Just when I thought that everyone was starting to be on one accord, all hell breaks loose. Married At First Sight never fails to bring some type of drama. If you have been following this season, you know that there has been plenty. I think this has been one of the most controversial seasons. Every time I think I know what could possibly happen there is another twist. There have been so many ups and downs that I would be shocked if anyone stays together.
The couples celebrate their one-month anniversaries with gifts, boat rides, and getting back to nature. Things seem to be moving in the right direction for everyone, until a scandalous discovery comes up at a group dinner. Accusations are made and everyone is shocked, especially by the wife in question. Let’s get straight to the recap!
Katina and Olajuwon
If rose colored glasses were a person, it would be Katina. During a video call with her friend, she vents about her recent argument with Olajuwon. She conveniently leaves out the fact that he constantly demeans her. The only thing that she mentions is that he wants her to open up. Huh? I don’t know if she is delusional or just desperate to make this marriage work. Is she forgetting how he told her he questioned her as a wife and her life skills in general? I didn’t! Later, Katina surprises Olajuwon with a romantic gondola ride for their one month anniversary. As much as he has disrespected this woman, he should have been the one bending over backwards for her. For some reason she still feels like she needs to prove herself to him.
During a group dinner, Olajuwon blindsides the group with a shocking accusation. After Katina talks about how they are working on their marriage, he questions if it is even real. Unbeknownst to her, on the ride to dinner he borrowed her phone and saw something unsettling. When he threatens to tell everyone, Katina asks to speak in private. He might as well have just told what happened because he definitely alludes to something unsavory. When they return home, Olajuwon confronts Katina about seeing a dating app on her phone earlier. She claims the app is so old that she forgot it was on her phone. Obviously her explanation isn’t good enough for him because he begins yelling about her not respecting him. Sigh! I can understand why he would find seeing the app unsettling, but the way he handled the situation was deplorable. I am so sick of Olajuwon and all of his antics. I want Katina to stop making excuses for him and just walk away.
Lindsey and Mark
Lindsey and Mark have yet another tense conversation about their relationship. Mark wants to take a job that would result in lower pay and long hours much to her dismay. She proposes that he take some time to look for a better position, rather than just accept anything. But he doesn’t feel comfortable not having a job and just sitting around. In this case, I can understand both of their perspectives. Lindsey feels like now is the perfect time for him to have time to himself because he can dedicate that time to their marriage. But I can also understand how he is hesitant to not bringing any money into the household. Honestly, after all of Lindsey’s outbursts I would be afraid that would just become another thing to use against me.
Mark invites Chris to join him to look for a gift for Lindsey for their one month anniversary. He finds a store that sells items that she would love. After they find the perfect gifts, he vents to Chris about the struggles in their relationship. He admits he isn’t ready to say he is in love with his wife. Later, he surprises her with a date in nature, complete with a bonfire. While looking at wedding pictures, Mark gets emotional thinking about all of the times that he may have hurt his wife over the past four weeks. He decides to be more open minded about Lindsey and their marriage. I honestly believe these two could work if they give each other some grace and learn to compromise. She will also have to stop saying things that she can’t take back, when she is hurt. As much as he wants to be in a relationship, I don’t think he has ever experienced anything like his wife. It’s going to take a while for them to learn how to navigate those waters.
Noi and Steve
Noi meets with one of her friends and gushes about Steve. Although things are going well, there is still an elephant in the room, his employment status. While celebrating their one month anniversary, the two exchange gifts while sitting by the water. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw he got matching leopard print outfits for Noi and her dog. He even bought a leopard print button down for himself for family pictures. They then go on a boat cruise and eat sushi while reminiscing about their marriage up until this point. I don’t know why, but these two are just so cute to me. Steve better come up with a plan so they can stay married.
Jasmina and Michael
Michael talks to his friend about his issues with Jasmina. He shares that he was annoyed that he felt that he was putting forth so much effort, only for it to go unnoticed. But he comes to the realization that it doesn’t matter what he does if it isn’t what his wife needs to be comfortable. Michael makes it clear that he is willing to do what is necessary to move forward with Jasmina in a positive direction. I hate to say it, but I don’t think them getting along will last.
Michael surprises Jasmina with brunch, gifts while they reminisce about how happy they were on their wedding day. To reignite the spark, he suggests they rewrite their vows and recite them later that night. I must say that Michael is really pulling out all the stops. He even brings Jasmina to the place they got married for a romantic dinner. I was shocked to hear her vows. She actually addressed many of their issues and commits to making some serious changes. Hopefully this is sincere and will be a start of more positive encounters. If she didn’t acknowledge his effort after this, I was prepared to completely write her off.
TELL US –WHO DO YOU THINK HAS THE BEST CHANCE OF STAYING TOGETHER AFTER DECISION DAY? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HOW OLAJUWON REACTED AT THE GROUP DINNER?
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