Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After was filled with angry family members on a mission. Who can blame the well-meaning loved one, when their sole mission is to protect you? I guess two American’s whose story was featured this episode. I have news for them, It may be too little too late. I have a feeling that some of these relationships are past the point of no return. At this point, it doesn’t matter what new information is discovered, these people aren’t going anywhere.
Drama erupts when Colt Johnson and Debbie Johnson meet Jess Caroline’s family. Angela Deem refuses to play the role of a traditional Nigerian woman. Larissa Dos Santos Lima feels betrayed by Eric Nichols. Elizabeth Potthast Castravet‘s family begins to question Andrei Castravet’s past. Asuelu Pulaa throws Kalani Faagata under the bus. Paul Staehle hopes to win over Karine Staehle. Let’s get straight into the recap!
Elizabeth (Tampa, FL) & Andrei (Moldova)
The drama is officially about to start in Moldova. Elizabeth’s father and brother have arrived they are already driving Andrei insane. During the car ride to his parent’s home, we are able to get a few details about Andrei’s past. Apparently, he used to be a police detective and had to leave Moldova for reasons he won’t reveal. Elizabeth is surprised that her husband is being so evasive, since he told her he left for another job opportunity. Hmm… something definitely sounds fishy to me.
Elizabeth’s family wastes no time trying to learn more about Andrei’s past when they meet his family. Things get very tense when her dad reveals that Andrei is choosing not to work. Andrei becomes infuriated when Elizabeth doesn’t back him up and admits she wants him to get a job. Andrei’s family looks extremely uncomfortable by the situation. But his friend doesn’t hesitate to throw him under the bus by also questioning his choice to stay. Honestly, I think Andrei doesn’t want to work. He wants to sit on a pretend throne and dictate everything while other people support him. Whether Elizabeth’s father knows it or not, he is actually enabling his son-in-laws-actions. If it was me, I would only give him money if he was willing to work in return for it. Andrei has refused a job from his father-in-law on numerous occasions.
Colt (Las Vegas, Nevada) & his mom Debbie ex-wife Larissa (Brazil)
Debbie and Colt are surprised when they arrive at Jess’ family home in Brazil. The home is far cry from some of meager accommodations we are accustomed to seeing on this show. Debbie is immediately impressed. I’m sure she assumed Jess was poor and needed Colt for his money. I guess she can scratch that off of her mental notepad of reasons to destroy her son’s relationship. Colt seems to be having a good time since there is plethora of food and drinks. His comfort level suddenly changes when his ex-wife Larissa and his intentions with Jess become the topic of discussion. He immediately says he loves Jess and wants a family with her. Huh, since when? The final straw takes happens when Jess suggests she and Colt get married in Brazil. Debbie can’t help but speak up when she feels like she is in danger of losing her BFF/son. Jess feels she is being compared to Larissa and totally loses her mind yelling and pointing her finger in Debbie’s face. She even tells her “Fuck you.” Having heard enough, Debbie demands to go back to the hotel. She is completely shocked when Colt decides to stay. Oh, Debbie you are in danger! This woman has her claws dug deep into Colt. Personally, I would never let anyone I was dating talk to my mother the way that Jess did. Little Miss Jess needs to be checked. Regardless if they don’t like each other, there should be a basic level of respect. Jess isn’t going to let anyone stand in the way of her visa relationship.
The next morning, Colt visits his mother to talk about the dinner from hell. Debbie is concerned after witnessing Jess’ disrespectful behavior in front of her family. Colt apologizes and claims he doesn’t quite remember witnessing the debacle. Colt, grow some balls. You were more worried about having sex that night, than your mother’s feelings. Debbie warns him she is seeing the same red flags that Larissa displayed early in their relationship. I don’t know is under a spell or still drunk, but he looks like he is in some type of catatonic state. Whatever the issue, he needs to snap out of it before he ends up making a huge mistake for the second time.
Just when I thought I would stick sharpened pencils in my own ears if I had to keep hearing Colt talk about his sex life, TLC goes even further. Was it really necessary to make us watch him prance around the beach in a swimsuit that looked like he was wearing Jess’ panties? My eyes! This is stuff nightmares are made from. Colt finally tells Jess he is unhappy with the way she spoke to Debbie. Jess responds by calling him a “baby boy” as if cursing at his mom isn’t an issue. Well, Colt is the textbook definition of a mama’s boy. But if Jess truly wants to be with him, she is going to have to accept that he and his mom come as a package deal. The quicker she realizes that, the fewer problems she will have out of Debbie. So unless she is ready to constantly have an overbearing third wheel around, she may want to run away from this dynamic duo.
After being kicked out by her roommate, Larissa calls her boyfriend Eric to inform him of her new homeless status. He generously offers to allow her to stay with him, despite her wishes to have her own room. I still don’t understand why her friend Carmen went to such drastic measures, but hey, it’s her house. When Larissa arrives at her new home, she is greeted by Eric’s roommate, who doesn’t seem happy about this new arrangement. This whole situation has trouble written all over it. There is no way this is going to last for long.
