Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance The Other Way was filled with equal parts of disappointment, meltdowns with a splash of normal. This episode gave me just enough crazy to be able to make it through the week thankful for small annoyances. I spent half the episode just shaking my head in pity. There is one cast member who may have sealed the fate of their relationship after a fiery confrontation.
Biniyam‘s apartment options shock Ariela and her mother. Armando Rubio prepares for Kenneth Niedermeier‘s arrival. Jenny Slatten is out of patience with Sumit‘s excuses about his divorce. Deavan Clegg is done with Jihoon Lee‘s lies. Brittany Banks‘ visit with Yazan Abo Horira‘s parents doesn’t go as planned. Let’s get straight to the recap!
Brittany, 26 (Palm Beach, Florida) and Yazan, 24 (Jordan)
After Brittany’s explosive first night in Jordan, Yazan surprises her at the hotel with an apology and flowers. They both agree to put that unfortunate night behind them. Yazan decides to take Brittany to speak to his parents. This has trouble written all over it. No later than Brittany and Yazan get into the car, they get into another fight. Sigh! Yazan asks her to refrain from hugging men in the future because it makes him jealous. She immediately goes into defense mode. She makes it clear that no one is going to change her and her customs. She even tells Yazan he owes her $900 for making her put a hijab over her expensive wig. What? Clearly Brittany doesn’t realize that she isn’t in America anymore. Honey, it may be time to click your heels three times and go back home. Brittany’s argument would make more sense, if she hadn’t agreed to move to Yazan’s country fully aware of his beliefs. Something tells me she is going to look back at her behavior on this show and be downright embarrassed.
When Brittany and Yazan arrive at his parents’ home everyone is all smiles. When the topic shifts to the date of their wedding all hell breaks loose. Yazan’s parents want the happy couple to get married in a matter of days. Brittany continues to push back the date and becomes irritated with Yazan. When his mother feels like her son is being rejected, she becomes enraged and starts screaming. Apparently his mother has been waiting a year for her son to get married and have grandchildren and her daughter-in-law to be is ruining her plans. Brittany doesn’t understand the conversation, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know it’s nothing good. Feeling attacked, Brittany storms out of the house in tears. WOW! This scene was intense, to say the least. What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. Brittany, why didn’t you just stay in America until you finalized your divorce? Yazan told you in advance his parents expected you to convert and get married quickly, once you arrived in Jordan. This little secret is only making Brittany seem as though she doesn’t truly want to get married. Although Yazan tried to defuse the situation, it was obvious he was embarrassed. Brittany, if you had no intention of accepting your fiance’s cultural beliefs, why agree to marry him? Did she think Jordan was just a place for new Instagram photos? I can’t wait until next week to see how this night ends. Yazan, just drive Brittany to airport and move on with your life. This relationship is beyond doomed. Anytime your father think will thinks people will think your fiancé is a prostitute, things aren’t going well.
Ariela, 28 (Princeton, New Jersey) and Biniyam, 29 (Ethiopia)
Ariela’s mother is in shock when she visits Biniyam’s apartment. As a nurse, she fears the worse for the health of her pregnant daughter. Biniyam asks for their patience while he secures better living arrangements. I hope Biniyam is worth the sacrifice the future mother of his child has made to be with him. I have to admit, I would have ran to the first hotel to put up my swollen feet when I saw that bathroom.
It turns out that Biniyam had a larger plan in place. He wanted to surprise Ariela with their real apartment, that he has been renovating for them . But currently it’s in a state of disarray. Although he estimates the completion of the work to take two weeks, its obvious it won’t be ready for months. The apartment has the potential to be nice, if Biniyam has professionals complete the work. But considering he has been doing all the work himself, I doubt that is in his plans or budget. In my opinion, the apartment will be fixed to all of mother Ariela’s specifications on the 21st of Never. But i do feel bad for Biniyam. He is really trying to make Ariela happy, but continues to fail to do so.
Kenneth, 57 (St. Petersburg, Florida) and Armando 31, (Mexico)
Armando excitedly sets up the new house for Kenneth’s arrival. He even makes him the sweetest homemade framed gift to represent their long distance love. They house is in a nice gated community to ensure their safety as they embark on their new journey together. Meanwhile, Kenneth is driving to Mexico while reflecting on the life he has left behind. Kenneth still feels guilty for leaving his adult children behind. But for once in his life he wants to put his happiness first.
Deavan, 22 (Salt Lake City, Utah) & Jihoon, 29 (South Korea)
Deavan is still steaming after learning that Jihoon deceived her about his finances. He attempts to explain his position, but she doesn’t want to hear it. Deavan has worked multiple jobs to save money, while Jihoon worked part time at his leisure. When Jihoon admits that he gave his mother the money he earned, while Deavan paid for everything, she is enraged. In an effort to calm down, she decides to take her family to a hotel for the night. With virtually no money it’s a mystery on whether Deavan will chose her comfort or her husband. Personally, I wouldn’t trust Jihoon to pick produce, let alone a house for me and two children.
Jenny, 60 (Palm Springs, California) & Sumit, 30 (India)
Sumit takes Jenny to meet with one of his friends, Neeraj. Jenny questions why Neeraj never told her about Sumit’s wife. Neeraj admits that asked Sumit to tell her the truth several times. He also admits that his own personal divorce took four years, which alarms Jenny. At that point, Jenny demands to see Sumit’s divorce paperwork. Something is definitely fishy. Sumit keeps avoiding proof of his claims. Given his history of lying, I would have expected Jenny to demand proof BEFORE she moved to India for the second time.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK SUMIT IS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS DIVORCE? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE STANDOFF BETWEEN BRITTANY AND YAZAN’S PARENTS? HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE TO REMODEL THE APARTMENT BINIYAM IS WORKING ON?
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