There’s nothing like watching a group of thirsty singles ham it up for what they’re confident could be the love of their lives (and we, the ravenous audience, are confident is just a ticket to the $100,000 prize and some sore feelings). Enter Love Island Season 3 (stream the latest episode on CTV now).
As a refresher, here’s how the game works: couples share beds, get to know each other all day long, hook up and feel feelings as new guests are added for temptation’s sake. That means there’ll often be new couples, and anyone left single? Well, that’s a loser (those of us in the real world will choose not to take this personally) who gets kicked out of the villa. Couples are also voted on by viewers, as are new guests. Trashy, right? Yes, but oh so fun, too.
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After a hot, steamy, sweaty six weeks, it's finale night, and it’s a little bittersweet to say goodbye to the Islanders we’ve (mostly) come to love! There are four couples left and America chose their favourite. Who's taking home that prize money?
In the final game (sad face), the islanders play Race to the Altar, which has them completing various wedding-themed tasks, with the winning couple scoring a night in The Hideaway. Which is sort of like testing the goods the night before your wedding – a little late, and potentially life-ruining. The winners are Olivia and Korey, who get their steamy night away. There isn’t much chat about it after, but since they’ve been there before, I guess we can assume it went swimmingly.
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Before the finale, the couples quiz each other 20 Questions-style (e.g. driving vs. flying, going out vs. staying in). It’s sweet and a good reminder that these people barely know each other (but let’s not focus on that). Like, apparently, Will not only makes his own kombucha but also his own candles!
Later, they all go to brunch and then the girls get to pick gowns for finale night, and the boys adorably get together to write up romantic declarations – it certainly seems at least one of them pulled a muscle accomplishing this, but we love effort. And the fact that Jeremy and Korey are the twosome to break a bed? Delicious.
By the time we get to the final part of the night, everyone looks stunning and it’s all very romantic. Each Islander tells their person just how they feel about them as the corniest possible music plays – Will throws in some Spanish, Korey cries, and Jeremy uses the word “exponentially!” – and oh boy, it’s all so tearful. Did anyone else’s contact lenses fall out? Not Love Island having me believing in love!
And finally, your choice for the best couple? None other than Olivia and Korey, with Kyra and Will in second place, Bailey and Jeremy in third, and Alana and Charlie in fourth. It’s no surprise – they won a ton of fan love towards the end after (sorry to say) a couple favourites walked out the door.
As the winners of the $100,000 cash prize (which they of course choose to split), these two also seem to have real potential, at least on one side, ahem. Let’s just hope they last off the island. And that’s that! Until next season...
We are one episode away from finale night, and that means each couple is up for one final date to feel their connections out. And sure, these couples may be a little lacklustre, but could this pick up the flames?
In a fun little break from the romance of it all: Olivia schemes to set up Korey and Jeremy for a bromantic date ‘cause the two really, truly are in love and can’t keep their hands off each other. They walk off arm in arm, have sweet protein shakes served by topless waiter Charlie, and reminisce about meeting and talk about maintaining their friendship after the villa. Have we ever seen Jeremy so happy and bashful? As Alana says, “Poor Jeremy, America finally voted for him and it’s not even real.” Jeremy also gets up the courage to ask Korey to be his best friend and Korey says yes. A dream. Okay, best laugh yet, Love Island.
WATCH: Celebrating Korey and Jeremy's epic bromance
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First for a date are Olivia and Korey. The two go for a helicopter ride over the island, and he is just smitten, folks. She says it’s the best date of her life and he says it’s the best day of his life. She wonders if they’ll have lasting power outside the villa, he seems confident, and you know what? This could be the one!
Then we have Kyra and Will, who go on a little boat ride. Will apologizes yet again for Casa Amor and finally asks Kyra to be his girlfriend, but let’s hope it wasn’t because of their recent strife.
Alana and Charlie head out for a luau. They still are very much in early stages, so it still feels like there are nerves and they’re getting to know each other. Do I mean boring? Maybe a little! They slow dance, it’s almost sort of steamy, and Charlie expresses happiness. The man does have emotions!
Finally, it’s Jeremy and Bailey’s turn, who have dinner while watching flamethrowers. He tells her she might finally have him wanting to really try to build a connection and let his walls down. It only took all season, eh?
Last elimination episode, friends! The Islanders clean up the ranks and that means NO "friendship couples."
In the oddest challenge we've ever seen on this show, the islanders work out, put their clothes in wrapped plastic bags and take a sniff...it’s all very unpleasant but it’s okay, we’re tired too, Love Island.
Turns out Trina is most attracted to Andre’s pheromones and he’s attracted to hers, Bailey is most into Jeremy’s and he’s into hers, Kyra is into Will’s and he’s into hers. But then we get to Alana, who is into Korey’s, Charlie who is into Olivia’s, and Korey who is into Alana’s, too. Olivia gets Korey, but all in all, it’s shockingly impressive. (But though those one-offs that went the other way? Telling!)
WATCH: The Islanders put their pheromones to the test
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The Islanders sit down for what they call "couples therapy" and we call "a not-so-therapeutic polygraph test-type interrogation." Trina shares she wants to explore something more than friendship with Andre who says maybe if they had more time. Kyra says she has reservations about Will’s ability to commit and he fears her parents not accepting him; Alana says she and Charlie are lacking laughter and could lighten up (arranged marriage vibes!), while he says she’s able to be more direct than Cashay (despite that being Cashay’s entire personality).
Kyra is still concerned about Will but decides to make the leap and go for it. And at this point, why not? Later, Trina tries to give Will some emotional support, he says he thinks she's manipulative and he believes in karma. Trina responds to that, “yup, what goes around, comes around” – did they just put spells on each other?
For the elimination, the Islanders have to decide which couple is the least compatible and send ‘em packing. The choice seems obvious – especially after couples therapy. Everybody chooses Trina and Andre (except for Trina and Andre). It’s heartbreaking to see an OG islander go, and someone like Trina who really did put herself out there. But she leaves in "happy tears" and we’ll take it.
Needless to say, it’s been an unusual run, and somehow Jeremy has outlasted all the others. Might as well let him win at this point! It’s fine, totally fine!
It’s meet the parents day! And sure, it’s a little fast for these wayward couples who’ve only really been hanging out for a month, but what does it matter when the lines between love and lust blur on the island? Besides, what we need most is a little tough love for some of these islanders... But does it come?
After Olivia makes the heartbreaking admission to Trina that she "never would have required a man to respect me in a relationship before coming here," it's unbelievably sweet to see her talk with her mom. She tells Olivia Korey has a good heart and he’s what she deserves, reminding her that she went in looking for a husband and he could be it, and that Olivia isn’t "broken" like she felt she was before. Olivia says she knows he’s exactly what she’s been looking for, and it’s the most moving conversation of the day. Let’s just hope it’s all true!
In related news, we meet Korey’s mom and grandma, who say they could’ve gone their whole lives not knowing he slept with 29 women – lolz – and it’s just cool to see the people who raised him into the sweetie he is.
Trina’s up first, with her parents and siblings Zooming in. They meet Andre, who is the most eager person-meeting-the-parents ever. His adorable daughter and mother (who finds Trina gorgeous, and reminds her to give him an occasional kick in the ass) also connect, and it’s all joy.
Next up is Alana, who is instantly in tears. When Charlie meets her parents, they tell them to take their time and it’s all very positive. His mother adores her, hopes they can all get together soon and is already thinking of grandbabies. She also notes that Alana is apparently a perfect match for Charlie who is indeed “low-key.”
Then we have Bailey, whose parents quiz her on Jeremy. Her sister says they weren’t fans to begin with but now that he’s shown “effort” they like him. They ask him what he loves about Bailey, and he says that she gets his sense of humour – ok, who knew! Jeremy’s mom then buzzes in and she is an adorable, funny presence, and tells him to “cool it” with the kissing, reminding him “it’s not always a Hawaiian paradise” and that it’s always good to just be friends (she knows her son well, huh?).
As for Will, he lets his parents know that he’s excited to bring Kyra home, and they say they have a beautiful connection and they love her for him, and that she’s already a part of their family. Her family then Zooms in, and when Will steps out, they tell her they’ve had “second thoughts” about him; her dad looks especially stone-faced. He tells her he feels “50/50 or 70/30” about him and it’s hilariously honest. But her sister is also tearfully happy for her. She’s left in tears while Will is giggling with the boys and talking about how happy she is. Oh dear.
