We’re now officially one week into Love Island (Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and we’ve already felt all the emotions. Love, lust, fear, concern, joy, and now sadness. We had no idea that such a wide array of experiences could be had in a bikini. On Friday’s episode, the first recoupling took place and resulted in male model Michael returning home to his dogs and his vegan-by- choice meal plan. At least he’s still really, really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Friday night’s episode marked the last time we’ll see the Islanders until Monday, so that means it was packed full of even more drama than usual to hold us over for the weekend. Michael being sent home while standing in the pouring rain? DRAMA.
THE NEW GUYS
Cormac and Dylan, who we finally realized looks exactly like Bradley Cooper (it’s the teeth), continue to bro it up and shared a bed on the first night. Dylan loves that Alexandra and Mallory are hilarious. His words. Cormac has 10 years of dating experience and will be confident if things go his way. He’ll also be confident if things don’t go his way. Again, his words.
A bird in the house means death, so it was fitting that Michael was the Islander who freed the new feathery friend, with his time on Love Island biting the big one by the end of the episode. We blame the bird.
How do you fill a day on a beautiful island with 13 gorgeous people? Weird games in bathing suits! Friday night’s fun time-waster included camo briefs, an obstacle course and balloons filled with paint. Nice-girl Elizabeth happily told the camera that she was aiming for the guy’s private parts. Girl, don’t do that. Michael won the event thanks to his extra sexy performance, with the male model claiming he had been possessed by the stripper gods. That seems ridiculous, but according to the girls, Michael was able to jiggle his butt cheeks at different times. Maybe there was some divine intervention. Michael said he was excited to celebrate his win with the other boys later that night, which could be another reason he was sent home. Instead of spending his time getting to know the girls, Michael was more interested in bro-ing down and recruiting fellow male models.
After being dropped from her couple at the beginning of the week, Caro had all the power on Friday, with the ratio of seven boys and six girls meaning Caro’s decision on who to couple up with would decide which boy would be sent home. Caro spent the entire episode frantically trying to talk to each boy to see if there was a spark and we appreciate her hustle. With great power comes great responsibility and she wasn’t cavalier about her decision over who would go home.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Caro telling Michael that he had a dad laugh was all we needed to hear to know that she was picking Cormac. No one comes to Love Island to find a dad laugh.
Caro and Cormac
Cashel and Kyra
Dylan and Alexandra
Zac and Elizabeth
Yamen and Alana
Weston and Mallory
WHO WE’RE SHIPPING
They haven’t done more than exchange a few pecks here and there, but we feel like Weston and Mallory could still turn their friendship into a funship. All Weston needs to do is learn a few John Mayer lyrics and he’s in. “Your Body Is A Wonderland” could totally be turned into a country song.
We’re still confused every time one of the Islanders says that they haven’t had a chance to talk to another Islander. What are you guys doing all day? Seems like a lot of down time. Like, 24 hours of it.
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