“Married At First Sight: Second Chances” aired its reunion show and it was steaming hot with temper and emotion. None of David Norton’s women walked off the set, but he did. Obviously, the title of this article was meant to be comical, but at one point David said he had to think about his reputation. He was being confronted by each woman on the set, who he claimed were lying about him. That’s when he got up and left. On companion show MAFS, here’s a recap of the last chance for sex, screwed up by Cody with Danielle.
The only person who didn’t light him up was Jordan. She called him out about claiming they hadn’t had time to get to know each other. He apologized, explained that there were so many women he had to go on gut instinct, and instant attraction. It wasn’t there with her. That convo ended well, but it was the only one.
Wonder if the “Married At First Sight: Second Chances” folks will better police the people on the show if there is a season two? We learned that David dated them outside the camera time, and most egregiously, he texted and messaged them on social media after he eliminated them. He told them all what they wanted to hear, never thinking they’d compare notes.
Perhaps worse, if looked at from the vantage point of the women he lived with, is the question of whether or not David took advantage of them under false pretenses. Their anger, Tara and Isabella, was only topped by Maya, who was made to look worse than she was.
The universal complaint, was David saying “I love you” or “you’re my choice” or “I never felt like this before”, indiscriminately. Adding insult to injury he either lied or conveniently forgot that he said any of it when questioned on the reunion show. His apologies didn’t sound sincere to the ladies, with at least one rolling her eyes at what she considered faux sincerity.
Here are our top five shockers:
- David feigned interest in Isabella and Tara, slept with them for a week, all while pining for Melika. He had no spark left, but gamely let the cameras roll as they slept together and played house. He claims that when he said “I love you” to Tara, he meant it in the way you say it to a good friend. As Melika said, “How was she supposed to know you said it that way?”, defending Tara who was livid. She did look super fine, however in a shimmering dress.
- Maya didn’t just show up, looking like a stalker, to ask David for permission to return. He texted Maya after she left and asked that she come back. While he might not have known that she’d show up that particular night, he shouldn’t have been surprised. Maya said she only returned because of the text. In return she got dumped again.
- David told Tara he had a great week with her, then promptly said the exact opposite to Isabella.
- David was still longing for a second chance with Melika and during the show got up the guts to ask her to reconsider him, after she took part in the David-bashing. She didn’t say yes, but she didn’t say no. That’s so Melika, right?
- Callie ticked off the names of women he contacted after they left the show. The experts acted surprised, and he hesitated before admitting it all. Think maybe they’ve got to lock down the dos and don’ts better for next season?
Then David had to watch as Vanessa and Andre made their announcement. He listened to the two of them get all giggly and sit close with each other. David said all the right things as he congratulated Vanessa, but he had to feel like he needed to soak his body after the punches thrown.
Let’s hope he watched the show along with us and tries to understand what went wrong. If you ask us it’s simple. He fell madly in love with Melika and feigned the rest of it, because he had a commitment to the series. Maybe those two will get back together. If so, they deserve each other.
“Married At First Sight: Second Chances” aired on Lifetime. Image credit: Lifetime, used with permission.