Season 9 MAFS couple Elizabeth and Jamie participated via videochat from their new home in Santa Barbara, CA, while Woody, Miles and their wives from Season 11 gathered together in New Orleans, LA, to film the show.
In the process of making predictions and sizing up Married at First Sight's Season 12 couples -- who will face Decision Day on next week's episode airing on Lifetime -- Woody and Miles expressed their issues with Erik.
"I strongly dislike Erik giving his wife more or less an ultimatum. Everything is always, 'Well, [walking out] the door is an option,'" Woody explained.
Footage then aired of Erik demanding that Virginia move into his condo after the show ends and then they find a new place together later on.
After Virginia said "no" in the clip, Erik snapped, "I know where I'm going to live after this. If you want to live somewhere else, go ahead."
Miles chimed in, "I think he's dealing with insecurities of his own."
"His insecurities are there," Woody agreed.
"I think he's projecting everything, you know?" Miles suggested. That's not fair to her."
Miles also took a jab at Erik for his marriage expectations and standards.
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As viewers have seen on the show's twelfth season, Erik anticipated Virginia would contact him basically every hour when she's away traveling, and he disapproved of Virginia crashing at a guy friend's house after drinking or "liking" her male friends' posts on social media.
"The whole controlling thing with the friends of Virginia and wanting text messages at certain times, like, I didn't vibe with it," Miles admitted.
"I feel like it could be unhealthy in terms of the relationship overall."
But Elizabeth jumped in and defended Erik.
"I think he comes off controlling; I don't think he means to be controlling," Elizabeth explained. "I personally have red flags for Virginia on her drinking and her going out."
When Virginia and Erik tied the knot, she told her husband that she was used to going out and partying with friends at bars every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
"I just wish she could see, like, the bigger picture of the life that they could have together and get your head out of the party scene," Elizabeth said.
"Because I'll be very honest, I was in the party scene at one time when I was like 22 or 23. But at 27, I was like, 'Man, I better get my head on straight. I've got to get it together and I've got to organize my life a little bit better.'"
As Elizabeth spoke, Woody and Amani raised their eyebrows and Miles started to smirk.
"There are better things to be doing with my time than nursing a hangover or figuring out when my next cocktail is," Elizabeth said.
"Beth's been throwing shade!" Miles said with a big laugh.
Amani argued, "I like Virginia! She is here to have a good time. But I don't think her actions are showing me that she doesn't want to be a wife. Like, I think that they just need a balance."
Elizabeth said she can see a lot of similarities in Erik and Virginia's relationship when compared to her marriage to Jamie.
"Because man! We were going at it all the way until Decision Day," Elizabeth pointed out, adding that she had "hope" for Virginia and Erik that their marriage "can work out."
Jamie agreed, "We were just hammering it out! We had to figure it out!"
"Yeah! Don't let those fights in the beginning dictate how the rest of your relationship is going to be," Elizabeth said.
Karen acknowledged it's obvious Erik and Virginia "have a connection" that's pulling them through the extreme experiment.
"I feel like they are in that place before Decision Day to where they're like, 'Hey... we know we get along well and we care about each other.' But they just have some bumps in the road to figure things out," Karen said.
For instance, Erik told Virginia that he'd be "done" with their marriage if she didn't agree to have children with him.
"In short, it's ridiculous. I think Erik needs to have more understanding and less ultimatums," Pastor Cal said at the time.
"It's one thing to express the importance of wanting a thing, but you cannot always threaten your marriage with divorce."
On the latest episode of Married at First Sight's twelfth season, Erik made it known he planned on saying "yes" on Decision Day because he loved Virginia and wanted to remain her husband, but Virginia seemed hesitant given she and Erik still had a lot of issues to work through.
Paige and Chris chose to end their marriage and pursue a divorce shortly before their one-month anniversary, but based on a preview for the upcoming episode, fans may be in for a big surprise on "Decision Day."