The penultimate episode of the first season had some interesting developments going on leading up to the summer finale next week. Chloe is still confused about Alek and Brian but seems to be committing to Alek…for now. There wasn’t too much with Amy and Paul this week. Yeah for the Amy part and bummer for the Paul part, although he did have a good scene with Alek. Jasmine is prepping to go on a date but as soon as this guy showed up, I didn’t like him or trust him. There was just something about him. And Meredith invites her boyfriend Frank over for dinner with his girlfriend Vanessa which turns into quite the storyline.
At first, the dinner party with Meredith, Chloe, Frank, and Vanessa isn’t going very well. Chloe is really enjoying herself and open to getting to know Frank and Vanessa. Vanessa on the other hand, wants no part of this. But when they are in Chloe’s room, while the parents have a little make out time, Vanessa starts to open up to Chloe. She confides in her that she has a boyfriend and she is really into him. Chloe convinces her to tell him how she feels and Vanessa tells Chloe her handle so they can IM.
The next day, Vanessa is gone. She took all her things a disappeared. Chloe was able to get a hold of her via messaging and sets up a time to meet up with her. Vanessa agreed to meet with Chloe because she wanted her to tell her dad that she’s ok. I’m not sure why Vanessa wouldn’t have hooked up with a friend she is closer to. I mean she just met Chloe so I found that odd. But whatever. Chloe told her dad about the meeting because she was worried and her fears were confirmed when Vanessa tells her that she’s running off with a 27-year-old! If there are any teenagers reading this right now, let me give you some advice. If you start talking to a boy online and you find out he’s in his 20s and he knows you are in your teens and he still wants to meet up and hang out with you anyway…RUN, don’t walk, RUN away from that creep as fast as you can. Trust me, this has nothing to do with your looks or your intelligence or your personality. It has EVERYTHING to do with there being something wrong with him. Guys in their 20s NEVER have good intentions going after teenage girls. And I’m not talking about if your 19 and he’s 20 or 21. I’m talking about a 10+ year age difference. Ok, I’m off my soap box now. Chloe and Frank try to stop Vanessa but she gets away and off she goes with 27-year-old Cody. Even his name is creepy….Cody. When Cody and Vanessa show up a dock filled with cargo ships, you know this isn’t going to end well for Vanessa. Even more so when the other man shows up to force her into one of the cargo containers that has other young girls in it. Chloe tells her friends what is going on and somehow (I forget how) they connect Cody with these cargo holders. They get to the docks and wipe out creepy Cody and his crew while rescuing Vanessa and the other girls. Vanessa returns home and unfortunately the person who pays the ultimate price, is Meredith. Frank breaks up with her so he can spend more time focusing on Vanessa. I don’t understand that strategy. You can still spend more time with your daughter and still date Meredith. Why does it have to be one or the other? It’s stupid. But Meredith respects it and is just happy she can move on and date again. I don’t know how much moving on she’s actually doing since she did reach out to Jonathan (Chloe’s dad) last week via email. Because we all know what’s going to happen…he’s going to show back up. It wouldn’t shock me if he shows up in the finale next week but my gut tells me we won’t see him until possibly next season.
Now someone please help me out here. Do we know what the Mai did to Whitley’s family? He mentioned this week how he wants to destroy the Mai (starting with Chloe protectors) because the Mai destroyed his family. Has that been explained before and I missed it? I would really like to know what his beef is and if he is the one who started the Order or if the Order was already in existence when he joined them to go after the Mai. Plus with everything Brian is investigating, there is something that Whitley is hiding. Did he kill Brian’s mother? Does he know who did? Was it Mai? Was Brian’s mother Mai? We’ve learned that the story about Mais kissing humans being deadly is a lie so maybe human and Mai can produce children. I doubt it and it is probably something else. But there is something shady going on with Brian’s mother’s death/disappearance. And I’m not sure what Simone’s end game is but she is protecting Brian because when Whitley wanted to see everyone in Chloe’s life, she removed the picture of Chloe and Brian so he wouldn’t see.
Summer finale next week, which means we should have some episodes in January to look forward to!!! I will do a full recap next week with analysis on the rookie season as a whole, which I have found very entertaining.