Next up is Despina and Austin. Despina is really nervous about bringing a man home to meet her family. That has never happened before.
I love that her family runs a quaint little donut shop,
which is where they lie in wait to meet her guy.
Never mind that the family is nearly entirely all geriatrics.
Does that sign say 2007 Miss Massachusetts?
Yeah, you betcha! Apparently Despina’s family likes to call her Desi. So I did a little research. In 2007, our Miss Man Eater actually took the crown of Miss Massachusetts USA.
Did we know about this?
It comes as a big surprise to me and a little disappointing. I love the fact that according to the articles I read, this was the first time Despina had ever entered a beauty pageant and she walked away with the title. Of course she did, our girl is fierce.
But this means her agenda goes beyond the realm of Tough Love
and is more about making appearances. Boo!
Despina’s dad decides to bust Austin’s balls and forces him into slave labor as a donut maker. Nothing Austin does is good enough and to top it all off, while the man lords over him and criticizes his abilities to frost a pastry, he demands to know what Austin’s intentions are with his daughter.
Back off, mister. I’m a f$%#ing pilot!
So Despina comes on to tell us that she realizes that her dad is throwing jabs at Austin. Apparently in donut land, that means you are well thought of.
“Holy crap, my dad likes him!”
This would be a well loved man in Boston.
Meanwhile, Liz is still in her hotel room and now she’s trying to get a hold of her family. No one is answering.
Sooooooo ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call…
Stephanie is taking Good John to Dallas to meet her parents. She explains to John that she’s brought home so many losers for her family to meet that she’s been instructed to only bring home a guy if she’s pregnant or getting married. Why does she keep scaring poor John like this?
John’s got escape eyes.
Stephanie says she’s nervous that her mother will scare Good John off. Mom asks John what he does for a living and he tells us all that he has two fitness centers and runs a dj company.
Mom seems more sleepy than vicious.
This isn’t at all like when poor Steph met John’s judgemental bitchy mom. Both mom and dad seem happy to meet Good John and dad even jokes around asking where the tattoos are. In fact, after mom’s home cooked meal, she and Steph go in the kitchen and she tells Stephanie she’s proud of her for choosing a good guy. Stephanie comes on and says it felt so normal to hear her mom say she liked John,
“like he was already my husband or something.”
Whoa, girl, whoa!
Lucky Shalana is from New Orleans, so she doesn’t have far to go for Aubrey to meet her family. To kill time, they go on a picnic together. It’s supposed to be romantic and although there is champagne and strawberries, the whole thing seems a little stiff. Aubrey asks if Shalana has been to the park they are at before and Shalana says she’s not only never been to the park, she’s never been on a picnic before. Aubrey whispers a little “yes!” under his breath as if this is some sort of triumph. He’s an odd one.
I think like him, I just wish that he would cut loose once in a while.
Seriously, he’s just a little too rigid for me. When Shalana breaks out photos of her son Donald, Aubrey goes through them politely and agrees with her that the boy looks like her, but then he neatens up the photos into a perfect stack and hands them back saying, “cute.”
I have visions of Aubrey being strict and requiring
absolute order. It’s a little worrying.
Melissa is bringing Chris back to her house in Boston. He seems eager to meet everyone – he’s been such a good sport.
For some reason everyone in this house looks jaundiced.