MTV has been pimping the hell out of this episode. It seems to involve a psychic who is catfishing some girl with messages from her dead father. This is a new level of crazy fools.
Kayla is an 18 year old with a kid and a baby daddy who live just down the road from their families in Kentucky. She was contacted two years ago by someone named Courtney who tells her that her dad wants to be a part of her life. Kayla says that she hasn’t had contact with her dad because he died when she was four. Other than this insanity, it follows the same pattern as the regular catfishing. They talk on the phone but Courtney will not video chat or meet up.
When they video chat with Kayla she says that in 1999 her dad ha “a mental breakdown” and killed her mom. Then a few years later in prison he had another “mental breakdown” in prison and killed himself. They put up partial news headlines for some of this stuff. She was raised by her father’s mother.
Kayla says that Courtney’s messages are very detailed and she knew all kinds of things that she says no one could know. She does not ask for money in fact she has sent Kayla gifts.
Every week, when I see the boys in the airport, it makes me want to get on a plane. Before I had Banjo, I was prone to just booking a trip within 24 hours of feeling this way. I just went on a little getaway four months about and a road trip last month or so, (yes I worked through both) and I am already ready to go again somewhere.
When they get to the house, the new couches are there, but production thankfully did not use that odd, watermelon colored paint. Everything is a nice neutral palette. I wonder if they get to choose the new furniture or if production does. Kayla and her Aunt Shannon both seem very nervous. Kayla tells a horrific story about her dad killing her pregnant mother and then putting her and her sister in the car with him and taking off. The police gave chase and shot at the car and spun the car out with them all in it. Shannon is Kayla’s dad’s sister. She seems kind of off herself. The father/brother/murder is named Frankie and based on Shannon’s explanation it sounds like Frankie and their father both had schizoaffective disorder. Basically, that is a cross between schizophrenia and bipolar. Kayla remembers going to visit her father in prison. Kayla doesn’t hold him accountable for the murder or the suicide because of his illness. This is very heavy.
Shannon says that she doesn’t believe that Courtney is a psychic. She says that the murder and the suicide were heavily covered by the media and she could just get her information from that. That doesn’t explain the bologna sandwich thing though. I wish they would stop talking about that because I would LOVE a fried bologna sandwich right about now.
Courtney looks batshit crazy. The messages from Courtney are extremely detailed and she looks a lot like Frankie to me. She seems like she could have good intentions.
For the first time ever, I honestly believe these two actually do need the boys to google for them. But first, Shannon pulls Nev aside and says that Kayla was two years old when all this happened (so already dates are not matching up,interesting) and that Kayla sort of absorbs the stories that she has been told over the years as memories. Shannon thinks that whoever is doing this is playing on the fact that Kayla wants to remember her parents in the best possible light. She is very concerned that she might be wanting to tell Kayla “how bad her dad really is.” Is? Basically the entire family has sheltered Kayla from any negativity surrounding both her mother and her father and their unsavory qualities. She is worried that all the things they are keeping from Kayla are going to come out. Kayla began asking a lot of questions once Courtney came into the picture.
The photos they show of Courtney are of someone who looks possessed. Like they make me feel ookey when they put them up on the screen and play scary music.
They guys go to an odd “coffee house” to use the wifi and Google information on Courtney. Courtney’s Facebook page seems real. I think she might have been on the jury at Frankie’s trial.
Okay, so they call a friend of Courtney’s from Facebook and she calls back and says that she lives next door to Courtney and has for nine years. They are very close. Courtney is a real medium and that Frankie has been at her (the neighbor’s) house a lot. She totally believes that Courtney is genuinely a medium who speaks to the dead. Kayla is crying and not acting. Well, this is a new one. The neighbor says that Courtney is a very nice person and in no way would ever exploit anyone’s situation or cause anyone any harm.
Kayla has a very distressing scene where she cries and is angry at God for taking away her parents. I think Shannon is wearing a wig as a disguise. That makes this seem more true to me.
When Nev goes out to the porch to make the phone call to Courtney we see THE WATERMELON PAINT ON THE SHUTTERS! Until I saw that I never realized that they did outside staging as well. I really need to get on this show! LOL. Courtney agrees to meet them all.
We have yet another person who has never been on a plane. I just can’t comprehend that. They fly to Jupiter Florida. They meet at a park, because the catfish usually doesn’t get a home makeover. They generally get a park near a large body of water. As they wait at a pavilion, they see a raccoon come up very close walking on two legs. It is super weird. Max films him. This has to be CGI right? RIGHT? Kayla has chosen an unusual outfit for this meeting. It’s a dress with a peach skirt and a bone colored lace top with a peach bra underneath.
The first thing Courtney says to Kayla is “You have your dad’s eyes.” This is creepy as fuck y’all, and I don’t watch creepy stuff. I am going to have nightmares for days. Kayla is crying and is afraid to make eye contact. Courtney says that she is telling the truth. She wanted to be able to give her peace of mind and closure. So creepy.
Courtney seems to be saying that this is the only person she communicates with. She says she worried for her own mental health when it happened. Kayla is standing there kind of dazed and confused saying nothing as Nev and Max interrogate her. I really wish I had skipped this show. Courtney says she got herself checked out and she doesn’t have any mental illness. I think if I were to go to my shrink and tell her that I am seeing ghosts and communicating with the dead that she would put me on antipsychotics. But not Courtney. Her doctor said it was nothing to worry about.
Meanwhile we are causing a psychotic break in an 18 year old with a family history of mental illness. Max needs a break. I don’t think I have ever seen Max ask for a break. He tells Nev that he feels like she is telling the truth. They both believe her. But Kayla says that she needs more proof.
Kayla interrogates Courtney for more information. Something she has not already told her. Courtney says her mother was a stripper and he was abused as a child. OOOOOHH if her mom was a stripper maybe someone in Courtney’s family is the real father. Maybe it will all be a ruse because Courtney is her aunt and she wanted to have contact with her niece!
I think this is one of the episodes where the catfish contacts production because they want to be found out. Kayla asks for a break until the scheduled meeting the next day. Nev actually suggests that Courtney talk to Frankie tonight. Max, Nev and Kayla all believe Courtney is really in contact with a dead guy.
The palm trees in this parking lot are beautiful. Maybe I will go to Jupiter.
The next day they go to Courtney’s house with Aunt Shannon! Let’s keep our eyes peeled for new furniture and watermelon colored paint, ya’ll. Courtney has some beautiful dogs. OOOOHHHH! Courtney got a lot of really pretty new seating. It’s a whole pit group. Is that suede? Leather? Sorry. I am going through some sort of furniture/home envy with a side of new dog fever.
Courtney says she did talk to Frankie last night and he could not understand why Shannon was there because he says Shannon never could stand him. He says she is a bossy bitch. Shannon agrees. Ooooh it’s leather. (sorry).
Back on track, he is haunting one of the foster moms that he had that he also slept with because he feels like she did not help him somehow. This is all too weird to recap. Courtney says Frankie is there but he won’t come out. He is watching. I am so tweeting TeeCee to come tell me how fucking dumb this all is. Or maybe not. She would likely just fuck with me more.
So Nev and Max go to the car so they can talk privately. But there are still cameramen in there. I never understand the point of all this. Shannon gets chills. This is sort of like playing with an Ouija board. Frankie comes through once pesky Nev and Max go outside. Everyone believes in Courtney!
Okay that was creepy as fuck.