Larissa meets with a friend in what can only be described as a commercial. Do they believe the viewers are stupid? They literally go into a frozen meal prep business, speak to an employee who gives a shameless plug. They then grab a few frozen dinners then sit down at a table to talk. Insert side eye. Her friend may be able to ignore her melting meals, but she can’t ignore Larissa’s decision to get back with Eric. Larissa explains that despite their issues, she thinks that with time their relationship will grow. Umm, I thought you just didn’t want to be alone anymore.
A few days after moving in with Eric, Larissa goes through his phone. When she discovers text messages from a mystery woman, she decides to call her. The woman seems all too happy to reveal that Eric has said horrible things about her. For shock value she even pretends that she is too offended to repeat some of the things that were said. Larissa is shocked that Eric would dare to speak badly about her to a complete stranger. But didn’t they both do that to each other when they broke up? I seem to remember a restraining order and numerous claims Larissa made on the internet. The woman also reveals that Eric and Colt met to compare notes about her sexually. Ugh… gross. When Eric returns home, the producer encourages Larissa to speak to Eric about what she has just found out. Well, I don’t see this going well. Larissa you may want to lay low until you get your green card and a permanent residence. I don’t think breaking into someone’s phone who is currently housing you and confronting them is the best idea. But, hey, that’s just a suggestion.
Angela (Hazlehurst, Georgia) and Michael (Nigeria)
It’s been a day since Michael Ilesanmi made the mistake of taking Angela to meet anyone he dares to call a friend outside of her and she is still mad. In an effort to begin preparations for the wedding, Michael invites his family to their apartment for dinner. On the way to the market, he explains as the woman of the house, Angela is expected to cook and serve the guests. Angela lets him know in no uncertain terms that she isn’t Nigerian and won’t be following their customs. At the market, Angela runs out puking after seeing the condition of market and a goat’s head just lying on the counter. She suggests just ordering a pizza, rather than making a traditional meal for her future mother-in-law. Does she really think his traditional African mother is going to want pizza?
Angela laughs gleefully as she watches Michael cook like a good Nigerian wife. She wants to ensure that his family knows what he can expect in his new life in America. Did she forget that Michael’s mother was hesitate to give her blessing because she thought her son may become a slave in the U.S.? This may not have been the best way to prove her point. When the Nigerian food doesn’t work out, Angela offers Michael’s family pizza instead. Once his mother tries the pizza, she claims she likes it, which probably was only said to be polite. Would it have killed Angela to make one meal for her future in-laws. I can only imagine what they said about Angela when they returned home.
Kalani (Orange County, CA) and Asuelu (Samoa)
Kalani and Asuelu take their children to the park, but the tension is thick between them. Asuelu breaks the ice first and apologizes for his behavior in California. He claims he will change, although Kalani is skeptical. As an olive branch, he asks her to come with him to Washington to visit his mom and sister. Kalani agrees with one condition, that he doesn’t throw her under the bus and they act like a team. That is ironic since she does that very thing to her husband with her own family.
Asuelu video calls his mom and sister to tell them about his intentions to visit. Everything is going well, until his mother asks for money. Nervous and unsure that he can provide the $1,000, he tries to explain his other expenses. His sister is not trying to hear any of his excuses. So with one only one card left to play, Asuelu blames Kalani. Frustrated she always has to play the bad guy, she makes a mad dash to go get the baby. Honestly, if I couldn’t afford to give them money at their whim, I would have no issue saying NO! I know it’s Samoan tradition to help take of the family, but Asuelu has a family of his own to provide for first. He can’t be bringing in that much extra money when he works at a fast food restaurant and has two small children. I’m sure a $1,000 dollars isn’t a small amount of money to them.
Paul (Louisville, Kentucky) & Karine (Brazil)
In an effort to keep Karine in America, Paul has secured a new home for his family. Although it’s a small one room home, it looks like a palace in comparison to the other places he originally showed Karine. Although it’s not what she expected, she is happy that he is taking steps to make her happy. I’m just surprised that Paul even had the forethought to clean the place, before she arrived. I’m sure that was one of the reasons that Karine was willing to accept the accommodations. Now the only thing left to do is for Paul actually get a job.
TELL US: DO YOU THINK ANGELA SHOULD HAVE COOKED MICHAEL’S MOTHER A TRADITIONAL MEAL? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF PAUL AND KARINE’S NEW HOME? DID ASUELU THROW KALANI UNDER THE BUS? WOULD YOU ALLOW YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO SPEAK TO YOUR MOTHER THE WAY JESS DID? WAS IT A BAD IDEA FOR LARISSA TO GO THROUGH ERIC’S PHONE? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF COLT’S SWIMSUIT?
[Photo Credit: TLC]