The first season of REBELReloaded's fanfiction series, The Savages, first aired on May 10, 2015. From the creators of the critically acclaimed fanfiction series, Glee: Make It or Break It and Glee: Los Angeles, the Savages focuses on a high school social group, The Savages, set in James A. Masters High School in Seattle, Washington.
This season's themes focus on the social disunity in James A. Masters High School and unfair treatment in the school. The Savages are a rebellious group who encourage violent or reckless acts to force the school board to change. Season One also focuses on the secrets and motives of certain characters, such as Joe's motive to steal Trae's power. Also, this season tackles political and controversial topics/beliefs, such as feminism, racism, sexism, government corruption, and homophobia.
Most of the episode titles are influenced by historical events, theories and psychological beliefs that reflect with the Savages and its characters. The episode premiere, "The Mafia", recieved rave reviews from fans, praising the songs, characters, and storylines. This fanfiction is considered one of Trae's strongest since Glee: Make It or Break It and Glee: Los Angeles.
Quincy Brown (Trae Ventura), Logan Browning (Gina Woods), Dove Cameron (Sydney Prescott), Cameron Diaz (Rose De Vil), Kyle Gallner (Joe Bender), Tyler Joseph (Nate Osbourne), Matt McGorry (Felix Winchester), Leighton Meester (Lily Blossom), Alex Meraz (Alex Herrera), Connor Paolo (Zachary Foxx), and Nick Robinson (Carl Touché) are introduced as the main cast of this season.
On June 22, 2015, The Savages was renewed for a 12-episode second season after three episodes had premiered. It is expected for a Fall 2015 release.
Upon its premiere, the first season garnered immediate acclaim from readers, praising the characters' personalities, social and political themes and humor. The series was considered one of REBELReloaded's best-written fanfictions since Glee: Los Angeles, despite its short demise. However, the series was also panned by critics who were adamant towards the character portrayals and rebellious concept.
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|1. "The Mafia"||May 10, 2015|| |
Plot: A reckless gang of students titled as "The Savages" makes their mark in a strict, low-tolerant high school, opposing against its wretched school environment. In order to expand their headquarters, Trae and Sydney recruit new members, who are unusual students, for The Savages, such as a blunt, open-minded Joe, who uses every advantage to take over Trae's throne as head of the gang, and Gina, a smart, hilarious close friend of Trae, who Sydney envies.
|2. "The Devil's Protégé"||May 20, 2015|| |
Plot: After witnessing an outburst from an ex-cheerleader, Lily, Sydney makes a move by becoming Lily's mentor. Nate suspects Joe's presence in The Savages, but Joe manipulates him into believing Trae and Sydney are taking advantage of him. Trae sparks conflict with The Jocks after befriending Zachary, who feels mistreated by his football team.
|3. "The Boomerang Effect"||June 21, 2015|| |
Plot: The Savages create their first public revolt against the school, but it leads to a wrath between teachers and students. Trae and Zachary seek revenge on The Jocks and The Red Hot Cheer Peppers, but it backfires in an unexpected twist of events. Joe attempts to befriend Sydney, to bolster his quest to take over The Savages, but Sydney is aware of his intentions. Carl helps Alex come to terms with his attraction to Gina.
|4. "The Feminist Manifesto"||June 28, 2015|| |
Plot: Gina takes the lead as an advocate of feminism, teaming up with two unexpected allies, Sydney and Lily to create a feminist organization for the school environment. As the feminism riots create conflicts for the boys and girls, Trae and Zachary face accusations of being responsible for the video scandal. Alex becomes infuriated when Carl befriends Rufus, who loses his interest in the football team. Meanwhile, The Red Hot Cheer Peppers fight for their extracurricular privileges, and becomes involved in a showdown with Felix and The Moneybags.
|5. "The Wild Ride"||July 21, 2015|| |
Plot: The Savages ditch school for a road trip; however, plans go awry when the group (stranded out of nowhere) help Carl focus on completing a mission that may put him and the Savages in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Sydney becomes irritated by Nate’s unusual behavior. Alex and Gina rekindle their friendship. Trae gets into an unexpected position with Joe, who continues to manipulate and get information out of him. Rose De Vil continues the scandal investigation, targeting Dirty Dan.
|6. "The School For Scandal"||August 10, 2015|| |
Plot: After a new discovery ties to Brian and Vik's video scandal, the person behind the commotion remains a mystery. Alex's plans to become closer to Gina are distracted by his problematic cousin, Andres, who joins the school board and arrives with an unexpected visitor. Rose's depression forces her to go to a professional therapist to reveal a dark past. Meanwhile, Lily puts a wedge in Rufus and Matt's friendship as Matt vies for her affection, and a teacher jeopardizes his job while having an affair with Sena. Zachary seeks advice from Gina when he admits his feelings for Trae.
Absent: Kyle Gallner
|7. "The Psychological Warfare"||May 29, 2016|| |
Plot: The showdown between Rose De Vil and The Savages emerges as Trae leads a series of propaganda, encouraging the school to protest against the rules. Trae's anger management issues shock The Savages, and Joe is considered responsible. Nate reaches his breaking point with the group, deciding to make an unexpected move. Zachary's addiction to prescription drugs is explored, revealing his battle with anxiety and depression. A party held by Felix and The Moneybags comes with many consequences, mostly for an anti-social Kalleb, and Brian and Vik.
|8. "The Beast Unleashed"||May 10, 2017|| |
Plot: In the first-season finale, The Savages must face the threatening consequences of their school riot. Meanwhile, the person behind the video scandal is revealed. Gina and Alex decide to explore their relationship under certain circumstances. Carl's father's secret life is in danger when an unwanted visitor increases the tension in his family. Rose feels her job is in danger due to Sena's knowledge of her affair with Jarrett Radnor. Rufus makes a bold decision to maintain his reputation, while Joe faces the repercussions of his manipulative behavior in the group.
Singles: "We're Not Gonna Take It" (The Savages), "Bring Me To Life" (Trae and Zachary), "Message in a Bottle" (Rufus), "Let's Go" (Carl and Felix with The Moneybags), "Brave" (Gina), "Take Care" (Alex and Gina)
- The Savages' quest to take down Rose De Vil and her rules at James A. Masters High School.
- The Savages and their rivalries with different cliques: The Moneybags, The Jocks and The Red Hot Cheer Peppers specifically.
- Brian and Vik's video scandal, and the unknown person responsible for it, under the moniker TripleDz.
- The person responsible is revealed to be Trae, along with Kalleb.
- Alex and Gina's feelings for each other.
- Zachary's feelings for Trae.
- Joe and his manipulative scheme against Trae and Nate.
- Rose De Vil's secret affair with Coach Radnor, and Sena's blackmail.
- Carl's father's secret occupation in the drug dealing business.
- Sena's student-teacher affair with Mr. Baldwin, and Iesha's knowledge of it.
- Nate's isolation from The Savages, and broken friendship with Sydney.
- Rufus's choice between The Savages and The Jocks.
- Zachary's battle with anxiety disorder, and Trae's anger management and diagnosis with Asperger's syndrome.
- This is the first season that includes an extended, explicit, and uncut edition of an episode.
- Quincy Brown, Logan Browning, Connor Paolo, Dove Cameron, Alex Meraz, Tyler Joseph, Nick Robinson, Leighton Meester, Matt McGorry and Cameron Diaz are in all the episodes.
- Luke Bilyk is in all episodes, although he is a recurring character.
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Instagram and Glee Wiki promotos for every character in the Savages. Released May 2015.;Promotional Posters