Hazel assures her that it's fine
She shares that it's her idea. As fans know, Hazel has been out as bi online for years, with some wonderful support from Tarik. At home, however, she was closeted. One of her sisters is bi and her parents reacted very negatively. It is always awful when people face inexcusable bigotry from their families.
Angela did warn that jealousy could be a factor
It's true -- just like monogamy isn't for everyone, polyamory isn't for everyone either. Some people do get jealous -- and Hazel shares Angela's worries that she'll be concerned, just as she was when they tried to date Minty (though there were special circumstances there).
Jovi Dufren and Yara Zaya
Yara is pregnant and not having a great day, but that night, she and Jovi are going to a "small" engagement party
Jovi's behavior has her on edge
He left her alone for half of the day at his parents' house so that he could go drinking with friends. If he wants to spend time out with friends, that would be one thing, but leaving Yara to spend that time at his parents' house is ... not thoughtful.
That matter is not resolved
But Yara has to put on a happy face for the party ... one that is going to be much larger than she imagined
Yara is so good at being polite
She praises the party to Gwen, Jovi's mom.
Internally, she's screaming
When Yara imagines a small party, she thinks of ... you know, a small party. This is 50 people or more, but she gives Gwen the benefit of the doubt.
They share a "romantic" dance
While Gwen looks on and says that she sees that they're really in love with each other, Yara is quietly scolding Jovi. It's an amazing moment of juxtaposition.
Jovi claims to not know what's wrong
This is, again, the fundamental problem that they've had from day one -- they are different people with different ideas about what is polite, what is rude, and what a partner owes to the other. Jovi isn't intentionally being rude, but the fact that he keeps upsetting Yara without knowing what he did wrong is a sign of incompatibility.
But Yara praises Gwen
She compliments the party, the food, and is generally a very sweet person to her future mother-in-law.
Jovi shares the news
Yara is pregnant!
Gwen reacts with astonishment and then delight, confessing to the camera that it was the best news of the night.
Then things turn sour
Jovi just straight-up disappears to drink even more than before, leaving his bride-to-be alone at a party of his friends and family.
Yara's not happy
Outside, beyond the earshot of his family, Yara talks about how even his friends acknowledged to her that Jovi had blown her off.
Jovi initially seemed to think that she was just teasing him, as she sometimes does, but Yara is genuinely worried about her future. She's pregnant and he is once again drunk and blowing her off. That doesn't paint a pretty picture of their future together.
Jovi gets fed up
Blitzed out of his mind, he says "I'm done" and walks off.
Rebecca Parrott and Zied Hakimi
It's the day after their dinner with her daughter and her daughter's friends, and they're still experiencing some fallout from, well, Rebecca's jealousy over that one very pretty girl, Hannah, being friendly to Zied.
They want to fix things
But there are two things at play. First, Zied's concept of what might or might not be flirty is completely different from an American one. He took Hannah's offer as she meant it -- literally, she would help him move furniture. Second, Rebecca is jealous, and also self-conscious of her age and how it looked like she was essentially getting made a fool of on camera.
"Just say no"
Rebecca tells Zied that, in the future, if any woman offers to help him or do something for him, he should just say "no." That is ... a little extreme.
They're going to meet Rebecca's son
Her son, Brandon, and his wife, Kirsten are there. And so is one of Rebecca's grandchildren.
She has five, in fact
It's a little weird for a lot of viewers to hear Zied, a 27-year-old man, be called "grandpa," though of course it doesn't make a lick of difference to small kids. When you're little, 30 and 60 are essentially the same.
Brandon is much more positive about Zied
He says that Zied was a little awkward and reserved, but he can more than understand that from a guy who was until very recently living his entire life in Tunisia.
Zied was great with the grandkids
He also noted how he misses his niblings (nieces and nephews), as his sister's kids were almost like his own.
Here's another of Rebecca's worries
She has some understandable insecurities, as she cannot give Zied biological children -- her actual children being his age -- and she wants to know if wanting kids is going to make him tire of the marriage in the future.
"Every man in the world wants children"
Zied's line is probably taken a little out of context -- but clearly, he doesn't want to dwell on this, because he loves Rebecca.
Mike Youngquist and Natalie Mordovtseva
They have only 30 days left to get married, and let's see ... they don't have concrete wedding plans, Natalie doesn't have an engagement ring, and Mike says that he isn't sure that he's in love with her right now. Great job, guys!
Natalie is hurt
Their couples counseling was supposed to help, but instead it brought out truths that neither she nor Mike had faced before this.
Natalie wants therapy for herself
She has a zoom call with a therapist, to whom she shares her concerns -- including the belief that Mike cheated on her before, as was brought up at the Tell All. Mike spent the night sleeping on a friend's couch right before her wedding, and contrary to the plans that they'd had, the woman's fiance (now husband) was not there.
Natalie feels that this is at the root of many of their issues
Though Mike has categorically denied that he slept with this friend (they've never even dated -- they were once roommates, and view each other as family), that has never persuaded Natalie ... who decides to bring it up with Mike.
Time for another interrogation
Natalie brings up Mike's non-affair with Sara, while Mike brushes his cat (I LOVE THE CAT).
"You lied to me"
It's impossible to reason with someone who has already decided that they know what is true and what is false, because the prosecutor is also the jury. That's Mike's situation.
Why is Natalie so adamant?
According to Mike, in Ukraine, it's unusual for men and women to be friends. That sounds like a nightmare, but it's believable -- cultures can vary all over the world, and Ukraine is known to hold to rigid gender roles and divisions (it's considered improper for men and women to shake hands). As Mike notes, men and women being friends is extremely normal in America.
Natalie is angry
She's convinced that Mike cheated and is now lying about it.
She wants a confession and apology
Natalie says that if Mike would simply confess to having slept with Sara, and explain how it happened, she would forgive him and they could move on. But if he didn't sleep with her ... how in the world can he do that?
Mike turns the tables
He notes that she has jealousy issues, describing some incidents where the two have gone out to dinner only for her to chastise him outside of the restaurant for being too friendly with a waitress while ordering. This may also be a cultural difference but ... that sounds miserable.
Natalie gets weird
Why is it that when they argue, Natalie sometimes turns it into weird insults? From the IQ thing to the "low class" stuff to now, this?