I am so excited for tonight’s episode of Married at First Sight! It’s the finale, y’all! But it is only part one and we probably won’t know any outcomes until next week.
Unfortunately, it looks like this episode is going to be a bye week. We will probably get a little something in the last twenty minutes. If we’re lucky.
David and Ashley
We are back with the lovely couple just a few days before David finally understands what is going on in Ashley’s head. It’s something he has been wondering about, despite her making it perfectly obvious, all season. They are out on a jog in the lovely neighborhood to which Ashley has become accustomed. It’s a very nice neighborhood. But it is worth the price? Is that Piedmont Park? Is Ashley suddenly being nice? Ashley claims to be conflicted in her talking head.
Neil and Sam
We catch up to these two on the way home from their “second honeymoon” to Savannah. Neil is deep in thought. Sam is hopeful and we are all wondering if the consummated the marriage this time. Neil still looks frustrated, so I’m guessing no. Sam needs to put her seatbelt on. And she did. She’s being very touchy feely with Neil. She is worried he is going to ask for a divorce. I don’t think he will. Unless she talks nonstop the whole way home. Which it looks like she might.
Once they get home they go on a rock climbing date. They really are trying to make Neil look undecided. He’s not.
Tres and Vanessa
I’ve never gotten a good read on this couple. I’m not sure Tres is really in this. Remember how he freaked out and almost didn’t walk down the aisle? I would not be shocked if he bailed. But I also would not be shocked if they stuck it out. They could go either way. They are editing Tres as if he is going to say yes. So that’s a bad sign.
Tres gives Vanessa a bracelet with a heart shaped charm that apparently has her new last name on it. Vanessa gives him a thank you kiss and tells him she loves him. Jewelry will do that to a girl.
The night before Vanessa seems miserable while filming with her sister. She is barely speaking. It’s like he has already told her he is done. Meanwhile Tres’ friend says he has to decide if he is “really going to do this.” Which is something I don’t think Tres decided on his wedding day. I kind of feel like he is making that decision on decision day. Vanessa is crying at dinner with her sister.
Well, my estimation was much too generous. Decision day starts with only eight minutes left in the show. They show Ashley and David waking up in the same be. Yet the are both fully dressed in t-shorts and bottoms and the covers don’t look slept in at all. Did Ashley bravely endure five whole minutes for production purposes? Probably. None of them look like they were really sleeping in their beds in the scenes we saw. I’m not talking they knew production was coming and someone had to let them in. I’m talking “let’s pose in the bed for the wakeup shoot now” kind of posed.
We managed to get David and Ashley to the decision couch. David tells Ashley he wants to stay married. Ashley starts with “You know I think you are a good person…” She says she really tried and she wanted it to work. But she wants a divorce. SHOCKER! Said no one. Ashley does exactly what we said she would do. She blames David and the social media situation. David at least tells her that she is making excuses.
We will find out the fate of the other two next week.
There is a brief aftershow. Let’s see what they say. Oh it’s going to be bullshit from Ashley. She claims she didn’t know what she was going to do until she got on the couch. Lies. David said he did the best he could. Ashley was pissed. She indicates they agreed the night before to be a united front with the divorce. She apparently wanted him to do one more thing not to make her look bad. I’m glad David didn’t give her that. Ashley is all over the place. First she gives the scripted line of “I didn’t know what I was going to do” then she blames David for not going with her face-saving agenda. I’m over this couple, let’s move on. Ashley says that thinks David was in love with the idea of being married, not with her. I believe that. David shares fun moments from the relationship in his interview. He says the night before their honeymoon they had a night in the hotel where they ordered food in and hid from production and got in the huge bathtub fully dressed and laughed and ate takeout.
Ashley’s interview is just her repeating that the entire time was a struggle and she never felt a connection. Which is fair. But she also never put in any effort to fully participate in the experiment. She basically wasted a lot of her time, David’s time, production’s time, and quite frankly our time.
It’s super clear from Same and Neil’s interview they are together. Tres and Vanessa are the wild card. I’m starting to lean toward no for those two.