Like Ji-a predicted, it’s only getting hotter.
We’re back in the inferno and ready to uncover the mystery of the three-note mailbox.
Last time, we left off on a cliffhanger. Who received three notes of interest in their mailbox? Si-yeon or Ji-a?
To no surprise, it was Ji-a.
Which means Ji-yeon received none.
Back in the room, it’s a little awkward.
In the morning, everyone is working out. Well, almost everyone.
At breakfast, Si-hun notices Ji-a is missing and goes to find her. Meanwhile, sparks fly at the table between Jin-taek and So-yeon.
Ji-a and Ji-yeon are busy primping. Si-hun (who both Ji-yeon and Ji-a have expressed interest in) waits outside…for Ji-a.
Jin-taek woos Yea-won and So-yeon by reciting a short poem, which is another point for him in So-yeon’s book.
While Se-hoon and Si-hun crowd Ji-yeon and ask her questions.
Ji-a and Hyeon-joong flirt in their own weird way, with Hyeon-joong comparing himself to a puppy who will come when Ji-a calls and guessing her blood type.
All the flirting is interrupted by the Master of Single’s Inferno summoning the singles to the beach to play a game. The men race through the water to capture flags while the women watch.
Se-hoon absolutely crushes the competition.
Brunch looks delicious. But who is Se-hoon gonna share it with?
Surprise! It’s Ji-yeon and Ji-a. Well, Ji-yeon is no shocker. But Ji-a is. Even weirder, he kind of ignores her and lavishes attention on Ji-yeon.
Well, according to Si-hun, Hyeon-joong is hiding away ’cause he’s upset about losing.
And poor Ji-a is still watching Se-hoon moon (no pun intended!) over Ji-yeon.
Jin-taek continues to seek out So-yeon any chance he gets, telling her she’s the only one he’s interested in.
Soon after, it’s time to choose couples and go to Paradise. The girls are given tickets to place in the mailboxes of the guys they’d like to go to Paradise with.
Then, the guys go stand by the campfire and say who’d they like to go to Paradise with. If they choose a girl who also chose them, the girl will come out and leave with them.
First up is Hyeon-Joong.
And Ji-a comes out, having chosen him too.
But it’s awkward when moments later, Jun-sik also says he wants to go with Ji-a.
And then both Si-hun and Se-hoon say they’d like to go to Paradise with Ji-yeon.
Ji-yeon chooses Si-hun, who she did express interest in. Guess the brunch date with Se-hoon wasn’t enough to win her over!
Se-hoon’s bros welcome him back with open arms and promise him a nice dinner, even though he’s stuck on Inferno. But he still looks upset.
But Jin-taek won’t be here for dinner, because he’s going to Paradise with So-yeon.
And once again, I am disappointed in all of the men for failing Yea-won.
It looks like she chose Jun-sik, who chose Ji-a. I guess the silver lining is that they’re both stuck in Inferno together now!
While the lonely singles sulk in their dorms, the lucky couples head to Paradise in a helicopter.
Everyone is wowed by the suites in Paradise.
They waste no time taking advantage of the amenities, like room service!
And Si-hun proves he’s really always listening to Ji-yeon and picking up on what she likes, which is so sweet.
Back in Inferno, Yea-won tries to keep everyone’s spirits up while they share dinner.
But Se-hoon seems committed to feeling sorry for himself.
Ji-a and Hyeon-joong enjoy their feast and get to know each other better. Time to learn each other’s ages and professions!
Ji-a reveals that she’s a beauty content YouTuber with 500,000 subscribers.
Hyeon-joong is, to no surprise, a fitness trainer and model. Ji-a even guesses both of his professions correctly.
So-yeon and Jin-taek seem to be enjoying each other’s company, going for a swim and then ordering room service in their robes. But things seem to take a turn when they discover each other’s ages.
So-yeon and Jin-taek are both running businesses of their own.
And despite the age difference, Jin-taek isn’t backing down.
But in the preview for the next episode, So-yeon is told she can’t go to Paradise while Jin-taek seems to be leaving…
Next time, we’ll hopefully learn about Si-hun and Ji-yeon’s ages and professions, since they didn’t reveal them yet. And we’ll get to see how it went for the other couples.
Do you ship anyone yet? Who do you think will stay together, and who will be swayed? Let us know in the comments!