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Love Island USA: Surprise re-coupling leads to shocking exit of TWO GIRLS

With programming airing five nights a week and no set format, you never quite know what will happen on each episode of CBS’ Love Island.

Tuesday night’s episode teased the arrival of Big Brother 20 star Winston Hines, but the big story was a surprise re-coupling that happened just before Winston’s arrival.

The re-coupling lead to TWO GIRLS leaving the island surprisingly, Alana and Mallory, after their guys, Yamen and Weston, chose the two new girls, Christen and Katrina in the re-coupling.

Goodbye: The re-coupling lead to TWO GIRLS leaving the island surprisingly, Alana and Mallory, after their guys, Yamen and Weston, chose the two new girls, Christen and Katrina in the re-coupling

Goodbye: The re-coupling lead to TWO GIRLS leaving the island surprisingly, Alana and Mallory, after their guys, Yamen and Weston, chose the two new girls, Christen and Katrina in the re-coupling

It’s no coincidence that the re-coupling came a night after both Alana and Mallory had to spend the night in the Hideaway, after Christen chose Yamen and Katrina chose Weston after they were instructed to swap places with girls who were already coupled up. 

After Christen made her decision, Alana was not happy, stating, ‘I’m mad as hell. I’m mad as hell. Christen just picked Yamen to basically take my spot.’

After she made her choice, Christen talks to Alana, telling her, ‘I just wanted to be up front. I probably should have said something.’

Christen says she didn’t expect Alana to be ‘cool’ with it, and Alana is real with her, saying she’s not happy but she respects her saying something like that.

Weston hugs Mallory, says he doesn’t want her to be upset with him and she says it’s not his fault, but Mallory is clearly upset, saying in confessional, ‘My love island journey is unfolding and it’s falling to pieces.’

Mallory doesn’t think Katrina is a good fit for Weston, adding, ‘I think she’s going after what’s safe. I really do.’

Alana and Mallory head to the Hideaway, with Alana stating in confession, ‘I wanted to go to the Hideaway with Yamen. Not with no Mallory.’

Weston toasts with Katrina, who says in confession, ‘I feel like I’m just going with the flow with Weston tonight, but since we’re vibing so hard… I don’t wanna jinx anything.’

Christen and Yamen are chilling, she says the guys she’s into have to be laid back goofy but not trying to hard.

Meanwhile in the hideaway, Mallory and Alana are trying to relax in matching orange robes, with Alana adding, ‘Today kinda bugged me.’

Not trying: Christen and Yamen are chilling, she says the guys she's into have to be laid back goofy but not trying to hard

Not trying: Christen and Yamen are chilling, she says the guys she’s into have to be laid back goofy but not trying to hard

Christen and Katrina are chatting while brushing their teeth – Katrina says she feels better, before Yamen and Christen are seen spooning/cuddling after the lights go out. 

The next morning, Katrina sings good morning song to Weston, with Katrina admitting, ‘At night I like to be the big spoon,’ with Weston adding, ‘That’s the best thing I heard in my life.’

Alana asks Yamen how the night was, saying it was good, but Yamen quickly changes the subject, saying that he knows Weston had a good time.

Mallory asks Alexandra what happened last night but she said she doesn’t remember, while Alana says to Caro and Kyra that she doesn’t wanna get too comfortable with this situation.

Katrina walks in and Mallory closes the door so Katrina can’t hear, while Weston says he talked to Mallory for like 30 seconds, adding, ‘She’s not happy I giving her full attention.’

Weston also talks about Mallory in confession, stating, ‘She didn’t really open up to anyone or try anything.’

Weston gets a text, which reveals some surprising news – there will be a re-coupling tonight.

‘Islanders, Tonight there will be a recoupling in which the boys will choose which girls they want to couple up with. The two girls not picked to be in a couple will be at risk of leaving the island. #GirlBye’ the text read.

Alana says, ‘Tonight’s recoupling will really help see if we were on the same page. Basically tonight is the night to se if we’re really on the same page.’

Weston chat with Yamen and Cashel. Yamen says the night went good. Says it was effortless, more of a vibe. ‘I think there could be a deep connection. I feel she’s emotionally educated.’

With Alana, he adds, ‘I just think things are going kinda slow. I do have some reservations about her age and not being in any relationships.’

Weston chimes in and says, ‘My decision’s not too crazy.’ Cashel says that the vibe he got with Katrina that she is looking for a husband now.

Katrina and Mallory chat, with Katrina telling her, ‘I felt like I could say anything I wanted and no judgment.’

Mallory says ‘He came here for love, good for him, it sucks for me but I could find another guy.’

Katrina says there’s no chance of any other guy she’d be interested in, especially after last night, putting all of her Love Island eggs into one basket, so to speak. 

