You can watch this ep with English subtitles on this Youtube playlist here.

Today, Bella needs to grow the fuck up is still pissed off with Olli, yet for some reason decides the best way to deal with this is to constantly sit 3ft away from him and glare at him while he's trying to work.
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He has to be there, Bella, it's his job. You could get coffee literally anywhere else in the city. Or in another city, you are unemployed, you have time to travel. Putting space between you might do you both some good. Being constantly less than an arms-length away from him is ridiculous.
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Thankfully Jo turns up to ease the tension. It doesn't really work, what with him being the cause of it all, but it does mean that Bella has to rotate a little on her stool so that she can give both Olli and Jo the cold shoulder at the same time. (Incidentally, I'm not sure if I mentioned it yet, but I really like that Jo is clean-shaven. I worry it might not last though, so much stubble on this show. Everyone seems to gain a beard eventually...I'm hoping Tanja is next.)
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Olli refuses to serve him, because he's annoyed about Jo not enjoying his salty gifts. Jo says he's not here for this shit, and leaves. Good job, Olli and Bella. You are now demonstrably less emotionally mature than that hedonistic man-child.
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So given they were both meaningless one night stands for Jo, Olli tries to reconcile with Bella and bond over their shared experience, but she gets so cross that she accidentally morphs into Andi. It's like a modern day Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde.
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Using her new face, she follows Jo to the hospital where she threatens to punch him for being an amoral relationship-ending life-ruiner. Jo says that if he ever sees another member of the Jacob/Sabel/Schneider/Helmke family he is going to emigrate to Australia. You're too clever for this show, Jo.


Meanwhile, real-Andi is having a conversation with Sascha.
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You can tell the real-Andi from the Bella-duplicate-Andi because real-Andi is wearing a blue shirt, while Bella-Andi is wearing white. Real-Andi is convinced he still has a chance to make his relationship with Bella work.
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Sascha tries to point out that Andi doesn't actually have a relationship with Bella anymore, and Bella slept with another man, and dumped him, but Andi is undeterred. See, women are like beer because too much yeast makes them taste funny [/thrush joke], and Sascha wouldn't understand because he drank Olli's wine that one time.
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While Sascha is distracted by his memories, Andi sets the table for a nice romantic breakfast. He's bought Bella's favourite cheese, her favourite bread, her favourite newspaper...
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Nice try, Andi, but we all know the way to a woman's heart is Coco Pops.
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Bella has recovered from her brief spell as an Andi-clone, and is back in her regular body. She's also trying on her lumberjack costume for Halloween. To be honest, most of the rest of the episode is just Andi and Bella, and I don't really have the will or the patience to recap it.
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Olli does appear briefly so that Andi can give him a quick grope, but other than that it's just Andi being pushy and pathetic and showering Bella with gifts and affection until she feels compelled to sleep with him. And then she regrets it afterwards and tells him that really, it's over and it can never happen again. Though Andi does raise an interesting point that if Bella's arguing with Olli, has dumped Andi, and with Charlie out of town, she has literally no one left to talk to about her problems. Bella has no friends. If Jessica or Dana were still around then she might be able to talk to one of them, but even they weren't particularly close. It's a bit weird that the show has only really given her romantic relationships (Tristan, Andi, Jo) and familial ones (Olli, Charlie, her dad), but we never see her interact with women of her own age, except as love rivals. I mean, it's part of a trend the show always has where the younger male (non-Lahnstein) characters all have this little gang of mates (currently Olli/Andi/Sascha/Emilio/Tim), whereas the female characters are a bit more lone... But Bella having no friends at all is a bit extreme.
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Kudos to the director for this incredibly subtle symbolism btw.


Also this week:
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Tim has a new job at LCL. With Caro gone, VL needs a new person to follow in her (and Martha's, and etc's) footsteps and play the role of character-who-has-the-dream-and/or-skill-to-work-in-the-fashion-industry-but-hasn't-had-their-chance-yet-but-will-totally-by-coincidence-get-to-fulfil-their-ambition-at-LCL. Tim is an aspiring photographer, but Rebecca thinks the good photos he has taken were just flukes, so she's asked him to take pics for the new LCL Fruity Green Collection.
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I don't know why I'm giving you all that boring information really, all you need to know is that to achieve his dream he decides he needs Sascha with his shirt off (...I think maybe Caro left some post-its with handy hints for him).
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And in other news, Olli put on Frank's bowtie for him.
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I'm considering making these weekly posts rather than episode specific ones, because with my job I just don't have time to update after every individual episode like I used to, so I end up just posting several posts at the weekend anyway. But if it's a whole week's worth then the posts might get very long and unwieldy... So I suppose my question is, do you prefer one long post, or a few smaller ones?
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