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Season 3 | Episode 3 | “Libido Limbo” | Aired Oct 7, 2015

One step forward, two steps back. The Are You the One? cast members have learned a hard lesson: Either play the game or lose the cash! MTV’s most ambitious dating show delivered a cold reality check in last week’s episode, and the singles are ready to change their thinking. But will they follow their own advice when the time comes at the Matchup Ceremony?

Picking up from last week’s blackout, the Are You the One? singles are reaching a low point. They’ve lost $250,000 in one round when all their assumptions—the people they thought were their matches—were proven wrong. The cast isn’t taking it well, especially Rashida.

Rashida can barely hide her disappointment; she’s distraught and crying hysterically in her bedroom. Chuck, meanwhile, is still pining over Hannah. He doesn’t want to see her get close to any of the other guys in the house. The only person with a smile on his face is Devin! He’s acting a tad smug about wanting to see the others distance themselves from their crushes. The others did confront him about spending time with Kiki (who isn’t his match), and he wonders if any of them will do the same.

The following day, the cast heads to the beach to play their next challenge, called, “These Girls Are Stacked!” The men must run out onto the beach to pick up color-coated tires with their name on it. The guys must then place their tire on a pole representing a girl in the house. The first three girls to have six tires placed on their pole will be going on the group date, with the guy who placed the sixth (and final) tire on their pole locked in as their date.

In the end, Zak and Kiki, Mike and Britni, and Chuck and Amanda are confirmed as the winners. However, what should be a moment of happiness is dripping with disappointment and tension. The girls can tell that the guys ignored strategy when playing the challenge and placed tires on girls simply to go on a date. Cheyenne is upset about the boys risking a Truth Booth on couples who most likely aren’t a match. (And who could blame her?)

Back at the house, the group decides to take their minds off the challenge with an impromptu night of drinking. The men become servers for the night in their underwear, with Hunter trying to “show off” his less than truthful endowment. (Translation: He stuffs his underwear with a sock!) The girls can easily spot his lie. Unfortunately for the group, it’s not the only drama of the night.

Chuck and Kiki begin to explore the possibility of being a match. They start chatting and realize they both have a lot in common that could make them a match. Hannah, on the other hand, doesn’t like the game Kiki is playing. She’s growing jealous that Kiki would even talk to her crush. Kiki, who is clearly still dating Devin, pulls Hannah aside and confronts her about her concerns. The girls blow up, with Hannah accusing Kiki of being shady.

As the six lucky singles head out on their group date, the house votes in secret to send one couple to the Truth Booth. The best romantic option is Mike and Britni, but the group surprisingly sends in Zak and Kiki, who makes her third appearance into the Truth Booth. The pair head to the Truth Booth, which reveals: NO MATCH!

They knew they weren’t a match; after their lackluster date, it is an obvious conclusion. The group goes back to the drawing board and explores some new connections. Chelsey and Connor think they’re a match as they connect over their shared pasts, while Alec, going against his personal feelings, agrees to partner with Stacey, as he thinks they’re a match. Austin, meanwhile, just wants the house to start playing strategically!

At the Matchup Ceremony, the group puts their plan into action to avoid another blackout. However, the main topic of discussion is about whether couples are distancing themselves from their non-match. Amanda is the most distraught; she even gets into a fight with the host, Ryan Devlin! She refuses to stop dating Mike and says that Ryan doesn’t care nor understands what it means to play the game. (He’s hosted this game two times … he knows.) Ryan thinks Amanda/Mike are acting stupid, while Devin calls them hypocrites.

MATCHUP CEREMONY

  • Chelsey chooses Connor.
  • Kiki chooses Chuck.
  • Amanda chooses Austin.
  • Rashida chooses Devin.
  • Cheyenne chooses Tyler.
  • Melanie chooses Nelson.
  • Hannah chooses Zak.
  • Kayla chooses Mike.
  • Stacey chooses Alec.
  • Britni chooses Hunter.

PERFECT MATCHES: 3/10!

No blackout this time around, but they did get an additional beam of light. One of the new couples is a confirmed match. After three rounds of the game, the Are You the One? cast is slowly starting to get their act together.

LEADS, CLUES, AND PREDICTIONS

  • In the promo for next week, Britni and Chuck are one of the couples potentially heading into the Truth Booth. If they’re a confirmed couple, it means that she and Hunter aren’t a match. And that would mean either Chelsey and Connor, Stacey and Alec, or Kayla and Zak are the two matches from the first Matchup Ceremony.

Are You the One? airs Wednesdays 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

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