I’m struggling to get into these people and I think we meet another new couple on this episode. I’d rather have more time with fewer couples. Perhaps we have so many now because a a few fizzle out quickly? Let’s hope so, as I try to get to know way too many people during this 90 Day Fiance Recap. I sort of slept through the first 30-45 minute “preview” of this episode, so it is not entirely new to me.
Natalie & Mike
So many of the couples this season remind me of that old TV show where Zsa Zsa Gabor moved to the farm to be with her farmer husband. These two fit the category. Natalie is in the middle of nowhere and Mike apparently doesn’t want to turn up the heat in the house. Also, he is going to be working all day. Doing what? there is a foot of snow outside and she just got there! He doesn’t seem to be interested in her at all. Mike does decide to make French toast for here on her first day there. Why the hell does he need six eggs for two servings of French toast? Natalie says the French toast isn’t healthy. She eats a carrot instead.
Mike takes Natalie into town to get acclimated. On the way there he promises that will take her fishing at the creek when it gets warmer. She was expecting a city and what she got was a small town. She’s not impressed. She suggests the go to a waterfall she heard of nearby. He says it’s three hours away. Things are not going according to anything Natalie suspected. Girl, at least you don’t have to feed the hogs! He offers to take her in two weeks. This is not good enough. Didn’t she know she was moving into the boondocks? Natalie breaks down crying. Did she not bring a coat from the Ukraine? It’s cold there too. Why is she only wearing a sweater? She is REALLY pretty though.
Stephanie & Ryan
It’s time to meet to obligatory cougar of the season. As usual, she is batshit crazy. She’s practicing to hula hoop in a contest that goes on for 100 hours straight. Did she say she will be tap dancing at the same time? Crazy runs in the family as he had untreated bipolar while she was growing up. She’s a cat lady. So far I only see one. But I feel like there are probably dozens more somewhere. Stephane is 52 and Ryan is 27 and “the hottest guy she has ever seen.” She must not see many guys where she lives. When she doesn’t hear from Ryan for a few hours she calls his mommy who is five years younger than she is. He’s from Belize.
Stephanie’s psychic friend comes over to give her a tarot card reading. She already sees the writing on the wall. Stephanie keeps buying Ryan watches. The psychic tells Stephanie that there is another woman and that he is after her money. Wow, that is some shocking news! Oh for fucksake. A year and a half ago she caught Ryan cheating. Then she somehow ended up sleeping with his cousin, Harris. I am not sure this couple is even real. It’s too crazy pants.
Julia & Brandon & Betty
Julia is already concerned that she is being taken to the middle of nowhere. The soundtrack of Deliverance would be playing in her head if she was older. She is at first excited to see the house and the horses. She’s is afraid of the chickens so of course Betty puts her on chicken and egg duty. Then they have her climb into the pig sty. These are not cute little pink pigs. These are giant hogs. She’s also in charge of feeding the hogs. She decides to give it a month.
Later, they check out their separate bedrooms. Betty has put out dishes of candy and condoms on the bedside table. Her room is full of crap and paint buckets. In the kitchen there is an open can of crickets. Apparently, it is food for their chameleon. Because they don’t have enough to feed. Julia is overwhelmed with all the new cooking vocabulary. Julia doesn’t want to sleep alone in the farm. I don’t blame her. But her parents don’t care.
Rebecca & Zied
Rebecca is still waiting for the news on her K-1 visa but Tunisian government is pretty much shut down for COVID. She finally gets word that his visa was approved. We finally get footage in Tunisia. That is Libya’s next door neighbor and we traveled there when I was young. It’s a lot like Libya so I am excited to see it. Zied is only 27 and has never moved away from his family before. He’s nervous. His parents are really sad to see him go.
Yara & Jovi
Yara is just a terrible person. What is with these women from the Ukraine? Jovi got a really nice apartment for her and all she can do is complain. She wants new plates of all things. She tells him everything in his apartment ugly. She wants to change everything. Jovi says they are shopping for a new mirror (of course) and a rug. She wants a new sofa and a new bed, and a new table. Even the sales lady says they live in the best part of town. Jovi refuses to get the sparkly rug she wants. Yara thinks Jovi is the rude one. She storms out without getting anything.
Back at the apartment, Yara becomes slightly more human. She does have a point that Jovi got the nice apartment for them. He told her got an apartment for her. And as soon as she wants to make some changes, it’s suddenly his apartment. Jovi is being a jackass now too. They are both acting like children. Jovi eventually gives her everything she wants.
Amira & Andrew
Amira is leaving France to fly to Mexico in the pandemic. She only has six weeks left on the K-1 visa so they have to quarantine at a resort in Mexico for two weeks before crossing the border. She is really scared. On top of leaving it all behind for Andrew, traveling in the pandemic is really scary. There is no one in the airport. Andrew finally arrives in Mexico to meet her. He is in Puerto Vallarta. She flew in to Mexico City and was detained by customs there. This is not good news. And they are leaving us hanging.
We didn’t get anything from Tarik and Hazel this week. 🙁 I could do without Stephanie and Ryan. They don’t seem like a real thing at all.