Previously on GZSZ…Anni and Jasmin came back from Costa Rica and we could smell the trouble brewing from the moment they got back. Spending 24/7 together for 4 weeks was not ideal for Anni and she started showing signs of discomfort in the relationship. She ended up confiding this to Nele in the MW bathroom but unfortunately Jasmin overheard it…
We open with an adorable Jasmin waking up in bed. She looks around for Anni but she is not there. Suddenly she bursts in through the door, telling Jasmin that she woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so she went and got some croissants (that’s what jetlag does to you). Anni also tells Jasmin that they can look through their vacation pictures too, because she went and had them printed. She climbs onto the bed and excitedly slaps down the packet of photos. Jasmin looks down at them and asks Anni if this is really what she wants. A confused Anni tells her, “Yes of course, why not?”. Jasmin says “Well, it’s enough already with this vacation, right? Always us, us, us…”. Anni tells Jasmin that this doesn’t sound like her. Jasmin looks solemn for a second before says “No, it sounds like you”. Anni, who is still not quite following, asks her what she’s talking about, as she loved their trip. Jasmin tells her that yes, except that it was just too long alone with her. She finally tells Anni that she overheard what she told Nele yesterday. Anni’s face falls as Jasmin gets out of bed. She tells her that she was tired and irritated because she didn’t want to go to the MW. She then says she would love to have breakfast with her now but Jasmin tells her that she’s going to take a shower and then she has to go. She then throws in; “But hey, that’s great, right? You’ll have some me time!”. With that she walks out, leaving a deflated Anni sitting there.
Cut to later on and Anni has a huge print of her and Jasmin that she’s holding against a picture frame. She mumbles to herself that it’s never going to fit. Just then Nele comes home and asks her what she’s doing. Anni tells her that the damn picture won’t fit into the frame.
Pretty sure you’ll need a thing called scissors to cut it first…in order to make it fit into the the frame, Anni LOL! But how adorbs are they in this picture?
Nele tells Anni that the picture is beautiful and that she likes it. Anni then asks her if she thinks they look happy in it and in particular if SHE looks happy. It’s weird how Anni comes across as not so sure when she asks Nele this. Shouldn’t she know if she was happy or not when they took that picture? Hmmm…
Anni tells Nele that Jasmin overheard what they talked about in the bathroom yesterday. Nele asks her “And now?”. Anni tells her that Jasmin is offended now, even though she totally didn’t mean it the way Jasmin took it. Nele shoots her a look and Anni admits that maybe she did mean it, but still not exactly the way Jasmin took it. Anni then looks at the picture and pulls the most incredibly sweet face as she looks at Jasmin’s picture and says “I love her”. She continues by telling Nele that she’s always there for Jasmin, especially now when she’s down because of Nik. Nele interrupts her and tells her that she needs some time for herself as well. Anni agrees and tells Nele that now she’s even CRAFTING! And she HATES crafting!! Awww you guys! Anni is CRAFTING for Jasmin! NOW THAT’S TRUE LOVE!!!!
Sorry, with all this CRAFT TALK, I just had to.
Anni starts adorably trying to cut the photo out and within seconds she’s fucked it up and calls Nele over. Nele tells her that she has excellent scissor skills and tries to take the picture from Anni but Anni tells her that she should do this herself. AWWW. TRUE LOVE YOU GUYS! Nele tells her that it’s very heroic of her but that Jasmin doesn’t need to know she helped her.
The next sequence I’m going to imagine was shot at various times of the day because otherwise it makes no sense that Nele is miraculously in two places at once. First, she’s at her salon talking to Jasmin and apparently at the same time still talking to Anni back in the apartment. They cleverly cut back and forth between the two conversations, so bear with me. I’ll just write their names next to their scenes, that might make it easier.
JASMIN: Nele asks Jasmin if they had a good time on their vacation. Jasmin just stares at Nele in the mirror for a while and finally replies “Well, apparently not”.
ANNI: Anni is telling her that she LOVED their vacation and they had a great time. That if she hadn’t have enjoyed herself, then Jasmin would have been able to tell immediately because she’s really not that good at hiding when she’s in a bad mood (yes, we know Anni!).
JASMIN: She thought they were having the most amazing time together and now she has to hear from Anni that it apparently must have been a nightmare for her.
ANNI: Where does it say that you HAVE to do everything together anyways. She brings up SHOPPING. And she HATES shopping. She says; “What’s wrong with just going out for coffee?”.
JASMIN: She can go shopping by herself any time but it’s just not as fun.
ANNi: And the constant talking blah blah blah. She just wants to read a book in peace every once and a while!
JASMIN: It’s not true that they didn’t spend a minute apart.
ANNI: And just when she really gets into a book, Jasmin gets bored.
JASMIN: They picked one afternoon (only one?) where they would both do separate things.
ANNI: She’s not Jasmin’s entertainer!
JASMIN: She doesn’t even want to be constantly entertained. But why do people take trips together then, she asks.
ANNI: She figured she would go do some strength training by herself and guess who showed up after only 10mins?
