Jacquese explains that he didn't meet his dad until he was in second or third grade and they are currently estranged. His mom played a significant role in his life and Jacquese really looks up to her; and strives to make her proud of him. At...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Jacquese explains that he didn't meet his dad until he was in second or third grade and they are currently estranged. His mom played a significant role in his life and Jacquese really looks up to her; and strives to make her proud of him.
At dinner with Jaime, Jacquese breaks down because he has so much built up anger from not knowing his dad and not being able to learn from his dad. He feels like he missed out on a lot by not having a father in his life.
When Jacquese's mom arrives for a visit, the roommates instantly love the young, hip lady. Jacquese and his mom talk about his father. Jacquese notes he has never had a chance to tell her father how he really feels about him. Jacquese's mom recommends he open up to his dad and begin to let go of his anger. "Forgiveness is not for the person you are forgiving; forgiveness is for you," she wisely tells her son. Jacquese doesn't see how he could ever have an opportunity to tell his dad how his feels anyway, but when his mom leaves San Diego, she encourages him try and mend this with his father.
Jacquese finally decides it is time to call his dad, but isn't sure his dad is ready to hear him. It turns out that his dad is very open to sitting down with him and listening to what Jacquese has to say. Over the phone, Jacquese tells his dad some things that are on his mind and his dad tells him to think about "the now", not the past. Jacquese is happy he took the first step towards mending some of the issues he has with his father.
The roommates are pissed they have to go to work, while new arrival Charlie is super psyched to sail. The roommates have to be at work at 10:30 a.m., but of course, it doesn't look like they will make it on time. The roommates arrive at work at 10:45 a.m. which means they will not get their $50 bonus that day. Cameran, who would have been on time if she didn't have to wait for her roommates, verbalizes her disgust, "I could be havin' a steak dinner tonight, but I'm not."
Robin and Cameran don't feel like working, so they devise an elaborate plan to fall in the water together so they can get sent home. After carefully removing keys and cigarettes from their pockets, they can't quite get up the guts to do it. But when the finally do, Jamie rushes to their rescue and so does their boss, who pulls them out of the water. Cameran does all she can to keep from cracking up.
"My roommates are on a very professional level," Jamie defends. Meanwhile, back at the house, Cameran and Robin hope that no one finds out that they orchestrated the incident to get out of work.
At dinner with her friends that same night, Jaime puts all of the evidence together and suddenly realizes that Robin and Cameran probably jumped in the water on purpose. Scandalous! Jamie informs her roommates of her discovery by way of an animated re-enactment of the incident. The roommates give Cam and Robin a hard time about it the following day down at the docks, but they continue to deny any foul play.