Taylor was apologizing for the disrespectful Instagram Stories video she had posted claiming to be single and looking for a guy who could meet her qualifications, but Brandon suggested it was too little too late and questioned whether the apology was genuine.
Taylor told Brandon she wanted to work on building a friendship, but Brandon replied in the clip, "No, [I don't want to be friends]. I just want to move on with my life. I want to cut all of this and be done with it. This has just been stupid."
"Does an apology in a card or in a text mean less than if you approach someone face to face and apologize?" Jamie asked.
"Reading a card, reading a text, you can't determine the emotion behind the apology," Pastor Cal said. "That's why I tell people, 'Don't text your emotions to someone.' And emoticons don't work either."
Pastor Cal continued, "So the written word is great, but it's very difficult -- unless you are Stephen King and you can sort of describe..."
Pastor Cal interrupted himself and laughed with Jamie about his use of Stephen King as an example given the novelist writes horror, suspense and science fiction books.
"Yeah, because he writes nightmares," Jamie joked.
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"Maybe a different genre!" Pastor Cal said with a laugh. "But I think always the best apology is a verbal, sincere one. But even a written apology is better than no apology."
Pastor Cal added, "[Brandon] should have accepted that as at least, you know, an olive branch."
When asked for his take on Taylor's apology in the form of a card, Zach reasoned, "Yeah, Pastor Cal is completely right."
"It's one of those things where maybe, personally for her, she struggles to apologize in general and that was sort of her way of at least opening that line of communication," Zach said.
And Katie concurred with Zach, coming to Taylor's defense.
"I agree. I think there was a lot more to what was going on, so it was probably really hard for her to apologize because there were things that she didn't feel like she got an apology for," Katie explained on Unfiltered.
Taylor has said on Married at First Sight's tenth season she felt disrespected and ignored by her husband on a daily basis. Taylor thought she was trying her best and that Brandon didn't even want to spend time with her or meet her halfway.
And Taylor was still trying to move past Brandon's outburst during the last day of their honeymoon in Panama in which he lashed out at production and cursed at his wife repeatedly in frustration over the cameras constantly following him around and Taylor trying to calm him down.
"I also feel he's being pretty hypocritical in that he's made some pretty big mistakes and he just expected for that to be like, 'Okay, I said I'm sorry, let's be done. Let's move on,'" Katie insisted.
"But he's not being that way when it's [Taylor]'s turn to apologize."
Although it seemed like Taylor and Brandon's marriage was over, both spouses agreed to stay married and work on their issues on "Recommitment Day," which aired as part of Married at First Sight's latest tenth-season episode.
"Do you believe this is a viable relationship? Because the moment you stop believing this can work, it will not work," Pastor Cal told Brandon in a one-on-one counseling session, adding that Brandon and Taylor didn't know how to get beyond the roadblocks they had each caused.
"Can you get over it? Can you move forward?.. Absolutely, but it's completely up to you guys."
Brandon said he's be "willing to continue on" as long as Taylor was willing to change and he could see a real difference.
"She would have to act like a wife... Someone who is not constantly going out to party with her girlfriends, someone who hasn't blocked me on social media, someone who hasn't gone on and said they're a single person," Brandon said.
"I also want someone who is not going to intentionally try to hurt me if they feel like they're hurt."
In turn, Taylor wanted to see consistent respectful behavior from Brandon as well as consistent effort and interest in her.
Taylor and Brandon therefore agreed to move forward as a united couple, communicate better and listen more intently. Brandon also promised to not shut down in the face of future adversity.