The Goldbergs Returns With Weird Science Season Premiere
After months without a single laugh on television, ABC Wednesday is back with The Goldbergs return to 8PM Eastern. The following article is full of spoilers…but you’re gonna want to read it anyway.
This year, the movie themed premiere episode was Weird Science, a John Hughes classic starring Anthony Michael Hall, Iian Mitchell-Smith and the dreamy Kelly LeBrock. In a not-so-different start, Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) and Dave Kim (Kenny Ridwan) use Erica Goldberg’s (Hayley Orrantia) bras to summon up a gorgeous girl. To Dave Kim’s surprise, it works, as Erica bursts into the room to retrieve them before she heads off to college.
Erica’s educational journey begins with a road trip to school with her mom and dad, but unbeknownst to Erica, Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey) has decided to give Erica all of the love and snuggles of home by redecorating Erica’s dorm into an exact replica of the one at home, down to the wallpaper. Erica’s roommate is not impressed and leaves Erica out of the loop as she goes out without getting to know her.
Barry (Troy Gentile) is missing Lainey and decides to use “weird science” himself to come up with a perfect replacement. He charges Adam to come up with his ideal girlfriend and Adam and his friend Jackie (Rowan Blanchard) decide the borderline loose cannon Carla (Alex Jennings) is a perfect match, despite the fact that she’s not at all interested in Barry, just revenge.
Adam feels bad for his brother and agrees to let Barry pants him in public, going so far as to wear sweatpants without a drawstring. In the end, it doesn’t happen as Barry realizes his brother has been too nice to put him through it. Some of the girls at the school take notice of how nice Barry was and a new day begins.
Erica begins undoing the work on the room her mom had done, soon realizing that those memories were more important to her than she remembered. Be sure to check out the episode as Iian Mitchell-Smith from “Weird Science” makes a cameo as Barry’s science teacher.
The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8PM Eastern on ABC.