We don’t get a lot of comments on this show but it never fails that people want to comment on the latest episode before I have time to watch it. That’s already starting so I’m going to recap it now.
With less than a week to go, we’re having a boys night out and a girls night out for the participants to check in with each other and do some bonding. Tristan has called in sick to boys night, but Mia is expected to attend the girls event at Amber’s house.
Bobby shows up with Danielle and then he and Dave head out for a night out on the town. Danielle wonders if Tristan is really sick or if he is just over it all. Mia tells the girls that she has moved half of her stuff back in with Tristan. She says it doesn’t feel the same. Danielle and Amber are both very supportive of Mia and not very fond of Tristan. This explains some new person trying to comment today in the old post about how Mia is some victim of the evil Tristan and saying that she didn’t believe Mia’s charges were real.
It’s amazing the things the casual views believe in these situations when they haven’t seen and read the police reports. But still, they did see the police come and pull her off the plane and the counselors comforting Tristan when his wife was in jail. She also lied to Tristan about the majority of that situation. Danielle and Amber don’t know what happened so it is understandable that they are taking Mia’s side, but they don’t have all the information. Even Tristan doesn’t have all the information at this point. Mia is the one that broke trust, not Tristan. Amber at least has some compassion for Tristan. Amber talks about her insecurities. Now she is worried that Dave may want a divorce. Of course, Danielle says everything is great.
Dave and Bobby go on a man date for beer and tacos and Giant Jenga. They are not sure if Tristan is sick either. Dave says he is not sure that Tristan is ready to feel the heat for kicking Mia out. I think Dave would have kicked Amber out on the first day if he found out she had warrants out for stalking her ex from just a few months ago. Bobby gives the usual things are great speech to Dave and it pisses Bobby off. Dave backs off and talks about the issues with Amber. Dave says he is squarely on the fence about decision day. It could go either way and he currently isn’t leaning one way or another. That sounds almost as unrealistic as everything being perfect. He does say he is not sure yet if Amber is his forever partner. Bobby’s interviews make me feel like Danielle is setting Bobby up for a shocking decision.
Mia and Tristan
Mia comes home from girls nigh with Gatorade and tulip bulbs. Tristan really is sick. Mia takes care of him and that makes Tristan happy.
Mia gets last minute advice from her mother. Her mother says trust is a big thing. I doubt her mother knows anything about her stalking charges. He mom seems to really like Tristan. Her mom seems to have really come around to accepting Tristan and the fact that her marriage should now be her first priority over her parents. Tristan talks to his friends Goober and Marcus. When is doubt, seek advice from a guy named Goober. Tristan says Mia really is fighting for his marriage and he likes that. They like Mia but they don’t feel like she has been truthful with him and every day there is a new issue. Tristan is clearly learning toward divorce but at the same time doesn’t want his marriage to fail.
The Road Trip
When Mia does her confessional about the road trip she is completely unenthusiastic. I get the feeling this was filmed after the road trip. These two are going to Austin, the city of weirdness, which seems appropriate.
Things start off bad right away. Tristan is pissed about something. He finally tells he that he talked to Dave and he told him that Mia told everyone that he threw her out. She neglected to mention the part where she said she didn’t want to be there anymore and he told her to leave if that is how she felt. Weirdly, these two are being driven to Austin. This gives them plenty of opportunity to focus on fighting. Tristan has a confessional where he is finally angry and fed up with Mia. There is no more room for working things out. He seems done. They might not even make it to Austin. Apparently, Tristan was driving and the car was on auto pilot or whatever’s called. I hate that. That would give me anxiety. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road when driving.
When they get to the hotel, Tristan is still pissed and Mia has been crying for the last hour or so of the drive. I think it is clear this relationship is over. They go to bed mad on opposite sides of the bed in full clothes.
The next day, Tristan wakes up alone. Mia has packed her bag and left the hotel. Tristan says that Mia had a panic attack the night before he went to console her and brought her back to bed. He rubbed her back and fell asleep. She woke him to and told him she wanted a divorce. She packed her stuff and left. He called the other couples and no one knows where she is. Um, I do. No one gets on the road in the middle of the night. They go down to the desk clerk and get their own room and bill it to production.
Amber and Dave
Dave is mystified by Amber’s skin care process. He should not be observing how the magic happens at all. Why is she allowing this? He should just assume she wakes up like that. In the talk to the family scenes, she calls her sister. Dave’s friend tells him that his actions need to say to Amber that he is attracted to her. His friend likes Amber for Dave and hopes it works out. His friend suggests flowers at work. His friend is smart.
The Road Trip
There two go to San Antonio. We didn’t see their trip there. They have a beautiful suite with champagne on ice. Dave reminds us that they have had sex every single night since they got married. That should surely relieve some of Amber’s insecurities, right?
These two’s storyline was basically about Mia and Tristan. Mia told Amber that Tristan said he was leaving to go back to Dallas. No one knows who to believe.
Danielle and Bobby
Danielle still hasn’t told Bobby she loves him yet. Bobby meets with his family and they are all behind this marriage. I still feel the shocking decision edit in play. Maybe it is just that these two are a no-brainer and they are trying to make us feel like it might not happen just like they keep giving us hope that Tristen and Mia will happen. They also seem to be setting us up for a possible pregnancy scare.
The Road Trip
These two are going to Broken Bow, a beautiful campsite nearby. There conversations in the car seem mundane other than a minor disagreement about whether bears eat chocolate. The truth is, bears do eat chocolate, and it is toxic and causes bear deaths. Thanks. Google.
They are staying in a really nice cabin. They are glamping. Their monotone conversations make me sleepy. Danielle never says what she plans to do on decision day in her confessionals.
Next week: Mia returns. The couples discussion their feelings before decision day. It looks like we have at least two episodes left.