Sorry I haven’t been able to get to this before now. It was a long week. On this episode it is just two weeks before decision day. Will the relationships get stronger or start to fall apart?
Amber and Dave
It is weird to me that we have not yet that scene with Dave at the gym were the guys say things about Amber that were less than flattering. There is not much time left.
Dave bought all the stuff to make a rooftop garden together. They both seem very happy with this project. They talk about family traditions, especially regarding Christmas. The even start dividing up the holidays between their parents. This relationship looks better than usual this week. We never saw them actually plant anything. Was that whole scene scripted?
I have yet to see Amber so much as make her husband a sandwich or pour him a glass of tea. He’s responsible for all meals and all the cleanup. Hell, I’d marry him at this point. Amber has declared herself a lot less insecure. These two appear to have turned things around. At least that is the script. It doesn’t seem very believable.
When these two set goals Dave wants to buy a house. They both want to start a family. Amber wants to retire at 55. She then realizes that she will have a 15-year-old. She also wants to have a “passion project.” She thinks she wants to live in a retirement community at 55. I’m not sure they let you move in that early. She is really excited about it and I sort of get it. I keep looking in to Jimmy Buffett’s new Margaritaville retirement community in Florida and wonder if I can afford to move there. I’m not kidding.
Mia and Tristan
These two are playing for the trip to Houston. They are in the process of combining their insurance. It’s time to sign up for their health insurance together. Tristan cancelled his insurance but Mia did not. Now she is still fucking around about signing up as a married couple. Mia is pissed and hurt because Tristan cancelled his health insurance without telling her. Mia seems to be picking a fight for no reason. She seems totally different from I remember her. No she is acting like she doesn’t want to move to Houston.
We missed a big off camera blow up about the insurance and the trip to Houston. Tristan packs her up and shows her the door. Tristan has reached his breaking point and he is done with her. He sets all her stuff outside the door and shuts it in her face. Mia barely has a reaction. Tristan says he didn’t say the marriage was over, he just said if she doesn’t want to go to Houston she can go stay in her condo. She doesn’t need to stay at his place.
Dr. Jessica video chats with Mia about the fight. She manages to sort of cry with no tears when she calls. I’m not buying it. Later, Tristan talks to Pastor Cal. He tells Tristan not to make the relationship as a bargaining tool or a point of leverage in the relationship. Pastor Cal wants to sit down with both of them. When they talk, Mia plays the victim. Tristan says that he feels terrible about the situation. Tristan says he feels like he is not what is best for her. He needs to take a break. Pastor Cal goes to get him. He asks if they still love each other and they both say yes. Tristan says he has never let himself love and it is deep and scary and he apologizes because he wants to be better. She wants to stay with him too. Sigh. She is staying the night and they will get her stuff in the morning. They do seem to make up fairly easily once they calm down.
Danielle and Bobby
Danielle is out-of-town on business, again. Bobby goes out to dinner with his friend who warns him that he is still in the honeymoon phase and he needs to be prepared for the inevitable difficulties.
Bobby was really happy to find the love letter Danielle left for him before she left town. Bobby is head over heels for Danielle. He really misses her when she is on the road.
These two start talking about goals. Danielle is onboard to start a family so that is a short-term goal. Bobby is concerned Danielle has not said she loves him yet. Danielle wants to retire near a lake or an ocean where the grandkids would want to come visit.
This week’s all cast event was a couples field day competition. Mia and Tristan decided not to participate so the other two couples will compete head to head. Dave and Amber win the first two events and Danielle and Bobby are frustrated. Danielle blames himself. Then Amber was unable to pick out her husband while blindfolded. It didn’t look like she touched him at all. Danielle could not identify her husband by touch either and chose the referee.
After the fun and games they talk about Tristan and Mia. Danielle says that Mia told her in addition to putting all of her stuff out, he took all of the photos off the wall and put them out too. Everyone seems to be on Mia’s side. Probably because they have not heard Tristan’s side.
Amber and Dave really loved their little Field Day trophy. They send a photo of their trophy to Danielle and Bobby.
Next week it’s time for the final trip. Despite taping for an hour and 36 minutes it cuts off on a shot of Tristan looking miserable again.