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Season 1 | Episode 7 | “SOS” | Aired Feb 23, 2015

On MTV’s Eye Candy, the villain is always watching. Whether it’s Lindy’s stalker or an aspiring killer, these bad guys have eyes and ears everywhere. Even in the comfort of an apartment, no place is safe! And on this week’s episode, Lindy is playing house to outsmart Eye Candy‘s next all-seeing villain.

Lindy and Tommy grew closer after last week’s Eye Candy. They solved the hospital hacker case and proved that “Tindy” has some potential. The only person who disagrees is her Australian hunk, Jake.

On a chilly New York morning, Jake invites Lindy out for coffee and, of course, a new case. He needs a favor—or, more accurately, his friend Nick does.

While on a date with his girlfriend, Beth, Nick wakes up startled and sore. Someone drugged the couple and neither remembers what happened to them. To make matters worse, Nick’s back is covered in cuts!

The couple doesn’t want to get the police involved. Nick is scared the scandal might cost him a job at Jake’s law firm, so he needs Lindy to be discreet. She’ll do this favor for Jake, scoring not only a date with the lovesick boy, but a kiss in the process.

Lindy (Victoria Justice) and Jake (Ryan Cooper) after sharing a kiss on MTV

A new roommate has joined Lindy’s apartment. Tessa, Sophia’s British friend, is back in town after traveling abroad. Sophia wants Tessa to crash at the apartment, but Lindy will only agree if Sophia warns her of the killer. If Tessa doesn’t stay, George will gladly offer a room—he’s enchanted by her.

George didn’t just drop by for Tessa; he’s there to do some digging. After failing to hack Virtual Slumber—the app Nick used to rent the room—the pair discovers that there are hidden cameras all over the apartment. They need the help of Cyber Crimes to find the source of cameras. They connect the cameras to The Dolls House; a voyeur website that airs footage from apartments across the city, including the one Nick used.

Meanwhile, at IRL, Sophia and Connor bring Tessa out for the night. Sophia is ready to spill the details of the killings to her. But instead of being shocked, Tessa doesn’t seem to have a problem. There’s something off about the socialite; Sophia is sure of it.

Nick is hiding something too. The scandal isn’t the only reason Nick is keeping this a secret. George finds recordings of Nick using the room to cheat on Beth. Lindy is positive Beth knows more about Nick’s cheating. She tricks Beth into an online chat to get the truth.

Beth knows all about Nick’s flings; she thinks he has a problem. However, she doesn’t mind because she got her “revenge” on him. The Dolls House offers a paid service for people to “play” with the daters. Beth used the service so that someone could torture Nick. Unfortunately for Lindy, she’ll learn more about this firsthand—someone has “purchased” her online. She’s the next target!

Lindy loves playing undercover to solve a case; she’s the next-generation Veronica Mars. She wants to catch the attacker, but Tommy is determined to play undercover too—as Lindy’s boyfriend. Tommy finds every opportunity to get closer to Lindy, even if it’s only pretend.

Tessa is also being a thorn in Lindy’s plan. With the Flirtual killer around, Lindy tries to send Sophia and Connor away for a safe weekend. Tessa, on the other hand, has other plans, and causes Sophia to miss her bus.

In what is possibly Lindy’s strongest moment, she gives Tessa the scariest look and “convinces” her to head to the police station. She’s done approaching the situation gently; Lindy isn’t tiptoeing anymore.

The Cyber Crimes office isn’t too bad. Sophia gets to spend some time with her eye candy, Detective Yeager. However, their potential date has to be put on hold until the Flirtual killer is caught.

Back at the apartment, Tommy and Lindy are playing happy couple. The Cyber Crimes team—George, Jake, everyone else—is watching the feed. The tension between Tommy and Lindy is awkward, to say the least. Both look uncomfortable, and if it wasn’t for Yeager’s call, Tommy wouldn’t have loosened up and kissed Lindy.

Lindy (Victoria Justice) and Tommy (Casey Deidrick) sharing a cute

The pair’s makeout session is captivating everyone, and even Jake looks upset. But Lindy cuts the kiss short to get ready for bed. As they get ready, she finds Tommy in a delirious state on the bed. There’s powder over the pillows. It wasn’t the wine that drugged the couple; it was the pillows.

A masked man emerges from a room and begins to fight Lindy. She puts up a good stand before being knocked out. By the time the Cyber Crimes team and Jake arrive, Lindy is nowhere to be found.

The attacker has Lindy in his clutches. She wakes up handcuffed to a pipe and screams for help, even with a gag over her mouth. The fun isn’t over just yet. The masked man turns the feeds back on and focuses a camera on Lindy.

The detectives search the building with no luck. But Tommy does hear something. Lindy’s faint screams echo in the apartment—she’s somewhere nearby. He searches the room and finds a secret passageway behind a large mirror.

Tommy rushes down the shaft to find the attacker ready to burn an “X” into Lindy’s back. He charges at the masked man and quickly apprehends him. Lindy is freed from her chains before being pulled into a hug with Tommy, leaving Jake devastated on the sidelines.

The masked man had no reason to harm her. He was simply hired to scare Lindy, just enough to teach her a lesson. He doesn’t know who paid him, but he does have a message. The message is that “he” has all the power, not her. The attacker was hired by the Flirtual killer.

Eye Candy airs on Mondays at 10/9C on MTV.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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