'Married at First Sight' Season 15: Justin feels 'played' in his marriage to Alexis as truth 'bites'
Back in August, when Alexis and Justin introduced their dogs for the first time, 'Married at First Sight' swiftly became 'Married at First Bite.' With Decision Day approaching, Justin wonders if the sacrifice he made, ever since, was worthwhile.
During what was intended to be a pleasant meeting, Justin's dog, Maya, bit Alexis' dog, Newton, injuring his eye. During a subsequent therapy session, a heartbroken Justin commented, "I feel like a crappy owner for sure. I should’ve paid attention to those signs. You know, the first time that she snapped and the second time, I just felt like I should’ve done something about it because it could’ve cost me my marriage."
Alexis, who was upset that her husband hadn't told her his dog had been in fights previously, said he needed to honor his word, adding, "You said if it doesn’t work out, you’re sending her. I know that’s your baby, but you said it to me and I need you to keep your word." When Justin acknowledged it wouldn't be an easy decision, she appeared taken aback, saying, "I thought the decision was already made." Fans slammed the pair on Twitter, particularly Alexis, whom they believed was terrible for forcing her husband to give up his dog.
Justin informed Dr Pepper, the show's marital expert, in a September episode that his dog's trainer had called to tell him that his dog's recovery was uneven and that she was still attacking other dogs. The trainer had urged Justin not to bring his dog because she required more training. Justin informed Dr Pepper that even though he had Maya for more than seven years, something had to be done. 'Married at First Sight' followers, on the other hand, lambasted Justin for giving up his dog to salvage his marriage and demanded that he retrieve Maya from the training center. Fans of 'Married at First Sight' chastised Justin on Twitter for giving up his dog to salvage his then-one-month-old marriage. They believed Alexis had planned this all along and was unconcerned about Maya's safety.
While Justin felt it would show Alexis that he was entirely committed to her and trying to do the right thing, she ignored him, saying she doesn't need to be reminded of his sacrifices all the time. With Decision Day coming, Alexis continues to have doubts about her relationship with Justin, which makes him wary. In a Lifetime preview clip, Justin can be seen telling Nate in the upcoming episode that he thought putting his dog, Maya, away would show he and Alexis were on the same page. In a confessional, he laments, "I gave up my baby, y'all," with tears in his eyes. Nate states in a confessional after hearing Justin that he believes Alexis was not only "immature," but also a "liar."
What caused Justin to believe he was being "played" by Alexis will be revealed when 'Married At First Sight' Season 15 returns with a brand-new episode on October 12 at 8/7c.