“Faking It” recap (2.6): Art and Lies

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Previously on Faking It, Amy behaved with shocking selfishness and bitchiness by planning an entire day around Karma, complete with multiple gifts and a ball pit in her bedroom.  As a final gesture of goodwill, Amy officially ceded the territory of Karma to the Kingdom of Liam, despite the fact that all Liam ever gave her was a shitty card and sex in an artsy sandbox. Lauren tried to put the moves on Theo, but was rebuffed, presumably because Theo has some dark secret that will hopefully render him more likable and relatable when it is revealed. And finally, Shane let his body get slammed and his shoelaces get tied by a closeted MMA fighter.

This week, Lauren is still waiting for Theo to come to his senses and ask her out, and even turns down Lisbeth’s invitation to the Renaissance Faire just to wait around for him to call. (Teens: did you know that before cellphones, you had to LITERALLY WAIT BY THE PHONE when you liked someone? It was very time-consuming.) p.s. I would totally watch a Lisbeth spinoff, because that girl has spectacular faces and is pretty much always having a good time.

fakingit6.1‘SCUSE ME WHILE I HOLD THIS DOWN.

Elsewhere in the courtyard, Liam hands Karma over to Amy like she is a briefcase full of nuclear launch codes. Karma doesn’t notice their strange behavior towards each other, or perhaps assumes that it is, like all things,  about her. She also skives off of her and Amy’s traditional movie night (tonight’s category: Documentaries to Crush Your Last Remaining Shred of Hope) in favor of going on a date with Liam. Amy is annoyed, but still trying to prove she is the best friend ever, so she gives Karma carte blanche to spend her time with Liam and then recap the experience in even greater detail than the recap you are reading right now.

Meanwhile in the art room.

fakingit6.2You’re in a good mood today.

fakingit6.3I PUT GLUE IN MY HAIRS.

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Shane starts to warn Liam that his tryst with Amy could still come back to haunt him, but then gets distracted by all the dick pics on his phone. Honestly I am go glad gay guys have each other, because they are the only people on Earth who appreciate strangely angled photographs of each other’s genitalia.

Now that Karma has Liam on her arm, she is physically incapable of shutting up about it. She compares having him as a boyfriend to having a Ferrari as your first car, which, a shiny, trashy machine meant to serve as a status symbol but which really highlights the driver’s insecurity? Yeah, I’d say Ferrari is a pretty accurate comparison. Amy cautions Karma that she probably shouldn’t go around calling Liam her boyfriend until they have a talk about exclusivity.  So Karma tentatively tries the “B” word out on him, only to discover that Liam is physically incapable of saying the word “girlfriend.” To be fair, though, Liam is incapable of saying a lot of words, so this may just be the writers’ way of stalling until his accent improves. (I WILL STOP MAKING THESE JOKES WHEN THEY STOP BEING SO EASY TO MAKE.)

That night, Amy and Lauren are bonding over sadly watching TV and pining over people they can’t have when Shane shows up and insists they come with him to a rave.

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 12.27.57 PMYOU CAN’T SAY YOU SUPPORT ME BEING GAY AND THEN EXPECT ME TO CHANGE OUT OF MY PAJAMAS.

So like, raves (by which I mean glowsticks, pacifiers, ecstasy, and terrible music) are a thing that my older sisters did and which were already passé by the time I was an adolescent. So…are raves retro now? Did I miss both go-rounds on raves?

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