Jaclyn & Ryan
Ryan takes Jaclyn to swim with dolphins. She is thrilled by this date. Ryan is a jerk toward Jaclyn when she wants to play a guessing game in the sand. We are finally seeing Ryan after the excitement of getting married is starting to wear off.
The therapists have sent questions or the couples to answer. Jaclyn says that her biggest character flaw is that she is a messy eater. We have gotten to a point in our society where people don’t even know what character is. Ryan says his probably that he talks too much and could listen more. Then we get to the point of the exercise where Jaclyn has to talk about the death of her boyfriend. Ryan is very comforting and understanding towards her. These too seem be getting along great.
Shawniece & Jephte
Aw, I just noticed in the scenes teasing the decision episode, Shawniece is crying. In real-time, the strangers go hiking in the waterfalls. Jephte is afraid to climb the actual waterfalls, Shawniece wants to go all the way to the top. They both climb to the top. Shawniece gives him a little kiss at the top of the waterfall. It’s their first kiss since the wedding ceremony.
The therapists have sent questions or the couples to answer. Shawniece says that her biggest character flaw is shutting down emotionally. Jephte says his is his stubbornness. I can’t keep talking about Jephte. I think we all get the picture there. This entire situation is a disaster.
Molly & Jon
Molly and Jon both say they are taking physical intimacy very slowly. Molly is using the stranger word. Jon is finally wearing a husband shirt.
Their activity for the day is a couples massage. They have not been naked in front of each other before. Molly doesn’t like to be touched and she has never gotten a massage before. Molly seemed to almost enjoy it once she relaxed.
Molly and Jon’s questions were not shown. Instead they did a finish the sentence exercise that basically has them giving each other affirmations. They seem to be the most promising couple.
The Group Date
For the first time ever, the couples all meet during their honeymoons. They will all go paddle boarding together. Jon laughs and tells Molly that team Mojo must win at marriage. Team Mojo will finally help me get the two white guys names right. I mix them up all the time. Right away Shawniece and Jephte make it clear they are not happy with each other. When Jaclyn says that everyone is going to have to make some adjustments. Jephte says, “I won’t be pressured to do anything I don’t want to do.” For the life of me, I can’t understand why Jephte signed up for this. Shawniece is not feeling the paddle boarding and wants to swim. Jephte tells her not to get in the water and not to put her feet on the ground or she might step on something. She does it any way and cuts her foot. He does even move toward her in the slightest. All he does is say I told you so a million times.
Later, when Shawniece asks if anyone has had sex yet, Ryan flat-out lies and says they haven’t but they had sex on the first night. He even gives a long-winded explanation for why they are waiting.
I’m not sure any of these couples is going to work out.