'Total Divas' Season 4, Episode 12 recap: Until we meet again
E!’s “Total Divas” are going on vacation. Surely this will end in a calm, drama-free gathering of reasonable, inhibited adults without any major blowups to speak of.
Oh, who are we kidding? The trip starts with a prank and gets wilder from there after Paige tries to convince The Bellas and Natalya that Alicia Fox and Naomi got into a fight at the airport and have been detained. That part’s fiction, but Foxy and Naomi do get into it later when the former posts an Instagram pic of a twerking Naomi that’s sure to upset Jimmy Uso, who isn’t quite on board with his wife’s new, less modest in-ring persona.
The Bellas, meanwhile, are thrown for a loop when they find out on social media that their father — with whom Brie is not currently speaking — is expecting another child. Nikki is optimistic, Brie less so, but Daniel Bryan is able to convince her to be more open-minded to a reconciliation, as life is too short to hold grudges against family.
Natalya’s got a solid grudge against her own family: Tyson Kidd is so enamored with his tag team partner Cesaro that Nattie’s relegated to third-wheel status in her own marriage. Since she’s griped about the situation to everyone in the locker room, Paige decides to have some fun at Nattie’s expense and ask Tyson if he’s in a secret relationship with The Swiss Superman. Nattie bristles at the joke, but Tyson unwittingly plays right into it, and everyone has a laugh.
The laughs come to a stop, though, when on a trip to Mayan ruins, the ladies learn of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes’ passing. Overcome with emotion at the loss of their mentor ( especially Paige), but determined to honor his spirit, they soldier on with smiles on their faces, and round out the trip in happy fashion. Naomi decides to express herself however she chooses, The Bellas find culture and serenity, and Nattie decides to, perhaps, keep any man-crush mentions to herself lest she start an unfortunate rumor. All is well.
Until, that is, Paige confides in Alicia that she only accepted Kevin’s proposal because she didn’t want to lose him, and isn’t ready to be married after all. Oops.
Tune in to the Season 4 finale of E!’s “Total Divas” Tuesday at 9/8 C.