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Jamie Eleanor Spano[2] is the son of the school counselor at Bayside High, Dr. Jessica Spano.

History

Early Life

Jamie Eleanor Spano was born sometime in the fall of 2004 to Jessie Spano in California.

In 2019, Jamie started High School at his mother's alum mater Bayside High.

Prior to the closure of California schools, Jamie is comfortable in his position as captain of Bayside High's football team. Things become difficult for Jamie when his position on the team — and in school — is challenged by Aisha Garcia, a new arrival at the school.

Playing Football

Jamie is initially comfortable in his position as the captain (and quarterback) on Bayside's football team. Following the start of a new semester, however, it becomes clear to A.C. Slater that he must replace Jamie with a new arrival at Bayside, Aisha Garcia. The decision is difficult for Slater, given his friendship with Jamie's mother, Jessie Spano, but eventually he posts the new line up.

Jamie is angry and upset about his position on the team, but it quickly becomes clear that Jamie was never good at football, but gained his position on the team via his mother's friendship with Slater. Eventually, Jamie concedes his position, finally accepting that Aisha is better at football than him and agrees that the two can be friends.[3]

Return to School

After the pandemic was over, Jamie and the other students returned to school. He and Lexi had dated throughout the pandemic, staying connected over video and text when they couldn't be together. On the first day back, Jamie tried to lean in and kiss Lexi for the first time in the year, but she stopped him, saying she didn't want to kiss him in front of people because she had become really religious.

Later, while talking about the Last Year Dance Party Mac was throwing, Jamie tried to kiss her again, but she stopped him again, accidentally hitting him with a locker door in the process.

At the party, Lexi tried to kiss Jamie, but he pulled back and asked why she'd been weird. He thought it was because she didn't want to kiss him. She insisted that she did and it would stop being weird if he kissed her, but he left the party.

Later, outside the party, Jamie found Lexi and they talked about how each of them felt about being back in school and how she put so much pressure on their second kiss. They agreed they still wanted to kiss each other and did so. When Spencer popped out of a nearby trash can and celebrated, they told him to leave. They then went together to help clean up from the party.[4]

Parents' Divorce

When Slater learned that Valley had cancelled their football season after a kid got hurt, he had Aisha tackle him to prove that the kids were just being soft, but ended up seriously injured, which resulted in Bayside's football season being cancelled as well. When Jessie talked to Jamie about it, he said he wasn't that upset because he'd been thinking about quitting football anyway, as he'd realized he wasn't very good at it.

That day, after school, his mother took him to a park to tell him that she and his father were getting divorced. He told her he'd already figured it out and asked her what would happen next. She admitted she didn't know and started crying. He told her it was okay because she was doing her best. She then took him to get popcorn chicken.[5]

History Presentation

In Modern Southern California History, Jamie was grouped with Mac and DeVante to do a presentation on earthquakes. DeVante immediately started making a plan, but Jamie was distracted watching his father move out on the Ring cam. DeVante started writing the presentation himself and suggested they practice it. When Jamie started crying while trying to read the presentation, DeVante and Mac decided to toughen Jamie up a little. They spent the day trying to do that. When Slater found out what they were doing, he called them into his office and told Jamie he couldn't go through life burying his feelings. He encouraged Jamie to admit he was having the feelings for a reason and it was okay. Jamie realized it was okay to be sad that his parents were splitting up. They were able to finish their presentation and Jamie was able to read it without a problem.[6]

Talent Show

When Jamie learned that Mac wasn't participating in the talent show, he decided to join, but when Mac participated after all, Jamie dropped out.[7]

Supporting Lexi

Jamie came into The Max one day and told everyone that some parents at another school were suing to have a trans girl kicked off the soccer team. Everyone immediately looked at Lexi, who told them all she was fine. Later, sick of everyone trying to talk to her about trans issues, Lexi decided to put on a play that she claimed would solve transphobia. When that started to fall apart, Jamie asked if she was sure she wanted to do it and he and DeVante convinced her to go to the Prism meeting and offered to go with her to support her.[8]

Career Fair

Jamie attended the career fair with his friends. While they were there, he explored the possibility of becoming a doula for expectant fathers.[9]

Searching for His Talent

When Mac told Jamie that he had no talents or abilities and therefore wouldn't be participating in the spirit competition, Jamie set out to prove that wasn't true. He tried several things, but found he wasn't very good at any of them. Lexi consoled him by saying the thing he's better at than anyone else is being a friend.[10]

Mascot Sabotage

When Trevor the Tiger, the Bayside High mascot, was decapitated, Jamie assured everyone that Mac would take care of getting revenge. However, Mac was distracted by trying to destroy Gil, despite Jamie's insistence that Gil wasn't his enemy. Mac persisted and Jamie and Lexi had to handcuff him to a pipe to keep him from doing his worst ever prank, saying they wouldn't let him go until he admitted that he had feelings for Daisy and that's why he wanted to destroy Gil. After enduring several attempts to get him to confess, he finally did and they released him when he called the prank off. Despite this, he ended up doing the prank anyway. Everyone who gathered to watch agreed that Mac was a monster until Daisy revealed that Gil had decapitated Trevor because he was a spy from Valley.[11]

