Now Watching: You 1×4 |”The Captain”| Recap

After last week‘s 8 second catastrophe in bed, tonight’s episode starts off in Beck’s head. We’re normally used to hearing Joe’s voiceover, but this time Beck has a lot of say. After some very awkward silence between the two, Beck is saved by a text from “the Captain”. From the sounds of it, Beck has some sort of sugar daddy.

And since Joe has access to Beck’s messages, he’s having a bit of a meltdown. As Beck hides in the bathroom secretly texting “The Captain”, Joe storms off.

The next morning, Beck tries to find comfort in her friends. After some emojis of an eggplant and a hotdog, one question comes up, “Is he worth it?” and she seems to consider it. Later on, we see Beck text back that he is worth it. Honestly, he isn’t, but that’s none of my business.

Beck has more pressing matters with “The Captain”. After borrowing some shoes from Peach’s collection and practically lying to her best friend, Beck arrives at a motel to meet the man in question. Before he arrives, Beck decides it’s time for some self service, but “The Captain” comes just in time. While the two meet, Joe is creepin’ from another room. What’s new?

The POV changes back to Joe and we see how he reacts after his first time with Beck. Joe is stuck on the fact that Beck texted “love ya” back to another man. She didn’t even say that to Benji! Beck clearly doesn’t mean it, especially from her POV earlier in the episode, but it’s enough to convince Joe that he needs to get rid of another obstacle.

And here comes the twist. “The Captain” happens to be Beck’s dad! At least that’s how she greets him. All this time, we’ve been left to believe Beck’s dad overdosed. But here he is, taking his daughter to a Dickens festival. Joe and I have the same question, “Why is he your secret, Beck?”

Beck would rather be anywhere else than at a Dickens festival with her Dad and his other family. There is so much contrast between Beck’s sarcastic thoughts and what actually comes out of her mouth. When her little brat of a stepsister reveals that her Dad can’t provide for her anymore and the fact that a new Beck is on the way, all she does is smile. And jets off to the nearest bar.

While Beck lied to Peach about where she was going for the weekend, Peach happened to tell her own white lie. She went to the bookstore to find Joe and her copy of “Ozma of Oz”, but bookstore employee Ethan revealed that Joe is out of town. This prompts Peach to call her best friend and it’s not looking good for the bookstore manager.

Except we all know Joe can cover things up pretty easily. He reveals that he followed her through her post on social media. But honestly that doesn’t make it less creepy. The things you do for love I guess? But yet again, Joe somewhat becomes Beck’s knight in shining armor, protecting her from the awkwardness of being alone with her Dad’s other family.

Before dinner, Beck tells Joe the truth about her father and how he overdosed, got better and disappeared after relapsing. He was dead to her up until recently. At the family dinner, Beck is finally pushed to the edge when her father’s wife Nancy keeps butting in on her conversation. Instead of the sweet Beck that’s been sucking it up, she finally said what’s on her mind.

Joe finds Beck and the first thing out of his mouth is, “Do you want him dead?” Bro, that’s not an appropriate question, especially from you. Joe keeps saying things that aren’t helping and Beck tells him off. I’ve never been so proud.

Taking both Joe and Peach’s advise, Beck uses her interaction with her father as inspiration. She ends up writing something that moves the arrogant co-TA, Blythe. After, she visits Joe to apologize and have another bed encounter. Too bad Joe was not prepared. He didn’t have time to hide Beck’s journal, the phone, and the panties he stole. While they make out he strategically hides everything. Beck’s too distracted anyways.

The morning after, Beck officially apologize for being, in her words, “a hostile goose”. Beck likes herself better when she’s with Joe and that Lauv song began to play in my head. But as she praises Joe for not trying to be someone else, my inner feelings are screaming to not trust this dude. This is exactly why I don’t trust anyone.

While Joe redeems himself in bed with Beck, Peach still has trust issues. Because of this, Joe sneaks in and returns the book he stole. Apparently he never intended to keep it. Either way, if Peach keeps rejecting JoeBeck, Joe has a new next target and from the look of next week’s preview, Peach is definitely in danger.

xoxo,

Adele

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