“I still don’t work for you.”
Upstairs, Nick helps Ron set up for Ava’s welcome home party. He tells Nick he overheard his argument with Sarah the other night. While he says his business is his business, he will fire him if he hurts Sarah or Katie. Nick nods, but then says, “I still don’t work for you.” Ever the amusing Ron says, “Like hell you don’t.” You can tell he means what he says, but it’s also so sweet coming from someone as kind hearted as Ron. I absolutely love the relationship between the two of them.
At the party, Nick and Sarah have a more civil conversation than we saw last episode. She asks about Amy and then asks about Nick. He makes a joke about it, but you can tell Sarah knows him well enough to see through it. The conversation turns a bit awkward when Sarah’s boy toy turns up, John. He realizes they were together the night before but is saved by Amy’s arrival to the party.
Amy and Nick talk while Ron and Patricia make up. Katie makes a grand entrance, demanding to know why Sarah told Jagger’s mother. She is not happy. This is the part of this friend and mother dynamic that will always backfire. Sarah wants to be Katie’s mother—which we see when she confronts her daughter’s boyfriend’s mother but neglects to realize how it might make her feel. Still, Katie needs to realize that while her mother might be both things to her, she is a mother first. The lines remain blurred, making their overall partnership one that will probably teeter totter for more episodes to come.
Go Make Some Pastries, John
She attempts to follow Katie, who demands that she does not. Sarah sits down on the steps, where Nick appears beside her. This is a totally cute moment and I’m here for it. Nick comforts Sarah on her actions, and she leans her head on his shoulder. I’m all about the swoon at this point, until boy toy John ruins it. Awkward sauce, awkward sauce, awkward sauce. John knows his time is limited, y’all.
And away he goes. They have an awkward conversation as well, leaving Sarah standing in the hallway. Boy toy is off to more pastry making adventures, without her.
Priests, Staten Island and Paternity Tests
And then, to take the most awkward conversation of the episode is Katie, Jagger and his parents in their living room, discussing the pregnancy. Jagger’s mother gives her bizarre options, including a priest and an extra room in Staten Island. She says Paul (what do you know, Jagger DOES have a real name) will help contribute … all in all, she makes a lot of assumptions (including the introduction of a paternity test, ouch) while the father makes comments under his breath and it is highly uncomfortable to watch. Katie isn’t having it. She leaves, and Jagger follows her.
As the argue on the street, she asks Jagger something. She says he told her he missed her and that she still wants him. Why—great question. He’s not exactly a catch. He stares at her and says that they should just do what his mother says. Finally, it dawns on her… as her mother said, he’s a kid. He’s not ready for this.
Enzo surprises Gabe with a room downstairs for him to study in when things get too hectic in the apartment. I love Enzo. We all need an Enzo in our life. He’s a joyful ray of sunshine and we should protect him at all costs.
Upstairs, Ava and Sami arrive at the party. Ron gives a speech and welcomes her home, but when he tries to go to Patricia, she questions, “What the hell is wrong with you?” Confused, he follows her to their house. She’s upset with the words he used in the speech, as she knew it was for her. They argue over Patricia holding back from Ron, trying to spare him of the details. He tells her that he’s in this with her, whether she likes it or not. They agree, but she tells him that she has a bad feeling about it.
“We can take care of each other.”
Back at the party, Ava tries to give Ben some of the money he spent back. She says she sold jewelry and other items, but this seems like it might be a lie. She tells him she doesn’t want Sami seeing her as dependent on others, but Ben says that he likes her (in his own weird and endearing way).
Downstairs, Gabe works at the desk. Enzo comes in with a late dinner for him and tells him that his father isn’t wrong; he wasn’t always there for him growing up. But, Gabe says, you were there for me. Enzo says he’s going to take care of him. Gabe says they can take care of each other.
As the party winds down, Katie returns. She asks Sarah, “Where do you think I’d be if you gave me up for adoption?” She tells her loved. And then Katie asks where Sarah would’ve been. Sarah explains about a study where old women were found to have male cells in their hearts; she says its because they were all mothers of sons. This means that you carry your children’s cells in your body before birth. You are a part of them. They embrace.
What the What, Widow?!
In Nick’s apartment, Amy and Nick talk. She asks if she can touch his leg, but he stops her. She gives him a long stare and goes to kiss him. WHAT THE HELL. Nick again stops her and tells him that she’s Cooper’s wife. She says he’s dead. AGAIN, WHAT THE FREAKIN HELL. She tries again, but this time Nick tells her that it’s his fault that Cooper is dead. Finally, she asks what he’s talking about.
Nick trusted an interpreter that Cooper didn’t. He pulled rank on Cooper and put him in the same truck as him, and within minutes they were attacked. The interpreter shot Cooper in the head. At first, she just stares at him. Then, Amy slaps him twice. And in another WHAT THE FREAKIN HELL moment, she leans in and starts to passionately kiss him. He doesn’t stop her. I REPEAT: WHAT THE HELL. Nick, WHAT are you doing? This isn’t that long ago… and there’s just SOOOOO much wrong about this. That chick seems like bad news. I’m calling it now.
Leave the Light On
And because the episode can’t end on that shit storm, our cute little vignettes appear, except this time they’re not all cute. Amy and Nick continue to eat each other’s faces, while Sarah climbs the stairs as if she were to go talk to him. She gets to his door but doesn’t knock. Positively, Ava knocks on Ben’s door and kisses him. The last scene of the episode is Sarah’s light in the house going off.
I have a lot of anger about this whole Nick and Amy development. I understand HOW it can happen, but I HATE that it did. She immediately rubbed me the wrong way from the moment she was introduced and then confirmed my worst thought by the end of the episode. His buddy even mentioned in episode two that she sort of had a thing for him. Not. Cool. I hope Nick doesn’t pursue this. It’s WEIRD.
Otherwise, solid episode. I’m looking forward to seeing what Katie decides to do moving forward and if she will keep Jagger around or finally ditch him. There’s a lot to still happen this season and I think every part of it is going to be an emotional roller coaster.
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