I really enjoyed this episode of Tough Love New Orleans. Usually, we spend most of our time trying to decode the dysfunction that makes our girls tick and sometimes we cry with them, but never have I had a chance to laugh out loud at their antics before! What a delightful respite from that other horrible show I had to recap (Celebrity Apprentice).
The show picks up with the girls lounging around the house discussing Melissa’s lack of connection with anyone. The girls all feel like she should not be passing up on Chris, but she doesn’t agree. Stephanie nails it on the head when she says that what Melissa wants is a flirty asshole.
You know your life is a mess when this is your matchmaking committee.
What’s even more alarming is that Shalana’s argument as to why Melissa should be with Chris is that he has all his teeth. And we thought Danielle was the one with low standards!
Melissa admits she’s scared and she’s never given anyone a chance to get close to her before. I agree; fear is truly what is keeping her from allowing herself to find a connection with Chris.
Could the vagina quivers be just a myth?
Steve comes on to tell us this week they will be focusing on sense of humor; a very important aspect to any relationship.
But first we must check in to the CSI Tough Love Lab.
Looks like Danielle, Melissa and Donna will all be getting new dates again. Danielle’s date hopefully doesn’t look like a package of rice and since Donna is being set up with an older man, hopefully she won’t experience any more age rejections.
Steve comes on to tell us that the women are going out on dates this evening and he’s going to test their ability to see the funny in a bad situation. His plan is to have a waiter spill a bowl of bouillabaisse into their laps to see what happens.
Donna is up first, waiting for her new date.
She looks really scared.
She comes on to tell us that her stomach was in knots as she waited to meet Chris, but that as soon as she saw his face, she relaxed and felt better. What is it with her and this idea that you can determine a man’s character just by his face?
There are some hot sadistic killers out there, girlfriend!
I can’t believe how much weight you put on the facial structure of a man.
But clearly they are hitting it off right away as he compliments her on her smile and she admires his dimples. All is going great until the waiter makes the big dump. Donna is immediately understanding and consoling to the server.
She handles the situation with class and grace.
Chris seems upset about the situation but Donna actually laughs and says she thinks it’s funny.
Okay, well this part wasn’t her classiest moment.
But when she stands there drenched in sauce and says, “Red’s my color”, she definitely gains big points in my book of best loved ladies in the house.
Elizabeth also climbs in my esteem, (although I adore her already) when she tells the server it’s totally okay and that she can throw the dress in the wash. She gets her just rewards though because Carl comes over to help her clean up.
This is more action than he got during the seduction date.
Danielle is with her new date and they look like they would make a cute couple. They discover they have a lot in common. Things are looking good for Danielle to finally be making a connection with someone.
But karma is a bitch and this server is Uncle Ben’s cousin.