'Married at First Sight' recap: Molly Duff calls husband a "12-year-old boy," Jephte Pierre finally sleeps in same bedroom as his wife
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2018
Married at First Sight featured the three couples finishing their honeymoons and getting ready to return to the real world during the fifth episode of the Lifetime show's sixth season on Tuesday night.
Matched by Married at First Sight experts Dr. Jessica Griffin, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, and Pastor Calvin Roberson, Jaclyn married Ryan, Molly walked down the aisle to Jonathan, and Shawniece became a wife to Jephte.
The episode kicked off on Day 6 of the marriages, with Ryan worrying that Jaclyn was going to frequently compare him to her late boyfriend who had passed away.
"I hope me and Jackie can really fall in love with each other in our own special way," Ryan told the cameras, before revealing that he'd be open to moving into Jaclyn's place after the honeymoon.
"So far, me and my wife have been getting along great and being able to compromise is the most important part of any relationship. I think me and Jackie are in a really great place. We're just being a team right now."
Jaclyn was very hopeful for the future of her marriage to Ryan because they had progressed a lot in just a few days.
Meanwhile, Molly found that Jonathan was "super supportive" and had "the potential to be the love of my life."
But Molly and Jonathan then went dune-buggy riding, and although she asked Jon to take it easy on her, he slammed into mud puddles and acted like a little boy. Molly loved how adventurous Jonathan was, but his overall energy level was immensely higher than her own.
As for Shawniece and Jephte, Jephte continued to view his wife like a stranger. She couldn't look at him as just a friend because that's not how she views marriage, but Jephte said he needed more time to get to know her.
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Jephte didn't want to feel pressured or forced to do or say something when he wasn't ready. It became clear that Jephte is a cautious individual, but he also needed to make his wife feel wanted.
"Do you really want to be married? Because I don't know," Shawniece questioned of her husband in a confessional. "If you want to go and do your own thing, we'll just walk away and give up."
Jephte noted his connection with Shawniece was growing and he'd try to move faster because the goal was to be in a relationship that would last forever.
Ryan and Jaclyn were then shown going to a local Jamaican craft market. Jaclyn realized Ryan wasn't the best listener because he was often distracted and always had a lot on his mind. She hoped he'd be fully focused on their marriage going forward.
It then became time for each couple to check in with a show expert to talk about the current status of their relationships.
Molly vented that Jonathan acted like "a man child," saying, "I don't want to sleep with someone who is acting like a 12-year-old boy."
Jonathan wished Molly had communicated that to him earlier, and he began fearing that his wife wasn't attracted to him.
Jonathan was definitely caught off guard that Molly found him annoying. Jonathan was a little disappointed in hearing this news because he felt there were more sides to him that Molly hadn't gotten to know yet.
Jephte was also advised to pick up the pace in his relationship a little bit because the Married at First Sight process naturally moves quickly and he needed to life with a significant other.
On Day 7 of their marriages, the wives got together for some conversation and drinks on the beach, while the husbands appeared to meet up for lunch.
Molly and Jaclyn agreed their men were "class clowns" all day long and it was a bit draining. Jonathan apparently made Molly -- who is usually the goofball in her own group of friends -- feel like a "fun sucker."
Shawniece then revealed to the girls that she was sleeping in a different bedroom than Jephte. Jaclyn couldn't imagine such a situation given she and Ryan were both very affectionate human beings.
Jaclyn later admitted to the girls that she was having sex with Ryan because their chemistry was great. Jaclyn trusted the girls, and so she felt good about opening up about something so personal.
Meanwhile, Ryan and Jonathan were butting heads and not getting along.
The two guys took shots at each other over their careers and intentions, and Jephte felt like he was the middle man. One of the major differences seemed to be that Ryan loved talking about his relationship while Jonathan was reluctant to share anything at all.
That night, over a nice sushi dinner, Jonathan showed Molly a more serious side of himself and refrained from making jokes constantly.
As for Jephte and Shawniece, they talked about Jephte's nerves when it came to moving in with one another. Shawniece was more than ready to check out Jephte's place, but he was used to having his space and freedom, so living with someone was going to be a big adjustment for him.
"I still don't know anything about her. I'm trying to really be open, but I know who I am, and I close up when I don't feel comfortable. I just feel some things are being pushed a little too fast," Jephte confessed to the cameras.
On Day 8 of the marriages, Ryan surprised Jaclyn with a romantic dinner for two outside.
Ryan had a habit of saying adorable and heartfelt things to his wife, and while a woman would typically like being complimented all the time, she said he tended to be "a little over the top" and so she wondered if he was really being sincere.
Ryan wanted Jaclyn to feel like she could trust him and believe him, and it hurt his feelings a little bit that she was so uncertain. Ryan said he wears his heart on his sleeve and it would probably take time for Jaclyn to come to that realization.
Meanwhile, Jonathan said Molly and himself were "the same person" and he was falling for her "scarily quickly." They discussed finding a new spot once the honeymoon ended, and Molly was excited about seeing Jonathan's place and potentially having a shorter commute to work.
Due to allergies, however, Molly told Jonathan that she didn't want his cat Dawn sleeping on the bed with them. Jonathan seemed a little hesitant to agree with Molly's demands, but he wasn't closed off to the idea either.
That night, Jephte decided he wanted to sleep in the same room as Shawniece, which she was thrilled about.
It was a step in the right direction, and Jephte insisted to his wife he was "in it for the long haul," so Shawniece thought that was really cute. In turn, Shawniece promised Jephte that she'd always have his back. The night ended with both of them giggling in separate beds.
"Every day is a step toward falling in love with my husband," Shawniece explained in a confessional on Day 9. "That's a feeling that is unexplainable. "I'm excited to have somebody... I hope we live happily ever after."