The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Chapters 17-18 Summary
Frankie gets an unexpected email from her ex-boyfriend, Porter Welsch, apologizing for the things that went down with Bess the year before.
Skeptical, Frankie sends back some mildly snide emails, but Porter persists and asks her if she'd like to go get a burger on Wednesday with him.
She's initially offended that he doesn't remember that she's a vegetarian, but he tells her that he remembers that she always got the cheese fries. He also says there's something that he wants to talk to her about.
Trish tells Frankie that she has to tell Matthew about going to see Porter, so she does.
When she tells Matthew, he tells her not to go. He wants her to have a picnic with him instead, but she stands her ground and assures him that nothing sketchy will go down.
Matthew tells her not to let Porter push her around, which she just finds insulting.
Frankie's in Matthew's room when she picks up a china dog statue of a basset hound. Matthew tells her to put it down, and we sense that something's off.
But then gives her his Superman t-shirt, which he's had for three years. All's well.
She puts the t-shirt on and wears it the next day, excited that everyone knows that it was Matthew's.
However, when she calls Zada, big sister isn't too excited. She says that the shirt is a kind of a possessive gesture and that it's "retro." By that, she means that it's very 50's Sandra Dee letterman jacket kind of stuff.
Zada warns Frankie not to let Matthew erase her, and Frankie responds that she's indelible.