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 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.