I knew I would loathe Zach as soon as he said that he lives for gossip & that as soon as someone says, "Don't tell anyone," he automatically wants to tell everyone. Good lord. You know you're a drama queen when Rex & Allison of all people are telling you to calm down & get over it. I loved the fact that these two people who are still on tenterhooks around each other because of last season's drama ended up being the ones to check in on the BW2 peon who was spazzing out at the party. I feel bad for anyone in the company who has to deal with Zach because everything is ALL ABOUT HIM. You know when there's any type of tragedy, he's the one saying things like, "OMG, I had a friend whose brother knew a guy & his roommate had a layover in Boston once so this Boston bomb thingie is REALLY UPSETTING FOR ME."
I really loved that Allison & Rex could barely keep from laughing at his drama queen antics. Yes, you should be super upset that SOMETHING HAPPENED which you know nothing about. Telling Silver, "Something happened at your party," should be enough to get her to care, right? I didn't like Silver at first, but her reaction to Zach made me like her more. She was just like uh, whatever, dude, & walked away, refusing to get sucked into his drama. Bonus points to her for that.
I'm reserving judgment on Beckanne for now. I'm a flirty person but Mr. EB knows it doesn't mean anything. I'm just socializing & being friendly, but flirting doesn't mean I'm interested in other people or sneaking off to make out in the bathroom with people at parties so he has nothing to be jealous of. I didn't see any truth in what Zach said about Beckanne's behavior being disrespectful to Chase. If flirting/being physical in a friendly way (I saw she had her arm around Ronnie, gasp!) is considered being disrespectful to your boyfriend then Zach was equally guilty for booty popping with Chase. Oh, what's that you say, Zach? That didn't mean anything? Exactly, you little hypocrite.
My other issue with the Beckanne/Chase fight was that Chase was the one being insecure. If he doesn't feel comfortable socializing with the senior company members, how is that Beckanne's fault? If you want to stick to the other BW2 people you know, that's fine but that doesn't mean Beckanne shouldn't be allowed to talk with Ronnie, Allison, & Christiana. When Mr. EB & I attend social events, we don't stay glued together. We are capable of separating & talking to other people without it being an issue.
As for Chase saying that Beckanne was in a mood, he was the bitchy one who started it by asked if she deserved a hug. How old is this guy supposed to be? That is so immature & classic manipulative asshole behavior. So you're withholding physical contact because you're feeling insecure about your girlfriend talking to another guy at a party? Well, that seems like a healthy relationship.
Speaking of unhealthy relationships, ugh, Allison! Is this girl capable of having a healthy, mature relationship with someone who sees her as an equal? She obviously felt superior to Rex & she obviously feels inferior to Jonathan. She can put all the positive spin on it that she wants, but she is already having doubts about whether Jonathan is worth abandoning her career. First she used the word ultimatum when describing the choice that Jonathan gave her. Secondly, she said she might be resentful about quitting her career to be with him. If that's already a possibility before it even happens, odds are pretty good that she IS going to be resentful. What I really dislike is that he is essentially saying, "My career is more important than yours," which does not bode well for their relationship.
What is it with so many of these people on the show having terrible grammar skills? Did they not learn about proper pronoun usage? Please never say "Chase and I's relationship" ever again, Beckanne. She was not the only guilty party. I noticed a lot of it during this episode & then remembered that it drove me crazy last season too ("between he and I" needs to die too).
Zack didn't have Beckanne come over so they could clear the air. He just wanted more gossip. The first thing he asked her was what happened. The second thing he asked her was what the fight was about. Then he said he felt like there was more she wasn't telling him. Geez, quit being so nosy. If she wanted to tell you, then she would have by now. Why isn't he asking Chase these questions? I also can't take relationship advice from a guy who got engaged after three months, so when he said he felt Beckanne & Chase's relationship is now different than it was at the beginning (A WHOLE MONTH AGO), it's hard for me to take that seriously. Also, like, he, like, says the word "like," like, I don't know, like, a hundred times, like, per sentence. I'm glad that she shut Zach down & told him the fight was between her & Chase and didn't involve Zach. That made me have some hope that she is not going to be an immature drama queen like Zach.
I like the new guy Joshua. He seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. He sees reality but he isn't melodramatic about it. I also like that he said he doesn't like the taste of alcohol. A lot of younger people feel the need to drink even if they don't actually enjoy it, so it makes me think that he is pretty secure with himself.
I was not a huge Ronnie fan last season, but when he started talking about his injury, I was cringing. Poor guy. The slow motion footage of it actually happening was painful to watch. Poor Rex too. Yikes! Injuries suck for normal people, but when your livelihood is on the line, it's really difficult. That doesn't mean you should be riding around the grocery store knocking displays over though!
I felt for Chris at the party. It's hard to maintain that professionalism in front of your students so I get why he left early. And poor Christiana. She sees her husband all the time but she doesn't get to spend personal time with him a lot, which must be really frustrating.
I'm surprised Beckanne is up for a lead role like Cinderalla when she's only a demi-soloist. I guess that's more common in a small company like Ballet West, but don't they have multiple principal dancers who would be up for Cinderella? She seems like she's at a distinct disadvantage since she doesn't have a partner to practice with too.
Edited because "from" is not the same as "for."
Edited by ElectricBoogalo, Jul 23, 2013 @ 7:39 AM.