We pick back up where we left off – Jax proposed to Brittany, and now they’re going back to there apartment, where Jax has planned a (surprise) engagement party for them.
I love this scene so much! It’s so sweet. Britt is thrilled and so shocked. I love when she sees Lisa, and she’s like “Lisa, you’re in my house!” Lisa tells us in a confessional that she does believe Jax has changed – he seems honest and sincere. I totally agree.
Britt is so cute and so excited. I love when she screams, “I’m engaged” off her balcony.
Over at Sur, it’s Thirsty Thursday, and James Kennedy is DJ-ing. Billie Lee approaches him, and asks him, “Did you hear? Jax and Brittany are engaged.” (Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about Billie Lee. I think she’s kind of a pot stirrer.) James can’t just be happy for anyone – he tells us “the devil got what he wanted”, “old man Jax is getting married,” and “I’m really happy for Brittany, I think Jax will make a great first husband for her.” James – you’re literally on thin ice dude, with everyone. It’s like, do you want us to hate you?
Back over at Jax and Brittany’s apartment, Jax and Brittany are talking out on the balcony, and Jax expresses that he wished his Mom had responded to the news. We then learn that Jax and his mom haven’t been speaking – they haven’t spoken in almost six months, since his father passed. There’s definitely some resentment/hurt there; apparently, his parent’s marriage was a little rocky before his father got sick, and no one was aware of how sick he actually was, because Jax’s mother kept saying he was fine. Jax said that he had no idea that his dad was in the ICU, because his mother didn’t tell anyone. Jax understands that his Mom was just trying to protect Jax and his sister, but he wanted the chance to say goodbye to his father. Jax wants to talk to his Mom, and I hope that she comes around for him.
Kristen and Lala are talking about James – they think his ego is out of control, and that he needs to stop being an ass. Kristen is still so pissed about how James hurt Brittany, and she’s definitely not letting it go or getting over it any time soon.
The party dies down when Jax and Brittany go upstairs, and honestly, in this scene, I’m like, “what is with Ariana?” I love Ariana – it’s weird to see her being so weird. We find out why a little bit later.
Ariana, Tom Sandoval, Scheana and Lala are shopping for outfits, because Pride at Sur is coming up and it’s 80’s themed. Scheana says that Brittany is glowing, which she truly is. Lala believes Jax has changed – she understands what he went through, because she lost her father around the same time Jax lost his. She tells us that there is no coming back from that, and that it changes you. Sandoval is worried that “this won’t last” – that Jax is only proposing because he lost his dad, and when it “wears off” will he go back to his old ways? Ariana also admits that she is cautious. (Now her behavior at the Engagement Party makes sense.) I understand being cautious…but I honestly feel like I would probably just keep it to myself.
Stassi and Kristen are over at Kristen’s, and I love Stassi telling us, “We’re maturing. We don’t need to go to a bar in the middle of the day, now we just drink at home.” LMAO, love them. Kristen is still pissed at James – she tells Stassi that she doesn’t understand why Lisa tolerates James’s bad behavior at Sur, and what he did to Brittany. Kristen is coming for James.
We switch back over to Ariana, Tom, Lala and Scheana, who are still shopping. Lala asks what everyone is doing that night, and Ariana tells them that her and Tom are going to dinner at James and Raquel’s. (What?) LMAO @ Lala – “I’d rather stab myself in the eyes.” Lala fills them in on what James said to Randall at Coachella, and Sandoval is mortified.
At Kristen’s, Kristen is now telling Stassi that she met up with Hope, and Hope told her that she and James have been hooking up for years. They hooked up while Raquel was sleeping in the next room, supposedly. Stassi is shocked. We see a flashback of Kristen and Hope, and Hope confirms everything Kristen is saying. Kristen wants to go to Pride at Sur with Hope and confront James. This should be…interesting?
Jax goes and visits Lisa at Villa Rosa (love it), and he asks her if he can have his job back. Lisa is hesitant, but like she said, she sees a change in him, a vulnerability that was never there before. She agrees to give him a chance, and she allows him to bartend at Pride, as basically a trial. (This scene warms my heart, honestly.)
We’re at James and Raquel’s, and Ariana and Tom are over for dinner. What is with James and all of his bragging comments? Anyone who has to brag like that clearly isn’t actually happy. It’s ridiculous. I’m honestly kind of annoyed that Ariana and Tom are totally fine with him – what he did to Brittany was hideous. Tom is trying to have them make amends, though. He asks James how him and Jax are doing, and James says that he does feel bad, and that he wouldn’t have said what he said if he knew that Brittany was in the building. I give Tom credit for saying, “You shouldn’t have said it even if Brittany wasn’t in the building.” Truth. James, always one to go just a little bit lower, says, “Then Jax shouldn’t have fucked Faith.” Honestly, what the fuck is this kids problem? Tom tells James he’s “literally being the White Kanye” – saying fucked up shit, then taking it back and apologizing, and then saying it again. James honestly doesn’t seem to care.
