In the season premiere, the nine newlywed couples are put on the spot to reveal their first impressions of the couples they will be competing with. There's also a paintball battle that pits the men against the women, with the losers cooking breakfast for the winning sex. The couples' communication skills are tested when blindfolded husbands strip down to their skivvies while their wives instruct them where to find their clothes. The winning couple of this challenge will earn safety from elimination.
The eight remaining just-married couples get slightly embarrassed when famous psychosexual therapist DR. RUTH drops by to give them relationship tips. The week's challenges to help grow the jackpot include having the wives identify which backside belongs to their husband by touch alone; and the competition is on to see which couple can scoop up the most bugs -- including roaches and water bugs -- into a jar using only their hands.
A tantric educator visits the seven remaining couples and discusses with them how they can enhance their sexuality and improve the quality of their love. Also, the wives find out how well they listen to their husbands when the guys, via cell phone, must describe to them a variety of hardware items.
The honeymoon is over for the six remaining couples as the competition heats up. The husbands must match their wives' responses to the question, "What is your husband worst at: kissing, cuddling or foreplay?" Also, the couples' ability to work as a team is tested when they design a carnival booth and come up with a game for the neighborhood kids to play. The couple who earns the most tickets will be one step closer to the life-changing cash prize.
The four remaining couples are given an empty room to turn into an attractive, stylish space that reflects their combined tastes. Recognized interior designer Nate Berkus will decide which couple did the best job. Also, a licensed hypnotherapist helps the couples let go of their inhibitions, resulting in some fun but strange moments.