“All Fired Up” – by HydrangeaHussy
Last week ended with a fight between Tom and James at Scheana’s birthday party. Tom makes fun of James’ selfies with his BMW and James makes fun of Tom’s Honda Civic. They’re both immature and annoying. Other Tom get involved somehow. Kristen tries to break the fight up by hitting Tom and Ariana just stands by. Scheana is cut on some broken glass from the fight. Kristen makes excuses for James, as he was just defending her. Tom is pissed that he let James antagonize him. Jax, thankfully, stays out of it. Remember there was a fight between Tom and Jax at Scheana’s engagement party last year. Maybe she needs new friends?
Lisa is having interviews for the staff at Pump. She hopes that her new staff will be less drama than the Sur staff. Jeremy, one of her Sur bartenders, comes to the interview because he wants something different. Lisa decides to give him a chance at Pump. The staff will wear tight, pink button-downs. She knows that she needs gorgeous men to attract her clientele.
It’s the morning after the fight. Ariana is taking care of Tom’s swollen face. At least he admits that he got his butt kicked. Tom is embarrassed for letting James get the best of him. Ariana is upset that Kristen tried to sabotage their relationship. I don’t understand why Kristen is involved in this anyway. Ariana tells Tom that she was only confused because the Miami girl believed that she and Tom broke up. Tom denies saying that. Are these kids so famous that party girls all over the country are talking about them on social media? Ariana has decided to trust Tom because she can’t be around him 25/8. Did she mean 24/7 or am I missing something?
Other Tom and Jax are back at the tattoo parlor again to get his Stassi tattoo covered up. I think we all knew that was a bad idea when he got it. He gets a black rose to cover her name. After Stassi, Jax began dating Carmen. He impulsively got Carmen’s name on his other arm. He’s also dating Tiffany. Does this guy get every girl’s name put on his body permanently? What is wrong with him? Stassi is still staying with Katie and Other Tom. Other Tom is ready for her to go. She’s a little spoiled and I don’t think I could stand it either. Other Tom doesn’t want Lisa to find out about the fight because he has a job at Pump. Last year, he had a job lined up at Sur, but got in a fight at Scheana’s party and lost the job. Jax tells him that Lisa will find out and advises Other Tom to say that he was breaking the fight up. Jax has to decide between Tiffany and Carmen. While it appears that Jax was dating both of the ladies at the same time, he made it clear on Twitter that he was not. He says that both ladies know about each other.
Kristen isn’t proud of her behavior at Scheana’s party, but is mad that she’ll probably get the blame. Tom has covered his bruises and scratches with concealer. Jax lets him know that James, the busser, is at work. Scheana was in the hospital getting stitches until 6am. Tom sent her a video apologizing for his behavior. Lisa approaches Katie because she heard about the fight from Peter. Katie tells her that she knows what happened but that she wasn’t there. Lisa advises that Other Tom now has two strikes against him. Katie wants Lisa to give him a chance so that he has a steady job/income so that they can get married. I actually agree with Katie when she asks why Kristen still has her job when she’s always involved in these things. Katie chases Lisa out of the restaurant, when she should be working. Lisa tells her that she’s going to investigate and will decide what to do. It looks very bad for her business when her staff is out starting fights.
Stassi and Other Tom are at Katie and Other Tom’s. He tells her that Jax got his Stassi tattoo covered and Stassi is pumped about it. Other Tom describes the fight. He’s worried that the fight will cost him the job at Pump. Stassi advises him to talk to Lisa about it. He needs to be remorseful, no excuses. He needs to promise that it will never happen again. Other Tom is intimidated by Lisa, but knows that he needs to face her. Probably a very good idea.
Scheana arrives at Sur to eat with her fiancé. She really appreciated Tom’s apology video and has forgiven him. Peter believes that James started the whole confrontation and that someone needs to put James in his place. I couldn’t agree more. Katie thinks that she should have avoided the place because of the fight at her party. James approaches to make sure that Scheana is ok. She heard that James wanted to start a fight, which James denies. James, rather than apologize, tries to put all of the blame on Tom. Scheana has decided to take a break from Kristen and James.
