In another episode from Catfish: Alternative Lifestyles we meet Blaire who appears to be either a lesbian or a trans gender. This has not really been explained. Blaire is homeless. Her parents kicked her out of the house, presumably because of her sexual preferences or gender identity.
Markie is the catfish. She won’t video chat with Blaire because she is too busy. They were going to meet in person, but right before that, Markie got kidnapped. Markie ended up in a mental hospital. Markie dumped Blaire. But when Blaire got a new girlfriend and posted her picture on her facebook, Markie was jealous and angry. Is Markie a dude? Probably not they have talked on the phone a lot. Markie just might be a mentally unstable person. We will find out in the end when they meet somewhere by a body of water.
The boys begin their investigation. Markie is apparently mentally ill. They call a guy named Alex who used to date Markie. He says she is a compulsive liar. Markie is bad news. So of course we are going to let Blaire meet the psycho. Because, awesome TV. Then they call a classmate of Markies who say she got expelled recently for getting in a fight at school with a switchblade. Are these high school aged kids? This may be a new Catfish low. Markie also has a girl friend that she is always skyping with.
Nev calls Markie to set up the meetup. Markie agrees. But Markie is a liar. But they take a chance and go there anyway. Markie stops answering her phone. Since they know her address, they decide to stake it out and ambush her. Because what could go wrong with ambushing someone with serious mental health problems and a switchblade collection?
After some false starts they find Markie’s house and meet Markie’s father who is named…..what for it….. Mark. He says Markie took off with some friends yesterday and he has not seen her since. He knew they were coming. Blaire calls Markie one last time and she still doesn’t answer. She leaves a voice mail saying they are leaving.
But no Catfish show would be complete without finding a park with a body of water. So they find one and hang out for a while hoping Markie would call. And 20 minutes later she calls. She just got home and her Dad said they stopped by, her phone was dead, but she is leaving right now to meet them in the park by the lake with her switchblade. 45 minutes later, she shows up.
Markie is cute and perky and ever so excited to meet Blaire. She says she is trying to hold back from jumping into her arms. The boys are like, not so fast
we need to pat you down for weapons ask your some questions first. Markie’s story is too crazy to follow. She had a dream that if she went to meet Blaire she would die in New York. Then she met some guy who told her the same thing. She was gullible and 17 at the time so she went with him to confess her sins. Her story is horseshit. The guys are trying to tread lightly so she doesn’t bolt. Markie tells Blaire that she is a crazy, psychotic person with a lying problem and that she is absolutely in love with Blaire and wants to be a part of her life. Blaire is falling for it.
Nev calls her on her bullshit. He says she is a smooth talker. Nev raises his voice and says this is the worst thing you can do to her right now. He says if you care about someone you have to be real with them.
Blaire says what she needs to say, mainly that Markie needs to stop with the lies if they are going to remain friends. Three months later they talk to Markie who says she talks to Blaire almost every day. Markie says she is making progress in her therapy and is focused on the future.
The show cut off a little bit for me but I think that Blaire and her BFF with custody of her sister’s baby are moving to Florida to share an apartment with a baby. She seems to think she is going to get legal guardianship of the baby. Or something. I think someone needs to come get that baby. This show was weird and incomprehensible. Maybe y’all can explain the ending?