Twitter talk around Catfish's mid-season check-in resembled the idle gossip at a typical class reunion: Who lost weight (Framel), who's getting married (Lauren, if she has her way), and who will be first to pop out his or her fake eye for impromptu Show and Tell (thank you for refraining, Kristen).
Other developments that occupied your Twitter real estate: Someone put a ring on Loyda (that she didn't buy herself, natch); Cassie and Gladys seem to have genuinely mended their friendship; Nev and Max shot the fair one; and Ginger the pooch — breakout star of Jen and Brian's episode — somehow copped the Rizzo-worthy Pink Ladies jacket over which we've spent years pining.
Arguably, the show's most notable insight came from Jen, whose traumatic Catfish reveal memorably awoke both Nev and Max's latent Mama Bears. When asked a question that many of us ask ourselves — and each other — every week when we watch this show ("Why even seek a relationship on the Internet to begin with?"), Jen's lucid reply ("You [just] have a fresher start online") was one that resonated with anyone who has ever desired only a meaningful human connection and a clean slate — with or without a modem.
Or maybe it's really a harbinger for "shit's about to get cray."
Btw Loyda announced on the reunion show that she is now, in fact, married. That didn't make the cut. But it happened! #Catfish— Max Joseph (@maxjoseph) August 14, 2013
"If I were her I woulda told her she had a Loyda explaining to do" *blinks*— nicole (@biebersodylan) August 14, 2013
Suchin Pak is the Diane Sawyer of MTV. #CatfishReunion— TheSirDaniel.com (@TheSirDaniel) August 14, 2013
Too much happiness, not enough broken dreams. #Catfish— Alejandro NIGlesias (@AlejandroDaGr8) August 14, 2013
Now on MTV: Catfish Reunion Show. Next up: Catfish-Road Rules Challenge— Nat Ives (@natives) August 14, 2013