'Betty' Episode 2 Preview: Janay has more betrayal coming up after Camille ditches her new group of friends
Probably the most infuriating thing about the 'Betty' premiere was central character Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) ditching her whole new group of friends, who pretty much helped her hunt down the guy who stole her backpack with her phone and wallet. And by the looks of the upcoming second episode's promo, there's more betrayal lying ahead on one of the new friends' -- Janay (Dede Lovelace) -- path, and it has to do with her boyfriend Adam.
The teaser for Episode 2, posted by HBO on their website, shows Honeybear (Moonbear) asking Janay how close she is to Adam. When Janay asks why, Honeybear simply shows Janay her phone, right after which we see Adam walking around the skatepark with another guy, and Janay confronts him screaming "What the hell is going on?" There's no hint at what Honeybear could have possibly shown Janay, but it's enough to have Janay screaming Adam's head off publicly so our best bets are on him cheating on Janay with someone else. That, or Adam is secretly into skateboarding and frequents the skatepark without Janay's knowledge.
Knowing the lighthearted tone of the half-hour comedy, one can expect it will be something trivial, but then again, the very pilot also carried subtle undertones of sexism and harassment women face daily, so you never know. Especially since the teaser for the upcoming second episode also shows Indigo (Ajani Russell) complaining she doesn't want to skate in the park with a million people staring at her. It could be because she's shy, or that men and their bias are just way too loud.
But worry not, of course not everything is going to be intense and dramatic as Kirt (Nina Moran) is there to keep things light. From trying to fix up Honeybear with another woman skater to being persistent about teaching Indigo how to skate, Kirt is pretty much carrying the entire comedy's entertainment factor on her shoulders. It is only amplified by this little game Janay plays with her where she copies everything Kirt says, but the latter also has tricks up her sleeve. So when Janay won't stop parroting her, she just takes off her pants in public because that's "something Janay would never do."
'Betty' airs on Fridays at 11 pm only on HBO.