Why don’t we all head down to NOLA and get caught up on the latest US group of newlyweds with a MAFS Recap. I feel like perhaps my DVR missed a MAFS Australia recap. I feel like the ending of the Boys and Girls night left things a bit unresolved. I’ll check on that soon. I do have a 22 minute after show for Australia. So I’ll get back to you on that. In the meantime, it’s off to New Orleans. And in the opening clips it seems pretty much all the couple are experiencing at least some minor real life struggles.
Karen & Miles
Miles has his friend Chef John come over with his knives to see if he can whip up a meal that will make Karen a bit more open to intimacy. Good luck with that Chef John. Oh actually he is going to teach them both how to cook a meal. Shockingly, Karen is down with the idea. Miles is learning how to cook for the first time. Miles hit a home run in the kitchen. It doesn’t seem to transfer to the bedroom though. We shall see.
The love questions allow Miles to really open up about his childhood and such. Karen hears it and says that Miles doesn’t need to be superman and fix everything. Karen struggles from being single to having Miles meet their every need. Or at least thinking he is. I’ve been in that relationship. And I think I would have been more accepting if I were actually into the guy. I’m starting to get Karen and her wondering if it is all bullshit and a trap. And I am also more forgiving of her finding someone who wants to do those things and… it’s just not attractive. Miles thinks things will get better. I do not. Once the male is seen as submissive with some women? The relationship is over.
There couples date is grocery shopping? I admit I used to love to go grocery shopping with a particular man in my past. But if I was on a TV show where everyone else was learning to golf or salsa dance I’m not sure how I would feel. If Miles pays and takes more of a manly role, I could see this working though. But then Miles is all like I’ve never seen an artichoke “live” before and my hopes start to fall. Again, we don’t want to teach you shit. No this is not how it works. Sure, you can get whatever you want, but basically your job is to pay. Not because I need your money, but I am a traditional gender roles kind of girl. She’s already telling him is turns her off that he is so into it. I get you, Karen.
Christina & Henry
I’m still a bit more foggy headed than I thought. I’m having trouble with names and focusing and you know, breathing. So thanks for bearing with me. At least I can take this MAFS recap slow since it is already so late. Anyway, these two are still fighting like cats and dogs. They need to pull the plug. I feel like Henry is a little bit on the spectrum, I say that because I think the same about myself. Christina is just way to bossy to matched with Henry.
Christina went out drinking with friends (probably producers) and has just arrived home. Once back home, Christina announces she has been off her ADD meds and that is the reason for her impatience. So she’s going back on her meds. Henry listens patiently, but his facial tick is back. I didn’t see that coming. Christina is suddenly all in, and Henry has always said he wants this to work. I hope it does but… I think Christina is doing a great job of opening up. I’m starting to see her now.
Wouldja look at that? These two go golfing something Henry excels at and he teaches her how to hit some balls. Suddenly, he’s in charge and she is happy. Henry was impressed with her as well. She did well with golf. Could golf bring them together? Then they went salsa dancing. All of these dates are chosen by production, but I am already feeling bad for Henry. I’m already suspect of him for being friends with Trishelle from RW Las Vegas. I would have left him at the wedding reception for that.
A commenter recently posted here “Who would not want to be on (reality) TV?” And I thought, “Sane people who were not broke?” The instructors keep telling Henry to look up and again, I’m thinking about, Look Me In The Eye. That is not a paid promotion, it’s a public service. And it seems like you can download if free on Kindle.
Amani & Woody
Woody books a mani/pedi date with Amani. Woody apparently gets mani/pedis frequently himself. At the spa, Amani tells Woody she is going to be taking her braids out soon. This is something he told her he wanted communication about. Then she messes with him saying she is going to go bald. Woody needs something to hold on to. He suggests a color for her polish. She is loving having someone at the spa with her. These two are cute.
I love that these two are doing adult coloring books while talking. I have one of those that I should have been using the past couple of weeks. Woody is pretty open about the love questions. He’s been in love twice before. Woody is on the brink of saying he loves Amani. He says, “I have love for you.” Aw. Then he says, “I love you and I got love for you.” I love Woody. Don’t fuck this up Amani. Here she go. She’s not in love with Woody yet. She could have said she was getting there, because I think that is true. She said she’s scared and that is true. But she is bringing up past loves. NOT SMART. Later she makes him a very romantic dinner. This may be the only couple who did not go on a date this week. If thehy did I missed it.
Amelia & Bennett
It’s time to check in on the most perfectly matched couple in the history of MAFS. Bennett got really sick and Amelia went out of her way to take care of him. AND THEY HAD SEX! YAAAAAAAAAAAAS! The “experts” have sent a list of intimate questions for the couples to ask each other. These two have easy conversation and the same expectations about falling in love. Bennett hints he may already be in love. He tells us he loves her and but not yet in love. Well I love and am IN LOVE with both of them and have been since the wedding if that counts for anything.
I am not sure what their couples date really is but Amelia planned it and it is Bennetts birthday so it has to be fun, right? Apparently, it is slackling? Which is kind of like tightrope walking. Because, of course! And a picnic with a quirky birthday cake and a pinata. Can’t stop smiling. And it ends with a pinata! Really, what more could you ask for in life? I need a 24/7 channel of these two. They need their own network.
Olivia & Brett
Oh these two. I totally believe that Brett is just doing this to be on TV. However, Olivia has been consistent lately in making me on Brett’s side. Brett is a typical guy and can’t really open up to Olivia about these “love questions.” I find his answers humorous and informative about his ability to confront feelings (or lack thereof). Olivia is not feeling it though. So, Olivia changes the question and asks, “Seriously, though. What can you do to show love to me?” Her one-sided question speaks volumes. What can you do to be more loving to him?Olivia wants to focus on the small stuff and hope the big stuff happens. Brett, in an admittedly snarky way, points out that is not how it works. I hope if they are together when they have to exchange gifts he buys her a “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff!” T-Shirt.
Later, Amani chats with Olivia. It’s clear the Amani is into Woody and Olivia is… a snob. They talk about the girls time and the guys time and Amani says that Woody says that Brett gives “politician answers” and doesn’t open up with the guys. Olivia is still focusing on the small things.
These two go on a swamp tour. I kind of loved the alligator tour but Dick Brett came back into play. He just doesn’t like to seem to have fun. But, honestly? Neither does Olivia they are both wet blankets and have probably done this before. I want to hold the frog! This is a total mismatch no matter how much they try to push it. OMG! Lifetime is starting Christmas movies in October. You might all lose me.
PS. I don’t want to lose y’all but there are attacks here coming primarily from Spain and UK I have never seen before. So, if you are readers there. I may have to lose you.