I watched episode 9.
I feel like they are already hinting at Brie’s storyline for upcoming seasons: “I have 2 kids, a husband and 2 dogs. Will I lose who I am as Brie?”
I felt like Brie was laying it on pretty thick when she told Nikki “I am going to have sooo much stability when I retire. I’ll have Birdie and a second kid, a husband and my house and stability.” Are you trying to convince yourself or are you trying to one-up Nikki? We all know that you will miss the attention. But don’t worry, Nikki will bust her ass to get another wine, etc deal so you can continue to ride her coattails.
Botch Bella! I love that they finally said those words. But really Brie with the “Story of my life” quip. Your entire life has been like this? So dramatic.
The one thing that annoyed me is how Brie only identifies herself so much as only a mom. At the pep rally her speech included how everyone attacked her mistakes her and “made THIS MOM” feel horrible. We know you’re a mom, but you don’t need to leverage it for guilt points. She could have picked any other descriptor, a wrestler, a veteran athlete, a woman, etc but you picked “mom.” It didn’t fit right for me. Did anyone on social media say “get the mom of the ring” or call her “Botch Mom?” With the botched suicide dives it seemed like plenty of people understood that pregnancy changed her center of mass so she couldn’t do the move as she once did. But, they wanted her to practice it. Brie, please go back to Phoenix and knock that chip off your shoulder.
This episode was trying to show that Brie can’t hang anymore when it comes to busy schedules for media, etc. But she has the time and the energy for “mommy night out” with her SIL. But thinks attending a pep rally, essentially a fan event, is lame? Which story line is it? Would she be more amendable if there was booze at the pep rally?
The dinner where Nikki initiated the talk about wanting the pep rally had me cracking up. How many times can Nikki say “Bella army, Bellalution, Evolution.” It reminded me of the Parks and Rec episode when the crew was selling Snake Juice and had to use specific buzzwords. Fast forward to the club and Leslie comes along yelling the buzzwords randomly. That’s how I saw Nikkk.
I enjoyed Paige and Nattie popping up in the episode. Especially since Nattie wasn’t playing her “wacky Nattie” storyline. I enjoy seeing Nattie portray herself as the competent and experienced wrestler that she is.
As usual I loved their outfits. Especially Lauren’s outfit when she and Brie had their night out.
I would love for Lauren to have a lifestyle show without the reality TV storylines. Just clothes, products and her trips. And no Brother Bella.
P.S. Jessica Simpson had her third child today and named her baby Birdie Mae.