“Work Out” Recaps: Episode 3.3 “In the Mud”

‘Cause baby, something beautiful’s dying — Last week, the slightly
bitter stew between Jackie and Rebecca came to a boil when Jackie jumped in,
mid-sit-up, and took over Rebecca’s Olivia Cruise boot camp. Accusations were
hurled, motives were questioned, smack was talked. After several minutes of
lively debate, Jackie finally pulled rank and told Rebecca to get over herself.

Being demoted from Jackie’s
Special Plaything to ordinary staff member isn’t sitting well with Sky Sport’s
resident cuddle monkey.

Rebecca: When two people are as close
as we were, and then to have the relationship just sort of fizzle — it feels
like a death, almost. Something has shifted in our relationship, and it is
clear to me now that Jackie is going to be different towards me. By “different,”
I mean “not friendly.”

Jackie: Rebecca and I had a very
playful — I thought kind of innocent — relationship. I met someone. I fell in
love. And I tried to maintain a relationship, a friendship, with her. But she’s
spinning out a little bit. I’ve not changed. The circumstances changed between
us. And now she’s taking everything that I say to her very personally.

Their work relationship
has changed forever. And there’s yet another reason why you should never have
an affair with someone you work with. Lawsuits, charges of favoritism, knowing
what a co-worker’s orgasm face looks like — it’s all so wrong.

Peelerbuilt — Back on dry land, Brian is keeping the home thighs
burning with a SkyLab cardio class. Only Shannon, Natalie and Tyra bothered to
show up. Where is everybody?

Let’s see. Lazy Paisley is in the parking lot at Ralph’s, watching a stock
boy carry bags of groceries to her car. Former linebacker
Damon is somewhere having a beer with his buddies, bragging about being a
weightlifter because he joined a gym four days ago.

With the least amount of
weight to lose, Micah and Victoria are together at Outback Steakhouse, sharing
a Bloomin’ Onion and
feeling oh so smug. And Deenie is at the mall, pacing back and forth in front
of the Gap,
muttering, “Someday. Someday, mutha-f—ers …”

Because of the smaller
class size, Brian is able to give his own client, Shannon, and the other ‘Labbers
plenty of personalized, uninterrupted, intense attention. Does it get any
better-slash-worse? He orders them onto the treadmills.

Brian: I want you to take the incline
up to 15.
Tyra: Huh?! What?
Shannon: Welcome to my world.
Tyra: I never even knew they had a
15 on a treadmill.