Jaclyn & Ryan
We start this episode with Jaclyn having cold feet and panic attacks trying to get herself down the aisle. It’s very high drama. But once she takes the leap of faith, they both seem to have an instant attraction. Their families seem very pleased and supportive. They give their vows as genuinely as they can under the circumstances. Ryan goes in hard for the kiss, and Jaclyn was receptive! It went off without a hitch. ‘
Ryan is super excited. Jaclyn seems a little more reserved. At their first dance, Ryan goes in for a lot of kisses. Jaclyn is a bit uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Ryan gives a speech at the ceremony. Did I mention he is beyond happy? He gets down on one knee and proposes to Jaclyn. She says yes.
Back in their hotel room Ryan tells us that he is looking forward to sex whenever she is ready. Which is great because she told us she thinks Ryan will be willing to wait for sex until she is ready.
Shawniece & Jephte
Jephte is terrified, mostly of his mama. He shakes hands with Shawniece’s family. Her grandfather says not to him, but once he moves on he says, “He’s not going to make it.” Shawniece is terrified too. It looks like a race to see who is going to pass our or run first. They both bust out smiles when they see each other for the first time. This is a good sign. As soon as the wedding begins, Jepthe’s mom jumps up and says, “Everybody wait, this is my son…” And we cut to commercial. But instead of going crazy, she gives Shawniece a belt made out of the veil from her wedding. She says she doesn’t have daughters and wants her to have it. Have we really tamed the mother already? That seems a bit too easy. Shawniece’s vows began with, “God has a way of putting us together…” Which is fabulous because Jephte’s mom was displeased that experts were putting them together instead of God. Jephte was afraid to kiss her. He’s still very nervous. So she goes in for the kiss and he didn’t seem to mind that one bit.
At their private toast, Shawniece feels it appropriate to let it be known she has been single for four years and masturbating got her through the process. Jephte is a bit horrified and says he’s a teacher that works with babies and she need to take baby steps with him. Jephte is freaking out. Is he having buyers remorse? Shawniece is not helping by saying things like “We’re married now whether you like it or not!’ All the couples had photos made and the other two couples where happy to take lots of kissing photos. Jephte doesn’t want to do it. He needs a minute to process things and he is not getting that.
During the first dance, Jephte is still uncomfortable. Part of his issue is being affectionate toward someone in front of his mother. The other part is that he seems very shy and doesn’t like to be the center of attention. On the other hand, Shawniece wants all eyes on her, and can’t wait to dance to some “bump and grind.” Shawniece’s mother gives a long speech that starts with her telling Jephte she’s not good with names so she is going to call him Jay. She’s been praying that good would send a man to take care of her daughter. Shawniece embarrasses the hell out of Jephte by giving him a lap dance. This girl cannot read a room.
Jephte carries her across the threshold and she is hoping for sex on their wedding night. Jephte loosened up a bit at the reception after a few drinks. He might not be so shy in the dark with no cameras. Still, he is the most overwhelmed by the whole experience.
Molly & Jonathan
The second Jonathan see Molly he says, “Oh shit….Damn….alright..” Suffice it to say he likes what he sees. Before the wedding starts he jokingly asks if he gets to kiss her yet. The ceremony goes great. The couple takes a private moment for a champagne toast and a little first date type chatter. So of course she asks what he does for a living. He responds, “Oh, that’s a fun story…” it looks like he is going to have to let his little unemployment secret out of the bag. And he does. He lets her know he is already getting offers to interview. She seems fine with it. So, YAY!
Molly and Jonathan seem equally comfortable together at the reception. When they do their first dance, the in-laws comment that it almost looks like they have known each other their entire lives. During the family speeches, Jonathan realizes that it was not her dad that walked her down the aisle.
These two have a strong physical attraction and snuggled right up on their wedding night.
In the previews for the season, there are a lot of happy scenes. And then there is Shawniece crying because Jephte treats her like a stranger. Jon is irritated by the slow pace of the relationship, which likely means she is hold off on sleeping with him, and Ryan seems to not be so thrilled with Jaclyn now that the newness is wearing off. She seems to be having problems dealing with the death of her previous boyfriend.