Roommates are a weird thing. Sometimes you bond with your roommates, sometimes you want nothing to do with them. It is an up and down situation. But when you live with people, you have memories and adventures with them and inside jokes.
The seventh episode of Pretty Smart examines just that, inside jokes.
Cody Briggs is a person that used to live at the house before the roommates did. They sometimes get his junk mail and after moving in, they one night played a game imagining who Cody Briggs was and what he did with his life. Every time a piece of mail came in they would come up with a million explanations about why he would get that piece of junk mail.
And the roommates really enjoy this. Which hey, not hating on in any way. We all have the things that make us really happy and make us laugh. that brings us some joy in life and that is important.
The group is excited for that night. That night is going to be all about that piece of mail. And for Chelsea, being involved in the night and making friends – feeling part of the group – is a big deal. She is also an over thinker and after her first attempt at being part of the Cody Briggs game (she was soooo depressing), she wants to make sure that she does a good job.
So why not cheat?
Only this is Chelsea and her trying to do something is probably not going to end well. And by probably, I mean most definitely.
She accidentally sets the mail on fire when Claire catches her trying to steam it open. As her sister, Claire is trying to calm her and tell her that it is ok (even though it isn’t) but Chelsea is determined that she is going to make this right.
And making it right means getting another piece of Cody Brigg’s mail.
The reason that I love this is that it forces Claire and Chelsea to bond. The two of them need moments that propel them forward and make them closer. As they grow in each episode, I think that adventures are a part of sisterhood. Adventures make us who we are.
Their adventure leads them to finding the real Cody Briggs, who is highly paranoid and catches them trying to steal his gnome after there is no mail in the mailbox.
The rest of the group is at home, when they notice that the piece of Cody Briggs mail is gone. Grant is instantly thinking he threw it out on accident and is upset with himself, as he wants to make sure that Chelsea has a good Cody Briggs night.
It’s getting more and more important to him that Chelsea is part of the group. He’s told her that she is one of his favorite people and I honestly believe that she is. Part of the joy of this show is the chemistry between Gregg Sulkin and Emily Osment on the screen. The stolen glances, the half smiles. the innocent touches.
It’s that kind of falling for someone that you want in your own life. You want to feel that feeling of being alive and loved and taken care of. If you say you don’t, I will go out on a limb and tell you that you are lying.
Jayden, Solona, and Grant head out to find Cody Briggs mail. The post office is almost a no go until Grant flirts with the lady behind the counter. No one can really be mad at her, cause lets all be real, we’d fall for those dimples too.
When everyone in the house ends up at Cody Briggs house, I can’t help but laugh. And not in a bad way. More in the way of they are all so good and close that they all have the same ideas.
Chelsea is honest about burning the mail, Grant is honest about his thought that he did something. They all try to explain things to Cody who is way way too far gone. This man is living in a conspiracy theory 24/7. But they are able to play the Cody Briggs game with Cody.
And that makes the night epic for them all.
It just goes to show you that sometimes bad things happen. It’s not alway shit you want to deal with or shit that you like, but it’s how you respond to it and deal with it that matters. For this group, they deal with the bad by trying to fix it. They all care about each other enough to make sure that they don’t experience any sort of pain that they don’t have to feel.
And that’s kinda beautiful. It’s what we all want in life. Friendships that further us and don’t hinder us. We want to see the good in people.
And these friends do. They know everything about each other and that’s part of what bonds them, but even more than that it’s what makes them want to bring Chelsea into their group even more.
Chelsea is finding herself. The group is finding themselves.
But that is what makes this show even better. It’s why no matter how much I think this show is outrageous I stay in it. I want all the drama. All the chaos. All the love that they have yet to show.
The side story in this one is that Jayden has a troll online, which at first, he’s happy about until the troll comes for his ankles. Then it’s game on. Only the troll, we find out is his Mom. And that should unfold the next episode.