'Married at First Sight' recap: Morgan and Binh get married, Miguel worries Lindy is a "stressball," Mitch annoys Krysten, and Stacia and Nate shower together
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/28/2022
Married at First Sight featured Morgan and Binh finally getting married, Miguel Santiago concerned with Lindy Elloway being "a stressball," Mitch annoying Krysten with his focus on trash rather than fun, and Stacia Karcher and Nate Barnes taking a shower together on their honeymoon during the Season 15 episode that aired Wednesday night on Lifetime.
The five brides from San Diego who were selected to wed on Season 15 of Married at First Sight were Lindy, a 29-year-old doctor of physical therapy; Krysten, a 32-year-old sales representative; Alexis, a 29-year-old logistics specialist; Stacia, a 37-year-old accountant; and Morgan, a 27-year-old registered nurse.
The five grooms starring on the new MAFS edition are Miguel, a 35-year-old associate medical director; Mitch, a 41-year-old environmental policy advocate; Justin, a 33-year-old digital marketing specialist; Nate, a 34-year-old day trader; and Binh, a 29-year-old engineer.
Married at First Sight experts Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Pepper Schwartz matched Lindy and Miguel, Krysten and Mitch, Alexis and Justin, Stacia and Nate, and Morgan and Binh.
The show will feature strangers meeting at the wedding altar and then spending the next eight weeks embarking on a honeymoon, moving in together, and navigating the joys and struggles of daily life together.
And at the end of the experiment, Married at First Sight's five Season 15 couples will reach "Decision Day" and have to decide whether to remain married or decide to end their marriages and divorce.
The Married at First Sight broadcast began with Krysten, Lindy and Stacia dressing down and taking off their makeup following their weddings.
Mitch told Krysten that she looked "nice" and "great." He felt like he was finally seeing her for the first time, and Krysten said that's how she usually looks, like when she goes to the store or on a first date.
Mitch seemed to like Krysten's natural look, but he told the cameras he's unable to force a connection with women and so it would have to come organically.
Miguel hoped to talk to Lindy and cuddle, and he said if their conversation led to sex he'd be fine with that. But Lindy frantically looked for her pajamas for over a half hour. She couldn't focus and felt like "a crazy person." Lindy was anxious and overwhelmed.
"The whole stressing out and kind of spiraling a little bit, it's a little bit of a concern," Mitch told the cameras.
"I'm not turned off yet. Under other circumstances, some of this would've been a red flag for me, but she is my wife and I think it's just something for me to be on the lookout, something for me to be aware of."
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But Lindy felt things were fun and easy with Miguel, and she was in a better mood once she got in bed.
Meanwhile, Nate immediately picked his side of the bed, and Stacia said she had "butterflies" and was going to try to "keep it cool."
Stacia intended on cuddling, and Nate told his wife how he wanted to marry his best friend because looks eventually fade. He felt a connection and said they were vibing. Nate said the "freaky stuff" would come with time, "for sure," but the pair was shown kissing under the sheets before going to bed.
The next day, Krysten said she felt "on Cloud 9" and was feeling great and optimistic. They did not consummate the marriage, but Krysten said she was looking forward to getting physical when the time is right.
Mitch then told Krysten over breakfast how he's a pocket eater. Mitch recalled how he felt "a sense of relief" upon seeing Krysten for the first time, thinking, "Okay, maybe we can work with this."
Lindy said waking up with her husband felt good and she had decided to marry a stranger to hopefully meet someone like Miguel. She felt a natural chemistry with Miguel as well as sparks and butterflies.
Lindy and Miguel talked about how they'd probably complement each other when traveling given Miguel has such a calm and cool energy. Lindy, once again, came across as a "stressball," but Miguel said he liked his wife and she was easy to get along with.
Meanwhile, Stacia didn't think she'd be matched with such an attractive man. She called him a "100" on a scale of 1-10. While drinking coffee, the couple discussed their insecurities.
