Though a recent sneak peek at the 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way Tell All revealed that Evelin totally forgot to wear her ring, the real drama had yet to be revealed.
As you'll see in our detailed recap of Part 1 of the Tell All, Ronald totally flips out at one point.
Evelin and Corey's drama spikes when it's revealed that their so-called "friend" has been trying to drive them apart for months.
Jenny is so brokenhearted about Sumit but she still holds out hope that he'll participate in the special.
And Aladin and Laura's drama explodes as they reveal the secret motive that tore their marriage apart.
Take a look below and brace yourself for Part 2.
First thing's first
Before any of the drama happened, Deavan is virtually unrecognizable. We get the impression that she opted for a spray tan to appear less ghostly on television. We thought that she looked great before, but maybe it's the stage lighting.
And here comes Tiffany
She reveals that she gave birth to her child with Ronald just three weeks before the Tell All was filmed. Okay, wow.
Now the drama starts
Paul notes how Corey has agreed to make all of these life changes for Evelin -- supplying money, learning a new language and embracing the local culture, and also getting more fit. Corey sheepishly replies that, in return, Evelin has agreed to marry him. Paul's face in response ... well, we don't always see things from Paul's side, but we're with him on this. There's an imbalance.
Now it's time to go to the stage
Deavan does genuinely look great, and we are not at all shading her when we point out how different she looks.
Everybody's on stage
Note that not everyone's significant other is there. In fact, right now, only Jihoon is there in person.
That's what the screens are for
Real-time video chatting is for more than just long-distance jiggy jiggy, which allows people who can't get visas (or can't afford to attend) to speak alongside their fiances.
Poor Jenny ...
Everyone feels sorry for Jenny, because she was lied to for years about Sumit's marriage. She also admits that she will be heartbroken to her core if Sumit does not participate in the episode.
Host Shaun Robinson expertly stirs the pot
She asks the fiances if Americans are "spoiled," in this case just meaning if they're accustomed to utilities working all of the time, and Evelin definitely and vocally agrees.
Aladin pipes up
He says that Americans complain. First of all, we're sure that Laura does. Second of all, don't most people complain when things aren't right? Whatever -- Shaun's question was very good because it would prompt a reaction from everyone, including viewers. Including me.
Ronald is not exactly selling South Africa
Apparently in South Africa, you have to buy your own data -- it sounds like you have to do this even for internet? Folks, this is why legislation like net neutrality is important. I think that I'd rather play on one of those broken-glass-littered playgrounds than pay for chunks of data in my own home.
Aladin again takes aim at Laura
Shaun singles him out, and he says that Laura is "Mr. Complain." Ah, yes, the lesser-known and less successful cousin of Mr. Clean. He also tells everyone that in Qatar, WiFi is not an issue like it apparently is in Ecuador and South Africa.
On to everyone's most painful moments, especially Jenny's
Had Jenny known that Sumit was married, that would have been the end of the relationship when the wedding took place, if not before. Instead, he didn't tell her, precisely because of how she would react. (Also, forget learning a new culture and language, but I just could not move to a country where smoking indoors is considered normal, as that's what Sumit's doing in this scene)
Shaun asks for a show of hands
Who was surprised to learn that Sumit was married? Hands shoot up -- including, of course, poor Jenny's.
Then Corey starts voicing his concerns to Tiffany
Corey brings up Ronald's "addictions" (he has a gambling addiction, singular) and his concerns that maybe Ronald is aiming for a Green Card ... in a very roundabout way (that just might work). In Corey's defense, given his cultural and religious background, he may be overly cautious about people's bad habits.
Ronald did not handle it well
He gets up, and for moments it's unclear whether ROnald is trying to get his mic to work or trying to disconnect the webcam. The guy needs to chill.
He calms down and lectures Corey
One gambling addiction, that he has worked on, does not disqualify him from being a husband or father. That's very fair.
Enter the jiggy jiggy
The infamous scene in which Aladin flipped out over Laura's purple vibrator comes back to haunt everyone. Aladin felt that it insulted his masculinity, his sexual prowess, and his culture. Laura just wanted to have an orgasm during sex.
Tiffany cheers her on
Obviously, there's a reason that sex toys are sometimes called "marital aids." Having sex is not the same as enjoying it, which is not the same as getting the most out of it.
Evelin pipes up
She says that she and Corey also use sex toys, which she calls "friends." That's a very good euphemism. Good for her for speaking up.
Evelin gets real about it
A healthy sex life is key to most relationships, and if the sex isn't good, there are likely going to be other issues. Aladin could have made this small, reasonable concession to his man-pride. He did not.
Aladin still rejects it
Shaun Robinson was a little embarrassed by all of the sex talk, or at least she pretended to be, but Aladin seems straight up angry. Dude, it's not a big deal. Give your wife an orgasm or two.
Aladin then demands that they change the subject
This is not the last that we hear about this couple, even in Part 1. And we already know that Part 2 gets even more dramatic.
Look at Laura's face!!
She does not like that, even at the Tell All, Aladin is so wildly uncomfortable with this topic. Laura has some decent meme potential, folks.
On to Corey and Evelin's love triangle
Evelin's friend Raul is the one who told Corey about Evelin hooking up with an ex while she and Corey were on a break. Well, it turns out that he's carrying a torch for Evelin, and that they kissed some time before she met Corey.
This is more than just a crush
The entirety of the lyrics to Oops ... I Did It Again flashed through my mind. As did the term "brony friendzony" because Raul seems to have issues accepting Evelin's boundary that they are friends and nothing more. This is not romantic, it's pathetic.
Raul swears that he's always been Corey's friend
Right, he just told Corey stuff about Evelin to educate him, not so that they would break up and, in his dreams, Evelin would come crying into his arms.
Evelin is agog
Watching your own drama play out on television and watching people air their feelings ... that's a lot.
Raul praises Evelin's beauty
That's true, but just because your friend is stunningly beautiful doesn't entitle you to get pegged by them, or whatever.
Corey is Big Mad
Corey tells the camera that he wants nothing to do with Raul now that the man's intentions and feelings are so clear. And no, he does not want Raul as best man. (Can you imagine if Raul had been best man?! WTF?!)
Back to Laura and Aladin
It's clear that there's more tension between them than just Aladin's huge, sex-related chip on his shoulder, and Shaun knows it.
Aladin says that Laura is needlessly quarrelsome
The question here is does he mean that she picks fights with him, or that she does things that he doesn't like? Because we strongly believe that both are the cas.e
One day, Laura did the unforgivable
She ... went and got coffee. Aladin was furious, because he feels that she's disrespectful if he doesn't know where she is at all times. In the mean time, Laura goes hours at a time at home without knowing where Aladin is. She's not happy with the double standard.
And there's more
Laura shares that she has been paying Aladin's rent for months, but suddenly and abruptly their marriage went downhill when she told Aladin that her pension was cut off and she can no longer pay the bills.
At first, Aladin tries to deny it, but then ...
Then he essentially confirms Laura's claim by protesting that he spent so much money on the wedding. A lot becomes clear with that admission.
Then, Part 1 comes to a close ...
As the credits begin to roll, Shaun asks a very good question -- has Aladin asked Laura for a divorce? We already know the answer, but we'll get to see that drama play out on Part 2.