Grand Benders Season 3 Episode 7 Recap
In the concluding episode of Grand Benders Season 3, Amelia has taken a job at the Hostel Che bar. “I think I’m going to like it,” she says. “Everyone is really relaxed. Not at all like Cocos.”
Meanwhile, Justin wanders alone around Playa del Carmen. He’s taking the break-up with Amelia really hard, and Nancy is worried about his bad mood.
Justin walks the beach looking for his friends Patrick, DJ Amy and Mike D. He doesn’t find them, but instead wanders into the BPM Festival party at Kool Beach Club. The party is off the hook. It makes Grand Bend look like child’s play. There’s hard drinking and hard bodies everywhere.
Back at the hostel, Amelia is downing shots. Grand Bend isn’t in the cards for next year, she says. She doesn’t think they’d want her back at Cocos anyway. “Maybe one day I can go party at Cocos.”
Britnee is leaving at the end of the week, so Amelia will be on her own in Playa del Carmen.
“I can handle it myself,” she says. But her Mom is calling the hostel, asking her to call home.
Amelia says she doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her future. Maybe she’ll go home after she runs out of money. Then, after a few shots, Amelia passes out.
Justin meets up with Vito, one of the promoters of the BPM Festival, at the Blue Parrot. They talk business for a while and Vito takes Justin to the VIP lounge overlooking the party. “I want to be a part of this,” Justin says. “I need to be a part of this.”
“You’ve got the experience,” says Vito. “Just do it.” He tells Justin he’ll try to set something up for him.
Is this the end of the adventure, or just the beginning?
Justin meets up with Mick and Nancy and tells them his news. Nancy thinks this is a great opportunity for Justin to spread his wings and do something different. “They could use a guy like Justin,” Mick says.
“Sun, girls, beer?” asks Justin. What more do you need?”
Just another day in paradise?
“Paradise is a state of mind,” says Mick. “You make your own paradise.”