“Kiss and Tell” – by HydrangeaHussy
We begin this week Katie and Other tom. She’s curling his hair for an audition in which he needs “funky” hair. Stassi notes that they are a “different kind of couple.” Other Tom announces that he has been asked to help bartend at Pump for a busy night. He’s nervous how the staff will treat him since he had a panic attack during his first shift. Katie brings up the brunch with the boys. Stassi agrees that Katie had the right to bring up the rumors that Jax was spreading. She thinks that Jax is just trying to ruin Katie’s life because he doesn’t like her. Katie also tells Stassi that Kristen attempted to have a conversation with her after work.
Over at Scheana’s, Kristen and Scheana are discussing Katie and Other Tom. Kristen maintains that Katie motorboated a random guy. They agree that Katie and Other Tom don’t have the perfect relationship that they pretend to. Kristen clearly misses her BFF. She wishes that Katie would follow their matching tattoos and “let it be.” Scheana says that Stassi will never let Kristen and Katie be friends again. Kristen wants to meet with Stassi to clear the air, so they can move forward in a civilized manner. Stassi is at Katie and Other Tom’s when she gets the message. She just happened to have her phone out and sitting on the couch beside her, and be looking right at it. She is shocked, but is hoping for an apology from Kristen.
Lisa is hosting a Frontier Magazine party at Pump for the 50 gay mayors in the US. Tom and Other Tom arrive to help bartend. Lisa tells them that she actually needs them to pass trays, which the guys say is at the bottom of the barrel and insulting. They agree to do it if Jax participates. Later on, Jax agrees.
Stassi and Kristen meet for a glass of wine. It’s very awkward. Stassi isn’t over Kristen sleeping with Jax and continually lying about it. She also isn’t over Kristen spreading rumors about Katie. Kristen begins by apologizing for sleeping with Jax, in a roundabout kind of way. Stassi appreciates the apology, but brings up Kristen’s vendetta against Katie and Other Tom. Kristen says that cheating rumors have been spreading about both of them, and that she doesn’t have anything against them. She tells Stassi that the rumors began with Jax and Scheana. Kristen doesn’t understand why she is punished for cheating when everyone else is cheating too. Stassi notes that, although Kristen claims to know that Katie and Other Tom cheated, she did not see anything and is only repeated rumors. She doesn’t think that Jax is a very reliable source of information. I have to agree with that. I wouldn’t believe a word that came out of that compulsive liar’s mouth. But that’s just me.
Jax is back at the therapist’s. He first points out his new nose. He then tells her that he watched “The Green Mile,” which taught him that its ok for a big, muscular guy to have feelings and help people. What in the world is he talking about? He then spins the brunch to make himself look like a good friend for telling his friend about Katie’s cheating. He thinks that they are headed down the Tom/Kristen road and wants to help Other Tom get out before it gets that bad.
Stassi tells Katie about her drink with Kristen. Stassi says that Kristen isn’t upset that Stassi will never be her friend again, but that she still wants to be friends with Katie. She repeats that Kristen is merely spreading rumors that Jax and Scheana have told her. She tells Katie that Jax is telling people that Other Tom kissed and slept with two girls in Vegas. Katie doesn’t believe it. This sounds really familiar. Can’t they find a new story line? Stassi doesn’t think that Other Tom is a cheater, but notes that his friends aren’t good people and may be dragging him down. Katie wants to confront Jax and Scheana. Kristen wants Jax to own his statements, but he denies saying Other Tom slept with someone. He is backpedaling now that the blame is falling on Kristen for the rumors. What a liar!
Katie confronts Jax. He doesn’t want to talk to her. She asks why he hates her, which he denies. Jax denies spreading rumors about Other Tom. He says that he never said that Other Tom slept with someone in Vegas. He tells Katie to talk to Kristen, who enjoys meddling in other’s business, completely throws Kristen under the bus. I have to wonder why anyone is friends with this guy. Katie clocks out early and finds Kristen outside. Kristen tells Katie and Kristina that she heard the rumors from Jax and Scheana. Katie doesn’t need to believe either Kristen or Jax, they are both liars. Scheana joins the party. She admits to saying that Katie motorboated a guy because she saw it. Katie wants everyone to stay out of her business, but Kristen says that they were in her business last year. If Katie cheated on Other Tom, it still isn’t as bad as Kristen sleeping her best friend’s boyfriend.
Other Tom comes to Sur to talk to Katie. She does not believe that he would cheat on her. I bet we find out differently! Katie gives him the rundown on Kristen and Stassi’s meeting. He denies sleeping with someone in Vegas, but admits that he did kiss someone. He tells her that it was over a year ago and it was after one of their fights. Other Tom takes full responsibility for his actions. Now Katie doesn’t know if he slept with someone. He keeps saying that he isn’t a cheater, but he did cheat. Katie wants Other Tom to talk to Jax because they are friends. He seems to realize that Jax wants to break them up. That took him long enough.
Other Tom asks Jax to come outside to talk. He should know that Jax isn’t going to admit anything. He is immediately defensive when he sees Katie. Jax denies talking badly about their relationship, though he has constantly talked about Katie to everyone. Other Tom doesn’t stand up for his girlfriend. He just moves Jax out of the situation. Jax has followed his typical MO, deny, argue, and accuse, to get out of the situation. The next day, Other Tom visits Jax at home. He asks if Jax told Kristen anything about Vegas and Jax admits it. He tells Other Tom that Katie is a bad person and that it took it upon himself to break them up. Why is Other Tom still standing there? Just leave! Jax is not your friend! Jax tells Other Tom that he completely understands what he’s done to Other Tom, but is really sorry for it. He admits telling Kristen that Other Tom slept with someone else. Other Tom is rightfully angry, but forgives him in the end.
The next day, at Pump, Other Tom tells Tom that Jax admitted to spreading rumors. Tom can’t believe he would do that. I can! Other Tom isn’t going to hold a grudge, though I think that he should in this case. Maybe not hold a grudge, but at least cut off the “friendship.” The guys change into the tight pink shirts and begin passing around trays of food. Lisa is pleased with the party. Elaine, from Miami, is there. Jax is doing more drinking than passing drinks. He’s like a whiny child.
The girls have gathered at Stassi’s for pizza, wine, and girltalk. Stassi can’t believe that Other Tom would cheat on Katie. She also can’t understand why Jax is fighting with girls. She doesn’t think that Other Tom should be friends with people who would spread rumors about Katie. Katie went home the night before and the girls are surprised. Kristina thinks that Katie will eventually learn that Other Tom’s cheating was more than a kiss. They want Katie to stand up for herself and not just forgive him immediately. Katie says that she and Other Tom had a very honest conversation, which they hadn’t done in a while. She wonders if Other Tom will ever want to marry her and wants him to get his life together. Other Tom arrives with flowers. We’ll see what happens next time!