“Married at First Sight: Second Chances” presented episode four titled “Soft Lips, Hard Choices” and there was one constant. David Norton is sick of hearing the ladies talk about each other. He can’t escape it. With only a couple of exceptions, each woman he spent time with in episode 4, spoke about the catfighting in the group.
There were those who chose to alert David though they hadn’t engaged in the name-calling and accusations. Then there were those who perpetrated the mean behavior, who either lied about their part in it, or played down what they were accused of.
Newly accused is Melika, one of David’s faves. Jordan spilled the tea on her and David seemed deflated. Melika, reportedly, said she’s not in it for the long haul, because she doesn’t think she and David are on the same wavelength. He’s got a game of Whack-A-Mole, going. A new villain pops up just when he thought he’d put an end to it. Callie was next when David learned she made up nasty nicknames for the others.
Finally, there was Maya, who made good on her threat to drop out of the competition. She just gave up, even though David looked at her with a forlorn face, asking her to stay. She came late to the group painting date, and when David announced her decision to the group, Melika painted a goodbye message, proudly displaying it. David looked at it silently, unable to comprehend how his hope of finding a great woman required him to drop the people-pleaser posture.
Early in episode four of “Married At First Sight: Second Chances” we watched the continuation of last week’s show. We had been left watching David at the door of the first woman to be eliminated. That was Mandy-Grace. He never spent much time with her and had no way of judging if she should stick around. She took it well, thank goodness but….even she mentioned caution on the Maya front. As the old R&B Motown song goes, David had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the drama. Hope he doesn’t regret not getting to know her more.
“Married at First Sight: Second Chances”, is just as difficult for David as his first go-round, except there won’t be a divorce at the end of the process. He told the pastor that this was a brutal experience for him, because he hates to disappoint anyone, and the rules of the game require he do so, each week.
Here was one moment of good news. Just after he talked Callie out of leaving, while listening to her talk about her mean girl stuff, he went out on the roller rink by himself, defying any of the women to join him and enjoy themselves without the backbiting. The only person who took him up on his offer was Brittany, who allowed David to breathe. “Don’t worry, let’s just enjoy the time we have left,” she told him as they skated. It won her an alone date.
We didn’t get to see David’s choice for that week’s elimination, which is sure to lead off episode 5. What did you think of how these women seem to be ruining their chances with him?
“Married at First Sight: Second Chances” airs on Lifetime, Thursday nights, immediately after the latest episode of “Married at First Sight”. Image credit: A&E/Lifetime, used with permission