'Total Divas' Season 3, Episodes 6 & 7 recap: Double trouble
Can we interest you in two “Total Divas” adventures for the price of one? Of course we can. The first-ever double-serving of E!’s reality hit does not skimp on the drama, which, fittingly enough, kicks off at a bachelorette party in Curacao.
With Eva Marie making her way through all the traditional pre-wedding festivities she missed out on by eloping, the Divas — minus Summer, Rosa and Naomi — join her in paradise for some bachelorette party fun. Nikki Bella, who’s harboring secret jitters about losing her free-spirit sister to the doldrums of monogamy and housewife status, attempts to relive the glory days of The Bella Twins’ party-hearty past by trying to lure her sister into Brie Mode, but Brie Bella ain’t exactly having it. A combination of building a home and the fact that Daniel Bryan isn’t as enamored with Brie Mode as the rest of us have forced Brie to put away childish things, which she explains to Nikki after several fights in uncomfortably public situations.
Speaking of uncomfortable, Natalya and Tyson Kidd attempt to use the vacation as a sort of defibrillator for their flat-lining marriage, though Tyson’s idea of romanticism — a trip to an ostrich petting zoo and next-to-no physical contact — mean they finish the trip worse than when they started it. Vinnie’s increasingly desperate hints to Cameron that he wants to take things to the next level fare a bit better, though it takes a borderline hysterical plea for her to listen. Hey, progress is progress.
In other news on the mainland, Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae seem to have formed an unlikely friendship. Surely this won’t blow up in anyone’s face. Right?
Next on Part 2: It blows up in someone’s face …
Relationship turmoil engulfs Episode 7 of “Total Divas.” While Brie Bella’s SummerSlam rivalry with Stephanie McMahon picks up steam on Raw, her sister Nikki is forced to deal with some disturbing news having to do with John Cena’s latest film. Plus, Natalya continues to weather her ongoing marital woes and Rosa’s journey toward love takes an unexpected detour.
Despite the fact that Nikki Bella gets to attend the premiere of her own new film, her mood takes a drastic turn for the worst when she learns her boyfriend, John Cena, will be required to do a romantic scene in his latest movie – news that the Cenation leader has opted to keep from her for quite a while. After talking with her family and her fellow Divas, however, Nikki realizes it’s actually her own past that was truly bothering her, and she and the 15-time World Champion leave an honest dinner conversation as happy as ever.
Meanwhile, with their marital troubles persisting, Natalyla and her husband Tyson Kidd decide to attempt couples' therapy. However, after Natalya makes a joke about divorce during an appearance, Tyson opts not to return for a second counseling session – causing things to go from bad to worse.
For her part, Rosa Mendes decides that she was once again ready to look for love and goes on several dates with Cleveland Browns player Gary Barnidge. She becomes so comfortable with him, in fact, that she chooses to share the demons of her recent past. Shortly after she brings him to a WWE TV taping, though, the show ends with a jaw dropping-development. The handsome NFL player is spotted on another date … with Summer Rae!