Love is Blind season 5 tests what it means to fall in love…again. Do looks, money, and other things matter when it comes to matters of the heart? Or can you fall in love with someone sight unseen? Again, we are watching a bunch of hopefuls navigate these questions in season 5 of the series. And since we can’t control ourselves (as evidenced by our season 5 episodes breakdown for 1-4, 5-7, 8-9), here is our breakdown of episode 10 aka the season 5 finale!
1. Before we dive into the episode 10 madness, how do you feel about Stacy calling Izzy “exotic”?
Lizzie: This season keeps outdoing itself in the messiness, because what exactly about Izzy is exotic? Please, someone tell me. He’s a white-passing Latino who doesn’t even have a recognizable accent!! He’s made his name something white people can pronounce! I feel you on this one, man) How is he exotic? This is not even low-key racist, it’s kinda high-key racist! And she thought it was a compliment, too! That’s like adding insult to injury.
Lyra: Stacy gave me the absolute ick with her calling Izzy “exotic.” If this white-passing Latino is “exotic” then what must she think of our Indigenous or Afro-Latine communities within Latinidad? You know what? I don’t even want to know. What I do hope is that she watches Love is Blind and gains perspective. Because we know she’s reading and watching what people post online about the show.
2. Why did Stacy say “no” to Izzy and was she right in making this decision?
Lizzie: I think he was just never the man she envisioned herself with — financially speaking, and honestly, that part I’m not even that upset about. Like, she knows what she wants and it wasn’t Izzy, fine. But a part of me feels like she knew from the beginning she wasn’t going to marry him and she kept making him jump through hoops for no reason because nothing he did was ever going to be enough. And I also don’t really know what Stacy wanted from him …Izzy clearly didn’t know, either. In the end, it was best they didn’t get married, she was never going to feel like he was enough and he was never going to feel like he was enough. On that, they were on the same page.
Lyra: Stacy said no to Izzy because he’s not in the stage of his life that she’s in or that she wants. And look, she knows what she wants and I have to respect that even if I don’t really like her. But that girl knew. She knew she was going to say no and she should’ve ended it sooner. The thing is…there are the Love is Blind contracts to think about. Maybe they both were stuck together until the altar.
3. What do you think about Izzy’s comment where he said, “It makes me wonder, “Why are you 33 and single and not married?”
Lizzie: Man, Izzy was never that attractive to me, but his reaction after Stacy said no was …yeah, not attractive at all. I get he was hurt, but it felt to me like the misogyny came out! Yeah, I think Stacy’s standards are a bit too high, but the way he was saying it was rude and demeaning. I hope he can look at that and be like, yeah, I need to learn from this.
Lyra: I personally never cared for Izzy. He was there. Nothing more. Nothing less. But after his comment about her being 33, single, and not married…boy, you have no leg to stand on and I never want to see your misogynistic face again. Stacy might be a little high-maintenance but so what? Flip the gender around and we would call Stacy assertive and a go-getter who already is renovating a house at 33. I understand that Izzy is hurt, but that is no excuse to be an asshole to the person you were ready to marry 10 minutes ago.
4. Did you doubt that Lydia and Milton were both going to say “yes” at the altar?
Lizzie: I was pretty sure, even though they tried to make us doubt with that final dinner. And I think Milton needs to learn to tone down some of his jokes, just as Lydia needs to learn that not everyone deserves the power to make you upset. But overall, I thought they were going to say yes and I’m pretty pleased they did. I think they complement each other well, and if they put in the work, they can probably make it.
Lyra: I agree with Lizzie that Lydia and Milton still have work to do after episode 10. But if they remain committed to each other, go to therapy after Love is Blind, and give each other grace, I think they can make it. They complement each other and they have to continue growing at each other’s side. And maybe without the stress of the cameras, they can truly blossom into a couple that is going to last long after this reality series is over.
5. Can we talk about Alejandro? Because they kept focusing on him. Rita too. How was it seeing the family supporting Lydia and Milton?
Lizzie: CAST HIM ON SOMETHING. Sweet baby angel, he was so emotional. It made my heart grow three sizes. Lydia’s family felt very relatable to me, and seeing how happy they were for her made me feel like she and Milton could work.
Lyra: I loved how unapologetically emotional Alejandro was. He didn’t care that the cameras were there. His sister was getting married and he let that love glow. I also think that Rita did too. She was doubtful of Milton; rightfully so honestly. But the look in her eyes when she saw them on stage…that girl saw love. And I think she thawed a little on the whole crazy Love is Blind situation.
6. What does the final scene of Lydia and Milton goofing off tell you about their future? Are they gonna make it?
Lizzie: Wasn’t that final scene we got of them kinda adorable? I hope they get to keep that vibe forever. I hope they make each other laugh, and go forward together not taking life too seriously, but finding the moments to be serious when they need to. It’s hard to say for sure if couples are going to make it because marriage is work, hard work sometimes, but I think they have the foundation, the rest is up to them.
Lyra: I think this silly scene at the end between Lydia and Milton is a great signal as to where their relationship is going to go. Personally, I love it when partners can goof off together. And the ease that Milton put on that veil, matched with Lydia asking him to show her his strut, shows that they’re not afraid to be themselves. To be honest, open, and just weird with each other. Stuff like that lasts. And I hope that’s true for Lydia and Milton.
Watch out for the Love is Blind reunion on October 15, 2023.