The culture clash was even more extreme on the latest episode of "Wife Swap." Producers had to know there was potential for serious trouble by swapping a proud Christian Republican family with a polyamorous one. Gina Louden found it too much when she swapped into the Envy family -- a husband, wife and girlfriend.
Gina, a Tea Party activist and political pundit, couldn't even make it through the week, abandoning the show to check into a hotel. Then, against the rules of the show, she contacted her husband, John.
"Hey, honey. We’re definitely dealing with dark forces here," John told her. He'd been preaching against the Envy lifestyle to Angela, the wife he inherited for the show, to the point he was traumatizing her. Gina, on the other hand, had been trying to convince Chris to step up and not expect the women to wait on him hand and foot. She felt that the girlfriend was an innocent victim in the relationship.
After that phone call, the Loudons were not seen from again in the episode, marking the first time a family did not make the roundtable discussion at the end of the hour. Celeb Dirty Laundry blamed both families for their communication breakdowns, making it "more dramatic than usual." Still, the Envy family did embrace some of the things they learned from Gina. Presumably, the Loudons did not embrace anything they learned from Angela.
See which cultures mix it up next time on "Wife Swap," Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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