Yamen talks with Alana and asks how she’s feeling, stating, ‘I feel like today’s a new day and I don’t want to get too in my head.’

In confession she adds, ‘I would rather focus on nothing and just having a happy day.’

Yamen says she opened up a lot and let her personality show, but he still hasn’t made a final decision about the re-coupling quite yet.

‘I don’t know anything yet. I definitely wanna still try to explore that a little bit more today,’ he said, adding in confession, ‘I don’t wanna make someone unhappy… and that’s gonna happen today, someone’s gonna be unhappy.’

Cashel chats with Kyra, asking if she’s let her guard down around her. She says no but he says he has around her.

‘It’s a two-way street. We could go somewhere if you wanted to,’ Cashel says. ‘I’m an open book and I wanna hear all about you.’

In confession Kyra says she’s not sure she feels it with Cashel.

‘It’s been so hard for me when I fully let myself go there so for going there it’s super scary.’

In confession, Kyra adds, ‘Usually at this point, where I am at with Cash, I would run away with that, but I don’t have that choice in here.’

Beach game: Alana gets a text saying, 'Islanders, in today's game, the girls will battle it out as superheroes.'

Beach game: Alana gets a text saying, ‘Islanders, in today’s game, the girls will battle it out as superheroes.’

Alana gets a text saying, ‘Islanders, in today’s game, the girls will battle it out as superheroes.’

All go to beach to play the game called Girl Power, with girls wearing matching one-pieces with capes. There are no licensed superheroes cause they spent money on Spice Girls’ Wannabe, jokes the announcer.

Katrina picks Weston as boy she’ll save, unsurprisingly, as Christen picks Yamen, also unsurprisingly.

Girl power: All go to beach to play the game called Girl Power, with girls wearing matching one-pieces with capes. There are no licensed superheroes cause they spent money on Spice Girls' Wannabe, jokes the announcer

Girl power: All go to beach to play the game called Girl Power, with girls wearing matching one-pieces with capes. There are no licensed superheroes cause they spent money on Spice Girls’ Wannabe, jokes the announcer

The girl who shows most girl power will be voted winner by boys.

Alexandra breaks through door and protects Dylan from paintballs and frees Dylan.

Weston screams, with Alexandra adding, ‘That was truly terrifying and I never wanna hear those noises ever again.’

Katrina kicks butt and saves Weston, who says in confession, ‘Katrina, I don’t know if our lips have ever met but I’d like to introduce them.’

Heroic: Katrina kicks butt and saves Weston, who says in confession, 'Katrina, I don't know if our lips have ever met but I'd like to introduce them'

Heroic: Katrina kicks butt and saves Weston, who says in confession, 'Katrina, I don't know if our lips have ever met but I'd like to introduce them'

Heroic: Katrina kicks butt and saves Weston, who says in confession, ‘Katrina, I don’t know if our lips have ever met but I’d like to introduce them’

Votes: The girl who shows most girl power will be voted winner by boys.

Votes: The girl who shows most girl power will be voted winner by boys.

Christen takes out dummies and rescues Yamen and Alana goes ‘Just hurry up.’

Yamen says in confession, ‘There’s little butterflies in there.’

Alana adds in her confession, ‘I did not like the kiss between Christen and Yamen. It went on too long’ as Zac is saved by Elizabeth.

Caro saves Cormac. Cormac says he likes her spice, while Mallory saves Weston, and Yamen is saved by Alana who does the worm for some reason and kicks the phony bad guys.

Saved: Alana adds in her confession, 'I did not like the kiss between Christen and Yamen. It went on too long' as Zac is saved by Elizabeth

Saved: Alana adds in her confession, ‘I did not like the kiss between Christen and Yamen. It went on too long’ as Zac is saved by Elizabeth

Caro hero: Caro saves Cormac. Cormac says he likes her spice, while Mallory saves Weston, and Yamen is saved by Alana who does the worm for some reason and kicks the phony bad guys

Caro hero: Caro saves Cormac. Cormac says he likes her spice, while Mallory saves Weston, and Yamen is saved by Alana who does the worm for some reason and kicks the phony bad guys

Yamen says Alana’s display ‘was like barbaric and I’m like damn.’

Alana says, ‘I got my beautiful chocolate man’ and leaps into him and kisses him rather wildly, which leads to the boys choosing Alana as the winner.

‘It felt great to win. Feeling myself,’ Alana added. 

Kiss: Alana says, 'I got my beautiful chocolate man' and leaps into him and kisses him rather wildly, which leads to the boys choosing Alana as the winner

Kiss: Alana says, ‘I got my beautiful chocolate man’ and leaps into him and kisses him rather wildly, which leads to the boys choosing Alana as the winner

Islanders get ready for recoupling, as Caro says ‘I’m feeling not well at all. It’s nerve wracking. I don’t like that the guys have the power.’

