The internet is a scary place. It’s a place that shows you that nothing is as it seems. It’s a place that shows you, if you really think about it, it’s the place where you can see who a person is. Yes, some people show their entire asses (personalities) on the internet and it’s not a pretty sight.
These people are trolls.
Devi tells her friends that about the DM that she got saying that Paxton isn’t who she thinks he is. Eleanor, being as dramatic as she is, says that this is a good thing. It means Devi’s got a troll and that means that she’s popular. And yes, having a troll, some may say is a sign of popularity. I say there is no excuse for one.
Devi engages with the troll, who really tries to be kind to her. But Devi doesn’t want to hear it and when Paxton finds out about the DM she promises him she won’t search out the troll.
But Eleanor had logged into Devi’s Instagram, and was going to respond, but Devi said if they were going to do it, do it her way. And her way meant that they were going to investigate.
When the list gets narrowed down, she realizes who it is. It’s a girl in band whom she confronts. It’s a girl who used to be Paxton’s best friend. They had slept together the summer before and then Paxton ghosted her. She was hurt. She was broken.
I think we can all understand why. Having sex is a big deal, so when you have it and there are emotions, those emotions get heightened. Haley deserved better and when Devi confronts Paxton, he confirms what Haley said. He also said that he wouldn’t apologize to Haley.
To Devi that meant they couldn’t be together. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Paxton has to hear how people treated his sister in class and her reaction, as well as her parents conversation to her to realize he needs to apologize. Devi thanks him for being willing to do it when he tells her.
And that’s where I get frustrated.
Devi wants to be with him so bad, she’s overlooking the things that he does. We’ve all been there, we’ve all done that. It’s just painful to watch someone make a mistake that you know can be prevented.
And then seeing how many girls that he has to apologize to and has hurt? Well that’s a lot. I know, I know… people change. But I am not buying that here. I am not going to just sit here and be like it’s all good, cause Paxton’s sorry.
You can say you’re sorry til the cows come home, but at the end of the day you have to show by actions you have changed. Granted, that may be something that Paxton has done – changed – but at the end of the day, Devi should be holding out for more.
Like proof that he’s changed.
All Aneesa wants is to be seen. She is happy to be at Sherman Oaks, have friends, and have a boyfriend. Even if that boyfriend is Ben Gross.
Now, I like Ben. I feel like Ben is sometimes misunderstood, but all the time starts his own drama. He’s so driven that he doesn’t think about how it affects others. He looks down on others who aren’t exactly like him and it’s really sad. I think that he likes the idea of having a girlfriend, but he doesn’t care about Aneesa the way he should.
He’s using her as a replacement, while all the time focusing on Devi the attention he should be focusing on Aneesa.
Anessa and the team are in the championships and she asks her friends to come. No one really likes sports and is like nah. Including Ben. Fabiola though, is trying to learn all she can about soccer to be supportive, because she is going to the game.
The only reason that Ben says that he will go is because Aneesa caught him not doing what he said that he was doing (studying) and instead talking and laughing with Devi. He wants to prove that he’s paying attention.
Only he isn’t. And when she makes the winning goal at the game, his face is down and texting. She knows that it has to be texting Devi. Ben doesn’t even realize that she saw and he tries to act like he’s paid attention to her.
Only, she knows what he didn’t see. When she heads into the bathroom to avoid him, and runs into Fabiola, who is so excited and congratulates her, she leans in and kisses Fabiola.
KAMALA AND THE PARTY
It’s this hard thing when your grams doesn’t acknowledge you and treats you as if you are invisible. It’s actually heartbreaking.
Kamala is trying to follow her heart, but her Grandma is worried about how this will look to others versus how Kamala feels. Nalini tells Nirmala that she has to find a way to give Kamala forgiveness.
One thing that I have learned in life is that when a grandparent has an idea how to fix your life, it’s probably out of love, but their ideas are a little bit out there. And Nirmala’s is. She’s decided to throw a mixer to find Kamala a fiance.
Thanks to Devi telling her teacher – Manish Kulkarni – that there is a mixer, he shows up. He may not be who her Nirmala is looking for her to possibly marry, but you can see from the moment he walks in, he is who she wants.
He makes her happy.
I know that Kamala dating him may cause family issues, but like shouldn’t your family want you to be with someone that you really care about? Kamala isn’t ready to get married, but she does want to find love on her terms and I believe she deserves that.
- Nirmala is one of best characters. She’s just everywhere, but she’s like Granny amazing.
- I about had a heart attack when we all thought that Nirmala was having a heart attack.
- Manish and Kamala are end game for me.
- I don’t know why, but I just look at Paxton and I’m like I love Darren, but he’s too old to play high school
- Paxton invited
Never Have I Ever is streaming now on Netflix. You can read our review of the first episode here.