It’s time for the penultimate episode of this ridiculousness. Roger caved and went with Jenni to her event. Tanisha gets a phone call from her manager saying she got a part. She is screaming and crying and Clive asks her what is going on. She walks right past him and says nothing. So this whole communication workshop stuff is going well. She goes out to the kitchen to tell everyone the good news. These phone calls with Tanisha give me the distinct impression there is no one on the other end of the phone. First she says she auditioned for something and they said she is “pretty much hired.” Then she tells the group she auditioned for a lot of stuff and got it all. Never once did she say what this role, or all of the roles are. It’s all fake.
Speaking of fake, Gretchen and Slade bicker in bed. Slade is emotionally exhausted.
The stupid exercise of the week is called Release Me. They are supposed to think of the person for whom they have the most resentment. Slade says his resentment is toward God. He is angry that God let his son have brain cancer. He gives a crappy performance of crying and whining.
Tanisha is up next. Her resentment is her “caretaker” that abused her as a child. Tanisha sort of freaks out. She wants to hit the girl pretending to be the caretaker. She actually asks Clive for support! Jim steps in as the caretaker in case Tanisha does decide to knock a bitch out. Jim provokes Tanisha to hit her. Tanisha is melting down. Jim asks who is forgiveness for and the female therapist whispers, “Yooooou, it’s for you sweetie…” in the most hysterical way possible I don’t see how Gretchen or someone did not just bust out laughing. Soap opera music swells. Tanisha forgives!
Kevin is mad at his Daddy. He was not there growing up. Gretchen needs to forgive herself. Ryan is mad at his ex who cheated. Traci is angry at a friend who left her in hard times. Trista is mad at some chick. There are a lot of tears and everyone forgives everybody. And then it is Clive’s turn. He is angry at…Tanisha. Tanisha saw herself in the person portraying her. In this exercise, the person playing Tanisha apologizes for not showing him respect. This exercised sucked.
Tanisha asks Slade if she were his daughter would he be able to accept Tanisha staying married to Clive. SHE ASKED SLADE. Not Ryan, not Jim, but Slade. Jeez Louise! And Slade said, “I would not.” Dramatic music. Commercial break.
After the break, Clive, who has been counseled by Kevin stands up to Tanisha. Tanisha doesn’t communicate with him n any meaningful way. Clive says he’s done, drops the mike and goes back inside.
Time for another game! YAY! Is there a drinking word? No, each partner has to make a choice between two things. The therapists feel that one is a selfless choice and the other is a selfish choice. This should be fun. Especially because Gretchen and Slade are up first. Slade’s choices are to heal himself or stay with Gretchen. How would healing himself be selfish? Of course he should choose that. Gretchen’s choices are motherhood or Slade. Okay, Jim tells Slade that if he chooses the Gretchen door then he will never be able to meet her needs. Gretchen is told that if she chooses Slade then she is choosing never to be a mother. Slade chooses to heal himself. Gretchen chose motherhood.
Kevin and Traci. Kevin’s choice is odd. He can choose stay with Traci but always come behind her sisters and her life. Or door #2, be First in someone else’s life. Traci has to choose Kevin as her first priority or her sisters and her career as her priority. Kevin chooses Traci. Traci chooses Kevin. Hugs and tears.
Trista and Ryan. Trista has to choose between the Ryan that Trista wants him to be and the real Ryan. Ryan has to choose whether to be the Ryan that Trista wants or the real Ryan. The doors are really confusing. Jim is explaining to Ryan in a way that says either be what Trista likes or leave her. Not surprisingly they chose different doors. It was all very confusing. Trista chose the door that would have Ryan be the person she wants him to be. Even they don’t understand the doors after it was over.
Tanisha and Clive. Clive has to decide between having a career without Tanisha, or choose Tanisha. Tanisha has the same choice more or less. I hope they both choose their own career. YAY! They do just that. Tanisha is furious with Clive for not choosing her. I thought Tanisha was going to die on this show. What is taking so long?
Jenni and Roger are back just in time for the final decisions tomorrow. Tanisha and Clive get into it. Tanisha is being her usual cunty self. Tanisha blows up and start beating on Clive. Then Tanisha decides she is having a heart attack. Bitch ain’t having no heart nothing. She’s just trying to flip the script after realizing she was trying to beat down her husband on national TV. They call an ambulance and Ryan, who is an EMT takes her history and gives her an aspirin. Jenni bitches about not being able to go to sleep after a long day of traveling because some chick is doing her best Fred Sanford impersonation upstairs. Oh the horror. Ryan asks if she knows where she is. She says yes. He asks what state. She says earth. See? She’s fine. Dumb as ever and fine. Nothing to see here.
Oh look, there she is right back in the house for the final decision the next day. Please dump her ignorant ass, Clive.