As they leave the meeting, Swift compliments Captain Needy on his six months of sobriety and makes a big deal about the chip he earned. It’s actually pretty nice of him to be so supportive, and clearly what the captain needs. More of this Swift, less of him stutter-yelling about gibberish, please.
Back at the house, Grandpa is chasing RomCom around begging to zap her with the mosquito zapper. Apparently this is where she draws the line, because she’s actually running AWAY from him for once. Either that or she’s trying to play hard to get.
Mo’Rum and Latoya congratulate Captain Needy on earning his six-months-clean chip, and Latoya at least seems very sincere about it, asking to see his chip like Swift did. Captain says he needs to go from drug-free to drug-and-alcohol-free, and says he should have given up the alcohol before the blow. No, starting with the blow was probably the way to go dude.
Pro Tip for Needy: Drink only from sealed bottles, or have Latoya approve them first. Something tells me Mo’Rum put rum in every drink she could find.
Latoya continues offering support while Mo’Rum requests that he carry her wasted ass home from their St. Paddy’s Day celebration coming up on Saturday. They will be going to St. Croix for the festivities, and Mo’Rum generously offers to drink Captain Needy’s share of the alcohol. He acknowledges the unfortunate timing of his decision to get sober, but Latoya thinks if he can get through that, he’ll be fine after that.
Sidebar: I don’t get the sense that Latoya refuses to drink any alcohol whatsoever, I just think that she doesn’t like the taste and/or doesn’t like being drunk. So she took the shot of rum at the airport to be a good sport, but she clearly didn’t like it. I guess she’s the rare bird who just plain doesn’t like/need it. She clearly knows how to have fun though, so she gets my respect.
Ginger tells Swift about his love for Mo’Rum (the person, not the drink… for now, at least) and adds that he probably shouldn’t have told his GBH to come visit so quickly.
It’s okay, Red. Premature visitation is a common problem among people your age.
Turns out, he doesn’t really want her to come visit at all, especially since she hooked up with someone else. He knows Mo’Rum is going to push him away so she doesn’t get hurt, but Ginger would rather get hurt himself because she’s just such a special snowflake. Kid keeps falling harder every week.
You. Guys. Ginger and Mo’Rum are sitting down, having an actual conversation about these issues. It’s like they’re real adults or something! This is weird. It can’t possibly end well, right? Anyway, Ginger tells Mo’Rum that he likes her, which everyone including her already knows. She’s worried about Emily’s visit and doesn’t expect to enjoy that little hiccup, afraid they’ve set themselves up for failure, but Ginger tries to declare that visit “tentative.”