The day of the tournament dawns. Johnny is sullen and pissed off, per usual, and Skip flirts with Tess and pinches her ass. Somehow, he manages to get her to agree to drinks that night. Because this is a soap opera that plays by the rules, it turns out Bob, Johnny, Skip and Cliff have been put together in a foursome. They all assure Johnny it's all about having fun and no judgment. Too bad it's not quite the same for me and this show. Golfy montage: Cliff is awesome, Johnny sucks, Johnny learns that a Mulligan is a "do-over," Johnny tells Cliff he knows everything about him and Greta, Johnny mentions the idea of Eddie being murdered, Bob tries to give Johnny tips, Johnny cracks and yells at him. It's really just about everything you'd expect.
Back at the outdoor restaurant, where it appears Liza is a waitress as well as a server at the pool (which includes a new outfit for her), the boys talk more about the murder. Johnny accuses Cliff and Greta of being there that night, and Cliff plays it off. I'm distracted by what I've been thinking the whole series, which is that I really wish Johnny would cut his hair already. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I'm not the right demographic for this show. I mean, I love and am familiar with Palm Springs, and I love soap operas, yet...I don't know, maybe it's just that it sucks? I think that's it.
It should be noted that in the two hours of this show that I watched this evening, no fewer than five times have I found myself fast-forwarding through the show because I thought it was a commercial for, like, Axe Body Spray or sunscreen or the like. At dinner, Bob tries to convince Karen that the boys had fun, and she mouths a thank you to her son, who looks properly shamed. Once she's gone, Johnny apologizes, and Bob says he's there to stay. In another corner of the restaurant, Skip shows up for his date with Tess, but with another date on his arm, and he totally blows Tess off. But she wins my heart a few moments later when she finds Skip and his young, blonde date at the table, reminds him they had plans for drinks, and gives him one by throwing it in his face. Now THIS is my kind of soap opera drama. And on an animal-print couch, Cliff and Nikki have another overwrought teenage conversation where she tells him he's both a good guy and a guy who scares her and that she's a mess. He claims to like her, and I think she's a better actress than he is, as she seems to actually like him.