Katrina is nervous, adding, ‘I really don’t know what’s going on so I’m just trying to stay calm through it all.’

Christen says, ‘I’m happy with what’s about to happen, but it’s scary.’

Mallory adds, ‘If he does stay with her, I hope he follows his heart. I just don’t know with her.’

Nervous: Katrina is nervous, adding, 'I really don't know what's going on so I'm just trying to stay calm through it all'

Nervous: Katrina is nervous, adding, ‘I really don’t know what’s going on so I’m just trying to stay calm through it all’

Weston states, ‘It’s just been a long exhausting day and I’m kinda out of it right now, but the last thing I wanna do is hurt somebody.’

A nervous Yamen states, ‘Never have i had to make a decision in front of two girls, so this is a first.’

A text reads, ‘Islanders, it is not time to couple up. Boys please take your seats in front of the fire pit, girls sit around them.’

Couple up: A text reads, 'Islanders, it is not time to couple up. Boys please take your seats in front of the fire pit, girls sit around them'

Couple up: A text reads, ‘Islanders, it is not time to couple up. Boys please take your seats in front of the fire pit, girls sit around them’

Kyra says she’s struggling cause they’re friends and knows they’re gonna say goodbye to someone.

The first four couplings were no surprise, with Dylan choosing Alexandra, Zac picking Elizabeth, Cormac sticking with Caro and Cashel  remaining with Kyra, before it gets down to Weston and Yamen. 

Weston says, ‘I want to couple up with this girl because I saw her eyes and her sparkle. She carries herself so well and I appreciate her and respect her for that,’ before he picks… Katrina…. while Mallory’s reaction is not pleasant. 

Yamen steps up and says, ‘I want to couple up with this girl because it just seems like there’s a natural connection there. This person’s been open with me, I’ve been open with them. I feel this person is ready for a real relationship. I really want to be wrapped up in someone and I feel this person gives me that opportunity.’

After returning from commercial break before the hotly-anticipated reveal, Yamen reveals, ‘The girl I would like to couple up with is Christen.’

Since fans already knew that Big Brother 20 star Winston Hines was coming to the island, some fans may have assumed the girls would still be safe for a little bit… but Mallory gets text revealing both her and Alana are done.

‘Mallory and Alana, as both boys are coupled up, that means you’re both dumped from the island,’ the text reads.

Alana starts walks towards the group, but then runs off and avoids the group and goes right to her room.

Mallory cries, adding, ‘I’m the girl that can’t get a guy on love island? That’s so stupid.’

Alana is by herself in bedroom packing then she storms out and yells at Yamen – ‘Do you wanna talk? Come on.’

A troubled Yamen says, ‘I genuinely was trying to form a deeper connection but it just wasn’t working for me. She just fits my life a little bit better.’

A heartbroken Alana tearfully retorts with, ‘I’ll never feel bad for genuinely caring for somebody. I will never feel bad about that, even when it sucks sometimes.’

Alana and Mallory say goodbyes to girls, as Alexandra says she’s gonna ‘miss them a lot.’ Mallory starts crying as Cashel says he’ll see her in Portland.

Katrina hugs Alana while Kyra says, ‘It sucks in here cause we have to see our friends go home.’

Alana gets in one parting shot with Yamen, stating, ‘You still chocolate’ before they hug and Alana gets in one last kiss.

On their way home, Mallory says, ‘My only regret is not meeting someone’ while Alana adds, ‘I still got my dignity, I still got a really nice butt.’

Just as the episode is about to end, Winston’s arrival is finally announced, in a manner of speaking.

Kyra gets a text, which reads, ‘Hey Kyra, I know you’re coupled up right now but I think you should keep your options open. Please meet me for a date. Winston’

While she doesn’t know it’s Winston Hines from Big Brother 20, Kyra goes to get ready, as Caro thinks Cashel and Kyra are still good.

The episode ends with Winston winking to the camera while sitting at a table, waiting for his date with Kyra.

A preview for Thursday’s episode there is footage from Kyra’s with Winston, while the announcer teases that the viewers will have the power, as their votes will decide the fate of the islanders.

Love Island returns Thursday, July 18 at 8 PM ET on CBS. 

Date: While she doesn't know it's Winston Hines from Big Brother 20, Kyra goes to get ready, as Caro thinks Cashel and Kyra are still good

Date: While she doesn’t know it’s Winston Hines from Big Brother 20, Kyra goes to get ready, as Caro thinks Cashel and Kyra are still good

Text: Kyra gets a text, which reads, 'Hey Kyra, I know you're coupled up right now but I think you should keep your options open. Please meet me for a date. Winston'

Text: Kyra gets a text, which reads, ‘Hey Kyra, I know you’re coupled up right now but I think you should keep your options open. Please meet me for a date. Winston’

 

Daily Mail UK

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