OK, before I dive into my recap, I am happy to announce that we will FINALLY get to see Lillian Vilchez’s reaction when she finds out her new husband, Tom Wilson, lives on a bus in tonight’s Married At First Sight. (Every week for like the last three weeks I thought he’d tell her – and he has yet to tell her….until now….) I am literally biting my nails in anxiety just thinking about this!
And now for the recap of what went down last week on Married At First Sight
I think it’s fair to say that Heather Seidel and Derek Schwartz have had the rockiest start of all couples. I’ve been waiting for the “Aww, I knew they’d turn around!” moment, but it hasn’t happened yet.
The morning after their epic blowout fight on night one of their honeymoon, the couple sit down for a seemingly nice breakfast. But just as Derek said, it was totally just a “fake” nice. Nonetheless, both Heather and Derek put their differences aside and head out to enjoy the rest of their honeymoon…surfing.
Here’s a little tip for all newlyweds who want their new hubby/wifey’s whole attention on their honeymoon: don’t partake in extracurricular activities that involve fit, tan, practically naked instructors. Not a good idea. I mean, c’mon, you’d have to be head over heels, blindly in love in order to resist a peek. And if you’re Heather and Derek you’re barely even friends, let alone in love. This has ‘jealous disaster’ written all over it.
I thought their nasty fight on the balcony was bad, but woah, I had no idea it could get worse with these two. After they spend the day surfing with a cute and flirty surf instructor, they head to explore caves. At this point, Derek is about to explode. But Heather doesn’t have any idea how Derek is feeling; she’s having the best day. Heather tells the camera she’s having so much fun with Derek surfing.
The bomb drops while they’re exploring the caves. Derek accuses Heather of flirting with the surf instructor. He points out that the surf instructor is getting more action than he is. (Heather was holding hands and running in the water with cute surfer dude…meanwhile she hasn’t even touched Derek. No judgement from me though, I am so guilty of not wanting my stranger hubby to touch me when we were first married.)
“You’re just doing your own thing and rubbing bugs off of the surf instructor!” Derek yelled at his bride, who was clearly so annoyed of Derek’s jealousy. Derek continues to the camera, “I’m just her bottom priority in every situation.” Heather fights back, “I feel like I’m talking to an emotional teenage girl right now!”
And if that isn’t bad enough, here comes the worst! While Heather is admitting their relationship is “gnarly,” Derek begins by saying, “I’m very well aware of the fact that not everyone’s going to be attracted to me.” What he says after nearly knocked me off my seat! “She’s not really my type either. Heather’s no spring chicken. You know, they say men age like wine, and women age like milk. She’s 32 years old. In dog years, she’s 180 or whatever, so you do the math, and I don’t know, she’s not attracted to me.”
Umm, Derek, my respect dropped significantly for you. I get you’re hurt, but this is way below the belt. I’m disappointed in you.
Since Heather never heard Derek calling her a dog to her face, she goes to dinner with him. A whole new side of Heather comes out. She begins encouraging Derek to drink and drink and drink more. Heather is almost even flirty with him. Obviously Derek happily exclaims this is the friendliest she’d ever been with him.
What a rollercoaster of emotion with these two! Derek is right, these two really are like oil and water. They’ve both said/done some not nice things. But, when the tension is high we’ve all said and done things we regret. I don’t even know how to prepare myself for tonight. …But, imagine if they turn this whole thing around and laugh about it all later. I know, I know – I am such a hopeless romantic…but it could happen!
In other news, Sonia Granados and Nick Pendergrast continue to take their relationship S.L.O.W. They spend their honeymoon doing the most FUN activities — kite surfing, ATV riding, and salsa dancing. This quirky duo seem to be doing well, but Sonia remains certain that Nick doesn’t find her attractive. She was hoping the dancing would bring them closer together, but there was no spark. No chemistry at all. (Little does she know Nick was just super uncomfortable dancing because he doesn’t think he’s very good at it. He was thinking Sonia looked so sexy the whole time, but he failed to mention that to her.) Aww, these two are so quirky and cute! I love watching their love story.
Back to Tom and Lilly
I’ve never seen a couple be more compatible and seemingly more in love in the history of Married At First Sight. These two seem to be head over heels — completely smitten! I don’t even understand it. My brain can’t comprehend how these two could go from complete strangers to blissful newlyweds in literally minutes. But, it’s happening. Just as the hopeless romantic side of me waits for Derek and Heather to have their moment of realization that they could actually be a great pair, the realistic side of me waits for Tom and Lilly to have a moment that isn’t fairy-tale like. I mean their whole relationship thus far has been all rainbows and butterflies. That isn’t quite real life for me. I am excited to see how these two do in REAL life.
Tonight is the night real life hits our sweet newlyweds on Married at First Sight. I don’t know how I would react if I heard my new hubby lives on a bus. I am curious to see how Lilly reacts. We shall see!
If you get your weekly scoop on these couples from Married At First Sight: Unfiltered, but haven’t seen last week’s episode yet – worry not! I added the video so you don;t have to go searching for it. You’re welcome. 🙂
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