In tonight's show, Alex and Alexandra head out for an epic date but while the afternoon leaves Alexandra on cloud nine, Alex pulls Jack to one side and admits he is still having doubts.
The couple are both in high spirits when a text arrives teasing details of the day ahead: "Alexandra and Alex, it’s time for your final date. Please get ready to leave the villa. #speedygonzalex #fastlove"
They arrive on the date to be presented with a red Ferrari. Charging into the driving seat, an over zealous Alex admits the day couldn’t get much better: “This is absolutely mental isn’t it? I’m in a beautiful car with an even more beautiful girl. This is perfect.”
Alexandra admits that Alex’s car obsession is yet another attraction for her: “I have to be honest and say I absolutely love a guy that’s really passionate about something. And I know you’re so passionate about cars. It’s incredibly attractive.”
Focusing on a possible future for the pair of them, Alexandra talks about next steps: “I’m really looking forward to meeting your friends, your family, and just kind of seeing how our lives will merge together. I think that’s really exciting. I definitely feel like we just need to go outside and have some fun and just be ourselves. I’m so excited to get on the outside with you.”
Alexandra also opens up about her continued concerns over Alex’s distance and lack of affection towards her: “Sometimes in here I’ve felt a bit hesitant because I know that you’re cautious about not moving too fast and things like that, and I am quite an affectionate person. There’s a little bit of worry inside that when we come out, are you going to be able to give a little bit more?”
Alex replies: “I hope so. I just want to see where things go and where the journey takes us really. I don’t want to rush at all.”
Offering his own perspective on where things stand between them, Alex tells Alexandra: “It’s not always easy. I think other couples are trying to rush. I think we’re moving at what’s comfortable for us. I’m happy with that. I think slow and steady wins the race sometimes.”
Back at the villa meanwhile the Islanders discuss Alex and Alexandra’s relationship, with Jack remarking on how different the pair are: "Outside of here, I don’t think those two would have ever met.”
When Alexandra and Alex return to the villa, there are two very different stories to tell.
Alexandra gushes with the girls: “It was the most amazing date. I was like ‘this is really sexy.’ He actually was in his element. We’ve had such a nice day. You see glimpses of how it could be on the outside, and I think today’s been really refreshing for the both of us.”
But Alex seeks out Jack for some much-needed advice, as he confesses to his continued apprehension about pursuing things further with Alexandra.
He explains: “We just don’t seem to…it doesn’t seem to feel right. I don’t have the right feelings that I should be. The thing is she wants to move at quite a quick pace. She wants lots of affection, and she wants things to move quite quickly. I just can’t match that. I feel like things just aren’t quite right with us.”
Later, Alexandra also approaches Jack for some words of advice.
She says: “I’m really affectionate. I know he’s compromised so much from how he was in the beginning to how he is now, I know that’s such a huge difference. I don’t want to ask anymore of him because I know he’s come such a long way. But at the same time, I can’t help how I feel.
"We’ve had nights where we’ve been really kissy and cuddly and then we’ve had some nights where we don’t even say ‘good night’. I don’t know if it’s because he’s holding back. Maybe he doesn’t feel as strongly about me, maybe he’s unsure, maybe he doesn’t want to move too fast. I don’t want to put pressure on him because I know he is the way he is and I don’t want to scare him away.”
Talking to the Beach Hut, Jack comments: “I know more about their relationship than them two do as whole. I know exactly how Alexandra’s feeling, Alex doesn’t, and I know exactly how Alex is feeling but Alexandra doesn’t. What do you do?”
Love Island 2018 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2.