The Millionaire Matchmaker Season 8 Recap: Patti Helps Stephanie and Kari

By Kathleen Villaruben | 3 years ago
The Millionaire Matchmaker Season 8 Recap: Patti Helps Stephanie and Kari
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“The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 5 “Stephanie Pratt, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Kari Whitman” aired last Jan. 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. The episode kicks off with the first client Stephanie Pratt. She says that her brother Spencer Pratt helps in matchmaking throughout her dating career. Read on to know more about Stephanie’s love life.

Stephanie is 28 years old and lives in Pacific Palisades. Heidi Montag is Stephanie’s friend. She is supportive with her friend’s journey in finding the right partner.

Patti Stanger invites Stephanie, Spencer and Heidi to talk in her office. Based on Stephanie’s experience, Patti insists that she must avoid bad boys. She learns that Josh Duhamel is Stephanie’s celebrity crush. She tells Stephanie to follow her brain, not heart. Heidi says that Stephanie “falls in love with love,” not with the person.

The next client is Kari Whitman. She is 45-year-old interior designer from Beverly Hills. Some of her celebrity clients are Jessica Alba and Kristen Bell. She likes yoga and hiking. She regrets dating the wrong people in her 20s. She was engaged four times. Most of her relationships did not work out because of possessive men. Her significant breakup is with a man whom she had been with for 11 years. Her celebrity crushes are Ashton Kutcher and Tom Cruise. Patti tells her to stop being friends with her exes because “collectors never find love.” Although Kari is hurt with that idea, she says that she is ready to learn. She wants a strong man who is successful and confident.

Patti brings Kari to fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson. Some of Tracy’s famous clients are Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. Tracy wants to emphasize “physicality” to embrace femininity, which can be helpful to be open for love.

Unlike the usual bar scene, Patti and Tracy search for potential dates inside the gym. Their favorites are Emilio, Kevin, Stephen and Marty.

For Stephanie, Candace brings men to Patti’s office to be interviewed by Spencer, Heidi and Patti. Dutch is an IT manager who works for a hospital organization. Mike is a personal trainer. David brings business owner Simon, swim consultant Jason, photographer Taner, US marine John, student Matteo and entrepreneur and philanthropist Trevor. Patti wants Jason for herself. John looks funny with his shorts. Matteo is French, which is good for Stephanie. Heidi likes Trevor while Spencer likes Matteo because he is rich. Patti’s top men are Simon, Dutch and Mike.

Before the date, Patti makes Kari write a letter for her exes as her final farewell. After reading it, Kari burns it.

Stephanie and Kari enter the restaurant with the chosen men. They separate to talk with potential dates. Kari stutters at first. Then she talks about her career. Patti tells her that she is talking about her resume. After Kari adjusts to casual topics, she finds it fun dating with four guys.

Meanwhile, Stephanie talks with her dates. After the conversation, she commends Patti for a job well done. However, she finds it difficult to choose.

Kari continues the conversation with her dates. She talks about her work again. Patti tells her that the guys are not having “boners” because of her topic.

It is time for the two clients to choose their master dates. Kari chooses Emilio while Stephanie wants to have a date with Trevor.

Emilio takes Kari to an art date. While sculpting clay, he goes behind her and helps her mold it. He tells her that she smells good.

Stephanie chooses Trevor because she thinks he is a great guy. In their cafe date, Trevor gives her a watch. He makes her choose first if she likes black or white. Stephanie likes the black one.

Kari goes with Emilio in a seafood restaurant. Emilio says that she is one of his best dates. After eating oysters, he makes cocktails for her. Kari is amazed. While drinking, they kiss sweetly.

On the other hand, Stephanie and Trevor are having a fun time in an amusement park. Stephanie describes it as a “perfect date.” On a ferris wheel, they kiss despite Stephanie’s fear of heights. She says that he makes her laugh after a long time.

The next day, Patti calls her clients for a follow-up. Emilio says he is definitely calling Kari for a second date. Kari says she loves hanging out with him. Trevor wants to call Stephanie, but he thinks of giving her space first. Patti scolds him. Trevor changes his mind and promises to call her immediately. Stephanie is happy to finally find a nice guy in LA. She thanks Patti.

There you have it for the recap on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 5 “Stephanie Pratt, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Kari Whitman,” which aired last Jan. 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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