Right... she likes him in part because he can talk to her about things like philosophy and no one else can (what, there's not ONE bright boy in that high school? One cute nerd?). But as soon as she gets to college there should be a number of guys who have that quality to choose from, she just doesn't know that yet. And he's been to college and DOES know that.
And, frankly, he should be able to do better-- and I'm leaving out the issue of her looks (to me he looks way cuter than she does...she's just too thin, plus her nose, but let's not go there)...he's a cute guy with a job... he can't find dozens of women his own age? Yes, it's nice to be adored, but it's not very mature to be looking for adoration in a relationship, especially when you know it is based on a false assumption (that he's the only guy in the world who talks phil.). OK, so maybe he is her match in maturity! He's certainly not showing much mature restraint.
And, if she waits until college, she will be able to do better herself.
As to Trina and her pilot and her ex....it's interesting...in earlier episodes, where the pilot was surrounded by adoring stewardesses, he looked way cool. But in this episode, where he's being compared to her taller, younger, much richer ex boyfriend, he suddenly looked a little sad and shabby. His porn stache didn't look cool any more, kind of pathetic, and when he was slouched outside on the couch he looked as if he suddenly felt old and undesirable...maybe worrying he's getting a pot compared to the guy who's Trina's classmate. Earlier, although she's obviously very attractive, in some way she was gaining cool from being with him... this time it was the reverse. Not sure if credit goes to the actors or the writing or directing, but it was well done.
I agree, Janet looked terrific in that dress and with her hair done. I don't know how well she's going to handle her hubby being out of a job though, just as she thinks she's begun to successfully social climb.
I'm about to go TVless for a month---usually I don't care as there's nothing on but BB, and I get summaries from FORT. Hoping that I can figure out from your comments what's happening!