After the relative calm of the season premiere, episode two was a bit more emotional: we really felt for Amanda as she struggled with her sexuality in a traditional European family, and quickly saw a soft side to the business-minded Mikey, who runs an aged-care home and has a close relationship with his differently abled aunt.
But it's MAFS, so, of course, the couples had to overcome a couple of trials. This time, Natasha wasn't going to fall into the pattern of dating a man who saw her as a kind of "trophy". Instead, she was trying to come to terms with potentially dating someone off-type — a nice guy, who was a bit too awkward and nervous to take the lead. It certainly didn't help that her friend Lincoln reckoned that he wasn't quite up to the challenge of dating her.
Tash's friends too decided to meddle in the marriage, asking Amanda directly about the "big mistakes" she referred to in her vows. Amanda admitted that she'd decided to go on Married at First Sight instead of reuniting with an old flame, which raised a few eyebrows. When Amanda explained herself to Tash, Tash accepted her reasoning. They'd take a risk on MAFS together — and it certainly helped that their chemistry was red-hot.
As with any episode of reality TV, everyone's gotten together on the internet to have their say, and Australia really got behind the series' first lesbian marriage:
the three stages to full equality: the postal survey, the parliamentary vote, and the first lesbian wedding on #MAFS
— Lane Sainty (@lanesainty) February 4, 2020
#MAFS is making me feel sad but so lucky to have an ethnic background with parents and a family who love and support me for who I am. There’s nothing I cherish more than being able to live my truth. ❤️
— Chris Macheras (@chrismacheras) February 4, 2020
— Dallas (@dallasalex841) February 4, 2020
— Dean Nye (@Dean_Nye) February 4, 2020
— Kylie Rallings (@k_rallings) February 4, 2020
— Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) February 4, 2020
— bob_with_no_job (@oh_dear_bob) February 4, 2020
I think a “lesbian red flag” was just a red flag with the word lesbian to remind us they are lesbians #mafs
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) February 4, 2020
— alysha (@intosneedy) February 4, 2020
Married at First Sight airs on Channel Nine at 7.30 p.m., Monday to Thursday this week. Join us at our Facebook group Pass the Popcorn to chat through the ep!