I have fallen behind on my Catfish recaps lately but last night I noticed that Catfish was trending on Twitter and that is always a sign of a popular episode, so I’m going to take a break from dealing with all the technical stuff and recap this episode before last week’s.
Okay, this is odd. While Nev and Max were on a lunch break while shooting a different episode, some random girl named Caitlyn interrupts to ask Nev if he knows her catfish, Kenton. He lives in Kentucky and claims that he is Nev’s personal trainer. He has a photo of himself with Nev. Caitlyn is a moron who has been talking with the guy online for two months and already wants to move to Kentucky with her small child to be with him. I see already why this was trending. She loves him after two months of texting.
Right away, Nev seems to know that she has a bitter ex with a restraining order. This paired with the fact that the entire production team was filming them having lunch is already suspect.
This story just keeps getting weirder. Caitlyn claims that she lived in the house they are in until she was eight. Then her parents won a lot of money in the casino and they all moved to Florida. Then when she was fourteen, she was raped so they all moved back to Massachusetts. Because……there are fewer rapists in MA? I don’t get it. They didn’t sell the house when they moved to Florida? This is crazytown already. Kenton is also a rape victim. He also has a daughter that he pays child support to, but he can’t see her. Why not? What is so horrible about him that he can’t see his own daughter? He sounds like a real asshole.
The new couch is suede. I don’t know about keeping a suede couch clean. The wall color this episode is tan. No ficus tree.
The Ridiculously Simple Investigation
The google the guy’s name and all of his social media accounts and dating profiles pop right up. I find it impossible to believe that Caitlyn has never even bothered to Google the name of the random guy she met online to see if he is an ax murderer.
The guys reach out to the last twelve girls that liked his last photo on Facebook. Caitlyn supposedly met this dude on Facebook, why wouldn’t she ask who all the other girls are that are talking to him on Facebook? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kenton is using Facebook to have multiple online relationships. He seems to have a lot of time on his hands. I’m going with some sort of illness or something that has him disabled.
Another girl calls and tells them that she dated Kenton for about a month and they broke up because he was emailing his ex trying to get back with her and his daughter. So it’s the real name and the real photo and a real kid.
On the way to break the news to Caitlyn, Kenton calls Nev and Max. Apparently one or more of the girls told him that they were trying to reach him. In yet another shocking twist, Kenton drove straight to the airport and took a plane to Massachusetts. He is there already and can meet up with them later. What? If he can do that, why didn’t he come visit her before? He seems very concerned about clearing his name.
Caitlyn has a breakdown over the news. The guys decide to go meet up with Kenton without her at first to find out what he is going to say. Basically he has an explanation for everything. They all agree to meet up the next day.
When they did meet up, it seems that Kenton is mad at Caitlyn for not texting him enough throughout the day. She has to keep her phone in a locker all day at work and then she picks up her daughter and spends time with her and will contact him after she goes to bed. That’s simply not good enough for Kenton. He’s dated other single moms who gave him a lot more time. It’s like he is breaking up with her for ignoring him. None of this makes sense.
Max takes Caitlyn to the car so she can cry. Max is pissed and says that Kenton is a bitch and acting like a pussy crybaby. Meanwhile, Nev tries to talk some sense into Kenton. He keeps calling Caitlyn a liar. She hasn’t lied about anything. I think he is projecting.
In the follow-up, the two never spoke again and have both moved on. That was a weird one!