As per usual, all is not well in the Love Island villa tonight, with the blowback from last night’s Lie Detector challenge still causing problems among the girls. It’s almost like revealing their innermost thoughts to the entire group WASN’T the best bonding experience….
You see, Gabby is NOT happy at the lack of support she got after a particularly awkward truth/lie sesh, accusing her galpals of getting a bit icy after the lie detector appeared to deny her feelings for Marcel. Awkward.
“Honestly, I was so gutted because not even just for myself but for Marcel,” Gabby tells the girls in tonight’s episode.
“I didn’t want him to be humiliated or upset by the thing.
“Then I just felt like when I came out, I would have a strong support system. There was definitely some people that had my back but it was, basically really cold.”
But the others are having none of it, suggesting that Gabby herself had a touch of frost about her after a previous tweet challenge revealed her to have sent text messages about Montana to boyfriend Marcel.
“It was hard for me to back you in that situation because of the whole thing that happened with the tweet challenge,” Montana tells her. “I thought about it and I felt like my feelings towards you were compromised then because it couldn’t have been something good on the text.”
Amber adds: “I didn’t understand why you wouldn’t just say it out loud, why would it be done over text?”
“I don’t want to have any confrontation with anyone, I hate it,” Gabby responds. “I didn’t want to say it out loud because there were people around and I felt like I had to get something off my chest and that was the only way I could have done it at that moment in time.”
“It’s just so much more calculating, rather than just debating it with Marcel…” Montana continues.
“In this situation, you never know what’s being said behind your back you just have to trust the person.”
Beginning to cry, Gabby concludes: “I don’t even care about my feelings when it comes to this, but that is not what I wanted to come back from the test. That is not what I wanted to hear in the tweet challenge.
“I come to the fire pit and ask for advice and we already know what had been said in the test and what questions I failed on and then I felt like [you kept reminding me.] I was like, ‘Guys I know that, I’m trying to fix this, I’m trying to move forward.’ I felt like it was dig, dig, dig and I felt like I had no one.”
And later, when Gabby talks to Marcel it’s clear that the fallout from the fallout (there’s so much fallout on this show that we’ll all need nuclear shielding soon) has caused some damage.
“Liv has blown me away with how supportive she has been, it’s helped me through,” Gabby says, “If she wasn’t there doing that, I would have been fighting this battle on my own. Now I don’t feel like I could go and talk to Mon or Georgia or anything.”
Marcel reassures her: “This is when the friendships that you’ve built go out the window because there are people who just want to win the show.
“There is no one in this place who I would want to spend any time with but you.”
But with the least popular couple set to depart the villa this evening, could these be famous last words? There’s only one way to find out…