90 Day Fiance: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Maybe I’m not much of a risk taker or I just love to plan things out. But I have never seen so many ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ people in one place. Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance The Other Way showcases why when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I couldn’t imagine moving to another country with no idea of culture, language or currency. Is it just me or is that completely insane? Seriously, I need someone to tell me. I am seeing this so often every week,  I am starting to question myself. I appreciate adventure as much as much as the next  person, but I value independence even more.

Brittany Banks feels alone after clashing with Yazan Abo Horira‘s parents.  Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio are finally reunited. Jenny Slatten meets Sumit‘s lawyer and learns the truth about his divorce. Tim moves to Colombia to win back Melyza. Jihoon Lee turns to his mother for help. Let’s get straight to the recap!

Brittany, 26 (Palm Beach, Florida) and Yazan, 24 (Jordan)

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

After a disastrous meeting with Yazan’s parents, Brittany storms out of the house. Yazan attempts to console his emotional fiancé who can’t comprehend what she did wrong. Although is a language barrier, anger needs no translation.  On the verge of her secret being discovered, she has an explosive breakdown where she screams and cries until she is shaking. She repeats over and over that she didn’t know that her father needed to come to Jordan right away. Someone please get this girl a shot of tequila to calm her nerves. Let’s just be honest, Brittany is feeling the pressure because she is still MARRIED. It has nothing to do with her father or not understanding the language.

Surprisingly Yazan reassures Brittany that everything will work out after her outburst. After the way he acted at the airport, I thought for sure he was going to match her level of anger. Instead of retaliating, he takes Brittany to see the surprise he prepared for her. When they arrive at her apartment, she is greeted by a romantic gesture. Yazan has placed flower petals everywhere to make his “baby” feel special. Aww, so sweet! Personally, I wouldn’t have done anything for her. Brittany has been acting like a brat, since she arrived. Nonetheless, Yazan vows to speak with his uncle to try to get help fixing the situation between Brittany and his parents. I have to say I am impressed by how Yazan handled his fiancé with such love and understanding. Maybe Brittany should try that as well. She is literally pretending to be a victim, while she embarrasses her fiancé for the world to see.

Kenneth, 57 (St. Petersburg, Florida) and Armando 31, (Mexico)

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Kenneth finally arrives to his new home in Mexico. He is immediately greeted by an emotional Armando who is overcome with joy. Their happy reunion is cut short when the subject of Armando’s parents comes up. Kenneth is worried that he will not be accepted when he visits the family in a week. I really hope that during the time they have been apart, Armando’s family has decided to fully accept him.

Kenneth has much to learn before he will feel comfortable in Mexico. From everything from driving, currency, food to the street vendors, he is realizing he isn’t in Kansas anymore. When the happy couple go to lunch it’s obvious that Kenneth is totally dependent on Armando. I’m not quite sure why he didn’t think it was necessary to attempt to learn Spanish before moving. At this point, there is virtually nothing Kenneth can do by himself. There is probably isn’t much he would want to do considering the conditions aren’t up to par to him. He is not accustomed to the way of living in a small town in Mexico. Obviously Kenneth just looked at pictures of the apartment online and jumped in the car with his dog. He clearly hasn’t done any other research.


Tim, 34 (Dallas, Texas) and Melyza, 29 (Colombia)

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Tim is packing up his life to start new with his girlfriend Melyza in Columbia. After discovering Tim’s infidelity, Melyza no longer trusts him. One has to wonder just how long he will be expected to jump through hoops.  Tim hopes to prove his love is real by leaving everything behind. Little does Melyza know he hasn’t actually left much of anything to chance. In the last episode, he revealed that he didn’t quit his job or get rid of his apartment. Despite Melyza’s desire to give him a second chance, her mother isn’t so forgiving. Tim better hope his girlfriend doesn’t find out his little secret. I have a feeling she will see it as another betrayal.


Jenny, 60 (Palm Springs, California) & Sumit, 30 (India)

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Sumit is finally keeping his word and taking Jenny to visit his divorce lawyer. She immediately inquires as to why Sumit has no paperwork to prove he has filed. After getting the run around, the attorney agrees to provide the documents. The divorce process is very different in India than it is in U.S. Often times it can take two to five years to be finalized. Fortunately for Sumit, since both parties have agreed his process should take a lot less time. Either way it’s too long for Jenny to wait. She is eager to marry the love of her life. But if Sumit’s family decides to challenge a marriage to Jenny, she may find herself back at her daughter’s house on the couch.

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Sumit takes Jenny to spend the day with his friends. It was supposed to be a couple’s outing, but his friends admit their wives didn’t want to come. Although Jenny is she is hurt, this isn’t her first rodeo with people who don’t agree with her dating Sumit. Hell, she had a whole village show up last season to their apartment to tell her. These two have a long road ahead of them, but are determined to stumble through it together.


Deavan, 22 (Salt Lake City, Utah) & Jihoon, 29 (South Korea)

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Rude Awakening

Jihoon talks to his mother about his marital problems. Hopefully she has all day to listen, because he is stacking up quite a long list. Instead of giving him sound advice, she shirks off his behavior to being young and Korean. Huh? He explains that his lack of preparation may lead to his wife leaving him.  Then he begins crying about the $30,000 he borrowed from his parents, that he still has yet to pay back. If he was expecting sympathy he certainly came to the wrong person. His mother seemed more offended by his tears, than her daughter-in-law threatening to leave. Maybe instead of taking naps and partying, it’s time to work hard to change your financial situation Jihoon. Deavan Clegg has made it clear that she isn’t going to be the sole provider for the family. It’s time to grow up!


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