Married at First Sight: Mindy & Zach: Home is where your spouse isn’t

Mindy and Zach
Married at First Sight: Will Zach Ever Move in With Mindy? Pic credit: Lifetime

Is anyone else extremely irritated by the fact that Zach from Married at First Sight still hasn’t moved in with Mindy?

No matter how rocky things may be, or how he feels or doesn’t feel about Mindy, he needs to man-up and move into that apartment and at least try to get to know her.

Zach keeps telling Mindy that “it wouldn’t be healthy” for them to live together right now. Come on, man. Can’t you come up with a better excuse than that?

As I’ve expressed before… I truly do think this guy is dumb as rocks. He clearly didn’t think that statement through. If he did, he would have had a follow-up answer to the next question — “what does that mean?”

Instead, his strategy always seems to be to talk in circles and babble on and on until people get so tired of listening to him that they change the subject to get him to stop talking.

Is it possible that he is smarter than we think? Is he really an evil genius that planned this ramble-on strategy from the beginning?

Tough conversation? No problem. I’ll just talk in circles until they’re so confused, they stop asking me questions. LOL. I really can’t stand this guy.

These two meet up at the park with Zach’s dogs. At first, I’m thinking, OK, this is a neutral setting, let’s see how this goes. Well, it was beyond awkward.

There was some idle chit-chat about their day and work as if they were strangers on a blind date.

After this incredibly uncomfortable exchange, Zach surprises us by asking Mindy how she feels about their conversation with Pastor Cal. Wow. Something “real” to talk about. Great.

Mindy expresses again, how she is 100% committed to the process and is keeping the promises she made on their wedding day. She tells him she was surprised and hurt when he didn’t want to move into the apartment.

This prompted yet another confusing babble-sesh from Zach, and then she asked him, “what does the next baby step look like to you?” He said, “hanging out?” almost like a question.

She said she was open to that and genuinely looked happy when he said that.

I get that she’ll take anything he’s willing to give at this point, but come on, girl. Can’t you see through his BS?

I think a part of her deep down inside knows that Zach probably has no intention of remaining in the marriage after the eight weeks. However, there’s another part of her that is still holding out hope.

God bless her. She’s a bigger woman than me.

Lifesize Jenga Anyone?

When they met up with friends at the bar, I noticed that Zach was standing with his arms folded across his chest.

Psych 101 will tell you that this type of body language usually means a person is emotionally closed off and not open to enjoying the situation they’re in.

After a bit, Zach seems to relax some and starts interacting with everyone. Maybe he’s just shy?

Mindy’s girlfriend, Mallory, makes some comments and takes mad jabs at Zach for not moving in with her.

She reminds him that there’s a second bedroom in the apartment and that they could at least try being “roommates” and spend some time getting to know each other better.

He doesn’t have any real significant reaction to her comments except for acknowledging that she said them.

Mallory said it best “he (Zach) says a lot of pretty, pretty words – that mean nothing.”

Well said, Mallory. Well said.

Will Zach Show Up?

Next, it’s time for their house-warming party. Or should I say, Mindy’s party? She informs her friends she invited Zach to come over. None of them looked too thrilled or all that hopeful that he would come.

Ding-dong the doorbell rings and guess who it is? MIA-man Zach with one of his dogs.

Did he bring the dog on purpose? Maybe to use as an excuse later if things get uncomfortable, and he needs a reason to bail? Gotta run because my dogs need fed, or I need to take the dog out to go to the bathroom.

He might be an evil genius, after all.

Mindy’s friends start in on him about not moving in, and the whole mood of the party turned dark. Mindy surprisingly steps in and nixes the conversation and stood up for him in a way by saying she very much “appreciated coming over.”

The conversation gets a little lighter, and Zach says he “is happy about the momentum” of their relationship. Whatever the heck that’s supposed to mean.

Does this guy ever really say anything that means anything or makes sense? Not as far as I can tell.

Lastly, we see Mindy at the park, chatting with Katie, Taylor, Meka, and Jessica about their move-in experiences. They ask her if Zach has moved in yet, and she tells them, “no, not yet.”

After a few minutes of the girls offering their advice and support, Mindy says she’s just going to try being “patient” and see where it goes.

I can’t get a feel for if Zach will move in with Mindy anytime soon. Part of me thinks he will to save his TV reputation, but then another part of me thinks he doesn’t care.

For Mindy’s sake, I hope he comes around because I think if he would make an effort to spend some time getting to know her (physical attraction aside), he may start to like her, and appreciate why they were matched.

Fingers crossed.

Married at First Sight airs on Wednesday at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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