It’s finally time for the islanders to discover what we – the humble, sweet, innocent viewers – think of them, which is bound to be a fun ride – for us, anyway. Sorry not sorry?
After a "dirty laundry" game (more on that in a sec) where viewer tweets revealed we don't think Kyra and Will should be together, Kyra is wondering again if she let Will get away with murder at Casa Amor. At first, thinks she’s fine about it (he certainly seems fine). Reminder: he was deeply into Flo, and was incredibly close to choosing her. Andre tells Will to be sure he’s told her everything because she will play it all back later, but Will is adamant he didn’t mess up, and wow, the player vibes have never been stronger with this one.
Later in the night, after prompts from a concerned Trina and Olivia, Kyra reveals to the girls that it's actually really bothering her, adding to that the fact that he doesn't seem to want a girlfriend. Bailey deals what may prove to be a relationship death blow when she says they should probably have the BF/GF conversation to know his real intentions.
WATCH: The ladies deliver some harsh truths about Kyra and Will’s relationship
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In the dirty laundry game, the Islanders discover what viewers think of them while they try to guess who scathing tweets are about. If they get it wrong, they get wet, dirty laundry thrown in their face.
Here’s what we learned: Alana has a killer body obvi; everyone thinks Will had deeper conversations with Flo than Kyra; Jeremy is the "grim reaper of Love Island;" people think Trina is just “leftovers;” Olivia needs an Emmy for acting like she likes Korey (ouch); Charlie is damn boring; Bailey doesn’t seem "genuine;" and Kyra forgave Will too quickly. Everyone’s feelings are incredibly hurt. It is a joy to watch, because let’s be real: most of these reveals are very honest.
Bailey is the most bothered because her thing is personal (duh!) and Olivia and Trina decide to speak to Kyra, prompting the tearful dressing room exchange above. We love friendship love. As for the couple I keep forgetting exists, Bailey feels she and Jeremy are getting somewhere when he tells her he has low self-esteem – hm. Okay! And Andre flirts up a storm with Trina, because what else is there to do?
What is Love Island without Cashay (who, by the way, met up with Cinco the moment her plane landed!!!)? Well, we found out Sunday night. And yes, it wasn’t as utterly delightful, but there was still plenty of love and chaos to be had, particularly with all the new recouplings.
The girls ~get a text~ to complete a series of dares incognito: it has Trina managing to get K-Ci to carry her and make her a wild smoothie with string cheese in it (give the woman an Oscar); Bailey gets Jeremy to give her a foot rub; Alana gets Andre to give her a dance lesson (bonus points for Will joining in); Elly manages to get Charlie to act like a cat during yoga; Kyra gets Korey to braid her hair; Olivia paints Will’s toenails, and it’s all a success.
WATCH: Charlie's big cat energy
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Later, Will and Kyra go on a date and it’s as sweet and steamy as they always are, though he conspicuously doesn’t ask her to be his girlfriend as was expected (though she's fine with that, in fact, she's fine with anything!).
Listen: this Korey and Olivia (who has already forgotten Andre) match came out of the blue, but now they’re officially matched, it does feel there could be something real here. And isn’t it nice for him to finally be happy? All he wants is a cuddle! They stay up for three hours talking and that’s something.
Charlie has finally wrapped it up with the fake tears, and tells Alana he doesn’t regret his decision, but it’s hard not to think he’s just gonna play with her feelings, too. He’s duller than Jeremy for crying out loud! He later tells Trina he might have made the wrong decision and she deliciously calls him and his “crocodile tears” out, telling him “it’s not 'it is what it is,' it’s what you made it.” Preach! Trina smartly lets Alana know what he said and she says she’s turned off. Smart girl.
Speaking of Jeremy, he matched with Bailey after his love triangle with her/Korey but he’s already given up – as the pattern has gone. Bailey says he’s stopped flirting with her or making moves, and turns away from her to just speak to the boys. Olivia says it seems like he just doesn’t know how to speak to women.
Meanwhile, Kyra and Will go on a super cute date and for some reason don't come back as BF and GF? Very odd for this show.
Elly realizes she’s got no real connection with K-Ci and no spark, and it’s nice to see one of the girls so firmly know they’re not about it. So by the time elimination arrives, the bottom three couples are unsurprisingly Jeremy & Bailey, Charlie & Alana, and Elly & K-Ci. The islanders decide to save Bailey and Jeremy yet again (who does he have dirt on??), while we say goodbye to Elly and K-Ci. Listen, it’s sad, but we hardly knew ya!
It’s the roughest elimination yet. (WHY CASH, WHY??) But Love Island can get cutthroat as Islanders grow and time gets tight.
In what might be the most enraging elimination of the series, Cashay is the girl eliminated this week. (Before Jeremy?!) Did we all shed a few tears? More than a few? It’s frustrating knowing she chose Charlie over Cinco believing they’d be a perfect match, and he gets this far and picks his infatuation for Alana over her.
After all this time, we lose our star, who went through several love triangles and, frankly, sh***y men. Goodbye, Cashay. We love you. As for Charlie? Your tears mean nothing! As Trina says, “he doesn’t deserve you.” And encourages her to go chase Cinco. Yes girl, get your man. Too bad we won’t get to see it.
WATCH: Queen Cashay demands answers
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The other love triangle(s) continue: Olivia likes Korey and Andre (and can envision a life with both); Korey likes her and Bailey; Jeremy likes Bailey. By elimination time, it seems Korey’s made his choice for everyone and honestly? It’s a good one.
Cashay reminds Alana she doesn’t have to consider her anymore in her interest with Charlie, which is sweet, but what does he want? The man will not communicate. As Cashay notes, he’s very different from the way he was in Casa Amor; one might say a whole other man. He says he doesn’t know if he actually likes Bailey or is just infatuated with her... Sir! His choice in the end makes sense, but boy does it hurt.
Oh and by the way, Andre tells Will the truth that social media has been curious about: he was indeed married, but only for five months, and split from his wife this February. It’s still a tight timeframe, but at least he said it? What even is this selection of men?
This episode takes a somber tone as, halfway through, we learn Josh’s sister has passed away, and he'll be leaving the island alongside his match, Shannon.
It’s heartbreaking – did we all have something in our eye? – to not only hear that news but see the super fun pair go. What’s sweeter though than knowing they found each other, locked it down before they left and he’ll have that emotional support? Hopefully, it doesn’t mean love has entirely left the island... (Because honestly, who else deserves that money?)
Our two new islanders K-Ci and Andre quickly start mixing it up, with the former feeling Elly and Trina, and the latter feeling Olivia, and they’re all feeling them back – especially after a quick and steamy game of truth or dare where everyone kisses everyone.
K-Ci chooses Elly for a date, and it’s sweet – they’re both new to us, though, so it’s all very... bland. But good for them! She also makes one really great note: how do you tell the difference between sexual tension and an actual connection? A true Love Island mystery.
Andre chooses Olivia for a little soccer date, and they definitely get along. He, by the way, is a father of a five-year-old daughter, so it’s important to him to find someone who’d be down to make that work. He also – and this is extremely worth noting, but perhaps with a grain of salt – has been exposed on social media recently for having a wife, at least as recently as this year. But listen, divorce is totally a thing. Right? All in the span of a year? Let’s hope this man has good intentions.
WATCH: One kiss and Olivia is already calling Andre Prince Charming
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Olivia and Korey begin the episode confident the other won’t stray, but they also are both... straying. She says Andre is Prince Charming and her first real spark, and he’s feeling it, too. She tells Korey they kissed, and he’s definitely sweating the news, but as he says himself, “there’s a double love triangle going on.” He, by the way, is trying his damnedest with Bailey, but Jeremy continues to slither in there, making it difficult for him – what else is new?
Meanwhile, Alana asks Charlie what the hell’s up, as he still seems to be hanging out with Cashay (though they’re also not at all as tight as they were before), and he’s also not making an effort with her after previously expressing he was interested. The man continues to be utterly perplexing. Fortunately, Friday promises a recoupling, and god knows we need it.
The new Islanders have blown up most of the relationships and so of course we're getting EVEN MORE new Islanders.
Josh and Shannon go on a zipline and picnic date, and it is incredibly sweet. He pops the question, asking if she’ll be his girlfriend, and she of course says yes. Gosh, don’t we just love love?
