Married At First Sight's David And Hayley Are A Masterclass In Gaslighting

More gaslighting than an early-Victorian boardwalk.

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Yikes. Last night’s episode of Married At First Sight was a big one. It was always going to be; the couples are meeting each other for the first time, people are spilling goss about who’s slept with who and alcohol is involved. I mean, it’s just a ticking timebomb, isn’t it? 

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While there were little tiffs between Ivan & Aleks and Tash & Amanda, respectively, the main tension surrounded Hayley and David. After a rocky honeymoon stemming from a disagreement over David’s hourly wage, the two went their separate ways, keeping distant from each other until they were forced to see each other again.

The dinner party begins. David walks in, realises he’s there before Hayley and opts to not speak negatively of her while she’s not there. The tension in the episode rises as David’s anxiety builds watching couple after couple enters the door before Hayley. Then, Hayley enters and everything shifts. 

The following sequence of events could only be described as delusional. As Hayley walks in, she’s immediately defensive, convincing her “girl squad” that she was “joking” about his wage. Which, we knew, was a lie. Then, whilst talking to Mikey about David’s missing wedding ring, she makes up a story about an incorrect sizing. She says, “Hayley tried to save the day on our wedding day, didn’t I?”, speaking in the third person, “And get sticky tape and wrap it around so it fitted.”

Understandably, David was confused. In his private interviews, he says Hayley was “unexpectedly friendly considering (their) history” and that “Hayley wanted to play happy families.”

This confusion then resulted in a very awkward, tense and confronting moment on the couch, as David kept denying her advances and Hayley pushed his boundaries. After trying to patch things up – without apologising, mind you – Hayley attempted to make everything better by just pretending it was all fine. 

What followed was a very cringe, stomach-dropping moment where we see Hayley desperate to show affection and David doing his best to deny it without hurting her feelings. That was, until he got hurt, physically, with a scratch on his face. 

So now, David is more confused than ever given Hayley’s actions, Hayley’s mad because she hasn’t gotten her way and Alek’s, watching this whole thing unfold, is now contemplating if her fate is the same.

If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt how why adults still need supervision, to never force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras aroundhow to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.

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Call Of Duty Is Bringing Back Its Best Map To Take You Back To 2009

Locked and Loaded.

In news that gamers will love, Season 2 of Call of Duty’s ‘Modern Warfare’ game has just hit Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

While it’s got new operators, weapons and multiplayer modes, we’re obsessing with the new maps. Well, one map, in particular, Rust. 

News leaked just a few days ago when a trailer of Season 2 found its way onto social media and fans witnessed the very nostalgic landscape. Tbh, I couldn’t be more excited. Check it out at the 15-second mark.

Rust was the ultimate Call of Duty map. Originally found on ‘Modern Warfare 2’, this small multiplayer map was based on the mission Endgame and was an immediate fan-favourite with gamers.

As you climbed up ladders and broken down cars,  snipers set up camp ready to take down anyone in sight. Not to mention, the vast amount of hiding places made tactical-knifing one of the more popular modes of playing. It was the ultimate multiplayer map. I honestly don’t even remember picking any other map back in 2009. 

Speaking of the ’00s, we had a good ol’ yarn about Jessica Simpson on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

If you’ve already got the game, you can download Season Two right now. Though be weary, it might take a little bit of time, just ask these people on Twitter.

According to Forbes, the Co-Studio Head and Creative Director of Infinity Ward, Patrick Kelly said: “The community response to Modern Warfare since launch has been incredible and we’re thrilled to bring back some legendary fan-favourite maps and an iconic beloved Modern Warfare character Ghost.” You’re absolutely right Patrick, you’re absolutely right.

BRB, I’ve gotta download the update.

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Serious Question: Why Aren’t There Any Valentine's Day Albums?

We can't escape Christmas, so why would Feb 14 be any different?

When the first of December comes around, it’s like the world becomes a different place. Suddenly houses become more dressed up, families are preparing three-course dinners and people are generally a lot kinder. The mood is different and there’s one thing that marks this change; Christmas songs. 

Anyone who’s anyone has a Christmas song (if not an album). In December it’s all that we listen to, whether we like it or not. It kicks everyone into gear as we enter the holiday period in the correct spirit. Which brings me to my point, why aren’t there any Valentine’s Day music? 


If Christmas music dominates the holiday season, surely it would be the same for Valentines Day. Given the immense success of Mariah Carey’s infectious tune, it seems like a no-brainer that artists would want to pump out a Valentines Day album. 

Thanks to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, Mariah has topped the Billboard Hot 100 in four separate decades. An icon.

If you love ‘All I Want For Christmas’ as much as we do, you might enjoy this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Just think about it, people would be inclined to stream that album every year, or anytime they feel romantic. Which, if you ask me, seems like a positive mode of thinking. Who doesn’t want to be associated with love and positivity? 

Who doesn’t want to be associated with this?

Randomly, Christmas seems to be the holiday that pop musicians make music for. While some people make horror-inspired songs, there aren’t too many artists that release Halloween-themed albums. There’s a few, but definitely not many. 

Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ is one of very few Halloween-ready songs.

And sure there are love songs, but why don’t we have a Valentines Day album from Michael Bublé singing us to pure, romantic bliss. That’s all I want for this Valentines’ Day. Please, Mr Bublé, make it happen!

I need this, but in song form, please.

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