Married at First Sight wrapped up Season 3 in probably the most expected way last night. We heard the decisions of the remaining two couples- as Ashley had said she didn't want to continue to stay married to David in the previous episode. This begs the question, "Will there be a fourth season?" Did you catch the finale yet? There will be spoilers below.
In last night's final episode, Tres and Vanessa decided to stick out their marriage, but that was pretty much to be expected, right? I mean, their closeness throughout the season was pretty stable. I think they had to throw in some drama to make it look like they had some struggles.
Neil and Sam, however, although they had a rocky start, Sam was really warming up to Neil by the end- even becoming more touchy-feely by last week's episode, and actually planting a kiss on him. It was too little, too late for Neil, though. His body language when she got passionate about him in the car seemed to be a dead giveaway that he wasn't really feeling it. It was a little too bad- after they finally got on the same page about getting a new place of their own. Maybe if they had more time? Six weeks is a short amount of time to grow a close bond.
The NY Post interviewed Neil and Sam, and talked to them about their experience. When Neil as asked how much did the first weeks of Sam's behavior play into his decision, Neil responded, "When Sam began to be affectionate, I was excited that there was progress in our relationship, but internally I could not reciprocate those emotions and passionate feelings. The last week and a half was an extremely difficult time because I had to determine what was holding me back. During the last week, I had a conversation with Dr. Pepper and, with her assistance, it brought to light that the first four weeks did create an impression. During Decision Day, Dr. Cilona asked me a poignant question: Did I forgive Sam? . . . I did not have any resentment toward Sam, and I wanted to continue to be friends, [but] that's all I could give.
Sam's feelings had changed over time, as she told them, "It seemed as if things had only been on the upside for the last couple of weeks, but I actually started to really like Neil the weekend my father and him went to the shooting range. I went into this experiment knowing that it was going to be a bumpy ride, considering we were both strangers. I never wanted to get a divorce from Neil . . . [He] also gave me no inclination that he wasn't committed to staying married at the end of the six weeks. He said he had forgiven me for the way that I treated him and that he was so happy with how I was changing and growing with the process and the homework that the experts had given me. I really began to see myself growing old with him and looked forward to living together and creating a home once the cameras were gone."
It was a bit disappointing that Neil could not forgive Sam for the way she treated him in the beginning. She was pretty mean to him- making fun of his manhood, and not treating him with respect because he wasn't aggressive enough for her. However, Sam has said that she has learned from her mistakes, and she can see why she has lost relationships in the past. Hopefully, she can go on to have a healthy relationship in the future.
Will there be a season 4 of Married at First Sight? Currently, there is no confirmation by FYI, but they are still casting for another season, according to FYI's website. There would be no reason to cast new couples if they were not going to make another season. And it appears that next season will be filmed in Miami. They filmed in Atlanta, Georgia this time. There's also the show that they did to follow the 1st seasons couples' first year of marriage: Married at First Sight: The First Year. Will they do a show with Tres and Vanessa also?
What are your thoughts on the season finale? Will you watch another season? Let us know in the comments below!