WATCH: Not the first boyfriend and girlfriend in the Villa!
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Korey makes a very adult point, saying Olivia being okay with him exploring his feelings for Bailey makes Olivia more attractive. But that obviously backfires when he pulls Bailey for a chat, and despite the conversation being remarkably bland, he says it made him lean toward her. (Though it turns out they talk for three hours?) It turns Olivia off, naturally, and also has Jeremy wondering who she might choose, since he’s also vibing with Bailey – or so he keeps telling us.
After a rather dull conversation with Alana, Charlie tells Cashay he doesn’t want to move forward. It’s maddening – she dropped Cinco for this dude, and after putting her heart out there, he pulled away more and more. As Olivia says, “These guys should know what they want by now.”
Sidenote: Charlie seems pretty boring, anyway! Cash chats with Alana after and has such a respectful conversation, saying there’s no bad blood with her, and she supports her finding a connection. Truly, how is this woman still single? She pulls him again the next day, and while she brings up that they should be communicating better, he points out that she just walked out when he tried to explain to her why he wasn’t interested anymore. It all ends amicably, though it’s clear Cashay’s heart is getting continually scrambled.
Later, Love Island hits us over the head with some Fashion Nova branding when the Islanders get to have an affordably fashionable sleepover (slippers! lingerie! boxers!), and we also are gifted two cute new boys: K-Ci and Andre, both of whom promise to cause a ton of trouble. And can we say thank you? ‘Cause things were starting to get a little dull around these parts. The two hide out in one of the outdoor beds and pop out just as a pillow fight begins. A dream come true – for us all.
Things are a little more boring without Cinco on the island, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less drama – especially when three hot new islanders turn the boys’ heads. It truly never ends on Love Island – god bless.
The new islanders go on dates with almost all of the boys, and so far, Jeremy is feeling Bailey (which makes sense, he’s a classic narcissist and they look like siblings, sorry!), Korey is enjoying Bailey too, and Will is choosing to stand by Kyra – how novel! Charlie is somewhat interested in Alana – it’s hard to say, the man is silent 90% of the time. This also means Korey and Jeremy continue to go after the same women, while Bailey is open to either, but preferably Korey, obvi. So we know the woman has taste.
WATCH: The new Islanders take the old boys on side-by-side dinner dates
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After the boys’ dates, Trina reminds Will that all the girls are just protective over Kyra after his skirmish with Shannon, and he gets defensive over his time with Flo (as if she held him against his will). Pillow walls mean nothing, my friends! Will even bursts into a gentle, quiet, humble little cry over having to defend himself with Shannon. Meanwhile, Kyra tells the girls she’d like her relationship respected, and Shannon says she’s going to stay out of it (it's all very passive aggressive).
In the morning, Charlie is a bit off with Cashay, but she begrudgingly makes him breakfast anyway. She says she wishes he was more physical with her and that she gave up a lot for him (a.k.a. Cinco) and he doesn’t seem to see that (did Cash make the wrong choice here?). Later, he finally explains he’s still struggling to let his guard down with her after the love triangle, and she puts her heart on the table. It, rather sadly, feels like a dead end. Oh, Cashay.
Olivia, too, is sweating about where Korey’s attentions are swaying. When they chat, he says he doesn’t know what he wants to do, while she directly tells him how she feels – good for Olivia!
Fortunately for us all, we got a tease that two new gentlemen are arriving Wednesday. Let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief.
This was a heavy one on the heart depending on where your allegiances lie. One note: Leslie mysteriously exited the island overnight, so that’s one less bit of trouble (shame!).
This episode’s game has the boys and girls testing out each others’ heart rates – whoever gets everyone’s up the highest wins the game.
Josh suited up in a cute little devil costume; Korey literally had Olivia’s eyes roll back in her head; Will served some gigolo energy; Charlie pulled out a Magic Mike-esque Robin Hood; Jeremy looked his skeezy self; Cinco played a sexy nerd and picked up Cashay in a hell of a big swing.
Then it’s the girls’ turn: Genny the kitty turned heads; Kyra had a white lace thing going and devoured Will who looked like a little boy in a candy shop; Cashay had Cinco dying (and asking Jesus for a prayer); Shannon matched Josh’s devilish outfit and ended with her legs in the air; a denimed Trina planted one on Cinco unexpectedly; schoolteacher Olivia hit it out of the park and had Korey needing to be resuscitated by the boys.
The notable spikes: Cinco gets Cashay’s heart rate up the highest, while she gets his up the highest (Charlie also gets hers up), Kyra and Josh get each other riled up the most, Jeremy has Genny’s up but she has Josh’s up and, naturally, Olivia has Korey’s up. Biology speaks.
Viewers voted on their favourite guy and girl (and that means the least-favourites were eliminated). Cashay, Shannon and Olivia were on top, while Kyra, Genny and Trina were in the bottom. With the boys, Charlie, Korey, and Josh were top, while Jeremy, Cinco, and Will were in the bottom. If that doesn’t tell you how your choices are coming off, what does?
The girls choose someone to save and opted for Trina, while the boys choose – wait for it – Jeremy... It doesn’t get more gobsmacking, ladies and gentlemen. The girls then get to choose a boy, and they opt for Will, while the boys choose Kyra, keeping this couple intact. That means Cinco and Genny are out, bringing an end to the love triangle that has ruled the island from the start. It’s a tearful goodbye. And once again, why Jeremy?
The women do seem to slowly be catching onto how useless Jeremy is finally and Shannon notes they should’ve saved Javonny instead of sending him home before. Um, yeah!
Earlier, Charlie brought up that the only thing Cashay chats about with him is Cinco and he’s right, while she keeps telling him he’s “at the forefront” of her mind, it doesn’t seem that way. But then she speaks with Cinco and tells him she needs to focus on Charlie now. When she tells him she’s entirely focused on him, though, he’s skeptical. And after the elimination, he’s still concerned her heart’s not interested in him. While she tries to convince him she’s all for him, she also told Cinco on his way out, “I wanna kiss you, but if I do, I’ll walk out that door with you.” Cinco’s power!
We then have three new islanders: Elly, Alana, and Bailey, who are interested in all the boys. Kyra seems confident Will won’t sway – despite his Flo fling, and he pulls Shannon to get her thoughts. It’s a bit heated; she astutely tells him the reason they were in the bottom is because viewers saw him hook up with Flo during Casa Amor; it’s a joyous defense. Will is pissed, but so is Kyra about Shannon fighting a battle she doesn’t even think is worth having. Girl.
The new and old Islanders continue to get to know each other and hearts are still broken. The newbies also continue to rustle feathers. Cinco is still despised and Cashay still has to make a call (please give Charlie some love!).
The islanders play a game of kiss, marry, pie, and it’s hilarious. Pretty much all the girls end up with a pie in the face, and the couples, of course, choose each other to marry. If there’s anything we learn, it’s that Leslie continues to be trouble, kissing Josh twice and proposing to Cinco (who gets five pies for what he’s done to Trina – it’s very satisfying).
It also looks like Charlie has some options, particularly Genevieve, who lands a solid kiss on him. Shannon also lets Will know he’s not off the hook – in her book – for making out with another girl while Kyra was in Casa Amor, and thank god, ‘cause someone had to say it. Have we discussed Shannon’s amazing shit detector? Basically, there has been no more therapeutic game than this one.
WATCH: "Cinco needed five more pies to the face"
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The new gals – Genevieve and Leslie – have Josh all worked up, because they, get this, are too social media-obsessed for him (they love to take selfies, gasp). During the bro think tank, he vents about how they seem to have different priorities and don’t have much depth, and it’s kind of adorable. It almost feels like the existing islanders are simply too mature? What a wild thought!
Later, Genevieve discusses being singled out with Charlie, who actually doesn’t seem to vibe that much with her – it’s a lot of dead air. Later that night, Leslie calls out everyone questioning her intentions, and Josh says it’s not so much the social media they’re bothered by, but the “raunchiness” and drama. Genevieve says it’s a double standard, because Shannon and Josh have sex in bed “in front of everyone,” and Shannon snaps, calling them “immature little girls.” More, please!
Trina is still mourning her connection with Cinco and lets Cashay know she’s worried he’s just going to hurt her again, and let’s hope Cashay seriously thinks that through.
