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Deena is wandering the empty house wondering where everyone is. She finds Vinny outside on the Sofaed Balcony, where he’s cleaning his shoes. “I can’t believe you started crying last night,” he tells her. “That was the most unexpected cry ever.” Deena apologizes. Don’t do that, Deena! “You know why I think I got like that?” she asks. “He’s like, my best friend, he’s like a part of me, so I just look out for him and I’m afraid, like…” Vinny interjects that Chris is not, in actual fact, a part of Deena. Go rain on somebody else’s parade, Negative Nancy, Deena has a right to feel her own feelings. He then proceeds to tell Deena it’s an unhealthy relationship. “There’s different types of unhealthy relationships,” Vinny pontificates. “There’s one type that’s, like, people who fight each other, and there’s another type where you become just addicted and you can’t go on without the other person.” I know he’s talking about codependency, but the way he phrased it is how romantic relationships feel in the very beginning, especially when you’re young.
“I just think too much,” Deena says. I’ve often said that thinking is Deena’s problem, but mostly because it’s not something she really does a whole lot of. “I get, like, anxious, and that’s when I get, like, panicky.” She says she wonders if she should go on anxiety medication. This is ridiculous! I really feel badly for her, because this is her first relationship and not only does she not know how she’s supposed to feel, she thinks she doesn’t have a right to feel the way she does feel. I can totally see her ending up in a very abusive relationship and believing that it’s all her fault based on how she’s dealing with this situation. “Can you stop saying you think you have this and that?” Vinny asks her. I don’t know, Vinny, can you stop being a smug asshole and just listen? “I saw him when I was happy and I cried,” Deena says. Someone needs to sit her down and tell her that she’s allowed to both have feelings and express them.
“Deena hasn’t been away from this kid for like, a day,” Vinny tells us. “And it’s healthy to express your feelings. But you have to think positive. It’s just a boyfriend, you know what I mean?” Her first boyfriend. She’s been waiting for a real boyfriend for years, and since she didn’t get all of the giddiness and highs and lows out of her system when she was younger, she is going to process this relationship much like a 13-year-old girl would. So fuck off, Vinny.
“Do you like him?” Deena asks. “Deena, shut up!!!” Vinny says. “I like talking about him,” Deena says. Poor Deena. It starts to rain, so they go inside.