That was not my favorite hour of UnREAL.
On UnREAL Season 2 Episode 4, Quinn and Chet joined forces against Rachel and Coleman. It was bizarre and made little sense.
The only person that seems to have the best interests of Everlasting at heart is Coleman. Quinn, Chet and Rachel won't be happy until the show is canceled.
This back and forth and power struggles got old a few weeks back. Back when this show kicked off last summer, it was billed as a look into how reality TV shows are really made.
If half the crap that's happening behind the scenes on Everlasting happened on a real show, there would be much more changes than just the showrunner.
That said, I do feel a little bad for Quinn. Quinn hasn't gone out of her way to betray Rachel. She's always tried to push her to be better and that's why she's the master manipulator she is today.
I’m done with all the garbage people in my life. Chet, Randy and now you, Rachel.Quinn
Rachel is coming across as a power hungry opportunist and she needs to change her act fast or viewers are going to start to dislike her.
There's no denying that she has an answer for everything. She will go wherever the power is and that's what will ultimately result in her being let go from Everlasting.
That's not to say that Rachel would be off the show. I think it's time for UnREAL to move on from Everlasting. Sure, it was fresh and great back on UnREAL Season 1, but the show is struggling to maintain the drama that last year's run had.
Darius is really growing on me. His condition is clearly something that's been plaguing him for quite some time. In an ideal world, he would have left and got the treatment, but when you have someone as convincing as Rachel in your ear, it's pretty tough.
Chantal and Beth Ann took a backseat this week and it was much needed. Ruby got some time to shine and I'm now shipping her and Darius. Darius knows that she's much smarter than most of the other girls on the show.
She's intelligent and knows what she wants, so why would he say no to her? I do hope she had no idea about the cameras watching their make out session, but Jay did say he was going to secure her the win, so she probably does know.
It should be interesting to see how the other ladies react when the footage of that HOT make out session is shown to them.
Tiffany will no doubt be pretty pissed. She obviously thinks there's a good chance she will make it far, but there's just zero chemistry between the two of them.
Their conversations seem pretty forced and have no weight to them. They both look awkward when Jeremy's crew puts them in frame together.
The whole football theme fell very flat for me. It was so freaking obvious that the chick Madison gave the drink would do something stupid.
"Treason" was a weak installment of UnREAL. The show is trying way too hard to up the shocks and it's coming across as desperate. It's time for the show to go back to basics and have everyone on the same level as they produce the best reality show on television. Is that too much to ask?
Other tidbits from the episode:
- Quinn learning about her father's demise obviously meant that she had her guard down and Chet was about to swoop in and get her back. I'm glad he was arrested because Quinn would have regretted doing anything with him.
- Why doesn't Yael just quit Everlasting if she wants to hit bone town with Jeremy?
- I loved how Romeo knew how manipulative Rachel kept calling her out every time she tried to get him on her side. She was trying way too hard.
- Coleman is one of the better characters this season, so hopefully he sticks around for some time.
- Will Rachel be able to win Quinn back?
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Note: UnREAL Season 2 Episode 5 airs Monday July 4 at 10/9C on Lifetime
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