Relationships aren’t easy, but the best relationships are new ones. Even though they are the best, they are very complicated. You’re learning about the person you are with, their past, the secrets that they keep.
And those complications can further your relationship or halt them. However, no matter what they do, they change you. You have a choice to either let them go or hang onto them.
And in this episode we’re learning both sides of relationships. We’re seeing relationships at different stages and what can make them better or worse.
Sophie and Drew’s relationship is new and they are in the stage where they still find everything they do charming and funny. Give it a little bit and that will change, but we’re also enjoying it while it lasts. Valentina seems annoyed by every bit of their relationship, which confuses me, because she’s always so open about everything and I would think she’d never have anything bad to say about Sophie in a relationship.
Sid and Hannah show up at the bar. She’s in town, ready to go ahead with Sid and find a place for their wedding. They’ve planned on spending a weekend upstate and invited Sophie and Drew to go with them.
Jessie looks devastated and one has to wonder if it’s because he wants to go or if it’s because he wants to be with Sophie. I am convinced he wants to be with Sophie.
And I am convinced that Sophie and Drew are a passing phase.
After inviting them, Hannah mis-speaks and calls her Stacey. Umm, if you’re gonna call me my current boyfriends ex, I am gonna need to know more, but also not let on that I need to know more. Sophie handles it like a champ until she gets home and like the good BFF that she is, Valentina is able to find Stacey on Instagram.
Look, finding someone isn’t that hard. It’s easier than one thinks. I was impressed with Valentinas explanation on how she found her. But that aside, this helps Sophie prepare, but also hinders her.
Why? Because when she gets to the place upstate she realizes that Drew has been there with his ex. Not to mention Sid opening his mouth and reminding Hannah that she’s not over him making all sorts of big decisions about their lives without her.
Back in the city, things are also spiraling. Jessie’s new love interest is the absolute worst, not to mention she slept with his sister right before meeting him. And as if that wasn’t enough, Charlie is having the worlds most uptight party, where he admits to Valentina that he doesn’t like hearing about her exes.
Only then he opens a door where he tells her that he’s moved to other countries for women before. Truly do not see that one ending well.
Drew continues to lie to Sophie, which only drives her crazy. She finds proof that he’s been there before and he still lies. But rather than just tell him that she knows, she tells Valentina, accidentally DM’s Stacey, and then steals Drews phone to try and erase messages that Stacey sends.
Sid is also in the hallway, trying to get a Kit Kat cause he knows that he screwed up. He knows that he should have consulted Hannah, but he didn’t think about it because he thought that he was doing what made him happy. But they are in a relationship and they have to be able to make decisions together.
Sophie tells Valentina what is going on and takes her away from the situation for a bit. But when Valentina hangs up the phone she goes out to confront Charlie about his exes. And she realizes that he’s moved to other countries for women A LOT. He claims that it is different with her, but is it?
Its no secret that we (me) don’t like Charlie, but this makes me like him even less. I get why she’s mad. I also think that her feelings are deeper than she wants to admit. And you know, that’s okay. But she’s gotta admit it to herself.
Jessie is finally called out on his lies – he may be sick of being alone, but he should have admitted that he wants to be with Sophie.
Charlie heads over to Valentina’s to talk to her and she admits that she’s upset because she has fallen in love with him. He loves her too. And I have to admit that I thought the first I love you would make me cry, but it didn’t. I still don’t like Charlie, so I have not committed to caring about him yet.
Sid tells Hannah that he will include her on every decision moving forward, which I applaud. I love the fact that Sid has Hannah, but I don’t see these two being forever.
Sophie and Drew? Well, they both apologize. They apologize for their actions and make up. Do I hope that sticks? Yes. For now I do. Why? Because I think that Sophie needs to have this relationship to move forward. However do I think that Drew is the father?
Not even close.
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