|“||The theater! The cruelest mistress of all! My career, like the mistakes of so many teenage girls, has been... aborted.||”|
"Romeo & Juliet II: Love Resurrected" is the 7th episode of the first season of Camp Camp and is the 7th episode overall. It aired July 29th, 2016 on the RT FIRST site, July 30th, 2016 on the Rooster Teeth website, and August 5th, 2016 on YouTube.
|“||Preston makes the kids put on a play. Max steals David's phone. The Flower Scouts stalk Neil, and David meets someone new.||”|
At their makeshift stage, David introduces an original play written by Preston Goodplay, Romeo and Juliet II: Love Resurrected. With Neil as Romeo and Nikki as Juliet, Max, who is playing a wizard, teases Neil about his upcoming kiss scene with Nikki. Already a nervous wreck, he asks Max to shut up while Nikki laments about her role being lame. They overhear David looking for his phone, which Max reveals to have stolen. While snooping on it, Max discovers David's Tinder profile, but he's interrupted by Preston who pushes him on stage for his only scene as the Wizard who uses black magic to resurrect Juliet. After his scene finishes, Preston announces its time for an intermission and orders everyone to go buy snacks. He yells at Max for his terrible acting, but praises the Platypus for its portrayal as Lady Capulet.
While Neil is distracted by Max and his plans to change David's Tinder profile, they both fail to notice the three Flower Scouts hiding backstage. Tabii, who is still madly in love with Neil after their previous encounter, tells Sasha that she plans to kiss him on stage as Juliet in an attempt to seduce him. On stage, Neil's character Romeo is reanimated as a cyborg by mad scientist Friar Laurence, played by Dolph. While Nikki watches the scene from off stage, the Flower Scouts sneak up behind her and drag her away. Max doesn't notice his friend's capture since he's accepting a date on David's behalf from a woman named Bonquisha via the dating app.
Back on stage during Neil's ensuing monologue, Tabii - in Nikki's Juliet costume - enters the stage, reciting Juliet's lines. Preston, despite not knowing who Tabii is but loving her acting, allows the scene to continue. Right when Tabii leans in to kiss Neil, Bonquisha shows up, mistaking Neil for David and yelling at him for two-timing her. Bonquisha and Tabii proceed to enter a physical altercation (masked by a cartoonish dust cloud) as Neil faints from all the pressure and anxiety, while David in a panic runs on stage to try and put a stop to the scuffle. Max distracts David by claiming to have just found his phone, and two men from the FBI immediately show up due to some peculiar google searches coming from David's phone. Such searches include "How to blow up a summer camp", "Super murder plot", and "What do boobies look like". As David is in the process of being arrested, Max takes responsibility for his actions and apologizes to the FBI (for goofing around on the phone) and Bonquisha (for impersonating David). The FBI question David about having a nerdy kid in their theater camp, as well as the location of Cameron Campbell, which he denies knowing, before they let David go.
Tabii finishes the play by copying the end of the actual Romeo & Juliet play before Preston wraps up the show, only for the audience to boo and throw rotten tomatoes at him. Sasha and Erin drag Tabii away and apologize for their "dumb friend". Right as David is about to reprimand Max for his actions, Bonquisha sweetly reminds David he owes her a date. David tries to politely decline, only for Bonquisha to pick him up and carry him away, saying authoritatively that someone will be going out with her as he questions why they can't just be friends.
Neil finally wakes up from his fainting spell, completely unaware of the events that had just transpired. But before Max regales him with the details, the two boys finally notice Nikki's absence. Nikki, meanwhile, is tied upside down to the rafters after the Flower Scouts kidnapped her, the blood rushing to her head.
- Space Kid/Lord Capulet
- Platypus/Lady Capulet
- Bonquisha (first appearance)
- David is shown to have a Tinder account with over 7 photos of himself, and his age is also revealed to be 24.
- His "interests" are comprised of the entire list of activities listed in the "Camp Camp Song Song".
- When David discovers that his phone was missing, he reveals that he does smile exercises, to which Gwen tells him to "Don't admit to that".
- Nikki breaks the fourth wall by acknowledging the fact that the Flower Scouts were offscreen and only their voices can be heard.
- Max is shown to be able to sound suave enough for online women to believe that they're talking to a man their age when in fact he's only leading them on and breaking their hearts.
- According to the credits, Agent #1 is voiced by Jeremy Dooley, and Agent #2 is voiced by Patrick Rodriguez. Kendra Ziegler voices an angry camper.
- The titular play is a sequel/remake of William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet". When Tabii later assumes the role of Juliet after the Flower Scouts kidnap Nikki, several of her lines directly reference actual lines from Romeo and Juliet.
