We are back to Mercedes back story. Basically, she has Daddy issues. Her dad was incarcerated up until three years ago and he recently died. So Jesus was her Daddy and that is why she can’t date a man who doesn’t believe in Jesus. Her father also was not a believer and she is not sure she convinced him on his death bed to be saved. That’s fine. So why pick the one guy who said on the first meeting he doesn’t believe in Jesus? Save yourself to the trouble. Stop be out in the clubs rubbing up on people and making out and go to church and find a nice religious guy. Easy Peasy. Something ain’t right with this one.
Ashley is very sexually attracted to Alejandro and trying to fight it until they get to know each other better. Alejandro takes Ashley to look through the keyhole at the St. Peter’s church. Later they dance in the streets and makeout. The he comes up and they make out in her bed. We are led to believe that nothing happens.
Mercedes runs right back to Kwame. Because, Mercedes. Nakita is on their gelato date. They talk about Jesus. Because, Mercedes. Back at the house Kwame and Mercedes talk again. About Jesus. Kwame says he is never going to have a come to Jesus moment, so she tells him they have to breakup. After a few more make-outs.
The next day, they are going for a VIP Beach Party. The plan is to introduce Nakita to a new man. Claudio shows up to see Gina at the beach. Mercedes starts trolling for a new man.
Why in the hell do they keep fixing Nakita up with losers? This one is Alberto. He arrives on a motorcyle in cargo shorts and a black t-shirt and looks homeless. He didn’t make a good first impression me or Nakita. Why does Diann tell Nakita that she has to look past surface looks? She is GORGEOUS and there have to be some total packages available for her. Alberto used to be a lawyer and he realized that was not the job for him. He seems very laid back so when he says he now has his own business, I’m thinking he runs a nightclub or moped rental company or something. But he says he is a broker. Hmmm what kind of broker? Apparently, he is a commercial real estate broker. He says he found it was possible to be both nice and powerful. Okay, Alberto, I’m warming to you. Nice and powerful are good lead-ins. Ha! Nakita says to the camera. “He came in dressed like a hobo and he still has swag.” This is why Nakita is my favorite. We think alike. Alberto seems smitten with Nakita. They go out on a paddle boat on the ocean and have fun! They make a second date for the mandatory motorbike ride date around Rome.
Shay is drinking a lot at the beach. Because, Shay. Claudio is helping Gina with her sunscreen. Gina seems a bit standoffish about that. Diann goes to talk to Shay. She tells her that she talked to Roberto to get some feedback from him and he told her what we all saw, she gets mean when she drinks too much. Shay says she has received this feedback before. Diann talks to her about her family history with alcohol and points out that if she doesn’t get a handle on herself, then her daughter is destined to continue the cycle. Diann says she is drawing a line in the sand. Shay dumps out her drink and then baptizes herself in the sea.
Shay heads off for a sober date with Emiliano. Emiliano lets her know she is late. He offers her a cocktail and she says no, she is going to wait for dinner. He sort of insists. She holds strong. Emiliano is really pushing the booze. It’s like he has been told to test her. She says she is going to eat first. It is a Michelin star restaurant. She is loving the food. She has a glass of wine. with her glass of water. She says their next date should be more relaxed. Then she starts asking for dick pics. He says he will send her one. She is sober when she does this which is just sad. Diann has more work to do. Shay came home so happy from her date. She is not drunk. She tells Mercedes that she thinks Emiliano is the one.
Nakita meets Alberto downstairs and he is on a real motorcycle, not a Vespa and Nakita is already a bit nervous. She has all the bags of hair in an Alberto mentions several times that there are too many hairs for the helmet. It’s cuter than it sounds. After they arrive at their destination and she shakes out her gorgeous hair, he tells her home much he loves her hair. Nakita thinks he is teasing her. He is not she looks fantastic. Alberto knows the owner of the gorgeous café and has reserved the entire restaurant, or at least this floor just for them. Nakita loves it. He tells the waiter to just bring them food. I like that. When my sister and I were in NYC once at an Italian restaurant, unsure of what to order, the chef suggested he just bring us some stuff. It was fabulous and very inexpensive. Nakita asks him to tell her something about him. He says his dog was born on the fourth of July and his dog’s travel papers show the dog’s name as Harry Gaylord Focker (from Meet The Parents). He calls the dog Focker. Okay, Nakita. You can marry this one. Nakita laughs at his jokes and tells him he is funny. Apparently he is short and he replies, “God can give you two things, either you are funny or you are tall.” I love this guy! After dinner Nakita jumps on the bike like she has been riding with him all her life. They go for a romantic ride to a view of the water and he steals a few kisses. I need to hunt down this guy if she didn’t end up with him. Nakita floats back into the house.
Ashley is falling hard for Alejandro. He wants to see her every day. He is a cutie. He has talked to his mother about her. She invites him to stay over at the house. It seems to be three for three on the dates tonight!
Diann meets with her love assistants the next day. It appears CeCe has a secret. She says that Mercedes has been secretly dating a guy the whole time and she has been hiding him. It’s unclear if he is back home or in Rome, but I think it is back home. Diann is not having it and Bish is probably going to be sent home to Jesus.