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WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Atypical season 2

Netflix released season two of Atypical on September 7 with all 10 episodes made available at once.

Season two of Atypical picked up after the events of the first run with Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) having to deal with his parents’ separation and his sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) going to a new school.

Sam was also faced with the prospect of going to college and thinking about his future as his support network started to splinter before his eyes.

Season two saw the alpha female and queen bee Bailey Bennett (played by Ariela Barer) having a change in fortunes.

As fans will remember, in the first season Bailey was very mean and made fun of an overweight girl by cruelly scrawling “orca” on her locker.

However, just got her just desserts when she ended up getting punched in the face by Casey for bullying.

Bailey also patronised Sam in season one, much to the chagrin of Casey and others.

While in season two, Bailey appeared to have become something of a social recluse.

She was seen hiding away and smoking in the art supply cupboard, where Sam, too, went to seek refuge.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ariela Barer.


Who is Ariela Barer?

Ariela Barer is an up-and-coming American actress of Mexican-Jewish descent.

The 19-year-old actress started her career at the tender age of three.

Along with starring in Atypical, her other big role is playing Gert Yorkes in Marvel’s Runaways.

She has previously starred in TV shows One Day At A Time, New Girl and Keenan’s Crush.


Her other roles have included parts in the likes of ER, 90210, Modern Family and Weeds.

Ariela is a passionate LGBTQ campaigner and has spoken vocally about representation and diversity on screen.

In an interview with Collider last year, Ariela spoke about the significance of playing a Latina superhero in Marvel’s Runaways.

She explained: “It was really important to me that you have characters who are Latinas, and who are super strong and powerful.

“We have such a responsibility to show that, even though we got this opportunity, we have to create more for other Latinas, and for especially girls who are my age.”


She continued: “We’re much stronger than that and bolder than that, and it’s cool that we get variety within one show.

“We never end up falling into tokenism, or anything like that.

“It’s cool to have two of us because we can be truly personal and relatable in without having to worry about encompassing everything into one story. We can keep it as real as possible.”

Ariela added: “People don’t have to relate to both of us. We don’t have to be the perfect role models. We can be human.”

Atypical season 1 & 2 are available to watch on Netflix now

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