MTV’s Catfish: 10 Craziest Episodes
MTV’s hit series Catfish just began its sixth season and it isn’t hard to see why it has captivated fans. On its own it is amazing for viewers to find out how many people have impersonated other people online and kept up the facade for even years while maintaining relationships with someone who has no idea they aren’t who they say they are. While the premise began because many people “catfished” their online dates, the show has seen family members catfish family members, friends catfish friends, and enemies go after the person they hate using an online identity. Fans have seen a lot of intense Catfish episodes, and these are the 10 craziest of all:
10. Jesse & Brian (Season 2)
Loyal Catfish fans are well aware that the stories rarely end happily, but in season two, Nev and Max actually helped in bringing a couple together. Jesse first met Brian on Facebook and was instantly attracted to the ex marine. The pair chatted for three years, and when Jesse drove for miles to finally meet him in person, he never showed up and stopped answering her calls, leading everyone to believe it wasn’t really him or it was all a lie. As it turns out the stress triggered a PTSD episode for the ex-marine that led to him being arrested. The whole situation was worsened because of the military equipment he had in his backpack. Luckily, the pair finally met and it seemed to be a happy ending for a real couple. Unfortunately, after their second meeting, Brian said Jesse was “a different person” and called the whole thing off for good.
9. Jasmine & Mike (Season 1)
Season one’s most memorable episode was episode four between Jasmine and Mike. Jasmine told Nev and Max that she and Mike had been texting for two years but had never spoken on the phone. Jasmine felt a strong connection with Mike, but once Catfish stepped in, it was soon revealed that “Mike” was actually Jasmine’s once friend Mhissy and Mhissy made Mike up so that Jasmine would stay away from her current boyfriend Triggs, who Jasmine had dated previously. The episode was dramatic and it seemed for sure a real fight was going to explode between the two women, but they revealed that they have not had contact since filming ended.