Some people take baby steps toward preparing to have a child. Others go skydiving. On Married at First Sight: The First Year‘s season 2 finale on Tuesday, May 3, Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner got busy checking off items from Doug’s prebaby bucket list. Meanwhile, Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion headed to Hawaii for a romantic getaway, where they tried to repair the damage that had been done after their blowout fight over finances.
Jamie Wants a Baby Badly Enough to Jump Out of a Plane
Smooth sailing continued for Jamie and Doug as she made good on her promise to continue with therapy, and he announced his commitment to starting a family … almost. As an added bonus, to show his wife how much he truly did care for her family (despite showing up at the eleventh hour to officiate her sister’s wedding), Doug got a giant picture printed out from the big day. Jamie was truly touched and agreed to go skydiving, one of the more adventurous activities on Doug’s list to check off before parenthood.
“Never in my wildest dreams have I ever wanted to go skydiving, but I wanted to do it for him,” she admitted. She then added, “Most women just get pregnant, but I have to jump out of a plane before that happens.” Before heading off to jump out of a plane, however, Jamie sought a bit of reassurance from Doug.
“Are you really going to be ready to have a baby when we’re done with this prebaby bucket list?” the Bachelor season 16 alum asked. Doug said yes, and she beamed, noting they were “finally on the same page.”
She was still plenty nervous, though. “I just might pee in my pants,” she laughed. Still, she reasoned that “nothing can be as scary as marrying a complete stranger,” so this “leap of faith” wouldn’t be so bad. And it seemed to do the trick, considering that as Doug jumped out of the plane, he promised to give her a baby.
The Luau Doesn’t Go as Planned
Despite Cortney throwing her wedding ring down the drain, Jason used some money his mother left him to take his wife on the honeymoon they never had in Hawaii. After they settled into their presidential suite, followed by Cortney’s failed attempt to teach Jason how to swim, they headed to a romantic luau — well, it was romantic at first.
After the meal ended, Cortney decided it was a good time to have a serious talk about their previous fight. “When we were fighting a lot about finances, and we had our huge freaking fight, what really upset me was when you compared our jobs and devalued what I do with my life,” she lamented. Jason did his best to apologize.
“I do value what you do, and I do understand that it took you a lot to get here, and I’m sorry that I made you feel that way,” he offered. “It was not my intention.” That wasn’t enough for Cortney, though, and she was clearly still mad. A frustrated Jason then told his wife to “get over it,” which she didn’t like all that much.
“It hurt me,” she repeated. “I do not say those things to you, ever.” (Well, OK, but she did jam her wedding band down the drain.) The conversation ended with Cortney instructing Jason to never do that to her again.
Cortney Never Saw This Coming
The next day, Jason awoke more determined than ever to put the night before behind them and have a great time. Cortney suggested a “healing ceremony” to help them let go of their anger, and Jason complied. The ceremony was pretty simple and involved throwing flowers into the ocean as a symbol of letting go of resentment. As they performed the ritual, Jason admitted that he was a little bitter about what she did with her ring.
“I am sorry that I threw my ring down the drain,” she offered. “Very sorry.” Jason then addressed the camera, explaining that even though she had thrown away her original ring, he thought she deserved the diamond she’d always wanted anyway. As they tossed the petals into the surf, Cortney declared that they were saying “goodbye to the fear that we’re not enough for each other.” And with that, the financial fight and its messy aftermath seemed to be a thing of the past.
Then Jason felt ready to give Cortney the surprise of a lifetime. He arranged a scavenger hunt with rhyming clues that ended with an elegant dinner for two by the beach. Cortney was truly touched, but the surprises weren’t over yet.
“You’re such an amazing girl. You really are,” Jason began as he led her for a surfside stroll. Suddenly they stopped in front of a message written in flowers on the sand: “Will you take my last name?” Cortney spun around and found Jason down on one knee. She immediately burst into tears of joy. “Jason has completely surprised me. I didn’t think a ring was anywhere in the near future.” After making sure to officially say yes, she added, “From this point forward, there are no questions. We choose each other every single day.”
Safari or Bust
Seeing that Doug’s list was getting down to the end, Jamie was determined to check off one final, big item: a safari. She started by “bringing the safari” to him by organizing a jungle-theme birthday party for her husband with his friends, family and a small army of exotic stuffed animals. Doug was already touched, but when Jamie presented him with the real gift — an actual safari trip — he was completely overcome.
“I couldn’t love anybody more than I do Jamie,” he gushed. She pointed to Cape Town, South Africa, on the map, and Doug quipped, “We’re going to have a baby there.” He went on to tell her that he loved her “more than life itself.”
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