Hmmm… Baby? Let’s see what this episode holds. Does someone have a pregnancy scare? Or is it just a song lyric? With the couples mostly moved into their new, shared homes, it’s time for the “meet the friends” episode.
Stephanie & AJ
AJ seems to realize that he was an asshole during the move and has some regrets. He says he is not used to having a partner in the situation. AJ doesn’t apologize he basically says he gets frustrated and lashes out and she needs to just ignore it and it will pass. She points out that it might take her a bit to recover from that. Why should she have to accept his lashing out and accommodate his bad behavior? He seems like this is the solution to the situation.
Stephanie and AJ have their friends and family meal in a restaurant. I’m not sure if that was because of the location of the friends and family or what, but they were the only couple that went out to eat with their friends. Ah Stephanie says it is AJ’s favorite restaurant. He probably force it on production. I don’t understand the story AJ’s friend told about him (can someone help me here?) but Stephanie’s friend showed a photo of Stephanie drunk at a concert sleeping while standing up. Is that even possible? AJ is loving being married.
Kristine & Keith
These two finally had sex and the first time was a bit too fast. But then they began christening each room in the house. Apparently Keith has never been in love, but thinks it might be starting.
Dr. Pepper comes for a visit and immediately asked about sex. They have a great sex life. She asks about contraception. They have no contraception plan and did not use any thus far. If someone has a pregnancy scare this episode, it will be them.
Kristine’s friends and family come to meet Keith in a more informal setting. They ask about sex and kids and they are a bit bashful with both answers. Keith really wants a son as soon as possible but realizes that he should wait until he is out of school and working. Kristine is young and feels like she has time to enjoy her husband first. They are so going to be pregnant by the end or this episode.
Jasmine & Will
Will is cooking breakfast! Jasmine is supervising the entire process with much criticism. Girl, sit down and let the man cook. As someone who prefers traditional gender roles, I can understand why this scenario would make her uncomfortable, but she needs to go with the flow. This is all for show and it will not last. She will be the head bitch in charge of the kitchen in no time. Just let him have his TV moment. Her bigger concern should be that he is not an affectionate person and she is. I say this in my best Allison Dubois voice. “HE WILL NEVER EMOTIONALLY FULFILL YOU!”
Will and Jasmine have friend and family from both sides over. Will blushes at the intimacy question. I think it is fine for Will to take it slow, but boy does everyone put the pressure on him. He seems to want the first time to be planned and a special memory and that is sweet. Jasmine just needs to be patient. I do think Will could be a little more affectionate. Jasmine is already wanting to have a baby. In bed later that night, Will basically ignores her.
Kate & Luke
The scene of their first morning in the new house begins with Luke complaining to the camera that Kate sleeps in the center of the bed. Clearly he can’t stand being that close to a woman. This just needs to end. It only gets worse with each episode. Kate says she just keeps moving closer to him until he eventually falls off the bed trying to get away from her.
Everything is uncomfortable in this house. Kate can’t even make a salad without consulting Luke to make sure he approves. Luke’s friends are coming over to meet Kate. She’s nervous. Why is she constantly the one put in a position where she has to seek approval.
It’s time for us to meet Luke’s friends. This will not go well and Kate knows it. She is very nervous. She has three of her friends there, Luke seems to have a dozen there. He starts doing shots with his friends as if Kate is not even there. It’s like a keg party. Kate is alone in the corner. Luke actually does get up to include her. She starts mingling with his friends and things turn out much better than expected. The night ends with both of them happy and he even gives her a grandma peck on the lips! Progress?
The Four New Brides Play Pool
Jasmine says she enjoys her companionship with Will. She is waiting for Will to make the first move. Jasmine is very happy. It’s unclear if she said they were not having sex. I may have missed that part. Stephanie puts on a positive face for her situation. Kate sits quietly. Kate says that they get along well but the romance part is not there. She apparently hasn’t told them about the vile things he says about her.
The Four New Grooms Go Out For Drinks
Luke is more affectionate greeting the guys than he has ever been with Kate. The very first topic is food. This is very enlightening to me. This show should have a tagline that includes the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach because is seems very true with the guys selected for this season. AJ asked how their visit with Pastor Cal went and everyone sees the change in Luke’s face. Eventually he says, “Not the best.” They guys laugh and he says, “I mean it was good.” Apparently, AJ knows what he said via the girls gossip chain and he thinks Kate should have filed for divorce on the spot. I agree. But I think Stephanie needs to run as well. Will says he is taking his sweet time with sex. Luke sort of ignores the topic completely.He tells the camera that it annoys him that AJ keeps mentioning how he is having sex all the time, but knowing Will is still holding out makes him feel like his situation isn’t as bad as he thought. Luke makes a comment about Keith’s drinking. Keith doesn’t seem drunk to me.