Captain Needy tries to pry some more information out of Grandpa, but he’s not having it. He tells us that he has strong feelings for Chelsea, so he won’t discuss it out of respect for her. Well, we’ve probably got the gist of it. Sorry for what you’re going through, Chelsea, but thanks for providing the first unexpected drama of the season!
The next morning, Grandpa ignores RomCom, who has no idea the mess she is suddenly in the middle of. Ginger calls up his GBH, calling her “poppet.” He tells her about their weekend in St. Croix. Upon finding out who he’s talking to, RomCom runs to Mo’Rum to tattle. Mo’Rum dismisses it for the time being with a “fuck ‘im.” Meanwhile, Emily reminds Ginger that she’s coming down a week from that day.
“Wait, you’re coming down here? I thought that was ‘tentative.’”
Mo’Rum wonders if she has the right to be mad. Of course, RomCom claims she would be mad in this situation. Mo’Rum declares that “everything” has been changed by this 20 minute phone call. Hey, remember those glory days of earlier in the episode when Ginger and Mo’Rum had an adult conversation about their feelings? Hold on to that feeling.
After his phone call, Ginger calls Mo’Rum “poppet,” which is the same pet name he used for Emily. Ginger! Stop that! He can tell something’s wrong, but she’s not about to just TELL him why she’s pissed.
The guys go to the gym, and Captain Needy is happy to be included. He wanders around like someone with ADHD, apparently doing one rep on every machine. He’s proud of himself for kicking his alcohol habit.
Someone should maybe instruct him on the proper use of the equipment, though. Safety first!
The girls do some bonding of their own at a nail salon. On the boat ride back to their island, Mo’Rum confirms that she will be giving Ginger the cold shoulder, since he’s playing her even though that’s not his intention. RomCom tries to compare their situations, saying they’re both in a pickle. Mo’Rum says RomCom’s in a pickle, she’s out of hers. And none of them know just how pickled RomCom’s situation has become.
RomCom thinks Grandpa got into an argument about whether or not Chelsea hooked up with someone, and says letting Grandpa treat her the way he does makes her look stupid. The other girls agree emphatically and Mo’Rum says she’s not giving women a good name. Even when she’s being a little bit dumb (just TALK to Ginger, goddammit!), Mo’Rum is still my favorite. Latoya, ever the voice of reason, encourages her to stop things before it gets serious, which is so not what RomCom wanted to hear.
Back home, RomCom pulls Grandpa aside for a chat about their situation, since there’s another girl involved and she’s not really comfortable with what she’s “been put into.” If by “put into,” you mean “dove headfirst into.” Basically, she thought Grandpa would have chosen her over his GBH by now, but since this is real life, it’s not that simple.
“Pick me, choose me, love me. PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP?!”