Stacia said she needs reassurance and good communication or else she pulls away from a man, and Nate said he felt misunderstood due to being mixed race.
Nate had grown up living in different countries due to his father being in the military and felt like he never fit in with a certain group, and Stacia said she had dealt with that as well -- having no friends and eating lunch alone in grade school -- but no longer cares what anybody else thinks.
Meanwhile, Justin said he and Alexis definitely had chemistry and an attraction, and he noted how he couldn't have asked for a better wife. Alexis also said Justin felt familiar and she was comfortable; she could completely tell why they had been matched. Alexis then put her name into Justin's phone as "wifey."
Each spouse then met with his or her new in-laws or friends at brunch. Stacia met Nate's father Joe and friend Vinny. Stacia shared how she's "a workaholic" and works 10-15 hours daily, and Vinny explained how that type of lifestyle would be difficult with kids in the picture.
Vinny was also worried about two independent and stubborn people coming together in a marriage. He said they would need to be open and patient with each other. Joe asked Stacia not to break his son's heart.
Nate met with Stacia's friends Julie and Alicia as well as Stacia's mother Stacy. Nate said he'd be willing to wait to have sex with Stacia and wanted things to come naturally. He didn't plan on pushing Stacia and said he wanted to get to know her better.
Nate had to tell Stacia how he once filed bankruptcy for a failed business and was left with some debt from that. Nate said he learned from his father not to be a quitter, and he broke down into tears thinking about his father, who had done a lot for him.
Nate apparently met his Korean mother one time and there was no emotion during the awkward meet and greet. Nate said creating a family is important to him and sharing his culture.
Mitch had brunch with Krysten's friends Ashley and Courtney as well as her mom Ronnie, who immediately asked Mitch to describe his intentions with her daughter.
"Whoa," Mitch replied.
Mitch said he intended to give 100 percent to the relationship and be the best version of himself. He wanted to make Krysten happy and hoped they'd be happy together.
Krysten's loved ones could tell that Mitch was very honest, and Ronnie asked him not to lie to Krysten. The women said Krysten is cool and down to earth, and they insisted she's not a diva. The women assured Mitch that Krysten is down to earth.
Mitch also shared that his prior relationships didn't work out because he wasn't being true to who he is, and he compared himself to a "closet environmentalist" at the time. Mitch said there was room for love in his life but his wife needed to accept that part of him.
Mitch was just relieved not to be matched with a fossil-fuel executive. Ronnie asked Mitch to divide himself between his love for work and his wife, who also deserved to be loved.
Krysten sat down with Mitch's mother Bonnie, brother Matt and sister-in-law Stephanie. Krysten said she had tried the traditional route of dating but found it superficial.
Krysten said she wanted a man who wouldn't play games and she planned to take things slow and make Mitch feel as comfortable as possible.
Matt admitted that Mitch felt "overwhelmed" and a lot of pressure," and Stephanie revealed how Mitch could lash out at times because his pride gets the best of him. Matt and Bonnie were afraid Mitch was going to piss Krysten off with his honestly, and Stephanie even noted, "He can be a jerk sometimes."
Alexis sat down with Justin's friend Kara and mother Sharon. Alexis immediately mentioned how Justin was "still celibate," and then Alexis had to explain why she had said "no" to three different marriage proposals.
Alexis explained how she got inside her head sometimes and had too many reservations to commit. Alexis said she was "selfish" and had unrealistic expectations, and she insisted her perspective had changed.
Justin's loved ones hoped they could trust Alexis and that she would treat him well. Sharon just warned Alexis that Justin was "sensitive," which Alexis didn't seem to mind.
As for Justin, he enjoyed brunch with Alexis' sisters Kira and Amber as well as her mother Lillie.
Justin said things felt easy with Alexis so far and he wanted to make her happy. Justin said he's a people pleaser, but only if the love is reciprocated. Justin said he hadn't thought about how he'd feel or what would happen if the marriage failed.
