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Tom and Lillian
We didn’t see any issues with Tom and Lillian getting across the threshold. They have a lot of sexual chemistry and are trying to move slow. They start with feeding each other chocolate covered strawberries. This could not be going better. The next morning, during their first diary cam they are very affectionate, Lillian kisses Tom a lot. Sonia is already falling in love with him. Tom is visibly worried already about the living situation. You can just tell. They did not have sex on the first night.
Tom and Lillian will be honeymooning in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Their first fight is apparently going to be about how to squeeze the toothpaste tube. Lillian is a bit critical about Tom’s packing skills as well. In the production initiated shirt ironing test, Lillian irons Toms shirt. At their brunch with their families and friends, everyone seems to feel, as we do, that they are a great match.
Rachel meets with them to give them homework assignments for their honeymoon. On the way to the airport, Tom starts asking Lillian if she is good living on a small sailboat, or a tiny house. She says she thinks she could live anywhere. Once in Jamaica, Tom continues to be very stressed about the bus he calls home. Next week, Lillian gets offende by Tom.
Derek and Heather
Heather explains to Derek after being carried across the threshold, “Just so you know it was like 20 pounds of dress.” Derek says, “Oh I know, thirty pounds!” I’m not sure if that would comfort or insult the bride. It could go either way. Heather says that Derek is good looking but she doesn’t have an instant chemistry with him. Their first married diary cam the next morning exemplifies their lack of chemistry. They did not consummate the marriage. There was not even cuddling. Derek has a corny sense of humor. It’s cute. Heather thinks he is really funny. I think it would grow old pretty fast.
Derek and Heather will be honeymooning in Puerto Rico. Heather seems a lot more likeable this episode. I am willing to write her wedding episode off as nerves. Derek doesn’t have a passport (you don’t need one for Puerto Rico) and Heather is a flight attendant. I think the matchmakers are a bit off base with this pair.
At their brunch, Heather seems to be distant from her mother.
Rachel checks in with them before their honeymoon to see how things are going and offer advice. It’s a wasted scene. She gives them homework for their honeymoon. Once in Puerto Rico, Heather tries not to be nitpicky and let’s Derek drive and take her gambling. Two things she would rather not do. Then she keeps being nitpicky. Derek wants to go to the hot tub, she wants to go to the ocean. She is being very permissive which is making her bit internally hostile. She also has discovered that Derek smokes. She told the matchmakers that she didn’t mind if her partner smoked occasionally. Derek says he smokes occasionally. She says she has road rage occasionally. She’s often impatient.
Nick and Sonia
Sonia refused to let Nick carry her over the threshold which made things awkward. Sonia was worried about her weight and thought he might drop her. I can so relate to that! This was a concern of mine when I was young, 5’9″ and 125 pounds. It’s even greater now when I think about having to call 911 and be put on a stretcher. Which is a crazy thing to have anxiety over. So now that I think about it, am I relating to Sonia because she is as crazy as I am? For Nick’s sake I hope not. As I
diagnosed with no license mentioned before, Nick has some social anxiety issues himself and seems to have difficulty expressing himself and misreading social clues.
Nick and Sonia go for the whiskey. Sonia knocks hers back in one gulp. She seems to have a lot of nerves. The whiskey seems to help. She also seems like she needs constant reassurance that Nick likes her, this is something Nick struggles to verbalize. The next morning they do their first diary cam in bed. They kiss. They did not consummate their marriage.
Nick and Sonia will be honeymooning in the Dominican Republic. This will be Nick’s first trip out of the country.
Sonia is already talking about his “girly ways” because apparently ironing his own shirt makes him meterosexual. Sonia seemed confused by the entire ironing process.
At their brunch with their families and friends, everyone says they feel like one big family already.
Rachel meets with Nick and Sonia and for some reason she makes them do an exercise on camera. She wants Sonia to look at Nick and say, “You’re my husband.” She struggles with this. I was worried about Nick with the whole looking in her eyes thing, but he did it just fine. Rachel talks about showing your insecurities and this makes Sonia cry. She seems to have a lot of insecurities when it comes to relationships. Ah there it is, she is afraid to trust because her last serious relationship cheated on her. Sonia wants a very masculine man who does not show his emotions and makes her feel safe. I’m not sure if Nick is up for all of that. I don’t see him as very experienced with women.
On the way to the airport, Sonia is already worried that they might get injured in an activity like zip lining or horseback riding. Sonia remains very affectionate with Nick.