She's a little nervous
But Yara has a very positive attitude about it, correctly noting that if they don't like her, this will be their problem, not hers
"Everyone should like me, love me" is such a good like. She's cracking a smile as she says it but she's had a number of good lines that are nothing short of inspirational this season, and this is one of them.
Again, Gwen wants a reception
She insists that it's "Cajun tradition," as if the whole entire world doesn't have celebrations following weddings. Meanwhile, Yara wants a small Vegas wedding with Jovi because it would be unfair or downright cruel to have a wedding with only one party's family there.
Yara also opens up about her past
She describes having become briefly engaged just once before Jovi. She says that she received a ring but it never got far enough to involve family. Four months after breaking it off, she met Jovi.
Yara admits that she feels sad feeling alone in New Orleans. She can't just go see friends or family, Jovi is out of town, and Yara is an outgoing gal. She is even starting to feel depressed.
She was exercising regularly, but
Yara had to stop working out because she is suddenly feeling sick. Now, if a lightbulb clicked for you at that line, you're not alone. When Yara described her symptoms to a friend back in Ukraine, her friend suggested that she get a pregnancy test.
Could she be pregnant?
Jovi isn't in town, Yara is feeling a lot of uncertainty, and she has some pregnancy-related trauma from her miscarriage and the aftermath back in Europe. This is not what she wants right now. Next week, she'll find out if she's pregnant.
Rebecca Parrott and Zied Hakimi
Rebecca shows Zied her spacious but largely empty apartment, explaining that she will have to rent a truck and move her furniture in there. Zied simply says that things are "amazing" and that it's not an issue.
Like everyone else who just finished an intercontinental flight, Zied is ready to rest. It didn't help that he got grilled so much at dinner.
About that ...
Rebecca still does not have a real bed set up, as her furniture is in storage.
Rebecca is nervous
After everything, she is afraid that Zied will get cold feet. (Also, her hairstyle changes during her camera time, so clearly she provided commentary in multiple takes on multiple days)
The next morning ...
The two of them wake up and share a kiss on camera, which is very sweet to see.
But Rebecca has to go to work
She would love to spend Zied's first day in America with him, but she just paid for the K-1 visa, she's the one paying for the apartment, and it will be months before Zied can work. She has to put her responsibilities first. (And remember, 90 Day Fiance pays its stars very poorly)
Zied tries to make breakfast
He is home alone but seems to find his way around the kitchen well enough. We've seen worse -- like Natalie's near run-in with bleach while doing laundry.
He video chats his mom
He explains that Rebecca is at work. His mother seems unimpressed with his living situation for the moment. Whatever we viewers may think of her questions and comments, it is clear that Zied really misses her.
When Rebecca gets home ...
The two exchange gifts. He then asks if it will be feasible to visit his family in the autumn, but Rebecca reminds him that with his visa, it will be more like a year. She is afraid that if he's homesick already, her plans for the future could fall apart.
Tarik Myers and Hazel Cagalitan
In what must have been very early March of 2020, Tarik and Hazel are the only two diners wearing masks on Virginia Beach.
In many Asian countries, it is normal to wear a mask during flu season or when one is sick to avoid spreading a disease, but she knows that it is considered "weird" in the US. At this point in March, people were still being discouraged from wearing masks ... in what turned out to be a deliberate lie to give hospitals time to stock up on PPE. It still wasn't enough time, unfortunately, and may have cost lives.
Hazel is enjoying the view
Just weeks before most of the country goes into lockdown, Hazel does not mind the sight of beautiful women in bikinis at the beach.
She has never come out to her family
Hazel says that she was always afraid to be herself at home in the Philippines, and only ever dated men because of her parents.
They are very religious
A person being very religious doesn't always mean that they are biphobic or homophobic -- there are lots of religions and lots of beliefs within individual faiths -- but in this case, Hazel has real fears of rejection.
She worries that they'll stop loving her
That is a horrible fear that is not limited to Hazel, her family, or her country of origin. Bigotry can reach far and wide.
Fortunately, Tarik is supportive
He is encouraging of Hazel's desire to be herself and live openly, and he is also encouraging of her quest to find a girlfriend.
They tried that once, with Minty
However, Minty was Tarik's ex -- so not only did they already have a bond without Hazel, but they could both speak Thai in front of Hazel, which left her feeling left out. She tells Tarik that she did look at his phone and saw that he had reached out to Minty. However, it doesn't look like her response to Tarik's big secret was as bad as he imagined it would be.
Tarik would have every right to be unhappy
Some couples allow each other to go through their phones, but it's normally a huge invasion of privacy. Tarik says that he's not mad that she did it, just unhappy that she felt the need to. Tarik is a good dude.
There's one little relationship hitch
Because Ari sleeps in Tarik's bed, she sometimes seems to get a little jealous when Hazel and Tarik kiss -- immediately glomping him with a hug. It also has led to a lack of privacy.
She needs her own room
Ari actually has a bedroom, but Tarik has used it for storage in some areas and it's mostly just a play room. Ari is growing up, Hazel gave up her entire life to live with Tarik, and every child deserves their own bedroom and needs to learn to sleep alone eventually. So with that in mind, they resolve to set it up nicely for Ari when she is next at her mom's. This is a genuinely good thing for everyone involved ... but Ari might not like it.
Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva
Natalie has been living in Mike's remote home in rural Washington for one month. She and the cat seem to have bonded, at least.
If you could summarize her relationship with Mike ...
Natalie is increasingly desperate to know the location of the engagement ring that Mike gave to her in Ukraine ... the one that she returned to him (we're putting that delicately) at the end of that trip.
She ransacks the house
Okay, she just searches every cabinet and everything for it. Eventually, she finds a safe, concludes that the ring must be in there, and let's it rest. This girl is going stir-crazy.
Mike is home!
He arrives home and gives Natalie a kiss. It's a cute, tender moment ... the last one in this episode.
Mike's initial ideas are immediately shot down by Natalie, who is seriously pushing Mike to adopt her diet.
Wait, now pasta is out, too?
See, for her, it's not just about forbidding Mike from eating once-living animals (except for seafood, which is apparently okay by her even though industrial fishing is far more devastating to the environment than eating livestock), it's about controlling Mike and making him lose weight.
How about shrimp and rice?
Mike suggest stir fry, but Natalie wants to steam everything -- "I don't want you to fry it." Mike's attempt to explain what stir fry is does not seem to work.
Natalie just doesn't see the problem
She lists the ways in which she is trying to micromanage his life as if they were virtues, a clear sign that the two of them are not on the same page at all.
Natalie gets mean
"Okay, you will never lose weight" would be a cruel thing for a high school bully to say to someone. It's not something that a partner should say to another.