‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Season 8 Recap: Patti Helps Chris Manzo and Max Hodges

By Kathleen Villaruben | 2 years ago
‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Season 8 Recap: Patti Helps Chris Manzo and Max Hodges

The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 7 “Chris Manzo and Max Hodges”aired last Feb. 5, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. The episode kicks off with 25-year-old restaurant owner Chris Manzo from Paterson, New Jersey. Read on to know his story.

While being interviewed, Chris is always interrupted by his mother Caroline. To end the interview, Caroline threatens Patti Stanger to do a great job in finding the perfect match for her favorite son. Patti learns that Caroline keeps on interrupting Chris’s relationships. It was especially if she does not like the girl. It is Chris’s second time to ask for Patti’s help. Chris is pressured to have a girlfriend because his siblings already have moved on with their partners. He says he never had a serious relationship. Patti plans to find an all-American girl with a sense of humor. She notices that Chris is innocent when it comes to sex.


Caroline is asked to leave the room. Patti initiates a move to assess Chris’s skills in talking with a new girl. It is an awkward role play. Chris insists that he does not like vices. He wants gentle and decent girls. Patti criticizes him that he is not asking for sex at all.

Max Hodges is a 33-year-old hottie from Manhattan Beach, California. He is a former TMZ reporter. He believes that love is “supernatural.” Patti criticizes his messy look. Max insists that he is a sensitive person even if people always regard him as a man who keeps on having sex. He wants the girl-next-door type, but she does not want to believe him. Max says he tends to have long-distance relationships. Patti asks him why he needs her help. Max tells her that her matchmaking skill is unique. He says he is not sure when to get married. Patti gets exasperated.

Patti demands to call Max’s mother. His mother says the same thing that Max wants a stable relationship. She also believes that her son is going to be a wonderful father. Patti is convinced. She demands Max to change into decent clothes.

Patti decides to find a cute, sweet and innocent girl for Chris. For Max, a gentle and decent woman is a must.

To improve the two clients’ dating skills, YouTube sensation Jenna Marbles is asked to talk to them. They start to have a role play. Chris improves after Jenna’s remark that his handshake was awkward. Max is not taking it seriously. Jenna tells him that he is like a teenage boy.

Before the mixer party, Patti tells Chris and Max to draw something that represents love. She believes that it will show their subconscious. After she went out, the two men find the activity ridiculous.

Caroline helps in finding the right girl for her son. The girls also draw their representation of love. The top girls for Chris are Amanda, Kylie, and Samantha. For Max, the top three is Muriel, Suzy, and Sam. Chris chooses Amanda, the “superhero” cosplayer. Max wants to have a master date with Suzy, a beautiful exotic woman from Lybia.

Max and Suzy go paddle boarding. Max really adores Suzy’s exotic charm. Chris and Amanda go to a country date. After horseback riding, Amanda tells Chris to wait for her near a cliff where she appears in a superhero costume. Then, they start to do a mock fight scene.

It is time for Patti to catch up with clients. Suzy is excited about the date. Max visits the office and tells Patti that he is definitely asking her out next week. Sadly, Amanda likes Chris but has no invitation for a second date yet. Patti scolds Chris to move faster and stop being so shy. She hates that Chris only gave Amanda a peck on the cheek. Chris defends himself that he was just being a gentleman. Following Patti’s advice, Chris and Amanda are off to a second date.


There you have it for the recap on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 7 “Chris Manzo and Max Hodges,” which aired last Feb. 5, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. Catch the next episode on Feb. 12, 2015. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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