Esther’s Theater: Lab Rats


Lab Rats (available to watch on Disney+)

Esther Kang, Writer, contributor

Disney+ shows: Lab Rats

Disney+ has shows and movies that once aired on Disney Channel and Disney XD years ago, and one of those shows are Lab Rats.

“It doesn’t matter where we are, we’ll always be a team.”
– Bree Davenport

Overview of plot:

Lab Rats (from left to right): Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams), Adam (Spencer Boldman), Bree (Kelli Berglund), Chase (Billy Unger/William Brent)

Lab Rats is a comedy sitcom that has four seasons that began in 2012 and ended in 2016. It even got a spin off show called Lab Rats: Elite Force. Tasha Dooley (Angel Parker) married tech genius millionaire, Donald Davenport (Hal Sparks).  Tasha’s son Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams) was taking a tour of his new house when he discovered a secret elevator. That elevator took him to the basement and he saw three teenagers with super abilities. Donald explained to Tasha and Leo that those three teenagers were his kids Adam, Bree and Chase and that they had bionic abilities. These bionic abilities gave Adam super strength, Bree super speed, and Chase superior intelligence. They were able to have these bionics through a microchip implanted in their necks. The two-part pilot followed Adam, Bree and Chase as they snuck out of the basement and followed Leo to school. Davenport refused to let them go anywhere in public because they would have glitches linked with their emotions. When Donald and Tasha found out, Donald wanted to relocate the bionic trio. After realizing that they were teenagers and deserved a real life, Davenport agreed to let Adam, Bree, and Chase go to high school. The first three seasons show how Adam, Bree, Chase and Leo deal with a regular teenage life while keeping their bionics a secret and being a part of the family, all while going on life-saving missions. In season 3 episode 12 titled “You Posted What!?!” Adam, Bree and Chase’s bionic secret was made public by a criminal army of bionic teens. The government wanted to separate the siblings and arrest Donald. After proving that they wanted to save lives, the Davenport-Dooleys were able to continue on with their daily lives. However, there were a lot of bionic teens that still needed training. The army of bionic teens were soon revealed to be victims of an evil bionic man and the Davenports wanted to help. In the end of season 4, Davenport developed a training facility for the Bionic teens on a Bionic Island. This Disney comedy is the perfect show to watch with your family and friends if you like humor, action and sweet, feel-good moments.

My review:

Behind the scenes: Tyrel Jackson Williams, Kelli Berglund, Billy Unger/William Brent, Angel Parker, Spencer Boldman

I used to watch this show when it was on Disney Channel and Disney XD. I loved this show when I was younger, and I still enjoy watching it now. The story line is really creative and each episode never fails to make me laugh. Lab Rats has so many life lessons to teach and it’s a show adults, teens, and kids can watch. Lab Rats also introduces characters that made mistakes in the past but work towards a better future. Donald’s brother Douglas devoted his life to making Adam, Bree, and Chase a weapon but helped save their lives later in the series. He proved that he changed and that he wanted to be a better person. This show also reinforces the idea that being different can be isolating but it’s a life worth living. The Davenports are different from their fellow peers, but that’s what makes their life memorable. Being different is hard, especially in high school and the Davenports can bond over their differences, strengthening their family relationship. In one episode, Bree wanted to be a normal girl and destroyed her bionic chip. She wanted a regular life and she wanted to be a normal girl but she soon realized that being bionic and being different was what she wanted. When her bionics were gone, she missed her old life. We think that we want to be like everyone else and we try to ignore our differences; but being different is what makes our lives worth living. Above all, Lab Rats teaches the importance of family. Adam, Bree, Chase, Leo and Tasha will always be there for each other. They will support each other, fight for each other and stand together, even if they aren’t always next to each other.

As Bree Davenport once said, “It doesn’t matter where we are, we’ll always be a team.”


Family hug for the Dooley-Davenports
Lab Rats from left to right (season 1): Adam (Spencer Boldman), Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams), Bree (Kelli Berglund), and Chase (William Brent/Billy Unger)
Parallel universe: Chase (William Brent/Billy Unger), Bree (Kelli Berglund), Adam (Spencer Boldman), Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams), and Donald (Hal Sparks)
Parent Teacher Night: Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams), Tasha (Anger Parker), Donald (Hal Sparks)