Taylor and Brandon's relationship seemed destined for happiness and longevity in the first week of their arranged marriage on Season 10 of Married at First Sight, but Brandon grew increasingly more frustrated with cameras following him around.
Brandon therefore lashed out at production and Taylor at the end of their honeymoon in Panama, and the couple could seemingly never recover.
As new issues continued to surface and bubble over, Taylor took it upon herself to show effort and please Brandon one night by cooking him a beautiful dinner, but Brandon became agitated over Taylor using her phone, and she in turn deemed him disrespectful and unappreciative.
"What makes Brandon happy? Because even when you made that dinner, he still wasn't even happy," host Jamie Otis asked Taylor during the April 8 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered.
"To be one thousand percent honest with you, I have zero idea what makes him happy besides his video games," Taylor replied.
"I saw him happy one time and it was when I knocked on his door to see if he was hungry because I wanted to order some food -- this was early, in the beginning -- and he was playing his video games and he was smiling."
"That's pretty much the only time I've seen him happy," Taylor added. "And I don't know what to do. It is what it is."
Not only did Brandon have a problem with production, but he also accused Taylor of signing up for Married at First Sight to become a reality TV star and grow her social-media following.
Brandon was convinced Taylor wasn't ready to be a wife and she had other priorities.
When the spouses were asked to attend a couples' retreat with three other Season 10 Married at First Sight newlyweds, Brandon wasn't exactly jumping at the opportunity.
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Brandon called the other couples "almost perfect strangers" -- although he had been shown befriending Michael Watson and the other husbands in earlier episodes -- and said he felt "trapped" at the retreat.
"Taylor, why was Brandon so against going on this couples' retreat?" Jamie asked on Unfiltered.
"Honestly, Brandon has removed himself from the process. He has removed himself from even being friends with the [season's] other husbands."
"In the beginning, he figured he ruined his reputation when he cussed out everybody," Taylor added.
"We were all still nice and welcoming to him. There was no reason for him to feel that way," Katie said.
"There was no reason," Taylor agreed. "Even when we were packing, he was like, 'I just don't want to go and talk about all this stuff.' And I was like, 'It doesn't have to be so heavy. Just go and have a good time!'"
"I could see how that was so, so frustrating," Jamie told Taylor.
The couples' retreat turned out to be an utter disaster for Taylor and Brandon's relationship. Brandon fought with Taylor for having spent the previous night at a hotel with her friends, but Taylor insisted she only went out because Brandon had to work and she'd be alone otherwise.
Brandon removed his microphone, taunted and berated a producer named Leif, yelled and swore at Taylor to leave him alone and not touch him, and finally stormed out of the retreat.
Brandon never returned to the couples' retreat, but Taylor revealed in Wednesday night's episode she and Brandon attempted to work things out once they returned home off-camera.
Taylor, in fact, still had hope both she and her husband would say "yes" to staying married on "Decision Day," if Brandon even agreed to show up and reveal his final decision on-camera.