This week on MTV’s Catfish, YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley helps Nev uncover the truth. Daisy wrote to MTV asking for help in finding out who her Instagram crush truly is. Daisy met Marcus on Instagram during the summer of 2013 when he asked her for her phone number. She willingly gave out her number and the two began texting all the time. Even though the two have each other’s numbers they still haven’t actually spoken on the phone yet. It’s also strange that Marcus does video production work but can’t manage to video chat with Daisy. For Nev and Tyler, all signs are pointing towards Marcus being a catfish and more likely a female since he won’t talk on the phone.
Daisy has gone through some of the hardest losses in her family, including losing one of her sisters and, soon after, her father. The worst part is that Daisy’s family blames her for her father’s death. Daisy’s parents weren’t happy to find out that their daughter had been dating another girl. When the time came for Daisy’s girlfriend to meet the family, her girlfriend had second thoughts. Everyone went with Daisy to pick up her girlfriend from the train station except for her father. Once her girlfriend realized how scared she was to meet Daisy’s family, Daisy was dropped off while the rest of her family went back home.
When they got there, they came home to the horrific scene of their father laying on the ground. He had suffered from an aneurism and stroke at the same time which ultimately took his life. The family blames Daisy that if they weren’t on their way to take her to the station to get her girlfriend her father would still be alive. I cannot imagine the pain that Daisy has gone through, but luckily she had Marcus to help her get through it. However, now Daisy feels like Marcus isn’t physically there for her and it’s not enough for her to just receive his texts.
I don’t blame Daisy for wanting answers. What I do blame Daisy for is being naïve for not noticing how Marcus was using her. Daisy had bought Marcus a camera that was over one hundred dollars. She also gave him money and other gifts totaling around two thousand dollars. Marcus never thanked Daisy for the more than generous gifts or sent photos of himself with the gifts. Marcus now has a brand new camera thanks to Daisy but can’t even send a thank you photo? I guess not since he wouldn’t even send Daisy a birthday card like she asked him to. That would’ve been enough for me to dump him. What’s even worse is that Daisy’s mother has given her money to help finance all these nice gifts to Marcus. In my mind, either Daisy needs to pay her mother back all the money she owes her or forget all about Marcus.
Nev and Tyler start looking up who this moocher Marcus could be by starting with the phone number he uses to text Daisy. It’s registered to a lady named Sandra, which might not look too promising — however, she is associated with a guy named Marcus along with two other guys. So it makes sense that Marcus would have a phone number registered under his mother’s name along with his two brothers. They then realize that the last name associated with this number is also found on the Marcus Instagram account. This confirms that the Instagram is for Marcus, but that doesn’t mean Daisy has been talking to Marcus. She did put her number in the comments section which is public for everyone to view. Nev thinks that one of the brothers or even the mother could be the one actually talking to Daisy. Lesson learned: Never put private information in a public place because anyone can take that information and use it against you!
Nev tries calling Marcus to set up an appointment to meet with him. Just like Daisy suspected, he doesn’t answer, so Nev leaves a voicemail. Nev gets a text from Marcus later that night saying how he doesn’t want his private life out on TV and would meet with Daisy on his own terms. Basically Marcus seems like a coward playing with Daisy’s feelings once again. Instead of waiting on him, the gang head out to Ohio in order to surprise Marcus with a visit since Daisy has an address. Before they board the plane, Nev gets a call from Marcus. Seems like great news since the voice is a male’s and he agrees to meet up with them, but things quickly change from good to bad one they arrive in Ohio. Marcus calls the next day to tell Nev once again that he’s not ready and too afraid to meet. I’m not sure how Daisy was okay with the way he was treating her emotionally by promising to meet and then canceling. Once again, Nev gets a text later that night from Marcus saying that he’ll finally agree to meet with them but it has to be the next day. Marcus has had a few years to prepare, I’m not sure what a couple extra days will do to help?
They agree to meet with Marcus at a park and await his arrival. Once the man arrives, it’s — shockingly — the real Marcus in the photos on Instagram. I think everyone was pretty certain the person who was going to show up wouldn’t be Marcus, but it somehow was. Marcus starts to explain how he doesn’t like going out of his comfort zone and that’ why he would only text and didn’t want to meet up. As far as the gift situation, Marcus gives a ridiculous answer saying that he told Daisy from the beginning that he wouldn’t be able to return the favor. He was quick to receive the gifts but never wanted to even pay a few dollars to send her a postcard. Sounds like a real man…not! He also tells them that he only sends photos of his work and doesn’t like sending photos of himself. I might understand where Marcus is coming from on this thought. I don’t like taking selfies or even photos in general. However, if I were to be in a relationship with someone online, I’d want to make sure I know they’re real and they know I’m real with a photo. It’s common sense, Marcus.
The two seemed to hit it off pretty well, but decided to just remain friends. Daisy wanted something more, but Marcus was quick to push her into the friend zone. Poor Daisy. I think it’s better that Daisy isn’t in a relationship with someone who is only going to use her for material items. Being just friends with Marcus and talking on the phone is the best relationship for Daisy.
What were your thoughts on episode four of Catfish? Do you think Daisy was quick to jump into this fantasy relationship because she needed someone to talk to at the time? I think since Daisy’s family doesn’t communicate much talking to Marcus was a way for her to get her feelings out. Do you think it’s right for Marcus to have accepted the gifts Daisy sent? Sure she sent them but he could’ve told her he didn’t need them and sent them back. He also mentioned how he was struggling with money so I bet the money she sent was easy to take. Did you think Marcus was going to be real? I thought for sure it was going to be one of the brothers. Leave your thoughts below.
New episodes of Catfish premiere Wednesday nights at 10/9CT on MTV.