Grown*ish | Erase Your Social (S1 E8)

by Ariana Romero | via Refinery29

Friends, Zoey Johnson’s (Yara Shahidi) heart has been through so much these last few weeks. She humiliated herself in front of Aaron Jackson (Trevor Jackson) with that epic text meltdown. She burned a bridge with art bae Luca Hall (Luka Sabbat) by failing at even the most basic rules of playerdom. And, the Cash Mooney (Da’Vinchi) situation was simply a fiasco of massive proportions. So, grown-ish made the right decision this week by stepping away from Zoey’s romantic chaos to focus on the reason she’s in college in the first place: her future.

“Erase Your Social” is all about what happens when Zoe gets the fellowship of her dreams. Unsurprisingly, everything goes horribly awry.
We start the episode out with ZoZo waxing poetic about the psychological effects of social media likes and her generation’s digital addiction. Considering Zoey points out all the red flags of social media obsession… and then promptly falls down the Instagram rabbit hole, we should all know Zoey’s internet-fueled fall can’t be far off.

But, before any more woes can befall our leading lady, there’s some good news; Zoey finally got that Teen Vogue fellowship (not internship!) she was so worried about earlier this season. Immediately, she posts a selfie with the congratulatory email in the background. There is no way Zoey’s entire university didn’t eye roll at such a humblebrag of an Insta move. Just be straight forward and post the screenshot! They all know what you’re doing.

However, Zoey doesn’t have time to worry about being That Person, because she’s too busy sharing pics of every single waking moment at Teen Vogue — including photos from inside the bathroom stall. As an ex Teen Vogue intern I get it. Yet, Zoey’s friends aren’t so crazy about her Instagram spamming. The Foster sisters (Chloe and Halle Bailey) had to scroll through about 70 selfies to find a photo of her cousin’s wedding. Maybe Zoey needs to take a social media chill pill?

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