To be honest, I am just ready for this season to be over. I am not really personally invested in any of these people. Last season, I was invested in Derek and hated Heather. I was also pulling for Nick who managed to screw things up with Sonia. But I still haven’t gotten over Neil and Sam. Neil and Sam went through a lot of ups and downs as Sam was a bit immature in the process. But at the point in the season, on their second honeymoon, I really thought they had a breakthrough and they were going to be a great couple. And then at the end, Neil who had the patience of Job all season, promptly asked for a divorce causing Sam to go outside and sob in some bushes. It was kind of heartbreaking. These people? I really don’t think I care.
Anthony and Ashley
When we left, Ashley was bossing Anthony around trying to wear the pants in the relationship. That is not going to fly with Anthony. Ashley needs to learn that Anthony is the head of the family. Period.
But, what Ashley doesn’t understand is she is the neck. The neck can turn the head in any direction. She has to just learn how to do it. Right now she is trying to turn the head the direction she wants with a baseball bat. She needs to be more subtle and calm. Instead, she is not being the neck, she’s just a pain in the neck. Also, she needs to learn to cook and stop ordering takeout for every little thing or expecting Anthony to cook every meal and do all the other things she wants done immediately.
These two are going to Starved Rock Park for a camping trip. Was it me or did they seem a bit disconnected in the car ride? They are not allowed to play music, so that makes the trip very long. Anthony is texting while driving! Ashley can’t seem to keep her enthusiasm up about her marriage in her talking heads. She sounds more fake every week.
Speaking of heads, there are a lot of taxidermied heads on the wall. A LOT. Like several dozen. That doesn’t include the full-sized animals. They seem to have a great time hiking through streams and climbing trees. I totally expected Ashley balk about the camping trip. Ashley is making it clear that she planning for their future and she has no doubts. Anthony on the other hand feels like he has made most of the compromises and is less sure of the future. When Anthony asks Ashley what she is looking forward to next week, she says moving into their new place. I’m pretty sure the correct answer was “starting the next chapter of our lives without all the cameras.”
Cody and Danielle
Danielle has just now realized that Cody doesn’t trust her. While I get he pulled away from her in the beginning and that freaked her out, her not coming back toward him in any intimate way freaked him out. Cody has made it clear, two months without sex is not something he deals with easily. Danielle just wants him to shut up about it.
Cody and Danielle are going to Milwaukee. They seemed to have great conversation in the car. They seem more like friends (which is their issue) than Ashley and Anthony do. Milwaukee seems cool. I do not know how many more times I can listen to them talk about not having sex.
Production sends them to a brewery to see if getting them drunk will get them in bed. It did not. Cody tries a long walk by the lake. Nada. Danielle tries to prod him for his decision, she asks him what he thinks about the whole marriage thing. He says he thought there would be sex, basically. This pisses her off. Then don’t ask him Danielle. It’s obvious that the two of you are in the friend zone and you are fine with that and he isn’t. You can’t keep getting mad at him for his feelings. Cody has said he is out unless there was more intimacy in the relationship.
Nate and Sheila
Sheila is a bitch. That’s just the bottom line. I don’t know why Nate even bothers with her. She has the most awful things to Nate and he continues to forgive her. After several days and Nate’s 9,345th apology, Sheila finally accepts his apology. Then she finally apologizes to him and says she wants to be a better person and a better wife. Because they are so religious, I was really expecting to hear The Lord’s Prayer out of these two “…forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us…” Wow, here apology got really good. She humbled herself, admitted she was wrong, told him that she wants to be with him forever. That’s the Sheila that needs to stay present. It was a sweet make up. I’m hopeful for them again.
At their romantic dinner, disharmony is simmering again. Nate is having second thoughts.
Next Week: It’s decision day. Who do you think will stay together?