Shain interviews Sevgi about the nature of her relationship with Cara, and asks using the most inelegant questions, ever. For instance: “Ya’ll just friends or ex-friends?” “How’d that seed float?” “Girl on girl love, or…?” He cheers when Sevgi tells him that yes, she and Cara have had sex. In order to prove a point to him, they make out in front of him. I’m just… ugh. No. Ladies, you do not have to prove anything to anyone. Especially not Shain, and especially not the MTV cameras.
At Casa Gandee, we learn that because Shain’s development was halted around second grade, his parents have to remind him to wash his hands. And his response is to spit into his hands and rub them on his shirt. And then his grandmother helps him to make candy to sell at the flea market.
I bet that candy is rich and chocolatey, with just a hint of flu virus. Yum.
At the girls’ house, they’re cleaning up from the party while Cara and Sevgi answer even more really intrusive questions about their love life. We find out that Cara is “the dude” in the relationship, apparently because Sevgi is the dramatic one. Way to reinforce gender stereotypes, ladies.
Finally, Cara and Sevgi have some private time. They discuss how much they care about each other, and how Sevgi will miss Cara. Sevgi melts into a pool of tears, and tells Cara that she’s in a place where she can go anywhere and do anything, there’s nothing holding her where she currently lives (Arizona.) Cara tells us that she realizes that she doesn’t want to get back together with Sevgi, she wants to move on. Then why did you throw her a big party and make out with her in front of a pervy dude? Way to be gentle with someone’s emotions, Cara. No wonder Sevgi is the “dramatic one.”
Shain’s parents wake him up to go sell the Gandee Candy. He is not too happy to be woken up, because he didn’t get to bed until 5 AM. As he’s getting ready, his mom pulls a bloody bag out of the sink (deer, apparently) and complains that Shain needs to do some dishes.
At the swap meet, Shain’s parents are doing all the work to help him set up the candy-selling business. His grandmother made the candy. His parents are the ones selling it. So how, exactly, is this supposed to be Shain’s business? People are buying the candy – Shain tells us he made more than $100. I want to yell at his customers to throw it in the nearest garbage can so they don’t get a staph infection, but that’s just me. And all Shain can do is whine to us that none of his friends showed up to support him, especially Cara. Please, Shain. You’re being a hypocrite. You didn’t even want to go.
Later on at Shain’s house, Joey is encouraging Shain to continue to pursue Cara. He comes up with a plan: take the girls ghosthunting and scare Cara into Shain’s arms.