These are the episode title meanings and references for REBELReloaded's fanfiction series, The Savages. Most of the episode titles are references to literature, history, psychology, or the storylines itself. Most, also, are directly stated in the series.
- The Mafia is a symbolic expression of the close relationship and demeanor of The Savages. They are mostly described as a mafia because of their different objectives in the group.
- Trae makes a reference in the first scene, "This is my crew, this is my mafia, the Savages," as an introduction to his group.
- The episode title is directly a part of Trae's writing. He writes a chapter about the bad influence of others, and the possible consequences.
- The title, clearly, relates to Trae's guidance of Zachary, Joe's newfound bond with Nate, and Lily's relationship with Sydney.
- The Boomerang Effect is a reference to the psychological term: the unintended consequences of an attempt to persuade resulting in the adoption of an opposing position instead.
- The definition of the "boomerang effect" relates to certain storylines in the episode.
- The Boomerang Effect is also the title of Trae's second chapter to his writing.
- The Feminist Manifesto is wordplay, influenced by The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. Replacing the "Communist" term with "Feminist" emphasizes the support of the feministic beliefs.
- The episode title is directly stated in Gina's monologue about feminism.
- The Wild Ride's title is based off of the storyline itself, and it is the first episode to primarily do so. The Wild Ride, however, is influenced by cult classic films, specifically The Fast and The Furious.
- The School For Scandal's episode title was influenced by a play in 1777 of the same name. The play, however, does not connect with the episode.
- Carl makes this reference in the episode after Brian and Vik's video is exposed on YouTube to viral attention.
- The Psychological Warfare is a term used to promote political propaganda used to intimidate the opposing side.
- For this episode, The Psychological Warfare is represented in various ways: Trae's mental and emotional instability, Zachary's anxiety, and The Savages' strong use of propaganda and violence against the school.
- The Beast Unleashed is the symbolization of police brutality and bias, as well as the "beast" of the video scandal (who is responsible for the video's exposure)
- The Alibi is solely based on a storyline revolving around Trae and Kalleb's motives around the infamous video scandal of Brian and Vik.
- "Alibi" is mostly mentioned in the flashbacks.
The Scarlet LettersEdit
- The Scarlet Letters is a reference to the 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, which tackles themes of legalism, sin and guilt. Two out of three of those themes relate to this storyline.
- The Scarlet Letters is basically a literal storyline in the episode itself, as each member of The Savages receives a scarlet letter encrypted with threats or clues.
The Conflict of InterestEdit
- The Conflict of Interest is based on the term itself, which is a situation where someone is in danger as personal self-interest and professional interest clash. This term basically relates to the core storyline involving a dangerous affair with Sena Demir and Shane Baldwin.
- The title also relates to the controversy of Superintendent Jennifer Gordon's past life.
The Powers That BeEdit
- The Powers That Be simply means "authorities," which briefly relates to a subplot in the episode relating to Jennifer Gordon, the new principal. However, the episode title relates to the change in power in the episode. Trae steps down as president, Alex replaces him. The Glamazons also start to dominate.
The Rose That Grew From ConcreteEdit
- The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a reference to the poetry book of the same name by Tupac Shakur in 1999.
- The title's sole similarity to the book relates to the storyline of the struggles and successes of Rose De Vil.
The Family That PreysEdit
- The Family that Preys refers to the 2008 film of the same name by Tyler Perry.