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Tonight is the final commitment ceremony and tomorrow (Mon), the blurb says: The remaining couples go on their final dates before the vow renewal ceremonies when they will decide whether or not to leave the experiment together or go their separate ways.
But that’s not the end of it – the final dates spill over to Tuesday night.
And then on Sunday, March 19: The final dinner party. Each couple comes under scrutiny as they open up in front of the others on the state of their relationships as they head towards their vow renewal ceremony.
And now’s it’s over to Daisy for the story so far (thank you, WA correspondent):
Wow. This week the sparks flew. MAFS was chock full of drama, conflict and faux romance. Most of the focus was on floundering couples; Jesse and Sharon, and Andrew and Cheryl, but let’s look between the lines at some of the supporting cast first.
Simon and Alene are plodding along like a couple who have already celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. Alene is extremely bossy and wants to change a lot of what makes Simon, Simon. It remains to be seen if Simon will go for this. Simon was team Cheryl after the stag night and tells Alene so, but speaks up only quietly in support of her at the dinner party. Simon and Alene agree that Cheryl has had a raw deal from some of the cast, and hasn’t deserved the baggings.
Sean and Susan seem to have a genuine liking for each other. Susan swoons every time Sean says or does something gallant, kind or manly. Sean swoons everytime Susan swoons. These two seem a decent, mushy couple.
Vanessa and Andy have drifted into being extras with non speaking parts. The issue for them continues to centre around Andy finding his voice. It’s not surprising that he had little to say about The War of the Roses. If there is any romance there, it’s not even a slow burn but more like sous vide (I googled the slowest cooking method).
Nadia and Anthony have been colourful and central players. Anthony just might be for real, but I doubt it. Anthony and Nadia play cards at home, then in public turn up the heat. Anthony starts attempting to praise Nadia as best he can in his, “You’re not what I ordered” kind of way, while Nadia pretends to accept Anthony and dismiss all the red flags by saying, “That’s just Anthony”.
The doppleganger are a real treat. Sharon, or is it Michelle loves Nick, yeah right. He is such a dick. She will give him the flick as soon as she realizes that, or he will boot her out when he realizes she’s a bitch. From the beginning Sharon has squirmed everytime she looks at Jesse, but she continues to drag out her tv opportunity by pretending to be “so confused”. The twins’ form is often most evident at the dinner parties, where they turn on the “Jonesie, Jonesie, ha ha ha”, and “It was hilaaaaaarious”. They also start the hall pass fire by instigating the “tell us your top five hottest celebrities, Jonesie” game. Their conversations tend to be pretty exclusive of those outside of their inner circle, including Jesse. So Jesse gets pished and embarrasses himself with a macabre explanation of how to fake your own death, which in his case is totally unnecessary because he IS dying. Anyhow, Jesse loves crime shows and Sharon.
Trumping Jesse’s brain glitch, was Cheryl and Jonesie’s ugly war of words. Cheryl held her poise while Andrew became increasingly vindictive.
The twins aided and abetted Andrew in a manner that only glamorous, or glamboganous girls can, with charm and flair, although, to be fair, they did eventually gasp at his final swipe. Andrew stooped lower and lower into the gutter of trash talking mysogeny, while we saw the boys divide into dickhead lads who supported it, those who stepped up like Sir Galahad, and those who found a safe fence on which to watch the game. It seems Sean came out the winner, and for that he impressed Susan and Cheryl, who just wants to know who has got her back.
The dinner table war was big, and from comments all over social media, it has been Andrew who has had to leave his house disguised as Inspector Clousseau. He has copped a well-deserved sm backlash, but it’s all been great TV ratings for MAFS.