So at the end of last week’s episode, Marcus was upset because the rest of his house was like, “Dude, you’re always joking around and taking it too far. We want to have a serious conversation and not deal with your dumb jokes,” and he did NOT like that one bit, and decided to dramatically leave.
Marcus packed his bags and was on the phone to triple zero when he walked out, while everyone is like, “We literally just told you your jokes are shit, and this is probably the worst yet. Pls stop.”
So he went outside and was calling an uber. Lachlan, the guys who’s “over protective” but is more ‘early signs of domestic violence’, decided to go out and talk with him.
The whole thing ended rather anti-climatically.
Meanwhile in the house, everyone’s talking about how bad his jokes are, and Ro is like, “Well he said he’ll pack a suitcase and leave his girl’s place when she’s mad, so maybe this is just what he does.”
When she says that, the whole vibe goes from, “Ooh dramatic boy, dumb boy” to, “Actually this is really sad, and maybe this is a whole bigger thing that needs to be discussed in therapy.”
He decides to continue the experiment and stay with Ro.
So that was the whole drama of that.
Here’s the deets of who’s were, because it’s been a week.
Ben and Christie (swapped with Tyler and Olga).
Justin and Neesha (swapped with Lachlan and Miranda).
Kendrick and Romina (swapped with Aimee and Marcus).
The beach mansion: Ben, Olga, Justin, Miranda, Kendrick and Aimee.
The city mansion: Neesha, Lachlan, Christie, Tyler, Romina and Marcus.
This episode focuses on two on one therapy sessions – so the fake couple and the house therapist – and a date. The fake couples are doing something their real partners wouldn’t really want to do, and just doing something different.
The city mansion are doing dates, and the beach mansion are doing therapy.
The dates are REALLY weird. To be fair, none of them have been like normal so far.
Olga takes Ben to do a funny photo shoot.
During the date, Ben talks about wanting to leave because he’s having a hard time not being with his girl.
Nonetheless, they have a great time. It’s funny to watch, but on the same hand, I could probably have lived the rest of my life having not seen his bum?
Meanwhile, Tyler and Christie are in therapy, and they’re talking about how he’s guarded because he’s been cheated on a lot. It really puts the, “there are other fish in the sea” comment into better context. That was… two episodes ago?
Miranda and Justin are also on a date today. They’re going to a hot tub/spring kinda thing.
Miranda is having a hard time because she’s thinking about Lachlan. Last time in therapy, everyone agreed that Lachlan has huge issues, and everyone agrees that this is not healthy. She keeps going, “No he’s caring,” and everyone’s like, “Uh, no… this is severe jealousy, and maybe some trust issues, but regardless, this isn’t healthy.
Their real partners, Neesh and Lachlan, are in therapy.
Lachlan agrees the issue is with him. The therapist gets them to do some tapping to calm down. Neesh suggests they should do some tapping to indicate who they’re irritated with in the house. Riiiiight…
Miranda and Justin head to therapy as well. It’s not very interesting at all, except that Miranda is upset that everyone doesn’t like her relationship with Lachlan.
It’s kinda hard to see her being defensive and supporting him when it’s like he’s a dick. The therapist says that his behaviour could get dangerous.
Anyway, Marcus and Ro do body paint because Marcus has intimacy issues and he thinks this will help.
Marcus is getting painted like a gladiator and Ro is going like the aliens from Avatar.
Here are the results:
Aimee and Kendrick are in therapy together, and Aimee’s like, “I don’t feel close to Marcus.” It’s pretty sad, but what’s sadder is that she and Ken are wearing double denim. Like, it’s 2019. I know denim jackets are great, but not with jeans. Not now.
Ken decides to make Aimee dance, but it’s not for the date. She doesn’t seem to really enjoy it, because she’s not a dancer and forgot like every step.
When it’s time for Ben to go to therapy, he’s having a super hard time, and he’s not sure he can do it.
So, Tyler and Christie go on a date, and I’m not sure about it. It sounds kinda fun, but also like oof.
This is the third date of the day where the couples are stripping to their swim wear.
Ok, so Tyler chose the date, but then also says he hates the cold and moved from Canada to get away from it. ???
Ben isn’t coping like at all with being away from Christie, and the rest of the house can see it as well. He thinks he’s made a mistake in taking this experiment on when he could have chosen a different way to do so.
He doesn’t see this going well, and he’s worried his relationship will end. Ben’s afraid that she won’t want to be with him at the end. Oof, the anxiety is high here.
The cliffhanger of the night is this: Will Ben stay on for the rest of the experiment?
As usual, I write my recaps as I watch the episode, so there will be spelling and grammar mistakes.
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