The first few minutes are very chopping, as they try to show what an average day for JJ is. This includes work, his mother picking him up, her testing him on science and him talking in a microphone about his thoughts for the day.
JJ has a crush on a girl from work called Lara. Thomas, who also works there, prompts JJ into asking her out. Thomas tells JJ that if he doesn’t do it in ten seconds, then he’ll ask her out himself. JJ runs to stop him and ends up asking her out over the tannoy system.
Before his date with Lara, Freddie brings a heavy bag to JJ’s room. Inside is a recently escaped, Cook. JJ hides him in his room, locking the door as he leaves for his date.
JJ appears a couple of hours early so Lara still needs to get ready. While she’s doing that, JJ entertains her son with his magic tricks. Unfortunately, when trying to change baby Albert’s nappy, he pees in JJ’s face.
Nervousness and a comedy of errors lead to an awkward date between the two of them and failed escape plan for JJ. Despite this and JJ spitting drink her face, the two of them sleep together.
JJ is seen outside the psych support centre by Albert’s father Liam. Coupled with not wanting to talk to him after meeting his parents, JJ head butts Liam at work.
There are 2 key conversations that helps JJ towards the end of the episode; his conversations with his father and Liam. There was also a conversation with Emily but I feel that was more about Emily’s issues. Maybe it serves a better purpose for her to deal with her issues with Naomi.
Move over John Cusack and Say Anything. Apparently the way to win a girl’s heart is playing Spandau Ballet’s True, on a mini guitar, accompanied by others. I have to say I found it corny and by the end of the episode, I was left wondering if this was all in JJ’s head. There were only things of note for me in this episode; them finishing off by playing Spandau Ballet’s Gold and that I want to try JJ’s choice of drink, Capribena – Capri Sun and Ribena.
As I said before, the beginning was choppy. I found it uneven and it seemed more rushed than usual. This wasn’t an episode that I enjoyed and its the second episode in a row that I’ve come away feeling less than impressed. Effy’s episode is next and I hope it picks in quality.