I really need for these people to get out of their beds and on to the couches. I can’t believe anything we are seeing here in these produced scenes. I just want to get to the decisions. I’m pretty confident in my favorite couple, Sam and Neil making it. I’m not sure that Tres is going to say yes. I think he was really doing this for the TV show.
While we wait for the meat of the episode, I shall ponder life’s big questions. Like why do chicks hold their mouths funny when putting on eye makeup? I mean I do it too. But why?
Oh God, we have Sam crying. She just wants someone to grow old with. Maybe I will meet someone in the old people home. Hey! It could happen! Otherwise I’ll have to wait for someone to notice the smell.
Tres and Vanessa
Tres looks nervous. Like he’s going to bail. Vanessa looks like he has already told her. Neither one looks happy at all. Vanessa goes first and says that she wants to stay married. I typed that before Vanessa went on a weird rambling tangent and we went to commercial wondering if she was going to ask for a divorce. But she doesn’t. It’s Tres’s turn. Tres says YES! The therapists say they were so nervous. They think they really belong together.
So we are fifty-fifty! I think this couple will do well now that Tres is all in.
Sam and Neil
OMG! I really want this to work. I cannot stand the waiting. Sam talks about how she was, in her words, an evil bitch when she met Neil. She feels like Neil made her a better person. I hope all of you Meanie MacMeaniepants feel really bad for being so rough on her this season. It is possible for people to learn and grow and I think we saw a lot of that in Sam. Neil says he has learned a lot about himself from Sam.
Sam goes first and of course says she wants to stay married. Sam has to stop talking because she is crying. Sam is scared to death Neil is going to ask for a divorce. So of course we have a commercial before Neil makes his decision.
Neil says he is amazed by the journey they have been on. He’s very thankful for all that he has learned. OMG. Neil is talking about a strong gut feeling that he has that something is missing with Sam. He says he has being thinking of that all week. He also made an odd comment about their affection levels and how most of the affection has been coming from her end, but “he was open to it.” I don’t like where this is going. OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! He wants to get a divorce! OMG! I did NOT see that coming.
Sam sits there for a few seconds with no reaction. The therapist starts to talk and Sam goes running out of the room sobbing. In one of the most heartbreaking scenes I have ever seen on a reality show, Sam is outside sobbing and saying “please, please, please…no….” Inside, Neil says that he feels terrible. He knows that she is going to be hurt. Neil does a talking head saying that it has been more of an unhappy journey than a happy one. It seems that her behavior the first couple of weeks really had an impact on him. I guess I can understand that he might fear that Sam coming back. I just really didn’t expect this. Because his family has arranged marriages, I thought out of everyone he would be the one to stick with it no matter what.
Neil says he is confident in the decision that he has made. This is what is going to make him happy. Wait, what? He hugs the male therapist while Sam is outside in the dark sobbing and heaving. And when we come back from commercial we are with David and Ashley? I don’ even want to see those too. Did Neil just leave Sam there?
David and Ashley
We see two very glum people return home from the decision process. David is pissed. They seem to be packing up their stuff. I think I would have taken a go bag with me and gone to a hotel rather than coming back into the house and doing this scene. I do agree with Ashley, she says David just wants to be married and the person is irrelevant. I had a relationship like that. I pretty much told him that when I broke up with him. He married someone else a very short time later. So clearly I was right. I expect David to marry the next person he goes out with. He’ll probably propose on the third date. I don’t fault Ashley for not getting married. I do fault her for not trying. She never really did put any effort into the experiment.
David finally stands up for himself and refuses to listen to Ashley. She wants to talk. The time for that has passed. He grabs a few suitcases and seems strangely to want to keep some wedding gifts and then he is gone. Personally, I probably would have married Edi Amin to live in that house. I love it. David does this odd diary cam from his condo where he speaks to his future wife that he hasn’t met yet. You know, like we did when we were nine playing with Barbies.
I’m heartbroken for Sam, I wish we would get back to her. And we do. She and Neil are meeting at the house a few days later to pack up their stuff. Neil says he never wanted to hurt Sam. His decision was very tough. He felt terrible. He cares about Sam, he wants her to be okay. He wants to stay friends. Sam seems perfectly fine. I’m not sure how she is pulling this off. She says she is going to Costa Rica (probably with her MAFS paycheck) and she has become a better person and she is taking nothing but the positive away from this. Well, goody for you, Sam. I’m still sad. Sam says that she feels like she deserved him not giving him a headsup. Sam looks really pretty in this scene.
Tres and Vanessa
We see these two arriving straight from the decision filming. No packing needed here. They gladly wave goodbye to the camera crew.
Next week: We have a six month check in with the couples. And they are trying to give me hope that Neil and Sam work out. STOP IT! JUST STOP IT! It looks like trouble in paradise for Tres and Vanessa. And David and Ashley film separately. The therapist basically tells Ashley she’s a bitch, in a nice therapeutic way of course.