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S02.E03: Blindsided

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Ricky continues to whine that the blow up doll has not shown up yet but is too much of a weenie to walk the fuck out of there. Right Rick, it's a sign of the little respect she has for you, but you continue to sit there and wait like a dolt. They keep rehashing everything every time they come back to one of the couples. Is Melissa 15? The giggly business was disconcerting to me. I thought maybe she was late because she had to wait for her parents to feel asleep before she could sneak out of the house.

Jon reeks of a psycho vibe to me. He seems a bit disappointed in Rachel. That was a bit of a weird convo about the chemistry thing. Jon's mother could have old her adult son that if he wants to shack up with his flavor of the week, he can rent a hotel room. I didn't get a vibe that Jon's mother is the "Don't take my baby away" type. I think she is more concerned because she knows about his anger and erratic behavior. This dude is scary.And it looks like he doesn't want to sleep with Rachel.

Angela's bouncing boobs as she ran out of the terminal and when she was all over him with all those people watching? Oy. I would love to know what all those bystanders were thinking. She acts like a teenager in heat. I find it really embarrassing. I was mortified watching her acting like an ass in the hotel room.  

Karine still looks seriously worn out. Paul is such a frumpy, old man when he walks. He's just too weird to me. I cringe when he is on. What if he marries her and brings her to America? He will be a possessive lunatic and continuously paranoid that she's flirting in the supermarket or whatever. He seems like the kind that would lock her up in a box and unchain her when he returned from work and use the "well, other women have cheated on me so you can't blame me for being this way," as his excuse. The talk with her parents went on too long. Thank goodness for the FF button.

Jesse and Darcy are a serious waste of time because none of it is real. Jesse speaks with a tone of a "life coach" and motivational speaker. This show is nothing more than a vehicle for him to attract new downtrodden people that he can nurse back to positivity. Please go away. I just find it hard to believe that Darcey believes this 24 year old dude is going to marry her and be a "fodder" to her kids.

Hazel and that guy. I just don't care about these people. It's taken too long to get to it. Of course we have airport drama.  This whole walking out of the airport expecting to see the person and getting the "24 hours ealier" and having to sit through more filler/talk/bs makes me crazy. I auto FF through their scenes.
 

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4 hours ago, renatae said:

Surprised Karine's father was accepting. I think she brought the pregnancy test thing on herself by flirting with other guys, but it was still extreme. At least it appears Paul only got the restraining order for texting. Sure would like to know why he set that fire and to what.

I think he explained that he had burned down his home for the insurance money. I believe it was episode 1. Either way it goes, he's not someone I'd want any of my daughters to marry. 

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12 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

As far as Hazel and her son- her son is probably with his father/his father’s family because Hazel has to work so many hours and cannot care for him or afford childcare (the way a woman would here in the USA). Given what I know of the world, his paternal family would be happy for him to have the chance to live in the states, so getting him back won’t be an issue. 

Regarding her son, I do feel for her about that. Being forced away from your child just to be able to support yourself. No parent would want that, unfortunately parents have to do it every day. At least she knows he’s being cared for.

Hazel looks tired and resigned. I feel for her. Has Tariq told her about his daughter? they may both be in for a surprise.

 

9 hours ago, Snewtsie said:

i suspect Melissa’s boyfriend or pimp is running the catfish con, and she has never even texted Ricky. She just poses for the photos.

Hahaha, I bet you're right!

9 hours ago, RedBagWithMakeup said:

He said she a nurse, if I remember correctly. But she needed him to send her money every week.

If Melissa's a nurse, I am the Queen of Romania.

2 hours ago, Scarlett45 said:

I was going to wait and see about Tariq and Ricky but Tariq crossed some boundaries. Just because you’ve been talking to a woman online doesn’t mean she owes you anything a few hours after you’ve met! Yes, Hazel is very pretty, but one “you’re gorgeous” is enough- if you keep saying that she knows that’s all you’re concerned about.  

