High School Reunion
Episode 6

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Yeah, you know the WB

We see the moon. It's not a full moon, but still it makes Natasha all babbling crazy in an interview: "I guess this whole ending thing, and like with Summer and Dave getting married, and it's just kind of like, you know, it just reminds me that I've [bleeped] up so bad! Like, you know? I just like let myself go with this whole thing and just let you know let things happen and that wasn't…uh…that was FUN. But, um, it wasn't the right thing to do." Huh? Yeah. In an interview, Barbato says that Natasha "is acting really cold" to him. We see them at their table at Prom; Dan is leaning in way close and talking to her. Then they're off in a corner, but their personal mics are working perfectly. Natasha's all, "I didn't come here to get together with anyone," and Barbato's all, "What are you saying?" and then Natasha says, "I just got carried away, that's all!" And then they stomp off in opposite directions, and wouldn't you know, there's this fabulous tinsel curtain in Natasha's direction to lend just the right disco flair to her pain. Then Dan B. stands on the dance floor with his fedora tipped over his face. No, really. Remember when you were twelve, and you'd fantasize about having major drama with your future boyfriend, and you were thinking maybe sometimes it would be just like that one part in the "Save A Prayer" video? Yeah. You thought up this exact scene. You know you did. And remember when you sneaked your first ever wine cooler and got buzzed and tried to imagine Simon LeBon? Yeah. You thought up Dan Barbato instead.

Prom ends. Everyone piles back into the limos and returns to the house and changes into pajamas and raids the kitchen. JockDan eats ice cream. Natasha eats a sandwich. Mmm, peanut butter and self-pity. Ben and Maya go outside to the hammock to discuss the ambiguous future of their sort-of relationship, and I could recap this scene, or I could tell you instead that when this part came on the air at the viewing party, Ben grabbed the woman he was there with and booked outside for a smoke break. I have no idea what that means. And from the scene itself, I really have no idea what Ben and Maya figured out, either. Go have a cigarette and come up with your own theory.

The drama continues with Barbato and Natasha, only with harsher lighting this time. They huddle on the couch, and their conversation is captioned, as if the crew really had to strain to catch every word. Dan B.: "Some people call it a one-night stand, but we can call it paradise." Natasha: "I've never been as sure as you have." Dan B.: "Can I convince you to be with me? Is that what you're trying to say?" Natasha: "No, that's not what I'm saying at all…I got, like, swept up by you." Dan B.: "I will not buy that for one second. That is the biggest bunch of @%$#." (Well, he says "bullshit," but, you know, captions.) "What about last night?" he says. She tells him that she's been slowly making the decision for a few days. "You're so @%#*&$# shallow," he says. "Why do you think that is?" He sputters a few more harsh symbols at her and stands up. "I'm not in love with you," Natasha says. "I can't believe what you're doing right now," says Barbato. "I've never experienced that before in my life," he says. "To have this happen after I've been such a player is so very ironic," he adds. "Well, it's similarly ironic that I experience my inevitable retribution at your hands," says Natasha.

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