Booze is fun! Too bad it leads to food poisoning so often.
Howdy, Gasmii! I want to thank everyone who’s been leaving comments to these recaps. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say!
As I mentioned in the Minicap, we’ll have ep 8 next week and then 2 eps, 9 and 10, on September 4. 9 is the finale, and 10 is the reunion. According to the ABC Family site, the reunion was just added. Dare I hope there will be a season 2?
Let’s jump right in to our ep!
We pick up where we left off last week, Amber going to Ari’s to return the borrowed car. Amber leaves a note under the car’s windshield, and then goes to the door. We don’t see Ari opening the note, so who knows what it says. It can’t be better than what goes on inside! Amber shares that “it’s time to leave the family when you stop feeling good about showing up to work every day”. Well, first, lots of people don’t “feel good about showing up to work” but we do it anyway. Cause, you know, money. Also, you aren’t working “every day”. Amber goes on to say she’s scared and, surprisingly, claims she doesn’t like conflict.
Pink is so not your color. Also, you’re so not sexy.
Amber pretty much immediately starts attacking Ari, saying she was “grateful before” but was “handed the keys and told I needed to get my act together”. Ari responds that she didn’t reprimand Amber, she said Amber needed to think about her future, and says she lent Amber the car as a friend. Amber shares she was hired as a nanny.
OK, let’s discuss. Everyone down here (in LA) treats everyone else like a BFF. There’s a huge amount of boundary blurring/crossing and interfering in others’ business. I’m still not used to it, and I’ve been here 10 years.
This entire ep, in fact this entire show, has a ton of boundary issues, as you’ve mentioned in your comments. But it’s not specific to the folks in the show, it’s an epidemic. There’s just no line anymore between work and personal, unless you’re very careful about establishing one, and then you’re seen as “aloof”. To me, it’s better to be thought that than have someone interfere in your life.
Then there’s the issue of bosses. For many bosses there is a huge need/want to be “friends”. That leads, as we’ve seen in this show, to huge problems. So really this show is a tutorial in how not to manage. Thanks, ABC Family, for entertaining and educating us! Do we get continuing education credits?
Back to Ari’s house, where Amber is saying she’s had time to think about “hard facts”: her rate is almost 30% less than before and her hours were cut. Ari says she doesn’t think this is the best job for Amber, and there might be something Amber is better suited for. Amber says she loves being a nanny, and is one because she wants to be a nanny. Or she’s completely unqualified for anything else. Amber goes on to say that it doesn’t sound like Ari and Barry need a full-time nanny anymore, and Ari says they’re still looking. As I’ve mentioned before, Amber, it’s you.
Can we get this over with? Benny Hill is coming on soon.