Meanwhile, Korey and Olivia’s unexpected spark continues. Apparently, they both feel like they are so similar that they could have a future outside the villa. And listen, they are hot together.
After a night of recouplings, the villa has got a lot of hard feelings and everyone is either happy in their matches or trying to break some up. Oh, and our resident love triangle ain’t about to quit. Or is it?
Trina wonderfully confronts Cinco, pushing him to admit if he really wants her and he... doesn’t say anything! He just wants her to be happy. Oh, Cinco. Right when Cashay got her match, huh?
As for Cashay and Cinco, she says even though she’s brought Charlie in and adores him, she wants Cinco to fight for her like she did for him. But, yet again, he’s speechless and not willing to do a thing. And yet again, we wonder: ladies, why Cinco? The gorgeous Charlie is right there. His thoughts, by the way? “There’s really no comparison.” You got that right.
Then Trina cries with Cashay in her frustration, and the two start side-eyeing the clown together. At least we get a sort of friendship out of this? Cinco later asks Kyra for her thoughts, and she does the simple math for him: if Cashay wants you to make an effort and you want to make an effort, make an effort. He then lets Trina know he’d like to chase Cashay, and she lets him know he needs to work on himself – yes – and is just hurting people. It’s a delicious moment on her part. In tears later, she says she’s worried he’s also only going to hurt Cashay and get in between her and Charlie. Absolutely, yes.
Oh, and as for moments of the night? Shannon and Cashay breaking into song about her pairing up with Charlie was the moment. Love this friendship, love the mere concept of Love Island on Broadway. Hot people in swimsuits singing and dancing? Sign us up.
WATCH: Love Island - The Musical
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It’s time for Will to talk to Kyra, and he absolutely dims the truth, framing it as though Flo entirely came onto him, but he does say they shared a bed and kissed multiple times, but also lies when she asks if he seriously considered choosing Flo and she, well, forgives him within seconds. That doesn’t bode well.
Elsewhere on the villa, Olivia suddenly says she has feelings for Korey, just when he matched up with Leslie, and he says it’s mutual. Excuse us, when did this happen? Later, the two get in a quick make-out and, you know what, sure.
We also finally get a confrontation between Shannon and Genevieve, who says the two had an issue pre-villa, and she apologized to her in her DMs but they never saw each other again. Shannon lets it go and agrees on “bestie vibes.” How not at all disappointing.
It’s a recoupling, and with all the new islanders and Casa Amor in full swing, everyone’s got a ton of new options and swaying feelings, and that means it’s time to mix things up. So yes, lots of panic, and lots of nerves for the islanders – and for viewers.
Elimination arrives – and, my god, are we all stressed – and Josh, of course, stands by Shannon, who also chooses him too. Sweet, honestly. Jeremy, the most boring man on the entire island, chooses Genevieve (to which Shannon, who knew her pre-island, whispers “poor boy” – intriguing!), and Olivia chooses...no one. Bold! Her choice leaves everyone literally wide-eyed.
Cinco, who says making this decision has tested who he is and what he really wants, blah, blah, blah, chooses Trina after all. What a shocker – why are women clamouring for this man again? She choses him, too, so it looks like we’re officially doing this thing (let’s hope).
Next up is Korey, who goes with Leslie over Isabel. While it’s nice to see him with a match, it’s not going to be easy with her still having an eye on Cinco. Finally, we arrive at queen of the island, Cashay, who chooses...*drum roll*...Charlie! Could we all be any happier?
Next, we have Will, who chooses Kyra after seriously considering Flo. Phew. They fall into kisses, and we all breathe a massive sigh of relief, but these two are definitely going to need to have a conversation. And this means the rest of new gals and new boys are headed home.
WATCH: "He looked so nervous..."
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It’s hard not to get a little frustrated with Cashay this episode, who is struggling to make a choice between Cinco (who himself already had his head turned by Leslie, despite juggling Cashay and Trina) and Charlie, the latter of whom is entirely dedicated to her. As he says himself, “her decision is based on a what if instead of a what is.” Korey is also struggling to figure out his connection – Isabel is really vibing with him, and while Leslie says she is, too, she’s definitely way more down for Cinco.
Will, too, is finding it hard to choose between Kyra and Flo, again despite only making out with the latter and not much more. And Kyra seems to sense it in Casa Amor. Olivia is finding it hard to make any connections at all – like, it is very evident – and doesn’t know what to do.
Let’s put it this way: there are a lot of hot people at Casa Amor and the villa right now, all of whom are attracted to everyone else, and a lot of hormones swirling in the air. What even is a couple anyway?
The game of the day is Raunchy Races, which sees the Islanders in both locations compete simultaneously with each other to complete steamy little tasks faster than the other.
It results in Shannon leaving pecks all over Gabe, Genevieve leaving pecks on Korey, Josh making out pretty hard with her, too, and Will kissing Flo, and Josh kissing Flo. Basically, everyone kisses everyone. And as Genevieve has told us, she and Shannon actually know each other pre-island. Mess, we love you! It all ends in Casa Amor winning and scoring a party.
Josh holds steady from temptation and so does Shannon. But Will makes out pretty hot and heavy with Flo during a game of Truth or Dare, all while Kyra (over in Casa Amor) is thinking of only him. Will and Flo even cuddle and share a bed later, and Will says it makes him feel guilty. Cinco’s thoughts? “Kyra is trying to fit the mold, and Flo is the mold.” Hm.
WATCH: Will and Flo's new connection could mean heartbreak for Kyra
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Leslie and Korey are also hitting it off and grab cereal in the middle of the night, which is adorbs. She also has a little spark with Cinco the next day where they agree they have intense sexual chemistry and he asks her to sleep in his bed. So much for not trying to complicate things.
Over at Casa Amor, Cashay is all over Charlie, who is very hot and only has eyes for her and should be making this decision very easy for her, and that also leaves her love triangle up in the air with Trina, who is pretty stressed about what’s happening in Cinco’s head. And what is that exactly? Well, he tells the boys that even if the girls find a better connection, he just wants them to be happy. Ladies, it’s time to scatter!
Ladies and gentlemen, it is finally the time for – drum roll – Casa Amor. Five new boys and five new girls arrive to shake things up. It’s also Korey’s birthday! Which doesn’t actually add much chaos. But, things are about to get real twisted.
The ladies head to Casa Amor (a twist from previous seasons when it's usually the guys who get a mini-vacation from their vacation) and meet five gorgeous new men, two of whom have their eyes on Shannon, two of whom have their eyes on Cashay (we call that taste) and one of whom has eyes on Kyra.
But once they all meet, all the boys are feeling all the girls, as are most of the girls, testing our tightest matches. Especially Will and Kyra, who is finding a connection that is only making her miss him.
Meanwhile, he – shockingly – is vibing with Flo, who kisses him during the game. Oh boy. Our strongest couple is now, well, not so steady. Cashay has strong sparks with Raul and Charlie, who she shares an incredibly steamy upside down kiss with during the game – I am talking some real tongue sucking. Gabe is working hard to win Shannon over, who gives him a lapdance that probably had him sitting down for a while.
WATCH: The Villa Is Ours, And So Are The Men
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The boys – all of them – are sweating more than they ever have. Who is the most thrilled? Our sweetie Korey. Isabel lets him know right off the bat she’ll be sleeping in his bed and makes out with him hard during the episode’s game, while Genevieve is all over Jeremy, and it’s got a lot of think tanks happening in the bathroom. Don’t hurt yourselves, guys!
Ahead of all the new islanders and Casa Amor, our existing relationships start to shake a little: minus Will and Kyra, who talk about how strong their feelings are and how likely they are to help them last off the island. Again – that was before Casa Amor. But Josh is getting tired of Shannon’s lack of trust, and Cinco says he does feel happier with Cashay, and that means he needs to chat with Trina, who knows the truth in her gut already. But with all the new islanders? There are a lot more options for everyone.
After losing four islanders, the villa is feeling...empty and a little strange. It’s also got all of the couples wondering how strong their connections are, and if they might actually last outside Love Island.
