After the Blevins family, we meet Brian Murdock. Like Big Al from the premiere, Brian is worried about nuclear war, where he thinks 1/3 of humanity will die. Brian lives on the outskirts of Boston but bought 50 acres of rural land with two shallow ponds and a well in upstate New York… 375 miles, and a seven-hour drive from his home. Like Big Al, he seems to think he’s going to get plenty of warning of a nuclear attack. He plans on bugging-out and living in an RV that doesn’t look particularly nuke-proof.
The one thing Brian thinks he’s missing from his prepper planning is a proper prepper wife, and he can’t seem to find anyone in this country who will consider filling that role. Because of this, we get to meet Tatiana, who met Brian via an online dating site and has made her first trip to Boston from Colombia to be Brian’s bride. Tatiana seems to know that Brian considers himself a prepper, but it was obvious from the moment she hit the door that she had no idea what Brian has planned for them as a couple.
She had no idea he plans to bug-out to a RV in NY, and she thinks he’s crazy. Why did she come here? Folks tweeting the episode summarized their meeting as “mail-order gold-digger meets insensitive idiot,” and I think that’s somewhat unfair to the gold-digger… I mean, Tatiana.
While many (obviously including Brian) think Colombia is a third-world backwater, Tatiana quickly shows herself to be among the most level-headed people to have ever ventured in front of a Doomsday Preppers camera. She makes a point that many religious people might take to heart: God will protect you or take you at his will, so why live your life in fear?
Quite frankly, Tatiana has more sense about what matters than her poorly prepared, slow-witted companion, and it may take an act of God to force her to stay with such an obvious buffoon.