This week’s recap brought to you by @AliciaGecko. Pics from @neropatti, bookemdanno.net
The last recap I did was fuelled by KitKats and this one is also brought to you by sugar, although this is more of the fermented grape variety. Could be interesting.
It’s Christmas! People are on the beach wearing Santa hats, which looks really odd to me (but only because I’m from the Northern Hemisphere). Itchy, too. Imagine how hot your head would get. Note from Westy: There is nothing odd about Santa hats on the beach. 🙂 Christmas Day in West Oz is tipped to be 40C. That’s 104F. Yay. I hate the heat. 😦
Here we are at the Rainbow Drive-In with Steve & Catherine. Catherine’s wearing a fugly top. Steve’s – OK, I know that some people (well, most people) think the way he’s eating here is sexy, but I can’t help it, I think it’s revolting. Steve’s smiling at Cath in an ‘isn’t this FUN??’ kind of way, and also in a ‘this is what my breakfast looks like when I’m halfway through chewing it!’ kind of way. She’s smiling back in a ‘you don’t get women at all, do you?’ kind of way (I look at pics of Atplenkov with a very similar expression, btw). Oh, Steve. Your cluelessness is adorable in a TV show, but you would annoy the sh/t out of me in real life. Also, close your mouth when you’re eating.
Steve asks “is there something on your mind?” and I’m half expecting Cath to say “did your mother not teach you any table manners?” but then I remember who his mother is – and also that there is no table in sight – and I let it go. She starts calling him out on thinking breakfast in a car is romantic and special (I think this is pushing it even for McG, but this is a cute, funny scene so I let that go as well) but it’s difficult to make out what he’s saying because he’s talking around a mouthful of food. I never talk with my mouth full. Just saying.
Then some COMPLETE IDIOT tries to carjack them and Steve – brilliantly, hilariously, AWESOMELY – makes him wait until the end of the conversation before kicking the cr@p out of him and ripping out his nose-ring. Hiiiiii BAMF McG! We’ve missed you. Don’t go away for so long again, please.
I love this cap not for the way McG’s eyes look so gorgeous (although they DO) or the way it looks like the carjacker is trying to stick the gun up his nose (although it DOES), but for Cath’s FAAAAACE!!! She’s thinkin’ what we’re thinkin’. FOR TRUTHSIES!!!
While McG is giving Duke (hi! Duke. Long time no see. Also, if it involves being manhandled by McG, what do I have to do to get on Santa’s naughty list?) a good chuckle at this epic targeting #fail, he spots a kid with about three kids’ worth of hair handcuffed to a chair trying to pick the lock on the cuffs with a paperclip. McG tells him that bobby pins work better (I believe these are kirby grips, yes?) and when the kid asks him if he has any, he says he’s fresh out. This, presumably, because he’s only just been able to bring himself to throw all Mick’s hair products away (I don’t believe him, btw. I think he kept a few bobby pins and some anti-frizz serum, just for old times’ sake).
So he sits down and starts talking, but my ovaries haven’t quite recovered from last week’s ep yet so they’re just feebly crying “carry on without us! We’ll catch up in a minute!”. The kid tells him he broke a window because it was the only way anyone in this room of people who are completely ignoring him would pay him any attention. Good thing McG and his mommy issues are on hand, eh? I can just see him thinking “yeah, I had to become a kick-a/s Navy Seal to get some attention and my mom STILL made me wait twenty years for it”.
But I digress. The kid’s dad didn’t come home last night. Something really bad has happened.