Previously on GZSZ…the gang had a wake gathering for Nik at the cafe. Anni and Jasmin weren’t sure if they should go to Costa Rica after everything that happened, but with Elena’s blessing, they did.
And now we fast forward 4 agonising weeks where the girls were gone and it’s now 2015 and THEY ARE BAAAAAACK!!!!
We open at the cafe with Nele waiting on some tables, when all of a suddenly Anni and Jasmin literally BURST through the door.
Anni announces their arrival with an ALOHA and it might just be me but it almost looks like Janina is pushing Linda through the door HAHA!
Nele and Ayla are VERY excited to see them, with Nele screaming FINALLY! As they put all their gear down, (is it weird that the cafe was the first place they came to and not straight home?) Nele asks them how it was. Jasmin tells them that Costa Rica is simply a dream and Ayla remarks that that’s probably why John and Pia stayed there. She then comments that they both look great. Jasmin agrees and tells them that a bit of a tan is quite sexy. She then pulls Anni over for some cheek smooches and GOD HAVE WE MISSED THESE TWO!!!!
Nele asks if they have more photos, other than the ones they posted. Jasmin excitedly gets her phone out and rushes over to show them. The first one is of course, her wallpaper. Then she eagerly shows the girls the beach they stayed at, while Anni stands back a bit and just observes.
While she has a slight smile on her face, we also get the very first glimpse that there might be a bit of trouble brewing in paradise. While Jasmin is excitedly telling the girls all about Costa Rica, the photos on her phone are all of Jasmin kissing Anni on the cheek. Nele remarks that they can’t see any of beautiful Costa Rica because the two girls in the photo are blocking the shots. Anni snipes that the rest of the 200 photos won’t be any better either. Jasmin turns around and tells Anni “Now don’t complain. It’s just that you’re my favourite subject!” as she goes up to her again.
Jasmin takes another look at her phone and gets all excited about her photos again and turns back to the girls to continue showing them more pictures of
Anni Costa Rica. And in the background, on Anni’s face, you can see the second glimpse that not all is right. Anni is definitely NOT HAPPY JAN!
But I have to say, that their fake green screened holiday snapshots are ADORABLE you guys! Now that would have been a fun photo shoot to do for Linda and Janina (why couldn’t we have gotten a behind the scenes look at that one huh RTL??? WHYYYY???).
After Ayla teases Jasmin again about the lack of scenery in her pictures, she steps back and tells them that they don’t deserve her pictures, that even if they beg her, she won’t show them any more. NAAAWWWW!
Jasmin then asks them if they want to celebrate later that evening at the MW. Ayla and Nele are super excited and say yes, but Anni tells them she is super tired from jetlag. Jasmin teases her saying; “You were the one looking forward to a good German beer!”. But Anni just tells her that it will have to wait until tomorrow because right now she is going to bed. Jasmin complains that she isn’t even sleepy, so Anni tells her that that’s fine. Jasmin can stay here and she will go home and lie down. And with that Anni grabs her bags and leaves. Now it’s Jasmin who doesn’t look happy.
A bit later, we see that Jasmin was lying about not showing the girls any more pictures…because she is. She enthusiastically tells them stories about jungles and shows them a picture of the highest mountain in Costa Rica…except all you see, once again, is Jasmin kissing Anni. Nele jokes that all she sees is Anni’s head. Jasmin fake laughs and tells them that she DOES have photos without Anni in it. She goes to show them but scrolls to a picture of Nik by accident.
She gets a bit serious and asks Nele how Elena and Tuner are doing. Nele tells her that Tuner took Elena on a rally that he was supposed to do with Nik. Ayla tells her that Elena is a strong lady. Nele then tells Jasmin that she has something for her and gets a box out of the other room and gives it to Jasmin. She tells her that Elena asked her to give it to her and that it’s full of Nik photos and other keepsakes. Nele asks her if she wants to open it now, but Jasmin tells her that she’ll do it later at home. You can see by her reaction here, that she still hasn’t quite processed Nik’s death yet.
Cut to Anni back at the apartment. She comes into her room, closes the door behind her and lets out THE sexiest sigh I think I’ve ever heard. She must be SO FRIGGIN SUPER DOOPER EXCITED to be home alone, you guys! I’m almost tempted to say “I’ll have what she’s having!”.
Just as she gets all settled on her bed, in comes Jasmin, holding her little box. Anni questions why she’s home already as she thought she was going out. Jasmin tells her that they already went out and sits down on the bed with the box on her lap. Anni asks her what it is and Jasmin tells her that Nele gave it to her and that it’s full of Nik’s keepsakes. Jasmin tells her that she hasn’t opened it yet but wants to open it with Anni. Anni stops unpacking and comes over to sit with Jasmin, “We’ll do it together”. As she opens the box we see a bunch of old photos of Nik and Jasmin and Anni notices Jasmin’s demeanour change.
As she starts going through the photos, she suddenly breaks down and, I think, cries properly for the first time since Nik’s funeral.
Anni pulls her into a hug and tells her that it’s OK. It’s such a sweet yet heartbreaking moment. Kudos once again to Janina for being such a bad assed crier on demand.