Tariq was insanely creepy. He acts like he owns her. Team Hazel.

1 hour ago, fountain said:

Jon’s stress bugs me. I guess it sort explains to me why he hunted down an online long distance relationship as he just has so few coping skills. A baby crying from being tired and hungry stresses  you out so much you have to leave for tea? Lucy was pretty mild as far as babies go. IDK it just rubbed me all the wrong way. If Jon is that anxious he should seek help as he seems stressed too easily. Rachel went on an international flight and got stood up at the airport all with a baby and didn’t freak for even one second. 

Lucy let out one little adorable baby squawk and he was a shattered mess. She is a remarkably placid and chill baby. She only cried a little and seemed easily soothed. Jon apparently requires complete quiet and rest.

Rachel not only endured an international flight, airport standup, and coping with an unfamiliar city's public transport system, baby in tow, then she had to endure a three hour car ride! I would commit mayhem after all that. She too seems remarkably chill.

56 minutes ago, Miss Chevious said:

She sure wasn’t uncomfortable posting sexy photoshopped photos of herself with the eyes half closed come-hither look now, was she. These women have no problem with plastering themselves on internet dating sites but turn into super shy shrinking violets when meeting up in person. Naturally the guys think they’re hot to trot so get confused when they do.

So, she's asking for it? Does Tariq have a right to demand sex from her?

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29 minutes ago, PinkFlamingo said:

I found Jon losing his train of thought halfway through a slow sentence and then just staring off into space with an open mouthed look of child-like wonder fascinating.

He's the "quick to anger, slow in wit" type.

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I would put some fresh clean clothes into my overnight bag and once I arrived at the final airport I would go change and freshen up.  I cannot believe the outfits these people wear to meet people they've never seen before. First impressions mean a lot.  Angela was scary rushing at him like that, I'm surprised he didn't turn and run.  She had sweat stains on her cheap looking shirt and a well worn bra on full show.  And how did her feet smell after all those hours in those boots?  The lack of self awareness is incredible.  

On the other hand we have Darcy who wakes up perfect in full makeup, not one smudge or smear.  Reminded me of that movie where she has the one-nighter with a man but wakes up early to clean teeth and apply makeup before he wakes up.  And those mile high boots for the boat trip.  Yikes!

The Melissa late arrival.  No man would wait that long. I'm thinking TLC was busy negotiating with her re payment so he hung about.

I agree re comments about Kareeeny.  I honestly thought she was going to admit she's pregnant.  Her breasts are larger and she appears tired and worn out.  

The streets of America are not paved with gold.  I think that's the lesson some of these folks will learn if they ever arrive on these shores.     Still, Jon and Jesse probably want to remain in their own countries.

The most honest of them all is Hazel.  

 I know I'm being manipulated , but I am hooked and cannot wait until next week.

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7 minutes ago, AussieBabe said:

I think he explained that he had burned down his home for the insurance money. I believe it was episode 1. Either way it goes, he's not someone I'd want any of my daughters to marry. 

What? The family home? One where people were living? Setting fire to a house is not a small event. Karine's father must want to get her out of the house pretty badly to overlook that. 

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22 minutes ago, AussieBabe said:

I'm thinking Melissa younger than she's claiming and cakes on the make-up to look more mature. It's like when girls used to cake on make-up by the pound to look older and get into clubs. This new generation of teenagers come out of middle school smelling like Chanel No. 5 instead of having milk on their breaths and being wet behind the ears. I remember looking at prom pics when The Shade Room was posting them, and I was like these girls are 17 and 18? They look more mature than me with the contoured faces and cleavage baring dresses. She may be out of high school but probably barely. If she were to remove the make-up, she would look about the same age as Darcy's oldest daughter who is what 17? Yeah, I'm not banking on Melissa being whatever age she claims. I'm wondering if she had to sneak away from parents on a school night. (In all the pictures they showed of her, her mouth was closed, so he wouldn't have known about the braces.) Ricky, you didn't charm her. She couldn't wait to get away. You're saying I love you, and she's calling you a coward for being afraid of flying. Oh yeah. Charmed.

