Well, MAFS fans, this national nightmare is finally over. I never got around to watching the last episode. I suppose it was full of a ton of “will they or won’t they?” type stuff and montages of their “journey.” Frankly, if they can’t do a better job casting the couples than this, this needs to be the last season. The problem is, I always want to see who they pick. And then I am sucked in.
Let’s get this over with.
Stephanie & AJ
We move very quickly to the decisions which means there is going to be a lot of drama. Probably with Luke and Kate. As far as Stephanie and AJ are concerned, AJ is all in. But Stephanie should have some doubts about AJ’s volatility.
As AJ is talking about, well, AJ he comes to a point where he says that Stephanie is always that little voice on his shoulder reminding him to think of her. Clearly, we never witnessed that happening. Stephanie’s face gets really contorted during that part of the story.
Stephanie says she can handle a lot. That’s not a good start to a marriage. She goes on to say that it became a repetitive issue that didn’t improve over time.
After so much dramatic editing and Frankenbites, and facial expressions of the experts from other scenes, they decide to stay married. Stephanie says she loves him. He loves her too.
The Decision: Stay Married.
Jasmine & Will
These two are not a match. They need to get a divorce. But to they both know that? This is just awkward. Will sort of says she has grown into one of her best friends. Jasmine clearly hears “friend-zone.” I think she is right. He is trying to be into her. He’s just not.
Jasmine says he wants her to just agree with them when they talk. She says she is a debater. She wants to get her point across. Gender roles continue to be an issue. She mentions his lack of career goals.
Jasmine reluctantly says she wants to stay married and give it more time. She basically says the show may have impeded their growth process. She’s not quite ready to throw in the towel. Will says he agrees they could use some more time together. However, he thinks that their communication issues won’t really allow for much change. So he wants to divorce. Well, thank God one of them said it. I just wish for Jasmine’s sake, she would have been the one to reject him. Because that is going to bother her. Jasmine cries. She says she tried her best. She blames herself. Jasmine thinks she failed. I knew she would think that. It’s sad.
The experts stupidly try to talk Will out of it. Why?
The Decision: Divorce
Kate & Luke
I cannot believe this is going to be next. I presumed this would be the big dramatic finish. Apparently, Kristine is going to divorce Keith and that will be the big finale.
Going into the meeting with the experts, Kate still says she really likes Luke. I think she thinks she loves him. This is going to be brutal. Luke gives Kate a creepy hug when he walks in.
Luke makes an odd reference to the experts (or the cameras?) when she says she tells him positive things all the time. Kate says just this past week she feels like Luke likes her now. I feel like I am watching a North Korean hostage video.
Luke’s Thoughts Generic And Odd
Dr. Pepper asks what he likes about Kate. He says she holds her friends and family in high regard and has a good personality. This answer makes everyone groan inside. He finds it attractive that they are all on the same page.
Pastor Cal asks Kate what is missing from that response. She says, “Everything about attraction.” Dr. Pepper asks if there is no attraction, how did they have sex?” Luke says, “we’ll just skip that one. Dr. Jessica says let Kate answer if she wants to. Kate says she thinks Luke just does it to make her happy. Luke says he has no words. Dr. Jessica says their secret keeping is why they couldn’t provide help. Please. They saw the rough cuts. We saw more than enough to know Kate needed help. Kate looks terrified.
Luke says he enjoyed being around her. He feels like she gets him and he finds that attractive. He’s a psychopath that doesn’t even know the right thing to say. His expressions are frightening. Kate says that she wants a divorce. Luke agrees.
Pastor Cal says he fights for marriages to succeed. But not this one. He says Kate deserves to be with someone who is attracted to her and values her. Luke’s talking head is just more lies about how he tried and what he wanted. Kate says staying together would just continue to cause them both pain. Why is Dr. Jessica crying like Beyoncé and Jay Z have broken up?
The Decision: Divorce
Kristine & Keith
These two were the happiest together on the show. However, their compatibility ended when in came to financial planning and planning for children. Keith wants babies right away without thinking through any financial or career ramifications and Kristine has very set career goals she wants to achieve before getting pregnant.
Keith seems all in. Because, Keith doesn’t really think like an adult. Keith is a coddled man-child. He’s very likable. He’s very cute. But he doesn’t appear to have any critical thinking skills and that is a problem. Kristine seems on the fence.
What Will Kristine Say?
Will missed Kristine after just one night away. Kristine sits on the very far end on the couch. Will gushes about how much he loved being married to Kristine. Neither of them have said I love you. Kristine says that Will expects her to take care of him. He wants kids quickly. She says the past few weeks have been good, but she is afraid to make the decision based on just that “happy period.” She says it has been a rollercoaster for her.
Will of course wants to stay married. There is a lot of drama leading up to Kristine’s decision. What will she say? She chooses to stay married. Will tells her he loves her for the first time. She cries. They kiss and she says she loves him too.
The Decision: Stay Married
But Wait! There’s More!
Why are Jasmine and Kate the ones that have to pack a bag and leave? OOOOOH! Next week we get a check-in with the couples. Kate confronts Luke over the gay rumors. Are will and Jasmine still seeing each other? Did Stephanie finally get enough of AJ’s angry outbursts? Is Kristine pregnant? I’ll be tuning in to find out will you?
Married At First Sight will return on this June on Wednesdays. Summer is a lot easier for recaps. Wednesdays could be a good night. I will probably be right back her complaining about this show all over again. Please don’t leave me here talking to my dumb self. And thanks for sticking this season out with me.