Similar to the show's original seasons that aired on Fox between 2001 and 2003, USA Network's Temptation Island reboot follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationships in which they must decide whether to stay committed to each other for the rest of their lives or go their separate ways.
The significant others -- who were at a crossroads in their relationships -- traveled together to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, to live the "single life," and each of them would have an opportunity to date up to 12 singles awaiting them.
The stakes were high and hearts were on the line, but each exclusive couple seemed pretty confident at first their bonds would outlast and conquer any temptation. However, everyone was taking a great risk.
The Temptation Island broadcast began where last week's episode had left off, with the girls gathered at a bonfire meeting and Kaci watching her boyfriend Evan kiss Morgan for the first time.
Kaci called it "torture" to see the man she loved feel an attraction and connection with someone else.
"I feel numb. All I want to do is love him in whatever capacity that is," Kaci said in tears.
"I don't need a title or any of that sh-t. I just want our traditions, our memories, and I just hope he's not forgetting all of that in a few weeks. I am so in love with him, and I don't know if he's in love with me."
Nicole then watched Karl serenade Brittney Rose, but it didn't really bother her. Nicole said although she can be cold-hearted at times, it spoke volumes Karl's behavior wasn't hurting her because maybe he's not The One for her.
In addition, Nicole had yet to feel sparks and "fireworks" with a man in her life, which was disappointing.
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Kady was up next and she witnessed John licking peanut butter off a girl's breasts. She missed him and said it "sucks," noting that she "felt a little dagger" in her heart.
However, Kady was starting to get to know the single guys well and feel closer to them.
Shari finally watched Javen tell Brittney she had a "sexual energy" that intrigued him, and Brittney told him not to be scared of it and she looked forward to whatever could unfold.
"It's hard to hear someone say the same things [to someone else] they say to you. I don't feel connected with him anymore. It's like I don't know who he is right now. I am starting to regret coming here and doing this, but at the same time, I needed to," Shari cried.
Shari acknowledged Javen's experience on Temptation Island was unfolding much differently than her own and she didn't know what was going to happen between them.
Temptation Island host Mark L. Walberg, however, told the ladies they were either going to leave the island in a stronger partnership or as stronger individuals.
Afterward, John was shown chatting with the three other men in committed relationships, and he admitted that if Kady ended up cheating on him, he "might completely go savage."
John also acknowledged Kady was on the island to "definitely be tempted." She was a flirty, energetic girl and the single guys noticed it.
Everyone had reached the halfway point in the process.
It then became time for the four men to pick a single woman to go on a date with. However, in a little twist, the interested ladies had to raise their hands and the guys could only pick from that group.
Javen was up first and the women who raised their hands to date him were Hannah Rightmire, Kayla Essex, and Tara Oslick. Javen decided to pick Hannah out of the crop of possible dates.
Karl had his choice between Jeffri Lauren, Brittney, Sheldyn Stack, Katheryn Golden, Allie Dimeco, and Rachel Boerner. Karl selected Brittney as his date, saying the decision was "tough" but she was "good looking."
Evan got to choose from Lindsay Jones, Morgan and Jeffri. Without hesitation, Evan opted to take Morgan out.
And finally, John had to pick between Katheryn, Lindsay, and Sheldyn. However, Katheryn was blocked from getting to date John, so he picked Lindsay out of the two remaining women.
Katheryn was pissed, calling her necklace "a curse." She wanted to rip it off and date John.
It then became time for the women to select dates. Kaci got to choose from pretty much all of the men except for Valentin Osipov, Jonathan Luna and James "L.A." Thompson. She picked Jack from the group.
Kady got to pick from Dr. Johnny Alexander, Carlos Tomas Chavez, Wynn Sarden, Cameron Sikes, Justin Sturm, and Matthew Van. She picked Johnny and Wynn appeared really hurt.
Shari had to choose between Scott Shapiro, James and Jonathan. Shari selected James although Scott had made it known he was very interested in her.
The guys said there was a lack of interest in Shari because she was "stuck in her own little bubble." Shari, however, thought the guys were intimidated by her.
And finally, Nicole got to choose from Val, Jonathan, and Tyler. She picked Tyler.
A lot of the guys were upset they didn't get picked for a date.
The dates turned out to be activities on the water, beach time or a luau.
Javen felt comfortable around Hannah and realized their date was very intimate and "up close and personal." Javen even applied sunscreen on her shoulders, which was apparently a big move for him.
Evan then told Morgan it was "weird wanting" her all of the time. Morgan felt like Evan was her boyfriend and she felt very happy. The pair kissed in the ocean again and Evan said their chemistry was "insane" and "scaring the sh-t" out of him.
Meanwhile, Kady thought Johnny had the leadership qualities she wanted in a man, and Kaci thought Jack was very sweet and thoughtful.
As for Karl, he and Brittney got comfortable in a hammock together. She became giddy and vulnerable around Karl, and he told her that she was the best looking woman in the house.
Jeffri was then shown telling Katheryn to set up a date for John on the patio at the villa since they couldn't go on a real date together outside of the house. Katheryn said she had genuine feelings for John and wanted to act on them because he'd be an amazing husband.
During a conversation with James, Shari opened up more and dropped her walls a little bit. She knew she shouldn't be so closed off to the process in order for it to work.
And Nicole's date with Tyler went great. She felt respected and comfortable in his presence.
Katheryn then set up a romantic date for John with white flowers and drinks.
Katheryn told John that she liked him more and more every day they spent together, but John still wasn't completely open "to the single thing" unless Kady did something wrong that would make him feel like they're "done."
Katheryn was surprised John continued to defend Kady when she put him in this difficult situation to begin with. Katheryn was extremely disappointed John kept his guard up, and she cried.
John couldn't stop thinking about Kady in the back of his mind and he missed her, but Katheryn advised him to let go of someone who was willing to let him go. Katheryn didn't want him to miss out on the sincere connection they could have.
While playing pool, Katheryn went in for a little peck on the lips, but John didn't allow things to advance from there. In fact, he seemed shocked and taken aback by the kiss.
Mark then dropped in and let both sets of people in committed relationships know there was not going to be a bonfire meeting that night, and everyone was "stoked" and relieved.
A big party then broke out at both villas and Shari even let loose. Shari said the men were finally getting to see the good side of her.
Kaci said Kady seemed like she was starting to forget about John. She let her hair down, and at one point, sat on Wynn's lap.
Meanwhile, the ladies gushed about how hot Karl was because he showed up to their cocktail party in a lavender suit -- which he ended up taking off to be shirtless. Brittney was blown away by their sexual chemistry and "special" playfulness.
Kady was then shown gushing about Johnny and how she wanted to spend all of her time with him. He was the single man she liked most.
"It's confusing. I'm away from John and I miss him and I love him, but at the same time, I've got Johnny here and I'm drawn to him and always want to be with him," Kady told the cameras.
Nicole and Tyler then decided to snuggle in bed together as she fell asleep.
The episode concluded with Brittney and Karl hugging goodnight, but Brittney could tell he was holding back -- and she felt feelings of rejection.
And then Evan and Morgan decided to sleep in the same bed together. The couple made out and things got very steamy, with Morgan asking Evan to take his clothes off. However, Evan kept insisting they couldn't have sex.
"I'm trying to build a foundation with Morgan through the pain of someone I f-cking love. I've said I'm not going to have anyone in my bed and I'm not going to do these things, but guess what? I f-cking did. I didn't see these things happening," Evan told the cameras.
"It's great and it's amazing, but on that amazing side, it's completely f-cking up something else with somebody who has been in my life forever. It hurts so much. No matter how good it feels with Morgan, this hurts." About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.