Today’s episode of 90 Day Future Husband was followed by a discount for Episode 9 that assured plenty of drama.
But all that people are discussing after they see this preview is Brandon Gibbs … and his parents.
After Julia Trubkina’s warning, Brandon finally stands up to his moms and dads. Or he tries to, anyway.
Shocked and horrified that she may lose outright control over her adult boy, Betty switches on the water supply– anything to keep him under her thumb.
In Brandon Gibbs’ part of this sneak peek, it’s simply him and his parents, Betty and Ron, at supper at a restaurant.
We question if he selected it so that they wouldn’t make a scene in public. That … might not work.
He tells them that he and Julia need to move out of your house– something that he has guaranteed Julia, who has actually been treated with indignity, disrespect, and forced to be complimentary farm labor.
Betty’s very first reaction is an extremely visible and a vocal awe.
Though she takes spotlight, take a look at Ron, who also looks shocked.
As Betty states “what?” he seeks to her– nearly as if seeking a cue on how to respond.
” No,” Betty says, initially in awe and horror and then, more adamantly: “No, no, no.”
There is a distinction in tone between vocalizing your discouragement and ordering someone to refrain from doing something.
Betty is clearly attempting the latter.
After 27 years under Betty’s thumb as she made sure that her child was the least assertive guy alive, Brandon is not going to spontaneously grow back a spine over night.
That is probably why his very first instinct is to toss his fiancee under the bus, as he made with the tea.
” It’s not my choice,” Brandon says.
Ron, clearly furious, says “it IS your option.”
Now, Ron’s anger is outrageous here– a lot of moms and dads would be pleased that their boy has a full time job, a fiancee who loves him, and is searching for his own place.
He is right– it’s Brandon’s option. What Ron clearly does not understand is that it’s likewise the right choice.
We’re not seeing every moment of the conversation in this sneak peek– it’s just a teaser– however Betty switches strategies, as all practiced manipulators do.
She tries to inflate Brandon’s ego to get him twisted around her finger as soon as again.
Betty informs him that he’s “the guy of the household,” whatever the hell that rubbish is supposed to imply.
Again, we can acknowledge Brandon’s spinelessness while also acknowledging where it originated from.
Disturbingly, Brandon instantly tries to back down to appease his moms and dads, suggesting a “bargaining chip” like permitting him and Julia to share a space.
That is undesirable. He’s an adult and he needs, honestly, years of therapy to recover from his family’s toxicity.
Betty’s tour of adjustment tactics has not ended. She began with admonishment, then proceeded to applaud.
Now, she’s attempting to guilt-trip Brandon, and it’s sure to work after 27 years of extremely efficient conditioning.
” That she’s making you select,” Betty begins to say in an unstable voice.
” … That makes me so unfortunate,” she states while she starts to wreck.
First covering her mouth, so that her tears show up, she then covers her face with her hands.
Mama Tears are never ever easy to witness. Well, other than in this case, for those of us who aren’t Brandon, it’s pretty simple.
We’re not implicating Betty of fabricating her tears. Suddenly recognizing that her son might leave her absolute control could definitely make her genuinely cry.
It’s simply that it’s difficult– for me, impossible– to sympathize with such a terrible, rotten person. The manner in which she has actually dealt with Julia and Brandon is not alright.
Possibly she’s really expressing her suffering at the idea of her 27- year-old boy living in a house and she’s upset. In the wise, sensible words of Kim Kardashian: “It’s what she should have.”