Each episode of “Catfish” has its own unique twists and turns, but tonight we saw an unfortunate bit of history repeat itself: another heart crushed. This time, it was hopeful single father Jarrod, whose Facebook-official girlfriend “Abby” turned out to be a 19-year-old named Melissa. We were rooting for the man’s happily ever after, but his story turned out to be a case of dreams dashed, and Jarrod was so distraught by the big reveal that he was almost literally knocked off his feet.
“I have a lot of explaining to do, I suppose,” Melissa said as she first introduced herself to Jarrod and Nev on her front porch. Despite the shocking blow of her deceit, Jarrod considered her explanation–how she used the fake account as a means to reconstruct her self-esteem–and ultimately realized she was very much the “Abby” he’d come to know. The two decided to stay in touch, and when Nev checked in with the pair a month after their first meeting, Melissa shared that she even planned a trip to Atlanta to visit Jarrod.
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