When Cal finds out his boyfriend Thom has been cheating on him with Jeremy their relationship is turned upside down. Cal’s free spirited best friend Kathy, is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has problems with her nice-guy boyfriend, Ian, even if they’re all in her head. Will the lies tear them apart, or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever? Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives.
Thom (Van Hansis) and Cal (Kit Williamson, who also wrote and directed) are trying to cope with infidelity in their four-year relationship, and in Episode One of Eastsiders, Thom vows to end it with the perpetually-shirtless Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon). But is it that easy?
Meanwhile, Cal drowns his sorrows with BFF Kathy (Constance Wu), who provides the right amount of sarcasm and shoulder to cry on, and has Thom pegged from the beginning.
Thom and Cal attend an "end of the world" party (featuring guest star Stephen Guarino), where spirits are consumed ... and a demon is confronted.
Actually, the demon that's confronted is not the perpetually shirtless Jeremy, but what he represents, as Cal tries to drown his sorrows, and a bordering-on-callous Thom tries to diffuse the relationship bombs he's juggling.
Meanwhile, we meet new character Ian (John Halbach), who is Kathy's easygoing boyfriend, and will wish it was the end of the world by the time the episode ends
Will lies tear Cal and Thom apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?
Thom receives a text from Jeremy and ignores it while Kathy and Ian talk about the state of their relationship.
Jeremy smokes pot with his sister Bri. Cal and Kathy commiserate over their secrets.
Quincy drops Kathy off at the clinic and takes Ian along to a gay bar with David, much to David's surprise...
It's the end of the month and the apartment is in boxes. Cal and Thom are moving out and Thom has begun seeing Jeremy. Jeremy asks Thom to move in with him. His answer is a little surprising.
It is one year ago and Cal and Thom are spending their first morning in their apartment. Kathy comes over with a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Thom promises Cal that he won't cheat on him again- showing that this pattern goes way back.
Moving day. Kathy and Ian patch things up and then Kathy helps Cal pull his life together to say goodbye to Thom with dignity. Thom wakes up in Jeremy's apartment and makes a surprising discovery. Thom comes home to Cal and they finish packing up the apartment.