Coop discovers what the true meaning behind the title, EXception or EXit, is.
Welcome back! Sorry we went on such a long hiatus, but we all needed a vacation. I mean technically living in a mansion for a few months with free drinks and hot men isn’t going to be so bad, but you missed a few things. Let’s go back to what happened after Coop and Meg walked into that back room with Tal Morrison.
A tall man, who I presume to be Tal, stands up from a chair at the far end of the conference room.
Wow. He really does have super smooth, chocolatey skin. And those teeth. Gah. So white.
“Down boy.” Coop looks up at me and smiles.
“You must be Cupid.” He reaches out his hand to take Coop’s.
And that voice? Velvet.
“Oh my yeesh,” Meg squeaks.
Coop takes Tal’s hand in hers. “Coop.”
“Excuse me?” Tal asks.
“It’s Coop. I go by Coop.”
Meg pushes her way toward the pair.
“And I’m Meg,” she practically screams. Meg somehow manages to get her hand in Tal’s.
Coop rolls her eyes.
“Yeah, this is Meg, my best friend.”
“Ah. Okay, you’ve got a wing woman.”
He looks above the girls’ heads to the producer. She nods.
“Interesting. I guess we could find a way to make this work.”
Tal smiles and shakes his hand free of Meg’s.
“You mean, I get to be on TV too?” Meg questions.
“Sure! I think it would be a great addition. We’ll make it work.”
“Okay, everyone. Let’s have a seat.” The producer chimes in.
Everyone sits down at the oval-shaped table.
“Okay,” the producer starts. “So, as you may have guessed by the title of the show, your exes will be involved.”
This is not good.
“What do you mean?”
Coop looks like she’s about to explode.
“Exception or Exit,” says the producer.
“Yeah. I got that.”
Coop scowls at me.
“Did you notice on all of the paperwork you were sent that the E and X in both words is capitalized?”
“Okay . . . well EXception or EXit,” the producer puts emphasis on the EX part of both words, “is similar to like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. However, we bring in your exes and you either make an exception to the rule, “don’t ever date an ex”, or you kick them off the show.”
Coop stares at the producer.
“They exit.” She smiles timidly.
Coop says nothing.
Coop’s mouth opens, but no words come out.
And now, she’s turning red. Her head slowly turns to Meg.
“Yes?” Meg squeaks for the second time in less than fifteen minutes.
“What did you do?”
Oh yes, Meg. What did you do?
So you see? We all needed a vacation.