This may be my last Catfish recap. It’s the last one I have from the most recent season. Max is leaving after this season and the show just won’t be the same. I was saving this, as I thought it was his last episode, but it looks like he isn’t even on it. Could this be the last season of Catfish ever? Probably not. The reason I recap these shows is that they run marathons literally every night and people watching them often google the episodes and end up here. Also lots of times people who know the people on the show end up here and leave interesting tea in the comments. The fact that they run these episodes all night long lends itself to the possibility that the show will go on. Perhaps with Max’s wife Laura as the new sidekick. This will likely mean that the days of seeing the houses where these people live is over. And that was the best part! Since Nev had a kid, they started flying the parties to Los Angeles to meet up. So I am over this show from a personal standpoint. But I may just keep on recapping if as long as the old posts keep getting hits. Anyway, let’s see what the story is with these two.
I’m going to miss laughing at these idiots. This week an anonymous friend of Derek’s writes in to tell them that Derek is a really nice guy who lives in Vancouver, Washington. Derek recently was dumped by a long time girlfriend and his friends all took him out for drinks to cheer him up. It was a the bar that he snapchatted with Anabelle and has been head over heels ever since. But of course she will not video chat or talk on the phone or meet up even though she lives nearby. Okay, so it is one of his friends from the bar. But which one? The photos are clearly fake.
So they call Derek. According to Derek’s version of the story, it seems like it was only one friend. So that pretty much narrows it down. Case closed. Especially when he says he deleted Snapchat the next day because he doesn’t do Snapchat and he barely remembered the evening. And yet. Annabelle pursued him on Facebook. She likes everything he likes. She lives nearby in Portland.
Oh YAY! We get to go to Vancouver, Washington to Derek’s grandma’s house where he lives! Probably because they can fly from LA and back in the same day. I hope she gets at new couch! So far no new couch and she really needs one! She’s in a trailer park that hasn’t been updated in fifty years. Why didn’t they give them new furniture? Maybe she refused because she didn’t want people messing with her stuff.
During the incredibly facile Internet search they discover that Annabelle has four photos of herself and several photos from the kitchen of a pizza place. They call the friend, Riley, that was with Derek at the bar. Riley is my prime suspect. There is also Becca some roommate of a mutual friend of theirs that is somehow connected to this friend group. She works in a restaurant. This seems too easy. Perhaps it is the ex-girlfriend despite her denials? But as the ex says she dumped him and could still be with him if she wanted to. Becca is cute and single and it seems odd that she wouldn’t just ask him out in real life.
Then there is Jen, Becca’s roommate. She sounds super sketch. She says she works with Annabelle, “through an app.” Jen apparently is on the same premium section of Snapchat as Annabelle. It sounds kind of hookerish to me and she doesn’t want to talk about it. Since I don’t think Annabelle exists, I think Jen must be Annabelle. Has anyone asked Derek if he sends Annabelle money?
Nev and Laura head over to Juliano’s for pizza to check out the lay of the land. Becca calls them and says that Derek is like a brother to her. She too implies and Jen has a “different lifestyle” on an app that shall not be mentioned. She said that Jen has known Derek since they were kids. She has a boyfriend but it would not surprise her if she was interested in someone else. Becca works at Pizza Schmizza the competitor of Juliano’s .
When they arrive at Juliano’s the place had been completely emptied out for filming. Derek comes to the pizza place to get caught up. Basically, they tell him how shady Jen is. He wouldn’t be disappointed if it was Jen. I still think it is Riley. He was my prime source from the start. I think Jen knows that it is Riley. “Annabelle” doesn’t the reluctant catfish who finally agrees to meet thing. My money is on Riley. Although, it it is Riley the whole, “I would make a great wife” thing is kind of creepy. Do we know if Riley is gay? Juliano’s didn’t even have the sense to make them a pizza. Probably because there are no employees there. It’s likely like 8 am.
As it turns out it is a guy, but it is not Riley, who I don’t think we ever saw. It’s his friend Jeremy who is Becca’s brother. But wait, he says he is NOT Annabelle. He goes to get “Annabelle.” It’s Becca! Becca swore that she wasn’t into him at all. Jeremy sent in the anonymous email. He’s know since early on. He was caught in the middle. Becca really likes Derek. Derek is blindsided. He is sort of interested in her.
It looks like my (possibly) last Catfish recap will be a love connection! And it is. They are officially dating.
They showed the preview for what I think as the last episode and Max was on it and I feel kind of sad that I missed it.