I’ve got the Monday blahs which may be why there seems like there is nothing good to share with you guys today. I’ve totally run out of reasons to avoid this recap. So here we go.
The episode starts with a weird montage that give the appearance that all of the couples, even Danielle and Cody are happy as two bugs in a rug.
Anthony and Ashley
When last we saw these two, Ashley had left their Labor Day party without telling anyone to deal with work issues. Anthony tracks her down in a grocery store and brings her back to the party.
Anthony takes Ashley to Michigan to see where he grew up. In the car, Anthony found out that Ashley was ready to have a child on her own if she didn’t marry soon. Ashley and Anthony’s mom really hit it off. Ashley has an obsession with Anthony’s teeth. She talks about how perfect they are on every episode. At family dinner it comes out that he had all of his teeth knocked out in a soccer match and spent $30,000 to get them restored. No wonder they are so perfect!
Well now, isn’t this interesting. Anthony has an overly opinionated sister of his own.
Nate and Sheila
Nate and Sheila are still bickering about Sheila’s male BFF. Sheila is pissed that this argument is being filmed. Oh hey! that is what you signed up for. Both of them seem very concerned about looking good on camera. The next day, we see Sheila furiously folding a huge amount of towels.
Nate takes Sheila on a trip to his home town of Flint, Michigan to spend time with his mother. The mood with the newly formed family of three seems very tense in the car ride. The first stop is Nate’s grandparents. They are awesome. Still in love after fifty-two years of marriage.
The next day they go to hang out with one of Nate’s former coaches. It’s unclear where they are staying on this little trip. The coach was very supportive and told Sheila that it took a long time for his mom to accept him in Nate’s life as well. Off they got to Nate’s mama’s house. She’s already upset that they have been staying in a hotel. I have a feeling the actually went to see her first, and dropped the brother off.
Cody and Danielle
Cody and Danielle go to a bonfire and don’t bring their own beer. Cody is jealous that all the other couples there are having sex. Neither of them have many positive things to say about married life.
Danielle realizes that she has been comparing Cody to her past relationships, which is unfair. So she takes him on a trip to a park where she spent a lot of time with her ex. Because that makes total sense.
Have we met any of Danielle’s family? I do remember one girlfriend. But it seems odd that she is not introducing him to any important people in her life on this trip. Instead, she is going to a park to talk about her ex-boyfriend. There was a flag flying at half mast at the park. I presume in morning of their dead relationship. Later, Danielle writes a goodbye letter to her past. After burning the letter in the fire, she makes a fire and sets up a romantic environment for Cody when he gets home from work. He brought her a bouquet of roses. Things are going great. And then Danielle starts talking about past boyfriends again.
Next Week: Things off of the rails for Nate and Shelia. Cody seems very distraught about something and Ashley has a hissy fit because she sucks at corn hole.
On second chances, Cody continues to pursue Melika who clearly does not want to be the last one standing and just wanted to be on the show. And I really hope that Vanessa chooses Miles, even though Miles might be dodging a bullet if she doesn’t. I think Miles is awesome.