A Very Special Episode Summary
Thanks to The J Station aka Squirrel and Big Gay Mart (no homo), I didn't get a chance to check out last week's episode, which was the first part of the trip to Fiji, so this week I caught both it and this week's conclusion of the voyage and combined them into one big, epic Episode Summary. I promise it's not all one big sentence. Enjoy.
Before they even leave the Se(a)men Center, Shavonda calls Sean and lets him know that she'll probably be hooking up with somebody on the trip. His response: "I'd rather them not see you naked." Nobody in the house is really sure where Fiji is and I'll admit I'm not really sure myself. Since there was no special disclaimer by Dr. Drew Pinsky, I'm assuming it wasn't affected by the Tsunami.
So they get there and it turns out that they aren't staying in some fancy schmancy resort but what basically amounts to a series of huts with communal bathrooms and showers. Some dirty looking European kids are there, probably on a high school trip or some shit, and Sara tries her damndest to hook up with one of them, but they aren't having. She ends up bringing like 3 of them back to her cabin before finally giving up. I don't know if they were gay or afraid this was going to be on TV or what.
Meanwhile, Landon's working on his thing with Shavonda. He brings her into his cabin and starts talking that "while we're in Fiji shit," but I guess she wasn't feeling it that night or whatever. I'm assuming, based on the previews, that the overall thrust of this trip, if you will, is that Landon and Shavonda end up doing the nasty, but if they do, it's not in this episode.
There's also a little controversy brewing between Melanie and Sara that doesn't end up amounting to much. Basically, Melanie went and was hanging with those guys who Sara was trying to bang and then went and told people in the house what they were saying about her. I guess Sara was pissed off that Mel was even hanging out with them and also that she was talking shit behind her back, but obviously a lot of their little blowup was just backed up sexual tension.
At the end of the episode, the gang sails from its little authentically Fijian ghetto resort to the kind of place you'd actually like to stay in if you were on a vacation. Sara and Melanie crush whatever their little beef was. I was hoping they would kiss and make up Cruel Intentions-style, but I guess that was just too much wishful thinking. Finally, Landon mentions something about a bet between himself and MJ that him and Shavonda would hook up. I wonder if that one will get out.
This episode starts out with a little float trip/cliff diving adventure. You can see Landon working on cozying up to Shavonda, who's obviously scared of the water. Personally, I could've used more shots of Sara in a bikini. This show must be edited by a gay guy. Later that evening, Landon and Shavonda slow dance together. Aww...
They go on one of those "officially sanctioned, steer you past the poor part of town" tours slash extreme sports mission. Then they go to a beach where Sara immediately goes topless. but then Landon goes bottomless, which is just gay. Also, in the awesome category: The gang plays truth or dare and Sara ends up making out with Shavonda. The only thing is, they only showed for a split second. I know some of will doubt it even happened, but trust that I saw it.
The other amusing thread of this episode is that Karamo is obviously also backed up, jealous that people might be hooking up, and repulsed by hetero interracial dating. Which one is worse to him, I'm not sure. Plus he doesn't like Landon anyway. So the whole episode you can tell that he's visibly pissed. Plus I don't think he digs water sports too much, being a jig and all. And by "water sports," of course, I'm referring to actual sports that require water - not the R. Kelly variety.
On their last night at the nice resort, these two threads collide wonderfully, with Karamo threatening to cut Landon's throat and Landon hooking up with Shavonda. Hopefully, she'll get pregnant and MTV will spinoff a Strange Love-type series with those two running around with a baby and hiding from a machete-wielding Karamo. That final scene with Karamo eating breakfast by himself was some straight up, 1996 Los from Road Rules-type shit. I was impressed.