It's make or break for Kady McDermot and Scott Thomas in tonight's Love Island as the next recoupling looms.
With things seemingly beyond repair with Scott, she remarked on how surprised she was by her date with new guy James Khan: “It was really nice, I judged him really wrong. He’s a sweet, nice boy. Very mature for his age as well.”
Asked on the state of her relationship with Scott, the outlook seemed bleak: “The last thing we said was, ‘are we single then?,’ he went ‘yeah we’re single’ and I went ‘OK, we’re done.’ That was the last thing.”
Speaking to the girls, Kady admitted that the ups and downs with Scott were starting to get to her: “I didn’t realise it would be so hard in here. The last 24 hours I’ve pushed myself away. I’m drained, I can’t help it, it’s doing my head in.”
Offering Scott an olive branch that evening by asking him to return to bed with her, Scott was optimistic that they could move on from their latest squabbles: “Yeah, we sorted it out. She came down. You just have to agree to disagree to move on. She said to me she wants to be with me, but it’s tough man.”
While Scott and Kady may not have been arguing - for at least five minutes - it seemed as though any potential future for them was dead in the water
Kady confided in Zara: “Our bickering isn’t fun anymore. It used to be a flirty banter. It’s just not fun anymore.”
Later, James made a play for Kady as Scott watched on, fuming at the brunette for 'mugging him off'.
The tension was about to mount further when the Islanders received the text they had been waiting for: "Islanders, this afternoon there will be a recoupling in which the girls will choose the boy that they want to couple up with. The boy not picked to be in a couple will be dumped from the island. #whorunstheworld #girls"
Kady assembled the other girls for a frank conversation about who she should choose, confiding in them: “Me and Scott - obviously I absolutely adore him. Like, I do but the last two days I have been pushing him away. I wanted time away, and then obviously the time I wanted apart, two boys came in. I went on a date with James.
"He’s so sweet. He’s so nice and I get on with him really well. I feel like Scott is really negative and I feel like he doesn’t want to be here anymore. I feel like the only reason he’s here is because of me. And because we are bickering. At first it was flirty banter. But now I’m like, I’m bored, I’m drained.”
Having delivered her decision and seen one potential suitor leave the villa, Kady became tearful, telling Zara and Malin: “I felt sick. I was nervous. I don’t know why I felt sick.”
But Zara felt she had made the right choice, telling Adam: “I didn’t know where she was going with it, but she’s made the right decision in my opinion.”
Love Island 2016 airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2.