I’m not sure that many of you are actually watching this show, so I am wondering if I even need to do MAFS recaps anymore. The season has gotten off to an extremely slow start, so perhaps that is the issue. This week the couple return from their honeymoons and begin their real lives in Charlotte. Perhaps the show will get more interesting now.
Elizabeth & Jamie
Jamie’s apartment is very orderly. And it includes a cat. These two are very different. Jaime is very buttoned up and Elizabeth is messy and free-spirited. This could be a problem. But they do seem into each other. The next day, Jaime goes to see Elizabeth’s place. She has two dogs and a lava lamp. I think that’s great. Jaime looks a bit disturbed by the clutter.
Pastor Cal drops by and they talk about their communication issues. He gives them a “naked moment” technique where they focus totally on each other when having an issue and one person basically just puts the naked truth about what they are feeling out there.
Deonna & Gregg
This season production has rented four furnished apartments for the couples to live in during their eight weeks of trial marriage. They are all in the same complex. But for their first night back, they have to stay in one or the other of their real homes. Deonna shows Gregg around her apartment. Deonna has a lot of “stuff”everywhere.
Greg has a really nice big house. It is immaculately clean and very lovely. Deonna loves it.
Pastor Cal asks about their physical intimacy issues. I almost wonder if Deonna is also a virgin. She tells Pastor Cal that he compliments her too much. Pastor call says that is not normal by saying “that’s unusual.” Pastor Cal encourages her to be more physical with Gregg.
Deonna is thrilled that Gregg and her dog are getting along well.
Amber & Matt
Apparently Matt lives with a friend of his who live with his dad. Why didn’t they just go to Amber’s place? Matt just has one or two suitcases full of stuff. Matt goes to see Amber’s apartment.
Pastor Cal drops by and talks with them about living together. Since Amber has never lived with anyone, he talks to them one on one. Amber says they hooked up on the first night of their honeymoon. She’s falling for him and it’s scary. Amber is concerned that Matt may not be ready to plant roots in Charlotte. Matt says that it really hasn’t sunk in that he is married. Also, he feels scared that Amber cares so much about him. Matt doesn’t seem as gung ho about the relationship now that he is back home. They are both nervous about their feelings.
Pastor Cal talked to them about finances. Amber is fine supporting them both as he works on his new business, but Matt is resistant to that idea.
Matt wants to put his toiletries in the second bathroom. This seems to infuriate Amber. Why? Who wants to share a bathroom with a guy if they don’t have to?
Iris & Keith
These two spent night one at Keith’s place. Iris is not thrilled that Keith doesn’t make his bed or fold his clean clothes. But what she really doesn’t like is the large empty box of condoms in his nightstand. He has a great comeback though. Keith says he packed them for the honeymoon. He shows them to her and there were only three in his suitcase. Not everyone one is a 30 year old virgin, Iris.
Pastor Cal’s visit reminds me that I might have missed an episode. I don’t remember watching the episode where Keith lost his wedding ring. The found it and plan to go get it sized. They haven’t really talked about finances. Iris still thinks of Keith as a stranger.
Iris has a lot of weird cleanliness issues.
Next week’s MAFS recap takes a turn when Matt turns into a jerk toward Amber.