Jackie & Ryan
Ryan doesn’t let Jackie get on the van first. Where is he from? I rarely touch a door in Atlanta without some gentleman opening or holding it for me. And I’m not even cute. How do you grow up not knowing to get your wife into the vehicle before you jump on? Jackie noted this out loud as well. They had my favorite activity of the trip, going to the touristy market for tacky souvenirs. I have these two small male and female busts I bought at a marketplace in St. Lucia as my souvenir. When I got home, I noticed the Made In China tags on the bottom. I still love them and can see them from where I am typing now. Ryan buys the Jamaican hat with the long dreads attached. Ryan is not good at bartering.
Ryan plans a beautiful dinner for Jaclin. I suppose that makes up for the van incident. Almost. Ryan repeats his vows to her at dinner. She says she hopes he is as sincere as she thinks he is. She is a bit fearful.
Molly & Jon
Go dune buggy riding. Suddenly, Jon’s spirit of adventure is reading more as immaturity for Molly. Molly apparently didn’t want to get muddy on the ride, which is sort of the whole point, so Jon took her straight through several mud holes.
Molly and Jon talk to Dr. Jessica about their relationship. Molly tells her that Jon’s childish behavior does not make her want to have sex with him. Jon is pissed that she didn’t tell him this information to her face. Later these two have a mature date with pleasant conversation and things seem better. Then they go to dinner. They both want California rolls and laugh when they found out they wanted the same thing. Neither one wanted to use the chopsticks. Or so Molly says. She eats with them anyway. They talk about where to live. Molly wants a bedroom for his cat. Molly is claiming a cat allergy.
Shawniece & Jephte
These two are just depressing. Shawniece is really depressed. They have a Skype with Pastor Calvin. They tell Pastor Calvin how they are feeling. Pastor Calvin tells Jephte not to put the brakes on so much. Jephte doesn’t listen and doesn’t understand why taking it is slow is a problem. He tells both of them to look for things they like in each other.
Jephte wants to talk about where to live. He doesn’t want a crazy commute because he is tired when the comes home from work. Shawniece is fine with moving into his place. Jephte doesn’t seem to want to live with her. But it looks like that is the plan.
On the last night, they finally sleep in the same room together, in two different beds. As part of their daily exercise the do the sentence completion. Jephte starts with You are my wife… and I am in it for the long haul. Shawniece says, “Awwwwww.” And Jephte gets embarrassed and hides under his sheets. What is he ten? This was all Shawniece needed to hear on the entire trip. If he would have said that on the first day the honeymoon would have been much easier for both of them. Shawniece said, “You are my husband, and I have your back.” Both of these were just perfect. They both seem very content. Shawniece pushes it a bit and asks if he wants to share her bed with her. He says, “nope!” They both giggle and she tries to get in his bed. He says he will leave if she gets in his bed. They both lay in their separate beds giggling.
The Husbands & Wives Get Together To Chat
Molly asks how they felt when they initially saw their husbands. Jaclin and Shawniece both say there were no fireworks and it wasn’t an immediate attraction. Molly says that Jon is literally the class clown all day long. Jaclin can relate. Molly says at the end of the day, Jon is still a stranger. Shawniece begs her not to use the S word. She gets enough of that from Jephte. Wow, Shawniece lets it out that she and Jephte sleep in two separate bedrooms. Jaclin lets the girls know she and Ryan slept together and it went well.
Jon says their conversation with the expert was “stupid.” Jephte asks if he will just give the topic and Jon refuses to talk about it at all. Jephte says that Shawniece hates when he calls her a stranger. Jephte says if he wasn’t married he would have walked out the first night. Jon says if he wasn’t married, he wouldn’t have been in the situation and says this is the longest first date ever. Ryan takes some digs at Jon for being unemployed. That’s a dick move.
Next week: Shawniece moves in with Jephte and he sleeps on the floor in the living room. She cries and says she is tired of feeling like she is not wanted. She needs to do like that one girl did and go home and make him chase her. Or just go home and file for divorce. Jaclin unpacks a lot of emotional baggage while moving in with Ryan.