'Married at First Sight' expert Pastor Cal: Brandon Reid is always on the edge of getting upset, it's very upsetting to watch!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/13/2020
Married at First Sight expert Pastor Calvin Roberson says Brandon Reid always seems on the very edge of getting upset and it's been hard for him to watch those scenes back on Season 10.
During the April 8 broadcast of Lifetime's Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Pastor Cal watched back a Season 10 clip of Brandon complaining about having to participate in the couples' retreat with his wife Taylor Dunklin.
Brandon, clearly agitated and frustrated with having to attend the gathering, called the other couples "almost perfect strangers" -- although he had been shown befriending Michael Watson and the other husbands in earlier episodes -- and said he felt "trapped" at the retreat.
"That has nothing to do with Taylor. That has nothing to do with your [marriage]. That has something to do with him," Pastor Cal explained on Unfiltered, with Taylor sitting next to him.
"In marriage, that's not a place where you want to be. Happiness should be your default."
But for Brandon, Pastor Cal explained, "It's like, 'I'm always on the edge of getting very upset.' And that is very stressful and it's quite upsetting to watch."
From a viewer perspective, Brandon has seemed on edge and angry ever since his outburst in Panama over production constantly following him around. It appears Brandon anticipates his next argument with Taylor even when things are good between them.
Not only did Brandon have a problem with being filmed on a daily basis, but he also accused Taylor of signing up for Married at First Sight to become a reality TV star and grow her social-media following.
Brandon was often convinced Taylor wasn't ready to be a wife and had other priorities, such as spending time with her friends and partying.
"Honestly, regardless of that, I'm still trying to be optimistic," Taylor shared on Unfiltered.
"I want to finish strong, finish positive at least. If we are together or not together, I want us to at least leave the drama [behind us]."
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Brandon and Taylor's relationship has been tumultuous, but they appeared to be in a good place after "Recommitment Day."
Jamie pointed out a lot of couples seem to benefit from "Recommitment Day," so she asked Pastor Cal what the intention is behind incorporating that stage into the process.
"The intention is to think, re-evaluate and decide. It's almost like a reset," Pastor Cal replied.
"So our goal is that, during this time, we can find whatever the problems are and sort of tweak or correct or help them to see what those problems are so they can go through the rest of the experiment with this renewed energy and this renewed faith in their relationships."
The spiritual expert added, "Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't."
While "Recommitment Day" helped Brandon and Taylor's marriage at first, the couples' retreat turned out to be an utter disaster. Brandon fought with Taylor for having spent the previous night at a hotel with her friends, but Taylor insisted she only went out because Brandon had to work and she'd be alone otherwise.