JASMIN: And then the yoga class was cancelled. That’s not her fault!
ANNI: Since when is muscle building an interest for Jasmin?!
JASMIN: And she still has to work out, right? They then sent her to strength training instead. Is that her fault? NO!
ANNI: And why must she be the one to apologise for wanting to do something by herself, once in a while? She was single for years and there was a reason for that.
Nele finally holds up the picture and asks how Anni likes it, she replies “Yeah, great…”. Nele tells her that it comes from the heart and that’s all that matters. Slight observation here though, why the hell is Anni putting ALL their coffee cups out onto the table during this scene?? Hmmm…And can I just stand up and applaud Nele, who has just sat through both of them ranting, and not said a peep?!
Cut to Anni hanging up the new adorably framed picture in her bedroom. Cue Jasmin.
She steps in and says “It’s beautiful”. Anni turns around and asks “Yeah?” and Jasmin tells her “Yes, you…can be pretty sweet. Well it’s definitely the nicest apology in a long time”. And I love how right after she says this, a smirk appears on her face as she knows what Anni’s reaction is going to be. And of course Anni takes the bait and says “Apology? Apology for what?”. I love the way she turns around here…
And of course she can immediately tell from the grin on Jasmin’s face that she’s joking and she cracks up.
God how adorable are these two? Jasmin then pulls the sweetest “I can’t believe we fought over this, now come here” face and our monitors explode from all this cuteness.
Anni then gets serious and tells Jasmin she loves her. Jasmin says it back and we all melt into a pool of water.
Anni explains that sometimes she just needs a little alone time and Jasmin tells her that she could spend 24/7 with her. Anni points out that she already does that. I love the way Jasmin is being all touchy-feely with Anni in this scene.
And the look that Jasmin gives Anni here, I cannot find words to describe it, but its FREAKING ADORABLE! It’s kinda like “hey, it’s not my fault you’re so amazing that I want to spend ALL my time with you” face. Jasmin acknowledges that sometimes it’s too much for Anni and Anni tells her it would be the same with ANY woman not just her. And that she should know her by now. Jasmin tells her that she thought maybe she would have changed her. Anni tells her that she HAS changed her and they both laugh. But Anni reminds her that she’s still Anni and that it’s a good thing. Because if they were both exactly the same, it would be totally boring. Again I love the way Jasmin is playing with Anni’s jumper here…
Jasmin then gets a little more serious and asks that Anni promise her that the next time she gets too clingy to tell her straight away. At this point Anni looks down at Jasmin’s hands, which are all over her, smiles and says “You’re not clingy. Only sometimes”.
Jasmin quickly backs away, laughing. She hugs Anni and they sweetly kiss. God these two keep getting more and more adorable! They need to quit it before a plague of kittens comes bursting through my monitor!
Cut to later and Jasmin and Nele are chatting away about Katrin injuring her foot by tripping down the stairs, which makes Jasmin think about maybe giving her a call.
Over at Nele’s hair salon, Anni is sitting in one of the chairs, reading her textbook. This makes me think that Anni maybe had a little too much of “clingy Jasmin” and already escaped the apartment. She must be desperate if she’s now studying in Nele’s salon though. Enter macho Mesut, who asks her what she’s doing in there. He starts being SUPER annoying and leans down over her, asking her if her book is any good. She tries to ignore him but he keeps being annoying. He puts hair gel on and dances around. Anni tells him to go ahead and shave if he wants to. He confusedly replies that it’s a hair salon and that she can study at home. Anni exhales as you can see her starting to get more and more annoyed with him and tells him that she can’t study at home as there are people there. He tells her there are people here too.
Mesut buddy, you better back the fuck down here, Anni is NOT HAPPY JAN!
Back at the apartment, Jasmin is going through her mail and has gotten her credit card bill. She tells Nele that maybe she went a little overboard with spending while on vacation and now she has to try to figure out where she can cut her expenses. Nele suggests clothes and then rent. Jasmin fake laughs and asks Nele if she’s supposed to go live under a bridge now.
Over at the salon, Anni looks like she’s about ready to open a can of whoop ass on Mesut.
In an effort to win the award for MOST annoying person of all time, Mesut pretends to be a cowboy and that the scissors is a gun and fake shoots himself in the mirror, right above Anni’s head. She turns around and asks him if he could go outside to play and in true 5yr old fashion he replies “I’m having fun here! Bang! Bang!”. And in what I’m assuming is a tiny nod to the cowboy western quick draw face off, Anni stands up and says “This room isn’t big enough for the two of us, OK?”. She gives him the evil eye and he starts to back away and eventually Anni wins the round as he leaves. But booooy does she look pissed.
At the apartment Nele is in the middle of trying to convince Jasmin that she should share a room with Anni, and save a bunch of rent, like her and Mesut do. NOOO don’t listen to her. That would be a VERY bad idea. Especially after today. Jasmin agrees and tells Nele that Anni would not like that idea at all.
** This recap proudly brought to you by the re-imagined showdown between Anni and Mesut. My Little Pony Styles.