90 Day Fiancé Recap: Pinot You Didn’t

Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiancé, was full of reunions and drama. Many of the foreign fiancé’s are just arriving to start a new life in the United States. Although they are wide eyed and excited, they may not find everything is as they thought. Everyone is looking for opportunity whether that is as a parent, partner or a lavish life. But from the look of things, I think this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Bilal finally comes clean to Shaeeda.  Emily’s first-day request stuns Kobe.  Miona meets Jibri’s skeptical parents. Biniyam’s confession to his sisters doesn’t go as planned.  Yvette welcomes Mohamed to the United States. Let’s get straight to the recap.

Bilal, 42 (Kansas City, Missouri) and Shaeeda, 37 (Trinidad and Tobago)

Bilal is still feeling disappointed about Shaeeda reaction to what she believed to be his humble abode. But when she wakes up the next morning, she quickly apologizes for her behavior. Apparently she was tired and in shock that she left her life for someone who may not be who she perceived him to be. Whew… At least she said something because I was looking at her with the side eye. Although, I understand her concerns, many of the things she said were not only insulting but bratty. Bilal leaves the house for errands and she immediately calls her mother and complains about the situation. Her mom gives her some sage advice. She encourages Shaeeda to give him a chance to prove that he is a hard worker and can be a good man. Good luck with this one, Bilal. I think you may have found someone who is more interested in your money, than you.

Bilal finally takes Shaeeda to his real home, under the guise of going to his mother’s for lunch. When she finds out she will actually be staying in a “nice” home, she can’t contain her joy. I almost don’t feel she deserves the gifts and things he prepared for her.  In a post interview, she admits to being frustrated that she was put through “hell” in the first house. It also is a sign that he doesn’t totally trust her. Well, after her behavior, maybe he shouldn’t trust you. She seemed more excited about living in a nice house, than actually spending time with the man she left everything for. Was she searching for love or opportunity? I will let you be the judge.

Yvette, 48 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Mohamed, 25 (Egypt)

Yvette excitedly picks up Mohamed up from the airport. He gets his first taste of America when he is able to express affection in a public place. Despite her excitement, she is secretly worried that their cultures may too different. He will have to adjust to a totally different way of life in New Mexico. When they arrive home, he is happy to see a big home and all of the effort she has made to make him comfortable. She even framed a picture of Mohamed and his mom. The only thing that is missing is a bidet, which is very important in his religion. I’m not sure how this all will turn out in the end. Mohammed admits to looking for a mother figure and wife. Although Yvette is older, that is a tall order for a relationship.

Ariela, 30, (Princeton, New Jersey) and Biniyam, 31 (Ethiopia)

Ariela and Biniyam will be moving back to the United States very shortly. There is just one issue, he has not told his family yet. They have been living and raising their son in Ethiopia, but their relationship has been quite the roller coaster. Honestly, I didn’t think these two would have made it this far. Their relationship is riddled with trust and communication issues. Now they are hoping for a fresh start in New Jersey.

Biniyam finally reveals to his friends that he and Ariela will be leaving to go to America in three days. He shares his main reason is so that he stays in his son’s life. But he also wants to continue his relationship with Ariela. The only issue is that his family still is not aware of this decision.  Later, Biniyam’s family and friends arrive to his video premier party. Although his sister’s don’t know about the bomb about to be dropped, they don’t seem happy to see Ariela. He then tells his family he is moving the next day, in front of everyone. SMH! This has disaster written all over it. Just as I expected, they are extremely upset. Biniyam should have known better than to wait to the last minute to tell them something so sensitive in public, at the last minute. An argument ensues between Ariela and Biniyam’s sisters and things escalate when a drink is thrown in her face.  Whew! This whole situation is a mess. I don’t think there is any coming back from this. Maybe this could have been avoided had Biniyam just manned up and told the truth.

Jibri, 28 (Rapid City, South Dakota) and Miona, 23 (Serbia)

Jibri picks up Miona from the airport equipped with everything from cowboy hats to pink boots. I guess he knows the way to his girl’s heart because she loves her gifts. But she makes it clear she isn’t willing to be a cowgirl for long in South Dakota. Mona is accustomed to big city living and Jibri’s hometown isn’t exactly measuring up.

When Miona and Jibri arrive at his parent’s house and they instantly like her. But that doesn’t stop them from laying down their rules and trying to get to know Miona better. Jibri gets frustrated when he feels his fiancé is being grilled on her first night. Honestly, I think it could have been worse. Many parents wouldn’t have allowed them to stay in the same room until their married. This is going to be interesting to see just how long Miona will be able to endure prairie life.

Emily, 29 (Salina, Kansas) and Kobe, 34 (Cameroon)

Emily picks Kobe up from the airport and he can’t wait to finally see his son in person. But unbeknownst to him, she has other plans in mind.  Instead of going straight home, she wants the night to themselves before meeting with her family. Her idea doesn’t go over that well. Naturally, he wants to meet his son after never having the chance to fully be in his life. In a post interview, he shares that he feels Emily is being selfish, but reluctantly agrees. Why does their date night need to happen when he first arrives? Could they not go to the house and allow him to meet everyone and settle in and have a date the next weekend? She even admits in an interview, that she wouldn’t have agreed as a mother yet didn’t hesitate to put him in that position.

At dinner, Kobe becomes uncomfortable when he realizes that there isn’t much diversity in Salina. Things get tense, when Emily demands to know how much money he has with him. She reminds him that he still needs to buy her a ring and they have to pay for a wedding. Wow! Maybe this is a conversation you could have off camera. I’m sure as a man who isn’t going to be able to work for many months doesn’t want to spend all of his money on their wedding. Also, I’m sure he isn’t comfortable with anyone taking care of him, so to badger him about it on his first night on camera, just feels wrong. He claims when they lived in China together he paid for most things, so I don’t think he is looking for a free ride.



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