The Set-Up: Kelsie is 26 years old and lives in Texas. She has an eight year old son. She has been chatting with Brandon, 31 from Missouri for three years. She has been stood up for him several times. Once, she even drove to MO but he stood her up again. They met on Facebook and were just friends. She called off her wedding at the last-minute last year and he was so supportive that their relationship became romantic. Brandon always says that his truck breaks down.
The Staging of Kelsie’s House: She got a forest green couch. Interesting choice! The walls are sort of in between beige and pale green. No ficus.
The Ridiculously Simplistic Investigation: Brandon’s Facebook seems very genuine the only red flag is it says he lives in Colorado now. Brandon did show up at the Mudfest where Kelsie and Brandon were supposed to meet. His friend says that his truck did break down on the way. He has lots of problems with his truck. Things seem to be checking out. The new theory is he is hiding a girlfriend.
The Follow-up Meeting: Kelsie says that Brandon is always talking about moving to Colorado. The boys tell her that his best friend has never heard of Kelsie. Kelsie, who Facebooks with Brandon every day has never noticed that his FB lists him as living in Colorado. Now SHE seems fishy to me. As does Max constantly saying that there is no way that the guy in the picture is the guy she has been talking to. Sounds like a fake set up to me. Someone wants a free trip to Colorado and production needed an episode.
The Phone Call: Nev calls Brandon and they do the usual tap dance where Brandon pretends like he is nervous. Brandon says he is not dating anyone. He says he is in Branson, Missouri and he does want to meet her. They head out the next day. They get delayed by weather. Have to fly to Arkansas and drive to Missouri.
When they finally got there, Brandon is having truck problems again and for the millionth time they lose phone service. Is Brandon going to blow her off again?
Nah. It’s all a production ploy. You know these two have been texting 24/7 through the whole thing. Brandon texts them to meet him at the end of highway 76. I presume that is where the customary large body of water is. Yep! There is the lake! And here comes Brandon on a four wheeler!
Brandon passes all the tests the boys give him. He’s the real deal. They just couldn’t afford to fly out to see each other so they played the Catfish card.
They both hop on the ATV and head off into the sunset for some muddin’. These two seem very well suited to each other.
The Two Month Check-In: Kelsie went up to see him and his family for Easter. He is coming down to visit her for a week soon.