- When Max, Neil, and Nikki are first complaining about the play, Neil's eye-piece as Robo-Romeo appears to resemble a Scouter from "Dragon Ball Z". Dolph's character also resembles that of Dr. Frankenstein from Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein".
- Nurf walks by while Max and the others are complaining, carrying a box containing a plunger, a trumpet, a bowling ball, and what appears to be ORF from X-Ray and Vav (another Rooster Teeth series).
- During the intermission, Tabii swoons over Neil, saying, "Look how sweat on his upper lip glistens in the moonlight," and the screen shows an extremely detailed close-up shot of Neil's sweaty upper lip. This is known as the "Gross-Out Close-Up" trope.
- When Erin returns from the snack bar with refreshments, she is seen holding two drinks. The logo on the cups resembles that of Starbucks, but with an image of a dead fish instead. Sasha then asks her if she got her pumpkin spice, a reference to the pumpkin spice latte, a drink that is stereotyped as being particularly popular with young women.
- When Robo-Romeo awakens, he states "System startup. Installing Windows update." This is a reference to the annoying screens that appear on startup on Windows 10 systems every time an auto-update occurs (which happens frequently).
- Following Robo-Romeo's discovery that Juliet is dead, he yells "Noooooooooooo" in a manner very reminiscent of Darth Vader at the end of "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith". Immediately afterwards, Nurf plays a bass synthesizer riff clearly reminiscent of the music from "Seinfeld".
- When David nearly gets arrested, he exclaims that he's been framed, just like Steven Avery, a reference to the real figure on whom the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" is focused on.
- After the play concludes, Preston apologizes for the "sheer absurdness" of what has taken place, and asks that if anyone is from Rotten Tomatoes, they should rate "Fresh".
- Nikki is left hanging from the rafters at the end of the episode. Her last line after the screen has faded to black is "Well, guess it's time to drink my own pee." This is likely a reference to Bear Grylls and his technique of drinking his own urine to stave off dehydration, which he frequently employs in various wilderness survival series (especially "Man vs. Wild").
- David stating how he was framed like Steven Avery references how the events of the episode have lead him to be arrested. Similar to how Steven Avery was accused of sexual assault, David was accused of leading women on and googling "How to blow up a summer camp," "super murder plot," and "what do boobies look like."
- The electronic piano that Nurf uses for special effects is branded "Yamaho", which is a reference to the brand Yamaha.
- The script for this play can be seen in Preston's room during the the teaser trailer.
- This episode is the first time that Preston has written his own sequel for an existing piece of fiction, which is of course the Shakespearean play. In "Fashion Victims" he reveals he's working on a sequel of Forrest Gump titled "Forrest Gump 2: Too Much Shrimp".
- Max taking David's phone to prank him is later referenced again in "Parents' Day" when he took it again but that time for personal gain (in that case, to order himself a pizza). Later on in "Camp Corp.", David mentions he is fully aware that Max frequently steals it.
- The "Gross-Out Close-Up" trope is referenced again later in the series in "Quartermaster Appreciation Day" when the camera zooms in into close detail of Quartersister's body as a whole.
- It is also seen again in the photographs that Preston took of Quartermaster in "The Fun-Raiser".
- Max wanting to look up what boobies looked like is referenced again in "Anti-Social Network".
- It's revealed that after the events of this episode, Bonquisha and David started seeing each other. Eventually, she breaks it off at the beginning of "Bonjour Bonquisha".
- The fake knife used by Tabii (as Juliette) in this episode looks similar to the real knife that Daniel almost uses on Dolph at the end of "Cult Camp". It is also seen again in Daniel's future appearances; "Arrival of the Torso Takers" and "Camp Loser Says What?".
- At the beginning of the episode, an overview of the Amphitheater can be seen. And if one looks closely, a bunch of other campers can be seen sitting on the benches, some even resembling David's fellow campers back when he was a camper himself. But after the intro, they all disappear. Although a voice of an unknown camper can be heard egging on Preston telling him to give up on his dreams.
- The transcript for "Romeo & Juliet II: Love Resurrected" may be edited here.
Preston: Thank you, thank you. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to tonight's production. Written and directed, of course, by me. It is a classic tale of forbidden love, betrayal, and friendship. So without further ado I present to you: Romeo and Juliet II: Love Resurrected.
- [ Opening – "Camp Camp Song Song" ]
Tabii: Oh, Robo-Romeo, soon the evil empire will be upon us and you'll have to fight to save the galaxy. Let us kiss one last time *Neil makes distressed noises* before you possibly die in the battle. *makes kissy noises*
Preston: Attention, fellow campers. I would just like to apologize for the sheer absurdness that you've witnessed. Please, be kind as you judge this play, and if you happen to be from Rotten Tomatoes, please rate Fresh! Thank you!
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