“Don’t Lie to Me: Briana goes on birth control; Alex accuses her mother of losing her prized possessions; Katie’s birthday is a disaster Mackenzie learns that Josh has been lying to her.”
With a summary like that, how can this episode disappoint us? I’m sure MTV will try… but it sounds great. (Spoiler alert… it’s disappointing.)
Briana has been busy with school, but today she’s taking a break by playing in my favorite plastic pool death trap on the concrete. Britt is still around, but gets a call from Derek… Some guy she has a mad crush on. Briana worries that she’ll have sex. So much for everyone getting along… but I’m sensing that birth control is going to be tonight’s MTV message.
For Alex, it’s been a few weeks since Matt’s overdose. No one has clothed Bella yet and she’s still sitting on the table. Alex has a big dance recital coming up and has a lot on her plate. In her bedroom, she already has a prom poster of her and Boring Boy. Mostly Alex is just worrying about the dance competition. Her costume looks more Frederick’s of Hollywood and not so much non-stripper dancing. Thankfully the dance is broken up by Bella doing a head dive off a chair.
Katie and Joey haven been fighting a lot lately. But Katie claims that she’s been trying to make things right. Also it’s her 19th birthday… so what could go wrong? It’s not like Katie would whine about anything, right? She, Joey, and Molly go out to eat and Katie wants to go to Salt Lake City for her birthday to get a hotel and go dress shopping. (Is that normal?) Joey says it’s dumb to look for dresses since they’re not even planning a wedding yet and because so much has to change before they get married. Katie quickly starts morphing into victim mode. Joey looks sleepy.
Mack has been trying to work on her relationship with Josh for the past week, but he’s putting rodeoing ahead of them all. Mack’s mom thinks Josh should get a job during the week and wants to talk to Josh’s trainer. Um, mom… that won’t go over too well. Mack doesn’t want to talk about it because she’s tired of thinking about him all the time. Her mom thinks they should go to one of his practices so at least Gogurt and Mack will see him.
Britt is hanging out with Derek and I really like her. Briana is at home talking to her doc about getting on birth control, because SHE’S THINKING ABOUT DATING. Um, can you date and NOT be on birth control? Shouldn’t Nova be birth control enough? Also, the timing is off because Britt is with Derek and it’s pitch dark out, while Briana is talking to her doc. My doc is not open those hours. Later she and Briana and Britt are looking for condoms and are wandering around a grocery store, I always wondered who shopped at Bravo. I guess it’s Hispanic people. Briana dies of embarrassment trying to buy condoms, but Britt is cook as a cucumber.
Alex has lost her dance costumes and she freaks out and accuses her mom of throwing them out. By the looks of the living room, there’s a chance they might be there. I wonder why she didn’t ask the wolf. The wolf knows all. She’s screaming and crying because now she has to shell out $300 to replace them. She says she has it, which is impressive. Apparently she never even asks her mom for money. Her anger is out of control, but she sounded so tired. I want to always dislike her, but I can’t commit 100% because she does work AND she has a savings account. Mackenzie probably has a Jr. Account.
Joey and Katie and Molli are leaving for Salt Lake City, but Katie says Joey has been in a bad mood all morning (according to Susie Sunshine). They start the trip on a high note. Joey put $20 of gas in the car and then used $10 to wash it. Katie thinks that was stupid because the car is just going to get dirty. Joey just thought it was a nice thing to do. Katie starts fighting about where all his money goes… she says it’s cigarettes…. He says it their expensive apartment and bills. I’m going to side with him (always). Katie tells him to shut up and leave her around. She thanks him for ruining another day and starts to cry.