Now we’re at Jerry’s for Lucy and Amanda’s double date. Jerry’s is a place I have been many a time. And it’s almost never empty, so this “date” must have been at 3 pm. That’s romantic.
Hello ello ello ello ello
Amanda asks if Matt has ever been in a calendar. Again, he’s not a Chippendale, he’s a firefighter. When Matt asks Amanda questions, he gets maybe a sentence in return. There’s almost no chemistry between them. Amanda shares that her time is limited, so if you’re going to take up her time you’d best be entertaining. I could say the same thing about you, Little Miss Hick Town.
However, check out Curtis, hanging on Matt’s every word. Wonder if Lucy knows she’s a beard.
Meanwhile, Kristin and Drunky are at Kristin’s house while Kristin engages in a monologue about being freaked out, wanting to place 10 mannies a month, how she needs to find more nannies, and then ponders if she should be placing people with no nanny experience. No, but you will because any nanny with experience is going to use an established agency, not join your stable of dysfunctional freakazoids.
I’m a freaking London School of Economics graduate, but god forbid you could ask my advice. I need a drink.
We return briefly to Scott and Justin in the Faulks’ pool, discussing their childhoods. Aw. Australia has ol’ fishin’ holes, just like the US!
The double date has now moved to a bowling alley, and everyone seems to have a better time. Lucy asks Amanda if she wants to “get frisky” (really? Is this the 90s?) with Matt, and Amanda says she needs to get to know him. Which is code for “not if we were the last 2 people on earth”.
Over at Ari’s, Amber has shown up (how? did she drive the rental? take the bus?) to get Ari’s car. Ari says that Barry didn’t want her to do this, and then says she needs to talk to Amber about getting her act together.
That sound is the other shoe dropping, Amber.
Ari goes on to say she’s basically the same age as Amber and worries about her and her life path. She wants to help guide as a friend. Amber shares, predictably, that she’s offended, that Ari was “super rude” and Amber doesn’t remember asking for advice. You did that when you shared you mismanaged your money so badly your car was repossessed! You opened that door really wide and Ari’s just walking on through.
Don’t say anything . . . keep mouth closed . . . need car . . .
Aloud, Amber smiles tightly and says thanks, and goes on to say she still needs to borrow that car. Ari shares she was surprised Amber wasn’t more excited about getting the car, and says she feels her advice wasn’t well-received. Well, no it wasn’t. Because Amber never wants to hear anything that’s not 100% positive, and even though her life is a trainwreck, she would never listen to someone who clearly has their act together.
Also, no matter how bad things got for me, I wouldn’t be caught dead renting a Dodge. A DODGE for chrissakes!
She’s not the boss of me! Oh wait, she is. Well she still can’t say those things while lending me a car that’s worth more than I make in a year!