When they finally reach each other, Rico gets his flowers and they kiss. They come back over to Nev, Max and the picnic tables. Apparently this park is right on a beach because Ja’mari explains that his family came to this beach a lot while he was growing up, and they had a lot of problems, but they always felt united at this beach and that’s why he wanted to meet here. Okay, that’s a nice story, or it could be that where he lives isn’t exactly model-appropriate. He tells Rico that he has some confessions to make. No way! First of all, his name isn’t Ja’mari, it’s James. Also he doesn’t drive a Mercedes (you don’t say!) and he doesn’t have his own place. He’s 22 and lives with his mom. Oh and he’s not a model. He’s a bus driver. So actually when he’s told Rico he’s “on the road,” he really has been on the road, so to speak. So it wasn’t a total lie, see? And he wants Rico to give him the weekend to show him that it’s not about material things, it’s about the two of them. Fine, but isn’t Ja’mari the one who’s made it about material things by lying about all of that? Rico wants to start the conversation over. So Ja’mari’s not a model of any kind? JAMES says no, but he DOES take nice pictures of himself. HA HA HA! And about the fake name? James had gone through a lot and wanted to distance himself from his troubles, so he started going by something else. Rico wants some time to think about everything – as per the usual catfish episode timelime. He goes to smoke a cigarette and Nev sits down with James. James says he never wanted things to happen this way and he blames himself. But there was just never a good time to tell Rico the truth, you know? IN THREE YEARS! We’ve heard this story before, James. It’s bogus. There were plenty of times to tell the truth.
Back at the hotel, Nev and Rico google James. The real James, not Ja’mari. What they find is a police record.
Nev: “So here we can just Google Image Search his mugshot and voila!“
Apparently James stole three different buses and drove them around on their routes. So he impersonated a bus driver. Rico says that’s psychotic. Who puts on a bus driver’s uniform and drives buses around then brings them back? Just now James calls Nev’s phone. Nev tells James that they found the bus driving story online and James says that it’s all bull, and that he “won that case.” Nev says no one knows what to believe since James has proven himself to be a liar. James just wants a chance to win Rico over in person, so they decide to get together in about a half hour. Rico says he will hear James out.