90 Day Fiancé Recap: Pasta La Vista


Last night’s episode of 90 Day Fiancé left me wondering why any of these couples are together. Every couple is already showing some red flags very early on.  At this point, I am not sure who the real contenders will be for a long lasting relationship. I hate to say it, but most of these couples seem doomed for different reasons. If it’s not jealously, there are control issues presenting themselves already.

Kobe is overwhelmed with emotions when he meets his son. Biniyam and Ariela have a tense departure from Ethiopia. Jibri and Miona attempt to prepare a meal for his parents. Thais is no fan of Patrick’s brother who he lives with. Let’s get straight to the recap.

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

After the disastrous party, Biniyam is finally realizing that he may have made a mistake not telling his family of his plans to move to the U.S. But he hopes everyone will be able to bury the hatchet, before their trip. As much as I don’t care for Ariela, I would have launched myself over that table, if a drink was thrown in my face like that. Naturally, after that incident, she has no interest in seeing her sister-in-laws before their departure.

Biniyam meets with his family in an attempt to smooth things over before he leaves Ethiopia. His sister was extremely hurt when Ariela said she didn’t care about them.  Of course, that isn’t a reason to throw a drink on someone. But I do understand how that comment combined with the revelation of their brother suddenly leaving could infuriate her. Despite their disappointment, Biniyam’s sisters hope he will have the opportunity to look for his first son.

At the airport, Ariela refuses to get out of the van to say goodbye to Biniyam’s family. I have no issue with her not wanting to talk to them, but she could have let them kiss the baby goodbye. Sadly, I don’t think that much can be done to restore these relationships. I hope that they fair better after the move, but something tells me they will still have the same issues no matter where they go.

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

Emily and Kobe were able to quickly rekindle their romance after years of not seeing one another. I hope one of her first purchases for him is something other than those tightie whities he was sporting on camera.  Later, when Kobe finally meets his son, he can’t help but shed tears of joy. I have to admit, my eyes were watering during that scene. It is evident that he wants nothing more than to make up for lost time with his baby. Kobe seems like a very genuine person, so far. I kind of feel bad that Emily’s dad is just waiting for him to do something wrong. Hopefully, things will work themselves out as everyone finds their rhythm in their new normal.

Patrick, 31 (Austin, Texas) and Thais, 25 (Brazil)

Patrick, a disgraced professional weight lifter is hoping to trade in the bachelor lifestyle for his fiancé, Thais. They met on a dating app in Brazil and he hasn’t been able to resist her ever since. The only issue right now is that his older brother currently lives with him and she isn’t a fan.

Patrick reveals to his brother that Thais has access to his location and security cameras at all times. After countless arguments, he decided that keeping her abreast of his whereabouts was less trouble. But he believes once she arrives to the states, that there will be no need to do that anymore. Huh! Is he serious? If that woman is that insecure and jealous, she isn’t going to change suddenly. In fact, it will more than likely become worse. Thais will have no friends, family or anything to distract her anymore. She is already telling his brother what he can do in a house he has been living in for years. SMH… I don’t see things going smoothly, once she arrives.

Kara, 29 (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Guillermo, 23 (Venezuela)

Guillermo is realizing that things are exactly the way he was expecting. He is already realizing that Kara feels like she is in control of their finances. He sold many of his belongings for the trip and when he mentions he wanted to buy a computer, she completely freaks out. I understand they only have $6,000 saved up, but I think they could spare a few hundred for computer. He probably wants a way to communicate with his family and friends without having to ask to use her computer. Sigh! I don’t think they are starting out on the right foot. Kara has to allow him to feel like he has a say in his own life, as well.

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

Jibri and Miona are trying to adjust to their new lives together. Their first chore is cooking for the family. They choose frozen chicken alfredo as their first meal. Things get tense while cooking, when Jibri mentions his intention of restarting the band with his best friend. Miona doesn’t care for his friendship with him. She makes it clear that she expects to come before, anyone else. Good luck with that. If he intends to make an album, I am sure that involves spending a lot of time together.

Miona and Jibri present their frozen cuisine to his parents.  Of course, they think it’s disgusting. Jibri even has the nerve to get mad and scold his parents about being honest about the food in front of Miona. Jibri why are you acting like you didn’t help pick the meal and make it? If your family usually cooks from scratch, you should have known that meal wasn’t going to go over well. But on the other hand, I don’t know why his parents would choose cooking as a chore for two people who they know can’t cook. It seems more like a punishment for themselves than help, to be honest.

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

Shaeeda finally gets the chance to meets Bilal’s family. Things are going well until the subject of his childhood home and having children come up. She would like to have kids at some point, but Bilal doesn’t think it will fit in to his lifestyle. He even states that Shaeeda lives in a fantasy world, when it comes to her ideas of still having an active life with a baby. Wow! Did he really just say that in front of his family? Insert side eye here. Given the fact that he has two children and she has none, one would think they would have had this conversation, before she moved. If they can’t come to an agreement this could become a deal breaker for one of them.


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