Love is Blind season 2 tests what it means to fall in love. Do looks, money, and other things matter when it comes to the matters of the heart? Or can you fall in love with who someone is, sight unseen? Again, we are watching a bunch of hopefuls navigate these questions in season 2 of the series. And after doing a breakdown of episodes 1-5 and episodes 6-9, we’re back for the season finale!
What was the most surprising part of the finale for you? What was the least surprising part? Did you get emotional at any point — for good or bad reasons?
Lizzie: I feel like this finale was one hit after another. Natalie and Shayne looked very solid, and then it all went to hell in a handbasket. And I get it, but also don’t. It was a weird thing because part of me feels Natalie shouldn’t have gotten married if she wasn’t sure, of course, but then she is putting all the weight of her decision on one bad moment, but that one bad moment was SO SO BAD, and it happened so close to the wedding, but she still wants to try with Shayne? I don’t know, it’s wild. I probably wouldn’t want to try with Shayne if I were here, and then he was like I’ll never take her back, but HE was the one who said she was the worst thing to ever happen to him? Like, no, these two are better apart. Besides, he was always soooo damn needy.
Then there’s Sal and Mallory and oh no no no. My heart broke when Sal said no. I was really rooting for them. And it was good to see them talk it over afterwards, maybe they can still salvage something out of the mess that was the not-wedding, but I admit I was shocked. And sad. THAT ONE HIT ME, OKAY?
Not shocked at all about Danielle and Nick, or about Deepti. I knew she was going to be the Queen she has always been and put herself first. She deserved better than Shake, and I’m glad she knew that as well as we did.
Lyra: I’m with Lizzie on this one. The Love is Blind season 2 was shock after shock to the point where I was like, “Is this real?!” Natalie and Shayne…I wanted to know more about what happened during that fight that pulled them apart. But at the end of the day, good for Natalie. She saw a big red flag, aka the small details that were revealed about their fight, and was like nope. Same girl, same. And I think she backtracked a bit because she wanted to either save face because of the cameras or wanted to give it an honest chance for them to work past their problems. Either way, boy bye. You’ll find someone better, Natalie.
Then there was Mallory and Sal. Sorry to say this, gals and guys, but love isn’t real! It isn’t! If it was, Mallory and Sal would be married. Instead, we got this lame sequence of events that clearly lets you know that there was plenty of behind-the-scenes stuff that we did not see. And I’m not here for that. I’m here for chisme and putting my brain away for a couple of hours each week because of the prospect of love being out there. Nothing more, nothing less. But these two…I thought they had a chance over Danielle and Nick and their whole hot mess. But I guess I was wrong.
As for the least surprising part…DEEPTI MY QUEEN! You went and you chose yourself and I’m so proud of you and everything you’re going to accomplish now that the garbage has been taken out. I’m especially proud of how you stood your ground and let Shake know that you deserve better and fortunately it isn’t him. This part surprisingly gave me the feels as well. I guess watching a full season of Shake shit-talking Deepti really got to me. But bye-bye Shake. Hope to never see you again!
We know who got married, but we don’t know who stayed together. Place your bets as to where these couples are now.
Lizzie: I’m pretty sure the two couples that got married are still together, because they all want to make it to a reunion together. I’m not sure how, unless a lot has changed, Jarette and Iyana stay together. He looked pretty committed in the final episode, but that was the first time he ever seemed sure. I hope he’s actually proven to her that he is in this for good reasons, but I would feel horrible after seeing the show, if I were her.
Danielle and Nick seem like an easier bet, even if I still think they have a lot of growing up to do, together and apart. But I kinda hope my favorites, Sal and Mallory, found a way back to each other, even after the wedding fiasco. Mallory didn’t seem as upset, which makes me think perhaps neither of them thought that was the moment to get married, despite their obvious feelings? If so, then perhaps the show could have been just about meeting the right person, and the rest can happen on their own time.
Lyra: There’s no way that Natalie and Shayne are together. That last fight, or whatever happened behind the scenes, shook Natalie. And even though I understand that Shayne was disappointed about Natalie saying no, the way he acted was more red flags. So, bye. The same thing goes for Deepti and Shake. There is no way that these two are together or even friends. That’s especially going to be true after she sees Love is Blind season 2 and realizes how cruel Shake was in embarrassing her on worldwide TV. Bye to both Shayne and Shake.
As for the actual couples who married…I still think they’re together. Danielle and Nick, I really don’t care about. They’re a hot mess who just don’t seem like a good match for one another. That’s especially true when you take into consideration how they constantly fought at the slightest inconvenience. That’s not love at all. So yeah. The same thing kind of goes for Iyanna and Jarrette expect that I like Iyanna and think she deserves better than someone who puts her second. But how much do you bet that they are still together? Because she seems like the type to give all the chances. Which absolutely makes her a better person than me.
The one hope that I have in this world is that Mallory and Sal worked out. They just have to, people. For love and hope! For the world! Plus, I need my mind cleansed of Love is Blind season 2.
With the season now done, the big question of the show is the same question they ask themselves: Is love truly blind? What is your answer?
Lizzie: I think the answer is yes, but I also think the thing we don’t talk about is how love isn’t all you need to make a relationship work. And you can indeed feel a connection to someone, and then have that not be enough, because your lives aren’t compatible, your situations are too different, and you just don’t want to meet in the middle. Love is the first step, and I think it’s likely you can achieve that without seeing the other person, but once these people got out of the pods they had to put in the hard work — and I think that part is easier said than done.
So yes, love can be blind, but that love isn’t enough to make a relationship work. You need intent. You need work.
Lyra: Maybe after season 1 of Love is Blind. But after season 2? No. I don’t think love is blind. I would’ve if my favorite couple got together and if the rest didn’t just collapse upon themselves, leaving my least favs in the running to get married. Sigh. But good for the ones who are together. I guess.
Love is Blind season 2 is available on Netflix.