It’s been a dreadful week. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. I probably shouldn’t say that because I suppose it could be worse. As I was typing the last post I heard a male voice outside making a loud groan. Looked outside and saw nothing. Both Banjo and I are super jittery today. And just like Below Deck, my Married At First Sight recording seems to have stopped and restarted. So let’s see what I’m working with today. I really wish I had a really good bloody Mary.
Lilly and Tom
Things are still sunshine and lollipops for these two. Pastor Calvin goes to meet with the couple together. Tom talks about Lilly’s focus on the future and how he is not really wanting to prepare for the future. Basically, Tom seems like he doesn’t want to plan for the future until he is sure there will be one. Basically, both of them are nervous that the other will leave them. Tom says that Lilly putting him in the same category as her father (who left her) is not fair.
He asks them to take each other to a location that is special for them. They do not get a wedding album.
Apparently, Tom has been hiding a secret talent. He can cook. He makes chicken Marsala for Lilly. Tom talks about never really knowing his father. I like how these two can open up to each other in a natural, easy way.
Tom squeezes the toothpaste from the middle just to freak Lilly out. And it works. Tom takes Lilly to the beach near his bus. He thinks of it as his back yard. It’s his happy place. He talks to Lilly about his ex. It seems like she dumped him because he didn’t want to plan for the future and planning for kids. Ut. Oh. This beach is gorgeous and deserted. Tom says he is ready to commit now. But is he?
Sonia and Nick
Last week ended with Sonia justifiably moving out of the marital home with Nick, and taking off her wedding ring after she hears him drunkenly telling the producers that he is just not attracted to her. And the commenters went wild raging on Nick.
Nick says that sometimes he gets overwhelmed and says things that should not have been said. He really believes that there should be no work involved in relationships. The pastor shows up. Nick tells the pastor a very odd version of events. He said he told Sonia he was attracted to her, but the attraction level was not where he thought it should be at this point in the relationship. He doesn’t mention screaming at the top of his lungs that he is NOT attracted to her and probably will never be attracted to her. Nick only admits to kissing Sonia.
Pastor tells Nick that it is his job to support Sonia emotionally. He is riding Nick hard and says “Marriage ain’t for punks!” I don’t think he knows yet that Nick believes that relationship should not require work.
Pastor goes to get Sonia’s side of the situation. Sonia says that she is hurt that Nick could treat her so badly since they have been having sex. Not just once, but regularly. I’m going to need details. Were they drinking? What happened right afterward? Was there foreplay? Did they cuddle afterwards? We actually really need to know these things. Were there any malfunctions on his part? We do not get this information. Sonia is really pretty. Sonia feels tricked.
Pastor meets with the two of them together. They do not greet each other. Sonia looks like she is near tears. Nick continues to lie about their sexual activity. Apparently, they agreed not so say they had sex because they wanted to keep it quiet. Nick apologizes. Sort of. Pastor isn’t really doing much to mediate things. Sonia accepts his apology but also expects him to correct his behavior. Pastor asks them both to take each other to some place that has meaning to them and explain why it is an important place for them. He gives them their wedding album. Pastor still has faith in these two. I’m not sure there is enough time left.
Sonia and Nick laugh together going through the wedding album. Nick cracks lots of jokes. In his confessional says that he knows his family thinks very highly of Sonia. He’s willing to give it another shot. Sonia takes Nick to her favorite neighborhood restaurant in Little Cuba. I am surprised that Nick likes to try new foods. This makes me question my diagnosis of mild asperger’s. At lunch Sonia says she misses the dogs. She says she might want one. Nick says if she had her own dog she wouldn’t mind it sleeping in her bed. She says she would. I agree. Banjo isn’t allowed on furniture or on the bed. He couldn’t get on my bed if he tried without a step, and I rarely sleep in it.
Nick takes Sonia to his high school baseball field. Sonia asks if his parents would come see him play. He says he used to think his mom was bad luck. So when she came she would hide somewhere and watch. His dad was the coach. They seem to be getting along. Sonia is not ready to move back in. Nick thought the homework was very beneficial. Nick wants Sonia to move back in. But he is willing to give her the time she needs.
Heather and Derek
I could care less what Heather thinks. Or about the stupid letters of positivity they had to send each other.
Derek and his friends go out to shoot pool and catch up. He tells them that he has to go meet with Heather one more time.
When these two meet with the counselor, Heather still bitches about Derek, while Derek talks about missed opportunities.
Next week: More issues with Nick and Sonia and Tom is frustrated by the amount of time Sonia has to spend working.