The third season of the drama series ‘All American’ left many questions in the viewers’ minds about the continuation of a few characters. This includes the character of Layla, who is one of the main characters and is played by Greta Onieogou.
Layla had to witness the attempt of one of the important people in her life to take their own life. The end of the third season was left on a cliffhanger regarding the fates of three of the important characters Coop, Carrie, and Layla. However, the beginning of the fourth season brought good news to fans, keeping all three characters alive. Netflix had declared the release of the fourth season on 31st May 2022.
End Of The Third Season
At the end of the third season, fans were left hanging, with Carrie and Layla driving into the night. Carrie had previously assumed Layla was in the same headspace as her. She planned the death of both of them to end their suffering. When Carrie and Layla visit Layla’s parents, Carrie leaves a suicide note in Layla’s house. This shows her unhealthy and obsessive feeling toward Layla.
Carrie earlier believed Layla to be as depressed and self-sabotaging as herself. It is, however, revealed that Layla wants to continue her life and, unlike Carrie, is not in pain. Carrie’s mental damage also causes her to convince Layla that ending their lives is the only way to end their pain. Layla was able to talk her off the idea of jumping and walking back to a safer distance from the cliff.
However, this wrecks Carrie more, ending with her trying to kill Layla, which leads to additional emotional damage. Carrie also realizes how lonely she feels at the moment and wants to kill off herself. The episode ended with her walking toward the edge of the cliff.
Season 4 Premiere
Layla continues to persuade Carrie not to take her life. Instead, she talks about the possibility for both of them to reach a healthier space. Carrie was, however, stuck with the thoughts of ending her immediate pain by ending her life, and the words had no real effect on her. Finally, Layla can talk to Carrie to get down the cliff and convince her that her life is worth living. They walked back to a safer distance from the cliff to the car. Later, Carrie cried in Layla’s arms as she told her that she would go back to rehab.
This experience left Layla completely traumatized and devastated. Almost witnessing Carrie’s suicide, who Layla is very close to, added to the damage of the near-death experience for Layla. Moving on from this would be challenging for Layla.
This season, we’ll see Carrie’s and Layla’s reactions to this situation, how they handle it psychologically, and how they recover. We’ll also see what other experiences they will have during the season.