'Married at First Sight' recap: Wedding nights occur, Mia Bally detained at airport during honeymoon departure
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/18/2018
Married at First Sight featured Season 7's three newlywed couples spending their first night alone together, which just so happened to be their wedding night, during Tuesday night's episode on Lifetime.
After meeting and exchanging names for the first time at the altar, the three Dallas-based couples left their wedding receptions and each headed to a romantic suite.
The six participants who agreed to wed at first sight were Amber Martorana, a 36-year-old division order analyst; Bobby Dodd, a 27-year-old project manager; Danielle Bergman, a 30-year-old account executive; Dave Flaherty, a 37-year-old senior portfolio manager; Mia Bally, a 29-year-old airline recruiter; and Tristan Thompson, a 29-year-old former collegiate and semi-pro basketball player who recently started a tutoring center business.
The panel of experts -- psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and marriage counselor, Pastor Calvin Roberson -- paired Amber with Dave, Danielle with Bobby, and Mia with Tristan.
The couples had to consider whether they wanted to be physically intimate during their first night together, and the following morning, each pair of newlyweds met up with friends and family for a post-wedding brunch.
And finally, Dr. Jessica surprised the couples by informing them they'd be honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico, where the Married at First spouses could meet with each other and discuss their experiences.
After exchanging vows and celebrating with her loved ones, Danielle told the cameras, "Bobby is so cute. He is funny and shy, and we just have this chemistry that I love. I think this is going to last forever... He's such a gentleman."
Bobby in turn thought his wife was beautiful, and he blushed when looking at her great figure in their bedroom that night.
Bobby was so happy to wake up next to Danielle the following morning, and he was thrilled about getting married at first sight. Danielle also said their connection was natural and comfortable.
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During a post-wedding brunch, Danielle discussed how she wasn't sure whether she was going to change her name; however, she definitely had no intention to hyphenate it.
Bobby hoped Danielle would take his last name because it sounded great and it would be such an honor, not to mention a huge commitment on her part, which would speak volumes.
The couple then sat down with Dr. Jessica to update her on how things were going. Bobby said it was "awesome" to be married and Danielle was "relieved" when she saw him at the end of the altar.
Danielle felt so thankful to the experts because she "couldn't be happier," but Bobby admitted his wife and her facial expressions were sometimes hard to read.
Danielle confessed she has a hard time verbalizing her feelings and giving others compliments and that's something she needed to work on. Danielle wanted Bobby to know how lucky she felt to be with him.
While packing for their honeymoon, Bobby noticed Danielle had nonchalantly folded some sexy lingerie into her suitcase. Bobby was hoping he would get to see her in it, nervously and innocently laughing in front of the cameras.
Amber thought she had found her match in life, and she hoped they could have a child together in the near future. She said Dave "checked all of [her] boxes and then some."
And Dave was "immediately attracted" to Amber as well, and he appreciated how she is a quirky girl who could make him laugh.
The next day, it became time for a post-wedding brunch, and Dave revealed to Amber it was going to be his groomsmen and close friends attending.
Amber, however, saw this as a red flag since his parents weren't coming. Amber therefore worried and feared Dave's parents didn't like her or that her husband was hiding something from her.
At the brunch, Amber and Dave insisted they did not consummate their marriage to their family and friends, but it seemed like they were nervous and fibbing.
Dave said Amber and their relationship was going to be the priority in his life going forward.
When sitting down with Dr. Jessica later on, Amber noted she felt secure in her marriage and had yet to make any big or stupid mistakes. The pair had a great, "not awkward" wedding night, and Dave said they were on the same page about building an emotional connection.
Dave then disclosed he did not have sex with Amber yet, as their physical connection would come later. Amber guessed it would happen "soon." She just wanted to make sure they were both ready, anticipating that sex between them would happen organically.
While packing for their honeymoon, Amber had so many things and not enough room in her bag, but Dave selflessly took some of his wife's belongings and packed them in his suitcase. A task that usually brings Amber anxiety went much smoother than she had anticipated as a result.
Tristan was "floating on Cloud 9" the whole day of his wedding. Tristan called Mia "the whole package" and said she's "cool as f-ck."
During their first night together, Mia wasn't comfortable kissing Tristan, and he offered to sleep on the couch. Mia found him very respectful and sweet, and she could definitely envision a future with him. After all, she was also incredibly physically attracted to him.
Tristan thought Mia looked beautiful in the morning when the woke up next to each other the following day. He wanted to kiss her so badly, but since they had their whole lives to spend together, he was in no rush.
During the post-wedding brunch that day, Mia was a little intimidated by Tristan's family since they seemed so smart, spiritual, kind and more. Tristan was intimidated as well given Mia's father demanded the groom never hurt his bride, but he was excited about their two families merging and getting along.
The couple then met with Dr. Jessica, and they couldn't help but gush about each other. Mia said Tristan's family had done a wonderful job of raising him and she was happy to be with him, and Tristan was smiling ear to ear.
Mia was open to talking about sex with Tristan, but she wasn't willing to do it. She views sex as an emotional connection, something you do when you are in love.
When preparing for their honeymoon, Tristan continued to be a gentleman by carrying Mia's bags. She couldn't seem to find one thing to complain about thus far in her marriage.
But once the couple arrived at the airport and attempted to get through customs, things went haywire.
According to Lifetime, "At 8:40AM, Mia and Tristan were prevented from boarding their flight. Custom Officials have escorted Mia away for questioning. Tristan is currently unaware of Mia's status and location."
"I don't know what's happening. I'm freaking out. They must have something wrong," Tristan was shown saying.
"We are in customs; We couldn't get on the plane. My wife Mia has been detained. I can't talk to her. I pray she's okay, and hopefully I get clarity on the situation soon."