It’s night two of Love Island (Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), and as Yamen would say, “We got some sizzling tea tonight.” Is that it? Nope. “The tea is ready.” That sounds better.
The fallout from Kyra’s pick (Cashel FTW!) played out immediately, with the pair being whisked off (read: walking next door) to a romantic date that included 1,000 candles, many glasses of champagne and zero food. Kyra said she’s never been on a date like this in her life, which we believe. She specifically mentioned the candles, but we think the private island, 30-person camera crew and microphone pack around her rib cage were also new experiences. Cashel said it was the classiest date he has ever been on and called it “boolah.” We’re going to assume that’s Cashel-speak for “Beautiful setting. Excellent service. Great location. Five stars.”
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After waiting an agonizing 23 hours, we finally learned Kyra’s pick and it was—wait for it—Cashel! Bigger twist? He’s into her too. Apparently, all the cuddling with Caro meant nothing to Cashel. On behalf of Caro we say, harsh. But the biggest-big twist may be that after only one day, Cashel went from the guy who no one chose to the guy with two girls fighting over him. The glow-up is real.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Caro and Kyra’s smiling-on-the-outside, seething-on-the-inside conversation post-date was likely the tamest showdown we’re going to have on this season of Love Island and we were already watching from behind a pillow.
Not to be confused with the many games being played in the villa between the islanders, Excess Baggage was the organized challenge and included several suitcases full of secrets. The boys and girls competed to see who could match the “baggage” to the islander, with each team member making their guess known with a kiss. We all learned a very valuable lesson on Wednesday—never let anyone else pack your bag.
THE IT’S-GETTING-HOT-IN-HERE MOMENT
Caro continued to do the Love Island version of marking her territory by delivering a kiss that went into the commercial break during Excess Baggage. Kyra quickly demanded the other girls confirm that Cashel pulled away, because she “couldn’t see.” She could see.
THE KISS COUNT
Four for real, several in the Excess Baggage game. Three of those kisses go to Cashel and Kyra, with Zac and Elizabeth ending the night revealing their roller coaster deal breakers—literally. Seriously, neither likes rides with big drops and they celebrated this obvious intervention of fate with a makeout sesh.
After being ousted by Kyra, Caro is now circling Michael, who is attracted to her but is a little worried about personality. We don’t know Michael that well, but Caro seems like she’s going to need a man who can keep up with her energy. Don’t let a pretty (oh, so pretty) face mislead you, girl!
Cashel and Kyra
Michael and Alexandra
Zac and Elizabeth
Yamen and Alana
Weston and Mallory
WHO WE’RE SHIPPING
After Zac revealed the worst thing he’s ever done on national TV—an incident that included him leaving a girl in his bed to go hook up with his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth had a lot of questions. Number one, how dare you. It looked like the couple who were ripped from the front of a 2003 Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue were sadly over before they had begun. Zac’s confession triggered Elizabeth’s painful memory of the time she was left in bed while her partner slept with an ex. Firstly, what are the freaking odds of that coincidence? Secondly, dating is the worst, and this is why we need Love Island.
The silver lining came with a deep and mature conversation between the two, which brought them closer together. Seriously. That sounds corny, but Zac’s admission of guilt and sincere apology impressed us. Then the two got even closer, but with tongue. You get it.
Our favourite thing about Love Island is watching beautiful people fall in love. But our equally favourite thing is the brilliant narration. (Extremely Carrie Bradshaw voice) We couldn’t help but wonder, is the narrator single?
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