'Total Divas' Season 2, Episode 9 recap: Brie Mode, engage
It’s a south-of-the-border spectacle on E!’s “Total Divas” when the whole crew (minus the injured Naomi and ostracized Summer Rae) head down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for Brie Bella’s bachelorette party. It’s all fun in the sun for everyone involved – everyone, that is, except Eva Marie, who worries her still-secret sober lifestyle will put a damper on the festivities. Ironically enough, her awkward attempts to cut and run when the libations start to flow make things more uncomfortable than if she had come clean in the first place. When all is said and done, she does just that and the ladies more or less shrug it off, even capping the trip by taking a swim alongside some dolphins.
Speaking of secrets, a loosened-up Nikki Bella spills a whopper to Natalya that only Brie knew previously – she’d been married once, for several years, to her high school sweetheart, as a result of a Vegas wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Hoo boy. Eva Marie’s confession puts Nikki in an optimistic mood, though, and she seizes the moment at a family gathering to spill her own secret. The response is less than enthusiastic, particularly when it comes to her and Brie’s furious brother.
While the rest of the Total Divas are busy soaking up the sun, Naomi is wallowing in grief following her potentially career-derailing eye injury at the knee of Aksana. With her seemingly guaranteed path to a Divas Championship Match at WrestleMania 30 suddenly cut off at the pass, the Funkadactyl is feeling directionless at best, though Jimmy Uso’s encouragement and the revelation that she won’t need surgery after all puts her in an optimistic mood by episode’s end. You see? Things are looking up – so to speak – already.
Tune in to E! at 9/8 CT next Sunday for the start of the two-part finale featuring the “Total Divas” at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans and Brie and Daniel Bryan’s wedding!