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S03.E11: Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, And Remorse Follows

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Okay, settle down, episode title.

Bay has suspicions about Emmett's new girlfriend; Daphne meets a person from her past at the clinic; Regina takes a chance at work; Kathryn's book is leaked prior to publication.

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Oh, poor, poor Tank.   I mean, he did the right thing, because I think Bay was actually right, but the poor guy lost his fraternity and his girlfriend at the same time!    

Loved the scene with Emmett and Travis, as always.  Was trying to figure out why he took off his shirt, and then I realized it really was just so that we could see him with his shirt off!   Happy Spring Finale, viewers! Here's shirtless Travis for no reason!  

Wish TV would get over the idea that everyone finds their one true love in High School!   I love Emmett.  But I really want him and Bay to both move on.  Remember when Emmett and Daphne were friends?  Emmett is still an important part of the show, even if he's not with Bay.  

Angelo is the worst, as always.

Glad Toby didn't move back home, but Iceland?  I hope this isn't just because they don't know what to do with him and so they are shipping him off for a while.  I hope he comes back as soon as the show does, and I hope he has a purpose for his life! 

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Wish TV would get over the idea that everyone finds their one true love in High School!   I love Emmett.  But I really want him and Bay to both move on.  Remember when Emmett and Daphne were friends?  Emmett is still an important part of the show, even if he's not with Bay.

I actually kind of agree with you.  As much as I love Emmett and Bay together (but hate the hashtag #BemmettForever or whatever), I also found myself rankled at Emmett's "I don't think I'll ever find what I had with you with anyone else" bit.  Romantic? Sure.  Melodramatic?  Absolutely.  True?  I doubt it.  It's normal not to forget your first love, but there's something about this obsession with TRUE LOVE in high school that's starting to really bum me out.

But I will take issue with your other observation: Emmett should be an important part of the show whether or not he's with Bay, but it's like the show runners can't figure out what to do with him if he's not with Bay or helping Bay.  It's too bad, because I think Sean Birdy is pretty amazing and want to see him do other stuff, but I feel like lately he's been largely wasted here.

And yeah, Bay not wanting to sleep with Tank last week but totally getting on-board for some outdoors sex with Emmett this week sort of proves the point: Bay and Tank should have stayed platonic!

This part of Sarah's review made me laugh out loud: 

 

I've kind of lost track, but I think Regina and Angelo are still together together and not just fake married. Which seems pretty dismal on Regina's end. She's ignoring some red flags: 1) Her husband tells her to have less integrity. 2) Her husband is Angelo.

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Emmett should be an important part of the show whether or not he's with Bay, but it's like the show runners can't figure out what to do with him if he's not with Bay or helping Bay.  It's too bad, because I think Sean Birdy is pretty amazing and want to see him do other stuff, but I feel like lately he's been largely wasted here.

I completely agree with this, it's what I meant, even though I realize it's not what I actually said.  I wish that the writers knew how to make him important in the show without sleeping with Bay.  He could go back to actually being Daphne's friend.  Or Toby's!  Or you know, just give him his own plot that isn't about him getting back together with Bay.  Which, I guess I thought maybe they were doing with the tire slashing thing?  But, ultimately that landed him back with Bay.

Yes, the hashtag garbage is ridiculous.  No thank you, #BEmmettForever.   (Ha, but it just occurred to me that  Bay and Tank = #BankForever.  That's actually awesome.)

You are probably right about Tank and Bay.  But he's just so good. So nice.  She wanted to like a boy like him.  And I wanted her to like a boy like him.  She needs to go off to college and meet a boy as nice as Tank that she is also actually attracted to.  

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I'm probably going to burn in hell for this but.... Squee!! EBay is back!! 

And yeah, Bay not wanting to sleep with Tank last week but totally getting on-board for some outdoors sex with Emmett this week sort of proves the point: Bay and Tank should have stayed platonic!

Right?!  Right?!

I love that Toby traded in his ticket to Peru for a ticket to Iceland.  I've been Katherine-hating all season long but thought she made great sense where Toby was concerned.  He would have totally eventually resented Nikki had he gone after her and followed her all over the globe.  He needs something for himself.  I hope to see him re-invest in his music or headed off to college next season.  

I wonder how Bay will view things now that she is the cheater?

Does anyone else think that Regina and Katherine need to go into business together?

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I would love to see Regina and Katherine in business together. I think that the actresses play well off of each other.

I'm torn: pleased to see Emmett and Bay back together but I really like Tank and don't want to see him hurt.

Love Mary Beth and Travis.

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I'm probably going to burn in hell for this but.... Squee!! EBay is back!! 

 

 

Right?!  Right?!

