Marcelino Santiago Life After Lockup

Life After Lockup Recap: Royal Flush

No other show on television gets as crazy Life After Lockup. Michael Simmons finding out on last week’s episode that Sarah Simmons had custody of the kids was wild. He had no idea about it at all. Total blindside! Speaking of love triangles, Lacey is flirting with disaster right now. She ran right to John after learning Shane cheated, but is that a better option? Neither men appear to have their lives together.

I don’t know what is going on with Marcelino Santiago, but he better not break Brittany Santiago’s heart. She doesn’t deserve it! Whatever he is hiding, he needs to come clean ASAP. On the crazy side of things, Andrea Edwards has totally lost it. She’s convinced Lamar Jackson is cheating and won’t listen to reason. She won’t even hear him out. Could Lamar have actually stepped out on his wife and risked his future?

Andrea & Lamar

Andrea Edwards Life After Lockup

Andrea attacking Lamar is so wild. So much anger in such a little person. Lamar says the condoms are not his and they are his brother’s. Andrea needs to take a moment to breathe and think rationally. Her reaction is not rational whatsoever.

Lamar tries to call his brother for clarification. Hopefully, he can put an end to this madness. Angry Andrea is a lot more terrifying than I expected. She became so incensed so quickly. I thought Lamar was about to be ended right there in that moment. RIP. His brother confirms he had condoms, but Andrea doesn’t care at all.

They show Andrea and Lamar in their confessional interviews, and they’re fighting there too. Out of everything they’ve been through, this might be the thing that breaks them. I’m not sure they can ever come back from this.

Obviously Andrea is overreacting to this condom thing, but I get she doesn’t want an STD. That’s a big concern of herself. Luckily for Lamar, she agrees to believe the condoms weren’t his. Well not for long. She’s very back and forth about what to think.

The issue boils down to the fact that Andrea doesn’t have as much control over Lamar now that he’s released. Life is different than it was when she was talking to an inmate. He’s a free man now, and they need to learn how to have better open communication.

Angela & Tony

Life After Lockup

I feel like Tony is manipulating me because I’m starting to dislike him a little less. He’s making an effort to show Angela how much he loves her, so he’s trying at least. He set up a gorgeous romantic dinner in the backyard, and it’s actually really nice.

The trust was destroyed between them. However, there’s a chance that it can be rebuilt. There might be a happily ever after for these two after all. I never thought I’d be possibly rooting for this couple, but here we are.

Tony wants to get married as soon as possible, and he wants to do her beach wedding. Alright, my heart sank a little bit. I’m not sure I want her to take THAT step with him quite yet. Go a little slower. Don’t get conned Angela. Make sure it’s right.

Cheryl & Josh

Cheryl Life After Lockup

I was hoping after they broke up on the last episode, I’d never have to see Cheryl again. I was wrong. What did I do to deserve enduring this angry woman for another episode? FML.

I forgot she had a whole family. It’s good she’s actually spending time with him. She says she felt herself falling out of love with him. Good. He doesn’t deserve to deal with someone like you for the rest of his life. Nobody can fulfill the whack job needs that Cheryl has in a man.

Josh has been working a lot since the breakup, but the future is bright. Josh is saving a ton of money and might get the ankle monitor soon. He loves Cheryl’s loyalty, but he doesn’t want to feel trapped anymore. All I’m hearing from his comments is that he is free to breathe and live his life.

Cheryl thinks love is out there still in the form of a new inmate. Some people never learn from her mistakes. Cheryl might be doomed to repeat the same vicious cycle forever.

Clint & Tracie

Clint Brady Life After Lockup

Tracie Wagaman’s been missing for two days. WOW. Clint Brady is going to lose so much money if she doesn’t resurface in time. He wants her to want to get help, but she’s not about it at all. Why would she not want to get help? Better yet, why would she want to showcase herself on this show if she wants to keep using? I’m baffled.

I also want Clint to stop calling her his goddess. Please save us from that image. Tracie begs Clint over the phone to give her the drugs she stored in the house. What the hell?

She’s going to do hard time over this if she can’t get her act together. The worst part of this situation is the stress on Clint’s poor mother. She just wants the best for her son, but he is so determined to make things work with Tracie. It’s beginning to look like things will never get better between the two of them.

He agrees to stay with his parents while he figures out the ordeal with Tracie. That’s for the best. Some additional distance from Tracie is the smartest thing he can do for himself right now.

Lacey, Shane, & John

Lacey Life After Lockup

Lacey is actually spending time with her kids which is a refreshing sight. Unfortunately, it was just to tell her dad about her encounter with John. He has no comprehension of why Lacey is messing around with John or why Shane cheated.