Angela seems like a nice person. I don't think she's ugly. I don't care for the fried blonde locks on anyone, though. She could stand to calm it down to a 5 and stop mauling at ol dude. Like I didn't understand why she kept falling on top of him. That made me uncomfortable. And I could've done without her doing her best mumma bird impresson and spitting the food in his mouth like a baby bird in next week's preview.

Rachel...is a dolt. Dingbat, you're in a foreign country, and your baby is probably jet lagged and in an unfamiliar place. So you decide to have her sleep on another level/in another room so you can get your rocks off. She probably wouldn't have been crying if she could've seen Rachel. And then Jon going to check on her. She doesn't know him, bird brain! 

I'm rooting for Hazel. I said it in the live thread chat, but I think they'll be fine. Probably like Matt and Alla where they have an understanding that it wasn't a love based marriage but one to better life for Max and Alla and Matt gets another wife. I can't imagine being separated from my child(ren) because I didn't have the financial means to support them. She's honest about wanting a better life. She very well might grow to love or be fond of Tarik. As long as their expectations are realistic and respect is mutual, do you and do it well.

I'm banking on Karine actually being pregnant. When she was sitting on the bed, there appeared to be a slight baby bump. Otherwise, the pregnancy-esque acne, larger breasts, and weight gain in her face/neck make little sense. She looks pregnancy pukey to me, too. And I don't understand why her father was so understanding. Her poor mum looked quite sad. I'm sorry that Pole is what she has to hitch her wagon to have a better life. You mean to tell me Pole is the best she could do? Do these two plan to communicate through translator apps forever? I guess you can exchange vows that way?

I think Darcy's kids are 12 and 13.  I was shocked,  they look older.   Course my son is 12, immature and tiny, so what do I know

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10 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

If Pole didn't spend all that money on the stuffies, he could have arranged for a notarized written translation for Karine's parents.

I don’t think Pole was all that interested in giving them specifics. He’s more about vagueness and generality and hoping their desperation is greater than his. 

Mom asked the best questions, but could have pressed harder for specifics. Family Karine needs to watch Judge Judy. 

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3 minutes ago, BradandJanet said:

What? The family home? One where people were living? Setting fire to a house is not a small event. Karine's father must want to get her out of the house pretty badly to overlook that. 

I really don't know. He just mumbled something about being suspected of burning down his home for the insurance money. I'd have to go re-watch the scene to quote him exactly. That's not OK under any circumstances. He went to jail for it, so obviously he took a plea or was guilty.

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Paul is so stupid he didn’t realize that the pregnancy test results were invalid if he didn’t supervise Kreenie actually taking it. She very well could be pregnant but she’ll try to pass the baby off as Paul’s Premie. 

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7 minutes ago, Azanscrazyhair said:

I think Darcy's kids are 12 and 13.  I was shocked,  they look older.   Course my son is 12, immature and tiny, so what do I know

Sweet baby Jesus. 12 and 13 makes sense. I wish Darcy would stop harping on him being a stepfather. Her daughters already have a father in the form of her ex-husband. He's barely older than the oldest child.

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10 hours ago, RedBagWithMakeup said:

Editing to add, I wonder how Tariq felt watching this and seeing that Hazel only views him as a ticket out.

As do 90% of the non-Americans on this show.  Their ticket to the American dream.  Except most of the Americans have no money without even thinking they will have to support their new spouses until they get a green card.  They are like teenagers who only think in the moment.  Why do they believe these people are in love with them already just by contact online?  They don't even consider why they really want to be with them. 

Sure wish they would leave the kids out of this.  These new spouses are not the solution to single parenthood! Bringing that baby over is insane...why not meet to see if there is anything there first without the kid?  She seems more into having a father for her kid than even a husband.  Please use birth control!

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16 minutes ago, Pondlass1 said:

On the other hand we have Darcy who wakes up perfect in full makeup, not one smudge or smear. 

