On this episode of Married At First Sight, the couples discuss their past, specifically trauma, and how it influences their future relationship. You know, theoretically. I am hoping that they finally kick Luke off the show this episode. Just like I have been hoping for the last few episodes. I’m pissed already and the show hasn’t even started. Damn, I am watching a recording of one of David Tutera’s wedding shows and there was an ad for MAFS. It looks like Married at First Sight Luke is still torturing Kate next week. I really want to punch him in his stupid, ugly, face. I just noticed Kate and Luke are not in the decision day previews. This is not shocking to me. I wonder if his dumb ass will be at the reunion?
Stephanie & AJ
These two seem really happy together. I just think AJ needs some serious counseling. I’m not sure I am in the headspace to listen to everyone’s childhood traumas today, So I will probably be brief. Stephanie’s trauma was the markets crashing right after she got her first job after college. Her whole department was cut. AJ was in a very bad motorcycle accident. AJ is just happy to be alive.
Stephanie takes AJ for a visit with her parents. Her mom wants to know about his background. AJ always wanted to be a police officer. Injuries from the motorcycle ended that dream. The parents are pleased that Stephanie is happy.
Kristine & Keith
Keith’s trauma is his dad’s past, he had a drinking problem and was angry. He feels like he needs to take care of his dad still. His dad is coming to visit soon and he has no idea if he still has addiction issues. Kristine was engaged before to someone who was wealthy. He expected her to cook and clean all the time. This is also an issue in her current relationship. Keith has been neglecting his role with the cleaning because, “he wasn’t expecting so many dishes.” Really, Keith? Kristine doesn’t want to replace his Grandma. Kristine doesn’t think Keith is a team player. Also, she doesn’t think he sees her as more than his private chef and bottle washer. When Kristine points out that she is doing everything, Keith seems pissed.
Couples Counseling with Dr. Jessica Griffin
Kristine wants to talk to Dr. Jessica about her issues with Keith and his expectations to be cared for like a child. Dr. Jessica asks what actions make them feel loved. Keith says they don’t want to hear his answer. Of course his “love language” is food. Keith tells a story of trying to drive his drunk dad home when he was thirteen and getting lost. Somehow, knowing why Keith has been babied all his life by his female elders is supposed to make his current behavior okay? What is wrong with these experts. Where is someone to tell this infantalized boy it is time to be a man?
Meeting Keith’s Dad
The couple goes to meet Keith’s dad. The meeting is taking place at an Irish pub in the middle of the day. Whose bright idea was this?Isn’t Keith’s dad an alcoholic? His dad was not invited to the wedding because it would upset his mother. His father didn’t show up. Keith looks mortified for this to be happening in front of cameras.
Jasmine & Will
Will takes Jasmine to the area where he grew up. Jasmine grew up with many more advantages. Will and his friend call Jasmine “uppity.” Jasmine can’t relate to Will’s background. Will is really opening up for the first time.
Later, Jasmine takes Will to meet her Aunt Suzie. Aunt Suzie has made fried chicken, homemade mac and cheese, and pound cake. Did I mention I am on a healthy eating plan? Aunt Suzie tells Jasmine she needs to listen to Will. She is not hearing that. Aunt Suzie says he is paying the bills and is the head of household. That is not the case. Will seems pissed.
Kate & Luke
Luke takes Kate to where he grew up. Kate feels like she and Luke have had some sort of breakthrough. Her friends don’t see it. Neither to I. She actually says, “This feels like the marriage I wanted in my life.” Poor thing. Wherever they are, it’s really pretty.
Oh God. Luke is taking Kate to meet his family. Luke’s mom seems so nice? Where did this go so wrong? Luke is putting on a big performance, both for his mom and in the interviews. I’m not buying it. She needs to corner that brother, or possibly step brother and pump him for information.
Luke’s Mom Knows The Marriage Won’t Last
Instead, she sits down with his mom hoping for some advice. The mom asks her, “What would be the least you hope to come out of this with?” What kind of question is that?
Just when we think the mom is nice, she gives a confessional and says she thinks Married At First Sight is a mockery of marriage.
Then she asks Kate, “So if this doesn’t end the way you want it to, will you feel like you’ve done…um… like put forth a good effort…like your best effort?” WOW. Has she asked her son that? Kate is unable to keep even a neutral face. Luke’s mom says she looks sad. You think? She says she didn’t come in with any expectations, and if she did this would not have met them. Kate doesn’t know what more she can do. Run, Kate, RUN!
Next time on Married at First Sight Kate and Luke continued to be at odds.