Okay, rannndom. This episode opens with Gerren talking to Stacy and Seiko about wanting to open up a day camp for young girls to teach them about living for something and being successful.
*Record scratch* Is this the same Gerren who just last week flicked some chick's hat and said to her mom regarding picking the fight that ends her life, "When it's my time to go, it's my time"? It is. Okay, just checking.
Aysia and Aunjel briefly discuss Aunjel's moving to the dorms. But since the producers know that no one cares, they quickly move on to discussing Justin and Aysia.
Aunjel: "So you really like him?"
Aysia: "He kissed me." giggle, giggle
Okay. Not really an answer, but whatever, if Justin kissed me, I'd blurt it out, too.
Cut to Gerren and the crew, who already have a meeting setup to mentor some young girls. Wow, okay that was quick.
Aysia voiceover: "My auntie just got released from jail.... Now she's back and the first thing she wants to know is what's up with Justin."
You know what? Imma need BET/Baldwin Hills to stop acting like it was normal for this woman to have gone to jail for a few days. Like every now and then black folks just go to jail. No biggie. She ain't been at a damn day spa. It's jail! Imma need them to dwell on that for just a second. Imma need either a) a backstory or b) for them not to tell us that she was in jail.
Auntie is laying down the law on Aysia, grilling her for having gone out with Justin without letting her meet him before she had to go, um, away. Jail trip aside, it's a good to see that she's showing concern for Aysia. Every teen needs some adult in their lives who's got their best interests at heart.
Oh lord, cut to Stacy telling some babies that she has done drugs. Okay, I know they're supposed to tell their personal stories, but couldn't she start with "I used to skip school." I mean, dang, these kids are like what, 8, 9? Is anyone -- besides Gerren -- overseeing the curriculum? They are nervousing me serving as role models to somebody's babies. The only one I trust to have good sense is Seiko.
"...drinking hard liquor, taking pills, smoking. I was doing a lotttta different things..." Okay, got it, Stacy. Got. It.
craning neck around "Will somebody please.get.huh?"
Gerren talks about modeling and eating disorders. Oh no back to Stacy. Okay, Gerren again.
Oh no, Stacy. "I want this. I.want.to.get.high."
Gerren concludes by making the eight year olds promise, "No plastic surgery. No Botox." Oh this looks like a really effective program. [/sarcasm]
Seiko, that's my girl. She talked about gang-banging but did it in an age-appropriate way. But here come Stacy and Gerren buttin in. What does Gerren know 'bout some gang-banging? Seiko related so well to the kids that they started asking questions and relating personal stories. She's so cool.
Now Seiko and Stacy are riding in the car discussing the Vegas guy Stacy introduced to Seiko. Seiko says he has all the qualities a man should have. Wow. That's interesting. He seemed kinda odd and annoying to me when they talked at the party. *shrugging shoulders* Seiko asks Stacy to come to Vegas with her under the condition that Kevin, Stacy's boyfriend not come -- it's to be a girls' trip.
Tyler and Moriah discuss Tyler's homecoming. Boring. (Side note: I like Tyler's highlights. Why does she remind me of Rudy Huxtable?)
Justin arrives to pick up Aysia for their date. Now it's the Auntie's time to interrogate somebody. Lemme stop. Awww, Auntie called Justin "Sunshine."
So Justin says that the main reason he's attracted to Aysia is her "beautiful personality. Besides the fact that she's beautiful." While Aysia is blushing, Auntie Tia is not trying to hear that. "Well, that's a little shallow." Damn. She is not falling for the okey-doke. Okay?! "She's really smart, I don't know if you noticed." Auntie Tia brings up sex. Justin says he's abstinent. Justin admits his past robbery charges. And tell me that Auntie Tia did not just set her face up like she 'bout to judge somebody. *side-eyeing Auntie Tia* Okay, alright Auntie Tia, you coming around. She let us know where she's coming from; she had some gang-affiliation in the "past." (Please use air quotes, for I am not sure if by "past," she means "yesterday.") More grilling, blah, blah. Justin is now baptized. Blah Blah. Auntie Tia now all smiles.
Seiko and Calvin talk on phone and do video chat. Whatev.
Stacy and Kevin talk about Stacy's day, her idea about helping girls, and her wanting to go on the Vegas trip. What kinda bullshit is Kevin on talkinboutsome she gon' be on restriction, "I got family out there. If I need to know where you at, I might send somebody to your hotel room...." He better be playing. Ooh, I don't like him.
Justin and Aysia go to dinner. They kiss at the restaurant. Whatev. Okay, fine... I guess they're cute.