Five new couples emerged at the start of Love Is Blind Season 4, and the Netflix dating show has never been messier.
The five-episode premiere, which dropped on Friday, featured plenty of drama that made everything from Season 3 seem minor in comparison. Take Micah and Kwame, who hit it off at the jump before their relationship came to a stunning end — though it looks like the connection between them is still there.
The premiere also brought new conflict outside of the pod dates, with several cast members trying to undermine each other.
With Season 4 based in Seattle, new episodes bring together hopeful singles who “signed up for a less-conventional approach to modern dating,” per the official synopsis, “and will choose someone to marry without ever meeting them.”
“Over several weeks, the newly engaged couples will move in together, plan their wedding and find out if their physical connection matches their strong emotional bond developed in the pods. When their wedding day arrives, will real-world realities and external factors push them apart, or will they marry the person they fell blindly in love with?”
Episodes 6-8 will stream on March 31, followed by Episodes 9-11 on April 7 and Episode 12 on April 14.
Read on below for our breakdown of what happened in the first four episodes of Love Is Blind Season 4.
Tiffany and Brett
These two immediately hit it off. They shared a lot of things in common, including both ending long-term relationships a decade ago.
When Tiffany fell asleep during one of their dates, Brett felt a little hurt but chalked it up to a small moment they could laugh about later. He proposed, and they become the first couple engaged this season. The pair remained on the same page when all the couples finally met up in Episode 4.
Micah and Paul
Micah had a strong connection with Kwame from the start. Kwame was so sure about Micah that he asked if he could propose to her earlier, and Micah felt that they were moving way too fast. On her date with Paul, they both decided they would move forward together. She broke up with Kwame, and Paul ended things with Amber, who took their breakup hard.
As Amber cried, Irina listened in on her and laughed with Micah. Let’s just say these two have serious Mean Girls energy.
Chelsea and Kwame
Chelsea was determined to get Kwame from the beginning. Kwame, after being dumped, focused on pursuing her and expressed his joy at how much she was into him. They bonded and wrote a song together before Kwame proposed.
In Episode 4, Kwame was in awe of Micah when he met her for the first time. They spoke about how happy they were in their respective relationships, and Micah offered to listen if he ever needed to talk.
The pool incident: Chelsea asked Kwame to get her chips and guacamole, and he obliged. Immediately after that, Irina asked him if he could get her and Micah tequila shots. When he told her to get it herself, she called him salty. Micah then called for them to take shots for a failed proposal. Kwame pulled her aside for a chat, and that’s when Micah got defensive, saying she would never be malicious and was only trying to be funny. She even brought on the waterworks, and he eased up. They hugged, and Chelsea was hurt by their flirtatious interaction.
Irina and Zack
In the pods, Zack was torn between Irina and Bliss. When he found out that both women weren’t getting along, he wanted to make things right between them. However, he didn’t see Irina ask Bliss for a candle from the birthday cupcakes she made him — Irina forgot his birthday — and then use their pod date to do damage control and position herself above Bliss before the latter’s date with him. Zack even admitted that he found Irina to be a little vicious, but still chose her in the end.
When they met for the first time after the proposal, Irina asked Zack why he had a blank stare and called his eyes “creepy.”
At the resort, Zack noticed she was less affectionate than she was in the pods, believing that she trying to push him away. Irina reassured him that she cared about him. In Episode 4, Irina confided in Micah that Zack gave her the ick when he touched her. She implied that she wasn’t really attracted to him like she was to Micah’s fiancé Paul.
Marshall and Jackie
These two bonded over growing up with strict parents. They grew closer, and Jackie revealed that she was still talking to Josh, who said he would leave if he couldn’t have her and felt sick to his stomach every time Marshall spoke about her. Marshall felt slighted by Josh for not saying something to his face, and upset with Jackie because she seemed to be emotionally invested in another guy.
After their tense date, Jackie cried to a friend, and Irina and Micah made fun of her emotional state.
On their next date, Jackie revealed that she stopped seeing Josh, and Marshall proposed. They were ecstatic to finally meet in person and looked happy when they hung out with the other couples.
In Episode 4, Jackie had another breakdown, telling Marshall that problems from back home were creeping up on her. He supported her through it, though, and assured her that she wouldn’t go back to her situation alone.
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