Episode eight recap:
And the winners are … !
What do we say on the heels of a finale that had ALL the things?!
Episode eight was exciting, revealing, shocking, and ... for some ... heartbreaking. 💔
But before we spill this strong cup of finale tea, we want to send big love to all of our cast members. Whether you’re headed to paradise with your CoupleTV crush ... or you’re feeling stung by the loss of love and loot … you’re all amazing. Tuesdays simply won’t be the same without you.
(We’re totally not crying. Nope. Nothing to see here.)
ANYWAY. Let’s get into the good stuff … the final speed dates of the season!
And the winners are … !
In a fun change of pace, the finale dates were extended from three minutes to five … which of course led to some fire conversations. In fact, the dates were so juicy that we have to get into the good gossip right away:
And that ☝ became VERY clear when dating ended.
Guys, John got (diplomatically) dragged. Again.
Tynisha, who initially thought she was talking with just the ladies in the Green Room, was actually outing John’s game-play publicly. While she made it clear she understood he was simply being strategic, she did not appreciate feeling like one of his pawns.
Unshaken, John remained steadfast in his belief that he had done nothing shady. He shared that yes, he had pursued multiple connections, but he did so only until he found “the one” … and the one for him was Lesha.
So yeah. With that dirty laundry aired, it was time for the final round of eliminations.
Each of our four remaining men were asked to cast one final Couple vote for the woman they would invite to Jamaica should they be announced a season two winner.
In a season finale surprise, Femi chose to award his last Couple vote to … Tynisha! (DANG. We thought the producers were supposed to be in charge of the twists!)
With their last votes cast, Colleen reluctantly revealed that any woman who had not been Coupled was now eliminated from the show. 😮 Not gonna lie, knowing we were saying goodbye to Adiel, Cheryl, Dee, and Love hurt.
But we weren’t given much time to process our emotions. Our focus was quickly recentered on the four remaining couples, each of which was being sized-up by the Couple dating algorithm.
Using a combination of viewer votes and each duo’s Couple and Cut history from throughout the season (which our tech uses to predict the couple with the most potential), the winner would be determined completely by matchmaking math.
So who did our calculus reveal as the ultimate couple?
And in one last surprise of the season, this newly minted couple was asked to make their first joint decision by awarding -- right then and there -- a semi-finalist couple a trip to Jamaica and $2K all their own!
You know who it was, right?
Whew! That’s a wrap on season two, folks! See ya back here next season for more romance recaps!