MAFS 2022 Episode 30 recap: Wedding day memories and a bride’s ‘meltdown’ over a Reflection Week task

After saying goodbye to Sam and Al at the final Commitment Ceremony, the couples launch straight into Reflections Week.

This week they’ll have a chance to look back at their marriages, reflect on where their relationships are at and offer feedback to other couples.

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Selina and Cody

Selina wakes up with a question on her mind.

She rolls over to look at Cody and asks, “You were saying that there will be that period when we go home. In that time are you going to live that as a single man? Are you going to see other people? Sleep with other people?”

Cody’s response offers nothing substantial.

“I’m going to need about four coffees today,” he says.

I mean when your priority is that many coffees, no wonder Selina has doubts about where things are going.

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Cody is reluctant to hear what he had to say on his wedding day. (Nine)

Videos from their wedding day are delivered to their door, and we’re sure Cody is hoping those coffees have kicked in by now.

While Selina about Cody, he admits Selina was “not my usual type” and that he felt Selina was “mesmerised” by him.

“It’s taken me back to a negative space,” Selina says.

“Cody is into that blue-eyed, blonde-hair, surfer kind of girl. Hearing this video has confirmed that’s definitely what he’s after. It confirms why he wrote me off from the start.”

The task leaves Selina feeling “flat” and she needs some reassurance from Cody about their future together.

“It’s going to be a really hard decision to make at the Final Vows, whether or not we’ll stay together,” she tells the camera.

Ella and Mitch

As part of a Reflection Week task Ella and Mitch receive a letter from Tamara and Brent. They get some feedback about their relationship from the other couple.

It suggests Ella is “insecure with Mitch” and the bride affirms that she does worry about what Mitch will be like on the outside.

Tamara and Brent set the pair a task to going through each other’s phone for five minutes.

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Mitch is hesitant to let Ella look through his phone after coming across a “vault”. (Nine)

“You can go through mine. I’m not going to go through yours,” Mitch says.

But while Ella looks around she notices a folder of interest.

“What’s in this little folder?” she asks.

“You can’t go in that one. That’s a vault,” Mitch replies.

“Go on open it,” Ella says.

“You can’t go in the vault,” Mitch repeats. He explains there’s stuff in there he won’t share with anyone, even “explicit pictures”.

This does nothing to help Ella, who says her “insecurities have probably risen” after the task.

Tamara and Brent

The couple get a special delivery at their door — videos from their wedding day.

Tamara is nervous, and anyone who remembers the little clashes she had with Brent through their wedding day will know why.

But surprisingly the clips are lovely and positive and hearing each other say such nice things seems to bring them closer together.

At one point Tamara calls Brent a “creep” for looking at her feet on their wedding day. Still no drama kicks off, maybe these two are finally on a strong path to Final Vows?

Domenica and Jack

“I’m feeling fatigued and torn down,” Domenica says.

It’s been a rough night for the bride who is still processing everything the morning after a very intense Commitment Ceremony.

She admits she’s struggling to give her relationship the attention it needs while feeling “deflated” from all the drama.

Thankfully watching back moments from their wedding day helps lift the couple’s spirits.

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The pair couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces after watching back their wedding day video.. (Nine)

“I’m so heart warmed,” Jack gushes. “It solidifies that we have a really strong foundation, and that started on the first day.”

Both are so happy to hear what the other said on their wedding day and it really looks like they’re in a good spot.

Later they receive a letter from Olivia and Jackson with some feedback.

The couple think Jack’s needs may not always be a priority in their relationship and they’ve got a task to fix it. The letter tasks Jack to open up to Domenica about three needs he feels aren’t being met in their relationship.

Jack heads off to the bedroom to work on his list.

READ MORE: Couples react to their wedding day videos during Reflections Week

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Jack tells Domenica he needs more affection during his Reflections Week task. (Nine)

As he sits down with Domenica he explains he needs affection reciprocated more. The positives about the things he does for Domenica spoken about more, and finally, he needs to know that they have a clear path to their next steps as a couple at the end of the experiment.

“I’m really sorry that I haven’t been able to give you what you’ve needed,” Domenica says.

She’s really happy they were given an outsiders perspective on their relationship too.

Olivia and Jackson

“I’m still raging about last night. I’m so furious with this whole thing,” Olivia vents to Jackson.

She notes people could have looked up Domenica’s OnlyFans themselves, and still thinks she’s done nothing wrong.

READ MORE: Domenica shares her feelings about the OnlyFans nude photo leak on MAFS

But Domenica isn’t the only one Olivia is angry at, she’s also fuming at the experts.

“The way the experts were speaking to me last night about how I hold a grudge and how that’s going to affect my relationship with Jackson is complete and utter crap,” she tells the camera.

“I’m allowed to cut people out of my life and never want to speak to them again.

“I have a family member that I never want to speak to again. I will die happy if I never hear her breathe in my direction again.”

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Olivia and Jackson feel confident after watch their wedding day video. (Nine)

But while she’s raging about all of that, she’s got nothing bad to say about Jackson.

She’s so thankful for his support through all of the drama.

And their bond only strengthens when they watch vision from their wedding day, affirming how happy they both were to be matched by the experts.

“Head over heels then, head over heels now,” Jackson tells his bride.

Later couple receive a feedback letter from Domenica and Jack. In the letter they’re told they are “exhibiting signs of codependency” and Olivia howls with laughter.

They’re tasked to spend 24 hours apart, including no phones, emails or communication.

“The word codependency… I’m still giggling,” Olivia says.

“If that’s the biggest insult someone can hurl at your relationship then I think you’re doing something right.”

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Olivia can’t control her laughter after hearing they need to spend the night apart. (Nine)

But while Jackson’s looking forward to some alone time, Olivia is not.

With Jackson gone she pours herself a wine and slaps on a facemask. While the night went well, she wakes up the next morning furious.

“Yesterday and today after the Commitment Ceremony have been awful,” she says.

“The timing of last night’s task was absolutely terrible, and I’ve tried to be a trooper and get on with it, but Jackson was taken from me.

“Jackson being gone last night left me a lot of room to think about why I should give the experiment any more of my time or energy.”

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Olivia has a meltdown after spending the night away from Jackson. (Nine)

Meanwhile Jackson is feeling great.

He’s enjoying the alone time, putting in a gym session before heading home to Olivia.

Jackson gives her a big kiss and she launches straight in, telling him she “had a meltdown” and is thinking about leaving the experiment.

“I’m questioning why we should bother staying here when Domenica and Jack are trying to rip it apart,” she tells Jackson.

“Dominica was allowed to come over to this house and scream at me the other day, and at the Commitment Ceremony I get railroaded, gaslighted, attempts of assassination against my character!”

“You need to take a deep breath because you’re very wound up right now,” Jackson advises.

“Take a breath. Relax, and focus on us.”

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Things get tense between Oliva and Jackson during Reflections Week. (Nine)

But his advice isn’t getting through.

Olivia is upset and says she feels “more alone in her feelings” and is still “feeling all sorts of awful things.”

Jackson is left hoping that she can bring the focus back to their relationship.

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