“I love you.”
“I love you, too.”
“How do you know?”
“Because I feel it.”
This Valentine’s Day exchange between Raquel, a.k.a. Rocky, and her boyfriend Alex, sums up the bewilderment and nausea that comes with watching Laguna Beach on a weekly basis. It’s revolting, but yet so compelling that you cannot look away.
Love is kind of in the air on Valentine’s Day, that’s for sure.
At the beginning of the episode, Rocky and Tessa are in the kitchen baking up something (as usual) with Rocky bragging that Alex is planning a special V-day surprise for her. Tessa gets a spine and jokingly tells Raquel to shut her yap with all the swooning, because Tessa is sans a V-Day date.
Kyndra, meanwhile, continues to lie to Tyler, sticking to her story that all the rumors about her hooking up with Cameron at the dance are false.
[THG NOTE: My wife’s take on Tyler: “This guy is so incredibly ugly and so lame I can barely stand it. Have you heard his voice?”]
Yeah. Not exactly huge Kyndra fans here at the Gossip, but Tyler might be even more out of favor. It’s obvious that he does not believe her about Cameron, but he continues to be passive-aggressive and just gives Kyndra a creepy “whatever.” He may or may not be a sociopath.
At the same time, Candace, Cami and Rachel dish about the Valentine’s Day party at Tyler’s house. Cami says she’s looking forward to the inevitable fight that Kyndra and Tyler will have.
This girl is a piece of work! A really annoying piece of work.
Alex picks Rocky up for their date and takes her to the beachside dinner visited by Lauren Conrad and Jason Wahler last season. There, A-Rock sits quietly, gazing into each other’s eyes. Rocky tells Alex that she loves him and, after a torturous silence, he reciprocates.
It’s really sweet… until we cut to the next day and Alex tells his friend that perhaps he’s so not in love with Raquel after all. What to believe? Imagine how Rocky must feel watching this. Don’t these people know they’re being filmed when they two-time and lie to each other? I’ll never get over that as long as I live. But you best believe that I, a 27-year-old married man, will keep watching.
Finally it’s time for the weirdest Valentine’s Day party ever. Cameron shows up and tries way too hard, along with Kyndra, to play it cool.
Cam and Nick act like schoolgirls and make fun of Tyler at the dinner table while Kyndra feels awkward. Tyler calls Kendra on her obvious preoccupation with Cam, as Nikki takes the opportunity to cuddle with the stud.
The next day, Kyndra and Tyler battle it out and he kicks her to the curb. Chalk this up to just another happy Valentine’s Day down in Laguna Beach history.