The Last 24 hours in the ghetto have been very crazy and I am letting you know in advance, I am not really present for this. As I type the coroner is next door picking up the body of my peeping Tom. I think he has probably been dead for quite awhile because he stopped bothering me. Anyway it is creepy and weird. Sorry. It’s just been freaky here for the last little while. I literally wanted to hit rewind on all the shit that is going on outside my window. I watch way too much TV. But the show must go on.
Ryan and Jaclyn
These two go to dinner with Ryan’s parents. There is so much Frankenbiting going on with Ryan’s voiceovers it’s insane. If you just read here for the MAFS posts you may not know what Frankendbiting is. Basically, it is when production takes bits of pieces of things someone said and puts them together in new says to fit the scenario or to change the narrative entirely.
His mom pulls out all the embarrassing baby photos. Lots and lots of baby pictures. Jaclyn is so gracious about it. It appears Ryan is not drinking in front of his parents. Jaclyn sees their parents marriage and is hopeful that is her future with Ryan. Ryan says he doesn’t know if he could ever have what they have. Because, drinking buddies.
Jephte and Shawniece
Shawniece is the most ALL IN of all the six participants. She wants to talk to Jephte about his concerns about being pushed forward in the relationship rather than going at his own speed. Jephte says the happy marriages he has seen were older white people in his church. He says he got all his marriage ideas from black TV shows. This is heartbreaking to hear. He says he has not real life examples of what marriage is supposed to look like. Shawniece says her aunt and uncle had a great marriage and the uncle put his wife first above the kids. Jephte says the kids should come first.
Jephte criticizes how Shawniece makes spaghetti sauce. Seriously? Then he is freaked out by organic whole meat. He is doing all this while eating cereal while she is making dinner. Sigh. So rude.
Jon and Molly
Jon and Molly go over to Molly’s mom’s house to help her paint the living room. Jon likes feeling included in the family. Apparently, Jon is allergic to nuts and Molly got pecan maple latte so they can’t kiss. Jon says she does that all the time. While Jon goes to get dinner, Molly talks to her mom and sisters about decision day. They love him. She is still unsure. She has no clue what she is going to decide on decision day. Molly seems concerned about what Jon will say. Why? He is going to say yes!
Boys Night Out
The boys meet up at a pool hall. Basically, Ryan is being a dick. He leaves out the part of the story where Jaclyn was sick and says she just demanded he come home, so he stayed out later, Jephte was at first all in on not being told what to do by his wife. Look. I’ve never been married. But in my ideal marital situation, if one spouse was not okay with the other spouse staying out drinking to all hours of the night, that would probably be an issue. Then he tells the boys he has renewed his lease with his drinking buddies for six more months. Jon says that is NOT okay. Jephte says this is not feeling it either. Ryan says he is not changing anything about his behavior. Ryan wants to know if John has seen Molly naked. He says no. Both guys think Ryan is immature and doing it all wrong. Ruyan
Girls Night Out
The girls have dinner at Jaclyn and Ryans place that Jaclyn cooked for them. Shawniece relates another situation with the spaghetti cooking. She had to pick out all the tomatoes FROM HER TOMATO SAUCE before Jephte would eat it. She says she is learning patience. Woah, Shawniece says she was not initially attracted to Jephte but then once he smiled that was the it for her. Molly says she was not attracted to Jon either, basically. Molly asks if that has grown and she says every day it grows, it’s like the biggest crush ever. The other two have expressions that seem to say “I wish that was happening to me.” Molly has learned that she way overthinks things and then blows things up that she doesn’t necessarily need to and that she has a partner who wants to resolve conflict with her in a respectful way and that is new to her. I never noticed how many tattoos Shawniece has. Jaclyn says her main issue is that Ryan doesn’t want to travel. She wants to live in Europe for a year or two. Someone needs to tell her that you can’t really do that if you don’t have a job there. I’d already be doing that if I could.
Ryan and Jaclyn
These two talk after they split off to talk as wives and husbands. Molly says thing seem great between Jephte and Shawniece. She says she and Molly are still unsure about the future. Ryan says they are nothing like Jon and Molly because they have sex. Once again, Ryan misses the whole point which is Jaclyn is not secure in their relationship. Drunk Ryan totally twists everything that happened and says that Jephte wonders if Jaclyn respects him. This is his perception of the whole keeping his apartment thing. Jaclyn says there is no point in talking to drunk Ryan (in a confessional) but she doesn’t think she is crazy for thinking that her husband doesn’t need his own apartment. She says if they can’t get on the same page soon, she is not sure their marriage can last. When Jaclyn goes to bed, Ryan says she feels weird right now because girls can’t handle the truth. She also says that she doesn’t drink, but she did have a glass of wine at the parents house. No one on earth should ever marry Ryan.
Jon and Molly
These two go on a rock climbing date. Jon is very supportive and they have a lot of shared interests.
Ryan and his Bro
Since he and Jaclyn had a fight, he is going out on a date with his Bro. Probably because Jaclyn refused to tape with him. The bro, Brian, seems reasonable. Ryan continues to be unhinged. Jaclyn should have married Brian. Ryan wants an easy out. Ryan sucks.
Jephte and Shawniece
Shawniece was already asleep when the guys got home. So the next day they talk about what went down. These two are very physically affectionate, so that is a really good sign. Jephte tells her that the other two couples seem to be struggling. He says maybe they should have taken the baby steps like him. I love this relationship. They both laugh about the things Ryan said. Like telling Jon to be naked in front of Molly. Shawniece says that would freak her out! These two clearly love each other. They will make it. They haven’t said that they love each other yet, but clearly they do.
Next week everything goes left. And then they go to NYC on vacay.