I am so excited to finally do this 90 Day Fiance The Other Way Recap! It’s monsooning again in Atlanta and all this rain just makes me so damn sleepy. I got plenty of sleep last night but I feel like I could take a 12 hour nap right about now. #narcolepsy. Anyway, we are getting new couples this season and I am not particularly thrilled about that. I just need a dose of Kenny and Armando today. This is a fantastic show. I was resistant to watch when y’all first started asking me to and now I am completely addicted.
Ellie & Victor
Wow, Ellie is 45 and is from Seattle and is in love with a Caribbean guy, Victor. His island, Providencia (part of Colombia) was just hit by a category five hurricane causing mass destruction. She has not heard from him since. Wow this season is starting off with a bang. She’s worried he is dead. Then we go back a week. Allie is the owner of a pizza place along with another guy, she selling it all of to move to the islands with her man. Dumb move. Really dumb. She had a very happy marriage. He suddenly died in their bed one night. 🙁 How awful! He accidently overdosed on prescribed medication.
Ellie’s good friend, Hiromi drops by for a visit. She wants to leave her art with her. That is my problem with moving overseas. I don’t want to leave my art behind. Hiromi is not really supportive of her move. Victor has been cheating on her with some other girl. The girl texted her and told her not to come they were happy and don’t need any ex-girlfriends. Victor denied the whole thing. But, the girl continued to show her the receipts. And now she is selling her company to move down there? Hiromi is tryin to save her friend. But Ellie is going to do it anyway.
Corey & Evelin
I literally can’t believe these two are still together. They have never seemed like they even like each other, let alone love each other. Yet here they are in Ecuador, living their best lives? Apparently, they broke up and he went to Peru for a month. He was ready to pack his crap in Ecuador and move on. But Corona hit and he was stuck in quarantine with Evelin. They started to work things out again. So apparently the wedding is back on. They are getting married in five months. I do not see that happening. They can finally open their beach bar again. But Corey hasn’t come clean to Evelin about what really happened in Peru with a girl named Jenny.
Evelin and Corey go to dinner with her family to tell them they have set a wedding date. Evelin says she never wanted to get married. She is only getting married because Corey wants it. That’s not a good start to the marriage. Evelin’s sister, Lesley is not happy about the wedding. Corey has learned a little bit of Spanish finally. Her parents are happy. Lesley is not. Especially after Corey’s escapades in Peru.
Ariela & Biniyam
Over in Ethiopia, Ari and Bini are still going strong. Ari seems to have picked up even more of the language. She’s raising the baby like a true Ethiopian. Their interview was kind of tense. But, spoiler alert, these two are still happily living in Ethiopia. Ari wants her ex husband to come for a visit. Apparently, they are best friends. That’s weird. Leandro, her ex is in Ethiopia but he has to quarantine for three days. She met Leandro in Argentina. They were married for ten years. But they apparently had different plans for their futures. Ari is way too hung up on the Leandro dude. It’s very rude to Bini. Especially since Bini’s first wife went back to her ex.
Bini’s sisters do not know about Leandro’s visit. They do not really get along with Ari. But now she has to tell the sisters about his visit. And he is staying in their house! Bini’s sister says “this is white people shit.” LOL. One of the sisters says that she knows about Ari and Leandro spending time together in New Jersey. Apparently, Ari told one of the sisters than when she went back to NJ Leandro stayed with her at her house. She was pregnant and went home to have the baby, but then decided to come back and have the baby in Ethiopia. Now, Bini thinks they slept together. Bini has it out for Leandro now.
Jenny & Sumit
Oh how I have missed these two. I hope we get to see them get married this season. Also, spoiler alert they are still together in India. I was very worried about them during Covid, but I believe they both managed not to get it. It’s Jenny’s 63rd birthday and Sumit brought her flowers. Then, Sumit takes Jenny to see his astrologer. Jenny is not really down with it, but she goes along. The astrologer basically tells them not to rush into marriage. They should just go with the flow. Jenny is not happy with his advice. Her visa will expire soon.
Later, Jenny gets a letter saying that her visa application has been “closed.” What is that about? Is her visa expired? So Jenny has to leave the country and return again. Sumit says they can go to Nepal for a couple of months. They need to talk to a travel agent. Well, then they find out that the Nepal border is closed. Oh and Sumit doesn’t even have a passport. This is a disaster. Jenny says it looks like she is going back to America. She’s furious. They get in a huge fight. Jenny says she is done with coming in and out of the country every six months. She’s booking a flight and going home because he won’t marry him.
Alina & Steven
Steven is 26 and from Salt Lake City, Utah. Alina is 20 and from Russia. Steven is weird. Like really weird. His parents are weird. They are Mormons and they have church in their backyard due to Covid. He literally lives in his parents basement. On his Mormon mission tour he spent two years in Eastern Europe and learned Russian. Russians think Mormons are a cult who sell human organs. Interesting. Wow, he is much cuter with short hair. Because the Russian border is closed due to Covid, these two are moving to Turkey. I loved Turkey! Although, that might have been where we got surrounded by machine guns for going on a government property we should not have.? Steven expects Alina to convert to Mormonism. And Steven has some secrets that could destroy the relationship.
And that’s a wrap for season one, we didn’t get any Kenny and Armando scenes and we still don’t know if Victor is dead! I hope some of y’all are watching this with me!