Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 4 “Wet and Wild” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

Tondy noting she doesn't want her Cinderella story to end.



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As we get deeper into Ready To Love, it becomes clear people are beginning to want titles and not just attention.


Network
OWN
Director(s)N/A
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date11/2/2019

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Recap

Those Trying To Lock Someone Down: Ieashia, Nina, Brent, Darrin, Kerry, Alexis, Reva

For many of the women, and Kerry, either they were focused on someone for most of the show, and that didn’t work out, or they bypass elimination just because there were people more deserving. We’re getting to the point you don’t stay safe just for being unproblematic. Hence why Nina struggles since she’s old school. As she noted long ago, like Angie, she isn’t for this chasing people thing, and it messes with her. She may say she has no competition during the interview segments, but her mixer persona doesn’t match the interviews.

Case in point, with her seeing Darrin boo’d up with Ashima, this doesn’t inspire her to seek someone else out or mingle. Instead, as we’ve seen many times before, she shuts down and pretty much shuts people out. Making it seem that she may be ready to love, but this method isn’t for her.

Though she isn’t alone. Ieashia has no issue being aggressive, and that rubs men like Brent the wrong way. But, there is a need to ask if she is being aggressive, or is he just disinterested? Because, while everyone is 30 and up, let’s not pretend people don’t love differently. Ieashia comes off like someone who loves hard, in terms of if she is feeling you, you’ll know it, and wants an almost teen like romance, which is very attentive like there is nothing else in the world which matters.

Brent talking about who to eliminate.

As for Brent? I’d say he is the type who wants love but doesn’t want it to be the forefront. He wants things child and, honestly, maybe a bit casual. This isn’t a negative thing, it’s just after an intense relationship that had verbal abuse, it seems he has learned to like having space and doesn’t need, or maybe want, someone constantly in his presence.

Leading us to Kerry and Reva. As we saw in the last episode, many seemed to think Kerry was Reva’s only option, and based on this episode, they might have been right. While cool in the group, only Mario seeks out one on one time, and he dips once things with Tondy get better. Then with Kerry? There might be life for him and Alexis. If only due to Alexis feeling like most of the guys are playing with her, treating her like a trophy to win, and Kerry’s maturity makes it appear he sees her as a person.

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Couples Fight & Got Issues: Kimber, Jimmy, Tondy, Mario

Being that the men don’t open up as much as the women on camera, while Jimmy makes it clear he got issues, he doesn’t reveal what they are. Making it so when he decides to “expose” Kimber having feelings for his ex, or some maintained contact, he may feel like he did what he had to do, but with him doing it publicly, and not expressing the why, he comes off like an ass. One that doesn’t really have a whole lot of options since the other girl he liked, Alexis, ain’t giving him the time of day.

That brings us to off-camera and Mario. Mostly, their issue is cultural since Tondy is a Midwest city girl who is used to being unfiltered and speaking her mind. Mario, on the other hand, is a southern boy, and as much as he appreciates Tondy being herself, being overtly sexual is a bit much for him.

Thus leading to one of the big issues of the show which is, these people are way beyond their 20s, and with that comes a f*** it attitude when people try to mold them into what makes them comfortable. Add in Tondy, in past relationships, has had trouble with men trying to control her, it makes it seem these two might be done. Hence Reva and Ieashia getting some Mario time.

Mario and Tondy reconciling.

But, with Ashima playing the counselor this show desperately needs, the two patch things up.

Aggression Isn’t Appreciated Nor Apathy: Nina, Ieashia

When it comes to who gets cut, Nina does just because no one feels connected to her. Darrin, as he has done with Ashima in the past, tries to vouch for her, but Nina blowing up in front of Kerry and Mario leads to second thoughts and her having one less champion. As for Ieashia? The issue there is that Brent seemed to feel a certain type of way about her mingling with Mario, and being that Mario has something with Tondy, he didn’t appreciate her aggression. So, she ended up kicked, alongside Nina.

Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs

I got some vision problems, but I’m not blind though.
— Nina

Review

Highlights

Devyne Making It Clear The Experience Is Daunting

While you understand the point of the mixers in the beginning, at this point, it acts too much like a wake-up call that the person you are really digging has someone else. And while, yeah, you two may not be official, in any shape or form, when building towards something, seeing them also building a home with another person can mess with you in the head a bit. This is made clear by Devyne as she talks about London for after the nonsense with Michael, Terrell, and probably other red flags, London seems like the only one worth investing in. So imagine seeing that person snuggled up with another woman?

Heck, look at Brent! Even with the guys, seeing someone, live-action, with no shame, be affectionate with another person, similar to how they are with you, is a mind f*** that isn’t easy to recover from personally, or in terms of your thing with that person.

Devyne talking to Mario about possibly leaving.

Ashima Showing This Show Needs A Relationship Counselor

I’d submit the issue a lot of the people on this show have isn’t necessarily finding someone, but more so finding someone willing to deal with the obstacles they put up and the baggage they bring. All of which Nephew Tommy doesn’t address or, on the rare occasion he does, it is around elimination time. Making it so, if people like Ashima don’t step in, a petty fight blows up as we saw with Jimmy and Kimber.

Low Point

Jimmy Pushing Kimber

Which, by the way, was a real trash situation. Granted, on camera, she talked about her ex being in jail, and I understand how some may think it meant she wasn’t necessarily shy about the subject matter. However, what is done for the cameras and what happens when they aren’t around are two separate things.

