Danielle and Cody
Why do we bother with these two? They are trying to plan out their week. Cody has known about a wedding since before they got married and yet, he still has no idea what time the wedding is! They do seem to have some fun washing the dogs.So I guess that is their bonding experience for the week.
Later, Cody and Danielle work on an art project together. Cody feels a lot of pressure to work the power drill. He has never used on before. He’s worried that Danielle is judging him. Because we all are.
Pastor Calvin, just like Dr. Pepper, wants Danielle to not want a manly man. This irritates the pee out of me. They go grocery shopping together where the strike up conversation about their relationship to their parents. Cody shares that his father is really closed off. Cody is a mama’s boy. Shocker. Cody still hasn’t bother to find out when the wedding is. Shocker. Cody pays for the groceries because that is what husbands are supposed to do.
Cody is a people pleaser and still not being himself. Perhaps because he knows Danielle doesn’t like the real him. Cody is trying to do what he thinks good husbands do, even though his father was not particularly a good role model for that. This is the theme of every scene
Over the course of a few weeks, Danielle has asked Cody to find out the time for the wedding multiple times. Her best friend’s thirtieth birthday is the same day. Finally, Cody finds out the time and it seems to conflict with her party. A passive aggressive fight ensues. Cody wants the marriage to work and asks Danielle if part of her doesn’t want it to work. Yes, Cody. A large part of her wants to bail today. Right now, on camera.
Ashley and Anthony
These two seem almost too happy. As we saw last week, Ashley does not like to be vulnerable on camera.
Anthony has a work trip. I forget what he does. Back in Chicago, Ashley goes out with the girls. Ashley really wants to have kids sooner than Anthony does. She has some trust issues with Anthony.
These two go furniture shopping. Anthony loves dark leather chairs. Ashley wants girly stuff. There is another discussion about Ashley not taking Anthony’s last name. That really bothers Anthony.
Chicago is gorgeous. This show really makes me want to get away there for a weekend. I don’t think Banjo’s last dog sitter wants to sit with him anymore. When I was in Paris it rained the ENTIRE TIME I was gone. Banjo doesn’t do rain. So I believe there was an altercation or two with him that didn’t go well. I need to find a new dog sitter if anyone knows one. Preferably a female that can handle a cranky 80 lb dog that might bite.
Anthony cooks every night. His stuffed peppers look amazing. Most guys don’t care for green peppers in my experience. Ashley gets pissy because she talks about needing to go back to the nail salon to fix a nail and he says he didn’t really enjoy their outing to the nail salon four days ago, because he’d never been and he didn’t know what to expect. I totally understand that. I don’t like to go either, but I like the results. I’m still not sure what to do with my hands and feet half the time. It seems complicated to me and each place is kind of different. I assume he wonders how much a wife that goes to the nail salon twice a week will cost him.
He says he tries new things with a smile on his face regardless. Ashley takes that to mean that she doesn’t try things with a smile on her face. Which is not really what Anthony was saying but he admits she was reluctant to try some things. No matter what Anthony says, Ashley finds a way to take offense to it. If this marriage doesn’t work out, it is her fault.Sheila and Nate
Pastor Calvin comes to counsel Nate and Sheila about this week’s topic, trust. Both of these two have had their trust betrayed in the past so it’s difficult for both of them. Nonetheless, these two seem to remain hopeful and in a good place.
Sheila and Nate go to do partner yoga. Nate is sort of amused at first, but then he realizes how yoga difficult is. For some of the poses, Sheila doesn’t trust Nate to support her. In the end, they both enjoyed it and Sheila was happy that Nate enjoyed an activity she likes.
Nate, ever the competitor, wants to have a pizza challenge with Nate’s brother. It seemed like a lot of fun even though the little brother didn’t like Sheila low-balling his pizza after he low-balled hers. Clearly he has Nate’s trait where he always has to win the trophy. #Insecurity
Sheila surprises Nate with her new driver’s license with his last name on it. Nate almost cries. Sheila is committed. Nate is profoundly emotional. I kind of love Nate. He’s really happy. He is now completely moving in to the new apartment and letting his old place go. So here comes his mama to be all Debbie Downer. While I get his mother being skeptical of the arranged marriage on a TV show working out, she is brutal in her delivery. I can see why he is always trying to win the competitions now. He really needs approval.
Second Chances is WAY TOO LONG. It’s really, really bad. And yet I keep watching it. Mostly because I can do it on the weekend without paying it much attention. It’s amazing how arrogant Vanessa got once she was in the driver’s seat. David is drawn to the most screwed up girls in the bunch while ignoring the ones that might possibly be there for him.