Joe asks why she didn’t just tell him it was her. She says that she was scared, but that it’s also entertainment for her to pretend to be someone else. Nev takes a deep breath and gets ready to make the speech where he tells them that they’re obviously soul mates and need each other, but Max beats him to it, telling Joe that they owe him a huge apology for failing him. They ask Rose how long she’s been doing this and she says for years and that she has quite a few fake profiles and that it doesn’t bother her.
Max has a mini blow-up, scolding Rose and telling her she’s manipulative and deceitful and messing with other people’s feelings, which is a mean way to entertain yourself. Um… why is this the first time we’re hearing this speech? This little lecture has been applicable in almost every episode. Why now? Has Max finally had enough? Where is Nev and the Friendship Patrol? Rose gets defensive and plays with her hair vigorously. She says she’s apologizing in front of all the cameras, isn’t that enough? Joe says he doesn’t appreciate being lied to and now he needs some time to think. Everyone goes their separate ways.
The next morning Nev is horrified to discover that the fake Kari Ann profile is still alive and kicking. He calls Rose immediately and she says she’d like to talk to Nev without Joe. Ah, here is Nev’s big chance to get inside Rose’s heart. They head over and Rose sits them down to explain how she started liking Joe, so she used the Kari Ann profile to talk to him and things just kind of got out of hand. Nev reminds Rose that she said she has feelings for Joe, so if she had to choose between a real relationship or her slew of fake profiles, what would it be? Rose isn’t ready to give up her profiles. Nev analrapizes Rose, asking her what she gets from hiding behind these profiles and Rose says she realizes it’s gotten out of hand. She’s even gotten multiple other people involved in the hoax. Hmm… Kyle? She thinks she may be addicted to this behavior.
“Crashing the centerfold convention was the best weekend of my life.”
Max says if she put this much time and energy into something honest, she could end up being a great writer or something. Let’s not go crazy, Max. They finally convince her to post something saying she’s going away for a while. I guess that’s a first step in taking down the fake profile.
And now Rose has to go back over to Joe’s to beg for forgiveness. She tells him about the “going away” post and says she really did have feelings for him. Joe says he thinks they should just be friends. Rose apologizes again and everything is happy. To Nev she says, “Sorry I fooled you. Maybe you should be a better detective.” HA! How DARE she knock the All Powerful Google Image Search??? Nev really HAS come off looking like an idiot in this episode. First with being all hot and bothered by the possibility of meeting a Playboy model, then with being completely wrong about EVERYTHING. No BFF photo today. Nev must be too embarrassed. Joe’s not too upset since he’s still going to stay friends with Rose. But he does have one final request: that Nev and Max drive their car next to his four wheeler so he can see how fast it goes. Aw, he would have had so much fun in Los Angeles with his four wheelers if Kari Ann had been the real deal. He’s very cosmopolitan.