Baby Sitters Club: The recap
Baby sitters Club: The show began with the formation of the titular club by Kristy (Sophie Grace), Momona (Claudia Kishi), Stacey (Shay Rudolph), and Mary Anne (Malia Baker). Club president Kristy takes on Mary Anne’s role, treasurer Stacey takes on Stacey’s role, and vice president Claudia takes on Claudia’s role.
The movie also shows Elizabeth (Alicia Silverstone) getting ready to marry her longtime boyfriend, Watson, which is not to Kristy’s liking. The BSC’s first gig comes from Watson, who asks them to watch his children. As soon as babysitting becomes popular, a rival club springs up: “Baby Sitters Agency,” composed of money-minded teens who have cars and cachet.
But the BSA appears to be irresponsible when it comes to the children they’re supposed to watch. A video of Stacey’s diabetic seizure causes parents to reexamine the capabilities of the Baby Sitters Club when the BSA starts losing clients. The friends are supportive of Stacey after she has to disclose her diabetes. Stacey, the leader of the group, has diabetes, but the group assures her clients that they are fully capable of looking after their children, despite her condition.
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Mary Anne, has righted the ship, starts taking babysitting jobs on her own for money – which destroys their business. A rift develops in the group, and Mary Anne goes to her dad (Marc Evan Jackson), who calls everyone’s parents, compounding the problem. A special bond forms between Mary Anne and Dawn (Xochitl Gomez), a graduate student whose family recently moved from Los Angeles to Stoneybrook. While doing the babysitting job on her own, Mary Anne is forced to take Bailey, the child, to the hospital.
Mary Anne takes issue with the misgendering of Bailey, who is transgender. Mary Anne and her father mend their relationship once they learn of the ordeal, and the group welcomes her back upon learning of it. In addition, Dawn’s mother’s father was sweet-hearted with Mary Anne’s father (Jessica Elaina Eason).
Dawn is introduced to the club by Mary Anne but must earn entry before she can join, so she secures her own babysitting job. She is fully accepted into the club after she stands up for herself when a child’s mother exploits her services. As well, Kristy reveals that her father abandoned the family while they were on vacation.
In a poignant scene, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey decorate Mary Anne’s room with photographs of her mother, who took her life when she was 18 months old. After staying up late with her sister, Janine (Aya Furukawa), Claudia makes a fool of herself to their grandmother (Takayo Fischer) so she has a mild stroke. A wartime internment camp is discussed by their grandmother in the hospital. It is Claudia’s grandmother who speaks in Japanese that she does not yet understand, but Janine does. Claudia is inspired to draw a picture of her grandmother during WWII and this helps bond the sisters closer together.
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After spring break in Baby Sitters Club, Stacey develops a crush on an older lifeguard while the girls work at a beach for a week. Mary Anne comforts him though when he reveals he has a girlfriend. Watson assures Kristy it’s alright after Kristy accidentally wrecks his car, intensifying their future relationship as future siblings and father.
During the early part of the season, the girls begin preparing for summer camp. However, Claudia may not be able to afford it. Watson introduces a lavish lifestyle into Elizabeth and Kristy’s family, which leads to conflict. According to Elizabeth, Kristy has grown spoiled and has become conceited, while Kristy feels scorned for not wanting her mother to get remarried. She receives support and assistance from the club throughout her first period at the wedding. After reconciling with her mother, she prepares to depart on her honeymoon with Watson.
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In Baby Sitters Club, when Mary Anne learns about Stacey’s diabetes, she is shocked to learn that Laine used to know Stacey and was mean to her. They decide to put on a play for the camp. The two others express their displeasure at the fact that they are planning activities that camp goers can’t afford. The older campers don’t like Kristy’s guiding style, so she gets in trouble for trying.
Laine and Stacey reconcile in the third act of the finale while being treated for poison ivy. Despite the hustle and bustle of the play, Mary Anne gets a kiss from her crush, Logan (Rian McCririck). The club later traces down Karen (Sophia Reid-Gantzert), who has gone missing. Her camp experience will improve even though she’s anxious at camp. In response to the camp’s financial exclusivity, Dawn and Claudia proposed a protest. After a camp counselor disciplined the girls, they explained that they were supporting Karen. After the season ends, they become trainee counselors and then become counselors.
In season 2, the club will face fewer dilemmas, more friendships, and grow as a whole. Let’s hope they can keep Stoneybrook’s suburbs under control.