Should Broad City's Abbi Think Thrice About Dating Trey?
We know he likes weights. So let's weigh some pros and cons.
Being unemployed in New York City is, as Ilana is discovering, not the greatest way to live. Her apartment may be rat-infested, but that doesn't mean she gets a break on the rent, and the best job she's had a bead on lately wasn't even paid. But where there are moochers, there's hope.
Ilana is broke in the middle of the sharing economy, and since Jaime's out of town, the door is wide open for her to list her apartment on
Airbnb B&B-NYC. One exorbitantly expensive night's stay could earn her a whole month's worth of rent -- an idea so enticing that an also-temporarily-roommate-free Abbi decides she's going to do it, too. But since the two of them don't have any other close friends to crash with and paying for a hotel room would defeat the purpose of the exercise and the tent they were going to camp in gets blown off Ilana's roof and into traffic...they're just going to have to stay up all night! Good thing they overheard that douche on the street loudly announcing the name on the list where there would be bottle service all night and know how to transform outfits suitable for camping...
...into club wear!
When Ilana's combination of moxie, hot dance moves, and total ignorance of the NBA help her pick up the actual Blake Griffin, Abbi decides she's going to try to get hers too, and heads back to Queens to try to seduce the hot French temp-tenant who's been texting her questions about herself all night...
...and used her answers to learn her passwords and ultimately rob her. Bevers is in Atlantic City -- possibly in the middle of getting his kidneys stolen?
At any rate, he's not going to be able to make it back tonight, and Abbi's not crazy about being alone in the apartment when the thief is at large, with her keys. We already know there's no one available that she and Ilana would have been comfortable trying to couch-surf with, and Ilana's not picking up her phone because she's in the middle of rewriting the Kama Sutra with a power forward, so who can possibly help Abbi in her time of need?
Trey and Abbi had a Komboozecha-fueled kiss at the Soulstice Solstice party three episodes ago, but things haven't really progressed from there...
That they've shared one terror-fueled tryst doesn't necessarily mean Abbi and Trey are headed toward an actual relationship. But...should they be? Let's consider the pros and cons.
Pro: Trey is very intent on ensuring Abbi's safety
From what we can tell, Trey races right over to Abbi's -- baseball bat in hand -- and does a sweep through the apartment to make sure there aren't any intruders anywhere. I am one of the most hardcore feminists you will ever know and believe 100% that women can do anything men can, but the occasional display of this kind of old-fashioned male protectiveness still really works on me -- and, evidently, also works on Abbi. If she also had a shelf for Trey to put up, they might already be married, so it's probably a blessing in disguise that if she did at any point have such an item, Henri probably stole it.
Con: ...Maybe like almost even a little too intent?
There's enthusiasm, and then there's wasted effort.
I feel fairly certain that Henri isn't in Abbi's yogurt.
Pro: Trey has spent a lot of time figuring out exactly what he likes, sexually
It's always helpful when a new partner can be clear and direct about what he or she wants in bed, and one assumes the once (and future?) Kirk Steele, having so carefully explored his own sexual terrain, would have no problem communicating with Abbi about what he does and does not want her to do.
Con: Not all of what he's discovered will be applicable to anything they might get up to in an apartment in Queens
Pro: Physically, Trey is not unattractive
If you're not sure this is a fact, here is some evidence I am happy to share.
Con: Trey's intellect and taste may not be as attractive as his 7000 abs
When Abbi realizes that, having seen Trey's bare torso, she's not going to be able to sleep on her own, and comes out to the living room to initiate adult relations, Trey's reaction is unfortunate.
He also shows up with a handful of movies to take Abbi's mind off the robbery, including...
"Honestly the best one," Trey opines. Abbi:
Pro: He does own Babe and Ratatouille
Sure, they're primarily movies for children. But they're also good in their own right and respectable choices. It's not like he brought over Shark Tale.
Con: Trey and Abbi work together
Abbi's fought her way through the pubes and achieved her dream of becoming a Soulstice trainer. Does she really want to jeopardize her new job over "jobs" from/to/with Trey?
Pro: Trey and Abbi could throw down at work together
Risky? Yes. Also hot.
Con: Abbi still hasn't told Ilana
This week's episode opens with Abbi and Ilana videochatting while they're each taking a shit -- muting the conversation as any solid matter falls into the bowl because, you know, they're ladies. If Abbi has no compunction sharing that experience with Ilana but is still keeping sex with Trey a secret, she must have an idea that it wouldn't be good for the friendship if Ilana were to find out.