Season 5, Episode 13- ‘Shaken, Not Hugged’
As the intro ends, we see the scene shift to Tyler’s house where we see him tidying up the living room, awaiting a visitor, we then see a bright red Maserati pull through the gates and park in front of Tyler’s house. We see a pair of red high heels get out of the car and walk up the steps followed by a glimpse of the woman’s hand knocking on the door.
Tyler Confessional: Today I’m finally getting to see one of my best friends in the world! I’ve missed her dearly so it’ll be great to catch up
Tyler: *opens door and screams* Stephanie! *hugs Stephanie*
Stephanie Abbott: Hey there stranger! I love the updates to your foyer.
Tyler: I’ve missed you girl! Thanks! *laughs* It’s been too long
Stephanie: Way too long. *follows Ty to living room* How’s everything? Fill me in.
Tyler: It’s good, the book is in the printing phase now which is so exciting
Stephanie: That is exciting. Thank you for including me and asking me to write your forward of the book.
Tyler: I miss you with the girls though! Some of these new Ladies are no Stephanie Abbott!
Stephanie: Oh really? Somebody is in your corner at least, right?
Tyler: Billie and I are in a great place and you know my cousin Brian, he’s been hanging out with us as well. Lauralie I’m okay with as well. Joshuaa and the other new girls don’t seem to like me though *giggles* As if I care
Stephanie: That’s amazing. You and Joshuaa are still at odds?
Tyler: More than ever. He said something about not talking about Marriages and I kind of blew my lid on his marriage troubles…But like you know as well as I do that he has talked about other people’s marriages! Like stop being such a hypocrite. I lost my mind, I went off.
Stephanie: Oh God *rolls eyes* Joshuaa is such a hypocrite. I knew that shotgun wedding was too good to be true. Joshuaa latched on to the first man that said “I do” *laughs* Hold on…what do you mean lost your mind?
Tyler: I exploded on Joshuaa. I revealed his husband’s marriage problems in front of the entire group. Also you’ll never believe who I had dinner with the other day.
Stephanie: *gasp* I bet he ran away from the group when you said it. Just like he runs away from the truth. A mess. Anyways enough about him. Who did you have dinner with?
Tyler: Oh don’t you worry he ran. Left California completely! I had dinner with Jac Carter.
Stephanie: Jac Carter? How was that?
Tyler: It was alright. I just have kept getting harassed by these women and I’m tired of it so I wanted to sit down with Jac and say I was sorry for things I did do wrong
Stephanie: Was she receptive? I haven’t talked to her much since the reunion. The heartbreak in eyes hurt me. So I’m glad you reached out.
Tyler: She was pretty receptive. She said she needs time which I told her I understand. I didn’t include her name in the book out of respect to her but I did talk about the situation so I gave her an advanced copy. I have one for you too of course
Stephanie: Thanks babe *takes book* My life has been so busy so it’s nice to just sit and chat. Quin and I are great. Marriage counseling did wonders for us. Erin as moved to Rome. Thank God. The triplets just got their learners permits. So everything is great just busy. Hey, what do you think about us and Jac sitting down to talk. I guess throw Joshuaa in there since we should all bury the hatchet.
Tyler: I certainly would sit down and talk about everything between the four of us, but you know this group, you’ve been gone for a while, but you better start resharpening those claws.
Stephanie: Girl, these women can’t ruin my zen. We’re the ones in a happier place. We just can’t get into a mud slinging fight with them. *checks watch* I better go. I promised I’d let the kids practice driving today. Pray for me.
As the women say their goodbyes, we see the scene shift to outside of an Italian bistro where we see Brian Social sitting waiting for someone else to arrive, followed by Lauralie getting out of her car and heading towards the table.
Brian Confessional: After talking with Dr. Dev, I learned that stress and drama is just not good for me in my current status with trying to get pregnant. I’ve been trying for over three years and although Lauralie is like the gum on the bottom of my heel, I’m going to try some common ground for us to be civil.
Lauralie Confessional: For a long time now I’m avoiding and ignoring Brian Social because they way he acts is so low that he is making himself look like a psycho. However, I want us to be cordial if that is even possible. I am afraid the damage is done. I’m waiting for the big fat apology. If that won’t happen then I’m officially done.
Brian: Hi Love! Thanks for coming.
Lauralie: Hi Brian, how’s it going?
Brian: You know…I’ve had better years, weeks and days *giggles*
Lauralie: What you mean? Something with your personal life?
Brian: *tears in eyes* Yeah, well I’ve just been trying to get pregnant for over a year now, I’ve tried adoption and it’s just no luck. I’m just at a dead end but luckily Dr. Dev is stepping in to help
Lauralie: It’s really sad to hear. Did you try in vitro fertilization? Dr. Dev? You should maybe go to real doctor. *laughs*
Brian: I’ve tried it all! I’ve come to the realization that everything happens for a reason. Wait why!? To be honest I don’t know much about her
Lauralie: I thought that she started her carrier as a stripper. I may know a fantastic doctor from France who specialize in your case when women over 40 are trying for the baby. I will give you his e-mail address. I feel for you because one of my friends had the same problem and that man really helped her.
Brian: Oh my gosh, I had no idea. Well that would be great. I’ve also thought about how I really need to take a step away from this group. The amount of stress and drama just isn’t good for me right now and I wanted to just let you know I would love to be at least civil with you
Lauralie: I’m going to be able to move on if I will hear apology from you. Things you said still hurt me.
Brian: I’m sorry for hurting you. I would never want to hurt someone. Believe it or not I have a huge heart and I think one day we can have a friendship. Only time will tell
Brian Confessional: I will not apologize for anything I’ve done or said because I’m meant every word that I said.