Lacey sure knows how to pick em! All her father cares about is the welfare of the children which is as it should be. Lacey on the other hand is preoccupied with playing mind games with two felons. I guess getting good content for her amateur porn channel is more important than a normal life for her kids. She disgusts me.

Nothing about this woman is genuine. She thinks Shane has been using her all along, but she’s used both men since Day 1. Why do people like her and Michael always want to cry victim? Give me a beak.

Lacey’s father confronts Shane about cheating on her, but they bond over hate for John. Her dad wanted to tell Shane everything about John, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. While they’re talking about that, Lacey calls John and asks him to take his shirt off.

WHAT A MESS OF A PERSON. She’s all over the place. Does she know how to be an honest person at all? How can she be so mad at Shane when she lies to both of them all the time?

Marcelino & Brittany

Brittany Santiago Life After Lockup

Marcelino’s cousin James calls Brittany to see where he is, but this is not good. Marcelino told Brittany he would be playing with his cousin, so she’s getting nervous. He’s never lied to her, but something is clearly up.

We saw him go into some strange woman’s house last week. What is he doing behind Brittany’s back? Whatever is happening isn’t good for their marriage at all. If he had nothing to hide, he wouldn’t be lying or evading her calls.

We know the truth about what Marcelino is doing with that random woman. He’s meeting with poker coach. I didn’t even know that existed, but do your thing man.

She wants to help him “not suck”, but he doesn’t want to hear what she’s saying. She’s telling him that he is playing all wrong. I’m glad she’s giving him some good advice, and I hope he listens carefully. It’s also good news that he’s not having an affair or anything like that. Hopefully things get better for Marcelino with his poker game. He has a lot ridding on the success of his game.

Sarah, Michael, & Megan

Sarah Simmons Life After Lockup

Michael does not react well at all to Sarah’s news that she was allegedly granted full custody. I don’t know how true it is, but she definitely deserves to win. Michael isn’t fit to parent at all. He’s way too focused on his Cash App flavors of the month.

Sarah’s therapist confirms what she’s saying to be true. She legally has custody of these children. Michael feels totally blindsided and betrayed. He wants to go to court to deal with it, and his reaction makes Sarah feel bad for him.

Michael is so good at manipulating and playing the victim. He’s hurt so many people throughout his time on the show, so I don’t feel bad for him. Karma doing its finest work.

Michael tells Sarah his new girlfriend’s name is Maria, and she recognizes it from his bank statements. Maria is just a blip on the radar Sarah, don’t worry. Michael will be on to the next thot soon I’m sure.

Also, where does Megan J fit into this story moving forward? She doesn’t really have a place. Michael actually refers to Maria as the love of his life which is so laughable. Also, why are they dragging their feet with this divorce? Get it over with!

WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL WAS MICHAEL SAYING WHEN HE WAS TRYING TO SAY STRATEGIC? Someone get this man some subtitles. That was not at all how anyone in the history of the world has ever said that word. I watched it a solid seven times in an attempt to process it.

Michael thinks deep down Sarah still wants to be with him. I’m not even sure anymore. I’ve been saying that for the last few weeks, but I see that many of you disagree. Whatever is going on with these two is purely toxic for all involved. He actually thinks they’d get back together quick if he wanted to make that happen. What an ego! I might actually throw up.

Sarah sitting in the middle of a parking lot yelling at Michael is a little much. Stand up and act like an adult. When she finally stands up to speak to Michael, she asks if she’s his enemy. He looks like he’s at a loss for words. For once in his life, Michael has nothing to say.

To no surprise at all, Michael says the feelings between he and Sarah are still there. WHAT WHY? Don’t do this to me. Sarah says she and Michael have the potential to be best friends. LOL. Alright. I think co-parenting is the way to go with this one. Limit the amount of one on one contact unless it’s about the kids.

Michael is going to be spending time alone with the girl’s at Sarah’s. I don’t know about that one. Maria is going to flip out when she learns about this. She already has a ton of opinions about the situation, so Sarah is in for some trouble. I want Maria to go away and leave them all alone. Why does she think she has a say about ANY of this?

Michael agrees to spend the night at Sarah’s to be with the girls, but now he has to tell Maria. She says she’s okay with it, but he lies on the phone. WHY IS HE LYING? He tells her it will only be a couple of hours, but he just told them he was staying overnight. However, all in all, this is weirdly the most likable Michael has ever been on this show.

Hey everyone who said I was wrong about Sarah wanting Michael, how about that? What do you think of her saying that Michael is still her man? CLEARLY THERE ARE SOME LINGERING FEELINGS THERE.


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