Gina is understandably mad at E.J. for protecting his dad’s letter a secret from her. She says she’s going to speak to him after rehearsals however desires to deal with enjoying Anna for the time being. Nonetheless, Gina wears her coronary heart on her sleeve and anybody paying consideration is aware of how she’s feeling about E.J. proper now.
E.J. explains that they should save the present and provides Corbin and Channing all that actuality present drama. E.J. sugarcoats issues a bit an excessive amount of, so Carlos chimes in that they’re “boring.” They should amp up the drama STAT, and Carlos has a plan: The Actual Campers of Shallow Lake. He has all of the characters deliberate out. Every of them has a really explicit position to play.
It’s all about bombshells, betrayals, and b*tch slaps, to be precise. Kourtney is the “Judgy One,” Ricky is the “Jilted Ex,” Ashlyn has a “Darkish Previous,” Maddox is the “Crier,” Gina is “The One With the Catchphrase,” E.J. is “Right here for the Fallacious Causes,” Jet is the “Unhealthy Boy,” Val is the “Shrink,” and Carlos is the “Instigator.”
E.J. tells Gina that her catchphrase is “don’t get me began.” Gina claims she will’t improvise, however she doesn’t hesitate to clap again, “And also you shouldn’t.” That fast pan to Ricky is kind of the selection. Carlos stresses that he has 4 objectives for the day: somebody must cry, somebody must get slapped, somebody must throw a drink, and somebody must get caught on a sizzling mic saying one thing scandalous.
Ricky Slaps E.J.
Carlos has everybody follow slapping, a excessive artwork in The Actual Housewives world. Ricky and E.J. are in some way paired collectively, and issues aren’t going so properly. Carlos desires Ricky and E.J. to think about this state of affairs as actors. E.J. has stolen the lady Ricky “loves.” Slightly on the nostril, Carlos.
“You imply Gina? As a result of she’s EJ’s girlfriend so he stole her. Or would have stolen her in a faux state of affairs,” Ricky awkwardly says. E.J. is on excessive alert. He is aware of one thing is up with Ricky.
“Yeah, I prefer it. You held a torch for her for years generally on this faux state of affairs,” E.J. says. “You even faux to get misplaced together with her within the woods, after which now it’s bizarre as a result of like she’s in love with me…” EJ 1.0 coming out. Immediately, Ricky slaps E.J. for actual. The gasp that got here out of my mouth.
Carlos strikes on to Maddox and Ashlyn. He desires them to faux like they’re in love with the identical man. He picks Jet, which makes this much more awkward since Maddox and Jet are siblings.
Channing returns, this time with out Corbin Bleu. Kourtney asks Gina about what’s occurring with E.J. Gina explains that she’s anxious E.J. is speaking to Val about stuff. She’s self-conscious about it.
Carlos quickly realizes he didn’t inform the youthful ladies his Actual Campers of Shallow Lake plan. Kourtney and Gina resolve to get the primary examine off Carlos’ checklist with Gina throwing a drink at Kourtney. Jet sabotages one of many scenes throughout rehearsals, so Carlos thinks on his toes and manages to mark a cry and a slap off his checklist in a single minute flat. Dara Reneé’s supply of “what a child” is every thing I didn’t know I wanted.
Gina and Ricky have the final tune of the day. Carlos reminds Ricky that he has “unresolved emotions” for Gina because the “Jilted Ex.” Carlos tells Gina to “have enjoyable torturing EJ.” Gina says confidently, “I can do this.” E.J. makes this even simpler for Gina when he walks in dressed as Sven.
Ricky & Gina’s Efficiency Brings The Questions
Gina and Ricky sing “What Do You Know About Love?” It’s an immediately iconic Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection musical quantity. Gina and Ricky’s chemistry? PALPABLE. Kourtney, Carlos, E.J., and everybody else within the room take discover of what’s occurring right here. On the finish, Ricky and Gina take a look at one another only a smidge too lengthy — and it’s caught on digital camera. Gina rapidly walks out of the room after that.
