Tonight we begin the second half of the debacle known as Couples Therapy. The title is Get Real and I suppose it refers to both Ghost and Farrah. I doubt either will actually do it. But I am sure that Dr. Jenn will pretend to buy whatever they put up for sale. Tonight Farrah has an off camera session with Dr. Jenn and Ghost has a three-way session with Ghost Face Killer, Kelsey and Latrice.
We pick back up with Kelsey furious with Ghost. Ghost goes to do damage control. For once Kelsey does not cave. Sada comes out and talks with Kelsey. Sada gives WAY better advice than Dr. Jenn. She says that Ghost doesn’t get to pick. That Kelsey needs to walk away with some dignity. That she is better than this. Later, Dr. Mike’s counseling is basically keep your chin up.
The counselor chick has been tagged as “it.” This means she gets to chat with Farrah over breakfast about her lack of relationships with others in the house. They are all still eating takeout with plastic forks. I hate to agree with Taylor, and certainly don’t agree with the delivery but I would not want to live off of take out for two weeks either. Can’t they get some food in the house? Can anyone cook? Kelsey maybe? Perhaps the living conditions are a bit sub par despite the beautiful interior. Blaring heat and nothing but takeout from Applebees would be some pretty rough conditions. I can see pea green towels pushing me over the edge. Just not on day one after a full night out on the town. Anyway, the counselor is pushing Farrah to try to fit in. I don’t see that happening in the last week. Farrah says people are so rude.
John, Taylor, Sada and Jon are all outside talking about Farrah. Her story just does not add up. Taylor and John make all kinds of fun of Farrah in her talking heads. It’s rude and immature. They are grown adults with grown children and a lost little girl. They have absolutely no compassion for Farrah, which is partially understandable, but to take it to the next level and mock her clothing (Taylor) and her poor conversational skills (John) is pretty reprehensible, especially in the context of group therapy.
On the other hand, Dr. Jenn seems to be bending way toward the opposite extreme. She seems to be looking for reasons to support Farrah’s fucked up behavior rather than calling her out on it. Neither response is doing Farrah any favors. Dr. Jenn tries to talk about defining behaviors, how choices affect Farrah, what is constructive for her and what is harmful. Farrah rolls her eyes, then scrunches up her face as if confused when Dr. Jenn calls the sex tape a defining unfortunate moment (not a moment, Dr. Jenn, it was a decision) and then becomes angry. She is pissed that her “sex tape” has made her a social leper. It’s just her having sex! What’s the big deal?
Dr. Jenn tells her she has come so far (in therapy). What? Did we miss those episodes? She says she thinks there is something holding her back. Clearly, she is leading up to the big, “were you sexually abused?” question. Farrah begins the fake cry, and says, “No, like, I’ve been living in a world these past couple months and like…like yeah, …like yeah…” Farrah continues, ” I signed some shit away that I am fucking against. Like, I can’t even fucking talk about it because I signed this huge contract.” She says that she just wishes she could tell Sada everything that she is missing so that she would understand. She is crying. Dr. Jenn said that she knows that Farrah cannot talk about the sex tape. So they get rid of all the cameras and mikes and Dr. Jenn and Farrah actually have a private session.
At group, Dr. Jenn says that the topic is secrets and she wants to start with Farrah. Farrah looks down and Dr. Jenn asks if she wants her to start. Farrah nods. Dr. Jenn says that she had a session with Farrah. She says there have been session in this room where people thought that Farrah wasn’t revealing things especially about her tape….and the things that Farrah shared were some of the most horrific things she has ever heard. Dr. Jenn says if Farrah could share with the group she would and it would help them understand her more.
John, the oldest man in the room with grown kids Farrah’s age INTERRUPTS Dr. Jenn to list the reasons why he cannot connect to her. He says she lives in a bubble and doesn’t listen to anyone. I think is speaks a lot of John Bluher that he would interrupt a therapist who is on the verge of tears herself, to point out the reason he doesn’t like her. Farrah says she is not living in a bubble. John says he doesn’t care about anything Farrah has to say because he doesn’t think she’s being honest.
