I am so far behind with posts and recaps! I guess I will start with a MAFS recap because it is the couples retreat just before decision week and these episodes are always super dramatic. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who is into this show. But, I find it super interestings. Not so sure how this recap will go as i have a pounding stress headache so I’ll probably be a bit off my game today.
Haley & Jacob
I cannot stand Haley and her horrible attitude regarding the bracelet. We start with her smart ass returning the bracelet to Jacob. Who acts like this? Clearly, Jacob feels personally rejected. These two will not even make the five hour drive together. Jacob is the first to arrive. The house is beautiful. Haley is pissed because Jacob made himself some eggs. She is always pissed about something. She is clearly going to whine about Jacob the entire trip. Good GRIEF! She just will not shut up. She’s awful. Haley thinks she has learned a lot about herself. I am missing it. Jacob says that this has been one long bad date. During the “know your spouse” game, Haley and Jacob do surprisingly well. They actually won!
Haley and Jacob’s date has them on a boat going crabbing. They are catching a TON of crabs and seem to get along during the outing. But we really didn’t see much of their date. They all have an exercise where they speak highly about each other. These two both had an amazing amount of positive things to say about the other. Haley talks negatively about Jacob with the girls. She did think the letters were helpful and they made a bit of forward progress. The guys try to boil the crabs for dinner with hilarious results. Haley and Jacob bond a bit over the crab boil. Jacob is the first to get up and leave the house. He don’t give any goodbyes. Haley seems pissed about this. They didn’t come together so who cares?
Briana & Vincent
Why does Vincent suddenly sound like he is not sure he is all in on this marriage? At the beach house, Briana says she has learned a lot about herself. Vincent is worried about a planned horseback ride the next day. Briana is disappointed. It’s time for these two to go horseback riding. Vincent is giving it a try but he is nervous. He decides not to do it. Then the instructor manages to talk him into it. It’s a beautiful ride. But Vincent was terrified the whole time. He told her he wants to be in on the planning of future endeavors. He doesn’t like surprises. Briana seems pissed that he is not as adventurous as he is.
Briana tells the other girls about the horse riding experience. I wish the girls were providing more feedback. I think Briana needs to stop being so bossy and insisting that Vincent always be the one to push his limits. Even though she seems to haves good intentions, I think she is pushing him to hard. At dinner, Vincent announces that Briana is moving in to his apartment. She is not excited about that. She doesn’t seem like she is all in on this marriage. The next morning they still can’t agree about where they will live.
Virginia & Erik
Virginia is another horrible choice for this show. It seems like the husbands are all good. And the wives are problematic. Virginia is picking at him already on the car ride to Hilton Head. Virginia has learned that you can love someone and not like them all the time. Erik learned a lot about patience. He’s still frustrated with Virginia and her immaturity. I don’t know how old she is. But she is not emotionally mature enough to be married. Virginia complains about her marriage with the girls. But, she says they both love each other. And they fight a lot. She is unreasonable.
These two have a picnic on the beach. They talk about decision day. She seems to think that decision day is going to go the way she is hoping. She seems very nonchalant about the whole thing. Erik says that sometimes she acts like she doesn’t care at all. He thinks she might run. Apparently, this is a three hour episode! Virginia tells the girls that she has hope for her marriage. But, then at dinner she says she is not moving in with Erik right away. Erik is not happy with the situation. Virginia wants him to rent out his house. This is a huge issue. I hope Erik asks for a divorce on decision day. She is clueless about how marriages work. Here is a clue. You live together. She thinks her cats need to sleep in the bed even though he is allergic.
Clara & Ryan
It seems Clara had to work so these two won’t be there until the next day. When they arrive, Clara does a lot of defending with regard to her marriage. For their date, these two go paddle boarding. This never seems fun to me. They manage to get through it without falling in. They seemed to enjoy it. Clara is fully expecting Ryan to admit he loves her on decision day. I do not see that happening.
Clara cries when Ryan reads her his love letter that was assigned by the “experts.” I’m not sure why other than she was hoping for an I Love You. She cries through reading her whole letter. She is clearly in love with him. In her letter, she says she can’t wait to say yes on decision day. They kiss. It was really sweet. Clara says that Ryan is everything she wants in a man. But, she needs him to open up about his feelings. Ryan is just so cute. I really want this marriage to work. But no one knows what is going on in his head.
Oh, I woke up in the middle of the night, to this ridiculous Unmatchable spinoff. It’s ridiculous. They tacked it on to the end of my MAFS recording.