Dance Contest

When Gil turned out to by a spy from Valley who had erased all their volunteer hours, they had to come up with a quick way to get 15,000 hours by midnight. Jamie thought it was impossible and suggested just pranking Valley back. However, Toddman then suggested a dance contest. If every student participated, they could get enough hours by dancing for 12 straight hours. At the dance, Jamie stayed awake and alert by drinking energy drinks, which he'd never been allowed to have before, because his mother banned caffeine from their house due to her previous trouble with dependency. At the end of the night, after they got their hours officially, Jamie threw up.[12]

Spirit Competition

On the day of the Spirit Competition, Lexi worried that Jamie would be sad without an event to compete in, but he considered cheering for his friends to be the best event of all. During this conversation, he thanked Lexi for being supportive during what had been a rough few months and told her he loved her. She struggled to talk and he told her she didn't have to say it back. She told him it was new to her to have someone she could count on and said she loved him, too, but he later learned that she was quoting a commercial she'd done. She tried to say it again, but couldn't. Later, Jamie said he knew that she loved him because of all the ways she showed it, even though she had trouble saying it.

When Mac realized that the only way Bayside could win was if he lost, he told Jamie to run the final race in his place. Jamie started the race, ignoring all the sabotages that would have tripped Mac up. At the end, he won the race, winning the Spirit Competition for Bayside. As he celebrated, Lexi came to him and told him she loved him.[13]

Personality

Unlike his mother Jessie Spano, Jamie is not super bright he can be very clueless. He is best described as a "sensitive man-child."[14]

Relationships

Romantic

Lexi Haddad-DeFabrizio

Jamie and Lexi are best friends, and have been since childhood. Despite this, Jamie was previously blissfully unaware that Lexi has romantic feelings for Jamie. When the relationship breaks down between Jamie and Aisha — mainly due to Lexi's scheming — Jamie attempts to kiss Lexi, but Lexi pulls away, realizing that she cannot destroy the relationship Jamie has with Aisha.

The two remain friends until the breakdown of Aisha and Jamie's relationship. After this, Lexi admits that she has romantic feelings for Jamie and the two kiss in the hallway of Bayside High. The kiss is witnessed by Aisha, who was on her way to tell Jamie that she loves him too.

Aisha Garcia

Despite being replaced on the team by Aisha, Jamie grows fond of the new arrival. Jamie eventually realizes that the feelings are reciprocated, and the two begin more intimate. Their relationship is difficult, however, and Jamie feels as though Aisha does not feel the same about him. On numerous occasions, he tries to ask Aisha to be his girlfriend, but she avoids him.

Aisha eventually agrees to be Jamie's girlfriend, but the relationship is rocky. After Aisha accidentally sends Jamie a voice memo remarking that she cannot be his girlfriend as he is "dumb", the relationship breaks down. Jamie later talks with Aisha, and he admits that he loves her, but she remarks that she does not feel the same despite having a good time. As a result, the two call off their relationship.

Shortly after, Jamie realises that he may have feelings for his best friend, Lexi, but has been avoiding them due to the two being best friends. Jamie and Lexi talk about the feelings, and they eventually kiss; the kiss is witnessed by Aisha, who was going to tell Jamie that she loves him too.[15]

Friendships

Mac Morris

Daisy Jiménez

DeVante Young

Colt Cassidy

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Gallery

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Notes and Trivia

  • He has a dog named "Porno."
  • He was replaced as Quarterback of the football team by Aisha Garcia as he's mediocre in the position.
  • His last name is his mother Jessie Spano's maiden name she most likely kept her maiden name when she got married.
  • Jamie is the son of former Bayside student turned staff member, Jessie Spano.
  • He used to wear Braces.[16]
  • His phone's pass code is "8008".[17]
  • It was revealed in House Party that his Grandfather passed away it is unknown if it was his Grandfather on his mother's side or his father's side.
  • Both Jamie and Mac Morris are the only main characters in the reboot that are children to at least one of the main characters in the original series. Jamie is the son of Jessie Spano. Mac Morris is the son of Kelly Kapowski and Zack Morris.
  • Jamie was born sometime in the Fall of 2004 because Season 1 takes place in the Fall of 2020 during Jamie's Sophomore year of High School.[18] Sophomores are normally 15 or 16 years old. Jamie celebrates his birthday in House Party by throwing a Birthday Party at his house. In the Season 1 finale Showdown, Jamie reveals that he's 16 years old.
  • Jamie's initials are "JES" which is the first three letters of his mother Jessie Spano's first name.

References

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