September 30, 2022

Valerie Bragg and Mady McLanahan shook the villa on Wednesday’s episode of Love Island: USA featuring the season’s first rematch.

The season four episode started with Val, 23, and Mady, 26, stealing Felipe Gomes, 32, and Jesse Bray, 27, for a secret date after first pairing.

Costa Rican-born Val and Texas-born Mady were later given the task of choosing a contestant to team up with in the first couples realignment at the Santa Barbara, California villa.

New Additions: Valerie Bragg and Mady McLanahan rock the villa on Wednesday’s episode of Love Island: USA with the first rematch of the season

Dallas-born Deborah “Deb” Chubb, 26, who lives in Redondo Beach, California, was shocked to learn that Jesse was on a secret date after dating him on Tuesday’s season premiere on Peacock.

“A date at this hour sounds like loot,” Deb said.

Mady during the double date with Felipe and Jesse revealed that she currently lives in Oklahoma City and handles the social media and marketing for her family’s online clothing store.

Valerie shared that she is a nutritionist, bartender and student.

First rematch: Costa Rican-born Val and Texas-born Mady were later tasked with choosing a contestant to mate with in the first-ever couples rematch at the villa in Santa Barbara, California

Their conversation was about astrology with Felip and Mady, both Gemini, Jesse a Taurus and Valerie a Capricorn.

Heavily tattooed Valerie admitted she was a “sucker for tattoos.”

Felipe and Jesse then showed them the rest of the villa and got to know the other islanders.

Welcome Committee: Felipe and Jesse then showed them the rest of the villa and got to know the other islanders

“Mady is my type,” said Andy Voyen, a 23-year-old real estate agent from Minneapolis, Minnesota, when he first saw the new blonde.

“Mady is my conjoined twin,” Deb joked, losing her status as the only blonde in the villa.

The group then settled into beds for the night, along with newcomers Mady and Valerie sleeping alone.

Jesse and Deb barely touched each other as they slept in the surveillance video.

Barely touching: Jesse and Deb barely touched each other because they were sleeping in the surveillance video

Felipe coupled up with Sereniti Springs, 28, of New Orleans at the first pairing and told her he planned to talk to all the ladies.

Jesse and Deb also checked their status and he admitted to being interested in Valerie.

Mady approached Andy and took him to the tree house and told her that she wanted to be chased, was family oriented, and that manners were important to her.

Check-in: Jesse and Deb also checked in on their status and he admitted an interest in Valerie

Andy was smitten and later said he didn’t want their conversation to end.

Valerie also chatted with Isaiah Campbell, 21, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, while Sydney Paight, 22, of Houston watched with great interest after sleeping with Isaiah.

“It’s like Christmas, honey!” Isaiah exclaimed as he considered his prospects.

Zeta Morrison, 29, from Surrey, England, then shouted that she had received a text message.

“Ships are about to get real in today’s challenge as you lift the lid on each other’s secrets,” Zeta read before jumping into the pool in a celebratory cannonball.

They played a game of “Ship Happens” in which they had to kiss a person if they thought a statement was about them.

Text: Zeta Morrison, 29, from Surrey, England, then yelled that she had received a text

Isaiah read that someone stated that they broke the bed during sex and immediately went to kiss Valerie.

“Maybe he thought she was the answer to the challenge,” Sydney said.

Courtney got credit for breaking a bed during sex.

Sexy game: They played a game of ‘Ship Happens’ where they had to kiss a person if they thought they had a statement about them for a point

Felipe also went for a long kiss with Valerie and Timmy kissed Mady during the match.

After that, Valerie and Mady spent some time getting to know the boys before making their tough decision.

Mady said a person surprised her and revealed that it was Andy.

Kissing: Courtney was kissed during the match

Andy walked over to her and hugged her as he left Courtney behind.

Valerie was next and said she wanted to couple her choice because he was handsome and confident.

“We vibe on a similar level,” she said.

However, the second episode ended before Valerie revealed her choice.