Jephte & Shawniece
When we left off with these two, Jephte had left the house in a hissy fit after receiving and exercise that required them to swap phones for an hour. It looked like he called someone to come pick him up. But now we see him in his car calling his friend who gives the good relationship advice. That was a good call and he encouraged Jephte to talk to Shawniece about how he is feeling rather than just taking off into the night. We do not see him going back in the house.
The next morning Jephte left two roses out for her the next morning as an unspoken apology. Shawniece cries a lot in her confessional, but makes up with Jephte pretty quick. Later they work on their marriage goals. They are making a five-year goal. Jephte really wants kids. Both of them are already nervous for their future children. She wants to wait two years to start having kids so they can travel first.
Jon & Molly
The two get a visit from Pastor Calvin. He tries to help Molly get to a point where she can be more affectionate with Jon. We didn’t see much from these two this week. But in the final scene, Molly takes Jon out to celebrate his birthday. They seem very happy and into each other. Lots of smiles. She gives him a quick peck on the lips! Progress!
The Three Husbands Meet With Pastor Calvin
Pastor Calvin says each of the guys need to talk with their wives and set some goals for their marriage. Thankfully, they ask for examples because I am not sure what sort of goals Pastor Calvin is talking about either. Ryan is freaking out because Jackie has dreams to live in another country, or even another city and Ryan has his life and all of his roots in Boston and never wants to leave. Ryan is using foul language while talking to Pastor Calvin. He seems drunk. He says that Jackie says she has a gypsy soul which to him means she will up and leave when she feels like it. He says”that’s fucking not okay with me!” Ryan seems a bit unhinged lately. Pastor Calvin says Ryan is self-sabotaging the relationship. He tells Ryan he needs to start being more submissive to Jackie and allowing her to take the lead at times. Ryan is not keen on that advice.
Ryan & Jaclyn
Ryan returns home from the meeting with Pastor Calvin drunk and angry. Jackie is sick. She wanted Ryan to stay with her but he ran off drinking with his friend.
The next night, they talk about their issues over dinner. In his confessional, Ryan makes it clear that he will not be told he can’t go out with the boys. Yeah, Ryan, you know what? This is not going to work. You are not anywhere near ready to be married. Telling Jackie that she needs to cut him more slack is utterly ridiculous. He doesn’t want to change a single thing about his life. He just wants a wife on stand-by when he feels the need to have a wife. Jackie points out that his “gypsy soul” issue is ridiculous. She also says that if every time he has an issue he is going to go out with the boys and avoid her and talking to the boys about it is a huge red flag. Jackie let Ryan off way to easy.
All Three Couples Go Out
The three couples go out to play on a trapeze outside in the dark. The guys all seem very nervous the trapeze. Jephte is very afraid of heights but is doing it to avoid losing face. Everyone goes for a swing and then break up into a wives group and a husbands group to talk. The girls all think they will probably end up wanting to stay together. Molly says she is not fully prepared to make a decision now. Jackie sort of underplays the problems with Ryan. Shawniece seems a bit worried that Jephte might bail.
Ryan tells the guys it is too early to know what he will decide but, “things are fun for now.” Wow. He is so clueless. Ryan tells the guys that he wanted to stay out late with his friends and she “gave him an attitude” so he decided to stay out later to prove a point.#douchebag Jon points out how stupid Ryan’s games are because they only have eight weeks to make a decision and need to be spending that time together getting to know each other better. Jephte says if this is supposed to be forever so why do they have to rush and decide in eight weeks? He doesn’t want to be pushed.