Get in loser, we’re doing chores.
I have to admit it was the one time in this episode that I liked Val. As the words came out, I laughed. I laughed because I knew that she and Cash were about to have a lot of fun. And in the moments of them having fun, you get to see a different side of Cash.
But my issue is that Val is shady and her being with Cash will destroy Missy, even is Missy doesn’t want to admit it. We’re watching this whole family try and heal, but with all these secrets, how can they? It’s something that I am not sure of.
And as usual, here we are, breaking down all of our feelings about it…
MISSY AND HER MAMA
We finally get to meet Missy’s Mom, who seems to be one of the most bitter women ever. She’s very hard on Missy and likes to bring up the past. She doesn’t like the fact that Missy is still on the ranch. She doesn’t like that she’s with the McMurray’s and lives in the past.
Missy’s Mom is cruel – she doesn’t want Missy to repeat her mistakes, but when she says that Missy’s Dad left and Missy tells her that Austin didn’t leave, he died. She then tells Missy that it doesn’t matter, they are both gone.
Connie (Missy’s Mom) is always in competition with the world. She’s angry and feels like her daughter left her. Connie needs to be kinder to her daughter and I think that the way that she acts is ultimately what has pushed her away.
Missy feels seen by the McMurray’s in a positive way. She wants to find unconditional love and finds it in the McMurray family.
When Connie shows up for Isabelle’s party, she walks in at the wrong time. She hears Missy telling Isabelle that she’s the best Mom (basically) and Connie really feels threatened.
For the life of me, I can’t understand how Connie doesn’t want to seem to take responsibility fo
TRAINING THE NIECE AND THE COWBOY
I can’t help but love the connection that Missy and Cash have. I know that Cash is
Gus brings his niece out onto the ranch to get a training session from Missy and well, she’s absolutely adorable. I think that Gus isn’t completely on the up and up, but I am not sure why it is that I think he’s a shady b**ch. I feel like he’s after Missy for all the wrong reasons.
But his want to pay attention to Missy makes him loose track of his niece and she disappears. Loosing a child on that ranch doesn’t seem like it would be easy to find her. Sophie has wandered off and the whole ranch goes looking for her. Everyone goes looking for her.
Everyone off in their different directions, everyone angry over their own things. Tuff still complaining about Valeria and her secrets. Gus mentions to Missy that Sophie has been having a hard time and Missy remembers that she told her about the treehouse that she would run away to.
When Missy finds her, she’s able to talk to her and make her feel at ease. Bringing her back, everyone is put at ease, but most importantly she is brought back. The only thing that I may even like in the least bit about Gus is his dedication to his niece and his want to be there for her.
He does use it as a moment to ask Missy out and she accepts it.
POKER NIGHT & BIRTHDAY FIGHTS
I do love Tuff, but he’s so hard on Valeria. He’s so paranoid. Granted, I don’t like Valeria either and I really don’t trust her, but he’s going to have to find a way to talk to her that isn’t just so mean.
We all want to know where Val was for the year that she was gone, but I do believe that she will tell in time. The truth will come out as time goes on, because the truth always does.
Personally I do believe that Val is running from something and we do get to see a little of that.
Val and Cash are getting close, which is a good thing for you know delusional people. Cash is believing everything she says and bonding with her. He’s sleeping with her (they don’t show it, but I am convinced that it is happening).
Val starts to open up a little and talks a little about how she beat a guy playing poker in Utah. I want to believe her, but I don’t. I think the only person that Val is honest with is Cash and even then she’s not completely honest.
Tuff wants to know more about Val, but I think that he’s not doing it for the right reasons. I believe that he’s hurt and I know that he has every reason to be. However, that being said, the way that he goes about it is just wrong.
At Isabelle’s birthday celebration, he sees her and Cash getting close and he confronts her with her fake ID’s. She’s pissed and then tells them why she has them (which I believe was and is a lie). She says that she owed the pawn shop dude money from gambling and she had them so that no one could find her.
Everyone seemed to buy her excuses. Isabelle even hugging her and saying that she was sorry that she felt like she couldn’t tell them. Val is visibly shaken, to the point that I actually feel bad for her.
We get to see a glimpse of Val in the past and her real name. But here’s what I am wondering – why did she run?
Ride airs Sundays on The Hallmark Channel.