Excited for Love Island Season 9 Episode 17? Episode 16 was a long one, I’m gonna tell you right now buckle up, there were so many conversations and I feel like a lot of the more necessary to the storyline. So I’m gonna keep them all in, I’ll see if I can cut them short or something.
Love Island Season 9 Episode 15 left us on a little Cliffhanger, kinda sorta, with Will and Jessie’s date. I mean I completely forgot it happened by the end of the episode, but let’s talk about it. Basically, Jessie’s saying 5that she’s very happy to be in the couple that she’s in with Will and she’s trying to keep herself from self-sabotaging which is something that she typically does.
I just feel like at this point Jessie has made the promise that “I’m not going to break your heart”. You’ve made the promise, you can’t break it now, and if you do, I don’t know where y’all are staying but we’re gonna send your ass back to Australia expeditiously.
Love Island Season 9 Episode 16 Recap
Before diving into Love Island Season 9 Episode 17, let’s quickly recap the previous Episode. Obviously, the main event, Zara and Tanya storm into Olivia’s conversation that she was having with Spencer and inform her on what’s been going on with Tom and Ellie because you know, girl code. Olivia then grabs Tom and gives him the opportunity to confess. But in his defense, he technically didn’t lie because she had the timeline wrong.
Tom if it wasn’t a big deal if it was just a kiss if it didn’t mean anything, why not share that it happened with Olivia, who’s supposed to be to our knowledge your strongest connection? And then with Olivia, I think more of her gripe is the fact that she wasn’t kissed. It’s it seems like it’s not the fact that he is kissing other women, it’s the fact that he ain’t kissing her. But then she also wants to take things slow and stuff. So I’m just like “so what is the issue”.
So Shaq comes through with a word of reason yet again, putting these men in their place, basically trying to hold them accountable for their behavior. And you know these men, I don’t know if it’s a fear of accountability or just a lack of understanding that they need to be accountable. Because they would rather gaslight the women and make their reactions seem asinine when in reality they’re the cause of the hurt that’s going on in the Villa. But anyways, Shaq put Tom in his place.
One thing that I don’t understand is how people don’t realize that dealing with women, whether you’re serious or not serious, requires transparency and honesty. Even for people who are in an open relationship, that doesn’t mean you can just go around and sleep with everyone. There’s still communication with your partner, there’s still that transparency that honesty in an open relationship, in a Friends with Benefits relationship and things.
So the fact that he thinks he could just say one thing say another thing do whatever he wants to do and then be like “I don’t have any loyalties to anyone”. That’s not the point bro, the point is you’ve let this person know there’s an interest there, you’ve let this person know there is an interest there, be clear, be honest, be transparent with them as to what you’re doing with other people. I get it you don’t have loyalties, but you should have loyalty to yourself being honest and open.
I agree with Tanyel when she says as a woman you shouldn’t feel bad for being played as long as you played it straight. My problem is I don’t think Olivia played it straight, I’m sorry. I feel like the way she treated the situation with Zara, it’s really hard for me to feel empathetic toward her. Yes, she was coupled up with Tom first, but Tom had made his decision and she’s still taking any opportunity to undermine Zara.
Zara Speaks Down To Tom
Tom is annoyed with Ellie basically because he doesn’t understand how she thought it was more than flirty banter. I don’t even have the bandwidth to criticize Tom at this point anymore. But I’m looking at you Ellie and I’m saying “is this not the same grievance that you heard from the other women”.
You’ve heard that Tom is duplicitous, you’ve heard that he says one thing and doesn’t know that, and you’ve heard that he’s all sexual attraction and little to no substance. So why now are you shocked that the same thing you’ve heard over and over is happening to you?
Ellie and Olivia just think “It couldn’t be me, it could never be me. Just because it happened to you doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen to me”. He has shown y’all 17,000 times who he is, so just believe it.
Jessie and Will finally return from their date and they could barely revel in it before the Villa was like “listen that date was cute and all, but we got some business to tell you about”. The possibility of this secret was minimum. Like Ellie could have kept it a secret, Will could have kept it a secret, and Tanya could have kept it a secret. Or even Zara could have kept it a secret, but they didn’t. There were so many points where people actively chose to go and start the mess that this has become.
Speaking of Zara she strutted her way over to the men and decided to read Tom his rights. But I think she took it too far like saying community pp was hilarious, and the communication thing was hilarious and accurate, but the family, that’s where I draw the line. And after that Thomas was out here huffing and puffing, taking off his jacket and throwing it. I enjoyed it from an entertainment standpoint, but if I was to say who was in the wrong, I think what Zara did by adding the parent comment, wasn’t necessary.
Tom Apologizes To Ellie And Olivia
The next day is Tanya’s birthday. And then in the morning debrief Tom is basically saying like “hey I put my hands up, I realized I was in the wrong, I’m gonna apologize to Olivia, I’m gonna apologize to Ellie, but Zara hell no”. I feel like at the end of the day open in Oz communication is what people in general ask for, especially women who were dealing with men. So the fact that it’s so hard for some men to do it’s just mind-boggling to me. But whatever, at least he’s come to his senses and realized “okay maybe I’m the problem”.
Then Tom apologizes to Olivia and Olivia’s basically like “it’s not the kiss, it’s the communication”. Girl what are you saying… it should be about the kiss. He said he was going to graft for you, put in the energy for you and he’s out here kissing other women, that’s a direct attack if you ask me. It should be about the kiss, but fine whatever.
Tom apologizes to Ellie, saying “I shouldn’t have made you feel like it was more than what it was”. Ellie’s like “it’s all good, I don’t want to ruin our relationship”. The apology tour continues with Aaron also saying to Tanyel “hey I don’t even know why things were popping off the way that it did but I’m sorry”. Now we will discuss when will Episode 17 of Love Island Season 9 will release.
Love Island Season 9 Episode 17 Release Date & Preview
Love Island Season 9 Episode 17 will release on 1 February 2023 on ITV2. At the end of Episode 16 of Love Island Season 9, we got to know that there will be a recoupling and it’s time too guys will be choosing the girls, and the one girl that is not picked by any guy will go home.
Seeing the current situation of the villa, I think either Lana or Zara will be going home. This is because Ron is now interested in Samie and I don’t think Tom would choose Zara after what she said to him in episode 16. We will also meet Casie and Jordan, the two new bombshells, in this episode.
Love Island Season 9 Episode 17 Release Time & Where To Watch
Episode 17 of Love Island Season 9 will air at 9 pm GMT in the UK. The episode 17 release timings for the rest of the world are as follows:
- 4:00 pm ET (New York, USA) on Wednesday, 1st February 2023
- 9:00 pm GMT (London) on Wednesday, 1st February 2023
- 2:30 am IST (India) on Thursday, 2nd February 2023
- 6:00 am JST (Japan) on Thursday, 2nd February 2023
- 6:00 am KST (Korea) on Thursday, 2nd February 2023
- 8:00 am AST (Sydney, Australia) on Thursday, 2nd February 2023
You can watch episode 17 on ITVX in the UK and on Hulu in the US.
Also Read: How To Watch Love Island Season 9 Episodes? Streaming Guide