Relationships are complicated. I think that is something that we all know. It doesn’t change with time or as you get older.
Relationships stay complicated.
In the last episode, we left off with Boone proposing to Bailey. Now I have to admit that I thought she would say yes. Even the first few seconds of this episode, I thought that she would say yes. When she busts into singing in her head, I am like yup – she’s gonna say yes. But she surprises me with a no.
She doesn’t want to be with him personally, but says she still wants to sing with him. Here we go with that big ass heart that doesn’t see when she’s saying stupid things.
Tucker is like poor Boone, the next day when they are talking about it. Boone shows up at the ranch and is serenading Bailey, thinking that he can sweet talk her. Well, sing to her. Kids are looking on. She closes window on him and says she said no.
Bailey says she’s over him, but I think she does protest too much. She’s clear about what she wants and she doesn’t want Boone personally. I mean, I feel like it’s natural for Bailey to be afraid, because this man has hurt her. But my issue with all of this is that this show has bad pacing and we have no idea how much time has passed. Has she grown? Or has a week passed? Like we don’t know.
The kids and Bailey stop talking when Beau comes down. He thinks that at this point they stopped talking because it’s his birthday coming up. He tells them he’s going to make it easy. He doesn’t want a party. He doesn’t want a present.
And here comes Bailey saying that may not be what he wants. He’s just saying this because he is on a break with Summer. While, I think she has a valid point, I also think that Bailey inserts herself too much and it does cause an issue. She needs to be respectful and I feel like that’s the one thing she doesn’t understand.
Bailey decides that she’s going to plan a surprise party. The kids remind her that he didn’t want one, but she isn’t paying attention. The kids aren’t shocked she’s not paying attention, but they are trying to figure out how to deal with getting him a gift. And Brody has the perfect idea.
Beau once sold a saddle, that he loved. Brody has found one that is on sale and is like the one he sold. Only it’s 1200 bucks and that is way too much for the kids. But the thing is like always these kids have a plan.
Summer can give them a loan.
Of course Beau walks in and hears them talking. Bailey tries to cover, but the thing is she over talks. She lies and tells him that for his birthday it is a family dinner and then drops in Summer would be there too. But he says absolutely no Summer. He’s not going to be the one to cave. He leaves, but you wonder if he’s gotta run off all his energy. He’s frustrated.
Cassidy is a little shit and I kinda admire her mind. She says that Summer is dying for them to love her and all they have to do is pretend to like her. They say they’ll leave out the part about the party. But you know that won’t happen.
Summer is surprised to see them at the bank and they are surprised to see the pics of them on her desk. Cassidy blurts out and says that they need to borrow money for Beaus birthday. Summer looks hurt, but asks what they are doing and Chloe tells her about the surprise party.
Summer apparently listens to her Mama too much – because she hasn’t caved and she hasn’t told Beau that she loves him cause her Mom said not too. Lord, don’t listen to your Mama. But as Summer tries to angle for an invite, Cassidy says every angle is caving and then invites her for the loan.
I admire the hustle. Summer takes a picture with them all for Beau’s birthday present.
Heading home. Bailey walks in and her tone gives away she’s done something. Beau asks her about it, but all I am focused on is the ugly doll on the table. Looks like a voodoo doll, but it’s apparently a Boone doll. Beau says that may be the reason she hasn’t said yes and he’s definitely on point with that shit.
Bailey starts talking about love and about Summer should be going to the dinner. Beau reminds Bailey that Summer manipulated him. Bailey says its cause she wants to know where she stands, because Summer wants to move forward. They compare their relationship issues and Beau says he’s not ready for marriage. Bailey and Beau are in the same boat and I think it’s funny.
Beau says it’s not fair to continue the relationship with Summer and goes to text her. Bailey says not to end it before his birthday and he may regret it.
Bailey heads back to the bank and walks into Summers office to see her wrapping the gift for Beau. She notices that she has been cropped out of the picture.
Bailey tells her she can’t go to the party and not because of the picture. Summer says no party no loan. Bailey anticipated that and opens the door to see the kids smiling. Summer slams door in their face and says no party no loan.
Bailey says that Summer tried to manipulate Beau and that she’s basically gotta own up to it. Summer says she’ll wait as long as it takes. Bailey tells her she has to tell Beau how she has to feel.
Summer has also not told him that she loves him, cause her Mama said you can’t tell a man before he tells you before they tell you. Again, Mama with the bad advice. Bailey says if she doesn’t the break may become permanent.
Summer says she’s miserable without Beau and I have to admit I am happier when she’s not around. But she’s in love and for the sake of the show and shit – i’ll give it to her when she says that she can’t live or breathe with out him.
She’s bad at vocalizing her feelings and so she says that she should sing for him. BAD IDEA. When she starts to sing, you know that it’s absolutely going to go horrible. She’s BAD. Like it’s BAD. There are no other words for how bad it is. Bailey is trying to give her pointers, but there are no pointers that could help her.
At the surprise party, Beau is overtaken by the kids present and I love seeing how touched he is. They tell him that they couldn’t have done it without Summer. She’s there and on stage, ready to sing. Boone helped them come up with the idea that Bailey would sing in the backstage and Summer would lip sing.
Only she’s bad at it. Really bad. And then she gets so excited over the applause that she calls for an encore. Only the encore wasn’t planned so of course she gets caught and is mortified. She runs off stage and doesn’t want to see anyone.
Summer is crying in the bathroom. She looks bad, mascara running down her face and Beau says she’s beautiful. He wants to make her feel better and I can admire that. But the conversation is kind of too cheesy for words. She says she’s sorry she embarrassed him, she doesn’t know how to communicate her feelings.
She says she’s willing to wait for him after they say they are crazy about each other. But what happens next is a sign to me that they shouldn’t be together. Beau feels like he has to make a big move and takes off his wedding ring. He tells her that he’s ready to take a step forward and takes off his wedding ring and puts it away and SHE IS OKAY WITH IT!
Back at home, Bailey is thinking of all the things that Boones done for her. She’s crying. She doesn’t think she’s over Boone. They have a heart to heart and she tells him that she can’t trust him – which is why she said no to him. You can’t go from A-Z, you have to earn all the letters in between and that takes time. It’s the best thing Bailey has ever said.
She’s not saying no, but she’s not saying yes. I guess it’s good he’ll take a maybe.
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