Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island chronicles a three-week process for the singles, guided by franchise experts Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Jessica Griffin, in the romantic destination of St. Lucia.
Eric Acosta, a 31-year-old entrepreneur and son of a diplomat from Denver, CO, paired up with Katie Muller, a 28-year-old in digital advertising from Denver, CO.
Isabella McKenzie, a 25-year-old hostess from Atlanta, GA, matched herself with Tyler Moody, a 26-year-old construction company owner from Greeley, CO.
Brandin Brosh, a 28-year-old clothing boutique owner from Biloxi, MS, set her eyes on Jona Bienko, a 35-year-old auto broker from Como, CO.
Shannon Raddler, a 33-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative from Atlanta, GA, was interested in pursuing Kimber Gardner, a 28-year-old medical sales representative from Las Vegas, NV.
And finally, Jada Rashawn, a 27-year-old professional nanny placement specialist and brand spokesperson from San Antonio, TX, became a couple with Chris Perry, a 29-year-old musician, personal trainer and youth counselor from Binghamton, NY.
The Married at First Sight broadcast began on Day 3, with Isabella calling Chris "a playboy," and saying that's why she initially wasn't interested in him.
Chris admitted to Isabella over breakfast he had made connections with other people but he picked Jada because he could envision her as his future wife walking down the aisle.
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Brandin told the cameras that Jocelyn Thompson, a 30-year-old business owner from Los Angeles, CA, "got played" because Chris had told her multiple times she was the one for him on this show.
Pastor Cal and Dr. Jessica then approached the group and revealed they must dig deep into their new relationships because they must decide the following day whether they'd like to move into a "honeymoon suite" together or go home single and alone.
Pastor Cal and Dr. Jessica wanted each pair to examine whether they could see marriage being a real possibility by the end of this accelerated process.
Jada said she didn't trust Chris yet because she has "a fear of humiliation" and a fear of her partner lying. The last love of her life had lied to and cheated on her, so she was hesitant to be vulnerable and give her heart away.
Chris could tell that Jade second-guessed things about their connection.
Tyler told Isabella that she was his perfect type and he was extremely attracted to her. Shannon was also very drawn to Kimber because she's "a curvy woman."
Kimber, however, admitted to Shannon that she's pretty sure she doesn't want children, and this seemed to be a problem for Shannon. Shannon is already a stepmom to a little girl from a previous relationship, so she felt pretty confident in the fact she didn't want to welcome a baby of her own.
Kimber and Shannon had chemistry, but they couldn't agree on the topic of kids.
Dr. Jessica noted that since these couples matched themselves, they may come to find out their pick is not the right match for them.
Brandin, who owns a clothing store, was hitting it off with Jona, but the pressure of this process made her nervous. Jona really liked how Brandin was so independent and successful in her career, saying "it turns me on."
Eric then discussed an upcoming trip to Spain, a 30-day hike, in September with Katie. He invited her to come, and she said they could celebrate her birthday at the end of the trip.
Afterward, Chris asked Jada how she felt about being married to him when he must travel often for work and is always on the road. Jada wasn't sure, especially since women seemed to "flock" to him. Jada confessed Chris Slightly reminded her of her ex because there were red flags in the beginning.
That night, Isabella and Tyler engaged in deep conversation over champagne. They agreed they want children, and Tyler said he'd love to have twin boys and a girl. Isabella couldn't believe it because that's exactly what she wants as well.
"Is this serious? Is this for real?... You are The One, like, you're my soul mate!" Isabella gushed to the cameras of her love interest, adding that a tall blonde man is her "unicorn" and she's instantly attracted to that type.
The only thing that worried Tyler was why things seemed so perfect and whether his bond with Isabella was "too good to be true."
The following day, Brandin and Jona played tennis. Dr. Jessica was worried about this couple because Jona tended to crave intimacy and an emotional connection while Brandin wasn't exactly the most sensitive, touchy-feely woman.
However, the pair had a great time playing tennis, and Jona said he loved it when Brandin called him out on things. He seemed to really appreciate her edge and feisty side.
Tyler later admitted to Dr. Jessica his only doubt about Isabella was the fact she had previously been on a dating TV show, the Married at First Sight:Second Chances spinoff. But Dr. Jessica reminded him that he also signed up to look for love on television.
After much discussion, all five of the couples explored their potential new living conditions known as the "honeymoon suites."
Katie was "torn." Although she and Eric had living in Colorado and loving to travel in common, Dr. Jessica said she probably wouldn't have matched them because they don't have many other similarities.
Because Katie seemed uncomfortable, Eric suggested he could sleep on the couch, and she really appreciated how he wasn't trying to rush things.
Brandin asked Jona if they could get to know each other without the physical side of things coming into play, and although Jona is very physical in relationships, he let her set the pace and was happy to oblige.
Meanwhile, Kimber and Shannon had to decide whether they could grow as a couple or whether their opposing views on children was going to be a dealbreaker.
Kimber and Shannon ultimately decided to move into the honeymoon suite because there was no way she'd move to Atlanta, GA, from the other side of the country if she didn't find out whether they could make it work and be happy living together.
As for Isabella, she was nervous about living with Tyler because her romance with David Norton ended after they shared a space. As fans may recall, Isabella got angry at David for leaving her loofah on the floor of the shower and it sparked a fight they never recovered from.
Isabella was concerned she may clash with Tyler as well, but he promised Isabella he wouldn't offend her or hurt her, adding that his goal was to make her happy.
Jade was then shown discussing how sleeping in the same bed as Chris could "cloud judgment" going forward.
Chris therefore suggested he could sleep on the couch until Jada felt comfortable to sleep next to him, and she found that to be a kind gesture. Jada believed Chris respected her, and he definitely won some points with her.
On Day 5, all of the couples woke up together in the honeymoon suite. Like a couple of the other guys, Tyler had also slept on the couch.
Shannon revealed he and Kimber were "on the same page" and he loved sleeping next to her.
The cast then gathered on the beach for some cocktails and sunshine. At this point in the process, Pastor Cal said everyone would start seeing each other's true colors.
Jocelyn then suddenly arrived on Honeymoon Island. She had been in a love triangle with Chris and Jada before her elimination during the premiere episode.
"Today I'm here to talk to Chris because I'm feeling like Chris was pressured into making a decision and that if we had more time, it would've been obvious that he would've picked me over Jada," Jocelyn said in a confessional.
Jada was thrown off by Jocelyn's return, and she began questioning Chris' intentions and sincerity. Jada worried Jocelyn was going to ruin the relationship she had developed with Chris so far because she could see a "forever" with him.
Jada, however, gave Chris her permission to talk to Jocelyn.
Chris said he had "vibed" with Jocelyn at the start of the process and he thought she was beautiful.
When they spoke, Jocelyn told Chris that she was confused because he had said they had the strongest connection on the island. Jocelyn didn't understand why he let her go when he had clearly been interested.