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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 around, how to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.
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