Some of you started sending me information about this show before the season began and were asking e to recap it. I set it to record, but frankly there is so much on right now to recap, I certainly wasn’t planning on it, and I really don’t have the time. Plus it seemed like a stupid show.
I recently watched the first episode and was a bit more interested than I expected. Here is the information about the six, SIX! couples who agree to do this show from the WeTV website. I’ll purple pen my thought as I try to get through the next two episodes before dashing out for a bit.
JOHNNA & GARRETT, Tampa, FL.
A wine-fueled evening of looking for love online led Johnna to Garrett, who was serving a seven-year sentence for burglary, grand theft, and several other counts. While Johnna believes Garrett is committed to her, she’s having trouble convincing her father to meet him…let alone accept him. Johnna knows exactly what she wants…including a ring and wedding soon after Garrett is released. Is Garrett on the same page or will he be easily tempted by his new freedom?
Johnna’s Mama made a terrible mistake ingraining into her daughter, “One carat solitaire stone!” It seems she skipped over the whole “don’t go looking for husbands on prison websites.” Johnna is the new warden in Garrett’s life. She tells him what to do and how and when to do it. I think Garrett is probably missing the freedom of jail. She drags him to meet her dad who has no interest in meeting her felon fiance.
Garrett buys a car to get to work and it pisses off Johnna. Because, “One Carat Solitaire Stone!”
ANDREA & LAMAR, Lehi, UT
Coming from very different backgrounds; Andrea is a Mormon and single mother of 3 kids, while Lamar is a former up-and-coming rapper who is finishing up an 18 year stint in the big house. Andrea has not shared Lamar’s past with her Mormon community for fear of being scrutinized. Will she be able to introduce Lamar into her strict religious community, while Lamar attempts to pick up his rap career where he left off 18 years ago?
Not only did Andrea show for a husband in prison, she bought him a car for when he got out that she used to pick him up in? One hour into the trip, she is talking about how she will hurt a chick in the name of Jesus for flirting with him. Soon, they stop so he can get the car she bought him washed. The young lady simply red the list of carwash options and Andrea calls the girl a slut who is trying to get her convict?Andrea then tells him he is not getting any from her that night he can come back to the car wash girl. This bitch is crazy. And not the cute kind like us. She’s the stab a bitch for no damn reason kind of crazy.
Andrea is forbidden by the Mormon church from having sex without being married. That didn’t stop Andrea from bragging about her sexual abilities in letters to Lamar. It didn’t stop some other people either. When they get to the hotel room, Lamar is fascinated by the technology advancements and the nice hotel room. Andrea is jealous of the technology too.
Later, Lamar’s family comes to see him as they are stuck in LA for 30 days. On the way to meet the fam, Andrea, the strict Mormon, says, “Is your family mostly Crips or Bloods?” “They both he replies.” Andrea seems to think that Lamar will be Mormon when they get back to Utah and she’s pissed that the felon is drinking at the family reunion. Lamar’s teen aged daughter he has never seen calls to say she is on her way. When Andrea finds out her mother is coming, she also storms out and begins to question the entire relationship. How the hell did she think a teenager was going to come meet her dad for essentially the first time alone? She’s stab you in the front crazy. It’s a good thing she left because as it turns out, the baby mama is white. That would have totally set her off.
MARY & DOMINIC, Toronto
The couple very briefly knew each other before he was incarcerated. Shortly after meeting, Dominic got into a fight at a night club and is now serving six years for aggravated assault. Mary has patiently remained by his side, waiting to pick up where they left off. However, prison has changed the former “bad boy” in ways Mary never imagined…Was Dominic worth the wait?
Mary at least met Dominic once in a bar and they dated once or twice. She’s talking about a conjugal visit. Doesn’t she have to marry him for that? Apparently, they don’t have to be married in Canada. So off she goes for her visit. She got turned away because there was drug residue on her jacket supposedly from the clubs or something.
Mary and her parents go to pick up Dom from prison a few days later.Her parents seem to be down with the whole thing. This one may have a chance since they knew each other briefly on the outside. He still has to do six months in the halfway house. She’s posted the about photo on social media, but it is in the clothes they were wearing when he was released. So no real information there. He mother starts questioning him about the wedding on the drive to the halfway house.
ANGELA & TONY, Grenada, MS
Falling in love through letter writing, Angela and Tony have been in contact for a year. Since the tragic death of her ex, Angela began dating men in federal prison, so Tony is not her first… but claims he will be her last! The hunky convict, 13 years her junior, is currently serving three years for possession of a firearm. Much to her sons dismay, who is around the same age as the convict, these two lovebirds are engaged and looking forward to Tony’s release so they can begin their new life together.
After paying Tony $200 a month for a year, Tony is MIA on the day he is supposed to be released to the halfway house and she hasn’t heard from him for three weeks.
ALLA & JAMES, Chicago, IL
Striking up a relationship via a prison penpal service while she was serving five years for selling heroin the former model’s fresh face, sense of humor and vivacious personality immediately captured James’ attention. However, James is keeping his relationship a secret as he fears his overbearing family may not approve. Is Alla prepared to resist temptation, stay out of trouble and do what it takes to win over James’ judgmental family upon her release?
What is wrong with James? He seems like a nice committed guy. Why is he scouring the prisons for a date? Ironically, he comes from a family of cops? Alla doesn’t go to a go see that James set up for her so she could work in Chicago where he lives.
SCOTT & LIZZIE, Oxnard, CA
Scott and Lizzie met and fell in love through a prison pen pal website called meetaninmate. Lizzie is serving eight years for several DUI charges, and although she has admitted to using romantically inclined men to help support her in the past, insists that Scott is her true love. Scott has sent her about $20,000 over the course of their relationship and friends and family have expressed concern that she may be using him for financial support. Is Scott another one of Lizzie’s tricks or is this love for real?
Gee. I wonder. I feel sorry for Scott but his son and his female best friend have all expressed concerns. Scott drives five hours to pick her up and she is not scheduled for release that day. He pulls over on the side of the road to puke. There is visitation the next day. Will he be able to stay? Apparently, he heads home without trying to visit and she cons him right back into thinking things are fine.