It looks like we get two episodes this week which means another long MAFS Australia recap. So let get right to the show. It seems it is time to meet the families. That always goes well. Let’s see if Australian families are as ….direct… as American ones.
Micheal & Stacey
Micheal’s mom Julie “couldn’t make it to her own son’s wedding. But apparently she cleared her schedule to film a luncheon. Stacey’s family member will be a bridesmaid. I imagine that the lack of family representation is because some of the families live 4,000 miles or more away from Sydney where all the couples are living. I will never understand matching people at such great distances. They should just do a show in Sydney with Sydney people and the move on to Melbourne and Perth and wherever else they want to go.
It looks like the luncheons are going to be in the hotel rooms. Michael’s mom is the first to arrive. Stacey’s friend Brooke has come loaded for bear. Everyone gangs up on Michael for his partying. Including his mother. But in the end, Michael says his mom had decided he has met his match in Stacey. While neither of these people are someone I’d just for a partner or a BFF, they do seem to be a match. They are both rather snotty and superficial.
Hayley & David
Just when we thought these two had worked things out, something seems to have gone left again. They got in a fight because Hayley didn’t like the movie they were watching and David felt like she was talking to much in it. Or something. I’m not really sure what Hayley was saying between her accent and me apparently losing my hearing. David got his own hotel room. But from the little I understand, David was the dick in this situation. And I like David. Or not, apparently she asked him if he was a “sook” which Google informs me is an Australian word for crybaby and asked if he needed a box of tissue. She say she way just joking with him. Really? These are not real issues, are they? Just last night they both chose to stay together and they can’t make it through watching a movie on TV?
These two at least get to leave their hotel rooms for lunch. David has two friends at the luncheon and Hayley’s Dad arrives with Hayley’s best friend. This is a very tense lunch. David says that Hayley was cutting him off a lot. As Hayley continues to cut him off while he is trying to make the point. Even Hayley’s dad points out that Hayley keeps interrupting him. Somehow it ends with both of them feeling heard, even if not by each other, and willing to keep trying.
Connie & Jonethen
These two also slept in separate rooms last night. They also chose to stay together the night before. Jonethen blew off a bowling date with his wife to go out drinking “with the boys” and apparently he never came home. Jonethen says that he told Connie he was out with the boys and she sent the thumbs up emoji. So he blames her. Jonethen’s mom and brother are coming for lunch. Connie’s mother and sister arrive to lunch but Connie has stormed out. She quickly arrived all cleaned up. Jon’s mom sticks up for Jon. Connie’s mom clearly hates Jon. She tell Connie to pack up and go home with her.
Mishel & Steve
Despite, Mishel having a list of grievances against Steve. And voting to leave at the commitment ceremony, she now says they are in a good place and she has put her ring back on. So they have just this week to agree to stay or things will end. Steve on the other hand seems to be ill with a stomach virus that we are given way too much information about. Mishel’s daughter and sister arrive to get the stomach virus over lunch. Steve’s crew is two of his closest friends.
Mishel’s daughter doesn’t seem to be sold on the relationship. She pulls Steve to the side to speak with him privately. Steve says Mishel is not willing to be vulnerable with him. Her daughter cries talking about what a hard life they have had. She says he mom has a hard time opening up. Steve is very sweet to her. He doesn’t like to see people cry. They end with a hug and a kiss. Did I mention Steve is sick? Steve is emotional back in the room because he doesn’t have a family. He was hoping his son could be there today. Steve just wants to be loved. Mishel realizes he is a good guy.
Aleks & Ivan
These two are doing fine for now, but I fear they are too the same, really. Her parents are refusing to film or acknowledge the marriage so her lunch guests will be two of her friends. Ivan has both of his parents as well as two friends. They are also having lunch in a restaurant when most of the others must cook from their apartments. I wonder if they said they would cover lunch themselves or something. I’d think a restaurant would be a much better venue for this sort of thing.
Ivan is worried about his mother. She asks a lot of inappropriate questions. Especially about intimacy. Aleks shuts down the question. But over all the luncheon went well. His parents approve of Aleks and everyone seems positive about the union. For once.
Vanessa & Chris
These two both chose to keep trying to build their relationship. However, I don’t remember much about these two. There are too many people on this show. Apparently, these two are sleeping separately because Chris has had the flu for a week. It seems he may have stayed on the couch after recovering. Vanessa is now making lunch for the family dinner while Chris continues to sleep. Then Chris goes to workout leaving Vanessa to finish making lunch.
Vanessa has two friends as guests. Not sure who the couple is there for Chris. Vanessa tells Chris’s guests that while she’d love to spend more time with Chris, he is someone who needs more alone time. I recall things going so well on their honeymoon. Chris made Vanessa feel validated. But all of that seems to have changed. On of Vanessa’s friends ask Chris if he likes Vanessa. He takes much too long to answer. Then he says things have turned to shit. This causes a five between the couple that leads to Vanessa storming off. Chris does not go after him. Her friends tell him that she likes him and feels that he dislikes her. All of her insecurities are back. She’s ready to give up. Then Chris says he is out. The next day, Chris moves out. And so does Vanessa. 🙁
Cathy & Josh
Again, who are these people again? I feel like they were fine on their honeymoon. They did the rappelling thing. But made the best of it and made out in the hot tub later. But things seem very tense. Josh is also on the couch. It seems some couples have two bedroom apartments and others have only one. Josh says that Cathy has shut him out. I am not sure what their issues are. But they have agreed not to talk about their issues at the family and friends lunch.
Cathy has two of her friends to lunch and Josh has him mom and aunt. Is this the couple where she said he doesn’t make enough money for her? If so I hate her. Whatever the issues are it’s not for lack of Josh being hot. Because he is really hot. Josh’s mom is very nice and seems to like Cathy. Josh’s mom immediately wants to know if they had sex. His mom really thinks Cathy is great for Josh. Then Josh blurts out that Cathy got jealous of him talking to one of the other brides at the dinner party. She is shocked. Josh says Cathy won’t do anything with him. Josh feels rejected. His mother tell Cathy “Don’t ever ignore my son again.” Wow. But out, mom. His mom eventually softens. But Cathy is pissed. They made up afterward.
Natasha & Mikey
These two were just fine until asshole Michael gave a very slanted version of what Natasha said at the dinner party. I hate Michael. Now, Mikey has apparently been avoiding Natasha since the ceremony where he wanted to leave her. He has to get through a week before that can happen. I need someone to fix this relationship. It was my favorite of the whole show. Mikey is the best! He was just mislead by Michael and apparently they have not worked things out. They finally meet to talk. Natasha is blaming it all on herself. But she didn’t do anything wrong! She just made a small joke. The talk went well. However, Mikey still doesn’t get the real picture!
Their lunch includes Mikey parents and Natasha’s Natasha’s parents. I believe these are the only two with both of their parents there. Mikey brings up the comments that Natasha DIDN’T REALLY MAKE at the dinner party. I wish they would play back the footage for Mikey! Natasha just cries. Natasha’s dad says she needs to just quit and come home. This is infuriating because it is all a big misunderstanding. Natasha runs away.
Those that have already watched this season have been desperately trying not to tell us about cheating that goes on this season. It seems that David has found out that Hayley has gone out on the the town with one of the other husbands!!! Hayley is out with Chris and Michael. Did you notice wherever there is trouble, Michael is always there? Hayley is “macking on” which I assume means “making out” with Michael. Yep. David is done. It is FINISH ED. And the only good news is this probably means we don’t have to see Michael anymore.