Katie, Stassi, and another Sur girl are looking for an apartment. Stassi wants to make a home with her new boyfriend in LA. She wants 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large closet. Stassi talks about how hard it was to live in a small NY apartment with her boyfriend. Her new relationship is equal parts lust and love. She says that it doesn’t take much to make her happy – sex, wine, brunch, her dog. The girls are excited that Stassi has a mature boyfriend now. I really didn’t the detailed description of the ladies’ sex lives.
Jax told Carmen that Tiffany is in town and wants to see her. Carmen is upset and Jax doesn’t know what to do. He really likes both of them and doesn’t want to lose either. It seems that Carmen believes Tiffany is just a friend, but Jax hasn’t been honest about his true feelings. Tom thinks that Jax likes to take things to extremes. I would freak out if some guy got my name tattooed on his arm after a short time, and while he was seeing someone else. Jax thinks that he really wants to date Tiffany, but she lives in Vegas. Carmen is in LA and is friends with the Sur group. Tom is worried that Jax will make a snap decision and regret it later, because Jax never makes the right decision.
Jax takes Tiffany for drinks. They’ve known each other for nine months. Jax met her in Vegas. He feels like they have an adult relationship. She’s only in town for two days. Jax likes Vegas, but is intimidated by her group of friends. She admits that they are spoiled. Tiffany is a director of marketing at a casino in Vegas. Tiffany asks about Carmen. Jax says that Carmen is very young and that he prefers someone like Tiffany, who is established in her career. He finds it hard to be with someone in LA, while he’s thinking about Tiffany.
Lisa is at Pump, getting ready for the opening. Other Tom comes by to discuss the fight. He is shaking and very upset. Lisa wants the truth from him. He admits that they had a fight at Mixology, which is owned by Lisa’s friend. Other Tom says that James instigated the fight and that he tried to get James off of Tom. Lisa is embarrassed by her staff’s behavior in her friend’s bar. Lisa wants hardworking and loyal employees. She is going to let Other Tom work the opening, but then they will have a talk.
Jax meets with Carmen. He wants to end this in a mature way, rather than lead her on. They go to a small pizza place because Jax doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a relationship that’s over. Carmen arrives and Jax kisses her. Carmen seems to know that something is up. Jax bites the bullet and just comes out with it – they need to talk. He wants Carmen to have fun this summer. He says that he doesn’t want to hold her back in her career. Carmen is confused – Jax got her name on his arm and told her that he wants her to have her babies. She notes that he is good at manipulating the situation so that he looks like the good guy. I like this girl! Carmen doesn’t want to see Jax after this. She tells him to get his life together because he’s already 35. She wants a man that’s motivated to do the right things. Jax flashes back to Stassi dumping him. It’s the same thing – he’s immature and needs to grow up and get his life together. Carmen leaves, telling him that he can’t have his cake and eat it too.
It’s the day before the opening of Pump. Lisa is mad that she’s having to deal with the Sur staff while trying to open a new restaurant. She has the staff to Pump for a meeting. She tells them that she is most upset because her staff started a brawl in her friend’s restaurant. They are acting like trash and she’s tired of it. I don’t blame her. It reflects poorly on her. She doesn’t want the staff ruining her reputation. James begins by saying that he chose to retaliate when Tom made a comment about James’ car. Things escalated from there. Lisa doesn’t understand how the two expect to work together when they are ready to start a fight at any time. She wants things to change. Lisa tells Kristen that she is tired of Kristen always being involved and not taking responsibility. Rather than admit that she’s partly to blame, Kristen talks back. Peter tells Kristen that she’s a liability because she’s drinking on the job. Lisa thinks that she’s sucking James into her issues. Kristen tries to deflect by saying that everyone does the same things. Not a good idea. Lisa tells James that she has loyalty to Tom and Kristen, but not to him. She tells Tom that, this time, he went too far. Kristen and Tom are suspended, James is fired.