Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiancé Before The 90 Days was like a soap opera on speed. There were tears, fights, and a shit load of drama. I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire episode. Thank you TLC for this gift that just keeps on giving. I begin my day smiling because my life is cake walk in comparison to some of these people’s.
Benjamin ponders taking his relationship with Akinyi to the next level. Angela Deem confronts Michael Ilesanmi‘s friends. Jeniffer and Tim question their compatibility. Avery and Omar spend their last day together. Rebecca and Zied head to the Sahara Desert. Ready, set, recap!
DARCEY, 44 (CONNECTICUT) AND TOM, 39 (UNITED KINGDOM)
After making a complete fool of herself at the bar the previous night, Darcey has been ignored by her boyfriend, Tom, ever since. When she meets with her twin sister, Stacey, she blames her for the demise of her relationship. Along with being obscenely jealous and desperate, she lacks the ability to be accountable for her own bad behavior. When the group says goodbye, Tom scolds Darcey and warns her not act crazy in front of his family. Asking Darcey to behave like a normal person is like asking a dog not to bark.
After barely speaking since they left Albania, the two are headed to Nottingham to meet with Tom’s family. Darcey cries about the dynamic Tom witnessed between she and her sister. She apologizes for making him uncomfortable and he essentially tells her to work on herself. He warns her that she will meet his sister, who is extremely protective of him. Tom opts to stay at an Airbnb rather than his sister’s house because he is nervous she will witness the crazy that he saw in Albania.
Tom introduces Darcey to his sister, Emma, at dinner. Emma isn’t surprised by Darcey’s appearance because he tends to date women who look “fake” like her. Tom tells his sister he has fallen for Darcey, much to her delight. When Darcey tells Tom she would never hurt him, his sister turns deadly serious and states she won’t allow her to hurt him. I don’t know how she would control that, but okay. I think Darcey will have stay on her toes with Tom’s sister. She seems like the type that will tackle her like a linebacker if she makes one false step with her brother.
TIMOTHY, 38 (NORTH CAROLINA) AND JENIFFER, 25 (COLOMBIA)
After their explosive fight, Timothy asks Jeniffer to meet in the park to talk. Ugh, please don’t let this be another conversation where he whines and plays victim. In an act of desperation, Timothy inquires what Jeniffer would say if he asked her to marry him. Her response is “I don’t know.” Jeniffer cries and begs him to change. Timothy agrees to try his hardest to make their relationship work for the next four days. Ummm… Jeniffer RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Timothy is a classic energy vampire who will drain you emotionally, if you allow it. Not only does he attempt to constantly manipulate your feelings, he then tries to convince you that you are always at fault.
Timothy takes Jeniffer shopping to make up for the last couple of days. He convinces her to video chat with his ex-Veronica. Something tells me this isn’t going to go well. Jeniffer asks Veronica if she still has feelings for him. Veronica explains they are best friends and spend a lot of time together. Things get weird when she basically asks if Jeniffer and Timothy have had sex. WTF?????????? How is that any of her business? Jeniffer is offended and it only confirms that Veronica is more involved in Timothy’s life than she would like.
BENJAMIN, 33 (PHOENIX, AZ) and AKINYI, 25 (KENYA)
Benjamin returns to the hotel only to babysit a drunken Akinyi after a disastrous dinner. The next morning, Benjamin expresses his disappointment with her behavior. He also suggests that she never drinks again. Akinyi asserts that she doesn’t drink very often and should be able to drink once in a while. Although he loves her, Benjamin is starting to have some serious doubts about their relationship.
Akinyi takes Benjamin to the grocery store to buy some items as a token of appreciation to her family. Akinyi explains the steps to the bride price, little does everyone know, Benjamin is broke with a capital “B.”
She tells him the last and most important step. After the bride price is negotiated she would legally be his wife in Kenya. Benjamin is shocked because he only expected to get engaged on this trip. Maybe he should have thought of that before he traveled to Kenya. I think Akinyi purposely left out this important detail so that she could ensure she would get married.
