Cast and Characters Edit
Main Cast Edit
- Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner (8/8)
- Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elsa Gardner (8/8)
- Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner (8/8)
- Amy Okuda as Julia Sasaki (8/8)
- Michael Rapaport as Doug Gardner (8/8)
Recurring Cast Edit
- Nik Dodani as Zahid (8/8)
- Graham Rogers as Evan Chapin (7/8)
- Raúl Castillo as Nick (7/8)
- Jenna Boyd as Paige Hardaway (6/8)
- Rachel Redleaf as Beth Chapin (4/8)
Guest Cast/Characters Edit
- Christina Offley as Sharice (4/8)
- Nina Ameri as Luisa (4/8)
- Kevin Daniels as Coach Briggs (3/8)
- Michelle Farrah Huang as Tanya (3/8)
- Wendy Braun as Kathy (3/8)
- Ariela Barer as Bailey Bennet (2/8)
- Karl T. Wright as Chuck (2/8)
- Anthony Jacques as Christopher (2/8)
- Megan Easton as Riley (1/8)
- Amy Hessler as Chloe (1/8)
- Gabriela Flores as Bree (1/8)
- Britney Ortiz as JJ (1/8)
- Major Curda as Arlo (1/8)
- Marisa Davila as Madison Gold (1/8)
- Hilda Boulware as Dolores (1/8)
- Heather Brooker as Mrs. Jablonski (1/8)
- Nakia Burrise as April (1/8)
- Annie Mebane as Lauren (1/8)
- Eva La Dare as Marta (1/8)
- Stacey Moseley as Shelby Pines (1/8)
- Dabier as Jayson (1/8)
- Monnae Michaell as Michelle (1/8)
- Karly Rothenberg as Donna (1/8)
- Geri Courtney-Austein as Kayla (1/8)
- Carla Vila as Madame Delacroix (1/8)
- Azur-De as Destiny (1/8)
- Jeffrey Rosenthal as Bob (1/8)
- Beth Curry as Paiges' Aunt (1/8)
- Christopher Gehrman as Uncle Bruce (1/8)
- Gino Montesinos as Eduardo (1/8)
- Donnabella Mortel as Waitress (1/8)
- Andrew Secunda as Pharmacy Clerk (1/8)
- Claire Leahy as Checkout Girl (1/8)
- James S.W. Lee as Dave (Bartender) (1/8)
- Brittney Bertier as Ponytail Girl (1/8)
- Amy Tolsky as Head PTA Mom (1/8)
- Sheila Cutchlow as Doctor (1/8)
| Interested in dating, Sam researches dating advice and puts it to the test. Meanwhile, his overprotective Mom, Elsa, must learn to let go.
Title Meaning: Sam talks a lot about Antarctica, it is his favorite place.
|"A Human Female"|
| When Sam learns his crush is already taken, Doug helps him woo her, not knowing who she is; A lost credit card sends Elsa back to the bar; Casey hears unsettling rumors about Evan and confronts him.
Title Meaning: Sam seeks to date a human female – Julia, his therapist.
| Sam decides to update his look to appear more attractive; Casey learns an unfortunate family secret; And feeling unwanted, Elsa seeks pleasurable attention from Nick, the guy at the bar.
Title Meaning: Elsa becomes annoyed at Julia because all she hears from Sam is "Julia says..."
|"A Nice Neutral Smell"
| When a classmate, Paige Hardaway, shows interest in him, Sam makes a list of Pros and Cons to see whether or not he likes her to decide whether she's girlfriend material; Casey gets a prestigious offer.
Title Meaning: One of the Pros on Sam's Pros and Cons list for Paige
|"That's My Sweatshirt"
| Sam becomes rattled after Paige invades his bedroom and wardrobe; Casey visits Clayton Prep and gets a taste of what life away from her brother would be like.
Title Meaning: A phrase Sam repeats after becoming irritated at someone else (Paige) wearing his sweatshirt.
|"The D-Train to Bone Town"
| Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the Winter Formal; Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity; Casey is being excluded because of her acceptance to Clayton Prep.|
Title Meaning: A phrase Zahid tells Sam, meaning Sam's going to have sex.
|"I Lost My Poor Meatball"
| Paige makes a confession to Sam, who creates a checklist to figure out how he feels; Elsa panics with Nick; Casey is the victim of a cruel prank from her best friend and the girls, becoming further excluded.
Title Meaning: A Song a crowd at the bar sings - "I lost my poor Meatball, when somebody sneezed..."
|"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; Doug finds out from little things about Elsa's affair with Nick.|
Title Meaning: Sam talks about how when it snows everything becomes quiet because snow absorbs sound.