When we left off with the last episode, I really thought that Nalini was going to have Devi’s head on a platter. I thought that she was going to loose her shit knowing that her daughter was dating and had been making out with Des. I really thought that she was going to yell and scream and tell Devi she was grounded for life.
But to my shock and I believe everyone else’s – she says words that I never thought I would hear, “I’m going to allow it.”
Say what? I about fell over. But I was thankful that she was going to allow it, because I think that this is going to be good for Devi. At least I hope it will. Then again, I have been known to be wrong. And well, this show, always keeps me on my toes.
But I have never trusted Des. And this episode seems to prove me right. Devi is blinded by pretty face and the charming attitude – just like we all would be.
Devi, telling her friends what is happening, shocks them. They aren’t used to this side of Nalini. Devi feels like this is the most important thing to hold over Ben’s head – to rub it in his face. But Ben, he’s got his own retorts and I have to admit that he’s got some good ones.
Only Devi and Ben return to their natural trying to one up each other way of life and that’s just never a good idea. Devi tells Ben he will eat his words come Friday at the concert, when he sees them together.
I think we’ve all watched television long enough to know that when someone says something like that, it’s warning us of what is to come. It’s warning us that something bad is going to happen. It’s warning us that happy may not be something that we’re going to be feeling in this situation.
Friday comes and Devi is happy. She’s really happy. Rhyah and Des are there also and that makes her happy. It makes her really happy to feel supported and loved. It also makes her forget for a second that the last time that she did this concert, was the day she lost her dad.
And that sends Devi into a panic attack. Unfortunately the person that finds her is Rhyah – who seems genuinely concerned, and then way judgemental. Especially when she tells her son that Devi has problems and he needs to break up with her.
Thank God that Ben was there to overhear it, because someone is going to need to tell Devi.
Des doesn’t seem to know what to do, so he lies and tells Devi that he’s busy. But, busy only lasts so long. He then starts to pull away, and Devi feels it. She feels it deep.
She doesn’t know what happened yet, until Ben approaches her and tells her what he overheard. She goes off on him – basically telling him he’s a jealous shit – and that he needs to disappear. You can tell by the look on her face that it’s not something that she necessarily wants to do – but she’s hurting, because what Ben is telling her – it makes sense due to the way that Des is acting.
Devi doesn’t want to believe that Des is lying to her, but she knows that something is up. And when she finds out that he definitely is and even lied about being at Stanford, shit is going to hit the fan.
She’s ready to confront him and he’s legitimately gross. Like he tries to be kind, but he’s just not kind. He’s rude and tells her dating her isn’t worth pissing his Mom off for. Like WTF. We all go against our parents, but the way he just uses his Mom as an excuse? Well, I am not shocked when Devi throws a coffee in his face.
I was shocked when his Mom walked in, but I shouldn’t have been. Of course she walks in and sees it. It sets it up perfectly to tell her Mom.
YOU SAID WHAT
Des seems afraid of his Mom, as if he’ll be cut off and the money is the most important thing. Rhyah takes them both to Devi’s house and tells Nalini that Devi threw coffee in her sons face and that she will no longer allow the relationship.
Have to admit that I love that Devi clarified that it was ice coffee and when Rhyah says that she loves Devi, but – Devi cuts her off and tells her that she doesn’t love her, she knows what she said. She has eyes everywhere and she knows that she said that Des couldn’t see her because she has problems.
Nalini may be strict, but she is a mother who loves her child. She knows that Devi has been through a lot, but she’s persevered. She’s done better. When Rhyah lies, Nalini puts her in her place and tells her to leave.
Nalini is there for her daughter. She’s there and tells her that it’s okay. Her daughter isn’t crazy, she’s worthy of being loved, and she will find someone who loves her unconditionally. Devi is allowed to grieve and she’s allowed to go through grief in any way that she needs to.
Devi needed that support from her Mom and getting it would change everything for her. I want her to grow and remember that she’s worth all of the love in the world.
PAXTON AND ELEANOR AND TRENT
During all of the talk about Devi being able to date, it comes up the Eleanor and Trent have been dating for over a year and they haven’t had sex. It’s Eleanor that has been holding out, because she has a specific way that she wants to loose her virginity.
Fabiola suggests that she tells Trent what she wants, but she doesn’t want to tell him. She wants it just to happen. It doesn’t matter that she wants that to happen, she would rather die than admit it to Trent.
Girl, we all have issues with our fantasies, afraid of judgement and what people will say, but you have to live your life.
Eleanor and Trent have grown on me – always there for each other. And they are there for Paxton, when he checks to see where he got accepted to school. It’s a big decision, but he decides to go to Arizona State University.
We all know that this won’t go well. Trent gets upset and it takes Eleanor letting him stew and then telling him to grow up for him to tell Paxton he’s okay with him going to ASU. He just can’t find a new best friend.
When Paxton and Trent have the we’ll be friends forever talk and Trent feels empowered, I am all for it. I am aalso like never wanted to see Trent take Eleanor against a wall. But hey, her fantasy came true.
APOLOGIES MUST BE MADE
Devi knows that she needs to apologize to Ben, and she does. She tells him that she was embarrassed. She tells him that he was right. She tells him that she’s going to die a virgin.
Ben tells her that she won’t – that if she’s on her death bed and still a virgin, he will come have sex with her. He gives her a coupon for one free boink.
Just as you think that Devi has settled back on the road she’s supposed to be on – by my thought – and all arrows point to Ben and her being perfect for each other. And hey, I am about to cheer for Ben, when all of the sudden Paxton shows up and tells them he got into ASU.
Ugh, we’re gonna end on a cliffhanger. I feel it.
Never Have I Ever is streaming now on Netflix.