It’s a jumble of peasants and lovers last night at farmer seeks wife† That means no Maud on your TV screen next Sunday. Can you imagine? Not me. I’m enjoying it while I still can. I see Annette and Hans together, Jouke and Karlijn, ohhh, YES, Janine and Sander walk hand in hand! Did Sander succeed? Awesome. And how nice does Maud look! Those earrings and what did she do with her hair? What a beautiful woman. Oh, she borrowed the clothes from her sister. What does it matter? I do see more metamorphoses, not so much in appearance, but in behavior. All farmers look a hundred times more relaxed. As if a weight has been lifted off their shoulders. A single charge. And God, what do I give them that.
As an accomplished psychologist, Yvon first tackles the problem cases: Evert, Janine and Hans, they have not had it easy. She starts with Evert. “You often didn’t have the words for it”, Yvon begins. But Evert gives her a go: “If I’m going to ask you all those questions, will you have an answer to them?” “No, I don’t think so,” laughs Yvon. Um, hello, where’s Evert gone? There is an Evert 2.0 here that can no longer be told everything. Hans mainly thought practically in love: Dinie, she lived close by. But he had to get out of his head, into his gut. And you don’t have to tell Hans anything: Janine had a fear of commitment, he had already seen that for a long time.
The new Evert continues: “What Sander is to Janine, maybe Maud is to me.” He thinks they complement each other well. There really is another Evert here!
Meanwhile, Maud tells the other farmers that she hasn’t looked at the reactions. “Then I’m not sleeping, am I?” But she does have self-criticism: “In the beginning I also thought of Maud, please, pff.” Fortunately, she likes herself more than she thought. And then the penny drops. This adventure seemed like a school trip to the farm to Maud, but I was completely wrong. This is Maud. Authentic. All herself. She has found her niche on the farm. We see Maud vlogging, driving the tractor: “Now I think we’re stomping something.” And with Evert and brother Koop in the milking parlor: “This is milking with the management.” I’m screaming on the couch. Can this woman have her own real-life soap? Maud has even canceled her rent. She is going to emigrate to Drenthe. What a beautiful ending to this peasant romcom! But: “Hoho, not too fast”, she warns. They are not there yet, they need to get to know each other even better. “I think it’s great that you’re here,” says Evert. Look, that’s how we know you again, Evert!
If anyone has done everything to win over a woman, it is Rob, Yvon thinks. But there is no sign of Wendy. Rob went all the way† He was ‘absolutely in love with Wendy, hotel debotel in love with her’. And he went on and on until Wendy said, “I don’t feel it for you.” God, I think this is sad. Was it not too much: dancing, singing, playing the guitar, showing off for the women? And then we see images of Rob who offers everything for the women: cups of tea, an extra blanket over the feet. Geez, this is going a long way. But Rob doesn’t think so: he likes to do it, this is who he is. Now I’m starting to feel a little sorry for him. Rob just wants it too much. “I have low self-esteem. I’m not proud of myself and I make up for that with things I’m good at.” Oh… Yet he is convinced that there is someone for him. Me too, Rob. Do not give up.
Karlijn and Jouke sit next to each other as if it has never been different. The blunt Frisian farmer next to the soft, sweet Brabant beauty. Yvon wants to know if Jouke has softened. Karlijn doesn’t think so. She had quickly found the loving and warm side of him. “He is much more attentive than I am; put the coffee on, write me notes that he loves me.” What? Yvon can’t believe her ears and neither can I. Jouke sits there with a big smile in love. “That is not necessarily all in public, so tacky,” he thinks. And that was also the reason that Yvon had to get out of the yard immediately when the two found each other. Karlijn has really found the little heart in this rough bolster. Jouke feels happier: “Karlijn now gives me someone to hold on to.” That big smile of his again. Oh guys! This is exactly why this program is made! And the two will eventually also live together, in Friesland. What else do you want?
I am very curious about the story of Janine and Sander. What happened there? On the city trip, the relationship was still hanging by a thread. “What was so difficult?” Yvon wants to know. Janine has felt a rollercoaster of emotions and to put that into words is… (you guessed it) difficult! The couple has been through a lot after the city trip. I’m bouncing on the couch. Tell! Sander often came to Limburg, perhaps that was not so handy of him. It all went a little too fast for Janine. So much so that she even broke up with it. What? “I said, you are always welcome and if you want to try again, then come,” says Sander. What an understanding man! Where can you buy these? As a result, Janine’s panic subsided and the Limburger noticed that she was going to miss Sander anyway. Yes! See. How good, Janine. “It took time,” she says. “He has faith in us.” And she too. Now it is. What a very sweet man Sander is. And just another happy ending† How lovely. Guys, where are the handkerchiefs?
Hans seems to have become a different man next to Annette. He makes joke after joke that makes everyone gasp. Hans did not have it easy with his wives and he himself summarizes this in a hilarious speech. Has anyone realized how funny Hans is? What an actor. Give this man a platform! Annette sits next to him screeching at his jokes, but is also realistic: “You are not going to change a 69-year-old, you have to accept him as he is.” They only have to look at each other and they know what they want, she says. She goes the extra mile: “I’m not a millionaire, but that’s how I feel.” Oh Annette! How beautiful, this! And she enjoys the farm, she feels like Dr. Pol. “It’s like a fairytale, Hans”, says Yvon. “That’s it”, he agrees: “I have a lot more meaning in life. And that it clicks between the children too, that is very important to me.”
“Is it very different to fall in love again at 69?” Yvon wants to know. “No, it all takes a little longer, that’s all,” answers Hans. And the three are in a bind. Padum pat! Hans is this season’s uncrowned joke king. I’m going to miss them, these farmers and their loved ones.