Oh god what a nothing episode!
It's going to go on and on!
Oh god what a nothing episode!
It's going to go on and on!
Sorry ladies. Dh got it wrong and told me it was the last episode! What a waste of an hour.
They did the promo's for tonight's episode about mainly different things. Like Tim creeping in the bedroom was advertised as happening tonight and the couples all going home was also advertised as being tonight.
I too thought tonight must be the final and maybe a double episode since it wasn't on last week.
Michelle may have been suffering depression, who knows, i just got that feeling from her, was she would easily cry, say she wasn't who she was, didn't have any interest for things or a zest for life anymore, perhaps being away from the boring daily grind and slowly discovering herself and her interests again and has lifted that cloud now.
I do think Tim has either come a long way by showing a more genuine caring side, or is one of those guys that doesn't show affection to the partner he was with but when he gets the new right partner he is all over her.
I think Jackie still has a fair way to go though. She comes across as really overbearing and demanding and not a lot of fun to be around.
I kept saying to hubby "the ads said they were confronting their partners today, just wait, it'll happen"... I'm so disappointed. Tonight's episode was just filler, honestly.
Hubby and I both reckon something was going on between Tim and Telena. They were awfully flirty right from the start.
I think the only ones I really feel for are Jason and Ryan. I did like Brad at first but he just seems more and more controlling as it goes along. I dont like Tim and Jackie at all, they both seem too headstrong to be with each other. Jason and Ryan, to me, seem like yeh they stuff up a bit but they really do care. Michelle seems like she is all fresh again, but that seems like it has very little to do with being away from Jason or being with Ryan, and more to do with the fact that she is away from the kids. So how long will it really last when she gets back to reality? No matter if she stays with Jason or not. She strikes me as a bit of "I love my kids but if I had my choice again, I don't know that I would have them". Like there is an element of resentment there.
Cassie I think is okay, but I just think there is a lot that she needs to deal with internally before working on the relationship. Mind the cliche but I think she needs to take a bit to find herself.
I also felt that the relationship experts today weren't as impartial as I think they should have been. They were showing everyone their "bad behaviour" but with Telena and a little bit Michelle, it seemed like they were taking their sides. Which I don't think is very professional. How can you work on a relationship when one person gets to turn around and say "see, the counsellor sided with me".
Yes i did think at first that it seemed the counselors could be taking sides.
But then i realised the reason they say what they did, like for Talena, she needs to find her voice and speak up/stand up for her needs, if the counselor didn't say this, then obviously Talena wouldn't have a chance to learn what else she could try to do, so it's in fact giving them tools on self improvement which in turn could end up saving their relationship.
If they get to confront the experimental partner and then reunite with their partner it could easily drag out to two more, next week hopefully will be it though as the ads for this week were so deceiving and I was disappointed that they didn't cover this week much. I thought the counsellors were letting Tallena and Michelle off easy too, but they did tell them they needed to work on individual things. Michelle is coping a lot of flack about saying she hates his guts but I feel like in context it wasn't as bad as that. Like she maybe does want to try and make it work, but could also be too hard to work towards fixing it. I don't know with her, and there seems to be some similarities with her and Cass with where they are in the relationship so maybe that will help get some perspective.
I think Tallena maybe got a shock of 'don't think that Tim is the guy you're hoping he might be' after watching the video with Jackie but I guess any guy can spin that how he wants.
It almost felt like they were hinting at a bigger drama for Cass like he's cheated or something but I think it's likely her just freaking out thinking Michelle will steal him away from her.
I get why they did it, I just think the approach could have been different, because I think Telena kind of walked away from it with a "yeh, he is mean to me and doesn't let me talk" attitude and the part about what she needed to improve didn't seem to sink in as much. Where as for a lot of the others, they really got told what they were doing wrong and what bits made them the bad guy and how to fix it. Like with Ryan for example, his lecture was a lot more harsh.
Maybe with Tallena, her only problem is not speaking up for herself, maybe being passive aggressive even, that could be all there is to her issues. As the other issues, the no sex, no intamacy, wedding postponed, money not being spent on the wedding, partner taking off with mates every weekend instead of doing things with her, could all very well stem from her not speaking up and him not allowing her to be heard.
I don't think it was that bad that Michelle said she hates him at certain points either, i think in the moment, in the heat of things, when feelings are so on edge and highly strung, ofcourse it can feel like that.
Yes i agree with the new "hints" for the next episode being steered towards Cassies man having cheated, but after this past weeks "hints" as to what was going to happen tonight not even happening, im not going to fall for their "hints" now lol.
I think her biggest problem is not transitioning from a single, carefree life to motherhood very easily. I get that but I also feel she's a little too self-absorbed as well. Yes it's a hard job and it's thankless most of the time but it's all the harder if you're dreaming of having your freedom and irresponsibility of your youth. Makes me wonder what her environment is like. Where's her friends, are they still at that?
He does need to help out more and do his part but she really needs to put in her big girl pants now as well and get on with her role in the family.
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