The latest episode of Temptation Island was all about girl power. I could almost hear Ashley Howland, Kate Griffith, and Esonica Veira singing Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Notably, “You deserve the best in life, so if the time isn’t right, then move on. Second best is never enough, you’ll do much better, baby, on your own.” #Stillholdsup
On the other hand, some of the guys are having the opposite reaction. Namely, Casey Starchak and Gavin Rocker. All of a sudden they’ve realized their girlfriends aren’t so bad after all and they regret bringing them here. When we last left Casey at the bonfire, he assumed the worst when he saw Ashley H. and Ben Knobloch making out in bed together. Mark L. Walberg put a positive spin on it and told Casey he can grow into the man that Ashley didn’t know she needed. Too little, too late!
Ok, Temptation Island needs to win all the Emmys next year. Best reality TV show, best drama, best comedy…this show covers it all! The only award not getting scooped up is best actor for David Benavidez. He needs to go back to drama school because no one is buying his BS. Well, except for Toneata Morgan. But more on that later.
We’ve had to wait two whole episodes for Kate Griffith’s reaction to David fooling around with Payton Burgess and Samantha Hoffman at the same time. Finally, the moment arrived. At the bonfire, host Mark L. Walberg asked Kate how she felt. After a moment of self-reflection, she stated, “Maybe all along I knew who he was…does he not understand that I’m gonna see that?” He pulled a coward’s move to get out of a relationship. And he got his wish.
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?
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 time to grab the popcorn and your favorite drink (you’re gonna need it). Temptation Island is back for a second season and the first episode did not disappoint! The tension was felt immediately as the four ill-fated couples made their way to the island. It was sunny and gorgeous, but quickly turned dark and stormy.
For those who need a quick recap – the show is about four couples at a crossroads in their relationships. They arrive on Temptation Island and are then separated so they can be tempted by single men and women who are looking to
gain followers on social media fall in love. Will they cheat or won’t they? At the very end the couples decide if they want to leave together or apart. Last season ended with devastating breakups and one engagement. So, will this new crew beat the odds of an inevitable break up? Let’s find out!
The first season of the Temptation Island reboot was a hit. So, of course, the show is coming back for round 2! Plenty of reality TV stars got together to celebrate at the Temptation Island Season 2 premiere.
White Kanye himself, Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy DJ’ed the party. His girlfriend Raquel Leviss was also on hand to support. Imagine if those two were actually a part of the Temptation Island cast. That would be some must-see TV. The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie Bella also hopped in the DJ booth at the event. Season 1 couple Shari Ligons and Javen Butler showed up to support Season 2. They are the only couple from the first season that is actually still together. They got engaged during the finale. Season 1’s Kaci Campbell was also there among the Real Housewives, members of Bachelor nation, and other reality TV stars. It is probably such a relief for Kaci to not be a part of the drama this time around. She really went through it last season.