She had to open the door for the camera crew, of course she put on her full face of slap first so they could film her "waking up."

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46 minutes ago, gavinmac said:

And do Larry and Tarik have the same travel agent?

And does landing in Manila turn American men into complete dorks?

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11 minutes ago, winsomeone said:

Maybe because of the language barrier, Karine doesn't notice just how odd Paul really is?

I was wondering the same thing. Just wait until she gets to America and notices other American men his age do not act geriatric, wear clothes that fit, and don't bring the entire pharmacy counter on a day trip.

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42 minutes ago, Pepper Mostly said:

 

So, she's asking for it? Does Tariq have a right to demand sex from her?

No, of course not. But most of the guys are thinking with their Johnsons and that's all they can think about. Especially when they go on and on about the object of their affections being "the love of their lives" and "can't wait to marry her and be a family". And in Tarik's case, does he even know Hazel has a son? So many of these idiots (male and female) are so ready to commit to a person that, let's face it, they barely know. They just want to meet them and instantly bang them!

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13 hours ago, guilfoyleatpp said:

Darcey's lips are actually crooked. I don't know if it's the fillers or the botox, but she can't get them to meet up correctly. That shamisen player at the park they were at was pretty bad. 

It's not botox. You can't put botox in your lower face.

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47 minutes ago, AussieBabe said:

Sweet baby Jesus. 12 and 13 makes sense. I wish Darcy would stop harping on him being a stepfather. Her daughters already have a father in the form of her ex-husband. He's barely older than the oldest child.

My sentiments exactly..I was dying of second hand embarrassment when they took the pic on the boat.  She says something along the line of your future stepkids!!!  

7 minutes ago, GoGamecox said:

Anyone else wonder if Karine actually did the pregnancy test or whether she just splashed some water on it or something?

Yes, yes I do. 

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52 minutes ago, Mr. Minor said:

And does landing in Manila turn American men into complete dorks?

The red flannel Elmer Fudd hat in the tropical Philippines heat makes spotting the dork in the room really easy.  A tank top after such a long trip?  He has to reek as well.....

1 hour ago, CoachWristletJen said:

Angela's bouncing boobs as she ran out of the terminal and when she was all over him with all those people watching?

As big as those things are it's a wonder she didn't have two black eyes.

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56 minutes ago, CoachWristletJen said:

And, there's the assumption: Buy him off with a few trinkets and have her way with him. Who cares what he thinks or how he feels? What makes her appearance all the more horrifying is that she's going there to have sex with the young man in exchange for the keys to the United States. That's the deal. I'm guessing he thinks she's wealthier than she actually is although to him even her trailer is a big move up.  The fact that our Angelas, Nicoles, and Pauls are our U.S. ambassadors to these remote places is what is truly, truly cringeworthy!

Hazel is a product of her environment and no doubt has a tragic story to tell. That being said, she's got a very emotionally dead air about her. And, they will probably seal the deal because he's horny and she's desperate to get out of the Philippines. Circumstances will mandate his leaving her alone with that autistic child, and that is truly frightening. The fact that Hazel matter-of-factly stated that she's selling herself to the highest bidder screams attachment disorder, and that's the best case scenario!

Michael and Hazel are the same person.  They just have different limits on what they are willing to do to get to America - or possibly have different ideas of what is the best strategy to achieve their goal. 

Michael knows that there is no way he can avoid having sex with her and still come to America.  He is closing his eyes and thinking of the green card.  He is probably also trying to decide if he can keep this up for the 2 years it will take to get permanent residency.  

Hazel knows that the best way to keep Tarik interested is to withhold sex.  (Plus I think she is genuinely disappointed in his appearance.)  The deadness is her trying to calculate if she can actually do this or if she needs to keep looking.

I think both Michael and Hazel are desperate and both Americans are coming off terribly as BOTH of them are simply buying "love."  Tarik especially - I did not realize he had only been speaking to her a couple weeks!

