Tom and Lilly
It’s Lilly’s dad’s birthday and since he disappeared on the family, she is all in her feelings. She says he was an exceptional father and then he just checked out. That must be super hard to deal with. Tom is really supportive in these situations. She tried to call him but he didn’t pick up.
It’s Mother’s day and both Tom and Lilly’s mothers are coming to celebrate. Tom vents to his mother about Lilly’s business practices continue to bother Tom. Lilly doesn’t set any boundaries on her clients and will always answer the phone when they call. That’s fine if you are single, but she is not. Lilly lost her clients, probably because she had to tape the Mother’s Day scenes. She not a happy camper and is physically affected by the loss. The more we get to know Lilly, the more we are reminded how young she is. She’s mature for her age, but she’s just not really old enough for this sort of marriage. It doesn’t seem like she has had a lot of relationship experience in the past.
Why doesn’t Lilly put the take out on actual plates! She is serving the mother’s out of Styrofoam. I’m mortified.
Later they go to painting class. It’s one of those painting and drinking things. Accent on the drinking. They are supposed to paint a dolphin, Tom decides to do a painting of those grass huts over the water in Bora Bora and a shark fin. It says to me that even in paradise there are sharks constantly circling the water. It seems like Sonia doesn’t exactly celebrate his lack of desire to conform, a quality that ranks very highly with me.
At a picnic at the park, Sonia talks to Tom’s mother who tells her that he is was very sensitive growing up. She says he needs a lot of attention and the worse think someone can do to him is ignore him. Tom’s mom is cute. She has a mischievous glimmer in her eye that says, “I really enjoyed the 1970s.” Meanwhile, Tom asks Lilly’s mother for her approval on the marriage. They manage to work through the topic in Spanglish and it ends with approval being given.
Nick and Sonia
Nick is frustrated and confused by Sonia’s continued refusal to move back in. But if I am remembering things correctly, didn’t she decide to stay over at the end of the last episode? Why are we not picking up where we left off? Dr. Pepper encourages Sonia to move back it. It does seem a bit unfair that Nick is stuck in the house alone when he has his own house he could be staying in.
These two have some homework from the therapist. The first question was basically,”What were their expectations of married life?” They both sit awkwardly on the couch not looking at each other and picking at their fingernails while saying pretty much the same thing. Why is Sonia wearing that dress? It’s the kind of dress you wear to church and can’t wait to get out of after too many cheddar bay biscuits after the service. I am uncomfortable watching her wear it. They discuss two questions and she goes home. Nick is hurt that she won’t move back in. I think Sonia should either fish or cut bait. She can’t say she is trying just showing up for filming. It looks like she is out and just playing along at this point.
Sonia thinks that it is perfectly fine for her to “need some space.” That’s kind of the opposite of what she signed up for. She wants to bring her dad over to meet Nick. Nick is very nervous. He makes a special effort to clean up the house. Sonia’s dad was adorable. He encourages them to work things together. He wants their marriage to be forever.
Sonia and Nick go hit a bucket of balls. Well, Nick hits a bunch of balls. Sonia liked that Nick was able to teach her to do something new, and Nick loved teaching her. Nick tells us there is only one week left before decision day and he seems to want to stay married.
Later we see Sonia and Nick washing the dogs. Not to self, don’t get a white dog, get a dirt colored one.
Derek and Heather
They each have a friend give them feedback on their issues that could impede them from having successful relationships. Derek’s ex tell him he is very passionate and takes things very seriously and that he needs to work on keeping his anger under control. So he is an angry pothead? Is that even a thing?
Heather’s friend tells her that she is over analytical, harsh, a bitch who can get a little psycho at times, she comes off a bit pretentious or stuck-up, she looks very reserved and unwilling to engage in conversation with a multitude of people, but overall she is nice and funny and has an upbeatness about her. Okay. Those last comments were clearly added on to soften the blow. Heather looks quite taken aback because you know she chose the person most likely to say nice things. Again with the weird wardrobe choices, Heather is in some sort of sheer negligee with her boobs hanging out. Why?
We end again with Sonia saying maybe she will sleep over. Just like last week. This is some weird editing.
Next Week: They go on a second honeymoon. Sonia and Nick go to a hotel in South Beach. Tom and Sonia are going to take the bus to the Keys. I would like to point out that when you get in a car with someone in say Fort Lauderdale and drive to Key West, in my experience it is the longest drive in the world. Perhaps the fact I was being driven by a drunk guy who wanted to stop at every place that sold booze along the way had something to do with it. I have a bad feeling about this bus ride.