Last week, Varya Malina tried to un-dodge a bullet by flying to Tennessee to surprise Geoffrey Paschel. That is when she met Mary Wallace.
On this week's 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Varya and Mary went head to head over a man who deserves neither of them.
Geoffrey had proposed to Varya while in Russia, but she turned him down.
This was a relief to viewers who have read the police reports from the list of Geoffrey's exes accusing him of unspeakable violence.
Varya, however, wanted to continue dating. It was Geoffrey who ended things, flying back to Knoxville.
There, he and his friend Mary began a relationship just weeks after his proposal to Varya.
Varya had hoped that her arrival on Geoffey's doorstep would be a romantic surprise.
Instead, she found another woman at his house. Mary asked her"Who are you?”
Varya retorted. “Who am I?" It was an intense situation.
"I did not know she was coming," Geoffrey assured Mary. "I had no idea."
"It’s been weeks since getting back from Russia," Geoffrey explained for context in the confessional.
"And," he added, "I haven’t talked to Varya the whole time."
She, in the mean time, had apparently been sending him texts ... but Geoffrey had not responded.
One can only imagine what producers said or arranged to make sure that all parties involved were surprised.
Geoffrey declared that he was not “ready” to see Varya again.
Apparently, he was still nursing his ego after Varya turned down his proposal.
“I feel really really bad," Geoffrey claimed.
We don't know for sure that Geoffrey is actually capable of empathizing with women, but he sure knew the right things to say.
"This whole situation is not fair to Mary because this is not her fault,” Geoffrey pointed out.
Correct. He was the one who moved on right away. And Varya was the one who showed up unannounced.
“I’m sure Mary has a lot of choice words that she could say," he said, "because I had told her Varya’s done, we’re over with."
"And now, Varya’s at my door," Geoffrey acknowledged.
Mary admitted that she was “literally shaking” because of the surprise and complexity of the situation.
She told viewers that she didn't “really understand what’s going on right now.”
“It’s embarrassing, I feel like a fool,” she admitted through tears to the camera.
Mary added: “I feel extremely foolish and I don’t like feeling this way. It’s not fair."
Varya was upset too, and called Mary a "bitch" as Mary left with her things.
Mary turned back towards the house, which led to further hostility from Varya.
"Did you leave your panties here?" Varya taunted.
People do not act on their best behavior when under stress. Who knew?
Geoffrey then humble-bragged about the "two women" in his life, each eager for attention from him.
“Varya came all the way from Russia to try to reenergize our relationship where it’s fell out," he said.
Geoffrey added: "I mean our relationship has completely fallen off."
"And then you have Mary," he noted, "that’s completely innocent in this."
"I can’t believe this girl is here. She doesn’t want to let him go,” Varya lamented to the camera.
“That irritates me," she admitted.
"She wants a war?" Varya asked. "She will get the war."
War or not, let's hope that both women remain safer than Geoffrey's last ex-girlfriend.