I don’t know why I can’t stop watching his show. It’s lost its appeal and yet, I can’t look away. John and Kelsey are the players this week. It seems we are back to basics. John is in love with a girl he met in an online chat room. He’s never spoken to her on the phone, done a video chat, nothing. They just exchange information through emails and chat rooms. Kelsey says she has body dysmorphia. This is why he doesn’t ask for more pictures. The chat room is basically a group of young people with social anxiety. It’s already obvious to me that “Kelsey” and “Adam” are the same person and that person has a relationship with John under the Kelsey name and under the Adam name this person has a very cute girlfriend named Ellie who lives in the Faroe Islands.
How long until Adam and Ellie get together to commiserate over being catfished by the same person? I predict by the end of the show.
So we leave snowy Detroit for sunny Orlando. But when the guys pull up to the address, there is no house there. Kelsey let’s them know she is at a café. But when they get to the address of the café, there is no café there either. There is some sort of weird casino there and everyone there is eleventy billion years old. Oh god. It’s going to be some creepy old person. Oh no, it is Adam the gambler. Adam is the guy who Ellie claims as her boyfriend. It’s a dude, dude! Whoa! Adam is creepy in every way. He has some sort of a weird algorithm he claims to use to win the jackpots in this little hole in the wall casino. Apparently the jackpots are set to occur on a timer. So while he is waiting for the right time to hit, he talks to the people on the social anxiety board. It’s just something fun to do to pass the time. He created the chat room and has catfished 30 or so people because it’s fun.
Max says this is the sort of loser who gives this show a bad name. Max walks away. Adam was hoping that John would get mad. He wanted a stronger reaction. He loves manipulating people. He’s just another sociopath who lives among us.
The guys go to the hotel room and Skye with Ellie. She’s obviously upset. For some dumb reason they go to meet Adam again. I know this is the part where Nev and Max preach to the catfish so that they have a profound change of character in five minutes or less. Adam claims he feels a lot of guilt. I do not believe him. Sociopaths by definition do not feel guilt. Approximately 3% of the population is sociopathic. That’s about a third of the number of gay people in the world. I know a whole hell of a lot of gay people. Let say I know 100 gay people. That would mean by really, fuzzy, unsupportable math, I probably know about 30 sociopaths. And I’m quite sure I have dated a couple of those. So, for the off tangent thought. This is how anxiety works. 🙂
In the end, Adam is still a douchebag, John met a real live girl, and they did not update us on Ellie.
Who is going to admit to watching this mess?