And now for Marysol’s story this week. Elsa visits her daughter’s office and throws rice and perfume on everyone to rid the place of bad energy. That is all. Commercial!
Back in Joanna’s high-rise neck of the woods, it’s time for her and Romain to have a serious talk about their ill-fated romance. It’s kinda sad, actually. There are moments where they do seem to really enjoy each other, like when Romain lists off the anniversaries of their first date and first kiss, but then he starts talking about the wedding they never had and it goes downhill from there. Basically, they’ve been together five years, and up until now, Joanna hasn’t been ready to get married. She is NOW, but Romain… appears to have lost interest. That’s the best way I can describe it. He gives her all the “Why should we put a contract on our love,” bullshit, and then when she pushes the issue further, he blames her for the fact that they haven’t gotten married already. Joanna, to her credit, takes responsibility for putting her career first for the past few years (because that’s a huge fucking crime), and I think her a little less of an asshole for the time being. She interviews that they’ve been having a rough time of it lately, so that’s the reason talk of marriage isn’t well-received by Romain.
I don’t know, the whole thing kind of makes me sad. They seem like they were probably really happy once, but he probably didn’t understand why she didn’t want to get married, got hurt, and Joanna probably doesn’t understand why it feels like she has to choose between her career and her relationship. Eh, just spinning… And if you think that’s a lot of analysis of a couple I’ve never met and only have about 10 minutes of exposure to, I could write a fucking book on Brad and Jen, so consider yourselves lucky.
Beautiful people make for tragic love stories.
And if that weren’t enough uncomfortable relationship time, now we get to have dinner with Adriana and Frederic. He is impossibly romantic, making her dinner after she’s had a long day of work, telling her he’s always courting her even though they’re engaged. And Hey, speaking of engagements… Adriana interviews that she and Frederic are perfect together, but she’s really, REALLY not ready to get married. She tries a few kinds of BS in order to veer him off the aisle – she pulls the, “I’m actually really happy with what we have now, surprisingly. I don’t think I need to get married anytime soon.” To which Frederic responds, “I’m ready to get married right now. Like, right now. Immediately. Tonight. Is that clear?” Not to be deterred, Ad mentions that they should really wait until the boat is finished before they even think about a wedding. Also not to be deterred, Frederic is all, “Right, so you can have some time to talk yourself out of it. Got it.” Eventually, Adriana succeeds in pushing back the wedding until after the boat is done, and breathlessly interviews that she’s bought herself some more time. She and Karent need to switch partners like, yesterday.