Two beams and another confirmed no-match don't get the cast mates much closer to finding their perfect matches on this week's Are You The One. Yep, Season Six, Episode 4 introduced a lot of new potential perfect matches and offered no real answers for the ones we already know and love (or, in some cases, completely hate). The bright side? The episode was completely wild, packed with instantly iconic one-liners, sincere heart-to-hearts, and equally intense heartbreaks. And we're just talking about Nurys right now, forget the rest of the house. So what happened tonight? Well, The Keith/Alexis/Zoe love triangle came to a head — but that was only part of the drama.
This week saw one truth booth reveal, two perfect matches at the matchup ceremony, three dates that were total duds, and one epic sumo wrestling tournament in the house. And, as last week's preview promised, plenty of confirmed no-match couples continued to canoodle throughout the house. While they agreed to continue playing the game and trying to figure out who their real matches are, it's clear that their hearts aren't in it. And while playing with their hearts is what got them into this position, winning that million dollars for the house requires a careful balance of strategy and sparks — not just one or the other.
This episode wasn't great for the game — but for the fans, it was pretty incredible. The party started at the pool, where Alexis flashed Shad her tattoo — only to reveal that it was to honor her cousin who was in jail ("YOLO!" Shad quipped)... for murdering someone ("NOT YOLO," he took it back). And when Zoe considered a potential love match with Shad, it left her wanting just one thing: "I’m going to wrap a bunch of bacon around my neck and go out to the swamp and let the gators take me away."
At this week's challenge, the girls were asked totally random questions about their guys and had just one chance to get it right. Answer the question wrong, and you got a blast of Mardi Gras powder to the face. Those questions were pretty revealing, by the way. And occasionally, kind of upsetting. Like, really, Clinton? You're going to be Team Justin Bieber, not Team Selena Gomez? Malcolm, you really think that Ben Affleck is the better Batman than Christian Bale? We'll just say that Jada put it best: "The fact that Malcolm thinks Ben Affleck is the real Batman irritates my soul. Everybody knows Christian Bale is the Batman." But Tyler made us laugh out loud when Keyana guessed that he prefers leg day to hot yoga and he shouted, "Does it look like I do leg day?"
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Keith and Zoe, Dimitri and Nicole, and Ethan and Geles managed to score this week's dates, but all wasn't well in NOLA. Keith couldn't pick up on the fact that Zoe was into him, and only heard her talking about her interest in Kareem. Ethan couldn't get over the fact that Geles was still having sex with Anthony "on the low-low," and their second date was soured by the fact that her heart belonged to someone else. Dimitri and Nicole managed to hit it off okay — but we still can't get over the fact that the reason he said he was excited to go on a date with her was because "she has the greatest set of tits [he'd] ever seen." Uh, what about her heart, Dimitri? His "immature in love" label sounds just about right.
While the three potential couples were off on their date, the house decided to have some fun on their own. They set up a sumo wrestling tournament, with losers having to participate in dares and winners getting prizes. And most of those dares and prizes seemed to consist of licking something off of one of the girls' bodies. When the ultimate winner of the boys' tournament won the opportunity to lick chocolate sauce off of Nurys' nipple (uh, yeah we said nipple), things took a turn for the worst. Suddenly, Malcolm, who hadn't been part of the game, came back inside. And when he saw the girl he'd told earlier "I know who I want to have kids with" whipping out a boob, well, he freaked.
Welp, as predicted, this week's Truth Booth answered that with a big N-O. And this episode demonstrated why. Though they have a lot in common, and they definitely have a connection, ultimately they just don't see to be good together long-term. Maybe Nurys was trying to move on from Malcolm in a way when she agreed to let the sumo wrestling victor lick her nipple. Or maybe she just didn't think it was a big deal until Malcolm started to flip. Either way, by the end of the episode, they'd had a complete falling out. And while we're not totally sure that these two are 100% done, it certainly looks like Malcolm's ready to let go — and go immediately back to Diandra. Figures. Although, who knows? Maybe Malcolm and Diandra really are a match. But since he pointedly decided not to pick her at the matchup ceremony so he wouldn't hurt Nurys' feelings, we can hardly guess this time.
Kareem and Alivia are one of the other few serious couples in the house, and they're still charging on, confident that they were last week's single beam at the matchup ceremony. And they better hope that they were right, because we doubt they'll be ready to separate if they're wrong. In fact, this week Alivia even went as far as to say, "You make me happy and I don’t want to give that up for anything, not even for money." Yikes. The house had better hope she's willing to at least temporarily give it up for money if it turns out they're not a perfect match. Our guess? They're still not quite the right fit.
Frankly, Clinton and Uche still seem like a perfect match to us. This week just continued to be smooth sailing for them (well, other than that wrong guess during the challenge — though we would've assumed Clinton would side with Selena Gomez, too). They stayed coupled up, and though Jada is definitely waiting for her moment to come between the two, for now, they're basically inseparable.
Mathematically, the matchup ceremony this week didn't give us enough information to be able to eliminate or confirm any additional perfect matches. The only extra hard answer that we have is that Malcolm and Nurys were confirmed to be a no-match by the Truth Booth. So our charts about what's confirmed and what's possible are both still pretty wide open.
As for our guess, we're standing by Clinton and Uche for now. And since Joe and Zoe and Tyler and Nicole can't both be perfect match couples, we're going to lean into Tyler and Nicole and Shad and Audrey. We still think these couples haven't all finished getting to know each other yet. Although seeing as they're almost halfway through the game, they'd better get a move on it. Confirmed no-matches are in red, while pink couples are probably not a match. Blue means we think they probably are a match. Check it out.
Tuning in next week? Make sure to check back for an update on who's finding love, who's finding their perfect match, and who's playing the same game that's gotten them into trouble in the past.
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