Warning! The following contains spoilers for the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way episode "Not On My Watch." Read at your own risk!
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way is winding down for the season, and unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh are any closer to resolving their particular storyline. The constant back-and-forth about marriage and various setbacks has really created a major drag for their narrative, and has quickly made it the worst aspect of the Other Way spinoff.
No better example exists than the latest episode, in which Sumit and Jenny finally spoke to an attorney about their options for marriage. The two learned about a legal means to tie the knot that would keep Jenny in the country, and more importantly, prevent Sumit's family from having any proper grounds to object to the marriage. It seemed like this story might finally reach a suitable conclusion, but of course, it wasn't that simple.
Sumit Singh's divorce is finalized, but he still hasn't accomplished his goal of convincing his parents to accept his relationship with Jenny Slatten. Sumit wanted more time to try to get his parents on board with him marrying an American woman who happens to be in their age range, while Jenny wanted to go ahead and get married and tell his parents to deal with it. It's basically the same story every week with minimal developments, and segments that ultimately never address the real problem in the relationship.
Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh want to frame their problems as being squarely the responsibility of Sumit's parents, but in reality, it's their issue to figure out. If Sumit's relationship with his parents is more important than his relationship with Jenny, then he either needs to make that side of it work or end the relationship altogether. If Jenny wants nothing to do with Sumit's parents, she needs to give him that ultimatum or be done with it already.
Now that their marriage is no longer being held back by any potential legal objections by Sumit's parents, I expected the two would have a hard-but-honest conversation about their expectations of maintaining the new status quo. Instead, the episode ended with Sumit asking his brother to back him up when addressing their parents, and Jenny cried about how the whole thing is just entirely unfair. Sigh.
It's exhausting, and even more so when Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh could have just lived in America and already finished up with this process. Neither of them would've had to deal with Sumit's parents or the cultural taboos of being divorced in India. I can certainly empathize with the fact the two are in love and want to be married, and not everyone needs to live int he U.S., but I cannot empathize with the fact they're so dead-set on it happening one exact way where everyone in their lives absolutely needs to be on board.
I mean, I know it wouldn't be on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way if it wasn't a dramatic situation, but still, watching the same argument week in and week out has really just beaten me down to the point where I can hardly stand to watch it anymore. Right now, I'm just hoping for a behind-the-scenes leak where we learn the two stars have married, and we can stick a fork in this story.
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