OMG You guys! TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! We finally get back to 90 Day Fiance recaps! I can’t wait to see Armando and Kenny and Sumit and Jenny and everyone else! We left for hiatus at the peak of drama and tonight hopefully we get some answers!
Britanny & Yazan
I am totally confused about why we are starting off in Chicago of all places until I remember that Brittany is in Chicago visiting her mother and trying to get divorced. Brittany’s mother tells us everything we needed to know about how Brittany became Brittany. I am pretty sure that Brittany did convert to Islam. Not sure if they got married or not. I want to say that they spilt up but she is still practicing Islam. At her mother’s house the mother and daughter bond over cheap white wine with a screw top. I’m all about cheap merlot with a screw top (or a box) but white wine needs to be a bit pricier. Am I the only one who has washed her hands so many times a day that I have no fingerprints left?
Brittany’s mom says that Yazan should accept Brittany for who she is twerking social media stuff and all. Yeah, that doesn’t work in the Muslim world. I started this recap with the first look and it just showed Brittany in Chicago and then gave me 20 minutes of Family Chantel. So now I will start with the real show. Meanwhile in Ethiopia, Yazan is missing his woman. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Brittany goes to court and basically nothing happened and she has to reapply for her divorce. She has to stay in the US longer to do that. She’s going to have to stall with Yazan.
Jenny & Sumit
We last left off with Sumit going to tell his parents he wants to marry Jenny as soon as possible. He is scared to death. His parents are dead set against his marriage. HIs mother says right away she will never accept Jenny. Then, his father says that Sumit’s mother and father are going to need help in their old age and Jenny will be even old. How will he choose who to care for? His mama cries and tries to guilt trip him. There there was a lot of arguing over the arranged marriage they forced him into. He was miserable in the marriage and never stopped loving Jenny. He tells them that they are more concerned with what society will think than his own happiness. This is not going well. He told them three times that he wanted to commit suicide while in the arranged marriage. Now everyone is crying. Eventually. the parents agree to think about it.
Jenny and Sumit go out for dinner and he downloads her on his meeting with his parents. He tells her the grim reality and that is they are never going to support their relationship. It’s so weird to me that his parents can block them getting married. Jenny doesn’t seem to get it either. But facts are facts. Sumit is kind of adorable.
Kenny & Armando
I was literally cleaning out from under my fingernails during the Brittany stuff and NOW IT IS TIME FOR ARMANDO AND KENNY! I have waited forever for them to get to Armando’s family camp! WOW! I still cannot believe that Kenny has not learned any Spanish at all in all the years he has known Armando. These two talk in the car about how things might go. Both of them are nervous. Armando feels like Kenny is pressuring him to tell his family they are engaged on the first day. Can we please just get there? I have a feeling that will not happen this week.
They arrive under the cover of darkness. It’s Christmas time, and they passed a few decorations. Kenny is freaked out because there are a lot of people waiting to greet them. A LOT OF PEOPLE. Baby girl Hannah rushes up to hug both of them. His mother is struggling to see her son with a man. Kenny seriously knows “hola” and “mucho gusto”. Hell I know more Spanish than that without even trying to learn Spanish. We have so many Mexicans in my area that for a brief moment in time my Publix was ENTIRELY IN SPANISH. It was very helpful for learning the language, but also quite annoying. They eventually went back to English. Because, AMERIKA! His dad is refusing to come out of his room. I feel like this episode should have been two hours of just these two.
The Big Announcement
Finally, Armando Sr comes out and hugs and kisses his son. Kenny does the awkward “mucho gusto” with a handshake. Then Armando Sr goes right back to his room. He is not having any of this. Oh wow. Armando tells the huge group of friends and family (minus his hibernating dad) that they are engaged to be married. It went over like a lead balloon. His mom was shocked that the told the whole family at once instead of telling her first. I can see that. This is a lot to process for this family. Hopefully, they will come around to the understanding that love is love. His mother doesn’t want to tell his father.
The campfire breaks up with everyone feeling a bit sad. Kenny is disappointed that their relationship is not accepted. Armando asks his mother if it is okay that he and Kenny are staying at the family site. She says she didn’t ask his father but it is fine. They hug it out with Armando’s mom and she tells him to tell Kenny he is welcome here and welcome to the family! Awwww! Kenny is upset that Armando Sr did not care for him at all. Kenny needs a haircut. The top of his head is all Donald Trumpish.
Ari & Bini
Meanwhile in Ethiopia, a baby should be coming very soon. She is due in six weeks and has already been in Ethiopia for a month. They are moving into a walk up apartment. It’s a very basic apartment. At least they have running water and a functioning kitchen. Sort of. Ari really misses her mother. I can’t believe her parents are flying over to be there for the birth of the baby. She keeps sending her mother lists of things to bring when she comes. Like a bassinet for example. What a PITA this kid is. I am moving to Ethiopia and you are going to have to visit often and bring lots of gifts. Ari bitches about having to pay for everything. Then she complains about Bini working too much. UGH.
These two try to buy a car. The prices for an old clunker are $17-20K! It’s insane. When I was looking into retiring in Costa Rica and Ururguay I found the same thing to be true. I really should pay to ship my 2007 Honda Civic with only 25K miles on it with me when I go. And yes, you read that correctly. My Civic that I bought new in 2007 only has 25K miles on it. I am the proverbial little old lady from Pasadena who doesn’t even got to church. And part of the miles is a long trip to Tunica, Mississippi. And a few trips to Biloxi. I used to gamble a lot. lol. Then we find out the baby is breech. And we also learn that America is the only country who does a billion C sections on everyone. No other country does that. She needs a C section TODAY! And she is freaking out because her mama is not there.
I am pretty sure we don’t care about Cheesestick. Can I fast forward through this nonsense? We have way more important things to discuss than these two. Apparently Melyza also had some dalliances of her own. Again. Who cares.
I love this show. Did you watch?