They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but on Faking It, revenge is best served up in the form of a non-vegan egg roll.
Vengeance is on the menu for just about everyone in this week’s episode as Lauren is channeling Pretty Little Liars, and Karma — well, she’s just trying to avoid ending up back behind bars.
We dive in with Karma ready to get her family back on track, and the first step is making a résumé for her mom. But her mom’s work history is uh — colorful. She’s optimistic, but Karma? Not so much. If Mama Ashcroft can’t get a job, Karma will just have to find a way to make a little money herself.
Over at Amy’s, Amy and Reagan are cuddled up on Amy’s bed, having spent the past four days together — which just isn’t enough for Reagan, so she suggests Amy pick up a shift as a cater waiter with her tonight. Perfect timing: Karma bursts into Amy’s room to say she needs a job ASAP. Amy — ever the problem-solver — points out that Reagan needs someone to fill in at an event. If only Reagan was as jazzed about this development as Amy.
Later that night, Shane arrives to hangout with Amy sans Reagan; he’s barely seen her these days what with Amy and her GF officially in “nesting” mode. But, Amy is eager for some space from Reagan.
Lauren appears to be having her own version of me time. Shane and Amy quickly discover she has gone full “A,” with a revenge board dedicated to public enemy no. 1 (Theo) plastered all over it. Lauren might be casually losing it, but she certainly hasn’t lost her edge.
At the event, Reagan shows Karma the catering ropes; although, she’s starting out as a “sweeper” and will be forced to spend the night picking up scraps discarded from the wealthy attendees with her bare hands. Ah, the glamour of a Skwerkel-hosted event. Oh, yeah… this is a Skwerkel event, which Reagan conveniently forgot to mention to Karma.
Skwerkel is preparing to launch a new product, and they just so happen to have the best model in town: Liam. As Liam puts on the new gadget to practice for the presentation (The Skwerkel Monocle), he tells Zita all about running into new kid Felix at Karma’s window. Liam is convinced the two of them are sleeping together, which Zita readily confirms. But Zita tries to assure him that he can still get the girl; he just has to tell her the truth about giving up art for her. “Girls eat that s— up.”
Karma spots Zita and Liam chatting, and she is pissed. How could Reagan “forget” to mention Skwerkel was behind this shindig? But it looks like Karma isn’t the only one facing down an ex tonight—Reagan’s ex (the one who left her for a guy), is slinging drinks behind the bar. Reagan waltzes right up to her ex, Charlotte, but her new BF, Todd, is there. Charlotte introduces Reagan as a “friend.” Ouch.
Karma and Liam catch up over a tray of garbage, and the two dance between trying to expose the other’s lies, while attempting to cover up their own. It’s going really well. Liam confronts Karma about shirtless new kid Felix, while Karma insists he’s just a friend. But Liam didn’t realize she had other “friends.” But if she’s allowed to have multiple buds, so can he. Zita shows up just in time to catch the tail end of the tension-filled exchange, and Liam announces they’ll be going to the bathroom to get “friendly.”
Karma is left stunned as Reagan rushes over, still seething from her confrontation with her ex. She doesn’t just have a taste for the pricey hors d’oeuvres—she’s hungry for revenge. And Karma can’t believe Liam just walked off with Zita. A side order of revenge sounds perfect. But, in order for this whole plan to work, they’ll each have to get payback on the other’s ex. Karma is game—as long as it doesn’t land her back in the Big House.
Karma keeps her prank G-rated, offering Charlotte a non-vegan egg roll, but Reagan has something very different in mind. She slips a roofie she got from Creepy Steve into Liam’s water. So, if Karma was worried about prison time, she should probably just take off now.
Zita confronts Karma and assures her that she’s 100 percent not sleeping with Liam. In fact, he loves Karma (duh). And, to really add to the guilt trip, she spills Liam’s secret that he gave up art to get her and her family out of jail. Oh boy. Luckily, Karma manages to grab the drink out of Liam’s hand before he can take a sip. But Liam’s father snatches the drink from Karma and takes a few big gulps.
It doesn’t take long for the drugs to work: Mr. Booker is slumped over in an office as the roofie has definitely kicked in. Liam puts the pieces together and realizes it must have been something in the water Karma gave him—but there’s really no time to play Sherlock, Liam. The stage is calling.
NEXT: Karma and Reagan reveal secrets