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12 hours ago, SevenCostanza said:
14 hours ago, DVDFreaker said:

I am laughing at Michael saying make yourself look younger, that is just mean

That was so funny.  Looks like next week he calls her fat.

Is he lying?  She does appear to be older than 52 and looks much older than that when standing next to him.  And yes, she could stand to lose a pound or two, but who among us couldn't?  That said, she is big and not just a little bit either.

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I don't understand how Rachel can not tend to her baby crying and let some man she DOES NOT KNOW tend to her baby.

Rachel has been taking care of Lucy for the last 8 months (and the 9 months of her pregnancy) all by herself and was probably thrilled that someone else was willing to get up and check on Lucy, regardless of his serial killer/ax murderer looks and his vacant stares into space. And is there no one who factors in jet lag and time difference with regard to Lucy?

I also have concerns about Rachel’s 7yo daughter, Ella. Maybe I am old school, but when I was raising my sons, they and their welfare came first. Always. I simply don’t get this looking for love and who gives a shit about how the kids fare (I’m looking at you Tarik, Darcy, Ricky). Apparently it never crosses their minds that a parent’s first responsibility is to his/her children.

Grangela would have been better off finding a male escort closer to home. Much cheaper in the long run. 

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I am probably the only one on here who likes Paul and Karine. I think they have the best shot of all these couples because they are similar ages and levels of attractiveness, and she seems calm and understanding of his neurosis. I do think he's stupid for not taking a portuguese class before coming over, and the fact that they don't speak the same language is super duper weird now that I think about it. The other couples can at least communicate without a translator. I take back what i said. 

I love me some Angela. I don't care that she's been on Maury twice, and is a ridiculous person who seems way too comfortable in her own skin. I would like to drink boxed wine with her. 

I do not care for Tariq. His main reason for going to the philippians was to use his dick, and i bet the second the cameras left he was all over poor, dead inside Hazel even though she made it clear she did not want to give it up just yet. 

I think Ricky is kind of cute and seems nice, but is obviously stupid for thinking a girl that young and pretty will do anything remotely physical with him. 

I'm over Darcy and Jesse. I do think she looks good compared to last season but it is so obvious that this man is not going to marry her. Plus I don't understand her pushing the step dad thing when her daughters are basically teenagers who are probably more mature than she is. They know what's up. They know this guy will probably never be their step dad.

I'm on the fence about the British guy, Jon. I think he may have lost some braincells fighting in bars because he seems slow. Plus it's really dumb that he didn't save some money for a hotel. 

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1 hour ago, winsomeone said:

Maybe because of the language barrier, Karine doesn't notice just how odd Paul really is?

Nah, a guy can only ask you to take so many pregnancy tests before you realize something is off....

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Omg, I weep for these children. All of them, the babies and the older ones. They all have parents with serious priorities out of place and I'm afraid of what these idiots are willing to bring in to their children's lives with barely knowing their "soulmates" themselves! Seeing exhausted baby Lucy was so sad to me. A perfect little beautiful baby that won't be "allowed" to cry. These children do not deserve this!

25 minutes ago, CafeAuLait said:

The red flannel Elmer Fudd hat in the tropical Philippines heat makes spotting the dork in the room really easy.  A tank top after such a long trip?  He has to reek as well.....

I don't know who looked worse getting off the plane, Tarik or Angela. Tarik telling Hazel how beautiful she is over and over again was so creepy. 

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Rachel and Jon- I don't think she's dumping Lucy on him because she doesn't want to deal with her. I think she is trying to help along her idea of them being a happy little family.  Yes, we think it's crazy if they just met, but he's been paying for daycare, she sent him the umbilical cord, etc.  She might be wrong, but I don't think it's because she doesn't care.  I was  happy to see him leave and go for a cup of tea with his mom when he was feeling stressed.  I work with young children with special needs and we, the staff, are always encouraged to pass a situation on the another if we ever are feeling stressed and need a break.