Miguel met with Lindy's mother Colleen, brother Luke, and friend Andrew. Miguel said he was already connecting with Lindy and they had good chemistry.
Luke told Miguel to offer "calming reassurance" because Lindy was quick to take things personally, which could be difficult at times and result in her lashing out. Lindy's family hinted how Miguel should wait a while before having sex with Lindy, and he respected their opinion.
Miguel said he had ended all of his previous relationships because cheating was involved or he and the women were very different and misaligned.
Miguel didn't think that was going to be an issue with Lindy, but he noted, "We're only a day in." Miguel explained how he wanted to find his person and needed to see if this experiment could actually work for him.
Lindy reunited with Miguel's friend Alessandra, sister, Pricilla, and friend Charles. Pricilla admitted Lindy and Miguel's astrological signs are not compatible and her brother is a hopeless romantic. Pricilla said this relationship was going to take a lot of work and compromise, and she asked Lindy about her income and debts.
Lindy said she had a lot of student loans and often cried about it, but Miguel's loved ones assured her that Miguel is a problem solver and stands behind the people he cares about. Lindy said she wanted to enjoy the fruits of her labor and so she was "working a little bit and enjoying life."
Pricilla was concerned because Miguel loves an ambition woman, and she didn't want to see Miguel financially strained or burdened.
Later on, the couples reunited and shared the details of their gatherings with their new spouse.
Nate admitted to Stacia that he had cried over the idea of having a family, and Lindy addressed how finances had taken over the conversation. Miguel told the cameras how he never wanted to be a sugar daddy and hoped Lindy would pay off her own student loans in a timely manner.
Lindy didn't want Miguel to view that as a red flag, but he seemed taken aback a little bit. Lindy said she burned calories in her mind and she continued to talk a lot. She promised Miguel, however, that she's an independent person.
The couples then learned they'd be heading to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for their honeymoon. As the spouses popped poppers, Mitch admitted to Krysten those tiny pieces of plastic are a trigger for him because he always sees those on the beach.
"I'm a little disappointed because I'm excited opening up all these gifts and he's concerned about trash and titles. It's confusing," Krysten said in a confessional, as Mitch was shown complaining about having to wear a "Hubby" T-shirt.
Justin then joked with Alexis how they didn't need to stay celibate, and she announced, "If he's with it, then I'm with it, so let's get it!"
As four couples traveled to Mexico, Binh was shown taking a negative COVID-19 test, and so Morgan was thrilled to finally get married.
Stacia and Nate, Mitch and Krysten, Lindy and Miguel, and Alexis and Justin met up with each other and talked about their wedding day and first impressions of their brides or grooms.
Mitch confessed how he thought Krysten's mother was his wife, which Nate noted was a good thing because it's a sign of how Krysten will probably look in the future. And Alexis declared how she and Justin had matched on Hinge.
"We probably could've been married four months ago if I would've responded," Alexis announced with a laugh.
Stacia said fate must have played a role in Alexis' life, especially when Alexis said she almost missed out on what could be the greatest thing in her life.
Stacia and Nate shared how they're so alike that they finish each other's sentences. Nate's friends even apparently told Stacia that she's Nate in the female form. They shared how they had sexual tension and it was hard to hold back.
On that note, Miguel told the group how he had been making moves on Lindy, only to get turned down.
Lindy, however, didn't see it that way. She said she was attracted to Miguel and didn't think intimacy or physicality was going to be a problem in their relationship and so she wanted to use all of their time getting to know each other.
Lindy also confirmed how sex is a "big deal" to her and so she didn't want to rush into that.
Alexis said she and Justin cuddled and kissed a lot -- and she also didn't see the point of rushing things. Mitch also hadn't had sex in a year-and-a-half, due to a lack of luck in that department, and so he said he understood where Justin was coming from.
