Kai and company are finally back!
I apologize for the long delay. But I have months of content planned, so hopefully there won't be another break any time soon!
If you've forgotten what Kai and his pals got up to in the first part of Season 3, you can read the "Previously On..." to refresh your memory. Or you can hit the updated Table of Contents to re-read any episode.
Last time on In/Exhale: Kai and Jon went to his ENT appointment to have his hearing evaluated. He was informed he had bilateral high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss and was fitted for hearing aids that would take the highest-frequency sounds and lower them into a range Kai can hear. However, it'll take time for him to adjust, for his brain to learn how to hear in this new way. Kai pretends he's fine, but his frustration spills out when he gets into a fight at the Cattle Baron. Kai accidentally shows Jon all his cutting wounds, but he's determined to push through his depression and so they both go to swim. It lifts his mood. Jon meets Steve briefly at the pool, and then the brothers plan a surprise dinner for Vicky in which they inform her that they've decided they are both going to move in.
This week on In/Exhale: Kai faces his first day of class with his new hearing aids. He recommits to Renee, explaining that things won't be easy, but he's willing to do everything he can to make their relationship work, and Renee helps motivate him. Kai and Steve get closer.
Next week on In/Exhale: Kai interprets for the ASL club and Renee helps him through his anxiety. Kai meets with his counselor about getting interpreters for his classes and about taking an education class. Kai experiences his first class with an interpreter.
I want to thank all of you who've continued to follow my crazy saga, both here and on my site. I really appreciate all the support and feedback.