This is shaping up to be the most dramatic week of Love Island yet.
Tonight saw showdowns, scheming and, yes, a shock dumping – all the hallmarks of a terrific episode of reality television.
Below are the four biggest talking points from the latest edition of the ITV2 show.
Loose lips sink ships – and romantic getaways
The episode picked up where last night’s left off – with Maura reeling over Tom’s remarks about her with the boys ahead of their trip to the hideaway. Specifically, the Irish contestant – someone who hasn’t held back when it comes to discussing her sex life – heard him wonder whether or not she was “all mouth”. Romantic. Maura’s reaction didn’t disappoint: backed up by the girls, she told him where to go and, quite frankly, it was a joy to watch Tom squirm as he tried to get back into her good books. Obviously, he succeeded; Maura doesn’t want to get thrown off the show just yet, does she?
Lucie lives to fight another day
Fair play to Lucie. She’s still in the show despite her “boyfriend” Joe getting dumped from the villa last week. While she still looks like she’s been crying an awful lot ever since, tonight she’s given a reason to smile when Anton picked her in the surprise recoupling. Whether it’s because he’s interested in pursuing things with her or if he just wants her to realise her dream of meeting the ideal “surfer guy” remains to be seen.
Are this couple the official underdogs?
There weren’t many surprises in tonight’s recoupling, which peaked when Danny made his choice between Yewande and Arabella (more on that below). But one sweet moment came when Jordan announced he was choosing to couple up with Anna, a contestant whose future on the show seemed uncertain following the removal of Sherif a few weeks back. Jordan’s speech, while a bit overly-sentimental, was enough to win over the smiles of all the other islanders and it’s no stretch to assume those grins were etched onto the face of viewers also. Could these be in the running for victory? Watch this space.
Danny makes his decision
For those who had no interest in whether Danny sent Yewande or Araballa home, this must have been a tedious episode. Everyone else, though, was on tenterhooks as Danny made what he had earlier deemed “the hardest decision of [his] life.” He’s clearly led a sheltered existence. Sadly, it was Yewande’s time to go home. Ahead of her departure, Danny approached her to apologise for the way he handled their situation over the past few days. Yewande responded with one hell of a mic drop? “Enjoy your time in the villa, what goes around comes around and have a nice life.”
Catch up with all the action from tonight’s episode as it unfolded below.
Love Island airs at 9pm on ITV2