Ok, where do we even begin with this episode. I don’t always understand the jumps and the liberties that this show takes, but I also know that it’s a comedy and it’s not supposed to make sense. It’s just supposed to be fun, right?
But as fun as it’s supposed to be, this episode takes liberties that makes it less fun, a little more serious, and yet at the same point makes you laugh. Somehow they make even the serious stuff kinda funny, which kinda makes me feel bad for laughing and also doesn’t.
So there is that.
Bumper is signing autographs when he finds out that Gisela has released a dis track. It’s not even a good one, but they seem to think that it is. Bumper and his team decide that he needs to do something and quick. They also decide that this is in part due to the fact that Pieter wouldn’t give up the “pudding” and now I will never eat pudding again.
Pudding is a euphemism and it’s not a good one.
Thea and Pieter decide that Bumper needs to shoot his own music video, but he needs to shoot it with the hottest director in town, Klaus. What they neglect to mention is that Klaus is their father. And hey, judging by how weird Klaus is, we’re lucky that these two turn out as normal as they have.
Klaus is very eccentric. Part of me doesn’t even think he knows fiction from reality and he lives in a drug induced state. He’s like that person that doesn’t ever want to admit they’ve aged and done too many drugs but they have and it’s just so sad to see. Leather or you know pleather is not a look that serves him well.
The thing is – Klaus makes it known that if he helps Bumper, it has to be his way or the highway. There is not questioning his vision. What he says goes. Bumper is willing to adhere to these rules, because more than anything, he wants to be famous.
But maybe that’s the issue. He wants so badly to be famous that he’s willing to ignore his friends when they tell him how Klaus is trying to change him isn’t right. Bumper is faced with a choice – them or Klaus and he makes the wrong choice.
What Bumper seems to lack and have a hard time with (in my opinion) is loyalty. The guy doesn’t seem to understand the people that are looking out for him are those that love him or like him. He’s so set on being famous that sometimes what he forgets the most the most is that you need people. In life you need to be able to trust in others and believe in others, but most of all believe in yourself.
Bumper has no trouble being a narcissist, but he does have trouble finding a road that makes sense for him. And what I mean by that is his insecurities make him go down every road but the right one. He doesn’t seem to notice that he’s hurting people or screwing them over at every turn. I think it’s one of the saddest things about Bumper, but also one of the most frustrating, because you would hope that a character would grow.
And even when Bumper walks out on Klaus and goes back to Pieter and Thea. While I think it shows a lot that he did walk away from Klaus, I am still annoyed that he didn’t in the beginning. I think he’s lucky that they took him back.
Because one thing that this group of people do is neglect each other – a lot.
They all have made Heidi feel invisible. She’s feeling so bad about herself that she’s even considering working for Gisela. She knows loyalty though, because when Gisela tells her that she really just hired her for intel, Heidi was gone.
She knows though that she wants to be a song writer and the whole situation pushes her. She quits working for Pieter, but asks him to represent her as a songwriter.
I have to say, this continues to be the series where Sarah Hyland shines. It’s her series, even if it is about Bumper. She is the one that shines and makes it seen that she’s a star.