On Thursday’s episode of Love Island (Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) two new boys arrive much to the delight of the girls and the concern of the OG boys. There’s Dylan, the Liam Hemsworth-esque lacrosse coach who wears headbands and loves getting texts, and Cormac, the Irish club promoter who claims he’s low-maintenance but has facial hair that says otherwise. And there’s nothing worse than a guy who is high maintenance but thinks he’s low maintenance.
The vibing and chilling we’ve watched all week now extends to both Dylan, who is probably definitely interested in Alexandra, and Cormac, who appreciates Caro’s attention to detail, including her choice to wear green on their date. Go Irish. The one person who is not chilling is Michael, who went from having two girls to zero. No vibe. No chill.
Cormac and Dylan spent the episode getting to know the girls and the OG boys spent the episode feverishly working out and then cooling down with a relaxing slumber party (ever seen 30 abs in a bed? Enjoy). This culminated in a date, with the viewers voting for Dylan and Alexandra to pair up and Cormac and Caro to break bread. Just kidding, obviously no one is eating carbs on this show.
Two new dudes, 12 new abs, so many hair products. Also, was it just us or did it take everyone else three commercial breaks before realizing that Cormac is Irish?
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
We can’t decide whether Michael’s continued efforts to work as a recruiter for his modeling agency (Cormac has hair! And eyes!) was more or less awkward than the one-sided pep talk he gave himself in front of Weston after realizing that the girl he’s dating and the girl he was flirting with were both on dates with other guys. Never mind, it’s the latter.
THE TERRITORY MARKING
Alana’s overzealous kiss during Wednesday’s spin-the-pineapple game didn’t sit well with Yamen, who wanted their first kiss to be special. Kissing in front of your housemates, a camera crew, and millions of people watching at home isn’t intimate and special. Kissing in front of just a camera crew and millions of people watching at home apparently would have been.
Also marking their territory on Thursday night was Cashel, who coincidentally decided to work on his backstroke at the exact same time Cormac was having a one-on-one conversation with Kyra. Smooth.
THE JOHN MAYER STANNING
In case it hasn’t been made clear in the first three episodes, Mallory is really, really into John Mayer. Like, really into John Mayer.
Absolutely no one:
— Alexis McLaren (@alexismclaren) July 12, 2019
THE LOVE ISLAND WORKOUT TIPS
Casually performing front rolls and cartwheels in front of strangers you may want to get intimate with is a great way to give off a look that says “I have the flexibility of someone who went to gymnastics camp but mostly hung out in the foam pit.”
Dylan and Alexandra enjoyed a charcuterie board and a glass of wine on their date, while only 10 feet away were Caro and Cormac, who talked about menstruating.
Cashel and Kyra
Michael and Alexandra
Zac and Elizabeth
Yamen and Alana
Weston and Mallory
WHO WE’RE SHIPPING
Zac and Elizabeth appear to have the strongest connection, but that will be tested by Elizabeth’s date with Cormac. Maybe. As Mallory said, Cormac looks like the kind of guy that will ruin your life and we already know that Elizabeth is not here for dudes who leave girls in bed to go sleep with their ex. Except for Zac, because he said sorry.
Zac receiving the news that Elizabeth has been summoned on a date with Cormac feels like a bad time to tell him that Duckie doesn’t get Andie at the end of Pretty in Pink.
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