I'm bummed to see that there aren't individual threads for each episodes anymore. I'm surprised this show isn't getting the attention it deserves. It's very well thought out and I enjoy watching it every week. I'm not into MMA fighting and I don't know the first thing about it, but I'm always surprised by the ending credits of every episode. The story just kind of flows throughout the hour and I'm never sure of what's going to happen.
Nick Jonas has come miles since the pilot. His face after he realized that he was drugged, raped and being paid off to stay quiet is gut wrenching. Christina's assault scene was extremely difficult to watch and man that dickhead had it coming, I cheered when she beat him up with his stupid award. His reasoning that he stopped because he couldn't get an erection and thus he did not rape her and thus it's all okay was unbearable. I terrified the shit out of you and had every intent of sticking my dick up your ass while choking you with your bath robe belt but then didn't so it's all good. I'm surprised the storyline got resolved so quickly, I wonder if this is the end of it.
Also, Nate hugging Christina was such a sweet moment. I knew he wouldn't tell her about his own assault, but just having him show up instead of Jay and seeing them share some screen time is meaningful enough, because you know that the whole time Nate is thinking about it.
One thing I didn't understand is Nate calling Will and giving him his number. Does he have a plan to use him to get to Bob and kick the hell out of him like he promised he would? Or is he developing some Stockholm syndrome? Will is as bad as Bob really and Nate shouldn't be having any of it.
Jay just about broke my heart in every scene this episode. First with the housekeeping, which you can tell is the first time he experiences it. Then the way his face falls apart when Nate tells him about Christina, then with Christina in her room, and eventually when he goes back to the hotel and finds the room clean and that Ava ordered food for them.
It seems like depression and sexual assault are the main themes this season. Alvey, Ryan, and Jay (well at least this episode) are depressed, and Nate, Alicia and Christina have all experienced varying degrees of sexual assault during the past 3 weeks. I'm not sure where they're going this but I'm definitely looking forward to find out!