Couples Therapy this season is the wildest thing I have ever seen. This episode begins with Liz being forcibly taken to the hospital. Dr. Jenn calls a house meeting. Joe is off taking pictures of teenaged girls’ tits or being arraigned for something, Dr. Jenn takes the opportunity to essentially tell Abby that she needs to leave Joe.
HOWEVER, Abby is throwing Joe a 40th birthday party at a Mexican restaurant. Melissa Rivers is apparently friends with Joe. What is that about? Mario Lopez is a guest as well. That does not surprise me. In the car ride home, Joe is irritated that Abby talked about him while he was gone. He lectures her on how he is making her a better person. He ends the talk by asking her if she made the bed. What is his obsession with the bed?
During group therapy, Joe is a total entitled asshole. The topic is entitlement. I don’t think that Joe knows what the word means. He is angry that FF and Liz are getting more attention than he is. He is angry that Abby might suggest in the meekest possible way that he is a controlling prick. I am sure he will take her out away from the microphones and cameras and give her a serious talking to after this.
Joe has one on one therapy with Dr. Jenn where he says that the discrepancy between who he really is and how the world perceives him is the greatest discrepancy of any person of earth. Then he apparently tells Dr. Jenn that he has been abused in his past. This part was not aired, but Dr. Jenn describes it as horrific. Joe’s childhood abuse, he says is the cause for his controlling nature. Dr. Jenn says Joe is a decent human being underneath all the douchebaggery. I’m not sold on that concept.
FF wants to make the announcement that Liz is pregnant. She looks like she is about six months along so this is not shocking news. He wants champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate. I am sure Liz will drink an entire bottle. Hasn’t she been drinking in the house this whole time? Joe and Abby can’t even be bothered to give FF and Liz the courtesy of five minutes of their time. Why? Because it is not a Joe moment. Abby somehow convinces Joe to listen. But he doesn’t. As FF stands there holding a huge tray of strawberries and begins to speak. Joe interrupts to say that FF and Liz have been incredibly disrespectful to the house. Why doesn’t Flav put down the tray? I foresee them ending up all over the floor. Liz will probably just sit on the floor and eat them anyway. Oh wait. I was wrong. FF and Joe get all sorts of heated and are screaming at each other. Abby takes the tray of strawberries and throws them in the trash. I knew those strawberries (props) were doomed the moment I saw them.
Looks like next week the topic will be anger management and fruit abuse.