Who is ready for a MAFS Houston recap? I am! This season has gotten off to a rocky start for most of the couples but I have hope that some will work out this season.
Brett & Ryan
Brett is already falling in love with Ryan. Ryan seems rather disengaged. These two play Jenga and each time Ryan moves a piece successfully, he reads one of the cards that Brett made that each say something she likes about him. Oh girl, you are trying way to hard. Let him come to you! Ryan seems annoyed by this whole game. He admits in his talking head that he is not feeling any sparks for Brett. Also, he admits that he generally falls in love really easily. The experts send all the couples questions to ask each other. Brett and Ryan have both been in love twice. Brett admits that she is catching feelings. He is not there yet. Brett says his relationships ended because it takes him longer to develop feelings.
Michaela & Zach
On the last recap in comments, there was a big disagreement on who the bad guy is in this couple. I still think it is Zach. But, at least one of you is watching an entirely different show. I can’t even recap this conversation/argument. Zach tells some story about bees. He talks around the issues. Michaela feels like Zach doesn’t understand that his behavior causes her outbursts. Finally, Zach asks Michaela what he can be doing better. Michaela said “You can talk to me.” That’s not a good answer. Zach says he is willing to do everything in his power to make this work. Michaela says she is willing to stop internalizing her emotions to the point where she blows up. They agree to try again.
The next night, these two go on a date night. Let us all pause to say a little prayer. They are answering the experts questions on the date, over drinks. Neither of them have been in love before. Michaela says she was close to love twice but both times her partner had to move to another state. Zach says he can’t even imagine falling in love with any of the women from his past. That’s a bad sign. Then he lists off a long list of things he needs to fall in love. He started with looks. After that his needs were less superficial. Zach sticks his foot in his mouth a lot. He says that when he loses interest it is gone and he has never been able to get it back. Then, he says, “Maybe in this situation, I may look back and say maybe I should not have lost interest there.” He’s such a douchebag.
Later, these two are going to cook shrimp scampi with a professional chef giving them lessons on Zoom. Neither of them cook. They struggle with step one, put on a pot of water to boil. They can’t even get it to boil. How do these two survive life? At least they didn’t kill each other. But the shrimp might make them sick.
Bao & Johnny
Bao has cooked a special dinner for Johnny. They talk about the fact that Johnny isn’t sure he is ready for marriage. Johnny is also dealing with the lack of “sparks” thing. This is code for he is not attracted to her. I know it, she knows it and it’s hurtful. Basically, Johnny says he is hope the spark will come with time. No one ate her fancy dinner. He didn’t compliment it once. These two tackle the experts questions. They have both been in love before. On the question of what they need to fall in love, Bao says someone who loves her unconditionally, flaws and all. Johnny goes back to “sparks.” Johnny says he learned about sex through Hentai, an Asian porn comic book series. They dash into the bedroom to have sex! Is it their first time?
Bao has arranged a beer tasting with fried chicken and darts. They are both really happy with each other after their first night of sex. OOOH! Maybe there were sparks! LOL They bet that whoever wins the dart game gets to choose what they do in bed that night. Johnny is a manchild, so he loved the dart date. And winning the bet. Later, he planned a painting date to make up for ghosting her years ago when he promised to go to a museum exhibit with her. Bao is very critical of her painting and missing the shared experience with her husband. This really irritated Johnny.
Raquel & Jose
These two fake fight about the fact that Raquel squeezes her toothpaste in a middle. These two go to do goat yoga. Why do people do this. Yoga is hard enough without a farm animal crawling on you. Baby goats are super cute though. They just don’t go with yoga. These two are starting to fall in love. Raquel says she needs Jose to listen to her more. Jose thinks he is already actively doing things to get closer to love. He is kind of bossy. Jose doesn’t think he has ever been in love before despite a four year relationship. This concerns Rachel. Later, Rachel tells Jose about the time she cheated in a relationship.
The two host a BBQ with all the couples at Jose’s house. Myrla thinks BBQs are beneath her. Of course she does. Bao and Johnny say that the love card the experts sent came just at the right time. It rekindled some sparks for them and could not have gone any better. Gil still hasn’t even gotten a kiss from Myrla. Brett notices that the other couples are all way more affectionate. She says it doesn’t bother her, but it does. Basically, the couples just chat about their marriages. Raquel says she is on the verge of telling Jose she loves him. Michaela and Zach both act like things are going just great. Bao says that sometimes they are both trying to dominate. Brett and Ryan are in the worst spot right now.
Later, Raquel shares with us that she told Jose she loves him and he said it back! YAY!
Myrla & Gil
Gil still struggles with Myrla’s materialism. They have both been in love before. Myrla needs actions to back up words. Neither of them are currently falling in love, but they are heading in the right direction to possibly get there. These two were not seen together much this episode. Perhaps Gil was at the firehouse most of these days. They did go to a fancy restaurant where Myrla likes to go because of a drink called Chanel No. 6. And because it is a spot where they can go out and look cute together. Gil doesn’t like to eat out. Myrla says she wants to go to brunch ever weekend and have two date nights a month. Gil tells Myrla that he wants to be wanted. Myrla makes him feel like she just wants to be married.
Next week: It looks like most couples take a turn for the worst.