The actual title of this episode is Reddemption.
That was such a misleading title. I was expecting to see Redd be redeemed, or at least get the same treatment she has been dealing out. That would have at least been entertaining. Instead, it was the most boring episode to date because it centered so much on the most boring person in the house, Britt.
Seriously, Britt is even worse than Stephanie was last season with her total irrelevance. She doesn’t do anything but follow everyone else’s drama. She doesn’t think that there is anything about her that needs to be improved, so she has no need for the life coach. Basically, I don’t understand why she is there.
It starts out kind of light hearted. Aysia, Loren, and Britt are exercising while Redd eats and watches them. Aysia is happy to be given a chance to interact with everyone again and it does look like she is starting over with a clean slate as far as the ridiculously petty bullshit goes.
Jada is trying to work on herself by getting back into her music.
Look guys, I just don’t believe that everyone is meant to be a talent. And, Jada is definitely not a talent. Her lyrics and “rapping” are awful. Not as bad as some of the stuff I’ve seen and heard over the years by others, but definitely on the awful scale. But, I will say this, she is trying to take something that gives her comfort and work with it. It doesn’t appear that she is trying to become a rapper. She just seems to take solace and building her confidence by coming up with raps.
She talks to Aysia about it and Aysia is game to listen. She is just so happy that people are talking to her without standing on furniture, or threatening her with violence, or calling her names, that she is willing to give anyone a chance.
So, you rap? That’s cool. Can I read some of it out loud? I know we got in a fight my first night here, but at least you are being nice to me without wanting to have sex with me. So, let’s be friends.
For some reason, Britt is really annoyed with Jada. It’s never really made clear why she is so annoyed with Jada since, like the rest of us, Jada barely even notices that Britt is there. But what is clear is that Britt spends an inordinate amount of her time thinking and talking about Jada.
Jada calls up Britney – the lesbian that she met at the strip club. Jada admits that she has no interest in Britney sexually, but she loves her positive energy.
I do hope that Jada is being clear about that with her, because mixed signals are a bitch – she should have learned that just from her dealings with Redd. I also think that Jada needs a body pillow or a stuffed animal because her need to cuddle is really showing how starved for affection she is.
The girls all go out and Britney meets up with them. Britt is annoyed that Jada isn’t calling herself gay, or something. Then, she is annoyed that Jada’s outfit is skimpy and, she doesn’t like the way Jada is dancing at the club. When Britney comes back and sleeps in Jada’s bed, Britt is again annoyed about – I don’t know, maybe the gay/not gay thing, maybe the short shorts, maybe because she is totally hating for no reason other than she needs to step it up as far as a story line?
The life coach comes to the house. Redd meets up with her first.
Redd: I have already decided that I am not a bully anymore. So you can’t call me a bully just because I was bullying somebody a few hours ago.
She talks about the fight she had with Jada. She says that she USED to be a bully, and Laura wins a point by saying, “you mean you were a bully five hours ago?” Redd does not like being called on her controlling and manipulative behavior and pretty much bombs the session.
Alex is up next and there is some serious fourth wall breaking happening. We discover that Alex actually cares too much about what her family thinks to do anything to rock the boat in the house.
Laura: So, you have a family that would actually care about your behavior in the house?
Alex: I’m not sure if they would care, but I don’t want to embarrass them.
The rest of the world: Why are you on this show?
This, in the normal world, would be a good thing. I mean to actually care about your family’s reactions to your behavior on national television has to be a reality show first. But, it also begs the question of why sign on to do a reality show in the first place.