The most heartbreaking elimination yet – in the pouring rain! – ends with the boys choosing to save Olivia and the girls choosing to save – wait for it – Jeremy! Do these choices make sense? Not remotely, but the group’s rationale was to save people who they truly believe are on the real hunt for love. So let me remind the world yet again: Jeremy has already told us he’s just here to hook up. But do we listen? No! And that means the sweet and hilarious Javonny is gone, as is the beautiful Aimee and Wes (who at least get to leave as a couple), and the indecisive Florita.
We will miss you, Javonny, the villa did not deserve you.
WATCH: The Islanders say goodbye to a Villa OG
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Korey and Jeremy are sad and lonely without Florita, and Shannon is unsure Josh will ask her to be his girlfriend while in the villa because he’s younger and more immature.
Meawhile, Cinco says his feelings for Cashay have come back after she told him she still wants him, and Josh of all people actually gives some solid advice: to choose the woman who makes him feel like his best self.
We then cut to the Love Games, which has everyone playing everything from a bean bag toss to a pretty adorable fencing duel to an archery competition, during which we also learn Shannon is a certified archer?! But also terrible with a plastic bow and arrow. Actually, all in all, it’s an embarrassment for the girls – they lose nearly every challenge to the boys.
Later, after a nap circle, Cinco tells the boys the tough thing with Trina is that she doesn’t speak to him with depth and that’s not an issue with Cashay, so it’s a battle between working on that or already having it. While speaking with Trina afterwards, he tells her he does still have feelings for Cashay and is always wondering “what if?”, which leaves her heartbroken and in tears, wondering why she isn’t a first choice. It’s all very bittersweet.
Cinco then pulls Cashay for a chat, and she makes a damn good pitch, telling him he and Trina have half of what they do and that she can pull him out of his comfort zone. He agrees with a lot of what she says, but doesn’t want to hurt Trina. It doesn’t help that Casa Amor is just an episode away!
There’s a storm brewing at the villa – literally and in the minds of Cashay and Olivia, who are full-fledged Operation Heart Attack, and that means things are about to see a massive shift. Well, potentially. No matter what happens, feelings are about to get hurt.
This time, the audience at home voted to send home two couples, while the safe (and most popular) islanders (Cashay, Korey, Kyra, Will, Shannon, Josh) were able to save one couple: Trina and Cinco. The safe boys were then able to save one girl, while the girls were able to save one boy, but we’ll have to wait until FRIDAY NIGHT to find out who (and thus, who is dumped from the Island). Truly, this was Operation Heart Attack all along. And I think I speak for all of us when I say good riddance, Jeremy (I hope)!
Ahead of the elimination, Olivia bares her soul to Will, finally, telling him that she can envision their life together and how perfect it could be – it’s a big swing – but he tells her as sweet as she is, his heart is with Kyra. Later, when he fills Kyra in, he says she’s the only one for him and, listen, it is damn adorable. We got a solid match here. Kyra and Olivia also have a respectful conversation about the entire thing.
Cashay then opens up to Cinco and tells him he’s the only one she cares about in the villa, and he says he has feelings for her, too, and that he wished he knew how she felt sooner. But, he, too, is tight with Trina. But with these two, there does seem to be a little more moving room. True love never dies!
Later, Trina tells Cashay she’s worried he’s going to wake up one day and choose Cashay, and is feeling super insecure. In other words, the love triangle has been reactivated.
Meanwhile, Javonny is heartbroken, sensing that Olivia isn’t feeling him. She finally tells him she doesn’t feel a great connection and wants to release him into the wild so he can try on other girls. He’s thrilled that she’s opened up to him and that he can just be himself again after trying his best – and that is how you take a dumping!
It’s a rainy day in the villa – in more ways than one. Half the villa is hung up on their exes, while the other half don’t appear to know each other as much as they thought they did. But that quickly takes a turn when Cashay and Olivia come up with a plan, epitomized by Olivia announcing: “Life’s too short, let’s blow up the villa!” Please, ladies, let’s make this season even more chaotic! Thank you.
After playing a couples’ game testing each match’s knowledge of each other – which best buddies Cashay and Korey win, points for platonic love! – we learn a whole lot about just how much everyone’s been chatting. For example, Will and Kyra could probably use a little more communication and a little less cuddling, while Josh assuming that sex is key to his and Shannon’s relationship? Yikes. When she pulls him aside to say she hoped he’d have said something more meaningful, he writes it off, as if she’s making something out of nothing. They quickly kiss and make up though.
WATCH: The Couples Test How Well They Know Each Other
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The biggest outcome is that Cashay and Olivia seem to be the most popular second choices for the boys, and that leads them to devise Operation Heart Attack. That will see Cashay confess her feelings one more time to Cinco (despite him seeming pretty happy with Trina), and Olivia confess her feelings to, apparently, Will, who she believes is sending her covert messages that he wants her. Um, listen, we can all dream big! That is her right!
By episode’s end, the still heartbroken Korey says he just might join them in his quest to steal Florita back from Jeremy (who apparently makes life-changing coffee, I’ll need to drink it to believe it). Welp, we wish our faves luck, but this does not bode well.
The episode opens with Florita still in tears after choosing Jeremy over Korey, and telling the latter that she still has feelings for him while wrapping him up in a long, emotional hug, which is totally fair and not cruel at all.
Meanwhile, Olivia still seems on the fence about Javonny, who is trying his damndest but is definitely wasting his adorable, hilarious energy. She says she has fun with him, but can’t see them having a life together outside the villa. At the same time, Trina worries Cinco might still have eyes for Cashay after the couples’ game, and lets him know it’s okay to miss someone. Is it, though, when that someone is one bed away?
An elimination episode means massive anxiety for all of us – Islanders and viewers alike. It also means everyone is scattering in attempts to lock down a last-minute partner. And that the love triangles are getting real active, with Florita/Korey/Jeremy and Aimee/Jeremy/Isaiah. Cashay also seems to have lost interest in Isaiah all of the sudden and is more focused on saving a man from elimination.
In other words: straight chaos in the lead-up to elimination.
The hideaway is officially here, and that means couples can officially start getting it on and getting it in. First up? Josh and Shannon, who go at it all night, and also talk all night and get intimate in more ways than one. They really, really never shut off those Love Island cameras.
WATCH: What happens in The Hideaway doesn't stay in The Hideaway
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Then Olivia and Javonny finally get some one-on-one time, and let’s be real, they need the help (especially with Slade having left the series early due to personal issues). They flirt through the market – well, he flirts – and he buys her flowers, it’s all very cute. And dinner is a hit! It’s pasta on the menu and a big success for these two.
It’s comical to watch Jeremy be upset when the stunning, gorgeous, beautiful Aimee comes to him and tells him she still wants him, not Isaiah or Wes, and he says it’s hard having her flip-flop – sir, imagine how all the other women feel about you.
Meanwhile, Jeremy is bringing Florita coffee while Korey is bringing her breakfast (definitely a bigger bonus), and the poor thing is puzzled about how to win her over. He finally talks to her and she friend-zones him, leaving them both incredibly emotional, and it’s hard to not feel like that’s a great connection lost. Someone get Jeremy off this island so he can stop ruining everything!
By the time it comes to elimination, Florita chooses Jeremy (even after he called her a liar, by the way). She says in her speech that she wants real love and sees it with him, but he’s also repeatedly said in his confessionals that he’s not even ready for a relationship, much less love. Hm.
Cashay then decides to save Korey, which again, is sweet but also surprising – when did she and Isaiah totally fizzle out? She says she has a better connection with Korey, and it’s nice to think she went platonic over romantic. Cashay – always a hero.
Aimee, the last one up, chooses Wes, as she’d like to get to know him more and appreciates how direct he is. Which yes, is the ideal trait to have on this island. And that means Isaiah is on the outs.
We are post-recoupling in this episode, which means everyone is in their feels, Jeremy continues to be a two-faced scammer, the love triangles grow and we are joined by two hot and tall new Islanders, leaving the men in a sweat. What could possibly make things more chaotic?
WATCH: On this episode of Love Triangle Island…
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Last night’s game was all about the ‘90s, and that meant everyone was dressed in all the patterns and bright colours and put through a truth or dare game.
This led to Javonny wordsmithing his way through some top of the line pickup lines with everyone; Jeremy making out with Olivia and Florita as his picks for a dream threesome (officially putting Korey on alarm); Aimee kissing Isaiah (after she burst into tears over him choosing Cashay) and, finally, Shannon revealing a piece of gossip: there may be a virgin in the house. Excuse us!
