Monday, November 30, 2015

The Valley Recap: These People are Like a Job (S2:E12)

Welcome back to Dayton Valley Talk! If you haven't already, check out my hilarious recaps of earlier episodes.

The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show, featuring favorite players from Season 1 and a set of new 18-24 year-olds who aren't afraid to par-tay until they puke. Everyone has something to prove. So what’s your story?

Sadly, this is the last episode of season 2 and I would like to thank all of my curious officemates, Facebook friends and fans inside the walls of WDTN for making it fun.

The cast includes:
Chris: "Invites" everyone on a road trip
Aaron: We never found out... (about the gay)
Ally: Sings her spring break song
Alexys: Mad at Ryan for kissing her (?)
Casey: Memorable as ever
Sol: Gets wet
Ellis: Still my sweetheart
Ryan: Wears the same shirt the whole time
Noelle: Fails to hook up with Chris :(

Farewell also to Don B and Nathan who never get to do the road trips.

Last episode: They went to a treetop obstacle course, Ryan and Alexys went on a date, Don B and Ally recorded a song, and Ryan committed the crime of PDA.

Theme song: “Do you have what it takes?” To ride in a golf cart driven by Sol? To care what happens with Alexys and Ryan? To stare into the sunset in a staged exit?

First Adventure: Put-In-Bay

They gather at an hour so early that Noelle hasn't yet put on her face. Chris "springs" it on them that they are going on a road trip to Put-In-Bay.

They ride the ferry.

Oh, God, Sol has to "pull Alexys aside" about how Alexys and Ryan were awkward on the car ride. Alexys is ignoring him because he kissed her--the hated PDA?

Alexys: "This is going to blow up."

They get golf carts

Sol: "They picked me to drive the golf cart because I have the best driving record. I have only been in two car accidents."

Aaron: "When you put Sol behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle and say have a good time, that's when you know you have [bleeped] up."

They drive around

Second Adventure: The Keys for lunch

Ryan and Alexys go off to talk. They argue about how much Alexys said she hates PDA. They have a stupid fight. Alexys is leaving soon for college and tension is high.

Third Adventure: Lighthouse

They see great views.

Fourth Adventure: Pub bar

It starts to pour down rain.
Sol: "What is this bassoon? I am wet all over."

Aaron: "So what do you think about this being the last road trip?"
Noelle: "I'm really sad but I feel Iike I'm ready to get away from some of these people."
Aaron: "These people are like a job."

Fifth Adventure: Hang out

They hang out by the pool.

Alexys and Ryan talk by the water.

Alexys: "This is literally the last time I will see you before I go to college."

Just a little foreshadowing but I'm guessing Noelle gets plenty of sun.

Sixth Adventure: Bar and grill

They dance and eat.

Chris and Ally get cozy on the dance floor. Seriously, Steve Bailey, this is the exciting couple you told me I would see in the last episode. Aaron and Nathan--now THAT would be a shocking couple. Or maybe Ellis and Sol. But really, the two cool white kids from last season. Not that exciting.

Noelle starts puking.
Noelle: "I died a couple times."

I assume this is from sun and drink and not overwhelming love for Chris. My Chriselle will never happen. Sigh.

Ally performs her original song and the producers use it as the background while they individually say how this has been the best summer of their lives. Sorry, but it hasn't been the best 12 weeks of mine.

Finally, we make it to the end. They do a staged farewell look into the sunset as if they are the crew from Ocean's 11 at the Bellagio.

A final note: I was always hoping that Aaron would have a love interest, so I would know whether to say HA! or Sorry! for calling him A Gay in the first recap. Not only did I say he was gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) but I also misidentified one of the crew who I said was Aaron and was actually a cool guy named Cory. 

Thanks for sticking with me through this whole season. Sol, I'll miss you most of all. Sniff.


  1. HOW did they pack ALL those adventures into one episode? Was is a three hour tour? GRACIOUS! PS, you are the wind beneath my wings.

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