Episode 8 of The Crossover opens in the present with a brief glimpse of the family in 2031, right off the back of the big basketball game we ended in the last chapter. The game goes ahead, and as expected, Zuma plays dirty alongside the other Lakeside players. Josh is sidelined and forced to watch this play out, but he receives some crucial motivation from Chuck, who shows up in a hallucination and helps Josh change up the game and find a new strategy to win. “Dribble, fake, shoot, miss” is the mantra they go by, and it helps turn the tide as JB helps the team come out on top.

Is the Kelli situation resolved?

Chuck gets closure with Kelli, who showed up at the end of the last episode. Chuck points out that he did want her, and he reached out initially because he wanted his whole family together. Chuck wanted Kelli in his life and to make good on time lost between them. He fought hard for custody but lost to her grandparents. He agreed for them to raise her, but he was boxed out. He was there at Kelli’s graduation but four rows back and kept a low profile. “I never stopped loving you, and we want you to be a part of this family,” he says.

What happens after the game?

After the game, the whole family heads in and meets Kelli, who is introduced as their sister, which is a nice touch. Outside, Alexis speaks to JB, and on the relative high of winning the game, JB is knocked down to earth again. Alexis is leaving for California in five days and won’t be around for graduation. She didn’t want to say it before the game to knock his focus. She promises they’ll still see each other, but we’ll have to wait and see on that front. Off the back of this, Josh is encouraged to speak to Maya and tell her how he feels. After class, in the hallway, he spills his true feelings, but it’s too late. Maya is dating Zuma now, despite being in love with Josh since third grade.

How does The Crossover end?

As the episode closes out, we cut to the Fall of 2023. Josh and JB are on the court together, ready to press forward. JB is now with the Beacon Bulldogs, while Josh is on the same team as Zuma. The Beacon Academy also has a new basketball coach, coming in the form of Chuck himself. The game gets underway, and we cut to black.

The Episode Review

So, The Crossover comes to a dramatic close, rounding out most of the big plot points while leaving the door open for a potential second season to take place. The drama involving Josh and JB has been pretty enjoyable. However, the ending involving Maya now dating Zuma feels explicitly designed to cause drama between the two characters rather than something that’s occurred organically.

The Kelli drama is wrapped up quite well, especially emphasized in the previous episodes, while Chuck’s health remains a talking point. However, as we know how this ends up, it’s more elementary than anything else. The ending essentially works to start a new chapter in the boys’ life, with the basketball game at the end showing the shuffle of college basketball mixing up teams while also showing that the brothers are stronger together.


Q: What is The Crossover?

A: The Crossover is a drama series that follows the story of two basketball-playing brothers and their families.

Q: What is Episode 8 about?

A: Episode 8 of The Crossover mainly focuses on the basketball game played by the brothers’ team and the aftermath.

Q: Is there going to be a second season?

A: It is currently unknown whether there will be a second season of The Crossover.

Q: Is the Kelli situation resolved?

A: Chuck gets some closure with Kelli in this episode, and the drama surrounding her is wrapped up well.

Q: What happens after the game?

A: The family meets Kelli, who is introduced as their sister. Alexis reveals that she will leave for California soon and won’t be around for graduation. Josh tells Maya how he feels, but she is already dating Zuma.

Q: How does The Crossover end?

A: The episode ends with the brothers on different teams, but both are ready to move forward. The game gets underway, and the screen goes black.