Right off the bat we get into the post-elimination drama. After the recoupling, Aimee was left in tears because Florita had told her Jeremy saw her as just a friend and then chose to couple up with her anyway. She was apparently confident Isaiah would choose her, but he of course went for Cashay, and the two unknowingly made out in front of her, putting a momentary rift between her and Cashay. It's unfortunate since Cashay needed that moment and had no idea about Aimee’s feelings.
So we'll continue to blame Jeremy, who denies the “just friends” comment, quickly moves on from Aimee, and sets his sights on Florita – who is matched with Korey. He spends much of the episode chasing her, now if only she knew this is his pattern. Clearly, no one shifts their gears faster than this grifter. (We are also going to go ahead and assume he is the one peeing all over the boys’ bathroom, as Will scolded them for; get it together, Jeremy!) The two also share a kiss, which breaks Korey’s sweet little heart, and she says she has to make a choice.
Cut to the dates: newbie Slade goes out with Aimee, and not only are they colour-coordinated but there’s a pleasantness between them, and she definitely needed a break here. Boring, though? Big time!
Meanwhile, Wes goes out with Cashay and spends the entire date undressing her with his eyes and biting his lip – the spark here is bright. Isaiah is stressed, naturally, and fumbles how he feels now about Cashay talking to another man.
Slade then catches another date, this time choosing to go out with Olivia, who tells us he is very much her type: Southern and tall. She says he’s a “breath of fresh air” and she loves his “Southern charm” and “his values” and it’s hard not to assume she’s referring to his whiteness.
Meanwhile, Aimee wins another date, with Wes. And it’s unclear if it’s just him, but the heat is turned up high yet again. (Could also just be that Slade is comparatively boring.)
Friday night was an elimination episode and the villa was loaded with tension – some of it sexual, some of it pure panic. It got most Islanders scrambling to firm up their connections, and a couple others choosing to stray where it seemed convenient (looking at you, Jeremy!). And yet it all still somehow feels akin to dating in real life. Not frustrating to watch at all!
This episode’s game is the hot and heavy “All Lubed Up,” which has the girls putting on a show and having their Flashdance moment at a mock garage, planting big kisses on their boys. Pretty much all of them – with their impressive routines – leave the boys in shock, and the otherwise seemingly innocent Roxy wins the game.
Before then, Cinco attracts a two kisses, from Lei-Yen and Trina, though the former definitely outshines pretty much all the women on that stage and has Cinco thinking. Isaiah also gets a couple kisses, from Roxy and Cashay. And as we’ve learned, kisses carry a whole lotta weight on Love Island.
Isaiah pulls Cashay aside and tells her how much he appreciates her; she says they’re already further along than she ever got with Cinco in terms of opening up (!) and that means a ton.
Meanwhile, the girls chat in the dressing room and talk about how Isaiah seems to be saying all the same sweet words to a few women, leaving our beloved Cashay in tears and boy are we tired of these boys playing with her feelings. She feels like she’s always a second choice, and some are taking advantage of her kindness, leaving her drained.
It’s a real moment, particularly as she opens up to Javonny and shares those details, and he sweetly reminds her that she’s “a Black queen.” Yes, this is friendship island! Later, Isaiah tells her his intentions are true and he doesn’t play games (we’ll see about that).
Florita pulls Jeremy aside, telling him she’s interested, and says he hasn’t made any efforts to explore – yes, that’s because he’s lazy and boring, ladies! – and he oddly tells her he and Aimee are “best friends” and “open” rather than something romantic... this despite having a loved up convo with Aimee just minutes before, does this man stand by anyone?
Cut to the elimination: we’ve got our steadies, Korey finally locks something down with Florita; Jeremy says a lot of romantic things while choosing Aimee despite being “just friends;” Cinco obvi chooses Trina (groan); and, finally, Isaiah chooses Cashay, seeing her in every way, from her confidence to her affectionate personality, and saying he’d like a future with her. Are we gushing? We are gushing! But that also means the beautiful Lei-Yen and Roxy are sadly eliminated, proving you’ve gotta have a lot going on to find a connection this late into the game.
This episode opens with Cinco having chosen Trina and Cashay still out of the loop, which of course means mess. But by the end, things shake up in a much-needed way as the new girls start to get around and Love Island’s latest game has everyone swapping spit – what else is new?
This episode’s game is called The Box, and has each islander having to complete a dare if the box lands in their hands. Easy! And great for Korey, because once Florita gets a dare, she ends up choosing him, makes out with his shoulder (a not so sexy part of the body as required) and he then plants a big one on her lips lighting a very good spark.
We also got another winning moment when Cashay gets a dare, has to kiss any islander by the LED lights, and chooses Isaiah. The two sprint to the lights and have possibly the hottest kiss of any of the islanders yet this season, with him lifting her up, then straddling her. Time stopped! And sure enough, he says it was a “breath of fresh air” and a great kiss, and the two head back to the others holding hands. What a twist! It leads the two to chat later, a rising mutual attraction and Isaiah unable to stop smiling. Love this for Cashay.
WATCH: Cashay and Isaiah have the steamy makeout no one saw coming
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First, let’s address the love triangle that no longer is: Trina, Cinco, Cashay. Things get off to a rough start, with Cinco having already chosen Trina before even letting Cashay know. Trina lets some of the girls know, Cashay overhears and is understandably upset and feeling disrespected, rebuffing Cinco’s efforts to chat soon after. Because, as it turns out, that chat the two had when he told her he still had to make up his mind and kissed her? Yeah, that was only 40 mins before he “chose” Trina. Not a good look.
Before he chats with Cash, Cinco even cuddles with Trina and the two label Cashay "immature." Cashay has time to cry while talking to Trina, saying, “I can only be so strong for so long” before the man tells her how it is. It’s all very heartbreaking and incredibly relatable. Check on your strong friends!
Cashay and Cinco finally chat while she’s working out the next morning, and she tells him how he hurt her but wants them to just forget her while they pursue their relationship. Cut to him immediately running to Trina and twirling her around. No thank you, respectfully. That man switches gears like no other.
Josh and Shannon seem to be stronger than ever, with him kissing her and chatting with her before and after he gets pulled away on a date by Florita, telling her his connection is still strong with Shannon. Who would’ve guessed these two crazy kids would last this long!
Speaking of dates, Lei-Yen also pulls Cinco for a date, giving us yet another love triangle – with the same man – and he definitely seems a little interested, but has his eyes steady on Trina. Though Lei-Yen definitely won't be giving up any time soon. Roxy picks Isaiah and the two share a sweet kiss, but even that connection ends up in the air after his steamy kiss with Cashay.
The latest episode of Love Island USA is a doozy. Not only does it bring us three hot new islanders, but it wraps with our first big heartbreak. And I say “our” because the audience is absolutely third-wheeling it here. These are our relationships, too!
While the women are sent away for a cute girl-date, three new islanders join the boys – clever move, Love Island. Lei-Yen has her eyes on Cinco, Florita says she's craving Josh, and Roxy is open to anyone.
The moment the new girls enter the villa, however, our precious Korey finally gets activated and sees sparks with Florita. Again, can we say finally? Lei-Yen pulls Cinco aside, but he says he doesn’t know if he can add another woman to his “repertoire” at the moment as he decides between Cashay and Trina. Groan.
Isaiah pulls Roxy aside, and they have a pleasant little convo and, all in all, it’s nice to see some new blood in the villa shaking things up. By the end of the night, the audience votes for all three of the new women to go on a date with Korey, and it’s great for all of us to get to know him a little more. Favourite fact: he prefers *NSYNC over Backstreet Boys. Now that’s a man with taste.
WATCH: Korey's group date with Lei-Yen, Florita and Roxy
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After Tuesday night’s episode, a lot of our existing couples firm up. Josh and Shannon have suddenly decided they’ve actually grown stronger since he was threatened by a new man (how archaic). They've also adopted Toby the lizard and if he doesn't become a recurring character, we're going to have to send some strongly worded emails.
Aimee decides Jeremy is no longer lazy, basic and boring simply because they exchanged a hot kiss during the Kissing Booth challenge (how romantic?).
Will explains to Kyra that he gave her a nine over a 10 during that kissing game because their kiss was so good and so different, he was worried it might have been someone else. And you know what? I believe him! They then proceed to make out and continue to have the biggest sparks in the house.