Ricky storms off after the efficiency. When E.J. catches as much as Gina, she admits that it seems like they’re having “completely totally different summers.” E.J. has his likelihood, however he nonetheless doesn’t inform her about St. Louis himself.
Ashlyn admits that she’s “impressed” at how Ricky has progressed on this planet of musical theater. Val believes that Ricky is “genuinely heartsick.” Ashlyn factors out that Ricky and Gina do have historical past. Val thinks that Ricky is the proper instance of “sublimated craving.” Ashlyn doesn’t know if Val is in character or not, however both manner, she’s spot on.
Ricky returns to The Barn and runs into Gina. She tells him that she didn’t suppose her summer time of firsts would come with her first combat together with her boyfriend, truly her “first boyfriend secret.” Ricky admits that it may be “actually exhausting to not simply say what you’re feeling.” They’ve one more second the place they’re trying into one another’s eyes for slightly too lengthy.
Channing interrupts them as a result of he desires a bunch photograph. E.J. watches Ricky and Gina stroll in collectively, and Gina lastly lets E.J. learn about St. Louis proper within the midst of the group photograph. The cherry on prime of a really chaotic day.
Channing lastly leaves, so everybody can calm down for a second. Ashlyn quips, “That couldn’t have gone longer.” Ricky replies, “I, for one, am trying ahead to being reviled by America.” This reference to real-life is chef’s kiss.
E.J.’s Full Identify Revealed
Kourtney thinks they should pull themselves collectively after the drama. Carlos brings up Kourtney being “anxious,” and he or she wonders if Gina informed Carlos about her speak together with her mother. Val chimes in to settle every thing down a notch, and Ashlyn snaps at her to “learn the room.”
Maddox tells Ashlyn that she used to have a crush on Val, too. She says that “yelling” is not any method to specific her “romantic emotions.” Ashlyn begins to giggle and rapidly tells Maddox that she has a boyfriend. Jet steps in and tells Maddox to again off. They start to combat in entrance of everybody. The reality about them being siblings lastly comes out. The rationale Maddox has it out for Jet is as a result of Jet informed their dad and mom about her girlfriend after discovering texts on her cellphone.
Carlos realizes he’s opened a can of worms. Ricky is totally shook over the Jet and Maddox reveal. E.J. tries to elucidate the letter to Gina and admits he refuses to go away Salt Lake and not using a combat. “Why didn’t you simply inform me?” Gina asks. She doesn’t need him to be protecting issues from her.
In one more bombshell, Ashlyn reveals E.J.’s actual identify: Elton John Caswell. This is only one other thing Gina didn’t learn about E.J. Gina walks away from E.J. and says he’s performing like an “outdated model” of himself.
Ricky Opens Up About His Emotions For Gina
After witnessing all this drama, the youthful ladies are hesitating about being theater children. Kourtney settles all of their doubts.
Ricky finds Jet in one among his hiding spots. Ricky wonders what Jet is operating from. Jet confesses that he’s been a “unhealthy man” to Maddox for a very long time, and it’s consuming him up. Ricky tries to get Jet to sing about it, however Jet doesn’t go for it.
Carlos and Ricky attempt to decompress from all of the rehearsal mayhem. Ricky can’t maintain his emotions in any longer. He tells Carlos that he wasn’t “fully performing” when he was pretending to crush on Gina. Carlos says he had a sense. Ricky makes Carlos promise he received’t inform, nevertheless it’s all for nothing as a result of Channing has all of this on tape. Ricky’s been caught on a sizzling mic! That is the very very last thing Carlos wanted to examine off his checklist.
Whereas he put up a entrance with Ricky, Jet decides to sing about what’s occurring with Maddox. He performs the piano in a beautiful solo quantity. He needs he may return in time, and his coronary heart is in the precise place. Maddox overhears Jet singing, so all hope is just not misplaced for these siblings but.
E.J. is aware of every thing is crumbling earlier than his eyes. This manufacturing is one scandal away from being ruined. He decides to make a name. “How quickly are you able to be right here?” he asks the particular person on the opposite line. Who may or not it’s?!