ALEXA & KATIE: Episode P3.8: Panic! At the Putt Putt

"Help Your Friends"

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Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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What You Need To Know:

“Panic! At the Putt Putt,” the eighth episode in Season Three of ALEXA & KATIE, follows the teenage girls as they take a break from studying for their SAT exams and go miniature golfing. Suddenly, Spencer shows up, and Alexa is taken aback because she just told him she wants to be just friends. Meanwhile, Katie’s mom, Jennifer, is having trouble with her porch door opening properly. A handyman comes over to fix it and does so until things all around the house keep malfunctioning. Will the characters get everything in order before the end of the school year?

The episode of ALEXA & KATIE has some delightful, funny moments. Watching Katie stress out about the SAT exam and Alexa coming to her aid is a relatable situation that will touch a nerve with many viewers, including young ones. “Panic! At the Put Putt” has a strong moral worldview that stresses helping your friends even when they don’t think they need it. It also extols kindness and reconciliation. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for ALEXA & KATIE:  “Panic! At the Putt Putt.”

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Moral worldview with an emphasis on helping your friends when you they don’t think they need you, kindness extolled, reconciliation depicted when a couple agrees to get together

Foul Language:
No obscenities, one light exclamatory profanity and “butt” used in reference to an animal

Violence:
Teenage character breaks a putt putt golf hole with her club

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Adults drink alcohol at dinner

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A female breaks things so that a handyman will ask out her friend.

More Detail:

In “Panic! At the Putt Putt,” Episode Eight of Season Three of ALEXA & KATIE, Alexa helps Katie take a break from studying for her SAT test by going miniature golfing, where Alexa unexpectedly runs into Spencer. ALEXA & KATIE: “Panic! At the Putt Putt” is delightful, funny and touching, and promotes helping your friends even when they don’t think they need it.

The episode begins with Alexa and Katie as they study for their SAT exams. Katie is stressing to the max, unsure of her ability to pull off a great score. Alexa tells Katie she needs to relax, so she takes Katie to play some miniature golf to blow off steam.

Meanwhile, Katie’s mom, Jennifer, is having trouble with her porch door that won’t open properly. A handyman comes over to fix it and does so until things all around the house keep malfunctioning. Clearly, something’s not right.

Alexa needs to enjoy putt putt golfing like Katie because she’s trying to forget about friend-zoning Spencer, a teenager who likes her and who has cancer. Katie keeps stressing and taking out her stress on putt putt. It’s clear she’s Type-A. When Alexa steps away for a brief moment, Spencer shows up and tells her he’s not mad at her for friend-zoning him. To his surprise, however, Alexa kisses him.

Back at Katie’s house, Alexa’s mother, Lori, comes clean that’s she the one behind all the malfunctioning at the house. She wants the handyman to ask out Jennifer because Jennifer deleted her dating app.

Cut to the SAT exam. Katie is under distress and has a panic attack that prevents her from taking the test. Thankfully, Alexa is there to comfort her in her time of need.

What will become of all the characters as Alexa and Katie enter the summer and their senior year of high school?

This episode of ALEXA & KATIE has some delightful, funny moments. Watching Katie stress out about her SAT exam and Alexa coming to her aid is a relatable situation that will touch a nerve with many viewers, including young ones. “Panic! At the Put Putt” has a strong moral worldview that stresses helping your friends even when they don’t think they need it. It also extols kindness and reconciliation. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for ALEXA & KATIE: “Panic! At the Putt Putt.”

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