Uggghhh. This episode. There were some funny bits, but the problem was just how obvious the writers were with their machinations. 'The characters are getting too complacent, we need drama, hmmm. I know, we'll break up Summer and Seth for the billionth time! And the reason will be... MTV Spring Break whipped cream contest! Totes plausible!' And what really sucks is now we have to watch Seth mope and pine some more before he wins Summer back. Because you know it's going to happen.
Let's not even with Trey. I do give the show props for showing what ended up being a very serious, realistic attempted rape scene. What sucked was steps A, B, and C that led up to that. The whole thing was so random and seemingly out of character- and coke doesn't turn a person into a rapist, so I guess Trey was a would-be-rapist in sheep's clothing the whole time- that it was clearly just an excuse to stir up sh*t between Trey and Ryan and pave Trey's way off the show. I guess the happy bros plotline was too stagnant for the writers, but why they decided to go the rapist route is beyond me.
So that was annoying. Now, onto the good parts! There were a few good parts. The bible study guys were great. Old Man Seth was great. I liked Sandy cheerfully threatening his mom's fiance, and their conversation at the end was sweet. I hope we get more of the Nana in the future! And OMG Kirsten kissed Billy Campbell (who, btw, looks a lot like Garret Dillahunt's serial killer on Deadwood with that beard), except oh wait, I don't really care. This lady has been tip-toeing around infidelity and alcoholism for two seasons and I'm finding it really hard to work up the energy to give a dang. Oh no Kirsten... don't... Hey, how likely is it that she and Sandy get divorced by the end of the show? Not at all? Ok :(
Onto the next and surely better episode!