EW Community TV Show Episode Guides and Recaps from EW's Community

'Are You the One?': That's why it's 80/20

Season 2 | Episode 8 | “Dumped” | Aired Nov 24, 2014

Finally gaining ground in the previous Matchup Ceremony, the contestants celebrate their six matches with more drinks and partying. Alcohol and sexy dances cannot stop Layton from chugging along his Ashley campaign. He gives her his latest stump speech, which involves comparing her to his mom and sister. (Gross.) Ashley sees the logic in their match but still doesn’t approve of his continued fraternization with Jessica and intense preoccupation with Jenni.

For Jenni and John, Layton and all other contestant drama has become a part of the past. Are You the One? does not skimp on the honeymoon suites, and John and Jenni quickly make themselves at home in their new oasis. Jenni’s amusement over John’s corny serenade just shows that they’re truly a perfect match.

Ryan Devlin introduces the Getaway Challenge, Getting Dumped, and oh boy, it’s a doozy. For every question the ladies answer, the guys must choose what they think their partner will choose. The ladies have buckets of nasty foodstuff, and if their guy chooses wrong, he “gets dumped.” The guys soon enact their revenge when the ladies take a turn under the gunk, which includes everything from grits to mondongo (pork tripe).

Brandon and Briana take first place. Brandon may have a penchant for B.S. and whining, but he dominates the Getaway Challenges. Nathan and Christina plus Anthony and Jessica tie for second place. The three couples win a tandem parasailing date. Brandon and Briana enjoy themselves in the adventure-themed date, feeding off each other’s sense of humor. Nathan’s fear of heights usurps his infatuation for Christina, so she takes to the air with Brandon instead.

A Brandon and Briana perfect match makes the most sense for these two lovebirds. They established intense, seemingly genuine connections early on in the competition—just not with each other. Brandon-Briana ensures that no one will be disappointed with the result, unlike Shelby. Poor Shelby.

Following much-needed showers after the Getaway Challenge, the contestants dress up for a nighttime costume party. Costumes include white trash guy, cat, and indiscriminate sassy (read: not much fabric) female and male outfits. Layton sees Ashely dancing with Dario, so he uses that as an official timeout from his campaign in order to hook up with Jess. Convinced that Ashley is his perfect match, Dario proves it by initiating a mini-makeout session. Ashley swoons, and really, who wouldn’t?

Truth Booth time soon arrives. Every contestant but Dario votes Nathan and Christina into the Truth Booth, convinced that they will solve the Eleventh Girl Conundrum once and for all. Not so, as Nathan and Christina are a confirmed not-a-match. (Shoulda listened to Dario and confirmed Brandon’s perfect match!) Christina feels utterly defeated, having played the game with whom she thought were her two best bets only to fall short. Without making any other connections in the house, she feels like she’s destined to walk away with nothing.

Nathan asks Christina where their relationship goes from here. Ha, what relationship? Oh honey, you realize she was playing the game and doesn’t actually care for you on an intense level, right? Right.

At the Matchup Ceremony, Jasmine goes with her heart over her head and picks Alex as her perfect match. That’s great, because I think her heart is right! Alex, however, tries to leverage a trip to the Boom Boom Room to help her indecision fade. One step at a time, Alex. Layton and Dario throw barbs at each other as they fight for Ashley. Well, it’s more like they fight over Ashley, like she’s a prize to be won, not a human being.

Eleventh Girl Christina chooses Anthony as a shot-in-the-dark choice. Anthony in turn chooses Jessica, ensuring no confusion over the Eleventh Girl Conundrum. Though Christina is unhappy about being excluded from the Ceremony again, Ryan Devlin mentions a twist in the Matchup Ceremony that can change everything. If the Eleventh Girl or any other girl is excluded from the Matchup Ceremony and all 10 beams light, then the entire group—including the Excluded Girl—wins the money. If they all lose, then everyone loses and suffers the same fate as the unmatched girl.

With five beams of light shining in the Puerto Rican night sky, the contestants take one step backward. With only two more Matchup Ceremonies left, they can’t afford to do anything but progress in the competition. From now on, it’s all or nothing on Are You the One?.

Matchup Ceremony

Paris—Pratt [CONFIRMED]
Shelby—Curtis [CONFIRMED]
Jenni—John [CONFIRMED]

Excluded: Christina

Assorted Clues

  • With the scant information from the Matchup Ceremonies and Truth Booth, crafting predictions has been an especially difficult process. And yet, this week I firmly believe that I finally have accurate predictions. Practice makes perfect!
    • Pratt—Paris [CONFIRMED]
    • Curtis—Shelby [CONFIRMED]
    • John—Jenni [CONFIRMED]
    • Layton—Tyler / Layton—Christina
    • Dario—Ashley
    • Brandon—Briana
    • Garland—Jessica
    • Anthony—Alex
    • Nathan—Ellie
    • Alex—Jasmine
  • With the preview for next episode showing Layton and Ashley together in the Matchup Ceremony, it seems likely that the contestants will need to use their 10th and final Matchup Ceremony for a final shot at winning the game.

Are You the One? airs Mondays at 10/9C on MTV.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

You May Like