‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Sneak Peek: Eddie’s an 8th Grader Now, Son!

Kelly Woo

They grow up so fast, don’t they?

Fresh Off the Boat goes back to school in this week’s new episode, and Eddie (Hudson Yang) is now in eighth grade. But in this exclusive clip, he frets about being cool on the first day of school.

“We need to walk in either with fresh gear or a great story,” he tells his friends while they sit in lawn chairs on the driveway and contemplate the new year.

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Well, Trent (Trevor Larcom) has fresh gear — fresh from the Atlanta Olympics! And it features the official mascot, Izzy Whatizit. Ummm … OK, maybe it’s better to have a story?

But as Dave (Evan Hannemann) points out, “We’re eighth graders now. We don’t need stories.” They’re practically men. Yeah! And, of course, that leads Eddie to daydream about their manly entrance into the first day of school.

Fresh Off the Boat airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.