After a surprise extra few weeks of quarantining, Decision Day is rapidly approaching. So let’s do a quick MAFS recap as I wait for my voting chair to arrive. The couples have been together for 15 weeks due to the pandemic. This is longer than any of the couples have quarantined on any season, almost double the usual eight weeks. This episode, the couples visit their friends and family for advice. Brett and Olivia tell their friends they have called it quits.
Christina & Henry
We begin tonight with scenes of the couples loading up the car and heading back to NOLA. In every car except this one, people are rocking out to music. These two were riding in complete silence. Henry is totally fed up with Christina’s lies. The lie about the gay affair seems to have been the final straw for him. Christina goes to meet with a male friend who I first thought was his father. Then, I thought he was a random friend casting. But he does seem to know Christina is needy and annoying. Henry’s friend seems to know this is not a match. She says Christina is a liar and he needs to get out of the marriage.
Henry tells us that Christina is threatening him with the text that probably doesn’t even exist about the gay thing. She is psycho. If I were advising him I’d tell him to bail TODAY and not wait for decision day. He says that this behavior from Christina is “despicable.” And he is right. Their final dinner together is at a fancy restaurant where they seem to be the only patrons due to Covid. Christina just blathers on about herself while Henry tries to enjoy the fabulous food. She then asks Henry to tell her “some of the stuff he admires about her.” He says that she writes really well and she cries. She is the most self-centered person in the world. Henry struggles not to laugh. Back at the apartment, Christina wonders if they just need more time. Henry is counting the minutes until this fresh hell is over.
Amani & Woody
Woody seems concerned that Amani may not really be all in on decision day. She makes way too many jokes about that. Amani talks to her friend Nikole about her emotions leading up to the big day. Amani feels very confident going into decision day. Nikole is happy to hear that Amani and Woody both express their love for each other. Woody goes to get advice from his grandmother. He tells her that he is ready to be married. She’s happy. She can tell he is happier and calmer around Amani. She advises him to be sure to pay attention and respect Amani.
Seeing all of this New Orleans food is making me so hungry! But I want what they are having and not what is in the fridge. I had planned to do a big shop today but I am not sure I have it in me. I also think I missed my window to vote today. The lines are super long again at the moment. These two go out to dinner and they are just so cute together. Woody tells us he has found his soulmate. He gets emotional telling Amani how deeply he feels about her. He can’t see a future without her. These two might be the only couple that works out. Then they argue because Woody says that if she decides to get a divorce, he might flip out and just walk out. This has happened a couple of times in the past when people are blindsided. Amani needs to stop playing.
Amelia & Bennett
Back at that house, Amelia is also making jokes about her upcoming decision. Bennett goes to get advice from his friend about decision day. His friend is not very support of the relationship. He thinks they have just been playing house for four months. Also, they haven’t had to go though any difficult things. His friend is kind of an asshole. Amelia seeks her advice from an online tarot reader. Because, Amelia. Things start off well until the talk about the move to Virginia. The witch says there is a lot of fear and anxiety surrounding that. She starts giving her some advice, and the connection is lost. Amelia had some crazy dreams where Bennett turned into a giant cucumber. Not sure what that means. Do people still do acid?
Bennett and Amelia’s last dinner before packing up was some sort of bizarre pizza party that apparently requited Amelia to wear an enormous crown on her head with a giant orange on top. Bennett explains that the crown and orange were from a play. So, um that makes sense? As they reflect back on their experience, Amelia drops a huge bomb. She says that she really didn’t think she was ready to be married but she really thought it would be fun to be on a reality show. WTF? Then she makes it worse saying she usually likes most people and figured she would probably like whoever she got matched with. OMG. She is also not reading Bennett’s body language through any of this. The party is over.
When the go to the bed for the last time Amelia says, “This could be the last night they ever sleep together.” I feel like Bennett may say no now. WOW!
Karen & Miles
The nervous jokes about decision day continue in this apartment as well. Miles goes to chat with his friend. He says that quarantine was hard and Karen was exhausted physically and emotionally from her job at the hospital. Miles is still unsure of his decision. They are not in love. And the lack of intimacy is an issue for him. It’s been four months! Karen checks off all his boxes. But it feels like more than friends than a marriage. Karen goes to get advice from her friends. She tells them that she is not affectionate like he is. This is a major problem. These two are not a great match. Obviously. The friends like Miles. They also think she needs an alpha male and that is not Miles.
Karen is a great cook so they stay in for one last homecooked meal. Karen says that she needs Miles to step up and be the man of the house, put her in her place, and be her protector. Miles feels he is that person. Miles wants a woman who claims him as her man. He wants more affection. Miles is not sure that Karen can get to a place where she can be emotionally vulnerable with him. I feel like Miles may decide to divorce. They both might. Why is Karen the one leaving the apartment when every other couple the man left the house?
So what do you guys think? Next Wednesday is decision day. It is also the two hour finale for Big Brother. The Amazing Race and RHOC are also airing. And I have no idea how I am going to fit all of that in. So it may take a bit for this recap once again. But I am very excited for decision day!