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UnREAL Episode 2 Recap

Once “Lifetime” approached me with the opportunity to see the first few episodes of UnREAL, I jumped at the opportunity to do since this show was right up my alley and something I knew my readers would enjoy. Decided to do a recap of last night’s episode in continuing my ongoing support for the show. The response from you guys has been great so far, and the show is getting critical acclaim too for the premiere that aired last week and also after releasing the first four episodes online this past weekend. In case you missed it, you can now view the first four episodes at: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/unreal/video/full-episodes. Enjoy. Here’s your recap of last night’s episode:

-We see Rachel waking up the next morning after sleeping on set and giving herself the good ol’ hooker shower. I mean, I’ve heard of women doing that but I’ve never actually seen one perform it on TV. The mini tooth brush, the scraping of deodorant, the turn-your-underwear-inside-out look. Fascinating stuff. And this was just after ONE night on set? No wonder she was so hard up for a shower later. Does this woman bathe? I guess that’s the life of a producer on a show like this. Have your morals thrown out the window, get little, if any, sleep and do the hooker shower in the morning. Sounds like a hell of a job to work on.

-As Quinn is calling Rachel into the control room, she’s still reeling a bit from Britney’s exit the previous night on the show because now she doesn’t have a villain anymore. Britney was their head girl after the make out and ass grabbing upon meeting Adam, but now she’s gonzo and Quinn is scrambling. She’s taken down all of Britney’s storylines they had planned out for her and is now asking Shia and Jay who’s gonna replace Britney, and their devious minds begin to go to work. But seeing that Shia and Jay kinda know that Rachel is Quinn’s girl, they probably know that no matter how hard they try, Rachel will end up with the best villain. Won’t stop them from trying to create their best one, but c’mon. Rachel is Lebron at this point and Shia and Jay are barely JR Smith and Iman Shumpert.

-Shocking, but Rachel is currently dealing with drama of her own. We’re introduced to her roommate Bethany who arrives on set to confront her. Well, now she’s her ex roommate since we find out Rachel hasn’t paid rent in 3 months and Bethany dumps all her belongings on the set and demands payment in 24 hours, or else or Rachel’s Macbook that Bethany still has goes on Craigslist. As of this moment we have no idea the contents of it, but you knew that’d become a major focus of the episode. Was Rachel in porn? Nude selfies everywhere? No, just your standard videos with ex-boyfriends that in no way Rachel would want to get out. You know, especially with Jeremy now engaged to Lizzie. They wouldn’t dare air that dirty laundry would they? Of course they would. Genius.

-Rachel goes to see Adam who is in need of some personal items to which Rachel responds she’s a producer, not a production assistant. “I create conditions for things to happen and actually make them happen.” Thank you for clarifying Rachel. We certainly are aware of what you’re capable of now after seeing footage of last season’s finale when you lost your mind at the final elimination ceremony which then put you in the looney bin. I’m glad you were able to move on and get your life back in order so quickly. Oh wait, no you weren’t. You’re back on the set of the show that turned you cuck-koo and now you’re hopping in the shower with Adam because you haven’t seen a hot shower in what seems like weeks. Very stable this girl is. Can we just fast forward to the finale where she loses her marbles again? Or, as I suspect, falls for Adam after seeing his butt in the shower that she can’t get out of her head?

-We have our first date of the season on “Everlasting” and it’s a dance group date. The host brings in world renown ballroom dancer Hernando to teach the girls how to dance before the date. Hernando? Really? You couldn’t grab one of the pros from DWTS for this? I’m sure Hernando is wonderful and all, but he really can’t hold a candle to Val or Tony or Derek, can he? Didn’t think so. I guess Hernando’s dance career is floundering and he needed to appear on a C-list dating show for a few extra bucks. Hey Hernando, don’t quit your day job. “Everlasting” may be in season 14 now, but it looks like you’re struggling to rub two nickels together. This isn’t going to save your career. Perhaps try “Big Brother.”