A bit later on, and the mood has now changed to a happier reminiscent one. Jasmin tells happy stories behind some of the photos while Anni keeps unpacking. She shows one to Anni, who makes sexy noises at Jasmin’s hot outfit in the picture and Jasmin cracks up. She comments that Nik was always there to help her whenever she needed him. And you can notice here, Anni stops what she is doing and comes and sits down next to Jasmin. I think she is trying her hardest to be the supportive girlfriend that Jasmin needs now.
Just then, Nele and Ayla barge right in. And I say barge, because they literally leave like a 0.5 second pause after knocking before coming right in. I mean what if they had been gettin jiggy with it? Na na na na na na naaaa…
Nele is all LETS GOOOOO! Ayla suggests they go to the MW but Jasmin is unsure now. Anni tells her that she should go and have fun but she tells the girls that she’ll stay home with Anni instead. Love the way she grabs Anni’s leg here, awwwww.
Nele decides that Anni wants to come too. She grabs her hand but Anni just mutters “Anni wants to take a bath”. Anni then hilariously fake grins up to Nele and Ayla after she says this. Ayla tells her that she has the rest of her life to take a bath.
Which is true, but I think when someone has literally just come home from a long trip, and they want to relax and stay in and have a bath or whatever, that it’s just rude to push them to come out with you #justsayin
Ayla tells them that tonight, they party. Jasmin just sweetly smiles at Anni, and if I were Anni, I would cave too. The girls all YAAAAY and yell GIRLS NIGHT OUT! But Anni does not look happy AT ALL. She even asks them if she’s allowed to take a shower first and Ayla tells her “Yes, that you can do”. Anni, being the last one left in her room, repeats it back “That you can do”. Awww she looks SO tired and SO not in the mood to party.
Cut to the MW, where Nele, Ayla and Jasmin all dance around while Anni sits at the bar. Anni orders another cup of coffee and when the bartender asks her what’s up, she replies “Jetlag”. He tells her to go to bed but she tells him that she needs to hold out a little longer and points over to Jasmin. She gives Jasmin a cute peace sign, to which Jasmin motions for her to come over. Anni just shakes her head no.
Now I don’t know about you, but Anni is a partier. She always has been. When she declines to party, to me that indicates that she ACTUALLY doesn’t want to party. But a drunk Jasmin runs over to her anyway to try and get her to dance. She says “Sweetie? You have to dance! It’ll wake you up!”. Anni tells her that she doesn’t want to be awake but Jasmin tells her that it’s GIRLS NIGHT OUT! But Anni tells her that she’s done her duty just by being there. Jasmin then goes in for a kiss but Anni pulls away saying “Ugh, you’re all wet!”.
Jasmin then tells Anni to come dance, as it’s only half fun without her and drags her out onto the dance floor. Anni lags behind saying “But I don’t waaaant to dance”.
At this point, drunk Jasmin gets a little handsy with Anni and Anni snaps at her; “Hey, get your hands off me, you little brat”.
Now some people have said that Anni was the one behaving like a little brat here, but I disagree. I know what jetlag can do to a person, and I know how whingy I can get when I have jetlag. So I think she’s quite justified snapping here at Jasmin, because she’s been forced to abandon her nice quite relaxing evening at home to come along. And now she’s being dragged out to dance, when she clearly doesn’t want to. She tried being reasonable with Jasmin already, but since she’s drunk already, there’s not really any reasoning to be done here.
Jasmin laughs at her and says “Did you just call me a brat?”, to which Anni replies “Yes” and slaps Jasmin on the ass. You can see from Anni’s reaction here that she’s still trying to keep it light hearted and still has a sense of humour about everything, despite her jetlag.
But as Jasmin dances off, Anni’s expression changes again and she just looks super tired, annoyed and just wants to go home.
Cut to the MW toilets. Anni is washing her hands and Nele comes bounding in, all excited that Anni made it off the barstool. She tells Nele that she wishes she was in the bathtub right now instead. Nele says “The things you do for your friends, right?”. And Anni just mumbles an “Mmmm”. She turns around, looking down at the ground and Nele asks her if everything is OK. Anni tells her that after a 4 week couple vacation together, spending an evening by herself would have been nice. She goes on to tell Nele that this 24/7 symbiosis is really not her thing and that Jasmin wants to do EVERYTHING together. She then tells Nele that she’s surprised that she was even allowed to go to the bathroom by herself. Nele sympathises with her but Anni tells her; “Never mind, it’s probably just overkill and it’ll pass. And next time, I’ll only go on a two week vacation with her, and it’ll be fine”. Nele agrees with her and they leave. Just then, who should emerge from one of the other cubicles?? JASMIN!
And while I certainly feel for her and want to give her a hug, I can understand Anni. Jasmin has just lost Nik, so I can imagine Anni wouldn’t have wanted to say anything to her while they were on vacation. And now that they are back, she was hoping to get a little more distance, but it’s not happening so far. Mix Anni’s frustration with her jatlag and boom this is what happens. Nele just happened to be around when Anni had finally had enough. She wouldn’t have had anyone to talk to about it while they were on vacation. And yes, she could have talked to Jasmin, but again I believe that Anni thought that Jasmin was in a fragile state at the moment and didn’t think it was a good time to bring it up. Either way, trouble is brewing with a capital TR!
Oh and can I just point out that Anni wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom by herself after all #justsayin
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