I am so excited for this episode. Things have been super busy at Tamara Tattles this week, so it is taking me a lot longer than I would have liked to get to see this episode. Unfortunately, these recaps don’t get a great big number of views so I have to focus on all the major drama going on in the world first and sneak this show in when I can. If it was up to me we’d be talking about his and some of my other non-reality shows all day, but if I did that I couldn’t afford my giant grocery bill that all of this healthy shit I am eating to stay sane costs me.
It looks like this season they are just going to pick a house for them and avoid all the drama of seeing multiple, (probably fake) options. But first they are going to spend a night at one or the other of their current abodes.
Kristine & Keith
Since Keith lives with his grandma, and Kristine lives with her parents this will be interesting. Kristine will be shacking up with Grandma it seems. Keith is really big on having someone to feed him. I feel like he would be unable to feed himself if let to his own devices. His room is a disaster. Kristine insists on a hotel.
When Pastor Cal shows up Keith basically says things are going great even though he asked for a tall woman with a big butt. Give it twenty years, Keith. I promise her but will get bigger. He tells us via confessional, he is happy with his wife being “fun size.” Sigh. When they talk about finances, Jasmine makes the most money. Jasmine says she is going to handle the finances. Kristine is not happy that he doesn’t make much money but he is going to school to make more money in the future. Pastor Cal is concerned that Kristine is handling finances and doing all the cooking and cleaning. He says there is trouble down the road for these two. Keith seems to want to be taken care of. About intimacy, I think they are lying and they have been intimate. Pastor Cal gives them permission to have sex.
During packing, Kristine decides what clothes Keith can bring and which ones need to stay with Grandma. Keith has to work the night shift on their first night and she is sad.
Stephanie & AJ
AJ’s place is super tiny. AJ explains how important it is to have a home where someone will eat dinner with him. Again, men and food.
Stephanie takes AJ to a lot of the museums and touristy places he has never been. AJ talks a lot about random things. This seems like a fun date. They seem happy and are still very much in the honeymoon phase. I can’t help but be concerned about AJ’s simmering anger issue that we saw on the last episode.
Pastor Cal talks to these two about finances. They talked about finances on day two and they are both in agreement. They make the same pay. AJ was worried that she would be pissed because apparently his haircuts are very expense. Who knew?These two have had no arguments and agree on all the big things. They even have a plan for how to deal with arguments. This seems too perfect to me.
Stephanie and AJ argue about how his dresser should be moved. She says they need to empty the drawers and pack them separately, he says the movers will tape the drawers shut and move the whole thing. She isn’t even arguing with him, she’s just telling them that in the past she had to empty her drawers for the movers. He gets pissy. She becomes uncomfortable. Apparently, the reason AJ eats alone every night is because he is an asshole with anger issues. He also mentions that he might want to come back and spend the night in his apartment at some point. She just agrees with him but now she is seething inside.
Jasmine & Will
Jasmine and her dog Bentley will be staying at Will’s apartment. Will is already worried about having the dog in the house and a bit jealous of how into Bentley Jasmine is. Jasmine loves how much Will loves his nieces and nephews.
Pastor Cal comes to talk about finances with these two. It’s a big issue for them. Jasmine believes in traditional gender roles and as such doesn’t feel like she should do all the cooking and cleaning and still have the exact same financial responsibility that she does. I agree with her completely. She says they have come to an agreement of 60/40. Great! They agree, problem solved. But then Pastor Cal points out that Jasmine makes more money than Will. He basically says that she needs to leave traditional gender roles behind. Nope! She is entitled to the relationship dynamic that she wants just as much as Will is. They compromised. Stay out of it. They have not had sex yet. Jasmine again wants Will to take the initiative when comes to sex. Because, traditional gender roles. Pastor Cal says they need to get out of the friendzone. Why is he pushing everyone this season? They have been together a week! We have had couples go months before having sex in previous seasons.
Later they talk about sex and Will seems… uncomfortable. Will likes to take it slow when it comes to sex. Jasmine is ready to be pounced on. Will does think living with Jasmine will be difficult. They have both lived with a partner before. Will is not thrilled that Jasmine has lived with another man. Am I the only one thinking Will may be a bit inexperienced in the bedroom?
Kate & Luke
Ooohh! Pastor Cal is going to have a little chat with Luke about telling Kate that kissing her makes her feel repulsed and dead inside. This should be good. But first, he talks to Kate. Kate is very concerned about being with Luke. Kate says she would normally just end any further communication with someone who says that, but she is married and wants it to work. She says that is the only bad thing he has said to her.
Pastor Cal is hot under the collar about what Luke said. Luke is nervous that Kate told him about what he said to her off camera. Well, buddy, she did. And she told the other new brides. When Pastar Cal talks about intimacy, he laughs. Then he asks about the kiss. Pastor Cal has to say what he said, because he can’t. Then he tells Luke if he can’t turn things around and be a mad and start showing Kate some respect, he needs to “get the heck up outta here.”
That was pretty much to the point. Luke blames Kate for pressuring him to kiss here and then shifts to blame it on drinking. When Pastor Cal asks if she is undesirable to her, he basically says yes. He tells him if he is not in it, he is there to take the pressure off and give him an exit plan. But he wants to
stay on TV stick it out. I wonder if he asked Kate if she wanted to bail, because that would be a wise decision for her.
Then he talks to them both. Apparently they both said they want to stay. Kate says the passion is there for her, but not for Luke. He encourages them to talk through it.
Kate is nervous about moving in with Luke. She should be nervous.They move into a trendy neighborhood with bars everywhere. This is problematic. Luke is all smiley in their little video.
Next week is meet the friends week. Luke is a jerk again. Stephanie’s friends seem fun. Jasmine’s friends bring up sex.