-Rachel enters the control room and Quinn is still looking for a villain. Shia suggests Pepper, the elementary school teacher. The lawyer Anna is brought up but Rachel wants a bounty for developing the villain. She wants $10k. Quinn counters with $2k. Rachel goes down to $7k. Quinn settles at $5k. Hey, just what Rachel needs to pay her rent and then some! That worked out perfectly for her! Imagine that. How did we know that was going to work out that way? That’s right, because that’s the way TV works. Rachel has some serious negotiating skills. An extra $5k cash right on the spot to create the next villain? Can I get Rachel to be my agent? Or my girlfriend? I don’t ask much.

-Shia and Rachel immediately get to work on their new villains as Shia interviews Pepper who is always very bubbly and upbeat about the other girls. So naturally Shia questions her sincerity, then tells her the other girls have a hard time seeing Pepper “in bed with him.” Rachel on the other hand dives a little deeper into her manipulation bag by telling Anna that Adam told her he had a really special connection with two girls last night. Anna asks who the other one was and Rachel can’t say but it was the one he was physical with. Anna: “I wasn’t physical with him.” Bam! Now there’s conflict since Anna now knows Adam hooked up with Grace after Rachel subtly lets that one out of the bag. And when I say subtly, I mean by basically screaming it from the rooftops that it was Grace so that Anna knows Grace is her competition. Who knows if Anna has it in her to confront Grace directly, but it’s safe to say even if she doesn’t, they’ll find a way to make her. They always do.

-Chet’s wife Cynthia comes on set and Quinn greets her. Since we know Quinn is banging Chet behind closed doors this obviously becomes a tad awkward for her. And of course, if that wasn’t awkward enough, Cynthia has news for Quinn. “I’m pregnant.” I mean, could we have expected any less? Now we have a love triangle with a baby involved, and you know how well those always end, don’t we? Being this is Hollywood, I’m sure Cynthia wouldn’t even care in the least bit if Chet is banging Quinn as long as her checks don’t bounce. Not to mention Chet completely outkicked his coverage by locking up with Cynthia. She’s a MILF and he’s an older, unshaven slob. However, an older, unshaven slob with money and you know what they say, “There’s no such thing as an unattractive man with money.” Chet is living proof.

-Jay now goes to work finding his villain so he pulls aside the two black girls, Shamiqua and Athena. I’m glad they didn’t stereotype the names on those characters at all. Jay explains the long running theory on dating shows that black people never last. Athena asks if a black person has ever even made the final four. Jay: “Twice in 13 seasons.” Yep. Seems about accurate. Actually, that may be giving too much credit to the reality dating shows. But hey, who’s counting? Besides Jay. He gives the names Omarosa and Nene Lekes, basically telling them to go big or go home. “Go big, loud, and highly opinionated.” Shamiqua doesn’t want to tarnish her higher education image, but Athena has no problem with it. She’s got a hair salon to promote. Athena: “I just want people to know my name.” If only she would’ve ended that sentence with two snaps in a Z-formation, they could’ve completed the stereotypical black girl on a reality dating show. Needless to say, Jay will be working with Athena now, and Shamiqua becomes yesterday’s news.

-Back in the control room, Quinn informs the staff that Anna’s father is in ICU after heart problems and Rachel questions why they aren’t telling Anna about it. Quinn fears she’ll request off the show (“they all do”) and since Rachel is working her as the next villain, she can’t take that chance. Rachel is put off by this. Hey, she does have a conscience and a moral backbone! Oh wait, the episode isn’t over yet. I should probably tap the brakes on that one.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Athena

    June 9, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Kaitlyn Kaitlyn Kaitlyn…Really?!

    Nick Viali on the possibility of not actually getting to meet/date Kaitlyn: …”it would have kind of bugged me”.

    Now that’s a real good come on line if I’ve ever heard one. Not.

