Might as well get caught up on Catfish. Tonight’s set up about Solana. Solana met Elijah six years ago on My Space when she was 14 years old. Her parents were going through a divorce and they became very close. Then he suddenly disappeared. Then two years later he searched for her on Facebook. She was leery of him due to his previous disappearance. Solana is in a relationship now that is getting serious but in order to move forward she needs closure with Elijah. They have never video chatted. She has not spoken on the phone with him in 6 years. Elijah says he doesn’t have a phone.
They check into the phone number and it is listed to girl named Denise. Elijah Prok has lots of Facebook pages. Lots of people with real names that also list themselves as Elijah Prok. Elijah Prok is some sort of metal head. He has Skype and video chat. So this is probably not the guy who is chatting with Solana. The numerous Elijah Prok FB pages are some sort of tributes to the heavy metal dude it seems. Fan pages of sorts. So this is likely just another free publicity show for the real Elijah Prok, who coincidently posts his videos on an MTV site.
The boys and Solana fly to Minneapolis to meet “Elijah.” While setting up the meeting, Elijah is already hinting that he is not the person she thinks he is. Nev and Max are worried that Elijah is really Denise. Solana is having a panic attack on the way to the house. Things turn creepy when Joshua comes to the door and says that this is his mother’s house. Crap. Maybe it is going to be Denise. Then Joshua says that Elijah is inside, which is kind of creepy. Why wouldn’t Elijah answer the door? They decide to risk the lives of all involved by walking into creepy town. Joshua goes downstairs to “get Elijah.” Everyone else stands around on the ground floor preparing to die. Joshua is probably going to come back up with an AK-47 and spray them all. It’s very tense.
Then, something even weirder happens. Elijah comes up the stares. Or some guy wearing an Elijah wig, I haven’t decided yet. Elijah says he doesn’t have a webcam, that is how he come he doesn’t Skype. Wait what? He claims he made the videos on a real camera and uploaded the tapes or something. He swears his hair is real. This is the weirdest episode ever. I am still not thinking this is the real guy.
He says he was worried about not being tall enough for Solana. I guess it is him. The two lovebirds are left to a private conversation. It’s awkward. Solana leaves for a bit with Nev and Max so everyone can process things.
They go to the skate park to watch Elijah skateboard. Elijah wants to get a tattoo with Solana. She’s down with it. She has to go back to the hotel to decompress and Elijah wishes she didn’t. The tattoos are a lioness for her and a lion for him on their shoulders so that when they stand next to each other it makes some big scene or something.
Solana in her diary cam talks about six years of emotion coming out. She is not sure if it is time to close the chapter or go with her feelings. She gets the huge tattoos. She is falling in love with …Danny. WTF? She is going to keep in touch with Elijah. I don’t think they kissed or anything. But she is crying a river as she leaves. And even with an extra minute MTV seems to cut off early.
But never fear, there is an follow up show next.
It looks like I didn’t miss anything. YAY.
There are tons of twitter trends about this show tonight, which is why I decided to recap it right away. For those waiting for my Untying the Knot episode, I’ll do that soon. I promise.
I should probably point out that Solana is gorgeous. She really is like the punk rock Marilyn Monroe with a twist. Right away they tell us that Solana went straight home and married Danny. Danny likes the tattoo. Danny is an idiot. I am pissed that she didn’t get with Elijah. Danny did not show up for the show tonight.
Elijah came out and said he thought the marriage was a quick decision. They don’t text everyday anymore, but they are still in touch. Elijah was also dating someone. I think that is why the didn’t end up together. So now, Elijah and Solana are best friends. This might be a good time to point out I don’t think either of these idiots are of the legal drinking age. Frankly, I think you should have to be 30 to get a tattoo.
We get some never before seen footage of Elijah’s family. His parents yanked him off the Internet at 14 for real. Christine Grimmie from The Voice saw him online and paid him some attention that made him “Internet Famous.”
Welp! That was a weird one!