Emily's Dramatic Quad Bike Accident Shocks 'Married at First Sight' Viewers

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Feb. 8 2024, Updated 12:46 p.m. ET

Emily Balch and Brennan Shoykhet from 'Married at First Sight.'
Source: Lifetime

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Season 17, Episode 16 of Married at First Sight.

Season 17 of Lifetime's hit reality series Married at First Sight is in full swing, and all eyes are glued to the screen as the show dives headfirst into the whirlwind romance of Emily Balch and Brennan Shoykhet. Ever since they returned from their honeymoon, it's been a wild ride filled with drama, tension, and yes, even a few tears.

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Nevertheless, their journey takes an unexpected turn as the dynamic duo faces a significant obstacle, uniting them in the aftermath of a brutal accident. Keep scrolling for all the known details regarding Emily's dramatic quad bike crash that landed her in the hospital.

Emily Balch from 'Married at First Sight.'
Source: Lifetime
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Emily gets into a quad bike accident in 'Married at First Sight.'

In the recent episode aired on Feb. 7, 2024, Emily and Brennan embark on an adventure riding quad bikes through the forest. Unexpectedly, their excursion takes a dangerous turn.

As they traverse bumpy, winding paths amid snowy hills, Brennan leads the way with Emily hot on his trail. Sadly, their initial excitement fades when Emily is thrown off course, resulting in a dramatic crash as her bike flips.

Brennan and the camera crew swiftly rush to the reality TV star's aid, finding Emily with a bloodied face from a severe head wound. With urgency, they call for emergency assistance while Brennan does his best to stem the bleeding and provide comfort, holding Emily's hand reassuringly.

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"Am I going to be OK?" Emily asks anxiously, seeking reassurance. Brennan, offering his wife support as they wait for the paramedics, quickly reassures her: "You're gonna be alright."

Brennan remains steadfast by Emily's side until the paramedics arrive, assessing her condition before transporting her in an ambulance. Reflecting on the situation, Brennan grimly acknowledges, "This is f--king bad."

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A glimpse into next week's episode reveals Emily recovering in a hospital bed, her head bandaged and blood-stained hair, with Brennan faithfully beside her, holding her hand. In an interview, Brennan expresses his concern, stating, "I'm just praying, hoping everything is OK. But I'm here, in sickness and in health."

As Emily recuperates, the question looms: Will this terrifying situation draw them closer together, testing the bounds of their marriage, or will it strain their relationship further? Only time will tell!

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Emily and Brennan are still trying to figure out their future together.

In a clip from the Jan. 31, 2024, episode of Married at First Sight, Emily seeks advice from a friend about navigating her marriage with Brennan. During their FaceTime conversation, Emily's friend boldly states that Brennan is dismissive of her feelings and behaves as if he's the center of attention (he "acts like it's the Brennan Show").

"I told him that it just feels like you care more about the appearance and you, not me, not us, because you make all of the decisions," Emily tells her friend. She clarifies that she's not pressuring Brennan into love but rather attempting to foster open communication between them.

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"That's what I said, no one's forcing you to sleep here," Emily recounts to her friend a serious discussion she had with her husband. "'You're like making me try and fall in love with you,' and I'm like, 'I'm not trying to make you fall in love with me, I don't want that right now. Friends talk about feelings too.'"

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Emily's friend offers reassurance, emphasizing that Brennan should appreciate having her in his life. Then, she inquires about Emily's intentions regarding their declining relationship, to which Emily responds, "I'm at a loss. I do want to see if we're able to save the marriage.

She adds, "It's just hard when you're dealing with someone who really does not want to be portrayed bad on camera."

"Well, then maybe he should be less of an a--hole," Emily's friend replies. "I, like, support whatever decision you make but, like, personally, I think you should run for the hills." In the end, these comments leave Emily wondering about her future even more.

Catch new episodes of Married at First Sight on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

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