I am dying to get to the latest MAFS recap. This has been the most bizarre season so far. How much longer will we be seeing Paige and Chris? Paige should have bailed on the honeymoon. We start on day 18 of the marriage.
Haley & Jacob
Haley’s friend give good advice, if only she would listen. Last night Haley told Jacob she didn’t feel physically attracted to him, after he specifically asked her. Haley is just not into Jacob. She should probably stop trying to force it. Haley came home with gifts for Jacob. She bought him some nicer clothes. He seems to like the clothes but not the whole “makeover” vibe. He keeps bringing up her lack of attraction. He’s also unhappy that she went to hang out with Paige last night. Jacob starts and argument and then says she is not ready for a relationship. Jacob keeps assuming what Haley thinks and feels.
Everyone gets questions to ask each other and the topic is love. Haley and Jacob are both very uncomfortable with the love questions. They are a long way from like at this point. Jacob needs a lot of words of affirmation that he is not getting. These two are just so awkward. Haley and Jacob go out to lunch. She has had an allergic reaction soft shell crab before, but she is going to order it anyway. Other than that they are talking about traveling and laughing with each other. So a glimmer of hope for these two.
Clara & Ryan
Clara takes Ryan to a pottery place to show him things she likes to do. He is basically going along to get along. But he seems very invested in getting his mug to be prettier than his. Clara wants a she shed. Ryan says the garage is just fine. The don’t seem very into each other in this scene. The love questions make Ryan uncomfortable. He has no answers. Clara makes it clear that her love language is gifts. Ryan seems more into quality time. Clara is sexually frustrated and Ryan’s very slow pace annoys her.
Ryan takes Clara out for doughnuts for dinner. I am amazed to hears him say that her love language is gift giving and acts of service. So he is actively listening to her! YAY! Clara lives on junk food and Ryan is a health nut. Ryan has a lot of drive and purpose. Clara doesn’t have that much motivation. Ryan goes on a long speech about motivation. Clara says she feels like she is at a motivation seminar. Free Doughnuts if you listen to the seminar! And she’s not wrong but now Ryan is irritated.
Paige & Chris
Paige is meeting up with Chris’s pastor, Pastor Dwight. Pastor Dwight seems way more worried about Paige that the so called experts. He basically says that Chris is unstable. He mentioned that Chris has been engaged more than once. Paige doesn’t believe the girlfriend is pregnant. And Chris’s stories are not adding up.
Paige goes to meet with Chris again. WHY??? Chris asks about her week. He asks about Pastor Dwight talking to her. He is pissed that Pastor Dwight spoke to her without his permission. He’s pissed he is on her side. So he is never speaking to him again. Newsflash, Chris, everyone on planet earth is on Paige’s side. Chris is so childish. Paige wants to know why she is here. Chris says he has nothing new to say. Paige says he is wasting her time and pissing her off. So she leaves. Production tells her she needs to go back and make it clear to him that she doesn’t want to speak to him anymore.
Then, the immature little boy starts talking about how he is defensive because he is afraid. He afraid of someone else raising his kid. He is afraid he is making the wrong decision trying to make the right decision. Oh and also he is afraid of falling in love if he stays with the process. Paige needs to get up and knee this dude right in the balls. If they ever dropped in the first place. Chris says they need a reset. They need to start over. They absolutely do not. HOLY SHIT. Paige agrees to start over with this fool. WHY? There are fifteen minutes left in this episode. More than enough time for him to fuck her over again.
Virginia & Erik
These two haven’t spent much time together in the past week or so. He had to work, and attend a wedding and she had an out of town wedding too. They go to hit golf balls and neither of them is very good at it. Virginia seems like she might not be as comfortable with him being gone a lot as it thought she would be. They move on to the experts questions. Virginia is nervous that Erik has not been in love since his divorce three years ago. Virginia says she didn’t have good modeling of love from her parents. Erik’s parents have been together for 40 years and are Very happy. Virginia admits she is afraid of commitment and has abandonment issues.
Erik makes a nice dinner for Virginia. He is worried about why Virginia signed up for MAFS. Virginia says that she feels great at dinner. But she hates to allow herself to. She feels like she is competing with his ex-wife. She feels pressure to live up to that kind of love. Erik is good at making her comfortable. At least for now. Erik wrote her a song and played it for her on the guitar. She loved that. OMG! He’s going to tell her that he loves her! She says it back! YAY!
Brianna & Vincent
Brianna has some interesting answers to the love questions. She admits she looks for flaws in her partners and points them out. She thinks she will know she is in love when she stops doing that and just accepts her partner flaws and all. Vincent says he will know he is in love when he can’t stop thinking about his partner and also when the flaws don’t matter. He thinks he will be using the word love very soon. Brianna agrees. In fact she tells him she loves him already. He loves her too! YAY!
Brianna comes home from work and they talk about their day. Vincent wants to teach Brianna spanish. He plans to teach her four words a day. One of the words is bicycle and he gives her a bike so they can ride together. She mentioned she wanted a bike at the wedding. How sweet is he? He ordered a basket for the dog. Brianna asks how to say “I love you” in Spanish. These two are back on track. Later they take a salsa class. Vincent struggles. The instructor is very fast-paced. Vince is increasingly miserable. Brianna doesn’t get it. And they are back off the rails. 🙁
Jacob throws a pool party in his back party resort! Virginia and Eric come over. The girls chat alone. Haley wants to have more fun conversations with Jacob. He’s very serious. Brianna comes over but Vincent has some sort of prior engagement. Paige is there without Chris. Ryan is there with Clara. While they guys take a tour of 1985, the girls talk to Paige about Chris. Chris want to talk to Paige again. Good Grief.
Next week, they meet with the shrink. I am most surprised by Ryan and his lack of interest in sex, and sort of condescending tone with Clara at times. I thought these two would be more intimate by now.