Temptation Island has truly mastered the art of crafting a good cliffhanger. Every week a bombshell is dropped and we are left hanging at the end of each episode. And last week was no exception. I needed a bonfire to find some closure after that hot mess!
Last we saw, it looked like a threesome was in the works with David Benavidez, Payton Burgess and Samantha Hoffman. Payton threw herself at David to make Casey Starchak jealous, and Samantha threw herself at him to steer him away from Toneata Morgan and Kari Nesheim. I really hope these women end up realizing that David is no prize to fight over.
This season of Temptation Island just keeps getting better and better. There has been an explosive revelation in practically every episode so far. And this episode was no exception! If you thought things couldn’t get worse for our couples, you’d be wrong. There were several rejections that spurred major drama, and another ultimate betrayal from one of the couples. So grab your favorite cocktail, because you’re going to need it!
But first, there is a bonfire to finish. When we last saw the ladies, Kate Griffith saw footage of her boyfriend David Benavidez in the hot tub with Toneata Morgan on top of his lap. Super classy. As predicted, Ashely Howland got shown footage of Casey Starchak wearing only a chef’s apron and holding Colleen Powers’ hand right next to his balls. So, did Ashley burst into tears like when she saw Casey getting lap dances the week prior?
The upcoming season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to be drastically different. Two of the OG cast members, Lisa Vanderpump and Camille Grammer, will not be there to mix it up and call out the other ladies. Newbies Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke will be there to bring the drama instead. Those are some big Christian Louboutin’s to fill.
Denise Richards had her freshman season this past go around. And I’m sure she has a lot of wisdom to impart on Garcelle and Sutton. Such as how to get know-it-all Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave to stop talking, or ice queen Erika Jayne to start talking. But rumors abounded that Denise wouldn’t play a big part in the newest season due to her busy acting career. Luckily, the rumors aren’t true.
It’s been the year of the baby for the Shahs of Sunset cast. First, everyone followed along (whether you wanted to or not) Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s harrowing pregnancy journey. Not only did she have a miscarriage scare, but she had a near-death experience when she gave birth to her son. Luckily, everyone is fine, but Mercedes won’t be able to carry another baby again.
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedagi also announced her pregnancy this year. Currently, GG does not have a partner, and got pregnant using a sperm donor and IVF. I wonder if Tiffany & Co. makes sterling silver baby butter knives as gifts? Former Shahs cast member, Lilly Ghalichi, also plans to follow in GG’s footsteps. And no, it’s not another entry in the CBD business, at least not yet.
Last week’s episode of Temptation Island was turned up to eleven. In only the second episode, someone decided to go with the strategy of “rip the bandaid off and get it over with” by hooking up with one of the singles. And that someone was Ashley Goldson. Her actions were most likely spurred when her boyfriend, Rick Fleur, told her “the handcuffs were off.” So now it’s time to make way for a new couple, Ashley G. and KB Brown, everyone! He’s the captain now.
At the bonfire, Rick was shown footage of this shocking new revelation. Gavin Rocker’s jaw was literally on the floor, which was exactly my reaction as well. Surprisingly, David Benavidez and Casey Starchak were able to keep a straight face. But at the end of the day, all that mattered was what Rick thought. And his reaction was not quite what I had expected.
I. Am. Dead. We are only onto the second episode of Temptation Island and already the show is next level. If the rest of the season keeps up at this pace I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle it. For those who saw the episode already, you know exactly what I am freaking out about. And if you haven’t seen this episode yet, stop what you are doing and immediately find it on your DVR, streaming or on demand. This is truly must see TV.
We’ll get to the major bomb that dropped in a bit. But first, let’s start at the beginning. The couples say their goodbyes to one another, or rather lack there of. All of the women are crying as the men sheepishly walk out and head back to their villa where a bevy of single women await them. Everyone is pretty much regretting their decision to be on this show, but there’s no turning back now.
It’s hard to believe, but it was just a little over a year ago that Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel lost her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields to a possible overdose. Dennis had even recently proposed to Bethenny, and bought her daughter Bryn Hoppy a ring as well.
Bethenny was a trooper, and somehow managed to film a season of RHONY shortly thereafter. Some of the cast consoled her, namely Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. But there were also two little fur babies that Bethenny had gotten with Dennis that also provided her comfort. And according to Bethenny, they are still keeping the memory of Dennis alive and well.
Peace and harmony amongst the Vanderpump Rules Witches of WeHo trio of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute and Katie Maloney was bound to end at some point. We’ve seen the three at odds many times before. For instance, when Kristen admitted to sleeping with Stassi’s ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor. Or when Stassi treated Katie and Kristen like crap, moved to New York to be with Patrick Meagher, and then came groveling back when she couldn’t make it on her own.
However, the trio was in a good place last season. The only hitch happened to be Kristen’s
deadbeat boyfriend Brian Carter. Stassi and Katie made it loud and clear they felt Brian was taking advantage of Kristen, but Kristen wasn’t having it. Still, everything seemed fine between them. Until the past several months, that is.