And Brianna eloped so she wouldn't have to answer or even face those concerns.
I agree with this completely. In my previous post, I totally forgot about the fact that Ryan was married not too long ago and has kids with the woman. After watching the episode, I feel like if Briana started dating this guy and so quickly announced that they were getting married, she would get a lot of unwanted feedback from her family and friends. She would have to answer questions she might not even have answers to herself. She didn't want to think about it, she just wanted to do it. She had a cancer scare, fell in love, decided eloping would be the right thing to do. No need to ask/tell anyone. The end.
This way Briana can just come out and tell everyone "hey guys, I'm married!" and everyone will just have to deal with it. I mean there's really no point in going up to someone who has already done something and asking them "are you sure you want to do this?!". People (other than Vicki) won't have any other choice but to accept her decision and move on, instead of criticizing it for months if Briana chose to spend months and months planning a wedding after announcing their engagement. It takes the stress off of her big time.
It's funny seeing her be so giddy over getting married though. Just last season, she was saying how she doesn't see the point in getting married if it ends up in divorce. A part of me is so excited because Briana seems SO happy, but the other part of me is kinda going "huh... did you not learn from your mother's mistakes?". Vicki has a couple of failed marriages under her belt and she knew
the men she was marrying. Kind of weird to see Briana just ignore that whole bit and jump into it. Whatever works, I guess. And hopefully Briana's marriage does work out, unlike her mother's.
I'm neutral about Alexis. I think she's a really, really good friend. But this girl needs to take a breath. She wouldn't be so busy if she didn't make herself busy, if that makes sense. For example, the time she spent 5 minutes rearranging the granola bars (or whatever it was) she had for her kids. The latest example was in the last episode. She knew she would be doing some business at home and will have someone coming over but did nothing to prepare for it. I understand her daughter wasn't feeling well, but you would think she would pop in a movie or change the channel on the television to a show her daughter enjoys BEFORE the person she has business with comes over. It's really not that hard. Instead, she lost a lot of time by running back and forth because her daughter couldn't voice all of her concerns at once and had to wait for Alexis to leave the room before whining about something else.
Maybe it's just me, but it seemed very unprofessional of Alexis to do that. I couldn't imagine how tired she feels at the end of the night from all of that running-in-one-place she does all day.