Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance The Other Way was filled with all types of surprises. Many of which were not good. When will these people learn to do some research or ask simple questions before jumping on a plane to live in another country? I can’t wait to see how this episode’s developments unfold in the future. Something tells me we are in for a lot of drama this season.
Ariela leaves her life behind to be with Biniyam in Ethiopia. Jenny Slatten is shocked when she arrives at her new home in India. All hell breaks loose when Brittany Banks arrives in Jordan. Jihoon Lee reveals he is keeping another secret from Deavan Clegg. Let’s get straight to the recap!
Jenny, 60 (Palm Springs, California) & Sumit, 30 (India)
Jenny finally returns to India after being away from her married boyfriend, Sumit. This time around, she has requirements. Insert side eye here. She wants him to get divorced, stop lying and marry her. Hmm… requirements, I call them basic standards. Hopefully this time things don’t end with the entire town showing up to shun her. Sumit has a different plan, take Jenny to an abandoned part of town, where no one can find them.
When Jenny arrives at her new home she is surprised with a housewarming ceremony. Sumit claims it was a tradition, but it looks more like a distraction from the condition of house. Oh, the surprises don’t stop there. A cow waltzes in to bless the home with her presence. Later in the evening, Sumit explains why he has chosen for them to live in an old abandoned house in a high crime area. Basically the answer is they are BROKE. In their previous apartment, they had security and the convenience of a populated city. But in this area people are killed for as little as $10. Well, after having a cow, a bonfire and the looming threat of bodily harm, I’m sure Jenny will be able to rest peacefully. This would be the time I would have been calling my family, asking them to get me the hell out of there. I could handle a fixer upper, but not living in a unsafe isolated town as a foreigner.
Kenneth, 57 (St. Petersburg, Florida) and Armando 31, (Mexico)
Armando Rubio makes the hard decision to talk to his parents about his sexuality once again. Years ago when his secret was revealed, his family didn’t accept him. Since then, he has buried his feelings out of fear of being disowned by them. This time, Armando is reassured that no matter what, they will always love him. When the topic shifts to him moving to live his life with the man he loves, his father is visibly uncomfortable. He asks Armando to give him some time to digest the news. I am so proud of Armando. I know that couldn’t have been easy, given his family’s initial reaction. I’m glad that he finally found the strength to live in his truth, regardless of the consequences. Now his only obstacle is getting his loved ones to accept his partner, Kenneth Niedermeier.
Deavan, 22 (Salt Lake City, Utah) & Jihoon, 29 (South Korea)
Deavan is preparing to move back to South Korea to be with her husband. Her mother plans to accompany her to make sure her daughter and grandchildren will be okay. This will be our first time seeing her mother interact with Jihoon. This should be interesting. If her goal is to ensure he has his act together, she is going to be disappointed.
Well, well, well… Jihoon is hiding another secret. Not surprisingly, he lied about his job. He can barely afford to take care of himself, let alone a family of four. Apparently, he is only working part- time making deliveries. I guess Deavan didn’t see any red flags about him not securing housing himself like he promised. If she had not have found an apartment online and paid for the first month, she would still be waiting on Jihoon.
Ariela, 28 (Princeton, New Jersey) and Biniyam, 29 (Ethiopia)
Ariela prepares for their upcoming trip to Ethiopia with her whole life packed in seven suitcases. As a pregnant woman moving to a foreign county, she is completely overwhelmed. Her family is overcome with emotion as they watch her leave. But her mother will accompany her for the first two weeks, to ensure her well being. I can’t wait to meet Biniyam. She is taking a huge leap of faith, hopefully their relationship is worth it.
Brittany, 26 (Palm Beach, Florida) and Yazan, 24 (Jordan)
Yazan speaks to his parents prior to his fiance Brittany’s arrival. His traditional family has made their requirements for this union clear. Yazan’s father expects her to convert to their religion, as well as present her divorce papers. SMH… Brittany, why did you do this to yourself? Not only is she unwilling to convert, she is still MARRIED!!!!!!!!! This is a major issue that will not be accepted within a devout household. Is she trying to get Yazan disowned?
Brittany finally arrives in Jordan and is met with a smiling Yazan holding a bouquet of flowers. Off camera, Brittany greets producers with a hug. During this time, she accidentally reveals a bottle of alcohol she is carrying. Yazan goes into a profanity laced tirade at what he perceives as blatant disrespect. He is beyond insulted that she didn’t heed his warnings about what is acceptable in his culture. Whew, if he went this crazy about a hug and a drink, wait until he finds out she is married. Brittany, you should have just turned around and gone back home. Her casual lack of knowledge about her fiancé and the country is unbelievable. Girl… you may have bitten off more than you can chew.
TELL US – WHAT Do YOU THINK OF JENNY’S NEW HOME? DID YAZAN OVERREACT? IS BRITTANY BEING DISRESPECTFUL OF YAZAN’S CULTURE? WILL ARMANDO’S FAMILY ACCEPT KENNETH? ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT JIHOON LIED ABOUT HIS JOB?
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