Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: You Had Me Messed Up

Summer House: Martha's Vineyard Season 2, Episode 4 recap
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The cast of Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard Season 2 is not playing about providing us with non-stop drama. If you watched last week’s episode, you caught all of the action between Noelle and Alex, Bria versus the house, and Jordan and Summer. This week, we’re touching on all of that and THEN SOME. Here’s everything that went down in Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard Season 2, Episode 4: “Summer Under Pressure.”

Jordan and Summer 

At the end of the last episode, Jordan and Summer were at each other’s throats. They argued at dinner over a misunderstanding, and the car ride home wasn’t any better. Summer slammed the car door on the way inside the house and cried to some of her roommates, like Amir and Jasmine. Summer stated that she’d been there for Jordan at every moment and held Jordan before dinner when she cried about her hair falling out due to Alopecia. 

Jordan spoke to Shanice, Preston, and Nick downstairs and told them she felt misunderstood. “Even these moments are used against me,” she said. As she continued, Jordan told them about her hair and said she wasn’t feeling like herself. “I don’t know how much more open I can be about that and the fact that it was just, so, like … I’m just embarrassed.” 

Jordan told the producers during her confessional that she’ll deal with Alopecia for the rest of her life. “Summer weaponized my vulnerability,” she said. “Why would you be telling somebody that you know I’m not on good terms with anything to do about my life, let alone as personal as me losing my hair? That’s odd to me.”

Noelle explains why Alex’s rejection hurt her

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During the last episode, Noelle finally told Alex she was interested in him. After they finished talking, they decided they would just be friends. Noelle was embarrassed and stated Alex gracefully rejected her. 

In this episode, she told the producers why his rejection hurt her. She said it stemmed from not having a relationship with her father. “My dad … was never a present parent,” she said. I just don’t know how you could abandon your own child.” She continued with teary eyes, saying, “I spent my teen years searching so hard for love.” 

“No matter how much I cry, I beg, I write letters, I do everything … he’s never going to love me how I should. [And] I just don’t get it, ’cause I don’t deserve this.” 

Will the two besties be able to work it out? 

After a long day, Jordan and Summer finally sat down to talk about their explosive fight. Jordan started and said she didn’t understand why they were fighting, and why Summer brought up her Alopecia to Jasmine. “I do feel like you sharing that is a violation,” she said. 

Summer responded, saying before they address the private moment, they have to talk about their time at dinner. “There were times last night where your tone toward me felt very belittling,” she said.

Summer explained that she was trying to tell the group she was there for Jordan during a time of need. Jordan said that she felt Summer “exposed” a part of her, and their friendship doesn’t feel like a “safe space” anymore. 

We’ll see how their friendship progresses throughout the season. 

Jordan opens up to the group

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Jordan’s fight with Summer clearly took a toll on her. She was to herself throughout the rest of the day and did not speak much to the group. Alex pointed it out during their group dinner and asked if she was doing okay. 

Bria also asked her how she was feeling “deep down.” Jordan opened up, saying she’s experienced a “lot of loss in my life” and that she’s been “responsible for a lot of people’s lives.” It’s “impacted” the way she sees life, and she said her brain is “constantly thinking about time.” 

Jordan told producers that she lost her mother at age 17 and inherited her grandparents. She also told the group that she was losing her hair. “I don’t know what’s going on with me [or] if I’m okay.” 

Alex versus … EVERYBODY

After Jordan had an emotional moment with the group, Alex thanked her for sharing. He said he felt he better understood her at that moment than he did the summer before. Jordan fired back, saying, “That’s not true.” 

“You didn’t understand me because you had my friend f*cked up. And I was ready to kick your ass if we’re going to keep it gangsta. You had me completely f*cked up with the Shanice situation.” 

For those who need a refresher, Alex discussed Shanice’s legal troubles with her ex during Season 1. Rumors circulated that Shanice allegedly stalked this man and was a “crazy” ex-girlfriend. “There [are] articles out there about how she is a stalker, and there’s a restraining order against her,” he said during an earlier episode. 

Jordan continued, referring to another Season 1 moment where Alex called Jordan the “toxic friend.” 

“You judged me the first time you met me … why you don’t understand me is completely different.” 

Alex replied, saying he was “tired of people bringing” this situation up. He explained that he was trying to “protect” Shanice from people eventually Googling her. He also said he first heard the accusations from Nick. 

Shanice jumped in, saying he didn’t protect her. “You traumatized me, Alex.” She continued, saying her “anxiety is horrible from that” and she’s “legit traumatized from it.” However, they were able to reach common ground and hug it out. 

Jasmine finally explodes…

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When we thought the night was over, Bria told the table she had something to say. In the last episode, the group discussed former roommates returning to visit, specifically Phil Brooks and Mariah Torres. By the end of the conversation, the group decided Mariah could come while Phil could not. However, Bria shared something different that night.

“I’m just going to be completely honest, [but] I don’t feel comfortable with Mariah coming in the house,” Bria said. “Me saying, ‘I’m fine with it,’ I’m not. I have to be authentic to myself. Phil, Mariah, all [of this] sh*t is too much, and I’m telling you right now, I don’t want it.” 

Jasmine was gagged. “I don’t even know what to say right now, to be honest.” Some of her castmates encouraged her to speak her mind cause it seemed like she was holding something back. Bria said Mariah was “f*cking with my mental peace,” and she wasn’t here for it. 

Jasmine began crying, saying she was “frustrated” with the back-and-forth because she felt isolated from most of the group after Season 1. “I didn’t know where I stood with anybody.” 

“…I needed y’all this summer,” she said. ” [I] just needed fun and support — I’m going through a lot right now.” 


Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard continues on Sundays at 9/8c.