Maggie, for her part, knows what’s really important in life: she wants to know if Katie has come clean to Tyler about her Twilight obsession. Tyler exclaims that he’s obsessed too, and Team Jacob to boot! Tyler politely helps Maggie with getting the dessert from the kitchen, and Ladonna takes the opportunity of being alone with Katie to gush about how wonderful he is. Tyler walks in on the conversation, which leads to an awkward moment, and Katie interviews that she’s glad he passed the Ladonna Test, but she’s still not sure how she feels about Tyler, herself, but it’s a step in the right direction.
I do feel though, now that I’ve been made aware of Katie’s obsession, that I understand better the attraction she has to Tyler. I think this is as close as she’s gonna get to Taylor Lautner in West Virginia.
When they get back to the car, Tyler goes in for a celebratory kiss, and Katie pushes him off so that she can explain to him she doesn’t want to be just another number. She tells him that this was important to her, which yes, but why is she trying so hard to make him commit to her when she’s still not even sure she wants to be with him? Anyway, he assures her that she’s not just another number; she’s only number 45.
Joey and Shae are hanging out at Shain’s house, and she tells him she’s hungry and she wants to go eat. The catch is though, she wants to drive. Joey shoots her down, but we all know where this is going, right? Can we just get there? Anyway, Joey drives Shae through some mudholes while she tells us that she’s determined to drive the truck. Is it his gearshift you want control of Shae, or something else? Shae, as she did while camping last week, shows remarkable insight into the human condition. She realizes that if she asks him “What are we, anyway? Am I your girlfriend?,” then just to avoid answering the damn question, he will agree to let her drive. Good one, Shae.
I’m capable of manipulating a 4-wheel drive AND a man’s psyche! Woo!
At Shain’s house, Shain’s dad has asked the guys to stack some firewood for him, but instead, for some reason, they are tossing it in the general direction of Shain’s poor cute little pig, Bacon.
Word, Dale. I feel the same way about your son.
Shae asks Tyler about the dinner with Katie’s mom, and he says it went alright. Shain’s dad takes the opportunity to rib on Tyler a little bit about having a girlfriend. Ashley asks in a weird post-production voiceover if the guys want to have a party that night, because she’ll bring “the girls.” I hope she means Anna and Salwa, because I’m really missing them in this episode! And as soon as I wrote that, I realized we’re talking about Ashley, and she probably means her breasts. She asks Tyler if Katie will be mad if she brings the girls, and he tells her to shut up – he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Shain pulls a Shain and has a conversation with the only creature equal to him in intelligence – the pig.