On Wednesday’s Love Island (Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) we knew that the recoupling at the beginning of the episode would be a nail-biter with endless possibilities (or however many possibilities you can make mathematically with 13 people), but one outcome we didn’t see coming was Kelsey choosing no one and deciding to leave the villa of her own accord. Solve for X, amirite? We don’t like seeing Islanders leave—because it reminds us that everything in life is fleeting, including our daily Love Island viewing which will come to an end in exactly one week—but that was hella badass.
Maybe Kelsey thought that if she removed herself then both remaining guys, Anton and Canadian Eric, would get to stay, but that didn’t pan out. Instead, we saw the elimination of three Islanders instead of the one we were expecting. Harsh. Part of us kinda feels like Kelsey should have just picked a guy so that he would at least get the chance to find love with a potential new Islander, but the other part of us thinks life is short and you shouldn’t remain in a situation where you’re uncomfortable (especially if it means you have to watch your ex canoodle with his new girl in the shower you all share—more on that later). Canadian Eric said Kelsey’s baller move to leave the villa was “the realest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.” Samesies. Or at least, the realest thing in the villa.
WESTON AND EMILY
These two went from zero to 100 faster than anyone else in the villa. Seriously, they were coupled up for less than 24 hours when they decided to go farther than even OG couple Elizabeth and Zac and use the ~shared shower~ as a makeout location. You know why you don’t do that? Because one of your eight roommates might walk in on you. Like Dylan did. Yeah. (We also need to settle the villa-wide debate on whether these two were naked or not.)
When they weren’t in the shower, Emily said that she doesn’t want a guy who is selfish and not true to himself. Weston says he mostly doesn’t want a girl who runs funny. Good luck with that recoupling choice, Emily. #TeamCanadianEric #TeamKyra
We know, we know, Kyra is with Jered, but that’s not going anywhere. Girlfriend had her eye mask on before he even got into bed. Kyra is still hung up about her “unspoken” flirtation with Weston, which is so unspoken that Weston doesn’t seem to remember ever speaking about it (shocking). Zac compared them to Romeo and Juliet. Sure. We do applaud Kyra for not agreeing with Weston when he tried to make himself feel better by saying that Kelsey was “simple” aka boring. Then there’s Kyra and Emily. The pair had an honest conversation, with Kyra voicing her concerns that Emily wasn’t bisexual and instead just experimenting with girls, not something Kyra is interested in. Emily and Weston are hot and heavy, but we could still see something happening with Emily and Kyra.
YAMEN AND AISSATA
Your boy Yamen needs to study Aissata’s family tree. Gotta get in tight with her brothers (or at least learn their names).
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Weston being told by both Kelsey and Emily to comfort the other girl was a real pickle.
WHO WE’RE SHIPPING
Dylan finally told Alexandra that he’s not interested in any new girls coming into the villa. We don’t think it’s just because there’s only a week left in Fiji. Dylan has made it very clear that he has no idea how many days he’s been on the island, which can only mean his feelings are genuine.
We have to give Canadian Eric a shout out. He came onto the show hot and not ready to make friends, but he turned out to *literally* be the nicest, whether it was consoling a tearful Ray, consoling a tearful Kelsey, or consoling a tearful Kyra. This dude ended up fulfilling Canadian stereotypes in the best possible way and he’s not going to have any issue getting a date when he’s back in the 6ix.
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