 

Angela and Michael- I do not need to hear about their sex life!  I don't mind them otherwise, though.  They both have certain things they want and if the other is okay with that, who am I to say that's not the right reason.  Up until recently, marriages were business arrangements to consolidate power with families.  I think Michael really is a Trump fan.  He's a loud brash businessman, who says he's rich.  That's Michael's dream.  He likely isn't aware of some of Trump's other comments.

 

Darcy and Jesse - Boring.  No one wants him to have a father-type relationship with her kids except Darcy.

 

Paul and Karine - Boring.  One of them at least needs to learn the other's language.  What is something happens to their devices one day???

 

Ricky - If Melissa is a nursing student, she could have homework.  I know lots of people who got braces as adults, because they never had the opportunity as kids.  So those two things alone don't bother me.  However, she has no interest in him.  She wants to go to night clubs, not raise his children.  He did not charm her.  She's not interested at all.

 

Tarek and Hazel - Again, I don't mind the idea of them as a couple, if they both are in agreement.  She wants someone to marry her and give her a better life.  He wants a younger, hot wife?  If they can both agree to that, why not?  The fact that they both have young children might give them a way to bond.  However, Tarek should not have assumed that one bed was fine when they just met.  Also, I think his five flights was the result of him buying a bunch of cheap, short flights and cobbling them together.  I would hate to travel that way and chances are high something will go wrong.  However, I have a friend who did it recently while travelling from the US to Greece and she loved it because she prefers shorter flights and she arranged it to have stops to visit friends in other places along the way.

 

Did I miss anyone?

Oops, forgot to add:  If I was travelling to another country to meet someone I had only known online, I would book myself into a hotel in the main city and get myself there.  Then I would shower and sleep and arrange to meet them the next day for coffee or lunch or something to see if we really hit it off in person and see where it went from there.

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12 hours ago, SabineElisabeth said:

Personally, and maybe this is partly relative... but I find Angela to be rather likable.  Yes, she could use a make over and some practice modulating her volume.  But, compared to the vapid, vacuous, self-absorbed people that comprise almost everyone else on this show, I would choose to spend time with Angela, who seems genuine, authentic, and has at least some self-awareness, any day of the week. 

Yes, Mr. Kickboxer and I were saying the same thing about Angela. She would be a fun pool-hall, dive bar buddy. Michael was pretty funny with his comments, remember she called him a 'chunky baby' first LOL.  I liked this episode, at least a lot of things happened. Was surprised to see Ricky's catfish Melissa show up, she is a perfect example of the difference between those snapchat-filtered pictures and reality. Not saying she is unattractive, but those altered pics don't do anyone favors, if meeting in person is an expected result. Of course, I don't think she expected him to show up in love either.

Darcy's face is just fascinating, I spend all of her scenes trying to figure out the myriad ways she has altered herself. So weird the way Jesse blathers on about wanting a 'natural' woman but I guess that is his way of being passive-aggresive towards her.. 

 

Jon and Lucy's mom are a cute couple, size compatible but I was waiting with bated breath to see if she would EVER take a damn shower. Finally in the bedroom scene she looked cleaner. Maybe the worried Mother Jon didn't offer her a shower right away. So many worried parents in this epi too! I loved the facial expressions of Family Karine while Paul was attempting to explain his criminal past, until they decided he would still be acceptable. Wish they all would have sent him and his 10,000 foot lockers packing. 

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15 hours ago, usernameG said:

Carlton aka Tariq needs needs to get the family Chantel on the phone. His lady is admittedly trying to harvest the American dollar.

Yaaaaas!!! We call him Carlton too.  My mom also said she was harvesting the American dollar!  

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Did Jesse say something to the effect that he needs to manage Darcy's expectations and blah blah blah and then he gives her written love note??? No wonder Darcy's all confused.

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I used to try to convince myself that I wouldn't watch the new season of any of the 90 Day shows...I'm weak though and have totally abandoned that thinking and now I feel as though TLC is obligated to keep up with the series forever and with limited breaks between its various forms and seasons. 

