After everything gets broken up and everyone calms down, Christina realizes that she was totally in the wrong. And, she apologizes! I was shocked too. But, the damage has been done. Now, everyone is just waiting to see if Christina can be trusted. There is a palpable wariness amongst the girls now.
They go snorkeling and everyone is getting along (I think there was more “getting along” in this episode, than in any other episode of any other season so far). After snorkeling, the girls ride on a float and have a great time. No real fighting or instigating or anything. It was surprising and refreshing.
When it’s time to head back to the BG House, Char 2.0, Falen, and Julie’s bloat all ride back together. Char 2.0 and Julie are trying to convince Falen that she is getting to close to Rima. Which is stupid. There is no better way to get someone to choose a side than to try to force them to choose your own. Falen plays the “I can be friends with who I want to be friends with” shtick and we are left to see how that bit of manipulation is going to play out in later episodes.
Now, this was kind of heartbreaking. Char 2.0, being her ever pleasant and tactful self, asks Ashley why she’s fat. I swear how has this girl lived as long as she has without being punched in the teeth? Anyway, Ashley (and I admit I got a bit misty, but I’m totally blaming the alcohol) says that she had an abusive boyfriend who would force her to starve herself. She became an anorexic. And, I don’t know about you guys, but I totally wanted to pack Ashley, her footie pajamas, and a teddy bear up and bundle her off to stay with my mom for a few weeks. She would totally learn all she would ever need to know about being confident and not taking crap from anybody (plus, my mom would totally give her a Taser for her birthday, and I think that is the perfect gift for her). Anyway, even the queen of bloat herself, is touched by Ashley’s history.
Is she really crying or is she just poking herself in the eye to look sympathetic?
Christina talks about her temper while on the phone with her boyfriend. She talks about her fight with Ashley and how she wants to be better at controlling herself. But, as I said, it may be too little too late. Rima is talking to Falen about how dangerous Christina is and how she shouldn’t be in the house. Here’s hoping that Rima doesn’t burn what good will I have for her by pulling her own bully show to get rid of Christina.