There’s also a new sweet friendship in the house between Lei-Yen and Cashay, with the former fangirling all over our favourite, telling her she’d also like to shave her head after being inspired by her. Now that is the love we like to see in this villa, though it’s fun to see Cashay not realize just how many fans she has outside the show.
The heartbreak of the night, however, comes when Cinco finally makes his decision. Prior to this point, he got particularly hot and heavy in bed with Cashay, and repeatedly told her he had yet to make up his mind.
Meanwhile, during the women’s date, Cashay devastatingly blames herself for his straying, saying she’s sure it’s because she hasn’t opened up fast enough. Trina gets a little sour here, telling Cashay “you have your truth, and I have mine.” It's still unclear what that means, ‘cause let’s establish one thing: Trina always had her eyes on Jeremy, and rejected Cinco swiftly at the start, only turning to him with full force once she lost Jeremy.
Nevertheless, Trina says she feels Cashay is making it sound as if Cinco would be settling for her. But as he tells Will later while the two cuddle and bro down, his connection with Trina is physical, and his connection with Cashay is communication and her personality. Though he says he’s ready for something new and real, he ultimately chooses...Trina. Big sigh. Big tears. Big letdown.
And the worst part? While he’s told Trina this, he’s yet to let Cashay know. Time for a new islander who can appreciate her worth!
Trouble is brewing in this episode as some couples start to get a little tense, including Cashay and Cinco (who are officially now in a love triangle with Trina), Shannon and Josh (though that’s not something we’re mad about), and Aimee and Jeremy as a new islander walks in. The night’s takeaway? We’ve got boys in this house, not men.
Shannon and her voracious tactics and Trina and her more sensual style absolutely owned the night’s game, which was essentially a kissing booth and featured all the guys and girls kissing with blindfolds on and then giving them a dollar value. Messy points were gained, however, when Cinco said the best kiss was Trina’s and not Cashay’s, and Will gave Kyra a $9 rating. As one of the girls said, did he know the max was $10? Sir? Will and Isaiah also won top marks, but the man with the worst smooch skills? Jeremy, according to the women, awks.
WATCH: The Islanders kiss and tell all
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New islander Isaiah mercifully shook things up and pulled Aimee and Shannon for individual chats, and impressed all the gals. Shannon very smoothly asks him his shoe size (14, by the way), and it’s clear those two might be headed for a recoupling, saving her from Josh. We also learn that Jeremy is making very little effort with Aimee, despite this being a game where you gotta keep your match satisfied.
But Jeremy missing the mark – and being incredibly boring – is not news. And yes, Korey and Javonny continue to put in approximately zero effort with their respective partners. Isaiah may as well claim them all!
You know what we don’t love? When someone gets between the dreamy Cinco and our girl Cashay. Especially when that someone is Trina, who is meant to be Cashay’s closest confidante in the house and then didn’t bother speaking to her before making a move on Cinco.
At the start of the episode, she cornered the man, and tried to kiss him – off-camera! That’s some shady behaviour, according to Cashay, who finds out later that night when Cinco tells her everything in bed. Adorable.
Later, when Trina finally pulls Cashay aside to talk, Cashay gets bold and puts her foot down – finger-wagging and all – and tells Trina it was disrespectful of her to pursue Cinco so actively without tipping her off first, amen. Cashay realizes she also needs to open up more around Cinco, but later, when she sees the two flirting (with Trina feeding Cinco grapes and all), she understandably breaks down, afraid she may not be enough for her man.
After the kissing booth, Cinco says he’s going to have to make a decision between the two and it won’t be easy.
Aimee, our latest islander, stirred things up on Sunday night’s two-hour episode, taking out Josh, Jeremy and Will on dates and leaving Shannon, Trina and Kyra in a sweat. And it seems like all the boys have gotten a little stupid with the added sexual tension, riling up their trusted pairings, and causing, well, chaos. Unfortunately for them, it was the women who chose by the end of the night. And pro-tip, as this episode taught us: a kiss can change everything, for better or worse.
Things get so derailed throughout these two hours that it’s unclear who is gonna pick who by recoupling time, so let’s take a look at where everyone stands: Shannon has every right to be pissed at Josh, who early had every right to call her out for her jealousy flaring – but he lost all those points pretty damn quick. She gives him another chance, and the only pro here is we finally get to lose the bleached to death sh*t-stirrer (and Trump fan) that is Christian.
Trina confronts Jeremy, who has misled her all along, and pushes him to tell her where his heart is at – turns out not with her, but Aimee, who he kisses on their date (she later says it’s the greatest date she’s ever been on despite them barely exchanging more than a few sentences). He claims he’s been wanting to set the record straight, but it sure took some needling. Cashay hypes Trina up nevertheless, encouraging her to be open... and Trina takes that cheerleading and decides to make the moves on Cinco, Cashay’s guy. Cue the side-eye. We do not like that. But Cashay and Cinco stay super strong (and super hot). Trina secures Korey (who, again, has made zero effort in pursuing any of the women, and may just be here for a beach vacay) as an afterthought.
That brings us to Will, who at first tells Kyra he has no interest in Aimee despite them having a ton in common, including language and heritage, which is something. After Aimee plucks him for a date though (and sparks do fly, dammit), he walks back into the villa holding her hand, and tells Kyra he wants to talk to Aimee more, leaving Kyra in tears – we also do not like that. After a gentlemen’s chat with Cinco (who seems to be the boys’ cheerleader, like Cashay), he wisens up, pulls Kyra aside, and says he’s 100 per cent all-in for her and no one else, and even brings her breakfast in the morning. But Kyra’s lost a bit of trust – as she should.
WATCH: Kyra Questions Will’s Intentions
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This episode’s game was the very hot Babewatch, which was pretty much exactly what it sounds like: the boys threw on lifeguard gear and put on their best show in the water, with only two props: an inflatable shark and their bodies. The winner was, without a doubt, Cinco, who is finally getting some of the cred he deserves – especially after letting best pal Will know that it’s important for the men to let their partners know where they stand when they go on dates. Hello! Anyway, at the end of his mouth-watering performance, he scoops up Cashay and the two finally enjoy a steamy make-out. Something has been lit there, and let’s hope it doesn’t go out any time soon.
WATCH: Swimming With Sharks
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Javonny puts on an adorable show and, for the first time, it has Olivia opening her eyes, she calls him endearing – and then he plants a big one on her, also lighting up a brand new fire (apparently he has skills in the lip department). But here’s where the mess strutted in: after putting on an admittedly sexy show, instead of kissing Shannon as expected – and after already riling her feathers with his date with Aimee – Josh chooses to make-out with the latter, even with Jeremy having already done that job. He tells the boys he has no regrets about this gobsmacking choice, while Shannon lets him know, not sparing an ounce of contempt, “You slapped me across the face and embarrassed me, you have no respect for me.” It is a truly satisfying moment seeing her stand up to him, later telling Aimee, “I'm not here to be made a fool by a short guy."
WATCH: Shannon Won’t Stand For Josh’s Disrespect
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Our hot, hungry islanders are only a few days in, but they’re finally all beginning to let their guards down. Which means sparks are flying all around the villa, and for more than just looks but personality too – shocker! Our two new couples – Cinco and Cashay, Will and Kyra – prove to be the sweetest, while current singles Korey and Christian can’t hide their panic. And yet somehow, the best pairs may just be the best friends on the island: Will and Cinco, and Trina and Cashay, the latter of whom bond over being able to find a comfortable space to talk and open up as Black women. How far we’ve come, Love Island.
Our very first date of the week is none other than Jeremy and Trina, which comes at a fascinating time, with him having told her earlier that day that he’d like to take things slower – just after she lets the girls know they cuddled hard in bed and he, well, has an ample shoe size while he tells the boys he needs to start sleeping on his side – ouch. Nevertheless, the date goes on, and it’s seemingly perfect: they go adorably rollerblading, share drinks by a waterfall and talk connection. With Trina living in California and Jeremy in New York, the pair share that they’d be open to a long-distance situation if things move further, and he tells Trina he loves their match and believes they have the strongest connection in the house.