Benjamin calls his friend, Desiree, to get some advice before the bride price meeting. He is visibly upset about potentially being married so quickly. Desiree questions why Akinyi would hide such an important detail from him. She also feels like he should wait to observe Akinyi with his son before making a decision. It’s clear that this decision is weighing heavily on his heart and mind. Personally, I am not impressed by this relationship. I don’t think they should rush into a marriage given the plethora of red flags that have already been displayed.
ANGELA, 53 (HAZLEHURST, GA) AND MICHAEL, 29 (NIGERIA)
After receiving some bad news at the fertility clinic, Angela decides to call her daughter, Skylar, to ask her to be an egg donor. This should be interesting since her daughter has already turned her down. Angela makes Michael ask this time, only to hear a resounding no! Skylar doesn’t think her mother and Michael should even consider having children. She also feels like giving up one of her eggs would be the same as giving them one of her children. Michael has already told Angela if he doesn’t have a child he won’t be happy. Angela, doesn’t your family have enough issues without bringing a baby Michael into the mix?
For some reason, Michael brings Angela to meet his friends for drinks. He already knows she hates his friends. She has a list of infractions against them and fully intends on confronting them. Angela turns into the HULK and becomes aggressive immediately after they arrive at the bar. She is acting more like a mother who is admonishing her son’s friends than a girlfriend.
His friends are shocked at her behavior towards them. Angela even throws a drink when they laugh uncomfortably. All of Michael’s friends leave, except for one soft spoken man who attempts to resolve the problem. She clearly doesn’t want him to have any friends other than her.
Angela, the way you treat Michael is disgusting! Are you looking for a man or boy you can hit and growl at all day? Michael, please reconsider this relationship immediately. I don’t want to hear about you being held prisoner in her home in Georgia. Mama Michael and friends, please schedule an intervention ASAP!
AVERY, 19 (OHIO) and OMAR, 24 (SYRIA)
Its Avery’s last day in Lebanon before she heads back to America. The newlyweds go to the beach to discuss their future. Chile, it’s only been a few days and Omar already looks annoyed with his wife. At dinner, Avery becomes frustrated when Omar seems more concerned about his visa than the fact that she is leaving. She even insinuates that he may be using her.
When Avery begins to cry, Omar at least attempts to comfort her. Hmm… I’m not sure if Omar is using Avery, but I do believe it could be a possibility. One thing I know for sure, Avery will definitely get a dose of reality throughout the process.
REBECCA, 47 (GEORGIA) AND ZIED, 26 (TUNISIA)
Zied takes Rebecca on a romantic trip to the Sahara Desert for a surprise proposal. When she leaves the room, Zied makes a frantic dash to hide the ring. I’m still laughing that he had the audacity to buy her a ring with her own money. Could this be a peak into their future? That background report is looking more and more legitimate. Rebecca is still terrified to reveal her final secret: she is still married. Why the hell didn’t she just rip the band aid off?Why keep telling someone bad news in spurts?
Zied and Rebecca are fighting once again. This time it is because she accidentally showed him a picture of her ex when she was attempting to show him photos of her grandchildren. If he is this angry about a picture, just wait until he finds out he has been dating a married woman.
CAESAR, 46 (NORTH CAROLINA) AND MARIA, 28 (UKRAINE)
One of Caesar’s cute female friends picks him up from the airport. He recounts his depressing experience getting stood up by Maria. She is shocked that he still loves her and intends to talk to her. His new master plan is to stalk her in the Ukraine. If this woman didn’t want to meet him on an all-expenses paid vacation, I’m sure she doesn’t want to meet him in her hometown.
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TELL US- DO YOU THINK BENJAMIN SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH A MARRIAGE SO QUICKLY? DID AKINYI TRICK BENJAMIN BY NOT TELLING HIM THEY WOULD BE MARRIED BY KENYAN LAW IF THEY GOT TO THE BRIDE PRICE MEETING? IS OMAR USING AVERY FOR A VISA? WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT ANGELA’S MEETING WITH MICHAEL’S FRIENDS? DOES TIMOTHY NEED TO STEP BACK FROM HIS EX VERONICA?
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