Newlyweds – The First Year – Episode Two Recap by JustSoMercedes
OK I need to tell on myself. I watched the latest episode on my lunch hour at work and wrote my notes and I left them on my desk!!! Ahhhh so I’m going at this blind but I recall the good stuff. So last we left our newlyweds everything was all find and dandy as they entered into wedded bliss. Well now the wedding is over, the dress is packed, and now everything changes though nothing has changed.
Kirk & Laura – OK, these two are going to make me crazy I can see it now. He wants his toys and hobbies but doesn’t realize that marriages are partnerships. She thinks she can change him! She was with him for four years and thinks she can now get him to do housework and care about more than just his aquarium. I am a firm believer in getting the major points established PRIOR to marriage and they just were together and had a wedding but didn’t really talk about a marriage. Laura does sweet things like cook breakfast in bed for Kirk. Hey, I can’t wait for someone to do that for me. Does anybody know any hot single guys?!? Help a sista out!! Laura also wants Kirk to go to the grocery store – Kirk looked like Laura was speaking Chinese. Kirk shows Laura his huge investment in a beautiful exotic aquarium. I have always wanted one of those but they are very expensive to maintain and I don’t have the room. For Laura all she sees is money instead of a fish when it gets flushed down the toilet. Kirk sees a hobby – an expensive hobby. He even had to get sneaky when he went to the fish store to pick up a new friend for the tank. Laura busts him on the way home. His face was priceless…but at least Laura knows he’s a bad liar, which works to her benefit in the future. She gets pissed when he takes too long coming home and she needs help getting ready to have guests over. There she is justified in being upset. She is also justified by sitting down and trying to talk some sense into Kirk about taking some time to pay off the wedding and get a budget together before he buys a Corvette. I mean where do the baby things go? It sounds like they need to have a discussion about more than just the car. Kirk seems pretty set on the fact that he is done having children and I cannot believe that they didn’t discuss it. Or maybe they have, but Laura thought she could change him. I’m going with the latter. Lets see if Kirk gets his baby or Laura gets her baby first.
Erik & Nadine – I’m being super honest when I say I cannot stand Nadine and I would not be surprised if they admit that maybe they rushed into things. But to her credit, I think it’s sweet that she is trying to get into some of Erik’s hobbies like Star Trek and dressing up for Comic Con. Their honeymoon looks beautiful and what a great perk to be able to get a lot comped in order for Nadine to do some writing. They travel to Hong Kong, Austalia and New Zealand. It looked magical but the giant spider is a big fat NOPE for me!! While they were in Hong Kong cows just magically started walking down the street. Nobody seemed to be bothered by them. They probably belonged to a Buddhist monistary or a farm nearby. Sidenote – my great grandfather had a farm with lots of cows. Every day they would be let out to graze and knew when to come home at the end of the day. You would see them walking through the town going into their pasture. The cows literally came home!! So that is why I wasn’t so surprised to see the cow. Erik decided to pet the cow….and Nadine’s head explodes!! She is freaking out!! While I totally understand that there are exotic things people can get traveling abroad but you can also get really sick just eating the local food as well. If they did their research I’m sure a Fodor’s guide would tell them what to watch out for. Washing your hands and using some hand sanitizer could have helped make the stupid argument totally avoidable. So Nadine flips out over him petting the cow and handing a tote bag over to her. They begin to bicker and I have no coined them the Bickersons because this isn’t the last we will see of senseless arguing. And I was right!! They are about to go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef….AMAZING!! Nadine in her talking head says that isn’t #1 on her hit parade of things to do, but is doing this for Erik. As they are preparing for their dive it turns out that Nadine recently had a chest infection that doesn’t make diving at this time a good idea. CUE THE STANK FACE!! I think in Nadine’s mind she wanted Erik to not go because she can’t. Well that didn’t happen and something tells me that resentment is going to follow them back to the hotel. It looked beautiful in the reef….so jelly!! I hope these two can get it together.
Sam & Laura – These two!! All of a sudden it was like Laura found her voice. So we see the beautiful estate that Sam’s mother left for Sam and her brother. It’s used as an investment property to generate income. Her brother hasn’t really been doing everything he should to maintain the property the way a proper manager should so Sam has now delegated the responsibility to Laura. Well I shouldn’t say delegated, this is now her job and she draws a salary from it. Good for her! That doesn’t sit well with Sam’s brother, as those 2 can’t stand each other. Also added to the mix is Sam’s dad who we learn served time in jail for a Ponzi scheme. Because of that he has been barred from any legal opinion regarding administering his wife’s estate. So the opinion he gives about spending too much on the outside bbq doesn’t really hold much water with anyone. Things take a crazy turn when they sit down for dinner and Laura and Sam’s brother get into a shouting match. It gets worse when they name call. Not OK. They are family now and they need to learn how to resolve issues maturely and not by lobbing insults at each other. If they can’t resolve it like adults Sam is going to have to sit down with the both of them and give them the what for. I think they are a great couple but too many outside issues are getting in the way.
Toi & Rouvan – We begin with the combining of closets and going through and getting rid of the “single” clothes. Rouvan wants Toi to get rid of some of her sexier dresses. They look great on her but that “Vegas” dress belonged back in the early 2000’s. Very, very dated. I know she wants to hold on to that part of her life to remind her of L.A. and all the potential they have as a couple. I think Toi feels like they could become stagnant staying in Hayward. You can tell she misses the city life. I don’t blame her. Toi is a little disappointed her hair extension business isn’t doing quite as well as she would have liked. She thinks its because people in Hayward aren’t stylish. While I can’t entirely disagree with her on this, I don’t think it’s the sole reason. I think the core group of people who need weaves and extensions don’t live in Hayward or anywhere close. I’m happy to see them have “date nights” so they can reconnect and just have a nice night to themselves, even though they don’t have any kids at home. Having it be just the two of them could become monotonous so I’m glad to see them get away. Their dinner looked delicious. I LOVE ME SOME GOOD FOOD!! At dinner Rouvan springs it on Toi that he has to leave out of town on business. Toi is disappointed, but she handled it well. I like that she got up with him to see him off.
Next Week: Please do not let Nadine get pregnant. No offense, but they need to be married and together, just the two of them! Toi looks for ways to spice up the marriage. And I misplaced my notes so I can’t remember what happens to everyone else….Ugh, until next week.
Thanks again for all the welcome comments. I do read them. Also I wanted to share the reason why I was so late with my blog last week was because I got my first acceptance letter to LAW SCHOOL!!! I’m now in the nail biting process of waiting to see if I get in to the other schools I applied to.