Vanessa Nelson and Zach on "Married at First Sight: Second Chances"

‘Married At First Sight: Second Chances’ Vanessa Recap: Nathan Disrespects Vanessa Then Lashes Out

Updated: Down to the top 5, and Shannon reappers. RECAP

Vanessa’s story on “Married At First Sight: Second Chances” was about trying to narrow the field. We watched her dump Pooyah, because of his absence from group activities, and then get ready to drop two more men from the group after the next week.

There were plenty of group dates, and special one-on-one time with a few men. There’s a theme running through Vanessa’s group of guys. It’s about them asking for permission to take pre-arranged trips/vacations. Anyone else wonder why they would think it was a good idea or even acceptable in the middle of this process?

Look, we understand that when you’ve paid for a vacation you don’t want to lose some or all of your deposits and plane fare, but Vanessa expects them to be all-in. Lord knows she is. Shannon was the first to blurt that out during the painting group date. Vanessa’s entire attitude changed about him. She went from giving him more of a chance to less of a jokester to putting him on the back burner.

A second man chimed in with the same announcement and you could see Vanessa’s body language change. She wants someone who is looking to be a husband at some point in the near future, which means being serious about their time on “Married At First Sight: Second Chances”.

Vanessa focused some alone time on the youngest man in the group, Chris, who admitted that he’s acting like he’s in grade school with a crush on a beautiful girl. She couldn’t get much more from him, even though she wants to. She took Zach aside at the ziplining group date to try and get him to speak up about himself. He’d been evasive about his career as if he feared her reaction when he told her he wants to make acting his fulltime profession. He finally came clean, but she’s not getting much enthusiasm from him. What’s with these guys?

Then there was an alone date with Myles, who seems to be coming out of the pack to make Vanessa pay attention. She’s clearly smitten with him. Watch for him to be a front runner soon.

Nathan stood out as someone who had a preconceived notion of what a “real woman” is. It involves a woman being submissive, that was the word he used, on the occasions when he thinks it is appropriate. He’s all for strong women, according to him, until it’s time for the “real woman” to show up. That was never going to fly with Vanessa.

But, Nathan tangled with Vanessa over her reaction to it on the group painting date. She laughed out loud, got up from her seat next to him and walked away, never to return. He called her out on being rude and Vanessa was stunned. Ultimately she apologized for just leaving the conversation without an explanation, but their ideas of equality in a relationship aren’t even close.

The ultimate in nasty was Nathan, after the breakup talk, saying that Vanessa’s attitude towards equality will hamper her efforts to find a man to marry. He dug in the knife by pointing to her divorce from Tre. Grow up dude, and take your dumping like a man.

“Married at First Sight: Second Chances” airs on Lifetime, Thursdays immediately following the latest episode of “Married At First Sight”. Image credit: A&E/Lifetime, used with permission 

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