It’s time for yet another season of Catfish. I can’t wait to focus way more on the staging of the houses than the ridiculous made up stories this season. I am also thrilled that the names of the couple this season are so ridiculously spelled. That always portends a whole lot of extra stupid.
I can’t believe Max is still doing this but I am glad he is. Plus Nev has a baby now. Cleo is adorable!
We start with a 17-year-old writing in on behalf of his mother. He is worried that his mom Sheklia is being catfished by a guy named Talli. Sheklia and her son La’Vonte live in Saint Louis.
This season as has been advertised as each episode having two shocking reveals. Before the boys get too fare into their investigaton, Sheklia asks to speak to Nev alone. She lets him know that she met Talli when she was using a fake profile to spy on her ex. La’ Vonte doesn’t know that she has been using a fake photo. This is why she didn’t press him to video chat.
She comes clean to La’vone about catfishing Talli herself. She then tells the guys that if he is not the person in the photo, she’d not interested in an unattractive man.
The boys head off to a coffee shop to do their incredibly simple Internet search. They find out that Talli is short for Dartallius. Talli has been in and out of prison lately. He also has multiple pages but it looks like they all have the same photo. He has apparently been in prison. He is fine with meeting her. They are going to meet up in San Antonio, Texas. That was one of the easiest calls ever. I’m guessing this was the ex that she was snooping on.
It looks like Sheklia is going on her first plane ride. When the guys pull back up to their hotel, Talli is there! He’s not in Texas, he is in St. Louis. The girl who the boys called to find out about Talli let him know that Catfish was in town checking up on him. So he just happened to show up outside the hotel, right when the guys were showing up in a plain t-shirt like they are supposed to wear on the show. It literally still has the creases in it since production clearly just handed it to him. He has never heard of “Kerry” or whatever fake name Sheklia is using to talk to the guy in Texas. The plot thickens.
They dated ten or eleven years ago. Nev says, “this is destiny!” Sheklia says that when they dated he had four kids on her. I wish I had photo of the ensemble that Sheklia wore to meet her man. I don’t feel like I can adequately describe it Sheklia said she wanted to marry him and he treated her really bad and had females at their house. The catfish says Sheklia cheated on him too. They dated for almost five years. Her son is 17 or so. How would she not have mentioned her son La’Vonte to him. He has to have known him.
Finally for the important part! What kind of furniture did the catfish get? He got the double leather couches and it looks like a new rug. There are two little vases of flowers on the counter but no ficus tree or any of those words carved out of wood this season. Just blank walls that are sand colored. I think this whole house is a rental and no one really lives there. They just staged it for filming. Anyway these two aren’t as angry today and decide to be friends and see where it goes.
At the two month check up, we find out they still talk. Terrance is coming to see her in December. It looks like this might work out? Maybe Terrance and Sheklia will turn up to let us know how it all worked out and where they are now!