It’s Pride Day at Sur! The girls look so cute. I’m loving Scheana’s outfit, and I think Katie looks adorable. I’m LOLing at Jax – “Some things never change. I can still open a beer bottle, and Sandoval is wearing something feminine. It’s good to be home.” LMAO. James is absolutely wasted, or at least, that’s how he appears to me. He’s DJ-ing and he’s up on the bar and taking his shirt off and just acting like a total fool.
Kristen and Hope come sneaking in through the back, which makes me LOL. She wants to blindside James. Oh boy.
Kristen and Hope see Raquel, and they ask her if they can talk to her, then they basically corner her in the bathroom. Kristen starts. “Are you aware or do you just not care?” Raquel asks, “Aware of what?” Kristen – ” His infidelity, like all the time.” Hope speaks up and admits to everything.
She tells Raquel that she’s been sleeping with James for years, and that they fucked at Coachella. Raquel doesn’t believe it. She tells us in her confessional that “Kristen’s a little deranged.” Okay – even if you thought Kristen was “deranged” – do you have no thoughts on the fact that Hope is standing in front you saying she had sex with your boyfriend? I’m confused.
Stassi introduces Beau to Lisa, and she instantly loves him. I love when she gives Stassi a thumbs up. Stassi is literally glowing – you can see it, she’s just so happy. Lisa likes that Beau lets Stassi be herself, where Patrick tried to suppress her. She also likes that Beau did not comment on her ass. (Those flashbacks were absurd. I forgot how fucking awful Patrick was.)
Pride at Sur is in full swing. Jax is outside, and he’s playing nice with James. Brittany approaches, and James gives her a “sincere” apology. He gives them a gift basket of Tequila, and Brittany isn’t sure if she fully forgives him, but she’s 100% going to drink the Tequila, LOL.
Everyone is having fun, and then you see Raquel searching fucking everywhere for James.
She finds him, and she pulls him aside and tells him that she was ambushed by Kristen and Hope, and fills her in on what they told her. James loses his shit, and shouts, “Kristen is a fucking slut!” (God, he’s so disgusting.) He’s such a manipulator – he talks to Raquel like she’s stupid (which honestly, she doesn’t seem like the brightest bulb) but it’s so unacceptable, that’s your girlfriend. It’s not her fault rumors are swirling around about you. James claims that “everyone is obsessed” with him. Oh please. I’m LOLing when he tries to rope Jax into this – “Look at Jax and Brittany, they’re getting engaged!” Jax tells us that a lot of girls did say they had sex with him – and that all of the allegations were true.
Raquel starts to cry, and that pushes James further over the edge. “All of these stalkers, all of these bitches.” Is he okay?
I’m LOLing at Schwartz dancing/grinding behind an unknowing Katie. Raquel comes outside, and approaches Lala and Scheana, and tells them what’s going on. Lala tells Raquel that it’s all true. James enters the scene, and I love when Lala tells him to “fall back”. (She’s such a bad ass, I love it.) Lala goes on to tell Raquel to wake up, and that she just wants to shake her, and that she can’t be that dumb. Lala is super annoyed, she tells Raquel that they’re fine, and then she goes back inside.
Sandoval joins, and James tells him that he’s the “only one who really cares”. Tom points out to James that here have been a lot of allegations, but James denies that they’re true.
Lala comes back with Katie, and she isn’t having it. Kristen and Hope join as well, and they tell James to leave. James is barely coherent at this point, he’s so sloppy and just not making any sense. Lala tells him, “We need to get you intense help, dude.” James snaps back that Lala needs help, which sets Katie off. “She needs help? Look at your pants, James.”
James then tells Katie that she shouldn’t be wearing those shorts, that they’re not “flattering.” I’m screeeaming at the TV at this point -is this kid fucking kidding? You’re going to try and fat shame Katie!? On what fucking planet do we live in that Katie would even be considered fat, for starters? Also – even if she was overweight, WHICH SHE IS NOT, so fucking what!? That’s your comeback? You’re going to make fun of someone’s weight because you’re that much of a bitch? God, sorry, I’m going off on a tangent, but this kind of stuff literally sets me off. You’re the worst type of human, James. Lala is 100% right – you need intense help. It’s not okay to treat people that way.
James walks away, muttering that Katie needs to “lose some weight.” My heart hurts for Katie in this scene – I’ve been in her position, and it’s a really horrible and humiliating feeling. I’m super proud of her though; I know that she’s come a long way, and that she’s finally at a place where she feels good in her skin. (And she should! You look gorgeous, Katie.) It’s just so shitty to see. When you’re already so hard on yourself, and you work hard to get past those negative feelings and embrace yourself and love yourself, to have someone try and point out your flaws to purposely hurt you is disgusting. I have no tolerance for that. That’s not someone I could ever be around, because you’re literally the biggest piece of shit on the planet. And I hope that Schwartz kicks your skinny, pathetic white ass.
Okay, I’m done with my rant.
I love that in next weeks preview, we see Katie tell Lisa that she can’t work with someone like that. Preach babe. No one deserves to be around that negativity. His behavior is so unacceptable.
Until next week……..