'Total Divas' Season 3, Episode 4 recap: Display of affection

'Total Divas' Season 3, Episode 4 recap: Display of affection

Nikki Bella and Daniel Bryan confront Brie Bella: Total Divas, Sept. 28, 2014

Brie is taken to task for her recent behavior by her sister and husband.

Wedded bliss? Ha! Marriage on E!’s “Total Divas” isn’t a union; it’s constant chaos, or at least it is during this very eventful week. First and foremost, we suppose, is Natalya, who is feeling left out in the cold after Tyson Kidd forgets her birthday and attempts to make up for it by buying her a crappy belated gift.Thatdouble whammy sends The Queen of Harts straight into the waiting arms of … Rosa Mendes? The newest “Total Diva” and erstwhile Neidhart protégée takes Tyson’s neglect as a personal slight and mounts an all-out offensive to shower Natalya with the affection she truly deserves. This includes a relatively ill-advised attempt at a kiss that is politely but firmly rebuked, but it’s all for naught anyway: It seems at episode’s end that Natalya and Tyson are all but headed for splitsville, though the fate of their union is left open-ended for the time being.

Natalya vs. Tyson on "Total Divas" highlights |  Photos from the episode

Naomi’s marriage to Jimmy Uso faces a far more serious problem, however, when the birth control implant she received last season leads to complications that put their love life on hold and could potentially prevent them from having kids down the line. Naomi’s solution to solve/distract from the problem is to take pole dancing classes to make Uso happy, and Jimmy – who just wants her to see a doctor already – reacts about as one might expect. Their dustup ends relatively quickly, though, when Naomi relents and agrees to go see the doc and get herself sorted out.

And lastly, we meet … BRIE-ZILLA. The espoused half of The Bella Twins has turned into a bastion of passive-aggressiveness, snapping at Daniel Bryan over the purchase of a washer and dryer and further driving a rift through her family by raging her way through a traffic jam with Nikki Bella. Ultimately, Nikki and Bryan form a unified front and stage an “intervention” for Brie, who is really just lashing out for fear she won’t get her job back. Bryan – who’s really walking on eggshells at this point – suggests a phone call might ail her worries. Sure enough, Brie’s invited back to WWE TV to resume work and sunshine and rainbows ensue. Happy wife, happy life.

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