Usman: I have serious cultural differences with my American girlfriend and her very American attitudes about gender roles.
Also Usman: I must live in America. I will not be happy until I live in America with Americans.
Ash's response to Avery very diplomatically pointing out some issues with his stupid talk was to gaslight, accuse her of cruelty, and whinge about his "pain." She handled it much better than I would have, but I can't figure out why she even stuck around to have the conversation. It's obviously not going to work out with the bug-eyed caveman plagiarist, so why waste her time? She should go enjoy MelbOURNe on her own without having to navigate the minefield that is Ash's extremely addled, "feminine" brain.
I guess I don't see how Ed is that much worse than Rose. They're both in this for something other than romantic love between two people of comparable age, looks (?), and socioeconomic status. Yes, he should have definitely brought up the kid thing sooner. Rose is entitled to have a few more kids she can't afford, I guess. If her plan was to get a "rich" (LOL) American to bankroll that dream, well, that's a plan with tradeoffs, my chick. Maybe aim higher than 4'10" next time.
If someone in an equally matched relationship wrote to an advice column to ask what to do about their partner's atrocious breath, I imagine the columnist would suggest the person bring it up calmly but directly, and perhaps offer a solution, such as mouthwash. Ed shouldn't have done this on camera, but he had a right to mention it. Is he just supposed to deal with it because...? To intuit that a young woman has an ulcer, and know that ulcers cause halitosis? (I didn't know that until this show.) These are two kind of gross people who are unwilling to change for each other. Shut it down. "Take the L," as Robert said to David on Pillow Talk.
David and Yolanda are obviously meant for each other, but they both feel entitled to imaginary young hotties from sexy lands. Neither can see that they're both just decent looking, middle-aged Americans with marshmallows for brains.
Someone upthread (or previous thread?) mentioned another, similar Catfish episode, but it reminded me of the guy who was absolutely positive that Katy Perry had been messaging him from a Canadian phone number since before, and throughout, her marriage to Russell Brand. Even after Nev dragged that fool to England and introduced him to a woman who said "Hi, I'm so-and-so, and I'm the one you've been texting. Here's proof," that guy was like, nah. He actually believed the woman was conveying a secret message from Katy through symbolic language. This man is the only one who ever came close to the Vegas Idiot Twins' delusions.
When will we get the 90DF/Catfish crossover we deserve? I know that one is Discovery and one is Viacom, but if Disney and Warner Bros. could come together for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? then I believe we can make this happen.