Living you best life isn’t easy. There is always a question of what if. What if I could have done better? What if I wasn’t meant to be that way? What if life was supposed to be different?
The truth is we can always look back on life with the “what if’s” and we can let them define us. The other truth is that we can accept moving forward and knowing that with every “what if” comes the what is and that’s not always so bad.
The grass isn’t always greener.
And this time Dollface reminds us of that.
Jules and Madison are still not speaking and that leaves all of the friends in a weird spot. When friends fight it’s often the other ones that suffer, because taking sides is not so easy.
JULES AND HOME
While Stella and Izzy are trying to talk Jules into talking to Madison, they also tell her that she needs to call her Mom. If you Mom calls three times, that probably means that it’s something important.
And what’s happening that is important is that he parents have sold their house. They need Jules to come home and pack her room. This is a lot especially since Jules isn’t good at letting go.
On her ride home, she picks up Izzy. Izzy claims that she is going to some retreat to deal with her breakup emotions and since it’s on the way, Jules is taking her. They talk about going home, how it can be emotionally traumatic and Jules admits that she’s afraid. When she was a kid, she wanted to go to this concert, but didn’t even try to win, because she thought there was no chance. Jules fears of not being special are always showing, but we do see that it started a lot sooner than we may have thought.
Her parents obviously love her. When she gets home, they are waiting with open arms to welcome her.
Packing up memories isn’t easy. What is it in life that makes us think that some memories are junk? They aren’t. Jules Mama is throwing away pottery that she made, thinking that it’s not so special. Jules wants to throw away a box of her things marked special things, because she doesn’t think that she’s special.
But she is. And it’s just a matter of facing her fears. It’s a matter of knowing that sure, sometimes she’s going to try and fail. But if she doesn’t even try, she’s already failed.
Jules is special. She’s not special just because her Mom said she was special. She’s special because she’s her. We’ve all got things to give the world. We’ve all got emotions and memories and just things about us that no one else has. It’s part of what makes us special.
Sometimes we have to be reminded of where we started and take a look at it from a different point of view.
IZZY NEED TO BE IZZY
I have to admit I am a little shocked that Izzy lied. I feel like Izzy is one person that you can always count on to be honest with her friends. But she lied to them and said that she was going to her “Eat, Pray, Love” weekend, when in reality she was meeting with the Alisons.
I can not for the life of me get why it is that she would take a meeting from them, but I do get that she wants to be important. She wants to feel treasured and she doesn’t feel like that has been happening.
We don’t know what they have offered her, but we do know that Izzy is loving being wined and dined. And hey, it’s good to see her that way. However, seeing her that way, one has to wonder where her loyalty lies.
And you know, part of me thinks that it will always be with Celeste and WOOM. But even Jules and her loyalty have wavered there. But with Izzy, it’s different. It’s completely different.
Until the Alison that is with her tells her that Celeste hasn’t been loyal to her. I don’t know about you, but I am fully wondering what Celeste did. But whatever it is – it’s enough for Izzy to believe.
And we see her lie again to Jules and say that she is staying one more night because she got a free one.
Izzy, one of the things that I’ve loved about this show is you, but I hate that you’re allowing yourself to be played. I just really hope Izzy isn’t going to be hurt.
Stella has been changing and it’s a great thing to see. But it is also, in my opinion, scaring her, as well as exciting her.
Stella has never had to answer to anyone about her life. She’s just been able to do what she wanted to do. She’s now got Bruno in her life, and that’s making it all the more real.
Meeting Lucas, Brunos Dad, has made her see how things truly are. She knows that he hasn’t introduced anyone to Bruno, but being as Stella has met Bruno, she knows that it is serious.
The three of them head to Bruno’s camp and Stella keeps seeing how serious it is. He wants Stella to have a shirt because she’s part of the family. He draws a picture of the family and Stella is in the family picture.
But Stella doesn’t know how to handle it. She grew up with a parade of people walking through her doors, because of her Mom. And she doesn’t want to be the person that comes and goes in Brunos life.
She wants him to know he has someone always. But she’s not made decisions on her life. What if she wants to go back to school? What if’s are killing Stella, but she doesn’t know what to do. The thing is that making choices becomes more complicated when you have a child involved.
MADISON IS SEEING STRAIGHT
Sometimes friendships are hard. Jules and Madison aren’t speaking and when Jules texts first, Madisons reply is short.
Madison is with Ruby and as usual, she’s got a lot of excuses for Ruby. But Ruby is just a hot mess. I don’t like her.
The two go to dinner to meet Ruby’s Dad, and he is quite the asshole. He likes to put Ruby down and it’s like dude – that’s your kid. But I think we can all agree that he doesn’t care about that.
He’s quick to point out Ruby’s shortcomings, and how she’s fucked up. Ruby wants to impress her Dad, but she also can’t see to do that. He is however, impressed with Madison and keeps asking her to rub off on his daughter.
Which like again, what a dick.
But Ruby shows what a spoiled brat she is quickly by telling Madison that she’s going to quit, that he Dad harps on everything that she does. It also means that she’s going to take everything away from Madison also. If she’s not going to Australia, either is Madison.
Ruby tries to turn it on Madison, and then tells Madison off. Ruby is a spoiled brat. She’s definitely used Madison to try and make herself look better than she is. Ruby doesn’t care about her friends, if she truly has any. But she’s definitely pushed away the last person that truly cared about her.
And hey, all I can do is hope that Madison and Jules find their way back to each other.