“Married at First Sight: Second Chances” presented David Norton and Vanessa Nelson’s top four in the episode, “The Hot Seat and the Cold Truth”. David took his four ladies out on a double date with his besties. Vanessa chose to have her men get together with her sister Kenya and her friend Danielle.
David’s still hanging in there with Isabella and Melika, two women who his best friends wondered about. Isabella got diarrhea of the mouth about her ex-boyfriend on the date. She ended by saying she “thinks” she’s still up for a serious relationship with David. Say what? David suffered through the discussion, but brightened when he thought there was hope. His friends warned him to be careful. That is still leaving aside the issue of her wanting to go abroad for a year and hold off having a family for 5-6 years.
The woman who moves the meter “Married at First Sight: Second Chances” is Melika and her date with David’s friends was almost more awkward than Isabella’s. Her long pause before being able to name one thing she likes best about David was a mirror image of how David’s ex-wife acted during his season on MAFS. Producers got the clip of sad David watching his wife look at notes and still be unable to say what she liked.
Melika did the same during a pause that seemed like hours. David actually broke the silence by asking: “Do you like me?”. When she got asked what his best quality is, she paused again, but finally croaked out something: “He’s just like very nice and genuine, too nice and too genuine. I never met anyone so open and honest.” She then went into the Maya return and she praised him for giving her a chance.
David was relieved, thanking her for the compliment and then went off on some tangent about not trusting first impressions any longer and trusting this process. Huh? But the last bit of discussion was the saddest, in our opinion. Asked what would happen if David chose her, Melika said, again, hesitantly “I mean, I definitely could see a future with you.” David thought he hit the jackpot.
Here’s the question: Why does David stand for Melika’s lack of enthusiasm? He’s got Salem and Tara being open about how they feel, yet seems like without Melika’s approval he’s miserable. He takes crumbs from her – mere crumbs. We fear that Tara or Salem are going to bite the dust next and David will be left with Isabella and Melika. Thoughts?
“Married at First Sight: Second Chances” airs Thursdays on Lifetime, immediately following the latest episode of “Married At First Sight”. Image credit: Lifetime, used with permission