But not so fast – after the date, when he’s with the boys, he doesn’t seem into it all, telling them he doesn’t want a relationship at all, wouldn’t be into an LDR, and feels like she’s more into him than he’s into her. Okay then, Jeremy, is he just putting on a chauvinistic show for them? Sadly, doesn’t seem like it. She tells the girls the date was great, they seem to have an unbreakable connection, and it’ll be hard for her to have eyes for anyone else. Yup, this won’t end badly at all. Just be honest, Jeremy! Then again, he’s also getting his romantic advice from Christian, who tells him he’s not seeing his connection through “true colours...quote for quote” (and side note: apparently sleeps with his sunglasses on, just saying).
While there’s no couple swap this episode, single Christian does make an effort with Olivia, who he’s made out with a few times, and the two clearly have a spark (though it does seem mostly physical). She says, yet again, she’s got nothing for Javonny (and actually gets his name right this time). Christian says he wants to get to know her more, and she tells him he’s the whole package (something tells me she’s not seeing through “true colours” either). Later, when Javonny chats her up and the two open up a little more, she tells him she loves what they’ve got going on...and then goes back to Christian, letting him know she’s fully in his corner. Korey, by the way, makes zero effort to approach any other women despite looking to be in constant wide-eyed alarm all night. He does come up with a great blazer-and-board-shorts outfit though, so we’ll give him bonus points there.
The true trouble of the night, however, comes towards the end with Aimee, our hot new islander. She tells us, "I'm a confident woman, I can get what I want. I’m not worried about any of the girls at the villa because I don’t need any more friends. I’m trying to find the love of my life.” Welp, a woman who knows what she wants is always a plus, but are any of the men in this villa actually ready for babies? Via text, she invites Josh up to a rooftop hot tub that the other islanders somehow had no idea even existed, and that leaves Shannon in a sweat. Now, although Shannon did make it clear in previous episodes that she found Josh to be clingy and annoying – because he is – earlier in this one, she said she was thrilled they were finally getting to know each other more and the awkwardness has dissipated. She likes Josh now! And we know he adores her. But this episode wraps with him flirting with Aimee in that hot tub and Shannon’s brow in a twist. To see if they keep it together, we’ll have to wait for Sunday night.
We’re only two episodes in and, with two new islanders – beefcake Cinco and dimpled Will – everyone’s already gotten a little misty-eyed. But, as most of the girls have smartly declared, “I don’t wanna put all my eggs in one basket.” And we love a lady with a diverse palate. Meanwhile, all of the men seem to be utterly incapable of reading the women, with Josh completely blind to Shannon’s growing disinterest and even annoyance. Though, to be fair, Olivia can’t even remember Javonny’s name – ouch. Now, while it seemed like every man on the island had his eyes set on the one white blonde as per usual, our two new islanders finally mixed things up a little, choosing to go with what their hearts wanted over what their bodies demanded.
It quickly becomes clear that Cinco’s got Trina and Cashay on the mind, while Will’s got eyes for Kyra and Shannon. When Will pulls Kyra aside for a G-rated coffee chat the next morning, it’s pretty clear there’s a sweetness between the two, as they giggle and never break eye contact. Later, he also pulls Shannon aside to talk about their mutual attraction, but it seems like that’s really all it is. As for Cinco, when he chats up Trina, the same is evident: this is a physical thing, and it makes sense, they are both incredibly hot. But she’s also pretty set on Jeremy and his Tarzan-like hair blowing in the wind. But later, the first true sparks of the season seem to fly when he chats with Cashay. The two could seemingly talk for hours, make each other laugh good and hard, and they even share love languages (a man who knows his love languages!).
And let’s be real, it’s nice to see Cashay getting some overdue attention. Now, again, these men are gentle! Men! They both pull their interests’ partners to the side to share what they’re feeling: Jeremy (Trina’s man) is stressed, Korey (Kyra’s man) has the fear of God in his eyes, Josh (Shannon’s man) is a little too confident and Christian, as usual, couldn’t care less. When it comes time to announce their picks, both go with their hearts. Cinco chooses Cashay, and Will chooses Kyra, leaving Korey (who let us know previously he’s not all that keen on Kyra anyway) and Christian (ugh) all alone and, honestly, I’m not mad. As Will told Cinco earlier, "Follow your corazón, bro." Amen. But that’s not the end of the drama: at the end of the week, there’ll be a recoupling, and anyone not picked will be drowned (I mean, dumped) off the island.
Our first proper game of the show is Whistleblower, and has the islanders dressed in their best Bridgerton get-ups, wigs and all, and has each person read a dirty secret from another islander’s past. They get to guess who they think the culprit may be, give ‘em a smooch, and then reveal the true answer. This, of course, had us learning quite a bit about everyone, including that Shannon used to film sex tapes with her boyfriend to review and practice, and also had a sugar daddy (love all of that for her), all of which only sparks the attention of every man even more. Christian, however, guesses Olivia for that first secret, and they engage in a pretty steamy make-out that leaves her dazed, while Javonny picks Cashay for the second secret and they have a cute little hump and kiss, nearly knocking off her wig, which is absolutely how it’s done.
The next secret is about a gal who has never met a man who could satisfy her sex drive, and Korey correctly guesses Kyra, to which Will notes in his confessional that, well, she’s never met a Colombian man. Spicy! Will’s secret turns out to be that he once escaped the scene mid-sex with a girl when her mom walked in, and hid in a box for an hour, which honestly just makes him even more likeable. Shannon chooses correctly and they have a hot lip-lock. Josh, as it not so surprisingly turns out, has the ugliest secret of the bunch: he once hooked up with his girlfriend, and then her best friend right after. Despite the look of pride on his face, Shannon’s heart sinks further, but it does give Kyra and Will the chance to light a spark. With everyone just choosing who they want to kiss, Trina finally picks Cinco – and correctly, as he apparently used to hook-up on a broken bed. Her review? Kisses with him are more sexual, as compared to the romance of her and Jeremy’s connection. Note that down!
Wednesday night’s 90-minute premiere – which introduced the new cast of 12 diverse desperados in bathing suits and full make-up, their gorgeous Hawaiian villa and our first set of couples – delivered our first little taste of loved-up mess and we are here for it.
Most of the cast are long-time singles or just haven’t hooked up in a while thanks to the pandemic, and they’re very, very ready to smash lips and limbs, sweat be damned. Right off the bat, the women talk “girl code” – which, if they’ve ever seen Love Island, does not stick – but also prove to have standards, with most of them holding back on the available men so far, and that’s a delicious sight to see, especially ‘cause the f—kboy energy is strong in this villa.
Josh and Shannon: He’s definitely feeling her more than she’s feeling him, with her labelling him a "stage-five clinger" just hours in, yikes.
When Korey then walks in, not a single gal steps forward because he reeks of heartbreaker energy, so he opts for the adorable Kyra, but proves to have eyes out for just about anyone else as the episode goes.
Next comes Christian, whose hair looks like a bleached wave threatening to drown his face. He also has no takers, so goes for the stunning Trina.
Then we have Javonny, who pretty much lets us know all he needs is a body and it doesn’t matter which, but he connects with Olivia, though might be suffering a bit of a Josh syndrome, in that it seems she’s got eyes for anyone else.
Jeremy has only ever dated two women despite presenting as a “meathead jock” (in his own words). Although they held out for the most part, Trina, Cashay and Kyra step forward for him, so we know he’s the hot piece in the villa right now with that long brunette hair. He steals Trina, and Christian is then matched with Cashay, who hasn’t been loving her options so far (smart girl).
Listen, we love Cashay – she’s boldly sporting a shaved head, she’s a stunner, she’s sweet, she’s funny, she appears to be the most authentic one episode in. But it doesn’t seem like she’s got a match who sees that, with Christian choosing to plant a big one on Olivia (who is matched with Javonny) after being dared to kiss the “sexiest person in the house.” Usually, you reserve that spit for your chosen one out of respect. And this just seconds after Cashay did her best work on his lips. Nope. We don’t love that. (Christian has also recently been outed as a potential Trump supporter, so....) Poor Javonny, too, but maybe act faster next time?
Towards the end of the episode (because what is Love Island without a cliffhanger?), we’re introduced to the two new guests at the villa: beefed-up footballer Cinco (25), and Will (26) whose accent quickly makes all of the women weak in the knees. Both are proper gentlemen and don’t say who they’ve got eyes on just yet, but they’ve got 24 hours to decide who they’d like to steal from the boys, and it looks like Josh, Korey, Javonny, Christian and Jeremy are sweating it already.