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It’s time for season four of Married at First Sight! It’s actually been on for a couple weeks but it was the whole picking the couples crap and it doesn’t get good until they actually get married. And that happens on this episode, which is why I am recapping now. I can’t promise speedy delivery on this show, but I will get it up eventually (that’s what he said). AND there is the added bonus that you will be my favorite commenters due to your discerning taste for watching with me. The ups and downs of Sam and Neil last season (and arguing with you fucktards over my devotion to these to working it out) was probably the most invested I have ever been about at stupid reality show. I can’t imagine me being any more interested in the couples than I was during season three. But I hope these people are just as engaging.
Tom and Lillian
This season of MAFS takes place in Miami. If you have ever vacationed in Florida, it probably rained on you at least once a day. Weather patterns move in and out very quickly there. Unfortunately, these two have an outdoor marriage planned and the bottom has dropped out of the sky and it is raining HARD. Also, the bride is from Nicaragua and in their culture, pearls are a bad omen and should not be part of a wedding ceremony. Not on a dress, or as a necklace. So Lillian had to forgo her first choice of wedding dress only to have her groom unknowingly send her a pearl necklace (cough production cough) as his gift to her on their wedding day. She struggled a lot with her decision not to wear it. Lillian also doesn’t seem to know the American train of thought that rain on your wedding day, is considered a good omen. Welcome to America, Lillian. Quit crying and go marry your husband. He’s super cute!
Neither the bride or the grooms father showed up for similar reasons. But Lillian forges ahead in the huge deluge. Apparently, there are exactly two umbrellas available at the wedding site. One for the bride and the other for the groom. The others are on their own. The minister literally uses his bible to save his hairdo.
I already LOVE these two. The sun came out during their vows. They are both very genuine. I have a good feeling about them.
Tom is the one who lives on a bus. I honestly don’t think Lily will have much of an issue with this. I also think Tom has stacks on stack on stacks that he wants to wait until the right time to reveal because he doesn’t care that much about money. The wedding photos with these two seem genuine. I know I use that word a lot with these two. They kiss a lot during photos.
Production had Lily send cigars and there was one for Tom’s father. So they prodded her to ask about him at the reception. They bond about being abandoned by their fathers. Really, production? Did that need to be a Wedding Day storyline?
These two are so cute together. I’m worried about all this happiness in the editing at the beginning. I feel like they are setting me up to be heartbroken again. Lily’s oldest sister was not part of her wedding party because Lily did not invite here. There is an issue there. Most of it is drama. The bridesmaid procession (if there even was one) was not even shown. And for all we know she was in it. Tom handled it perfectly. Both families LOVE the other.
Tom and Lily both seem to be DTF on their wedding night.
Derek and Heather
I’m worried about Heather right away. The number of tattoos on her bridesmaid bothers me. After the high I felt about Lillian and Tom, Heather gives me an emotional downer. I’m basing this off a one minute scene. Let’s hope I am wrong about her, for Derek’s sake. Derek is a hot groom in an awesome bow tie who, in is talking head hopes for someone as committed as he is, who just wants someone to love him. My heart is breaking for him already. This editing is not making me hopeful.
Okay, this is getting better. They are both attracted to each other. Both seem happy. I love how the kiss or the not kiss is such a big deal. They did kiss. If you are going to TAKE VOWS with at stranger and go through with it, it would seem ridiculous to me to not kiss. It’s a wedding kiss not a makeout sesh. His mama doesn’t seem to sure about this. I’m going to keep a stern eye on Heather.
During the photo session, Derek is WAY too kissy, kissy. It’s making Heather really uncomfortable and Derek can’t catch a clue. Because I like Derek I’ll write it off to too much champagne. But really. I’m starting to side eye Derek now. Things go better during the first dance. Oh! I like Heather much more out of her bridal look.
After many drinks, Heather seems DTF and Derek has been that way from the beginning.
Nick and Sonia
As far as just the brides go, I like Sonia the best I think. She’s a social worker and she has a bit of a wild side. I would have married Nick and either of the other two if I were this age and on this show. I think the guys are all attractive with makes me wonder, “What’s wrong with them?” A running theme with all three marriages is too many tattoos and ugly flower arrangements in the bridal family. I’m worried Nick may be in this for the TV cameras. Did I mention the bridal bouquet because OMG NOE. JUST NOE. I would not fake or real marry anyone with that bouquet. If I get married (SHUT UP! IT COULD HAPPEN!) my current (imaginary) gay husband would be doing the flowers. I have some background in that area, but his taste is impeccable.
Sonia is going to be the one who has to be coaxed into this. But she gets herself together. I find it annoying when the officiant asks WILL YOU and the bride and groom answer I do (instead of I will) The officiant should ask DO YOU TAKE… At any rate they both say I do.
Nick’s vows were terrible and he never looked her in the eyes once, that we saw. His vows were basically, “YOLO! Let’s do this shit!” Not a good sign. He did look at her when she read her vows which were equally, “Whatever hope this works out, why not!” Also not a good sign. But at least she looked at him. And hey at least they are going in full of high expectations.
Nick is shifty-eyed.
Cheek kiss. Sonia is terrified. Nick says he is introverted. He talks about his dogs. Sonia is afraid of dogs. Sonia is worried that Nick said nothing nice about her appearance. She is worried she didn’t make a mistake. To be fair, Nick said she as very pretty in his confessional. They both seem a bit socially awkward. Nick is not loosened up enough after a couple bottles of champagne to look interested in his wife during the photo shoot. Let’s just hope he is “on the spectrum” as we say and is a super smart but socially awkward dude. But Sonia is for sure wondering if he is in to her.
Sonia and Nick are the most awkward together. Nick’s mother’s toast gives me hope about Nick. He’s
on the spectrum introverted. After many drinks in a scene with the bridesmaids he blurts out that the loves her. Aw. Then he sort of retracts it to mean he is super happy with her. Then in confessional he says, “I think I might have found love at first sight.” Nick’s conversations loosen up A LOT once he gets some alcohol in him. He’s super respectful and says there will be no consummation of the marriage until she is ready. Now that I factor in his possible Aspergers…. I might just love him the best.
The season previews make it seem like it all goes to shit for everyone. But I’m going to call editing on that. Right now I TOTALLY think they all have a chance.
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