Okay the dude is Jamey and he lives in Houston. He met Ari on Plenty of Fish. She is very pretty. She also lives in Houston. Um, WTF? Same town, never met? Neither of them have a car and transportation is a problem. This is some stupid shit already. So Jamey need the boys to give him a ride over to Ari’s place? Do they not have cab money between the two of them? This season is ridiculous but for some reason I am really enjoying it.
Ari has a secret. She says it would be a good idea for them to meet on Catfish because she has a secret. I’m going with born a man. Or possibly she has AIDS. They video chat and she is who she says.
Off to Houston we go to Jamey’s job. He is a meat cutter, which he claims is different from being a butcher. He is not the brightest bulb oh the Christmas tree. He’s in love. They both have traumatic pasts. He is very uncomfortable on camera and didn’t really want to go this route.
Ari only shows her face on Skype. They suspect maybe she is fat. Or pregnant. Jamey says that Ari claims to be a virgin. Ari says that he is going to be angry with her.
The boys start trying to uncover Ari’s secret. They contact some of her Facebook friends. There is something on Facebook about her “in-laws.” She appears to be married. Sophia, Ari’s friend calls. She hangs up on them when they ask about Caz the possible husband. She basically says they will all find out the truth from Ari when they meet her.
Ari freaks out for no apparent reasons and starts sending Jamey fuck you texts. That’s odd. Jamey says that is out of character. Nev calls Ari and she is freaking out. She says this was all a big mistake and hangs up. The next day they call her again. She apologizes. She asks if she can meet Nev and Max alone first. They agree.
So they go to meet Ari at a park. Where is the body of water? They always meet by a lake or a pond or an ocean or something. Ari is heavier than in her pictures, but the real reason is that she is transgender. She is taking hormones but has not had the surgery. I hate that the guys are going to tell Jamey in advance. I think Ari should be the one to do that.
They just come straight tell Jamey. He asks if she was born a hermaphrodite. He doesn’t use that word. Jamey walks away to smoke and cry and cuss.
Eventually, the go to meet Ari. That was weird. Jamey was very kind and understanding. Ari got very camera shy and didn’t want to talk to him a bolted.
Jamey is such a sweetheart. Ari missed a great opportunity. Jamey says they still talk here and there but not as much as they used to. Jamey says he hopes this lets people know that there are good people out there that are not judgmental. Ari seems to see the situation as Jamey breaking up with her. They certainly did not show that. She says is okay with just being friends with Jamey now.
The next week the non-hetero sorts of episode continue.