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’90 Day Fiance’ Season 3, Episode 8 Recap: Two Very Different Weddings

Josh and Aleksandra and Kyle and NoonBoth Josh and Aleksandra and Kyle and Noon got married on episode 8 of 90 Day Fiance. Credit: TLC

After several weeks of build-up, the 90 Day Fiance couples are finally making some serious headway. The latest episode, which aired November 29, is the equivalent of speed dating for engaged couples. Things are moving very quickly, and a lot of ground is covered in this 2-hour special. From a wild bachelorette weekend to a deal-breaking prenup, this was definitely the most watch-worthy episode of the season. If you missed the airing, or just need a recap of the highlights, you’re in luck! Let’s get you up to speed on your favorite 90 Day couples…

Alexei & Loren: Just 3 weeks before the wedding, the typically laid back Alexei is finally showing some emotion. Loren’s sister and best friend whisk her away for a bachelorette party weekend, and Alexei’s jealous side takes over. Loren’s celebration is ruined when she gets an angry text from her fiance while she’s living it up at a “ladies club.” After the couple spends some time apart, Alexei admits that he had been looking for plane tickets to go back home to Israel. The pair do eventually kiss and make up and, as of now, the wedding is still on. Let’s just hope Alexei doesn’t watch this particular episode; Loren’s lap dance just may send him over the edge…

Kyle & Noon: After not speaking to his mother for 10 years, Kyle and Noon take a trip to Minnesota to visit her. We find out that his mom has a drinking problem, but Kyle chooses not to mention it to his fiance, hoping the topic won’t come up. During the reunion, Noon realizes something isn’t right; Kyle’s mother is shaky and has slurred speech, and the meeting is uncomfortable for everyone involved. The experience seems to bring the couple closer together, and while Kyle is disappointed when his mom doesn’t show up for the wedding, he seems to truly appreciate the love he and Noon share. The semi-traditional wedding ceremony is performed in a Thai Buddhist temple, making Noon feel closer to home. We have a good feeling about these lovebirds. “She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” says Kyle. We wish them both happiness!

Mark & Nikki: Sadly, the warm and fuzzy feelings do not carry over into this couple’s courtship. Nikki and Mark decide on a Hawaiian wedding, and the bride-to-be looks online for “cheap” wedding dresses. Rather than allow his future wife to don a $10 gown, Mark takes Nikki on a trip to New York City to shop for dresses. Nikki falls in love with a $2300 gown, but Mark immediately dashes her dreams, stating she’ll only be wearing it for 15 minutes. Later in the episode, Mark insists that Nikki sign a prenuptial agreement and sends her off to meet with a lawyer. According to Mark, if the prenup is not signed, it will be a deal breaker. Despite her attorney urging her not to sign the one-sided agreement, Nikki does wind up signing it. “I’m too young for all of this,” Nikki admits. We agree. The future is looking glum for this 19-year old soon-to-be-bride.

Fernando & Carolina: These two haven’t even started planning their wedding, and Fernando’s mother is making American life as difficult as possible for Carolina. She tries teaching her future daughter-in-law to clean the bathroom, but when Carolina doesn’t meet her standards, she accuses her of cleaning like a “baby.” Although they do sit down one-on-one, the conversation ends when Fernando’s mother says it’s too early [in the relationship] for the two women to get along. Carolina is feeling very lonely, and while Fernando is aware that his future wife is unhappy, he’s doing very little to help her feel more at home. Between being homesick, not trusting her future husband, and dealing with a conniving future mother-in-law, we’re not sure how much more Carolina can take. With the show’s finale right around the corner, we can’t help but wonder if these two will stick it out.

Aleksandra & Josh: Aleksandra is treated to a very tame bridal shower, while Josh and the guys enjoy pizza and a movie. Josh’s brother asks the groom-to-be if he needs wedding night advice, which Josh chooses not to take him up on. In a heart-to-heart chat, Aleksandra’s mother tells her that she thinks Josh is “wonderful” and that Aleksandra’s move to the U.S. will be worth it. The young couple appears to be blissfully happy during their wedding. The ceremony is in Russian, bringing both cultures together beautifully. The couple’s first dance is adorable. We’re predicting a happy future ahead! Congratulations Aleksandra and Josh!

Melanie & Devar: Although it’s their wedding day, there’s not much to tell about Melanie and Devar. Melanie and her bridal party are at the salon getting ready for the ceremony while Devar helps Melanie’s son, Hunter, get ready to walk down the aisle. Melanie’s sister continues to be extremely skeptical about Devar’s intentions, but she assures viewers that her family will be there to pick up the pieces if the relationship falls apart. Hopefully the final episode will shine some light on this couple, because we can’t help but feel a little left in the dark. Will Melanie and Devar become Mr. and Mrs.? Fingers crossed for a happy outcome!

The TLC website gives a glimpse into the 90 Day Fiance finale, airing December 6: “Nikki must decide if she wants to go through with the wedding. Loren has last minute worries on the big day. Carolina wants acceptance into Fernando’s family before the wedding. Emotion overcomes both Melanie and Devar as they prepare to wed.”

After the hour-long finale, a “Tell All” episode with all six couples will answer some of the questions viewers have been asking all season. We can hardly wait!

Grab a bottle of wine, a bowl of popcorn, and your favorite pajamas! This is reality TV at it’s finest.

About the Author

Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'