“Judgment Day” – by HydrangeaHussy
This week begins with an outdoor lunch at Lisa’s for Ken’s birthday. The whole family is together. Pandora’s gift is actually for Giggy – a new outfit. I understand that, because my father is so difficult to shop for! Lisa explains the Kristen situation to Pandora, who immediately realizes that Kristen was just trying to cause a scene and maybe win Tom back. Kristen has been at Sur for a long time, so Lisa is hesitant to fire her. Pandora points out that Kristen has zero respect for authority. Ken chimes in that Kristen continually undermines management. Even Max has noticed a change in James since he started dating Kristen. Sounds like everyone realizes what a bad influence and employee Kristen is. Lisa’s loyalty is admirable, but Kristen has crossed the line too many times.
James is DJ’ing a pool party, with Kristen and Jax are in attendance. Kristen seems to enjoy being the DJ’s girlfriend. Now I have that awful song “I’m with the DJ” running through my head. Jax knows that Kristen is crazy and thinks that she may be fired this time. Carmen is there with Jax, and is already getting frustrated with his drinking and womanizing. Jax lets the girls go through his phone, but gets mad when Kristen uncovers a text regarding Other Tom. A girl from Vegas has texted Jax and admitted to sleeping with Other Tom. Jax doesn’t seem that upset about betraying his friend. Kristen now has the perfect way to destroy Katie and Other Tom’s relationship. She just can’t stand to see other people happy.
Katie, Other Tom, and Tom are at a secret bar. You have to pull a bunch of doorknobs to find the one that opens the door into the bar. Other Tom finds it on the first try. Tom is still upset about Miami girl showing up and Kristen’s involvement. Scheana and Shay arrive. Scheana doesn’t want drama at her wedding, so she doesn’t want to talk about Kristen. She is trying to save money and says that she’s getting her dream wedding on a waitress budget. Cut to her receiving an estimate for $20,000 worth of flowers. I guess I’d spend that much if Bravo were paying. Other Tom gets a text from Jax to warn him about the text that Kristen found. Other Tom says that Jax is just lashing out because of the San Diego situation and that he will do anything to get back at them. Other Tom pulls Katie aside, telling her that he’s wanted to tell her something for a long time. Ruh-roh! He admits that he snuck off from the guys in Vegas and made out with a girl. Didn’t he already tell Katie that he kissed a girl in Vegas? Is this the same girl or a different girl? Other Tom tries to make it better by telling Katie that kissing someone else made him realize that he really wants to be with her. It doesn’t go over very well and Katie believes that he only told her because Jax threatened to.
Back at home, Katie and Other Tom continue their fight. Other Tom admits that the timing was bad because they were in public, rather than one on one. He doesn’t really remember cheating and had to ask the girl what happened. He has wanted to tell Katie about it for a long time, but Jax was the catalyst for telling her now. Again, he says that he isn’t a cheater, but now he’s cheated twice. Apparently this was another Vegas girl. We’ll call her New Vegas Girl, so we don’t confuse her with First Vegas Girl. Katie doesn’t understand why Other Tom goes out of town and makes out with other girls. Katie points out that he had plenty of opportunities to tell her, but lied every time. She wants him to get himself together because, right now, it doesn’t seem like he’s ready for a relationship. I feel like they already had this conversation. Oh yeah, they did in Episode 6. Katie goes to bed and Other Tom sleeps on the couch.
At Sur, Peter is assigned waitress duties. Katie didn’t sleep and is a wreck, but doesn’t want her personal life interfering with work. But, Jax told Scheana about the text and Vegas girl, so she tells Ariana. Now everyone knows about Katie’s personal life. Jax needs to learn to keep his mouth shut. Scheana doesn’t know how Katie and Other Tom will survive this. Ariana tells Scheana that Jax encourages Other Tom to cheat. Kristen is still coming to the wedding and is staying with the girls the night before the wedding. Ariana doesn’t even want to be at work with Kristen, but she’ll do it for her friend.
