The stupidity of the names alone have me excited that this will be a fantastic trainwreck. For the love of God, please don’t let us be stuck in L.A. again. Traves is 25 and from fucking L.A. Sigh. He is being catfished by Candy Red. Yep. You read that right. Nothing sketchy about that if she is a stripper though. She does work in Vegas. Traves is cute and seems too smart for this. She does all the usual catfish things and has also asked for money. He didn’t send her any because he didn’t have any to send. She texts constantly but no video chat and she keeps her phone calls under two minutes. Maybe she is in prison. lol. They have been talking for two years. He went to Vegas for a wedding and invited her to be his date. She said yes and then ghosted him.
The Basic Google Search
In a new twist, the guys teach Traves how to use Google and basic social media stuff. They quickly find out she is a porn star who is married. But really that probably just means that someone is using her photos. Traves at first thinks he is talking to the porn star.
Nev and Max randomly ask if he has ever been used before and he tells the story of another girl who dumped him. Gee…do you think that could be the girl? Forget everything I said about Traves being too smart for this. I ignored my own names with dumb spelling make for dumb people theory. The guys call a girl, Veronica, who is friends with Tierra, what they believe to be the real name of the person he’s been talking to. She is super sketchy and claims she doesn’t know anything about anything. She abruptly hung up.
Family Time With Laura and The Kid
Laura tells Max to text Veronica and make her feel important to the case. The next day Veronica calls back. She said she hung up because she didn’t know for sure who she was talking to. She asks the guys to meet her in person in a sketchy alley. Veronica says that Candy Red is her sister. She says she knows that her sister has been catfishing people for a long time. She says it needs to stop.
Finally, we are going to Traves’ house. Travis go two new couches it looks like. Or maybe they already had one and got another. They did not give him a coffee table so Nev has to set his water bottle on the floor. They walls are LA Gray and bare, and there is not a bit of staging in the room at all. It is empty except for two couches. I’d think they rented the place, but the backyard has chickens and outdoor furnishings.
When they fill in Traves he admits he has been overlooking some red flags. The catfish’s sister is going to set her up. She says if she tells her that Catfish wants to meet her she will bolt. So it’s going to be a surprise attack in an empty parking deck. Candy continues to say her name is Candy. She does admit to catfishing him and apologizes. She admits she also catfishes other guys. She denies asking people for money. She says she really likes him. She just feels some kind of way about herself. Her sister doesn’t believe a word she is saying. She says the attention makes her feel good. She says she wants a real person to care about her for her. She says she is done catfishing. Traves says he would have accepted her if she would have just come clean. Her name is Brianna and she is 28. She looks 16. She has been catfishing for ten years.
The next day, the guys meet up with Brianna at her sister’s house. They guys tell Traves not to tell Brianna he forgives her and it is okay, because it is not okay. Traves says he wasted two years of his life with her. The sister says that she has promised to quit before and she couldn’t stop. Traves tells her he is done with her. He says he forgives her, but he can’t forget this. They are done.
In the follow up, Brianna says she is no longer Catfishing and has more self-confidence now.