Pump Rules is back and I couldn’t be more excited! Let’s just get right into it.
We start out at Sur – Scheana and Lala are heading into work, Katie is already waiting tables and Tom (Sandoval) and Ariana are behind the bar. Tom tells Ariana he forgot his head phones and I’m LOLing at the reason – it’s Tuesday, and James is DJ-ing. “James starts at one level and gets louder and louder.” Lala is at the front at the hostess stand, and we catch a quick glimpse of Billie Lee, who tells Lala “No phones allowed.” Also LOLing at Lala, “This bitch thinks she’s my boss, that’s real cute.”
Over at Brittany & Jax’s, we learn that Jax really regrets what he put Brittany through last year. He admits he took Brittany for granted. He tells us he left his job at Sur, but he didn’t take his dream job (the hockey one) because he chose being with his dream girl. Brittany is telling Jax that she is not looking forward to work because she doesn’t want to see James. Apparently at the last See You Next Tuesday event, James brought up Jax cheating on Brittany while he was DJ-ing.
Cut to Sur – Sandoval is telling James to “Watch it with the freestyling.” Hearing James say, “I don’t feel bad that I said it, I feel bad that Brittany was standing right next to me when I did,” honestly infuriated me. Ummmm I thought you and Jax were friends? Even if they weren’t – Brittany is such a sweetheart. Why would you ever want to upset her?
Back over at Brittany & Jax’s, we learn how upset Brittany was when it happened – she was hiding out in the lounge, in tears. Jax is livid and is so fed up with James. We learn that Jax has texted James, basically calling him out, which James interprets as “threats.” Eye roll.
Lisa & Ken arrive at Sur and they’re greeted by Lala. This is the first time that Lisa has been back to the restaurant since her brother passed, 5 weeks ago. Lala asks Lisa how she’s doing, and then she apologizes and says that it was a silly question given the current situation. Lala talks about how her dad passed two months prior, and Lisa and Lala share an intimate, sad but heartfelt, moment.
Scheana is waiting on some guy, who she’s flirting with. We learn from Scheana in her confessional that Rob broke up with her on August 31, 2017. Jesus. 🤦🏼♀️
Jax is dropping Brittany off at work, and he decides that he is going to go in and confront James. He tries to get James to go out back with him, but James refuses, saying he has work. Jax brings up the shit that James pulled the week before, and James apologizes. Jax tells him that “apologies don’t matter.” James asks Jax if he’s ever done something “without thinking twice about it.” Jax is pissed and he’s not accepting the apology. (I don’t blame him.) Jax tells James he’s not invited to any events that he and Brittany will be having in the future, which upsets James. James, what do you expect dude? You can’t go around acting like a total dick and think it’s okay. It’s not. He’s being such a trouble maker.
Over at the bar, Ken tells Lisa that she overheard Jax yelling at James. Lisa is concerned. Sandoval fills in Lisa on what went on with James, and she’s not happy with him. She thinks it’s extremely inappropriate.
Tom Schwartz, Stassi, and her new bae, Beau, are having dinner. I am so happy for Stassi! She broke up with Patrick last year, and she’s been dating Beau for the past 6 months. I love her confessional when she’s talking about him and she becomes emotional. “Are you crying?” “Yes, omg I’m so embarrassed I don’t know why.” LMAO I love her. ❤️
We learn that Schwartz is practicing the art of balance – instead of full shots he takes half shots. LOLOL. Jax joins them and fill them in on what happened with James, and everyone agrees that James is being a total douche. Jax drops the bombshell that he’s going to propose to Brittany on Thursday. Schwartz already knew, but Stassi didn’t, and she’s super excited. She tells Jax that she has seen a huge change in him, but she also threatens his life if he ever thinks about hurting Brittany again.
Katie, Lala And Kristen are getting ear piercings. Lala tells us that she and James no longer have a friendship. The final straw was when they were at Coachella, and James made a comment like, “We all know each other inside and out.” Randall, Lala’s boyfriend, was pissed. Lala thinks James is beyond disrespectful and she’s over it. She shares with Katie and Kristen that he thinks he can just act however he wants. Kristen is angry about what he did to Brittany. Katie tells us, “Times up on James.” James, the girls are coming for you. I’d be scared.
Over at Villa Blanca, Ken & Lisa are having lunch with The Toms. They’re discussing TomTom and the cocktail list they’re coming up with. I love their enthusiasm over their crazy drink concoctions. Lisa tells them that she needs something, so they’re going to put their list together with Pandora, because she’s creating a cocktail list also. This confused me. Why is Pandora creating a cocktail menu? Like Sandoval says, “I didn’t know Pandora was a mixologist.” Agreed. I feel like The Toms definitely do not get treated fairly in this partnership with Lisa.
Brittany & Stassi are taking their dogs to the dog park, and Britt is telling Stassi how happy she is in her relationship and how great things have been. Stassi hates that she knows about the proposal and is feeling super awkward trying to hold it in.
After The Toms left Villa Blanca, they meet up with Jax and go with him to pick up Brittany’s ring. Jax went all out – the ring he chose for Britt is absolutely stunning. He tells The Toms that he knows it’s big, and out of his budget, but when his father passed he used some of the money he got from him to buy the ring. He says Brittany deserves it, and when he looks at the ring he sees a piece of his dad.
Sandoval is shocked at the news of Jax proposing, and he tells Jax that he doesn’t want him to just propose because his Dad passed. Jax tells him that he knew Brittany was the one when his Dad passed – she was there for him and took care of everything. He realized that she was his soulmate.
It’s Thursday! Jax and Brittany are getting ready for their date, and Brittany has no idea a proposal is coming. Britt tells Jax that the Lyft is here, and Jax can’t fit the box with the ring anywhere, so he decides to just put it in his pants, lmao.
Stassi and Kristen head over to Tom & Katie’s. Katie’s cleaning and Tom is making drinks in the kitchen. Kristen starts talking about Jax and Brittany – she says that Jax sent her a weird message earlier in the day, and she thinks he’s going to propose to Brittany. Katie disagrees. Stassi bolts to the kitchen to “help Tom with the drinks” and I’m LOLing at the two of them freaking out that Katie and Kristen have caught on. Schwartz – “Their sixth sense is uncanny.”
Brittany & Jax are having dinner at Neptune’s Net in Malibu. Jax is super nervous, it’s really cute.
We flash back over to Stassi, Katie and Kristen, who are still discussing the supposed proposal. Stassi bugs out and tells them that Jax is proposing to Brittany – tonight!
Seeing the proposal was everything! We’ve seen Jax and Brittany go through so much together, and to see them persevere and endure the tough times to seeing this lovely, amazing, romantic moment is so wonderful. I am so happy for them. I genuinely believe people can change, and I do believe Jax has changed. I think Jax’s father passing hit him very hard, and made him reevaluate what was important in his life.
I’m thrilled for these two! “I’m engaged!”
Despite the drama with James, and the sadness surrounding Lisa’s brothers death, the episode overall was a happy one. I’m over the moon for Jax and Britt, and I’m loving that everyone is getting along. (I absolutely love that Lala is friends the Witches of WeHo, I love them!) I’m also so happy for Stassi – Beau seems so great, and she deserves the best.
I’m excited to see what’s to come this season!