'Total Divas' Season 3 mid-season finale recap: Red wedding
If it’s a “Total Divas” finale, that can only mean one thing: Somebody’s gettin’ hitched. And break out the garter and rice, because our lucky Diva on E!’s mid-season 3 finale is Eva Marie, who finally gets the wedding of her dreams, complete with a stroll down the aisle alongside her ailing father. She even goes brunette for the ceremony so her dad can give her away in her natural hair color, though she slips quickly back into “All Red Everything” for the reception in Napa Valley, Calif.
Unfortunately, Eva’s wedding is about the only thing that goes off without a (wait for it) hitch (nailed it) in the episode: Natalya and Tyson Kidd are in such a state of open conflict that she refuses to stay in the stay hotel room as him, and actively attempts to get their seating arrangements changed at the wedding so they’re not forced to spend any time with each other. Cameron, of all people, is the voice of reason, though happily married Brie Bella – who resurrects Brie Mode without so much as a word of warning – does little more than actively stir the pot and make everyone supremely uncomfortable. This includes, as it turns out …
John Cena! When Nikki Bella seems to finally throw in the towel over convincing Cena to tie the knot and start a family, Brie holds the 15-time World Champion firmly responsible for her sister’s sudden change of heart. After failing to browbeat Nikki into dumping Cena, Brie – against Daniel Bryan’s advice – forms a Bella coalition of her brother and mother, then confronts Cena over the state of his relationship. Despite her mother’s insistence that Nikki’s enough of a grown-up to make her own life choices, Cena does seem to finally realize that Nikki’s sacrificing some serious aspirations to be with him. So, in a final confrontation, he responds with “if you love something, you let it go, I guess,” which she questions.
Is “Nena” no more? Will Nikki discover that Brie went behind her back? “Total Divas” returns to E! on Jan. 4 at 10/9 CT, before moving to its regular 9/8 CT timeslot the following Sunday.