Channel 4's Bride and Prejudice returned for its third episode tonight (June 19), following the same three couples from last week as they struggled to get their parents to come to terms with their situations.
The pressure really started to get to Jamie and Shaaba this week, as he tried to get his other half's mother Fai to accept him being transgender. While she couldn't get past that fact, she tried to be involved with their engagement party by offering to make them a cake.
Jamie initially refused this, telling Shaaba that he didn't want to say yes just to make it seem like he was okay with the whole situation, which drove a wedge between the couple.
Viewers were similarly divided on whether he made the right call:
Sorry but my opinion of Jamie has now completely changed. Shaba’s mum offered an olive branch in offering to make the cake and you have thrown it in her face #BrideAndPrejudice- Jules rules (@JulieChivers) June 19, 2018
Genuinely feel for Jamie, he's such a wonderful person, but there's poison all around him! He deserves happiness and love, like absolutely every other person on the planet! #BrideAndPrejudice- Catherine. (@catherinedth) June 19, 2018
Jamie was not being arrogant. It's hard to just accept someone's 'effort' (the cake thing sounded fake tbh) when they've basically invalidated your existence and made you feel shit about who you are #BrideAndPrejudice- Millie (@MillieSansoye) June 19, 2018
#brideandprejudice Fai is difficult, but she's trying, I think they should meet her half way and let her make the cake. It may be a good fence mending step!- Holli Tallulah (@tallulahsnews) June 19, 2018
After a chat with his mum, Jamie decides that the engagement party should be a celebration of the relationship, and they can focus on getting Fai to accept him being transgender down the line.
Meanwhile, Chloe is still trying to get her mum Debra to accept her relationship with Jack, although both mother and groom-to-be aren't keen on each other.
Although last week viewers though Debra was the one who needed to let go, this week the consensus was that Jack isn't acting much better:
Jack makes me wonder. He should be saying “because I love you, I will try” not dictating terms and giving the poor young lady stringent ultimatums 😡 #BrideAndPrejudice- Esi Nedo (@EOkenesi) June 19, 2018
True. Maybe Jack and Deborah are too similar and that's the problem#BrideandPrejudice- Julia (@JuliaCHowie) June 19, 2018
Surely Jack should be happy to have the chance to clear the air with Debra? Sounds like he's making any excuse to get out of talking to her. He should use it as an opportunity to try and win her over. #BrideAndPrejudice- Millie (@MillieSansoye) June 19, 2018
Tonight's episode also featured the wedding of Robert and Simon, which Rob's notoriously disapproving parents did attend – and the mums of both grooms even walked their sons down the aisle.
That didn't mean Rob's parents were completely happy, though. They did say that they were proud of their son, but added that they were glad the two newlyweds didn't snog because it would have been "gruesome":
"It weren't as gruesome as I anticipated" Words more applicable to a funeral than a wedding.#BrideandPrejudice- Emma Adwoa Sawyerr (@Purple_Worship) June 19, 2018
Wasn’t as gruesome as you expected.... did you actually just say that about your own sons wedding!! #BrideAndPrejudice- Lou (@Louise_Weezie85) June 19, 2018
Gruesome? Take a look in the mirror you pair of miserable, outdated old bastards... #brideandprejudice- Marjorie Minge DBE (@MadameMinge) June 19, 2018
If anyone uses the word “gruesome” to describe anything about my wedding ceremony, you’re out mate #brideandprejudice- Jack (@thefrenchfancy) June 19, 2018
Rob's parents are still blatantly homophobic. #BrideandPrejudice- Alexander T Steward (@Xandyballz) June 19, 2018
Next week on Bride and Prejudice: Jack confronts Debra, the engagement party goes ahead, and we meet a brand new couple. That's on next Tuesday at 9pm (June 26) on Channel 4.
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