Well, we’ll just get this out of the way first: the fallout from the Cooke/Dustin kiss at the end of last week’s episode isn’t much more than what we’ve already seen via previews. Cooke confesses to Nany, who promises she won’t say anything but promptly does because Teacup is “her girl.” Good to know she has loyalty to Teacup when it involves going against Cooke. Anyway, Teacup stays mad for a little while until Cooke apologizes. Dustin proves irresistable to a drunken Teacup, who flirts with him when they’re out at night but insists she can’t be with him in the cold, sober light of day. She’s kind of bitchy this episode, but it’s nice to see her have a spine and a personality, so at least there’s that. Dustin finally mans up and forces her to talk things out with him, at which point they maybe-kinda-sorta get back together-ish. It seems like they do, but neither of them spells it out clearly enough for my liking.
We get a nice little flashback to New Orleans as we watch the roomies work in a soup kitchen. (For Thanksgiving, I think. Might as well be charitable one day a year, and it might as well be that one.) Sadly, there is no Loretta, but there are homeless “kids,” most of whom appear to be in their late teens or early twenties- all the better for the roomies to relate to, my dear! Naomi is very excited to meet a fellow Bronx girl, but said Bronx girl can’t muster the same enthusiasm since she’s hungry/cold/tired from being on the street instead of well-fed and well-rested from staying in a fancy tricked-out suite.
More importantly, though, Nany meets a kid who has a bunch of siblings and doesn’t know his dad- just like her! Actually, he says his dad beat the crap out of him once. Nany’s been hit by a guy before, too! She won’t talk about it, or tell us who the guy is, but she did mention it once like half a season ago. Anyway, this sends Nany off into a tearful search for her dad, which involves calling a private investigator and various warnings from her mother. It turns out Nany found five years’ worth of letters her dad had written that her mom had hidden away, so Nany thinks he must have some interest in her life in spite of her mother’s insistence that he would have found her by now if that was true. Hopefully we’ll actually hear about this again, unlike the abuse storyline.
And, saving the best for last, MikeMike is still on a half-hearted quest to get laid. Apparently he has standards or something, which perplexes his roommates just as much as his use of complex words like “banter.” He and Roy Lee make up some bogus story for some lame girls about being drug dealers, and it’s predictably amusing. But THEN, MikeMike meets a cute little blonde girl who not only gives him the time of day, she actually seems genuinely interested in him! MikeMike enlists the help of various roommates to get ready for his dates with her, and they bond over things like obscure bands they both like and their plans for the zombie apocalypse. It’s seriously too adorable for words, and I’m so afraid it’s too good to be true and she’s going to hurt my dear MikeMike. But hey, I was worried about Pandrea last year, and that seemed to work out just fine… at least until the end of the season, I have no clue what happened after that.
Damn, these roomies sure are pulling their respective weight this year, huh? There’s not a single one that hasn’t produced some sort of drama. Anyway, see you guys in the comments and the full recap!
Check out last week’s recap here.