It’s night now, and they all eat at the hay place or whatever. Alma tells a story about her parents and something about an affair or a divorce, but I don’t really care, but I think she found her absentee dad when she was an adult and surprised him or something. Who. Cares. Tomas opines to us that Alma is a survivor who has survived a lot. Well said, douche bag. Alma tells us that she’s a “sponge for love.” Jane morons that Tomas is getting vibes from Alma that he “might want to explore,” and goes on to say that she herself isn’t making any connection with him. Tammy goes on that this night, Tomas pulled away from her, and Tammy says, “How come I’m not getting the attention anymore.” Alma then tells a story to Tomas about showing her boobs to a parking attendant to get out of paying. Classy. We then see the shadow of the Locksmith. They show a horse looking over as if at the Locksmith. It’s very Evil Dead II. Alma then says that she joined the Israeli army. Then there’s something where Tammy interrupts, and the girls all have this very apologetic and dull fight about who interrupted who, and Jane busts in, “But you know, I think it’s important that if you ask someone a question that you really listen to their answer instead of just asking them and being distracted and not really paying attention. I don’t think that’s kind.” Forty-three Blair Witch sounds as the Locksmith shows up. Everyone looks down. Then Tammy and Tomas try hard to cry for some reason. Commercials.
I’ve seen classier commercials during Petticoat Junction at 4:30 am on a Sunday night.
Back. They’re all lined up as Tomas has to kick another girl off the chain. Tomas says he didn’t make the decision until the very end. He says that he felt a commonality, but now she’s revealed herself to be “wounded” and so he’s going to release Alma. What a fucker! Being wounded is a reason to let someone go? I hate Tomas more than anyone so far. Really. More than anyone at all. I’d root for Hitler to make a love connection quicker on this show than I do with Tomas. He releases Alma and gives her one thousand and nine dollars. One thousand for the catering business she’s been talking about, and nine dollars so she doesn’t have to keep flashing parking attendants. The girls shriek as Alma tears up and incongruously tells Tomas, “That really sweet,” and thanks him. She’s really crying, and Tomas is just beaming his little Christian heart out. Tammy cries and makes sure Tomas can see it as Alma is driven away.
Short bus. Alma tells us how neat what Tomas said was and what a “life-changing experience” it’s been. Tomas says that her crying showed him that he and Alma had a good relationship, but he didn’t have the energy for her. Alma then says she thought she’d be very pissed if she was let go first, but she says that she was booted so “poetically” that it was “almost like an orgasm” and that it was beautiful. What? No, really -- what? The Locksmith, driving, stares into the camera. Hee. And yeah, I lost all good thoughts about her right there.