Writing is hard work. I know a lot of people think that writing is easy – you just sit down and do it. But speaking as someone who writes over a half a million words a year on a website and in her job, sometimes writing is the most exhausting thing I do.
Watching this episode of Pretty Smart, we start out with Chelsea experiencing writing block. She’s finally started writing – which is a good thing. But she doesn’t know how to finish the story.
And hey, I get it – sometimes that is the hardest part.
Grant thinks he can help her. He thinks that if she does personal training she will break through her writers block and the next thing that you know, she’ll be able to finish her story. Now, at first Chelsea is reluctant, but go figure, Grant is persuasive.
Look, Grant can charm anyone and I can respect that. I think that his dimples would convince me to do anything. And I am not just saying that cause I have seen Gregg Sulkin in person a few times and the dimples could definitely get me to do anything.
Chelsea commits to being trained, but it’s not what she expects. She thinks that he’s going to have her running and lifting weights, but what he has her doing walking back and forth on a non-moving treadmill, while focusing on a can.
Chelsea doesn’t see the point, but the next day she does realize that it is working because she can barely walk. She’s still staring at her computer though, unsure of how to end the story. Grant doesn’t want to see her give up on her dreams, so he suddenly turns into a drill sergeant.
He’s motivating Chelsea in ways that she doesn’t get and I totally didn’t either. But he does know what he’s doing. And he somehow keeps Chelsea doing it and while she’s doing it, she’s not happy.
But she’s found the purpose. She becomes so focused that she can’t see anything else but that can. Apparently this is what Grant wanted, because he finally turns on the treadmill and has her screaming “I CAN” until she gets that she can.
And off Chelsea runs to finish her story.
Meanwhile, Solana is acting all sorts of weird. The group is out at dinner and someone calls her Alison. She acts as though he’s wrong, that she doesn’t know him, even though it is obvious that she has.
Claire and Jay automatically think the worst possible thing and that Solona has joined a cult. Turns out that these two did just that when they moved to Los Angeles. Apparently the same one, a year apart.
I love these two and their over the topness.
Believing that Solona is in trouble, they start following her every move and in that they become even more set on her being in a cult. But she’s not. She’s just practicing law again and doesn’t want anyone to know.
But the reason is because she’s ashamed of all the bad things that she once defended. She didn’t like the lawyer that she was – hated it really. She wanted to be a better person and for her that meant giving up law.
But Claire and Jayden, being the amazing souls that they are, tried to tell her just how great she is and that she can do better. She can be better.
Every single person in this house – they are the family that they have chosen for each other. Each taking their own experiences and bonding with others over their similarities and differences. They believe in each other. They want the best for each other.
And Chelsea wants to thank Grant for helping her break through the writers block. She heads to the gym and tells him that she finished her story.
The way that Grant supports Chelsea is something that I love and can’t wait to see more of that. We almost think that their relationship is going to be sealed with a kiss, but in typical, Pretty Smart fashion… nothing ends as you think it will.
Pretty Smart is streaming now on Netflix.