“A Stand Against Stassi” – by HydrangeaHussy
Stassi and her new BFF Kristina are planning to go out, so Kristina needs to get off work early. They agree that it sucks the staff is back from Miami, but at least Kristina has Katie to talk to. Stassi is still pissed and is now mad that Kristina understands why Katie went to Miami. Stassi says that she’s upset that Katie didn’t tell her about the trip, but I’m not buying that. I think that Stassi’s attitude is why Katie didn’t tell her. Stassi drops Kristina off at work, but refuses to pull up near the door.
Jax tells Lisa about the Miami trip. Everyone got along and had fun. Lisa is pleased that her staff didn’t come back from the trip in a huge fight. Scheana thinks that they got along because Stassi wasn’t there. I have to agree. It’s hard for anyone else to have fun when Stassi is there and isn’t having fun. Kristen feels validated by her conversation with Tom in Miami. She thinks that she would be able to get back together with him if Ariana wasn’t around. I have to wonder what James thinks about this. Tom was open with Ariana about their conversation and she thinks that he did the right thing in trying to let Kristen move on.
Vail had a good time in Miami. She tells Peter that she flirted with Jax, but would never get involved with him. She also tells Peter that she’s a make-out slut. She isn’t sure if anything happened with Jax in Miami, because she can’t remember. Oh dear. Peter is a ladies’ man, but wants something more serious now. Katie tells Kristina that the trip went surprisingly well. She isn’t the only one! Kristina tells Katie that Stassi is really upset and that their friendship is over. Katie doesn’t know what she did wrong and is pissed that she had to hear it from Kristina. Kristina isn’t super supportive. She almost seems pleased that she can now become Stassi’s BFF.
Scheana is at Kristin and James’ house, where he records music in his bedroom? Interesting. Scheana jokes that she’ll sound great once they auto-tune it. The talk turns to Miami. Shay says that the only drama was between Tom and Jax at dinner. James thinks that they were trying to hide something. Kristen talks about her conversation with Tom a little, but James doesn’t want to hear about it. He was upset by their conversation. I think that he realizes Kristen isn’t over Tom. Wow, he is late to the party!
Carmen meets up with Jax for lunch. He ordered for both of them before she arrived. Creepy. Jax didn’t think that she would show up to meet him since their breakup was so bad. They haven’t spoken since the texting in Miami. Apparently, Carmen told Jax to talk to his girlfriend instead of her. That isn’t really what he was saying to the boys. Carmen asks Jax if he broke up with Tiffany and he says yes. She doesn’t believe him. This is what Jax does, he tells girls exactly what they want to hear. Jax says that he’s the best sex Carmen ever had, so why would she date other people? Hmm, maybe because she wants someone who doesn’t lie and cheat. Carmen doesn’t agree to go to Scheana’s wedding with Jax, even though they’re at the same table. Jax realizes that he may not win her back as easily as he thought.
Other Tom arrives at Sur to talk to Lisa. Katie is glad that she went to Miami because now the work environment is easier. Lisa tells Katie that Stassi has made the decision to alienate herself from the group, but Lisa doesn’t understand it. Katie has tried to talk to Stassi, but Stassi will not return her calls. Lisa is afraid that Stassi is going to end up alone. Other Tom sees that Stassi is now showing her true colors. Katie doesn’t seem quite ready to let go of the friendship, but Stassi may be already gone.
Kristen and her friend, Rachel, are running up stairs. Rachel is Jax’s ex and introduced Tom and Kristen. Kristen just received a message from the girl in Miami. She is coming to LA and wants to call Tom out in front of Ariana. Kristen wishes Jax would be honest about what happened in Miami. I don’t believe anything Jax says, so him confirming wouldn’t do anything for me.
Peter is going on a coffee date with Vail. Jax looks so jealous! Even though he’s probably still dating Tiffany and trying to win Carmen back. Jax doesn’t think it’ll work out between Vail and Peter. Jax is such a bad friend, he’s trying to talk Peter out of dating Vail. At the restaurant, Peter wants wine and Vail wants tea. She thinks that it’s aggressive of Peter to be drinking at 5pm, since that is so early. Peter orders a bottle of wine when she agrees to have a drink. Vail is beginning to realize that this is more than a coffee date. She and Peter are not on the same page and she looks really uncomfortable. Peter is looking deep into her eyes and she looks like she wants to mace him. Peter likes that Vail calls him out for being weird and awkward. The date did not go well at all.
Meanwhile, Stassi is partying with her new Sur friends. She has a new studio upstairs, where she has displayed the jewelry that she designs. She doesn’t want people to think that she just lives off of her boyfriend and parents. So she designs jewelry, but does she sell it? Kristina asks Stassi why she hasn’t responded to Katie. Stassi claims that Katie only sent her one lame text and she doesn’t respond to lame texts. Kristina tries to get Stassi to understand why Katie went on the trip, but Stassi isn’t hearing it. Kristina needs to watch herself, or else Stassi will cut her out too. Stassi wants a big apology from Katie, but I don’t think she’s going to get it.
Peter talks to Jax about the date, and Vail tells Katie. Vail didn’t realize that it was a date until she got there. Peter admits it was awkward. Lisa just wants them to keep their relationships out of Sur, but she’s glad that Vail is keeping them on their toes. Stassi has finally agreed to meet with Katie. Katie hopes that Stassi will actually listen and understand. Dream on Katie! Dream on! Vail thinks that Stassi sounds like a difficult friend. That is an understatement.
James has a good feeling about Scheana’s new song. Kristen wants Scheana to drop the porn star voice because her songs are really good without it. Kristen then brings up Miami girl. James is so tired of hearing about it. Kristen spends way too much time talking about Tom. I have to wonder why James has stuck around for as long as he has. He tells her that he doesn’t like that she has pursued this girl to destroy Tom, but she doesn’t get it.
Finally, the meeting between Stassi and Katie. Stassi is on the defense immediately. She wants Katie to just listen and agree with her, but then asks Katie what happened. Stassi cuts her off and explains that she’s upset because Katie didn’t tell her about Miami. Katie notes that Stassi was ignoring her at that time, and that she tried. Stassi is mad that Katie didn’t try everything possible to tell Stassi before she heard from someone else. This is Stassi’s MO. If you don’t follow along with whatever Stassi says and you aren’t perfect, she drops you. Katie finally realizes that their friendship was never equal. I am so proud to see Katie stand up to Stassi. Stassi doesn’t seem to understand that Katie went on the trip to be with her boyfriend. I really think that Stassi would only be happy if Katie stayed home out of loyalty to her and let Other Tom go to Miami. Katie tries to explain how important is was for her to support her boyfriend, but Stassi is just worried about herself. Stassi says that she is angry all of the time because she moved back and has to be around the Sur staff anymore. She doesn’t want to be around them and she has to be because of Katie. Hmm, didn’t she have three Sur staffers over a few days ago? Stassi gets really upset, I think because she can’t control and guilt-trip Katie anymore. Katie walks away.