Y’all know how I feel about people oddly spelled names or people who were named after a car, in this episode we get both from Infiniti. So this has to be a good one, right? Infiniti is 19 and from NYC. Dave is 25 he also lives in NYC. Guess what? They have never talked on the phone, he won’t meet her, they have never videochatted and he is super hot! In other words, it’s the same old catfish routine. He’s been texting with her for six months. Right away, things Max and Nev are telling her fly right over her head. She’s not that bright. I’m shocked.
You would think that with both people being in the same city, production would have more money for furniture. But, it looks like they just gave Infiniti an ill-fitting couch cover. The also left all of her little tchotchkes on her shelves. She has a lot of plants in each window that have to be hers. I’m not seeing that they did much of anything to this room. At the first meeting, his IG profile seems to have been taken down. Could that be because she let him know that she had contacted catfish? In their texting, he had asked her for a picture of her lady garden. That doesn’t sound good. Is someone trying to blackmail her? An ex who wants revenge porn?
The Incredibly Facile Investigation
The guys go to an empty coffee shop. Max thinks it is probably one of her female friends because Dave will not talk on the phone. So they call Nelly. Nelly says that she and Infiniti went to Miami to meet Dave at a restaurant but he never showed up. Nelly also says that Infiniti has talked to Dave on the phone.
When they run the phone number, a 35-year-old white guy seems to be the owner. He says lots of inappropriate things about young girls on his Instagram. Things are getting creepy. They message the creepy guy. He doesn’t respond so they text him on the phone number. The person texts back that this is not creepy guy, it’s Dave. They ask to call him but he says he can’t right then but he will talk to them in a couple of hours. Okay, so the girl has to get a guy to call them. I’m back to it being a girl. Especially when the guy calls and says “Hi this is Dave!” The same guy that can’t pick up the phone to call Infiniti. Max feels sure that is the creepy guy from the profile. I am not. This guy was very quick to agree to meet. There wasn’t any of the usual fake reluctance.
For some reason, we go to a dance studio for the follow-up with Infiniti, where we get to see her twerk. Because she is training to be a professional dancer. Um… moving on. Infinti says that she did not go to Miami to meet Dave, like Nelly said. She says she and Nelly had planned a trip to Miami and while she was there Dave said he was in Florida too. Okay, so Nelly is the one catfishing her. Mystery solved. They tell her that they are pretty sure it is the creepy guy who has been texting her.
The Meetup In A Public Park Near A Large Body of Water
Once again, we are not meeting in a public park near a large body of water. We are meeting at a rec center. That already sounds stupid. The reason they meet at a public place is so there will be witnesses when the creepy guy shows up. Aren’t they supposed to think the catfish is the creepy guy? Why would they agree to meet him at some random location that isn’t even a public restaurant? There is so much wrong with this plan. This convinces me even more that it is Nelly and they know it ahead of time.
The place is creepy and there just happens to be one parking space there. Because that always happens in NYC, you find a spot right where you want to park.
It’s not Nelly. It’s a guy named Ray. She knows him. He likes her for real. Oh, he did like her, but recently, he started a relationship with someone else and he needs to end their online relationship. I am not sure I am buying that this is the guy. He agrees to talk to them some more tomorrow.
The next day a girl they reached out to online calls them back and says she is calling to say Ray is NOT the catfish. I KNEW IT! She says that Infiniti needs to talk to her friend Jonelle. Who the hell is that? The boys realize that Jonelle could be Nelly! BAM! Infiniti confirms that Jonelle is Nelly. The guys ask Nelly to come over to Infiniti’s house to comfort Infiniti. They plan to confront her.
Nelly still tries to put the blame on Ray. Eventually, she confesses that she was Dave. There is some dumb reason given about some prank that Infiniti pulled in high school. Nelly says it was supposed to be a prank that went too far. Nelly says she thinks Infiniti should laugh about it.
On the fake two month check in, the girls are living la vida loca in Miami with their Catfish paycheck.