This episode follows Mini McGuinness as she tries to hold onto the little bit of control she has left then loses it completely.
In this episode we also meet Mini’s Mum who has a negative philosophy about sex and men. Telling her daughter that the only thing men want is sex and once they get it they leave you. This of course along with an absentee father creates complications for Mini in regards to sex. We find out she is a virgin who is trying so hard to hang onto Nick and stay a virgin at the same time. Afraid of what having sex could mean. She also has a fall out with Grace who decides that maybe hanging out with Franky would be best while Mini is in a mood. Liv who really does care about Mini tries to help Mini only to find herself getting more and more frustrated which leads her to sleep with Nick out of some kind of revenge. Mini sees this and immediately she panics and decides to lose her virginity to Nick. The episode ends with Mini sharing a morning walk of shame with her Mother.
This episode covers themes of surrounding sexuality, control, dishonesty, secrecy, and desire to keep up appearances. Mini wants to be seen as someone who has control, has friends, has popularity, and has a wonderful boyfriend. This episode Mini spends all her time making sure those labels and definitions stayed exactly how she wanted only to lose it all in the end.
These are my favorite scenes in terms of importance and also a bit of adorable as well from this episode:
1. Mini and Mom’s Conversation
First of all that is the most ridiculous exercise equipment I have ever seen in my life. I digress though…that is not why I picked this scene. I picked this scene because I think Mini’s relationship with her mother explains Mini quite a bit. Why she wants to build a family of friends that worship her and why she has such a complicated relationship with men/sex in general. Her Mom essentially scoffs at Mini when she talks about “Love” and then reminds her daughter then men are only after one thing—her virginity—her sex. To me this scene was eye opening.
2. Liv and Mini’s Fight in the Club
Mini has lost control completely. She is probably at her most vulnerable and her most wild state when she has this conversation with Liv. She is convinced that Liv and Nick are having a fling behind her back. Accuses of Liv of doing so and Liv tells Mini that she is losing everyone. That no one is willing to take her crap anymore and the only one that is left is her. Mini though reminds Liv that Nick is her and she is not to go near him. After Mini leaves we see that Liv and Nick begin to have sex. Many people scream “SLUT” at this point when it comes to Liv. I agree you should never sleep with your mate’s guy for any reason. However I understand why Liv did it. She was angry and frustrated with Mini things have been sour and complicated between them for awhile now. Then suddenly you have this massive fight and BAM you just want to hurt her. Again not saying this is good or that Mini shouldn’t be mad at Liv. Because she should…but I don’t think it makes her a slut. I think it makes her someone who cannot express her true feelings to her friend and she channeled all the negativity through the wrong channels. This act is made worse by the fact that after this happened Mini tried to keep Nick by losing her virginity and Nick went through with it.
#3. Rich and Grace’s first kiss
Grace had a story line in this episode even if she was not the main focus. In the beginning of the episode she showed her fashion designs with pride only to be thrown under the bus by Mini who had other ideas for the fashion show. For the first time we see Grace stand up to Mini and then begin hanging out with Franky in public. When Mini has her meltdown and faints Grace’s designs were used in the fashion show and Grace was seen walking down the cat walk with ALO! I was stoked for that. Then of course there was this little moment that was sweet and so innocent. After trying to be nice to Mini one more time and Mini being short with her Grace then decides…okay that guy…that cute metal guy I have been thinking about…but have been trying not too…in order to keep our friendship…yeah I am going for it. Then like a boss Grace Violet goes up to said metal man and asks him out. The exchange was filled with typical Rich and Grace banter and then the first kiss was so tentative, scared, and sweet. It was adorable.
So that is my thoughts on Mini’s episode! Quotes coming soon!
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