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Black Heart Down

Season 6, Episode 8
Aired 12.2.16

The stars unleash self-hate when they must forgive their worst enemy, themselves! Jade is pushed to the edge while Keke and Margeaux go head-to head. Lies about a secret kiss leads to trouble... Show Full Recap

It’s day 8 of Marriage Boot Camp when Merika wakes up in pain after going on a jealous rampage the night before and drinking herself into oblivion. While Merika nurses a hangover, Nikko takes his last chance to win back Margeaux when he makes a shocking move. And when Merika asks Margeaux if anything happened, Margeaux resorts to lies. The couples are blindsided when Dr. V and Dr. Ish have them face their worst enemy, themselves! If they can’t accept themselves, they can’t fully give their heart to their partner, as torturing themselves with self-hate will only hold them back from progressing in their relationships. For the first part of the exercise, the couples are split into two groups where they must write down all the things they hate about themselves on black and white photos of their faces. Drama erupts when the couples expose their inner demons including guilt, regret and insecurity. And when Keke’s insecurities involve her rivalry with Margeaux, another war between the divas breaks out! For the next drill, the couples are greeted with a piñata in the shape of a black heart and on the front hangs their picture with the list of things they hate about themselves. To release the negative energy that has tainted their hearts black, the couples must swing at the piñata as they unleash all of their self-hate. After each blow, Jade breaks down while Keke beats out her anger at Margeaux. Unbeknownst to the couples, there is a hidden surprise inside that will showcase their good qualities that brought the couples together in the first place. During evaluation, Judge Toler proclaims Jade and Tanner are on the brink more than anyone, driving Jade to her wits end with Boot Camp. Later, tension ignites when Merika confronts Margeaux as she suspects she is falling back in love with Nikko. Margeaux strikes Merika in the heart when she threatens to end the relationship…

Executive Producers

Adam Reed

Adam Freeman

Leslie Greif

Erin Richards

Co-Executive Producer

Antonia Mattia

The Marriage Boot Camp seminars created by

Jim Carroll

Executive in Charge of Production

Joanne Rubino

Supervising Producer

Moriah Muse

Digital Content Producer

Sharon Houston

Production Supervisor

John Kalning

Director of Production

Ayelet Bick

Field Director

Lance Jeffrey

Assistant Director

Sean P. Galvin

Talent Consultant

Rebekah Barr

Talent Manager

Beth Wall

Talent Coordinators

Elizabeth Alba

Britney Bretzman

Lisa Robinson

Talent Production Assistant

Kirk Gaughan

Line Producer

Bryan Alvey

Production Managers

Brian Nagahashi

Brittney Senf Valtierra

Production Coordinators

JC Babas

Lauren Baker

Associate Producer

Bonnie Davis

Director of Photography

Hugo Orellana

Camera Operators

Beau Banning

Carlos Camona

Dee Nichols

Denise Borders

Dan Deforest

Andrew Baxter

Erik Hamilton

Camera Assistants

Steve Romeo

Phoebe Krueger

Elise Teller

Jim Davey

Fred Vasquez

Geoff Wolfe

Audio Supervisor

Ross D’Alessandro

Audio Mixers

Mike Dy

Brian Tollefson

Josh Chavez

Alan Crawford

Benny O’Brien

Steve Jones

Dan Kuffel

Travis Franklin

Brian Castillo

Production Assistants

Lee Bautista

Kevin Bush

Mark Tyler

Anthony Boyd

Justin Ogden

Phillip Stilley

Paul Houston

Maria Manfre

Alexis Dudley

Chris Black

Meagan Mantele

JT Thompkins

Hair and Make Up

Silvia Leczel

Pam O’Brien

David Calhoun

Art Director

Chris Partida


Kevin Smets

Spencer Schilly

Mark Hornish

Felise Epstein

Dani Doscher

Barry O’Brien

Brian McDonough

Kenn Kashima

Dallas Baker

Barry Bond

Adam David

Supervising Story Producer

Louise Clauson

Story Producers

Christopher Park-Thomas

Joy Park-Thomas

Nick Fries

Jessica Fieler

Saba Farmanara

John Kaiser

Director of Music

Greg Cahn

Music Supervisor

Brandon West

Director of Post Production

Jason Garrett

Post Production Coordinator

Adam Gayheart

Online Editor/Colorist

Bossi Baker

Online Assistant Editor

Tony Laudati

Lead Assistant Editor

Lucas Heyne

Assistant Editors

Andy Kimble

Aldo Flores-Espinoza

Sound Mix by

Sound and Stage Studios, LLC

Re-recording Mixer

Larry Ellis

Business & Legal

Uri Fleming

In-House Attorney

Nicholas C. Williamson, Esq.

Assistants to Executive Production

Monica Shapiro

Jessica Herman

Matt Bates

Accounting Firm

Westside Film Partners, LLC

Jennifer Lowe

Accounting Manager

Sabrina Sera

2nd Assistant Accountant

Adrienne Cruz

Executive Producer

Suzanne Gladstone

Director of Production

Sara Dollar

Production Coordinator

Ashley Fellman

Director of Rights and Clearance

Benrus D. Madlangbayan

Vice President of Development

David Stefanou

Senior Vice President of Production

Theresa Patiri

Executive Producer

Lauren P. Gellert

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