"This should be interesting," Ashley noted of Pepper's session with the strained couple.
"Oh boy, when sh-t gets salty, call the pepper!" Anthony joked.
"Okay, something about Brandon though, he just walks in... he's got, like, a demeanor or something that I don't like," Ashley said.
Taylor and Brandon were shown meeting for the first time after Brandon moved out of their shared apartment in Washington, D.C. because of the video Brandon had deemed "disrespectful" and "disgusting."
Taylor told her Instagram followers in the video she couldn't find a soul who met her minimal requirements -- a guy who's 6'3" or taller, "fine as hell," has "no record," and has his "sanity in check."
When the pair sat down, Brandon and Taylor bickered over who should explain him or herself first.
"Oh, look, they're already disagreeing and they didn't even start the conversation yet!" Stephanie observed.
Brandon tossed the conversation over to Taylor to talk, but Pepper wanted to hear an explanation from Brandon as well.
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"Yeah, it's not just her Brandon," Kristine pointed out.
But Ashley argued, "I do feel Brandon has already explained. He's apologized, like, we've talked about the honeymoon thing a lot."
On the last day of Brandon and Taylor's honeymoon in Panama, Brandon lashed out at production for following him around all the time, and his frustrations eventually escalated to yelling and swearing at his wife.
"She knows the video was wrong; everyone knows the video was wrong. But it was also caused by stuff he was doing wrong," Stephanie claimed. "The answer is: the both of them are wrong."
"They fight like a married couple, that's for sure!" AJ joked.
"Yeah they do," Stephanie agreed.
Although Kristine insisted Taylor should have apologized to Brandon, she seemed to sympathize with how Taylor was "still hurting" from Brandon's outburst on the honeymoon and his alleged lack of effort in their relationship once they returned home.
"I'm wondering -- how can you move forward?" Kristine asked.
Pepper suggested in a recent episode Brandon and Taylor should try to figure out how they can better understand each other since both of them had been guilty of wrongdoing.
"Reel is back in, Dr. Pepper," Elizabeth proudly stated. "Reel it back in."
"I mean, the damage is done at this point. I don't think they can repair," Stephanie said.
"I don't understand how Dr. Pepper thinks there's still a repairable aspect to it," AJ noted of Taylor and Brandon's relationship.
"Yeah," Stephanie agreed.
Brandon said no one in a marriage would think what Taylor had done is okay because it was disrespectful and "about as bad as it gets," with the exception of cheating, "which we don't know."
Jamie laughed at Brandon's comment and called it "unnecessary but funny."
"That was a bit dramatic, Brandon," Elizabeth laughed. "It was a bit of a reach. That was such a reach."
Stephanie then boldly stated, "It's over."
AJ said Taylor and Brandon were going "tit for tat" and "back and forth."
"Instead of working on it, they started going, 'Who can one-up? I've got to have the last word. He disrespected me, so I've got to do something worse,'" AJ explained. "It's how can we even it? Like, how can I get even?"
"And that's now how you treat someone you care about," Stephanie added. "But they don't care enough."
AJ said marrying a stranger will result in a spouse doing a lot to make his or her partner mad -- but couples should never try to "get even" for things.
"Yeah. Yeah," Stephanie agreed.
Pepper asked Taylor and Brandon to forgive each other and move on because they both were at fault for some ugly and things.
"You both did some sh-t," Anthony said.
"You're both sh-t!" Ashley joked.
"You need Jesus," Anthony told the couple on his TV screen. "Okay?"
Anthony later commented "what a mess" on the pair's relationship after Taylor refused to apologize because she wasn't even sure she was sorry for posting the Instagram Stories video.
"They both lost faith in the process," AJ observed.
"And each other," Stephanie noted.
"And each other," AJ echoed.
Brandon also called Taylor out for having random guys call her phone in the early morning hours.
But Ashley sided with Taylor on this one.
"Well you've got to give it time because it took a couple months before people stopped calling me. They didn't know I was married... They still showed up for a good six months. I didn't respond, but I had a dating life and was dating people before this," Ashley told her husband.
Considering Brandon also accused Taylor of signing up for Married at First Sight just to be on TV, Ashley asked her husband if he thought Taylor went on the show for the right reasons.
"I think that she did the show for the right reasons," Anthony shared.
"I think that she did try initially when Brandon was pushing her away and he was upset, and I do think she hit her breaking point and stopped caring, and that's where the video started."
Jamie and Elizabeth seemed to think Brandon and Taylor's relationship was a goner as well.
"Damn social media," Jamie said.
"Social media will ruin it," Elizabeth noted.
Brandon chose to end the discussion prematurely by asking production to remove his microphone, before walking out on Taylor and Pepper.
Brandon insisted his relationship was over and he was "done" because Taylor refused to apologize and didn't even seem genuine.
Once some time had passed, however, Taylor confessed she still had feelings for Brandon, so she planned to invite him to a friend's party. Taylor said she was willing to do whatever it takes for her marriage not to end in divorce.