All the cast mates are really irritated with Tanisha and Clive and their constant bickering. Traci had a “breakfast vodka.” There only breakfast vodka is a Bloody Mary, Traci. It seems that the reason that Clive can deal with Tanisha is because he is deaf. Like deaf, for real.
The couples all have to select magazines with a relationship issue on the front. I don’t usually comment negatively about people’s appearance but Kevin is sort of scary looking. Trista and Ryan seem to have the most trouble identifying their issues. Tanisha and Clive take every possible issue. Roger wants everyone to know that Jwoww won’t sleep with him.
Tanisha and Clive have a very loud argument that was headed toward being physical. Ryan steps in to calm things down. I thought that was weird. The two therapists, Elizabeth and Jim, show up to speak with them. Tanisha admits she doesn’t love Clive. Clive thinks his hearing loss is why Tanisha doesn’t love him.
The couples take their basket of issues out to the ring of fire. Each issue gets assigned to one partner or the other and added to their fire. Yes, this is as stupid as it sounds. Gretchen has most of the issues, and she accepts them. But Slade doesn’t want to accept his issues, like having children and money. Trista and Ryan have few issues. Traci and Kevin are both claiming their issues. When infidelity comes up and Traci says both of us, it seems like Kevin is hearing this for the first time.
Lots of commercials for David Tutera’s new show, Celebrations. This show looks fantastic. So far we have seen commercials for Taylor Armstrong and Jwoww’s wedding. It premieres in August. Don’t let me forget about it. I tend to forget We is even there. They are killing me with that Papa John’s greek pizza.
Back in the ring of fire, Kevin and Traci discuss their infidelities. Jim tells them they have to get past it. Jenni and Roger are up next. Jenni takes a lot of the issues for herself. Roger takes intimacy and resentment. Jenni has apparently lied to Roger a lot during their early relationship and he still has a lot of resentment. Tanisha and Clive enter the ring of fire. Clive says Tanisha cannot be faithful. She takes the infidelity issue, the both take fighting, The fire is getting hot and they have 23 issues left. Tanisha is losing her mind. Clive switches spots with Tanisha because the fire is so hot. Awww. The point of the stupid exercise was that the issues belonged to both of them.
Is there no heat in that house? The girls are wearing coats and snuggling under blankets inside. Ryan seems a bit overly involved in the other couples issues. I feel bad for saying Kevin looked scary before. He looked kinda cute in the kitchen with Traci. Maybe he just as a scary “mad face.”
Evaluations: Gretchen and Slade go first. Before the shrinks can talk Gretchen says that Tanisha and Clive’s screaming is really effecting her. The shrinks say something is not adding up with them. Liz tells Gretchen that she wants financial security and children, and Slade is not willing to provide either one. Jim hints that the relationship may be all for show. Trista and Ryan are told that while they will probably grow old together, they have stopped growing together emotionally. Traci and Kevin need to let go of resentments over their infidelities. They need to stop getting back at each other. Jenni and Roger are told that Roger needs to let go of resentments. Roger says the lying continues so that will be difficult. Tanisha and Clive are told that Tanisha needs to work on self-control, but they did a great job in the ring of fire.