This is the last MAFS recap before the decision day and we have miles to go to get pretty much anyone to stay together. All four couple head home from Hilton Head to spend their last week in their apartments.
Clara & Ryan
This couple is so confusing. Clara talks about how life has changed for her. Mostly because she has been given a 10pm bedtime by Ryan. Ha! Clara is very confident with her decision on decision day. Clara is sure that Ryan will want to stay married on decision day. Her girlfriend is not so sure. Oh Lord. Ryan needs to more data points to make his decision. So he gives her a personality test. It is very clear that these two do not have similar personalities. But sometimes that is what makes for a good marriage. Each partner becomes a little more like the other. Love is not a formula on the Internet, Ryan.
I have never seen a place where you throw a football at bowling pins before. I agree with Clara. Why is this a thing? But she is a trooper, a terrified trooper but a trooper nonetheless. And off they go to grab something to eat. Ryan says something about them always having a unique bond forever. I perk up. Clara perks up. Then he explain by saying because they were on the show. And says that bond will always be there “not matter what happens on decision day.” Ut oh. Clara walks away from the table leaving behind a clueless Ryan. Their last night before decision day, they are in bed and Clara says in two days they will be husband and wife forever. Ryan looks uncomfortable. He doesn’t seem ready at all.
Haley & Jacob
Jacob says that he left early because his dog sitter got called in to work, and he wanted to get back home as soon as possible to feed and walk them. That makes sense. When Haley meets with her girlfriend, she’s acting like she might choose to stay married on decision day. I don’t believe her.
At their last dinner, things are still awkward. This match should have never happened. Haley seem to have a whole list of things she learned as a person. Jacob and I are both confused. Haley and Jacob are both nervous about decision day. They don’t give each other any hints about what they plan to decide. I think we do have to give these two credit for sticking it out the entire eight weeks. Surely these two don’t try to stay together. On the day before decision day, these two both act like they want to work things out. I think they both feel like there are no other options for them. They may be right.
Virginia & Erik
Erik seems like he is totally going to say yes on decision day. I really hope Virginia says she is done, for Erik’s sake. Atlanta has so many single women who are actual adults. They will be beating down his door after this. Virginia of course talks to one of her male friends about it. He suggest she Facetime one of their female friends. She immediately realizes that she is not taking things very seriously. Who knows what she will do on decision day. These episodes right before decision day are alway deliberately deceptive.
The chyron at their final dinner shows Virginia’s job as “account coordinator.” How did I never see this before. What kind of accounts could she possibly coordinate? She has the mentality of a 13 year old. Erik makes it clear that he is going to yes decision day. Virginia makes odd comments about the glass she is drinking out of. Erik is crying, literally about how much he loves here. She just starts talking about things she doesn’t like. Erik says his main problem is the way she disrespects him.
Virginia starts rambling on about not knowing what respect means. They have this discussion all the time. This dinner is rough. Because Virginia is rough. She lacks the maturity for this situation. In bed she says she is glad they had a good date before decision day. Was she on the date we were all watching? They are editing this as if Virginia is going to say no. I really hope she does.
Briana & Vincent
Vincent seems a bit worried about decision day. He says they know who is staying together and who isn’t. Briana replies, “Do we?” She says you really don’t know the outcome until the couple is put in that situation. Then, she randomly starts bringing up things she doesn’t like about him. She says he is unorganized. So he brings up that he specifically asked not to be matched with someone is “assertive and direct.” He says the fact that the word “bossy” was brought up so many times by her family was a turn off. Now Briana is pissed about the word “turnoff.” SIGH. These two need to stop nitpicking each other.
Briana Facetimes with her mom. She admits she is nervous about decision day. Briana is starting to have doubts. She tells her mother about the conversation about him being unorganized and her being bossy. Why is she having this conversation with her mother. Her mother says she will always be bossy and she will never change. They both seem to think this is a positive trait. It is not. She is often rude to Vincent. And all newlyweds have to change some things about themselves to make the marriage work. Vincent talks to his friend little miss bossypants. It’s his biggest issue with her. It’s also my biggest issue with her.
Later they go to a nice restaurant that appears to be open only for them because of Covid. It’s crazy for me to see how much downtown Atlanta has changed. I haven’t really been there in several years. They both seem uncomfortable at dinner in a way I am not used to seeing them. In the end, Briana wants him to change to be more organized, but she has no intention to change her bossy, rude, behavior because she thinks it’s cute. It’s not. You know what else is not cute? Vincent telling Briana he has a surprise for her. So she closes her eyes and HE CUTS OFF ONE OF HER BRAIDS! IS HE INSANE? Then when Vincent leaves for the final night along he says, “Been nice knowing you!” Huh?
GOOD GRIEF! The finale isn’t until May 12th!