So, I feel like no one is reading these MAFS Houston recaps. /tap tap Is this thing on? This is such a good show I wish it got the attention here that Bravo shows do. I live for the weekends when I have time to catch up on all the great things that are not on Bravo. Anyway, we are at the halfway point on this episode as the couples have been married for a month.
Rachel & Jose
These two started out like gang busters but Jose’s domineering personality has become too much for Rachel. Especially since Jose locked her out of the house on the last episode. She’s all the way over him. They meet to talk. But no one really wants to talk. Jose is lying about “accidentally” locking her out of the house. He knew she had gone outside and locked the damn house. He needs to admit that. Jose is kind of an ass. Rachel needs to run. But instead she takes his half-assed apology. Much later, Jose gives a really good apology and agrees to handle himself better. He seems ready to accept responsibility for his behavior and do the work.
Jose takes Rachel to a baseball diamond for a lovely lunch for their anniversary. Rachel is a huge baseball fan. He also has baseball gloves and baseball team shirts made for them. She’s very touched that he did something for her that reflects he knows her. They play catch and it’s very sweet. Holy crap! What are they eating? Its a ton of meat on a HUGE BONE! I’ve never seen anything like it! Jose relents on the one joint account rule he tried to put into place. He’s starting to loosen up his control a bit. They are back in a good place.
Brett & Ryan
Ryan makes a scavenger hunt in their apartment for Brett. It ends with a gift card. Is that the anniversary celebration? I feel like this is the annual mismatch of the season they do just for drama. Oh no, Brett’s dog has severe kidney failure. I can’t with sick dogs storylines right now. 🙁 Oh no! She had to put her dog down. But off she goes to her one month date with Ryan at the movie theater. They have the whole place to themselves. It’s a fancy theater! I can’t handle the dog conversation at this moment. The “movie” is a highlight reel of their wedding. Smart move by production. Ryan needed this. But, it doesn’t seem to be working. He’s just not that into her.
Myrla & Gil
Gil takes Myrla for some salsa dancing lessons. That’s something that he enjoys. Is THIS the anniversary scene or just an outing? Michaela and Zach join them. Myrla does great with the lesson but Michaela just can’t seem to pick up the steps so she quits. That leaves Zach to dance with the instructor. Who is male. Michaela is being ridiculous. I am starting to understand why some of y’all think Micheala is the problem in her marriage now. She’s petty. She tells Gil that her marriage is at a stalemate. Zach says he thought they were moving forward. She says they are actually moving backward. Apparently, she is pissed that Zach in a previous assignment said he was unable to see their future.
Gil takes Myrla to a winery for their anniversary. Myrla is actually impressed! She points out they have never had an agrument. That is because Gil is the most patient man on the planet. Gil says that the falling in love feelings are coming. Myrla is very happy in the relationship! Well, wonders never cease! But wait! There is more! Gil comes home to a house covered in rose petals and candles! Who is this new Myrla who thinks about her partner! I like her! There is champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! She’s quite proud of her self. Gil gave her a t-shirt that says, “I am everything” and one for him that says “I have everything I need.” So sweet. They get a picture of their vows and a photo album from the experts. Gil got her a pooper scooper for walking the dog. LOL.
Bao & Johnny
One of the great things about this couple is that they are both risk takers who love to try very adventurous activities. First it was parasailing and now for their one month anniversary they are going skydiving for the first time! It was something on Bao’s bucket list and Johnny somewhat reluctantly has agree to do it with her. They both LOVED it. They are so sweet when Johnny isn’t getting cold feet. Afterwards, they go out to eat. Johnny tells Bao that he is 100% in this relationship. Then, Johnny starts rambling about sex and I totally have no idea how to recap that because it makes no sense. Bao talks about needing Johnny to give her a comforting hug sometimes when she is stressed out by work. Bao needs more physical touch.
Johnny goes to visit his friend Kim. He needs advice. He complains about Bao. Kim does a confessional where she says that Johnny needs to stop focusing on the negative. She encourages Johnny to initiate intimacy. Meanwhile Bao talks to her friend about Johnny never initiating romantic activities. She suggests more communication.
Michaela & Zach
After arguing with you guys for months, about who is at fault for the issues of this relationship, I’m now joining the side that says Michaela is the problem here. For their anniversary, Michaela set up a night for them in a recording studio covered in rose petals. Zach plays the baby grand piano. Sadly, I suppose for copyright reasons, we didn’t get to hear it. But, FINALLY these two seem happy. Michaela says she has learned to stop getting in her own way. Zach is learning to see things from other people’s perspective. So they are on again!
Later these two go for a romantic night in a hotel room. They toast with champagne and Zach compliments Michaela for being the one to hold things together. Damn! Then Zach gives Michaela a Tiffany charm bracelet with a charm engraved with their wedding date. Zach has good taste! Now Michaela loves him. LOL. Tiffany can change a lot of things. They went to bed and apparently worked up an appetite because two hours later they were at an all night restaurant getting their grub on. 🙂
The couples all come together for a fancy dinner to celebrate their one month milestone together. They all talk about where they stand. Zach says he can see himself falling in love with Michaela. Michaela says she is in love with Zach. Racheal says she is in love with Jose. He sort of goes along with it. Ryan is upset that he is not having those feelings. Brett says she is still hopeful and her heart is open. Gil says he is in like but is definitely falling in love with her. Myrla says she made the choice to love her husband.
Bao says she feels like she is still growing “in like” with Johnny. She starts rattling off how she makes gourmet meals, and bakes and does a lot of things to please Johnny. Johnny is visibly pissed. He tells the camera that none of that is true. She’s cooked one time and she plays the victim card too much. Then she starts saying that she has learned Johnny needs her to initiate more in the romance department. WHO SAYS THAT AT A DINNER PARTY?
Johnny looks like he’s wants to shoot her in the face. When it is his turn to speak, he says there is a lot he wants to say. But, he wants to say it to his wife first. Ut oh. I think he might bail on the marriage. Then he sort of bails on the dinner and excuses himself to the bathroom. Even though he just went. He goes outside for some air. Jose goes after him to check on him. He let’s Jose know that Bao is full of shit. We get production footage to back up the fact that she never cooks. Production calls an Uber to get them out of there.
I want to share something but I think it might be a spoiler. So I won’t. But I did hear something that suggests the scenes we see with Bao and Johnny are not what they seem.