Love is blind It’s brought more than its fair share of chaotic couples to Netflix, but perhaps none as surprising as Kwame Appiah and Chelsea Griffin.
Not that these two are particularly variable; in fact, they actually disappeared in the first episodes of the series. Love is blind Season 4. Louder drama dominated by couples like Irina Solomonova and Zack Goytowski (who broke up mid-season) or Jackelina “Jackie” Bonds and Marshall Glaze, who started dating one of their exes from onscreen splits. Transactions so far have allowed Chelsea and Kwame’s absolute weirdness to fly under the radar. But all the chaos ensued as the couple approached the altar at the end of this week’s episodes, which aired Friday ahead of the season finale next week.
As usual, Love is blindThe penultimate episode left us over the abyss as Chelsea and Kwame stood at the altar and took their vows. He said yes, but we’ll have to wait until next week to see what he says. Regardless of Kwame to do If we are planning to say yes, we should all ask another more important question: Should Are these two saying “yes” given that they basically disagree on nothing?
A mystery that should haunt everyone Love is blind Fans: How has the commitment between Chelsea and Kwame remained so credible, even though Kwame seems to be taking every opportunity to complain about all the sacrifices, compromises and concessions he’s made?
The bumps in the road ahead of Kwame and Chelsea were evident from the very beginning when Kwame said “yes” to Chelsea, days after Micah Lussier turned down his first offer. After the two of them got over that hurdle, it was time to take the quick three-hour trip from Seattle, where most of this season’s singles live, to Kwame’s Portland, Oregon apartment. Kwame openly entered the show hoping he would relocate to Portland for whomever he chooses, but Chelsea, whose family lives in Seattle and whose job, unlike Kwame, isn’t far off, didn’t hesitate to hit the idea. At that point, close-ups of dead plants in Kwame’s apartment began to sound like a glaring metaphor.
Kwame seems to have warmed up to the idea of moving to Seattle in this week’s episodes – just days before he and Chelsea head to the altar. Then again, a small rant after the bachelorette party seems to indicate otherwise. “I know Seattle will hate me for this,” Kwame tells the producers, “but Seattle, you’re too expensive! You’re Lamar Odom at Michael Jordan prices.”
Kwame isn’t exactly popular Love is blind fans on social media, some of whom thought he was covered in red flags. (He’s also faced racial abuse from some of his fans, prompting both himself and Micah to speak up.) Beyond Kwame’s choice as a Portland native to join a Seattle-based dating show, there’s one more recent case of prior auditioning. there is. for He got married in First Sight. Earlier this week, Love is blind Fans on TikTok spotted Kwame at the Season 10 premiere. Married at first sight (released in 2020) and observed that the two shows share a producer called Kinetic Content. To some, this was additional evidence that Kwame might be out in the open. Love is blind “for the wrong reasons.”
This week’s episodes have found the couple as seemingly unhappy (and yet resolutely determined) as ever. First we found Kwame and Chelsea out shopping – she’s trying things and she’s letting everyone know how bored she is. She also makes sure to complain to the producers about how she responded to him asking if she was okay early that morning. (“Me sound OK?” he allegedly asked – a question that seems to adversely affect Kwame.) Minutes later, when Chelsea dared to tell Kwame that she was having fun with him, Kwame replied with an icy chuckle. “You?” He asks. “
“We’re entering the final phase and I’m going through a lot,” Kwame tells the producers. “I try to find moments where I can be alone, but wherever I am, I’m in his space. It can be overwhelming at certain points.”
Chelsea, meanwhile, seem determined to ignore Kwame’s glaring misery, just as she ignored her (honestly valid) concern last week that having kids will make things like travel and vacations more complicated. At the boutique this week, Chelsea shoves chocolate-covered strawberries on a visibly grumpy Kwame and is pissed off when Kwame compliments her that an outfit she’s trying to wear is “a tough look”. (Apparently he would have preferred a simple “You are beautiful.”)
“Sorry,” says Kwame, clearly not sorry. “I’m complimenting you the only way I know.” He tries to start a serious conversation about his difficult mornings, but cuts it short as Chelsea smiles at him. But in the end, he confirms that he can still see himself walking down the aisle and saying “Yes”.
One episode later, it’s time for Chelsea to fulfill a lifelong dream by wearing the only thing she and her fiancee agree with: Calvin Klein underwear. They attend a couples bedroom photo shoot in matching CK sets. Although Kwame seems hesitant at first, he eventually takes an interest in it. The experience seems to solidify a truth about their relationship for him. In his own words, “There are difficult moments… but the good has significantly outweighed the bad.”
At the same time, we see that Kwame’s mother, whose discontent with the engagement was revealed during a clearly re-enacted phone call earlier this season, is apparently still not happy with the arrangement. Chelsea was understandably displeased to learn that Kwame didn’t want her to take her name until she got the seal of approval from Dear Mom. He talks to both of his siblings before the wedding and they encourage him to say “yes”, but he still doesn’t seem too sure as he enters the ceremony. Wedding bells or wedding hell? We’ll find out next week!
Frankly, as a reality dating show that keeps wine glasses opaque to hide its fiction, Love is blind it doesn’t show us every moment in a couple’s relationship. Given how limited our window can be, it always feels a little unfair to speculate about these relationships. (For example, consider how different Jackie’s on-screen story becomes when you learn behind the scenes that she’s been dealing with her father’s terminal illness throughout the season – a detail that viewers will never learn from on-screen.) Happy moments, this writer would pick up pink shoes and pink nail polish in search of greener pastures. .
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