- "Just look at her. She's a real goddess, isn't she not?"
- ―Patrick McReary about Elizabeth Nichols
Love At First Plight is the third comic in Season 1 of Sibling Rivalries: The Next Chapter, and the 48th comic overall.
Packie develops a crush on his Biology partner, but then discovers a secret about her that he did not expect. Meanwhile, Victor gets the boys in trouble with a fellow football player after insulting him.
♥ = character's debut
♠ = character does not speak throughout comic
♣ = character is mentioned only
♦ = character appears in a speaking/non-speaking cameo only
- Patrick McReary
- Francis McReary ♦
- Gerald McReary ♦
- Derrick McReary
- Kate McReary ♦
- Maureen McReary-Wilson ♦
- Hector Wilson ♦
High School GroupEdit
- Angel Chacon ♦
- Salvador Real ♦
- Eduardo Tena ♦
- Claude Tena ♦
- Pablo Torres ♦
- Elizabeth Nichols ♥
- Bruce Warren ♥
- Mrs. Clay ♥/♦
- Isaiah Trevino ♣
- Katie Torres ♣
- Luis Campbell ♣
- Leonard Smith ♣
- Alfonso Toreno ♣
- Yeila Butler ♣
- Roy Howell ♥
- Randy Huff ♥
- Jake Hansen ♥
- Andy Terell ♥
- Travis Ingram ♥
- Miguel Ibanda ♥
- Joseph Levine ♥
- Felix Irwin ♣
- Joel Gonzales ♦
- Michelle Stone ♣
- Green Bay Southwest High School
- Trojan Cafe
- Trojan Football Field
- Mr. Howell's Classroom
- Biology Lab
- Boy's Locker Room
- Victor's House
- Backyard Porch
- McReary-Wilson Family Cafe
- Ha-Nis-Ra Park (real life park in Green Bay WI)
- Adrian, Aaron, Victor, and Anthony only appear with Packie in the first scene of the comic, then for the rest of the comic they do not share any more scenes with him.
- Packie's other siblings do not appear in the comic until the second to last scene of the comic depicting Packie and Elizabeth hanging out at the McReary-Wilson Family Café. It is revealed that they still continue to work at the cafe after the events of "Feeling Peachy".
- Derrick has the most lines of any other one of Packie's siblings in this comic, who only spoke 1-2 lines in their cameo appearance.
- This is another comic where Gerry does not mention anything related to football at all, or Derrick does not act nerdy in.
- Salvador, Eduardo, and Claude only make a brief cameo appearance in this comic, sitting at a table together in the cafe. However, only Claude is seen from the back, and another unknown character next to him, which is supposed to be Pablo. This marks his return from the original series.
- Adrian, Aaron, and Victor are depicted as quite rude in this comic, seeing as how though they are usually very nice, they make fun of and tease Bruce Warren when he does his awkward victory dances when scoring a touchdown.
- This is the first time the McReary-Wilson Family Café appears in TNC.
- The word "plight" means a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation, which would fit pretty well, seeing as how Packie and the gang find themselves in difficult situations in the comic (Packie when she discovers the girl he likes isn't into him, and the other boys when they get into a fight).
- Anthony's awkward personality comes more into light starting with this comic.
- This comic suggests that Anthony could be lactose intolerant.
- This is the first time ever in the T.J. Productions Comic Universe that an LGBT character is introduced, in this case, Elizabeth Nichols, the girl Packie likes that is actually a lesbian.
- Packie brings up the events of "One Tough Break-Up" when he says to the gang that he is not as good with the girls as he used to be ever since he broke up with Michelle during his seventh grade year, though he mentions it is "not the first time they broke up", though the second break-up was worse and they did not reconcile.
- The song "Get Ready For This" by 2 Unlimited is "played" in this song (though it is actually the Jock Jams version that has the announcer saying "LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEE!!" at the beginning), and it is mentioned by Victor as "that one song from Space Jam".
- The song can be found here.
- This is the first time in the Sibling Rivalries franchise that drugs were mentioned in, as when Coach Huff sees Victor shirtless while mocking Bruce, he says "Hey Clay, what's wrong with you, did you take drugs or something?"
- Ironically, though Adrian, Aaron, and Victor describe Bruce's victory dances after scoring a touchdown as embarrassing, Victor makes a much bigger fool of himself when mocking him.
- This is the second time a character challenges another character to a fight, the first time being in "Satellite Screw-Up".
- This is the first time that Aaron, Victor, and Anthony are seen outside of Green Bay Southwest since the first comic of the series.
- This comic was released exactly three years after the Sibling Rivalries comic "A Family Pet".
- Isaiah Trevino was mentioned for the first time in this comic, when Mr. Howell lists several of the students and who they are paired up with on the biology assignment. He would later appear in "The Ballad of Isaiah Trevino" and become the series's main antagonist.
- In a similar fashion to Joel Gonzales, Isaiah was mentioned before his debut.
- Katie Torres is mentioned in this comic and appears to be in the same biology period as Packie. She did not make an appearance in TNC until "The Ballad of Isaiah Trevino".
- There was originally a twist at the end where Elizabeth Nichols turned out to be lesbian, which caused Packie to go crazy and then attempted to kiss her in an effort to "turn her straight", only to have her abandon him moments later. However, the dialogue was replaced with Elizabeth revealing she is actually a junior who does not date freshmen, causing Packie to similarly go crazy and want to show her that he can still show her a good time. GTA Nerd is absolutely not against the LGBT community, but rather changed the scene so Packie will not appear to be homophobic.