Kristen and James are getting ready for work. She plans to go in, do her job, and leave. She hopes that no one will call her out for the Sur debacle. She doesn’t know what to say to Lisa and doesn’t think she did anything wrong. She is delusional. Why does she think that Lisa will just let it go without saying anything? James doesn’t think Kristen will be fired. I hope he’s wrong. Kristen arrives at work and Jax is behind the bar. Jax tells Kristen about Other Tom and Katie’s discussion, but they don’t know how much Other Tom told her.
Lisa arrives for a meeting with management about Kristen. Lisa isn’t happy with Kristen’s disrespect of her managers. They call Kristen in. She already has an attitude, so Lisa tells Ken and Guilermo to leave. Nathalie tries to explain that, even though Kristen was at Sur as a customer, she still can’t speak to managers the way that she did. Kristen has no response, other than her life is unfair. Kristen says that the situation went the best it could have after Miami girl came to Sur. She tries to blame it on Miami girl, but Lisa tells her that she orchestrated the whole thing so she is to blame. Kristen refuses to take any blame. Lisa tells Kristen that she has put up with Kristen’s attitude for so long out of loyalty, but she won’t anymore. Kristen won’t take any responsibility for her actions and refuses to apologize. Lisa tells her that she is fired and not welcome in Sur anymore. Kristen merely picks up her purse and leaves. James and Jax are shocked. Really? Why are you surprised? The kitchen staff, and Tom, are so excited! I love the montage of the staff celebrating! Kristen still says that she got fired because Lisa doesn’t like her, not because she was disrespectful.
Scheana, Ariana, and Shay are picking out candy for Scheana’s wedding. Scheana doesn’t want a cake, she wants a candy bar. Interesting. They walk around the store picking out candy that matches her color scheme. The staff received an email from Nathalie and Kristen wasn’t on it, so the firing must be real. Scheana isn’t going to uninvite Kristen from the wedding. She’s putting her faith in Kristen and thinks that Kristen will behave appropriately because it’s a wedding. Kristen has no respect for anyone and will probably cause a scene.
Kristen and James discuss the firing. Kristen is mad that Lisa attacked her character. I thought Lisa was very professional and merely listed Kristen’s inappropriate behavior. Rachel arrives to help Kristen celebrate being fired. Kristen still won’t admit that she orchestrated Miami girl’s appearance and think that she can behave however she wants as long as she isn’t in uniform. She’s on a show about the restaurant! Obviously people know she’s any employee whether she’s in uniform or not.
Kristina is still friends with Katie, even though Stassi has shut her out. They discuss Kristen. Kristina hadn’t heard about the firing yet. She’s surprised that Lisa actually fired Kristen this time. Katie then tells Kristina about the lunch with Stassi. Katie calmly explains how she felt. Kristina wants people to cut Stassi some slack because she’s been through “so much.” Like Katie wasn’t going through anything. I think Stassi brings most of her bad luck upon herself. Katie tells Kristina about Other Tom’s new admission of cheating. She wants Other Tom to prove to her that he’s serious about their relationship. I would be gone by now. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
Other Tom has decided to confront Jax. Jax is playing with his new workout app when Other Tom arrives. It’s just a video of Jax running and working out. I wouldn’t spend money on it. Other Tom calls Jax out for throwing his friends under the bus. He isn’t buying Jax’s excuses. He just wants Jax to apologize, but Jax isn’t sorry. He won’t admit that he did anything wrong. He tells Other Tom that it’s Other Tom’s fault for cheating. Jax goes on the defense, claiming that Other Tom and Tom never have his back on anything, so he feels justified. Other Tom calls him out for sabotaging his relationship. I think that Jax is one of those guys that doesn’t like his friends to be in relationships because he’s jealous. Jax implies that Other Tom slept with New Vegas Girl. Jax thinks that it’s ok to tell his friends’ secrets because they want him to be honest. Other Tom tries to explain that he’s mad because Jax didn’t keep his secret.