Patti Stanger is over the moon about heading back to “La La Land” as The Millionaire Matchmaker’s Manhattan season comes to a close. Last night’s clients were a former NFL wide receiver and a former MM episode “nut job.”
Freddie Mitchell, once WR for the Philadelphia Eagles, is looking for love, but the women he finds are looking at his deep pockets. He hires Patti to teach him how to weed out the gold-diggers.
At the mixer he chooses fair haired gemologist, and southern transplant, Adrienne and exotic brunette, Maria, a feisty stuntwoman. Both seem like adequate choices and I actually thought he had good chemistry with his final choice. The Adrienne he picks up by limousine though suddenly has a thick southern drawl and the audacity to ask about Mitchell’s December 2009 arrest for allegedly failing to pay child support.
The single mother states that she Googled Mitchell and needs to know because she has to make sure that she and her daughter are “protected.” Mitchell’s “picker”, and I guess mine, were wrong again. Patti is pleased that Mitchell recognizes this and is willing to set him up on a date with Maria.
Former client Stacy Kessler, a self-described actress/model/TV host/life coach, is back after being thrown out of Patti’s club. She submits to a lie detector test to prove she has the right intentions, and the MM crew decides to give her another chance. At the mixer Kessler flitters from one potential suitor to another, leaving one mid sentence to start up another conversation elsewhere.
There is a brief scuffle between Patti, Rachel, and party guest Pete who refers to Kessler as having ADD and then tries to cover up with “I was talking about Rachel.” Pete and single father Eben get chosen for mini dates. Eben gets the master date, maybe the millionairess has changed.
Then again, maybe not, in a move that made for one of the most uncomfortable dates I have ever seen on this show, Kessler arranges for Eben to watch a private showing of her bizarre lingerie film. The purpose of this video I just cannot figure out, but it was an inappropriate choice to show on a first date, as Eben clearly states to the cameras. Kessler, on the other hand, thinks he is enjoying the show.
Eben then takes Kessler to a casual restaurant. Very quickly things go downhill. So quickly that I cannot even pinpoint how it went from eating a burger to Eben’s “I’m not interested in you,” and Kessler’s, “Ok I am leaving.” The show ends with Kessler once again thrown out of the club.
During the closing credits we are given a recap of the highs and lows of the New York season. As Patti confirms there were a lot of rude, crude, and quirky characters looking for love during this run of MM. We should move some of these people to an island, one that isn’t Manhattan!