It’s been one hell of an irritating day, and I’m several recaps behind what I anticipated doing today. Everyone seems to feel some kind of way about Married at First Sight this week So I’m going to start there. I’m warning you, I’m in a shit mood and even Banjo is feeling my wrath today so be forewarned.
I forwarded through all the Heather stuff and I can’t believe Dr Pepper suggesting letters of affirmation. But I am stopping at the scene with his mother. It’s hard to watch him tell his mother. She is at a loss for words. She’s upset that Heather hurt her son and gave up after one week. It’s all for the best, Mom. She’s a great mom. Derek is really hurt by the whole situation.
Lily and Tom
Lily is planning a birthday surprise for Tom. She’s asked his brother to fly down for the occasion. Tom is confused by Lily’s sudden cleaning spree in preparation for Tom’s brother to show up. He’s tired from work and doesn’t to want to come home and work some more. Aw…. welcome to adulthood, Tom.
Lily makes a sweet breakfast for Tom on his birthday and tells him she has a showing that day in Fort Lauderdale. Tom asks a ton of questions about the property. It’s weird. Lily thinks Tom suspects something is up. The story is a cover for going to the airport to pick up his brother. She’s worried she won’t be able to keep her story straight. Tom says that he is not used to people doing nice things for him and he is really happy that she made him a birthday breakfast.
Tom was thrilled that Lilly got his brother to fly in from Colorado. I love how appreciative he is of all of Lily’s contributions to his birthday. Lily has planned a BBQ at home with friends and family. Both families. Lily’s sister is …that in law. I’m just saying.
The party looked like a lot of fun. Tom had a great birthday. It’s all sunshine and lollipops in this marriage. Tom loves all the positive energy between the two families.
Sonia and Nick
Sonia is ready to consummate the marriage. And then a dog wanders into the bed. Hey Sonia, here is what you do, go out and buy a damn bed that is not on the floor. one that is high off the ground, then buy thick mattress and boxed spring set. Problem solved. I’m not sure why you are sleeping on the damn floor like dogs anyway! Why do both dogs have bright red asses like baboons? Don’t answer that. I know how y’all are.
Sonia works with a dog trainer to get over her fear of dogs. She also wants the little yappy one calmed down.
Nick says they have good days and bad days. It seems like he would like a bit more consistency in what to expect every day when he wakes up. Sonia just wants to wake up without the dogs in the bed.
Sonia tends to narrate their every move. Maybe it’s the cameras but it’s annoying. It’s like, “So here we are eating dinner. How do you feel about eating dinner as a married couple? Did you ever think we would be eating dinner together?
On the bright side, Sonia is doing a lot better with the dogs. She’s put a lot of work into overcoming her fears. I want the trainer to come back and teach them to stay off the furniture. You know those white couches are rented!
Sonia goes to her friend to talk about her marriage. Her friend tells us that her lack of communication skills has been an issue that contributed to her previous relationships ending.
Nick has some sort of issue with Sonia that is festering. It seems like he is feeling trapped or something. Nick enjoys drinking adult beverages when talking with Sonia. When Sonia suggests that they focus on the positives and move their friendship forward, Nick agrees and then adds, “Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s going to be hard to forget everything that’s happened.” Oh Nick. Really? Sonia is already starting to tear up when he says, “Who’s to say you are not going to be back to the other way and we never resolve everything because you walk away every time.”
Nick shares a lot of doubt over the course of two confessionals in two different outfits so this has been going on with him for a while. He says when they first got married he thought she was beautiful. Then he basically says the more time he spends with her the less attracted he is. He has doubt that the matchmakers got it right.
Nike tells Sonia that they shouldn’t have to work for the relationship. It should just happen and they don’t have that vibe. Nick says he expected everything to be fucking flowers and rose petals and it’s not. Sonia says she had no expectations (and he’s still a disappointment). Sonia says they have to put in the work to get there. Nick thinks it’s either there or it isn’t. Oh my, this is not going well. Nick keeps saying that three professionals matched them scientifically and it should just work with no effort at all.
Nick has a meltdown about everyone telling him to open up. He tells Sonia never to use the phrase again or he will …be more over it than he already is! Then he goes off to production and screams about not being attracted to her. Nick is drunk. He is going outside, probably to smoke when a female producer shouts, “Every relationship requires work!” He turns around and says, “Well, you’ve got to be attracted to the person to want to make it work.”
He yells at the producer, “I don’t like her, that’s opening up, I don’t think she’s attractive, and I’m not attracted to her and that is me opening up to the fullest fucking extent!” Well now, be careful what you ask for.
Next we see Sonia packing all her shit. She tells the producers that having a conversation with him is like having a conversation with a ten-year-old. She rolls out her suitcases and tells the dogs, “You have a shitty father, sorry. ” When she gets in her car she takes her ring off. The little yappy dog she bonded with peers out the window barking as she leaves.
Next Week: The pastor lays down the law with Nick telling him “Marriage is not for punks!” Tom gives Sonia the impression that he’s just living in the moment and is not interested in long-range planning. And the producers continue to try to make us believe Derek and whatzername might try again.