Latest episode of MTV's Sarasota set reality show follows aftermath of Brandon cheating
Monday’s episode of MTV’s Sarasota County-set reality series “Siesta Key” centers around a Halloween party, which seems a little off airing just before Valentine’s Day. But the episode would feel inappropriate for the holiday anyway, as it's all about the implosion of one of the show’s romantic couplings.
While Madisson traveled to New York with Kelsey in last week’s episode, her boyfriend Brandon spent the night with another woman following his hometown — well, Fort Myers — concert. The majority of this episode hinges on whether Brandon will reveal his cheating to Madisson, even making both of them narrators.
Chloe finds out Brandon may have been with another woman and decides to do some snooping, which is bad news for him, as Chloe has proven to be a social media sleuth who can find where her friends are just from a Snapchat post. Brandon’s friend Carson encourages him to confess. Canvas, who has flirted with Brandon in the past, decides she’s going to take it upon herself to tell Madisson, as Canvas saw him leave with the other woman.
While all of this is going on, the cast prepares for a Halloween bash, including a visit to Sarasota costume shop The Glass Slipper. Some of the costumes include Alex as a caveman — big stretch there — and Pauly as an inmate, a costume maybe he can pass along to Alex's dad and Pauly's uncle Gary, an executive producer on "Siesta Key" who has appeared on the show and was recently arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
And this being “Siesta Key,” it wouldn’t be a party without some dramatic, plot-advancing confrontations. Alex and Juliette appearing together as a reunited couple causes tension within the group, and with a smile on her face, Canvas tells Madisson that Brandon went home with a different woman.
Madisson has long been the most likable main cast member of the series, so it’s sad to see an episode basically devoted to revealing on national television that her boyfriend cheated on her. Maybe she should try to set up another job interview in New York, so she can escape “Siesta Key.” But the teaser for next week's episode suggests she'll remain embroiled in the show's drama.