Lauralie: We will see, I still don’t trust you *giggles* but I’m happy that you apologized for the things you said about me. You seem like you are going through hell right now. Literally.
Lauralie Confessional: Finally we had a civil conversation, but I’ll trust Brian as far as I can see
Brian: I’ve got to run to a meeting love, but thanks for meeting with me.
Lauralie: Bye, it was a pleasure!
As the scene shifts, we see the day skyline become night in Twitter. We then see Tyler take a seat at a dinner table, followed by Jac Carter, Stephanie Abbott, and Joshuaa. They all sit down at the dinner table.
Tyler: Hi ladies, you all look lovely! Glad that we could all make it!
Jac Confessional: Look I said I accepted Tyler’s apology. I didn’t say anything about making small talk in uncomfortable situations. If it’s uncomfortable let it be uncomfortable *shrugs shoulders*
Jac: Hello ladies! Yes everyone looks stunning
Joshuaa: *gets off phone* Hi girls, hey Steph long time no see how are you??
Stephanie: Hi Joshuaa, I’ve missed you
Jac: Now who would’ve thought that the four of us would be seated together at lunch
Stephanie: Right Jac? I’m glad that we’ve all grown up and are spending time together.
Joshuaa: How are we?
Joshuaa Confessional: I never thought that I’d be seated at this table.
Stephanie: I’m great, how’s baby Hugo? I’ve been keeping track on the Book.
Joshuaa: He’s beautiful, all of my dreams came true.
Jac: Let’s not bring up the book *laughs* It’s touchy
Joshuaa: Haha the book is why we’re here no?
Tyler: Shouldn’t be *smiles* I have a copy for you in my bag if you’d like to read it or throw it away or do with it what you will Joshuaa. Your name isn’t discussed as we mentioned.
Stephanie: I meant Facebook but I forgot there is an actual book put out in this group
Joshuaa: Do we get a cut? I mean you’ll still be talking about us, names or not.
Jac: I’d love something off the backend.
Tyler: I didn’t talk about you. What cut? I will talk to Jac about paying her but I genuinely didn’t talk about you
Joshuaa: Okay well I’d love a copy to have my lawyer read.
Tyler: Half of the profits are going to the Women of Twitter Fund anyways, but okay, let her read it.
Jac: Let’s be honest here guys, there’s more going on between you two *points to Tyler and Joshuaa* then a book
Tyler: We aren’t friends anymore if that’s what you mean.
Joshuaa: Well I guess that’s true. I don’t ever see us being friends again. We’re cool, just remember to keep lies out of your mouth.
Jac: *picks up book* This is nothing in the grand scheme of life. Like this is sad, it really hurts my heart.
Tyler: I didn’t write a book about Joshuaa. The second he said “I don’t want to be in the book” BOOM, he wasn’t in the book. If anyone else doesn’t want to be mentioned, let me know. I said my apologies to Joshuaa, I pray for him. I pray for Hugo. But we’re done I guess
Stephanie: I don’t mind being mentioned, say all the good things though *laughs*
Joshuaa: Writing a one sided book isn’t very cool. And why do you pray for me? More like I should pray for YOU. Steph, let me catch you up. Tyler said that my husband’s been cheating on me.
Tyler: I don’t talk about you, read the book! I didn’t say he is, I said he did and HE DID.
Jac Confessional: Here we go. Strap on your armor. Pick up your guns. Because what we’re seeing is another battle of the titans
Joshuaa: It’s all lies. Tyler, for the love of God, shut your mouth. PROVE IT IF IT’S TRUE
Tyler: No Joshuaa, I’m not going to shut my mouth because you won’t shut yours. Prove what? I’m not fighting with you. I told you how to prove it, ask your husband.
Joshuaa: You really are a malicious fuck. I’ve asked him, you don’t think I talk to my husband? Maybe talk to yours isn’t he gay?
Tyler: Well then he is lying. You’re shouting. And fuck you, you know that isn’t true!
Stephanie: Geez Joshuaa. Stop the shit, damn
Jac: Listen Tyler you’ve said what you’ve had to say. Joshuaa has heard it. He has absorbed the information and has done what he wishes to do with it. Now let’s just drop this shit
Tyler: No, he’s an asshole, I dropped it ages ago. I apologized for how I handled it. You are such a bitch.
Joshuaa: You know what, let’s just agree to be cordial. I’m done with you I’ll always be done with you I should’ve not been friends with you a long time ago, but for the sake of the group, I’ll smile and wave. That’s all you’ll get from me bitch.
Jac: Jesus, you are both grown women and you both need to SNAP THE FUCK OUT OF IT
Tyler: Okay. I’ll give you the same thing you give me. *rolls eyes* So you smile and wave and I’ll do the same
Stephanie: Sweet baby Jesus. Can’t even have lunch with old friends cause y’all can’t shutup and stop being so self absorbed.
Joshuaa: Look, c’mon *stands up* come here Tyler. Let’s hug it out.
Tyler: Don’t stand up, sit down. We aren’t quite there yet *nervous laugh* We can move forward and be cordial or whatever.
Jac: Tyler, it’s an olive branch, a step in the right direction
Joshuaa: Look we’re both done, let’s shake then and just be fine
Tyler: Okay, yeah sure, we can shake.
Joshuaa and Tyler shake hands.
Jac: These girls Steph…these girls *laughs* Now where’s the poor waiter because I need a bottle of wine
Tyler Confessional: Oh my God. This girl wants to throw sand in my eyes and try and lie and say my husband is gay and then wants me to run over and hug her? Sorry, I’m not your punching bag that you can hug one second and throw the next
Stephanie: It probably won’t last 5 minutes, but I’ll take this peace treaty.
As the women order a bottle of wine, the scene fades away as the scene and episode come to an end.