Lawrence is a 19-year-old student from Maryland who met his Catfish, Cierra, two and a half years ago on Periscope. Cierra lives three hours away in Virginia. It’s the same old set up, she always backs out of meetups, they have never video chatted. We know the drill.
At Lawrence’s house Nev acts like they don’t make CDs or CD players anymore. Is that true? I hate technological advancement. Will my next car not have a CD player for books on tape? I already went through this with my books on cassette. I fear my future road trips are going to suck!
Lawrence is cute so he got a lot of attention online. Lawrence had a mini heart attack in school. After he got all of his heart conditions figure out, he was in a major car accident coming home for the hospital. He developed major anxiety. I’d say two near death experiences in a short time would definitely be cause for a freak out or two. Cierra was a calming force during that time. Then she uninvited him to prom even though he had already gotten a tux.
The Incredibly Simplistic Internet Search
Cierra’s Instagram seems legit to Nev. They have talked on the phone and he says she has the voice of someone older. To me this whole thing is pointing toward a guy. So a deep voice to Lawrence is really a male voice. Cierra has multiple phone numbers she has use over the past two and a half years. The photo search comes back with nothing. They search her two latest phone numbers on Facebook and get two accounts. One has the same photos of her, and the other is a guy Clifton from Pennsylvania. There is also another account Cierra Miracle connected as well as a Clifton Miracle account. Here we go. Okay, I didn’t want to say that Clifton and his colored contacts were gay, but they guys get in touch with Iesha who is friends with both Clifton and Cierra and she confirms my suspicions. She went to high school with both of them and he’s a drama queen. Iesha says Clifton has set up profiles in her name before so it would not surprise her if he was doing it to Cierra as well.
Back to Lawrence’s House
It doesn’t look like Lawrence got any free future for his parents at all. There is a weird tablecloth on the that is not in the kitchen on the dining room with new chairs the walls are this season’s light grey and the is a random plant of top of the refrigerator, as one does. Oh wait, no one has an ivy plant on top of their fridge.
Anyway, it’s time to call the reluctant catfish who eventually agrees to meet. They get no answer at the first number but Clifton answers the second number and he is really, really defensive. He starts right away asking why they are calling him and what they are accusing him of. During the call, Max asks Lawrence when the last time he texted Cierra with that phone number and her replied, “this morning.” Clifton is so busted. Clifton tells them to leave him out of it and not call her back.
The guys all head to Virginia to hunt down the real Cierra. The next day, after Lawrence and Cierra text, Cierra agrees to meet.
The Meeting in A Park Near A Large Body of Water
Hmmm this seems like a park on a square in the middle of town. No large body of water, really? Then the real Cierra shows up! She looks just like her photos! She’s pretty! This could work out! Except she is probably covering for Clifton. She gives the guy she has been texting with every day for over two years a side hug. A SIDE HUG, y’all! After questioning her, and letting her off with some evasive answers, the guys believe her and leave them to talk. Then they decide all to go to lunch. I still don’t believe her. Lawrence seems weird too. I suspect it is because he realizes that is not the voice he’s been talking to. She’s sounds like a twelve-year-old.
At lunch Nev says it is Saturday night so they should go out. Cierra looks frightened by the idea. She is totally covering for Calvin. Why isn’t Lawrence calling her out? Lawrence gets a text at the table. Probably from “Cierra.” Lawrence texts back as Cierra is promising Nev and Max they will see each other again. After texting, Lawrence announces that he is over this lunch.
Clifton takes a phonecall. When Nev goes to talk him, he tells him that he is engaged. Hmmmm, maybe I read the side hug wrong and that was on him? Cierra cusses him out but not as hard as I would.
Because I taped the second showing, the timing was a bit off and I missed the followup. Is Lawrence still engaged? What is Cierra up to?