Justin joked about how he woke up very excited, and Alexis acknowledged she's "the problem."
The couples then moved into their hotel rooms, which each featured candles, rose petals, a bathtub and a hot tub.
Mitch thanked Krysten for being upfront with him and speaking her mind because he tended to go with the flow, and he owned up to being a bit guarded. However, he said he was feeling more and more comfortable around her, and Krysten just hoped to keep progressing.
Meanwhile, Nate was hopeful to consummate his marriage during his honeymoon. Stacia told Nate that she wanted their sex to "mean something," but she pointed out how the shower was big enough for two people.
Nate suggested they could take a shower together to conserve water, which made Stacia laugh. She wasn't against it, and then the couple had a steamy shower together with a lot of touching and making out.
Back in the United States, Binh took two negative COVID-19 tests, and so he looked forward to finally saying "I do." He wanted a marriage like what his parents have, who have been together for 40 years.
Morgan was going to walk herself down the aisle because her father was not going to attend the wedding. Morgan said she had a rocky childhood and her dad was not involved in her life at all, but Morgan didn't think it was a sad situation since she's fine depending on herself.
Morgan's mother Joan was also present, and so that made Morgan happy.
Binh gifted Morgan Pastor Cal's Marriage Ain't for Punks book on their wedding day, and he promised her a second honeymoon due to their first one being cut short. Morgan also said Binh had picked out the ring she would have chosen for herself.
Morgan was feeling nauseous before walking down the aisle, and Binh admitted he felt like his heart and head were about to explode. He hoped to meet a woman whom he could fall in love with because his parents really want grandchildren -- soon.
Binh said he valued his mother's opinion but she had the tendency to nit-pick instead of looking at the positives.
Binh smiled big when Morgan walked down the aisle, and she warmly hugged him instead of shaking his hand at the altar. Binh told her that she looked amazing, and she thought he looked good too.
Morgan learned that she was marrying a loving, dedicated and sincere man who has his Master's Degree in engineering. Binh's loved ones said he can't grow facial hair but he works out five days a week and is a proud mama's boy who values her opinion on everything.
Morgan assured Binh that she loved that, and then Binh was told that he was tying the knot with a lover and a fighter who is good to her family, friends and cat.
Morgan apparently likes things her way, which has been her secret to success, and she's a dedicated and compassionate nurse. Morgan's loved ones told Binh that she likes to play violent video games and trains as a kickboxer.
In their self-written vows, Morgan shared how she's a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself. She didn't want another person to give herself away, and she promised to put him first every hour or every day for the rest of their lives.
Morgan insisted they would laugh together and she'd be patient and understanding.
In turn, Binh promised to respect Morgan and be there for her until they are old. He vowed to bring laughter, fun and silliness into their relationship and to ensure the magic never ends. He also said he'd make her happy, even if it means trusting her with his credit card.
Binh also said he would honor and cherish Morgan "forever ever."
Morgan and Binh shared a sweet kiss at the altar, and then the couple got to talk to each other over glasses of champagne.
"I'm really happy. He's really cute. I do find him really attractive, so I'm really happy about that... He looks great and I love the suit that he's in... He looks great!" Morgan said.
Morgan shared with Binh how she has deep roots in Japan given her family is Japanese, and so she showed off her Koi fish tattoo. Binh said Tokyo is one of his favorite places and they should go to Japan for their second honeymoon.
Binh told Morgan that he loves tattoos and may get a sleeve one day, and he explained how he'd like to quit his job one day and still be financially free.
Binh discovered he was going to be "a cat dad," but Morgan avoided Binh's question about whether she wants children. The pair bonded over exercise, however, and seemed to get along well.
"My first impression of my wife is that she's super pretty. I think there's definitely chemistry and I'm interested in getting to know her, for sure. But I am kind of scared of the [kickboxing] stuff. I may be in trouble. Somebody send help!" Binh joked.