I’ll cover the brides taking their grooms on a hometown visit in this MAFS Australia recap. This should be interesting. I like how they are reminding me of the previous episode because I have zero memory of it until prodded. Aleks and Ivan left in a huff after a few people, mostly Michael outed Aleks for dating some club owner while married. He’s rich and Ivan’s home visit showed us a modest home. Coincidence? I think not. They bailed on the commitment ceremony all together.
Stacey & Michael
Michael is very impressed with Stacey’s fancy Range Rover with customized license plates. He also notes that they have the same taste in home decor. Stacey has a ring light for selfies and Michael has no idea what it is. That’s a good sign. Then Michael discovers tens of thousands of dollars of designer clothes, shoes and handbags at her house. Why does this surprise him? The only reason they are a good match is because they are both pretentious assholes.
Michael talk about what Stacey’s plans are once they all move into his house. Stacey very bluntly says he will work and she’s take care of the house and spend his money. She is asking for a credit card immediately. Michael finally realizes that Stacey is a gold digger. He should start to wonder who paid for all those shoes and bags soon.
Mishel and & Steve
Steve walks into Mishel’s living room with a huge sectional couches and plops down saying,”It’s like I’ve died and gone to heaven!” Then he sees all the weird chore boards and posters explaining how to wash your hands and the need to keep the bathroom tidy. I don’t think she has small children, but I could be wrong. It’s just weird. Then she yells at Michael to take his shoes off when he walks on her living room rug. Mishel lives in Brisbane if you care. She has a lot weird shit on the walls. Not art. More like directions on how to behave in her home.
If Steve was not freaked out enough. They have not shared a bed yet and that is Mishel’s goal. He looks terrified. There is absolutely nothing on her bedroom wall. So he can’t rely on any directions should he need them. Unless they were included in the sexy texts she has been sending him, he’s on his own. BTW, he replied to her texts with random emojis. He literally seems to be looking for the exit. She doesn’t seem to pick up on his sense of alarm. Mishel is really pushing Steve to sleep in her bed. He’s made this very clear. She’s totally creeping him out.
There are just a couple minutes of this episode left and for the last fifteen or so minutes I had decided that Mishel had hacked to to bits while screaming “FIND ME ATTRACTIVE DAMMIT!” But then we are told the trip is almost over and they had not shared a bed. And while Mishel was letting us know they had not been romantic on the trip they were finally headed to dinner with her family. Her mother and sisters are going to grill him. Mishel’s mom tells her that he seems like a good friend to have. But they don’t seem like husband and wife. It seems like from what Steve told the cameras and the expression on his face he wants to stay in a sort of platonic marriage with Mishel. At their age, I don’t see anything wrong with that.
KC & Drew
It seems it is very hot in Australia on this day and for many the journey was long. Drew collapses on the bed and KC makes him get up and take the tour. She lives in a place called Cronulla which a suburb of sorts of Sidney right on the beach. It’s STUNNING. I paused to try and find my introduction posts to remember this couple. Doesn’t he live on a farm. Is she the one who told him he didn’t make enough money? Because this beach town is quite swanky. And she asks him if this town was too bougie for him. His face indicated he didn’t care for the question.
The Root Of All Evil
They start fighting over money. So yes, I suppose it is. I want to see who pays for this fancy lunch. It needs to be KC. but they don’t show it. The next day KC’s family are coming over for an early dinner. KC asks for help in the kitchen and Drew agrees but you can tell he is angry with her. They get in arguments about how to cook and what to do. But KC is kind of egging him on. KC is sort of bossy and then tells him that he doesn’t listen. Her family arrives while he is at the grocery store. KC immediately tells her family that Drew fucked up dinner because he doesn’t listen. Nice.
Meanwhile, we see Drew literally sprinting to the car to get back before her family arrived. When next we see him he is offering wine refills to KC’s mother. She has done an interview that basically says she is gunning for him for having the audacity to judge her precious baby girl. It’s three older ladies and KC who are now chastising Drew for saying he doesn’t like women getting plastic surgeries and Botox. Is this really what they want to argue about over dinner? KC’s “beautiful soul” and Botox? They haven’t asked him a thin about himself yet. Drew got a raw deal. I hope he mentions that the daughter with the beautiful soul told him that he wasn’t good enough for her because he didn’t make enough money. The bitches are brutal. I should point out that Drew is holding up great. And looks hot as hell.
Lizzie & Seb
I like Lizzie’s views in Newcastle. She has a cute cottage with a cute dog. Lizzie seems happy. For now. Apparently they threw the cameras out on the first night because they were in a “serious argument.” They wake up in separate beds. Lizzie invited Seb to go to the beach. Seb was tired after the day of travel. So Lizzie went alone. Why is this a problem? Was it a party or something? It is their first argument of the experiment. It seems like a dumb argument. They quickly make up.
The next day Lizzie drags Seb to a tattoo parlor. She wants him to get a tattoo. He’s not into it. She gets like two half moons or something as part of her apparent quest to cover her entire body. Seb agrees to get his first ever tattoo on the bottom of his foot. That sounds like a painful spot. Okay, get this. He got a hashtag on his big toe, and then M A F S on the other four. How ridiculous. It’s better than her name though and looks relatively easy to remove. Lizzie seems to put a lot of importance on the fact that he did it. He literally hobbled out of the parlor.
Connie & Jonethen
Why are these two still hanging in there? It’s quite clear Jon isn’t in to her. Apparently, Connie lives with her mom. Her mom is refusing to let them stay there. She doesn’t approve of the experiment. Connie is disappointed. Jonethen is thrilled they get their own AirBnB instead. Connie lives in Yarra Glen, the AirBnB is a fantastic cottage that apparently free range alpacas right outside the back door. How long are they staying? All of these fools have enough luggage for a month or two in Europe. These two are off to a good start.
Connie takes Jon out for some pints to meet her two best friends. The girls ask for an update and Jon quickly lets them know that he has written “leave” at two commitment ceremonies now. They immediately accuse Jon of giving Connie false hope. I don’t know how they came to that conclusion based on the fact he just said leave for the second time at the last one. But they have read the situation exactly right. Connie is fidgeting and defending him. Basically, they accuse him of not being there for the right reasons. This is also true. Jon is offended by the allegation. Connie is terrified that this will “ruin everything.” I’m guess they had sex in the bathtub the night before since Jon actually suggested it. This idiot with the man bun is going to completely devastate her.
But wait! There’s more! They take him into a room away from Connie to interrogate him privately. He finally has enough and just leaves the pub by himself.
I’m going to take care of some other business and then come back ASAP to recap the dinner party because it is going to be good.