsy with Hilary with cameras rolling. That evening, he declares again that he wants her and to take as much time as she needs.

Carlton arrives home, and Connor and his mom sit on the couch. It was on the suggestion of Geoffrey that they all have the sit down together. Carlton doubles down on the story he told his mom, and Connor helps him with the story.

Later, Will confronts Carlton, but he tells him he isn’t on drugs—a powerful scene between these two.

What does Jackie reveal to Will about Doc?

Will invites Jackie to Jazz’s party to sit down and discuss the entire Doc/Zenith situation. Instead, she quickly takes his mind off things by putting them on him. After they sleep together, she says she will tell him everything.

Jackie tells her that the entire thing was so Doc could use Phil as an asset, which hurts him deeply. He realizes he was a puzzle piece, and they both used him.

Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Carlton meets with Connor and tells him that with everyone watching over them, they will need to be more secretive about their next moves. After this, Hilary shows up to Jazz’s opening and sees him dancing with other girls causing her to return to Lemarcus’s house.

Phil and Geoffrey arrive to talk to Doc about his running Zenith Hype. Doc tells him he tried to make a deal with Lorenzo because he tried to get shady with their dealings. Phil doesn’t care and says Will is no longer on the team.

However, before he leaves, Doc says it’s not that easy because every player who played for Doc would be deemed ineligible to play college ball. He says he needs that Phil, that got someone out of a gun charge, to help him out.

What did you think of Bel-Air Season 2 Episode 9? Comment below.

More stories:

Find where to watch this and more with our Discovery Tool

Explore Now
View all

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.