Bella gets a dose of reality: she isn’t the prodigal photographer she thought she was.
Hello loyal readers. So I’m not going to lie to you. I haven’t watched in a week but thanks to the beauty of the script – which tends rehash conversations between certain characters with other characters – I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s going on.
I know there’s a lot of outrage about the way Sienna is treating Bella – probably by getting her to do medial tasks like the coffee run while the girl model (whose name I have forgotten) kisses Niakau so he and Bella break up and Sienna can have him all to herself – but it’s just a show and what a brilliant example of what not to do to your employees.
Anyway, Sienna isn’t my issue right now, so I’ll get back to Bella.
Bella – who has managed to deal with her violent father’s disappearance aka murder and her brother, Colby, going to jail because of it, is crushed because she “thought they wanted me for my talent.”
Grow up Bella. You’re 19, who cares if you only have your sweet internship with some award-winning photographer because your boyfriend said you came as a package deal.
“So my internship had nothing to with my work,” Bella says to Nikau.
Apparently Nik only just found out about this revelation last night which I find hard to believe because the whole reason he agreed to becoming a model was because Bella was getting an internship.
I guess all that’s changed is that Sienna will fire Bella if Nik quits his modelling gig – which he has tried to do and he demands that Senna stops “threatening to dump Bella”.
I assume I must have missed the part where Nik found some glorious dirt on Sienna and is using it as leverage, but alas he’s just asserting himself.
“It’s cute that you think you can give me ultimatums,” Sienna says.
He’s still contemplating quitting but then he gets a big fat pay cheque and suddenly he’s “pumped” for the next shoot and decides standing around in a suit is way better than the bait shop and he can have as many burgers at the diner as he likes.
“Geeze,” Bella says.
Nik has even decided he’s going to be the main bread dinner for the family and wants “to make a difference”.
And speaking of the bait shop, Alf is so “flat out” he “hasn’t even had a chance to read the paper today” – a true a travesty.
He says something nice to Nik and then he’s back to his usual grumpy self because he has to pick up a second hand deep fryer.
While this is going on Dean – who now has no purpose in life now that his ex has taken his child and his other ex still doesn’t love him again – somehow weasels his way into this storyline by giving Bella a pep talk about the so called “toxic” fashion industry he knows nothing about.
“It doesn’t matter how you got in the door,” Dean says to Bella.
Tane also moved in with Ziggy at some point. Mia lets it slip which crushes Dean’s heart and brings me great joy.
We watch scenes of a romantic dinner between Mia and Ari about to play out while Dean comes home to an empty home and cracks open – you know it – a beer.
He packs a bag to escape reality, literally. He’ll probably go on a bender and someone will have to rescue him. My guess is that Mac will come out of her bender to save him.