'Blue Mountain State' Review: 'The Peak' (3.03)

For a guy who was in his own version of hell at the beginning of this season, Alex Moran has come a long way in a short time -- he's riding high this week, having thrown seven touchdowns in an upset of the top-ranked team in the country. And with victory, everyone suddenly wants to be your best friend. "Alex played awesome today, which means I care about him now," Thad tells his teammates, perfectly summing up college popularity in a nutshell.

Reveling in the attention, Alex believes he's reached "the peak" of his collegiate experience. Said peak takes on a bit of a sharp edge when the cops show up at the Goathouse, convinced the sudden-onset celebration will bring about another riot (like, uh, in the second-season finale episode "Riot"). This forces Alex and Sammy to make what isn't their first ("Drunk Tank") and certainly won't be their last escape from law enforcement. When Thad tries to follow them, he gets maced by the cops, and Alan Ritchson's hysterical screaming is funnier than it should be. I have to remind myself this is the same guy who played Aquaman in Smallville. Read More...



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