Time to head back into Marriage Boot Camp and check in on the media whores. We left with Roger and Jwoww at odds and Roger claiming that Jenn is just there for the paycheck and doesn’t want the therapy. Um, Roger, everyone in that house is just there for the paycheck and doesn’t want the therapy, except you. You married a famewhore. This is what famewhores do. How is this possibly news to you? Roger has a tantrum, and Jenni gets a stern talking to by the guy counselor to “keep it 100% real.” Which is exactly what the scrip writers wrote for him to say.
I find the counselors round table scenes at the beginning to be rather stupid.
But perhaps not as stupid as the activities. In this episode the ridiculousness continues. Didn’t we just do the insult your partners thing? The partners face each other and rattle off how their spouse is not meeting their needs. Gretchen needs Slade to get a job. When Slade tries to “act” his one reaction is to swallow hard. It’s odd. Trista needs Ryan to trust her. Ryan needs more physical contact. Or physical contact that seems genuine. Tanisha needs Clive to take control. Clive says he needs for her to let him run things. Tanisha says she has not been in love with him in a long time. Those two argued the longest, so far. Roger needs honesty from Jenni. The male counselor stops Roger from going on for some unknown reason. Later in an interview, Roger is still pissed about this. Jenni wants flowers, a hug, a kiss, some romance.
The next activity is date night. But not with their partners. Gretchen and Kenneth are paired up and Kevin is pissed he has to date a white women. Wow. Jenni and Slade are paired. Traci and Clive are paired. Clive says, he might as well be going with his wife, they are both the same personality! Yeah, Clive, but this is more like Tanisha who drinks vodka for breakfast! Trista and Roger are paired. Tanisha is the lucky one to get Ryan.
Gretchen says she has a prior commitment and can’t move forward. Gretchen says that she has a charity event. Slade says he wants to stay in the house and work on his issues. Gretchen is freaking out. Perhaps this is why Slade doesn’t have a job, Gretchen. Stop dragging him behind you to everything and let him do some things on his own! The decision is made for Kevin to go to the charity with Gretchen. Gretchen is having a panic attack because she gets freaked out when Slade is not there.
Ryan is nervous about his date with Tanisha. They have Tanisha and Ryan cake pops. The plan is to draw Ryan out of his shell. Trista and Roger head off to yoga together. Trista needs to learn to get physical with others. Roger needs to learn to trust. When Trista and Ryan did their couples interview, Trista seemed to be saying that Roger is strong emotionally and very open, UNLIKE RYAN. Wow. Slade and Jenni go take dance lessons. Slade needs to learn to take the lead and Jenni needs to learn to follow. The counselors put Kevin with Gretchen because he will speak his mind. Something they think Slade does not do. Gretchen has Kevin carry her bags as coat. I don’t really understand the explanation for why Clive and Traci are getting massages.
Surprisingly, things seem to be going well on all of the dates. Except for Gretchen and Kevin. When Kevin is talking to Gretchen, rather than listen to him, Gretchen checks her phone. She finds out TMZ was there and she decides to ditch Kevin. Why would she do that? I hate to bring up the race thing but it seems neither of these two are keen on being perceived with being “down with the swirl.” Kevin seemed hurt.
Traci is have an orgasm because Clive is giving her a foot massage. Traci told Clive that he needs to grow with her. At Slade and Jenni’s dance class, Slade has a hard time leading and Jenni struggles to follow. But eventually, they got it. Trista becomes nauseous at yoga. Tanisha tries to teach Ryan to have some swagger. But she ends up teaching him how to pimp walk. Tanisha had a blast. Ryan kind of warmed up to the date.
During evaluations, Trista gets called out for being reserved. She actually pushes back a little. Interesting. She does sort of seem like she has a stick up her ass. Roger gets called out for holding on to resentments. Later, Jenni finds out that someone they know sold a story to the tabloids. Roger blames Jenni for running her mouth. Perhaps she told someone that she was pregnant and the story made its way to the tabloids? I won’t know until next week because the DVR ended before the show.
Marriage Boot Camp:Reality Stars airs Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET