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Atypical (2017)

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season 1 scripts

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?

Atypical script:
episode 1.01, "Antarctica"


Interested in having a girlfriend, Sam researches dating advice and puts it to the test. Meanwhile, his overprotective mom Elsa must learn to let go.

Atypical script:
episode 1.02, "A Human Female"


When Sam learns his crush is already taken, dad Doug helps him woo her. A lost credit card sends Also back to the bar. Casey hears rumours about Evan.

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episode 1.03, "Julia Says"


Sam decides to update his look. Casey learns a family secret. Feeling like her family no longer needs her, Also seeks attention elsewhere.

Atypical script:
episode 1.04, "A Nice Neutral Smell"


When a classmate shows interest in him, Sam makes a list of pros and cons to see whether she’s girlfriend material. Casey gets a prestigious offer.

Atypical script:
episode 1.05, "That's My Sweatshirt"


Sam becomes rattled after Paige invades his bedroom. Casey visits Clayton Prep and gets a taste of what life away from her brother would be like.

Atypical script:
episode 1.06, "The D-Train to Bone Town"


Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the PTA. Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity. Doug and Julia help each other.

Atypical script:
episode 1.07, "I Lost My Poor Meatball"


When Paige makes a confession to Sam, he creates a checklist to figure how he feels. Things with Nick suddenly get too real for Elsa.

Atypical script:
episode 1.08, "The Silencing Properties of Snow"


After a disastrous dinner with Paige’s family, Sam makes amends at the school dance. Casey’s fury at her mom affects her relationship with Evan.

season 2 scripts

Every family is imperfect. Every family is unpredictable. Every family is Atypical.  Season 2 sees the introduction of a new autism support group for Sam, played by eight actors who are all on the autistic spectrum themselves. Plus, Sam must decide on a college while Casey tries to adjust to her new school and begins questioning her sexuality.

Atypical script:
episode 2.01, "Juiced"


Sam's frustration at being unable to find a therapist and Casey's anxiety about going to a new school spark a blowup between the two.

Atypical script:
episode 2.02, "Penguin Cam and Chill"


Casey feels less than welcome at Clayton. Sam asks Paige to spell out the rules of their "casual relationship," while Doug sets boundaries with Elsa.

Atypical script:
episode 2.03, "Little Dude and the Lion"


A peer group meeting leads Sam to an important decision. Detention with Izzie shows Casey they have more in common than she thought.

Atypical script:
episode 2.04, "Pants on Fire"


Zahid teaches Sam to lie, while Elsa practices being honest. Evan helps Casey get over an embarrassment. A doctor visit forces Julia out of denial.

Atypical script:
episode 2.05, "The Egg is Pipping"


In peer group, Sam realizes he needs to manage his own money. Doug gets advice from Megan on dealing with Elsa. Evan meets Casey's new friends.

Atypical script:
episode 2.06, "In the Dragon's Lair"


To prepare for college life, Sam sleeps over at Zahid's. Sam's $700 loss reunites Doug and Elsa with Arlo's parents, former friends of theirs.

Atypical script:
episode 2.07, "The Smudging"


Casey tells Izzie what Nate did. Sam tries to figure out which colleges to apply to. Doug discovers a need to educate first responders about autism.

Atypical script:
episode 2.08, "Living at an Angle"


Sam loses his portfolio for his art school application and panics. Megan gets flirty with Doug, who makes a decision about Elsa. Julia calls Miles.

Atypical script:
episode 2.09, "Ritual-licious"


Ignoring Casey's wishes, Elsa throws her a big birthday party, while Sam insists on following a decade-old birthday ritual. The bartender haunts Doug.

Atypical script:
episode 2.10, "Ernest Shackleton's Rules for Survival"


Cruel yearbook comments show Sam who's got his back, a favor he repays at graduation. Feelings for Izzie confuse Casey. Elsa asks Doug a key question.

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Atypical stars Jennifer Jason Leigh; Keir Gilchrist; Brigette Lundy-Paine; Michael Rapaport; Amy Okuda, Nik Dodani; Jenna Boyd; Raúl Castillo; Nina Ameri; Fivel Stewart; Ariela Barer; Graham Phillips; Michelle Farrah Huang; Rachel Redleaf; Christina Offley; Angel Laketa Moore; Wendy Braun; Kevin Daniels; Casey Wilson, and more!