 

Help me. 

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TLC really hit the jackpot with Big Ang and Michael. I can't lie I was afraid of MAGA Angela having a reckless mouth and spouting off racist stereotypes about Africa - living in huts, poverty, jungles, AIDS, etc., but she hasn't come out of her face with anything like that - YET (or the producers have mercy on her and edited it out). It is Michael's mouth - and there is nothing reckless about it. His English is flawless, he picks his words carefully and he knows exactly WTF he is saying. How many ways can he say she is bossy, manly and loud! 

The cheers and clapping of the Nigerians at the airport when Big Ang greeted accosted Michael was everything.  He was probably crowned King of all Scammers for his accomplishment. 

Did Family Karine harvest the American dollar? Their place looks a lot nicer and more modern than I last remember. 

I will be the cheese that stands alone. I did think that Rachel and Jon's 1st meeting demonstrated a chemistry. It just got awkward when they got to his house. However, Rachel ain't shit for putting her infant daughter in potential perilous situations with no backup plan and no money.   Completely dependent on a dude she barely knows, who has a violent past. What an idiot. 

How far was that drive from London to Weston? It was light out when they left the city and pitch black when they got there. 

Tarik chose a flight to Manila with 5 connecting flights? What in Priceline hell?!?! I have never heard such a thing. I think I would give up by layover 3. 

There is such a sad resigned aura that surrounds Hazel. 

1 hour ago, PinkFlamingo said:

I found Jon losing his train of thought halfway through a slow sentence and then just staring off into space with an open mouthed look of child-like wonder fascinating.

Jon did play American football. Perhaps he got sacked one to many times?

57 minutes ago, winsomeone said:

Maybe because of the language barrier, Karine doesn't notice just how odd Paul really is?

I still don't understand how neither's command of their partner's native language has improved a single iota. Paul, who has access and money, is the worst offender. He can't invest in Rosetta Stone or some other language course to learn Brazilian Portuguese? His answer to the language barrier is to get a better cellphone and download a text to speech translation app. 

Speaking of language, I watch with closed captioning and the show captioned Karine as speaking Spanish. Huh?

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52 minutes ago, blueorchid said:

I am probably the only one on here who likes Paul and Karine. I think they have the best shot of all these couples because they are similar ages and levels of attractiveness, and she seems calm and understanding of his neurosis.

Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but even with Karine not looking her best she is far better looking than Paul. Give her access to cosmetics and hair treatments and she will be gorgeous. Paul looks like one of those creepy types who fantasize about shooting women who won’t have sex with them. Paul rubs me the wrong way- I don’t think he’s stable. Also ARSON. 

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11 minutes ago, islandgal140 said:

How far was that drive from London to Weston? It was light out when they left the city and pitch black when they got there. 

It's 150 miles, a 3 hour ride. It was December, so getting dark early is expected, but why didn't they spend the first night somewhere outside of London? I realize hotels are quite pricey, but even a hostel or Air BnB room would have given Rachel a chance to get cleaned up, rest and some privacy for their, ahem..."first time"...before traveling to meet Jon's Mum the next day. 

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2 hours ago, gavinmac said:

Tarik doing the whole "What's going on? The condo I booked only has one bed? I had no idea" thing was a classless move.

Not to defend him too much, but when I was looking at AirBnBs for Dad & I's trip to London at Christmas, I found several that were listed as "2 bed" (because I love my dad, but we're not creepy) only to read the fine print and discover that the second bed was a loveseat that flipped out, a futon, or, in one listing, a bedroll stored in a closet. I almost booked the bedroll room since it was super close to where we wanted to be and it was one of the cheapest rates I had found, but then I checked the fine print because Dad wanted to see the second bed. He would have been fine with a loveseat or a futon, but the idea of a thin mattress on the tile floor? Nope. Ended up finding a reasonably priced "American" hotel (so he could have his hot breakfast every morning and I could have WiFi) for only like $15 US more.

