We told the boyfriend to step away from the table to use the restroom. No sooner did he leave, then out of nowhere two women who had witnessed the whole scenario rushed to Mari's side. One of the girls with an eye on the bathroom door asked Mari, "Who is that?"
With a look of fear in her eyes she responded, "My boyfriend, I'm scared of him."
The women pleaded with Mari to leave before the boyfriend returned. Unable to get her out the door, they decided to confront the situation head on.
As the boyfriend approached the table, one girl pointedly said, "You're an idiot."
Hassan told the women it was none of their business and instead tried to get Mari to leave, "We're gonna go, alright?"
One girl quickly said, "don't touch her because the cops are almost here." Her friend also began to yell, "Stop!! Get off her."
Before things heated up, we decided to introduce ourselves and let them in on our experiment. It turned out they were cousins, Lynn Fonseca and Cristina Laurenco, and were overcome with emotion.
"I didn't know if he was going to take her home and beat her to death," Fonseca said, before bursting into tears.
Our actress Mari was deeply touched. "I appreciated the love for a stranger ...putting themselves in a potentially dangerous situation," she said.
But what happens when our battered women trade in the "nice-girl" clothes for something a bit more provocative. The answer may surprise you.
Find out what happens on "What Would You Do?" Friday, May 14, at 9 p.m. ET.