For some reason my recording of this episode picks up with Nina and the boys video chatting. Best I can determine, the guy sitting next to her is her husband Mike and they have two kids. She’s some sort of webcam hooker who has been in contact with Jon, one of her clients who claims to be wealthy and wants to take care of her. Jon supposedly lives in Saint Louis. These two fools live in Arkansas. They tell a story about exchanging gifts via her unlocked car in the driveway. Supposedly, Jon flew down from Saint Louis or just drove down to pick up some hooker gift and leave a rose and a card? How did they know he picked it up? I am not following this story at all. Why is Mike helping his wife meet her Internet boyfriend?
It’s one of those fly the victim out to LA episodes. Nev’s wife seems to have a tight leash on him. She has a tiny suitcase. I guess she only packed a few thongs. It sounds like she and Mike are divorced Perhaps divorced and remarried. Apparently, the latter because Jon is offering to pay for her divorce. So she left her husband and kids and went to a hotel room to wait for her
John Jon but he never showed up. I would say this is the dumbest show ever, but then I remember the previous episode was about a girl who thought she was a mother of a baby she “had” with someone she had never met.
Nev asks if she has any other Johns that she hooks up with offline. She said, yes, Miles. Miles lives in Ohio. He came down to see her once and he was really sick and had an oxygen tank. Midnite is another super enamored client of hers. He claims he put her name on his business truck and named his dog after her. Um, okay. I’m just going to let that sit there. He’s in Colorado. Nev points out the obvious, “Jon” has been in her driveway so he is probably not driving great distances to do that. Then she gives another option and giggles as if she already knows it is Donnie, a guy who has liked her since high school. I believe we have a winner.
Nev wants to see the webcam set up. Jon has paid over $22K in tips to Nina. Please excuse me while I go set up a profile.
The guys do their ridiculous investigation at a place called coffee and cats. It’s a million cats in a cat room and it is creeping me out. Max thinks it is probably Donnie. Jon’s Facebook page seems really fake. I can’t with all of these cats. Donnie seems to have all the same interest as Jon but without the money. They guys decide to just call Jon. They get a voicemail that says, “Hi, this is Jon Flynn, please leave a message.” They do not leave a message. Jon texts right back to say it is noisy where he is and he can’t talk and asks who it is. He agrees to fly out the next day as long as it is just her and not her husband. He seems to have been expecting the call. He says he can make his own flight arrangements as soon as he adjusts his schedule.
Okay, when the boys go to talk to Nina she tells the story about how Mike saved her from an abusive situation when she was a young teenager. He made her feel safe. Then they divorced and Jon slid in to the role of a safe place to fall for her. Now she is confused about what she wants. She texts Jon to confirm he is really coming and he is already seeming to bail. I have a new theory. Jon is really Mike. Jon became Mike to have contact with her during the divorce and now he is using the Jon persona as a test for their relationship. Or not. It just seems weird how Mike is going along with all of this. I think it could be a trap.
Finally, they go to a park (no visible large body of water) to meet up. It’s Miles, the sick guy with the oxygen tank except he has no oxygen tank and looks quite hardy. It’s the same old story, the photos and the Facebook and the tall tales are not true but his love for her is. He has driven down to see her from Ohio 20 times and bailed every time.
The reason he stood her up at the hotel was because Mike tracked her to the hotel and there was a big incident and the cops were called. Nina conveniently left that part out. Miles was two hours away when that happened. He decided if he showed up things would get worse for her. Nina is being very bitchy to Miles.
The next day they meet Miles at the Catfish offices. Nev asked him why when things got better with Nina and Mike, he didn’t just back off as Jon and just be her friend Miles. He says things didn’t get better with Nina and Mike. Nina says she told Miles she was just remarrying Mike to get custody of her kids back. She also left Mike and went to the hotel of her own volition and Miles didn’t know anything about it until she called to tell him. He got in the car to go get her but the incident happened with the police and he backed off.
Nina says that she is going to go home and reconcile with Mike. She doesn’t want any further interaction with Miles. At the check-in the couple was blissfully happy and she had not spoken to Miles. What was their angle with this show? they didn’t even get a new couch. She got a trip to LA for a couple of days. I don’t get it. Miles has not tried to contact Nina and wishes her the best.