This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s Love Is Blind, so consider yourself warned.
Netflix dropped the finale of its latest reality show, Love Is Blind, on February 27 and honestly, it’s must-watch programming. In brief, the show is about a bunch of single people who moved into a house and tried to figure out if they could find a spouse without ever seeing the person until after they got engaged. Once that happened, they went on a vacation to get to know each other better, went home, moved in, met each other’s friends and family, and had to decide whether or not to go through with their wedding.
I was actually surprised at how emotionally invested I was in these relationships after such a short time. Some stories are sweet, others train wrecks. Basically, just like real life.
So, who actually said “I do” in the finale, and what did the internet have to say about it? Because you know people had thoughts. Let’s break it down:
Giannina and Damian: I don’t!
The finale got off to a shocking start when Damian said he was not willing to marry Giannina, citing her up-and-down emotions during their short relationship. She took off, Runway Bride–style, out of the venue and into the woods, where the poor thing fell in the mud. Honestly, Giannina should be the next Bachelorette—unless Netflix has them locked into noncompete clauses in their contracts. This woman belongs on reality television.
Kelly and Kenny: I don’t!
These two never gave off any serious sparks to me during the show, and they were probably the least compelling story to watch. But they both seemed like nice, well-adjusted humans—and that’s probably why Kelly said she wasn’t going through with the wedding. I knew she was out when she revealed she wasn’t sure she was fully “in love” with Kenny, whereas all the other couples professed their love on the regular.
The most dramatic thing here was Kenny refusing to answer a producer’s questions about their future once the wedding was off. Sir, you are on a reality show about relationships—that’s part of your job.
Amber and Barnett: I do!
These two actually seemed like a good match for each other. While they weren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they appeared very into each other and, surprise, ended up saying, “I do” at the end. Barnett did get cold feet for a brief sec but ended up going through with the wedding.
Jessica and Mark: I don’t!
This couple had a very messy relationship from the start. In the pods, Jessica was into both Mark and Barnett, and went back to Mark after Barnett revealed he wasn’t sure about her. But Jessica and Mark’s 10-year age difference was always an issue on her end, so was anyone surprised when she didn’t go through with the wedding? I certainly wasn’t. Mark, however, seemed awfully heartbroken.
Lauren and Cameron: I do!
This is the pairing I’ve been the most emotionally invested in since the first episode, so I was very nervous to see what happened. They seemed well-suited for each other but realistic about the challenges they’d face. They’re both grown-ups with jobs, and you could tell how much they loved each other. But Lauren was always more hesitant—understandably so. This show is wild, and thinking about marrying someone this quickly goes against rational thought.
But…they did it! And the world was happy.
Thank you for this emotional ride, Netflix. Tune in to the reunion show on March 5, where all your lingering questions will be answered.
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