Whitney tells Farrah that she feels for her right now but this is fucking annoying. You are being so vague and who knows what this elephant in the room is, it could be serious, Dr. Jenn says it is. But there have been a lot of people who did not believe you since day one, you should up solo so there are no couple issues to sort out and now you have this gigantic issue that you can’t talk about so basically you are just a chick in a room.
Farrah says while crying (fake? not fake? what do you think?) that if she could tell her the truth without it fucking her whole life up (um, sorry but how much worse can it get?) then she would.
Dr. Jenn says to Whitney that “Farrah has been nothing but forthcoming. She’s sharing her dirtiest laundry except one where legally she cannot.”
Whitney says she would never judge Farrah for her actions (porno) and I have empathy for your situation, whatever it is; however, this is not the space to discuss this because it is obviously very serious and it hasn’t been dealt with from a legal standpoint so it is impairing their ability to have group therapy. I agree a thousand percent. Dr. Jenn though, does not. Dr. Jenn says it is the place to discuss it because the session is about how keeping secrets puts up barriers between you and those around you. Oh Dr. Jenn way to watch the point fly right over the top of your head.
Taylor, who just trashed everything about Farrah outside, flips the script in front of Dr. Jenn. She tells her she is glad to get some answers (what answers did they get?) because she was all ready to mentor the poor little porn star until she realized that Farrah was not receptive to her kind offer on mentorship. Dr. Jenn is just “Yes! Yes! It’s because of secrets and how they put of barriers that stop communication! See? We are talking about secrets! And how they are bad. So um, here is a shining example in Farrah. Meanwhile Whitney and I are thinking, “which is exactly why she has no business in this couples therapy group, she’s not in a couple and she can’t talk about her major problem due to legal issues. ” Sada apologizes for judging Farrah. She says it was clear that she was lying and that was why she did it. Dr. Jenn is ready to move on.
Time to talk about Ghost and Kelsey’s secret. Ghost says it wasn’t really a secret, he just didn’t keep it 100 with her about having another girl. Sidenote: For those obsessed with Kelsey’s hair, take a gawk at her GIGANTIC blinged out safety-pin earrangs. Thoughts? Kelsey says she should have pushed for the information. Taylor asks Kelsey an interesting question. Does she regret finding out? Taylor says if she says yes she would understand because then it would all be back to kisses and roses. Sada says it will never be back to that because she never had that. She never had him in the first place. Sada, please take a seat in Dr. Jenn’s chair. You are much better at this than she is. Ghost realizes this and gets a little warm and tells her she will never understand men. Lucky for her she doesn’t have to be bothered trying, because she’s a lesbian. Ghost says 90% of men want to fuck everything they can.
Ghost and Kelsey meet with Dr. Jenn before Latrice’s arrival. When Dr. Jenn asks him what he hopes to get out of it, he says he has love for both of them, and he want’s Latrice to see who he has been cheating with (well isn’t that nice) and for Kelsey to see his woman.
Latrice is some competition, although I don’t know why either of the women would be willing to compete at this point. Latrice says that she thought she was in a monogamous relationship. She asks Ghost how long he has been seeing Kelsey and why he didn’t tell her. Ghost tells her he love her (Latrice) and she asks if she loves Kelsey and he says he has love for her but he is not in love with her. BAM. Gut punch to Kelsey. Ghost says to Latrice, our connection is crazy, you make me laugh, you make love to me good, you do whatever I say… Dr. Jenn asks Ghost what he thinks it is like for Kelsey to hear him say those things to Latrice? He says I know she’s hurt. I love her ways too. Kelsey and Ghost go at it and eventually, Dr. Jenn screams for them to stop. Dr. Jenn lays into Ghost for being so utterly disrespectful to Kelsey. Well, Dr. Jenn, that is why this was not a good idea in the first place. Things explode, Kelsey tells Latrice she can have is ass, and she storms out of the room. I should point out here that other than a couple of scripted questions at the beginning, Latrice has sat just as cool as a cucumber with in her long, long weave without a hair getting out of place or her mouth opening.
Next Week: Taylor tells Jon she doesn’t like how Liz treats him. Kelsey has a meltdown and later talks to Latrice. It seems Latrice may be done too.