I love that Toby traded in his ticket to Peru for a ticket to Iceland.  I've been Katherine-hating all season long but thought she made great sense where Toby was concerned.  He would have totally eventually resented Nikki had he gone after her and followed her all over the globe.  He needs something for himself.  I hope to see him re-invest in his music or headed off to college next season.  

I wonder how Bay will view things now that she is the cheater?

Does anyone else think that Regina and Katherine need to go into business together?

I'm cautiously optimistic about EBay. I watch a lot of shows for acting and chemistry, and honestly, Vanessa and Sean had some mad chemistry. I don't even ship that much, but they always sell their OTPness to me.

Bay only started dating Tank when she realized she could lose his friendship and he was a total rebound after Ty.

I am also glad Toby decided to take a crazy trip. He's young and he needs some self-discovery through travel. I think everyone saw the signs of his marriage/relationship failing. He was always the one making compromises and sacrifices for her. He practically gave up his music for her. Anyway, I'm glad that plot is over and Gabreel was able to showcase his talent. Furthermore, John's sweetness as a father in that scene almost killed me. I don't think you see that kind of father/son scene in TV that often.

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Tank is a great guy!  I feel bad that he has served as a rebound for both Emmett and Ty.  Tank is safe.  Bay felt she needed safe.  Still... it does suck that Tank is going to get hurt in all of this. :(  I love Tank!  But I think that EBay makes so much sense together.

I want to see more Mary Beth and Travis!

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Tank just always seems so very much older than Bay. I know in show terms, he's about a year older so it doesn't make sense. I think they worked best as friends. Bay was missing her brother as much as she was missing a boyfriend, and Tank worked better as that than as a love interest. I would like it if they could return to that.

On the other hand, I am delighted with the return of EBay.

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I'm just going to say it: I'm pissed at Bay. You don't go around lamenting to everyone how you always get cheated on and then turn around and do it to someone else! I actually like Bay and Emmet together, but I wish that happened without her cheating on Tank. I hope the show doesn't try to make them be friends, because I'd like to see Bay deal with the consequences of cheating and acknowledge that she did a terrible thing, even though she's generally a good person.

Iceland is an awesome place, and I'm glad that Toby is taking some time to figure out what he wants. 

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I was unspoiled and didn't realize how much I missed EBay (not Bemmett) together until they got back together.

This half season lost me about halfway through but I feel like it got better towards the end. Can't wait until June!

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If she goes and breaks up with Tank I won't think of it as cheating.  Now if she goes back to Tank and there's some sort of stupid triangle, tha's cheating.

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I really love Tank, but I don't necessarily see the chemistry between him and Bay. I like him as the kind of older brother figure. I hate how every new male character has to be a love interest for someone, but really want him to just stick around as the funny friend. 

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I would love to see Regina and Katherine in business together. I think that the actresses play well off of each other.

I thought that's where they were headed way back in season 1 when Regina was trying to open the salon and Katherine was starting to look for something more in life.  So I'm not sure that's going to happen, although I'd love it if they did go that route.  

As for Tank and Jorge and any other boy, I'd be surprised if we see them in the summer.  Maybe a glimpse of them and then gone.  These guys come and go so fast - they are just plot pushers.

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I'm going to say it. I don't really like Tank as a character. He's that guy who seems like a "nice guy," but really, the organization he belonged to did some really ridiculous things, and he continued to belong. Plus, his silent treatment, when he was angry at Bay, was really not okay, especially when she didn't really do anything all that wrong. He went into the relationship knowing Bay had feelings for other people. It was a gamble. It didn't pay off. The new situation, with him dumping the fraternity, despite that fact that she didn't require it, reeks of the potential for emotional blackmail. If he did it for himself, I hope it turns out not to be an issue in the storyline. The one thing about Bay is she falls for emotional blackmail ALL THE TIME. It's the one thing that annoys me about her.

Speaking of people who fall for emotional blackmail, Regina needs to slap her mother silly. Her mother may have been right about the entire situation, but the individual ethics are complicated for Regina. No wonder she's got problems. Her mother basically accused her of sleeping with her boss and then pushed the whole "You fight!" nonsense on her, not even considering her daughter's financial ties and what that might do to her. Now, she's in danger as well. Good going, stupid mom. (Not that Regina is without blame. Obviously, she was an idiot to get into business with someone she didn't know well.)

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When Daphne was talking to Angelo asking him about working at the restaurant, I was waiting for the grown-up advice about sticking to your aspirations or whatever, and then he was just all "of course you can work there". lol

Also, I think I watch too many action and thriller shows alongside this one, because when Emmett was approaching the picnic basket, I kept expecting a bomb to go off or a zombie head to snap from within, and then it was a catfish and his friend taking embarrassing pictures. My expectations made it anti-climatic.

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