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Season 1 | Episode 8 | “AMA” | Aired Mar 2, 2015

The past came back to hurt Lindy on MTV’s Eye Candy. Ever since her sister Sara went missing, Sara’s disappearance has caused a chain of events that led to the all-seeing Flirtual killer tormenting Lindy’s life. “AMA” is the first look into the beginnings of Eye Candy‘s relationships, and proves that sometimes the past doesn’t want to stay dead.

Eye Candy‘s eighth episode begins with New York model turned photographer Edward Kent shooting up a needle in his studio. He’s messaging with a mysterious individual on his laptop who wants an “eye for an eye” and demands him to pay up. Kent is scared; he resists, but obliges the request—he stabs himself in the eye!

Kent’s self-mutilation isn’t a secret, it was uploaded online. “Babylon” is an illegal website where anything and everything can be bought. The Dolls House is hosted on Babylon, and the Cyber Crimes Unit easily finds Kent’s video.

The strange thing: Kent says he lost his eye in a mugging. Tommy and Yeager try to catch Kent in a lie, but he doesn’t slip up. The team is forced to use Lindy to hack him online. Kent has a penchant for prostitutes, and while searching through online photos, Lindy sees a familiar face: Sara.

Sara is on a prostitution website. George looks into the photo and finds out that it’s real. However, the photo’s metadata reveals it was taken three years ago in Lindy’s hometown. Hidden within the photo is a code to Lindy’s case file as a hacker.

The first flashback of the night: Lindy meeting George. After Sara was kidnapped, Lindy got word from someone called “JJ” that his group could help her. George is a member, but he thinks Lindy is a cop. With a little typing, Lindy impresses George by finding his personal social accounts, including his real name. They become fast friends. Unbeknownst to them, Tommy is watching them nearby.

In the present day, Lindy’s case file is locked. The only way to unlock it is by hacking Cyber Crimes. But that will have to wait; Kent has fallen for Lindy’s hack.

Cyber Crimes is watching Kent’s activity online. He only deletes one thing from his Babylon account: a photo of Eve, an escort. Tommy and Yeager finds Eve and discovers she’s had a damaged eye ever since Kent sent her to the hospital. The two attacks are connected!

At the Cyber Crimes Unit, Tommy’s boss, Catherine, is considering hiring Lindy on permanently. Before she can chat further, George sets off an alarm to help Lindy slip away. The pair discovers the truth—the CCU was tracking Lindy. They were using her to catch Bubonic, the hacker who tried to blow up IRL.

Something is off about Tessa. After Sophia and Connor find her kissing a random redhead in the apartment, Sophia confronts her about lying about her parents getting a divorce. Instead of admitting the truth, Tessa begs Sophia to trust her. She agrees, but Tessa is hiding part of the story.

Kent’s manipulator is closer than he realizes. Eve changed her name after the attack; her real name is Jennifer. Luca, Kent’s assistant, is Eve’s brother, and masterminded the plot to get revenge. Tommy doesn’t want to arrest Luca; he wants to stop Babylon. He offers Luca a deal to give up Babylon’s Bitcoin wallet, and they’ll help Luca with the D.A.

Ben (Daniel Lissing) discusses Lindy

A hidden code on Sara’s bracelet leads Lindy to an evidence box in the CCU storage room. The box contains items from Lindy’s past, but there’s a new phone inside. The Flirtual killer calls the phone, teasing that Lindy is getting closer to the truth. She urges George to trace the call. Also in the box is a recording that sparks the second flashback: Lindy and Ben’s first meeting.

Tommy was originally chosen to go undercover. However, Ben flirted with Lindy first at IRL. Lindy brushes him off, but she’s clearly interested. He gives Lindy his number to set up their date. The mission is a success, but Tommy isn’t happy. Ben doesn’t care that he almost ruined the operation; he barely trusts Tommy and doesn’t want Lindy to die like their last recruit … Bubonic’s girlfriend.

George snaps Lindy out of her memory to get going. She makes a run for it but drops the evidence box, noticing a necklace Ben had given her. She thought it belonged to Ben, but the necklace contains a bug. The CCU was recording all of Lindy’s conversations.

Cyber Crimes listened in as Bubonic offered Lindy a hacking deal in exchange for information on Sara’s whereabouts. Lindy agrees, which upsets Ben enough to arrest her for working with Bubonic!

Lindy (Victoria Justice) confronts the Flirtual killer on MTV

George traces the call to the CCU—the Flirtual killer is inside the building. The killer makes his presence known from behind a two-way mirror. He plays a revealing video of Ben’s interrogation after Lindy’s arrest. Ben did love Lindy! He only turned her in to protect her. But, he admits, the CCU has information on Sara.

Lindy is upset. Tommy and Catherine lied to her. She’s tired of being used and confronts Tommy about their lies. Catherine knew of a case where a man kidnapped girls and thought Sara was connected. But Lindy can’t trust Tommy—she quits her Cyber Crimes work and storms out.

Tommy isn’t the only one letting someone down. Tessa bails on Sophia as she has another date. Sophia is still worried, but Connor remembers something. He recognizes the redheaded guy Tessa made out with as one of Lindy’s first Flirtual matches. Sophia grabs Connor’s phone and finds a photo of Tessa wearing Lindy’s jacket on Flirtual—Tessa is copying Lindy! Connor and Sophia aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed. The Flirtual killer is Tessa’s secret date, and he’s upset with her.

Eye Candy airs 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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