 

That also goes for Jon and Rachel. There are plenty of places in London (and outside of the center of London) where they could have gotten a hotel for a single night, spent the next day seeing London without dragging her stuff around, and then driven to his home. She would have gotten sleep, Lucy would have been settled in the time zone, and chances are, Jon could have seen Lucy's routines making him less "stressed".

 

13 minutes ago, islandgal140 said:

How far was that drive from London to Weston? It was light out when they left the city and pitch black when they got there. 

Assuming he was parked at Paddington Station (which it looked like he wasn't), Weston-super-Mare is at least 2 1/2 hours away. This was also filmed around Christmas, judging by the Christmas tree seen at St. Paul's Cathedral when they passed it and the tree at Rachel's house. It gets dark quick at night. I was there from Boxing Day until New Year's Eve and we were surprised how fast it became absolutely pitch black outside in the evenings.

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2 hours ago, magemaud said:

Paul is so stupid he didn’t realize that the pregnancy test results were invalid if he didn’t supervise Kreenie actually taking it. She very well could be pregnant but she’ll try to pass the baby off as Paul’s Premie. 

also, not being pregnant does not equal not fooling around.  Not accusing her, but one is not the same as the other. 

2 hours ago, winsomeone said:

Maybe because of the language barrier, Karine doesn't notice just how odd Paul really is?

that's a good point.  Accents and whatnot are distracting.  Like an English accent (Jon) covers a lot of problems.  

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1 hour ago, EllaDisco said:

However, Tarek should not have assumed that one bed was fine when they just met.

I don't think he did.  As I recall, he offered to sleep on the sofa and she insisted they share the bed because the sofa was too tiny...but put up the barriers.  

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2 hours ago, GoGamecox said:

Anyone else wonder if Karine actually did the pregnancy test or whether she just splashed some water on it or something?

Not only that....Paul didn't know how to read the results. She could have been lying, and there is, indeed, a baby. One that will be very premature.

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2 hours ago, magemaud said:

Paul is so stupid he didn’t realize that the pregnancy test results were invalid if he didn’t supervise Kreenie actually taking it. She very well could be pregnant but she’ll try to pass the baby off as Paul’s Premie. 

Even stupider- he didn't know how to read the results on the stick! She messed with his head (or started out with the truth) by saying yes she was pregnant, and then reversed the story on him. Very hilarious part of the show imo. 

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14 minutes ago, Granny58 said:

also, not being pregnant does not equal not fooling around.  Not accusing her, but one is not the same as the other. 

that's a good point.  Accents and whatnot are distracting.  Like an English accent (Jon) covers a lot of problems.  

Does Paul think the only possible result of two people having sex is getting pregnant?  Like, he seems to think that if she's pregnant, it means she cheated and if not, well then it must not be true.  HELLO!  What about STDs?  What about yeah they had sex and used protection?   Is he stupid??

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6 minutes ago, Kickboxer said:
3 hours ago, magemaud said:

Paul is so stupid he didn’t realize that the pregnancy test results were invalid if he didn’t supervise Kreenie actually taking it. She very well could be pregnant but she’ll try to pass the baby off as Paul’s Premie. 

Even stupider- he didn't know how to read the results on the stick! She messed with his head (or started out with the truth) by saying yes she was pregnant, and then reversed the story on him. Very hilarious part of the show imo. 

After he said he wanted her to take the pregnancy test and she got angry and walked off, she was talking on her phone. Probably calling someone and saying "This a-hole is insisting I take a pregnancy test, NOW what do I do?" and got the advice to fake the results. Or maybe she asked Brazilian Siri. 

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1 minute ago, Nancybeth said:

Does Paul think the only possible result of two people having sex is getting pregnant?  Like, he seems to think that if she's pregnant, it means she cheated and if not, well then it must not be true.  HELLO!  What about STDs?  What about yeah they had sex and used protection?   Is he stupid??

Yes, yes he is.

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