Day. House. Office. Janelle talks to Svet and John and goes all Laguna Beach on us, saying that Tyler is "dunzo" in her book. We see all of Janelle's fake boobs as she leans over, bratting that she's never heard so many excuses in her life. Svet smiles that she's never seen Janelle so mad, and then camera-Ruskies that she's not surprised she wasn't invited, but she is surprised Janelle wasn't. Janelle says something else but it makes even less sense than usual so nevermind. Commercials.
Water. House. Day. Office. Tyler writes a letter to Janelle and John and leaves it for them, letting them know why the whole marathon non-inviting happened and that he was sorry.
FORD! Tyler, Paula, Jose, and Zach drive. Paula camera-talks that she's very excited to cheer Tyler on. Driving. Driving. Tyler babbles about reliving the most painful parts of the Boston marathon. Jose camera-brows about Tyler and the marathon and shut up, Jose. Paula says that maybe she'll run a marathon someday, and Tyler says that she needs to gain twenty pounds first. (Also, she needs to lose 160 pounds...of Keith! Zing!)
West Palm. West Palm. Palm trees. Night. TASTE OF ITALY! restaurant. The kids have a sad meal in the boring fake Olive Garden. Jose stiffly asks Tyler, as if he were conducting an interview rather than having a conversation, where Tyler finds the motivation to set and accomplish all his goals. Tyler says that he's miserable and depressed if he isn't achieving something all the time. Jose makes the most awkward segue ever as he says that it is an interesting question he often poses to himself...and then starts talking about himself. See, his weird questions were really like some sort of odd technique to get Tyler to answer so then he could use it to springboard to finally opening up. Or something. But man, what a creepy way to go about life. Anyway, Jose does start talking about himself, saying he grew up with a young mom and was in the ghetto and never went to school and then lived with his abusive father...and the entire audience and restaurant tunes out simultaneously. Zach camera-fros something about how it's nice to get to get to know Jose more. Jose tells a story about his abusive drunk dad telling him that he'll grow up to be a loser. Tyler watches, bored out of his skull, clearly furious that he invited someone who ended up stealing the focus anyway. Jose brings it all back to his ghetto/drunk dad upbringing being the reason he stays focused and how he gets his motivation, and then they all toast as Jose says, "Cheers to that. For sure." Tyler is pissed.