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Spicy dating drama hot off the Island
Oh God, only two more episodes!
If you follow Temptation Island 2, AKA "TI:2," then you know why I'm so
anxious. If not, you'd better jump on the bandwagon quickly, cause it's a
damn good show.
Here's what you need to know to watch the showdown tonight:
Shannon & John Did you watch the Shannon of TI:1? Yeah, well,
same stuff, different pile. Too bad John's a hit and Shannon's a cheesy
fake. He's a bartender, but she wants him to be straight-edge business
boy. She's big on tears and psychotic love notes he's a soul-searching
Tommy & Nikkole You'd never know from their behaviour that
they've been together for four years. Nikkole's the feisty bartender in
this relationship, but Tommy's just as feisty on the other side of the
island. Both are annoyingly cocky and overbearing perfect soap opera
Edmundo & Catherine Is it a prerequisite for the show that one
member of every couple need to work in a bar? Edmundo's a waiter and
Catherine's a 23-year-old "dancer." How these two have made it this far is
Kelley & Mark The replacement couple and it shows. Thrown into
the bunch to spice things up, she's a bartender and he's a police officer.
Like a half-time show, neither has really had a chance to make an
impression on the group dynamic.
For S&J Act as fake as possible so that when she proposes to him
at the end (just like the other Shannon), the show will document their
un-wavering longing for future grandchildren. Excuse me while I barf.
For T&N It's all about throwing out a four-year relationship for
these two. A couple one-nighters with the white eye shadow girl for him
and a boy with the same name as her present boyfriend for her. And Tommy
NY thumbs down.
For E&C Ever heard of TV résumé? They obviously have. Their goal
is to show off big boobs and pecs, make emotional "connections" with
multiple people and pretend they're hurt when they get a taste of their
own medicine. All the while crossing their fingers that their agents will
For K&M Get there late and pack into two dates what the others
did in six.
S&J She'll cry, he'll look cute, she'll probably propose. He'll
just go along with it and theirs will be the second Shannon-style wedding
to kick off TI:3.
T&N She'll confess to loving Tommy NY, he'll confess to loving
them all they'll break up (or pretend to stay together). No relationship
can survive that kind of public defamation.
E&C Same deal: lots of tears, maybe they'll try to stay together,
but both should realize if, in two weeks, they can make that many
connections, theirs obviously isn't that strong.
K&M Nothing solved, but nothing changed they haven't been away
long enough to demolish everything.
It's simple. The TV equivalent of a self-help book, watching scantily-clad
singles and not-so-singles make fools of themselves and damage their
future relationship potential forever is the best way to prepare for a
scandalous Valentine's Day next week.