  2. cjscjs711

    June 9, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Couldn’t watch either show last night – late night at the studio. Wasn’t able to stand it through the whole episode of Bachelorette. UnREAL is far more engaging, and it really makes me feel better not contributing to the sh**t they put these real-life contestants through, ruining some of their careers in the process. Kinda sad to prefer watching a fiction about fakeness over the supposedly ‘real’ thing. This season of The Bachelorette looks too much to be borne…..

  3. Athena

    June 9, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Whoops, I posted my comment after the wrong entry, but I agree with you cjscjs. I can honestly say that I now prefer UnREAL to the farce that the Bachelor/Bachelorette has become. At least with UnREAL you know the actors are actors and not real people getting manipulated by ABC and/or each other.

  4. jessicat

    June 9, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    “Decided to do a recap of last night’s episode in continuing my ongoing support for the show.”

    Read: “Lifetime is paying me a lot of money to continue promoting the show.”

  5. farrellanna

    June 9, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    I was able to watch four episodes on the mylifetime website. Does this mean I have to wait a month for a new episode?!? Loved the show btw. Can’t watch reality shows the same way again. Thanks for the recommendation

  6. justa_viewer

    June 9, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    I’ve watched all 4 episodes. I had to force myself to get thru the first 2, but then it got a little better. And while the show is a mixed bag for me, I do want to see how it all ends up. But I would be surprised if I felt like watching a second season, based on these first 4 episodes.

    The problem for me is that I need someone to root for, and when most of the principal characters (the ones getting big chunks of screen time) are unpleasant and unscrupulous to one degree or another, I start losing interest.

    Also, while I can totally see folks who have been in show business relating to this show, I wonder how many non-show biz viewers relate to the sleazy morals (snorting coke, cheating on a spouse, cheating with a married man you expect to divorce his wife, boinking the contestants, telling lies to manipulate contestants) and cynical attitudes that seem to just be a part of the daily lifestyle of these characters. I find it a little off-putting, to say the least, but I’m still watching because, as I said, I want to see how it all ends.

  7. sheoo

    June 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Drama! This show is UnReal. Love it!

  8. shellylite

    June 9, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Andi used to be a high-powered attorney in Atlanta! Why is she throwing her life away for a mindless show about shopping and boys, like she’s 14 years old? Stupid! I have lost all respect for her.

  9. serapa

    June 10, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    Being a Canuk, I have to wait until they post episode 2 on Lifetime Canada website. Can’t stream from US site.

    I was too tired to watch it on Monday night…mom with 2 kids and I have to get up at 6:00 a.m.

    Episode 1 was amusing, but not great. I’ll see what episode 2 is like. Overall I’d give it a 7.

    WAYWARD PINES…now THAT’S AN AMAZING show.

  10. mrsjones

    June 10, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    OMG, I LOVE UnReal. The last two weeks I watched this and left the Bachelorette on the dvr unwatched. I know RS always tells us how everything is scripted and people are manipulated, but until this show, I had no concept of the breadth and scope of the levels of superficiality. Crazy good, but not sure how they are going to have multiple seasons of this because it seems they are pulling out all the stops with this.

  11. Sunnyside422

    June 10, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Love UnREAL! Having lost all illusion that the Bachelor/ette franchise was real in any way many seasons ago, this show should confirm this to others.

    I am also so over the little snippets of Britt and that homely Brady all ga ga over each other! Wow he is fuggly looking. Enough of them…please!

    As for Nick…still the same turd he always was with the garbled speech and cornscrews for hair! Ugh how can his family be supportive of his plastering his dumb face on TV again! Be gone! Disappointed in Kaitlyn for allowing Nick back in, but producers probably convinced her this would be a good thing for “drama”.

    I have a thought…maybe Kaitlyn wanted to pay back the show for the Britt/Kaitlyn beginning and being stuck with most of these duds then decided to diss all of them and choose no one! Good for her on that call.

    Still think Ben H. is the best looking of the bunch. Chris lost points with me this last episode!

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