Think about it, we’re told they are texting and calling off-camera, maybe meeting up when the cameras aren’t around, so why not have that conversation on a date? Why “expose” someone publicly? That is the kind of immaturity that shows Jimmy has unresolved issues that could mean he isn’t ready to love.

Kerry’s Point: The Women Are Grasping For Straws

Let’s be honest, reality television can easily be an embarrassing experience since you are exposing yourself to the world, and on a show like this, you are possibly exhibiting why you are single. Mind you, that is after you open up to a stranger in person, and to strangers at home, and do your best to make something happen. Which for some, isn’t good enough. Leading you to have situations like Angie and Nina where you feel like you have to compete despite not being taught dating should be like that.

Heck, maybe, like Reva, thinking you had a moment and then seeing that person having an intimate moment with another. One that is kindled by someone else! Making it feel that you are not only trying to draw someone’s attention from one, but deal with someone assisting the other person. Leaving you looking kind of dumb for putting yourself out there only to find you were a short term rebound.

 

Creator

Will Packer

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Season Reviews

Season 1
Check Out The TV Series & Specials Page
Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & People Focused On
Season 1, Episode 14 “Let The Sparks Fly”We’ve come to a point where you can foresee more people who should be going home than should stay – for varying reasons.
Director(s)N/A
Writer(s)N/A
Air Date10/19/2019
  • The Positive: Tondy, Mario, Ashima, Darrin, Kerry
  • It’s Still Hard Out Here: Devyne, Alexis, Nina, Angie, Kimber, Jimmy, London
  • It’s Not That You Aren’t Ready To Love, It’s These People Aren’t For You Or You Them: Michael, Angie, Chika, Ashima, Tondy, Nina, London, Kerry
Season 1, Episode 13 “Ready, Set, Mingle” [Mid-Season Premiere]Ready To Love officially returns, and while we got new people searching for love, you may recognize people and problems similar to what we saw in season 1.
Air Date10/12/2019
  • For Some, While Ready To Love, They Aren’t Ready To Compete: Nina, Devyne, John, Chika
  • A Man Is Eliminated: John, Jimmy
  • A Woman Is Eliminated: Nina, Christina, Ashima

Season 1/ Episode 9 “Ultimatums”

We end up down to three men and women this episode and only one woman leaves without frustration.

Air Date12/15/2018

Season 1/ Episode 10 “Commit or Quit”

The first season of Ready To Love comes to an end and, as the title of the episode notes, it has come down to committing to one person or quitting the show.

Air Date12/22/2018

Season 1/ Episode 11 [Reunion Special]

Like any reunion special, we get a few touching moments, but a large part of the special was dedicated to Aaron just being Aaron.

Air Date12/29/2018

Season 1/ Episode 8 “Cabin Fever”

As things begin to come down to the wire, the women grow tired and weary of the men dating around – they want a decision made.

Air Date12/8/2018

Season 1/ Episode 7 “Trouble In Paradise”

As the numbers dwindle, and Melinda doesn’t become the sole woman to eliminate herself, there is a need to question if anyone may find love?

Air Date12/1/2018

Season 1/ Episode 6 “Friends and Lovers”

With a double elimination around the corner, the question isn’t so much who should stay but who should have been left – on their own accord.

Air Date11/24/2018

Season 1/ Episode 5 “Deal Breakers”

Between Aaron realizing he has a problem and us learning Alexx might be a bit of a player as well, it’s hard to say if these women aren’t wasting their time.

Air Date11/17/2018

Season 1/ Episode 4 “Hot and Bothered”

Aaron reaches peak f***ery as Michael and Alexx continue to play the game because… well, it is what the show calls for.

Air Date11/10/2018

Featuring: Rita, Stormy, Michael, Aaron, Angel, Melinda, Tommy, Alexx

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Then There Were Three”

12 women to 3 men leads to the men being enabled to be all the things these women were hoping to get away from.

Air Date11/3/2018

Featured: Rita, Christina, Dr. Lexy, Shanta, Alexx, Melinda, Aaron, Courtney, Angel

Season 1/ Episode 2 “First Dates”

We learn who got eliminated from the last episode, and learn who are the three men who will remain. You may not be surprised by the picks.

Air Date10/27/2018

Season 1/ Episode 1 “First Impressions”

Ready To Love, thanks to its elimination process, will only differ from other dating shows thanks to it having people from 30 to 50.

Network
OWN
CreatorWill Packer
Air Date10/23/2018
Genre(s)Reality TV, Dating Show
Good If You LikeDating Shows
Introduced This Episode
HimselfTommy Miles
HimselfAlexx
HimselfAaron
HerselfStormy
HerselfShanta
HerselfTiffany
HimselfMichael
HimselfChris
HimselfPaco
HerselfMelinda
HerselfAngel
HimselfKebba
HerselfDr. Lexy
HerselfAshlee
HerselfShatava
HerselfShea
HimselfDarnell
HimselfDevan
HerselfRita
HerselfChristina
HerselfCourtney
Devyne Making It Clear The Experience Is Daunting - 85%
Ashima Showing This Show Needs A Relationship Counselor - 89%
Jimmy Pushing Kimber - 65%
Kerry’s Point: The Women Are Grasping For Straws - 64%

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