‘Grown-ish’: A Debate With My Wife About ‘Girl Code’

So, my wife and I don’t watch a ton of the same shows, but Grown-ish is something we can both agree on. In any case, last night’s episode fueled a heated debate between the two of us. Frankly, I vehemently disagreed with her rules for “girl code.” On the real, I feel like all of the characters are needlessly tripping, son.

Ok, for those who missed it, here’s a little bit of background: Zoey Johnson, the main character, used to have a crush on Aaron Jackson. During the first year of college, they flirted with the idea of hooking up, but nothing really ever happened. As a matter of fact, Zoey ended up dating a dude named Cash Mooney and now dates Luca Hall. Side note, she started dating Luca after Aaron shot his shot and she turned him down.

Moving on, Zoey’s homegirl, Ana Torres, started getting down with Aaron. The both of them neglected to tell Zoey because they were fearful of her reaction. Now, here’s where my confusion begins, man. Look, Aaron was never Zoey’s man AND they never smashed. On top of that, Zoey chose Luca over Aaron. So, where does she get off trying to dictate who can date who?

Now, my wife was like “if I ever called dibs, then the dude is off limits to my friends.” Huh? So, a woman can refuse to date a dude, not give him no ass and STILL claim him? Fam, get the flying fuckity-fuck outta here! Ana can’t possibly be breaking “girl code” if the dude never belonged to Zoey. Listen, if Ana smashed Cash or Luca, then Zoey would be well within her rights to beat the holy snot out of Ana. But, making googly eyes with a dude is not enough of a reason to lay claim, bruh. The truth is, if he was never her man, then who he fucks is none of her business, son.

In the end, I want to hear people’s thoughts on this. Like, am I bugging for thinking that Zoey is bugging? Ultimately, I don’t see how she can be upset when she didn’t want Aaron in the first place. By and by, she needs to worry more about Luca and less about who her former crush is banging. That is all. LC out.