'Love Is Blind' Season 4: Zack Goytowski regrets dumping Bliss Poureetezadi as relationship with Irina Solomonova crumbles outside of pod
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: The first few episodes of 'Love Is Blind' have arrived, and fans have witnessed happiness and heartbreak all at once. Zack Goytowski's engagement with Irina Solomonova ends during their vacation to Mexico, making him reconsider his choice to dump Bliss Poureetezadi.
Emotions are running high in the first few episodes of 'Love Is Blind' Season 4 which debuted on Netflix on March 24. Would 'Love Is Blind' be complete without some tears? From dating in the pods to standing in the aisle, the seasons are always full of emotions from start to finish. The first batch of episodes saw Zack choosing Irina over Bliss and ending up regretting his decision. So what happened to the former couple and is there any chance of Zack finding his way back to Bliss?
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Zack breaks up with Bliss as he 'trusts' Irina more
In the pods, Zack made two very strong connections with Irina and Bliss respectively. But when it came down to finally putting his foot down for a woman he wished to propose to, he calls it off with Bliss and pursues his connection with Irina. Zack knew that no matter what choice he made, his heart was going to break. "And that doesn't mean that I'm not in love with Irina, he says in a confessional. "It just means that I'm hurting from when I had to tell Bliss that I'd made up my mind. I chose Irina because she's the one I trust the most."
Zack and Irina's relationship crumble outside of pod
The energy between Zack and Irina seemed to plummet the instant they met outside the pods for the first time. Irina was the first to gripe about Zack's "blankest stare," which reminded her of a "fictional" or "cartoon" character. She even describes it as "creepy."
So when Zack finally pulled out the ring, and she says yes to marrying him, he was expecting a kiss at the least. But Irina wanted to stick to hugging for the time being. She notes that it's a lot for her at that point.
In her confessional, Irina notes, "I am completely shocked. I had no idea what Zack looked like. And it's gonna take me some time to get used to." "I thought he'd be a little more normal," she adds, laughing. On the other hand, Zack was left wondering if being compared to a cartoon character is a compliment or an insult.
After being sent to Mexico to discover if their physical connection is as strong as their emotional one, Zack and Irina hit a major roadblock. Irina was happy that Zack was respecting her boundaries and agreed to not get physical before marriage. Zack resorted to forehead kisses. Irina admitted to feeling a bit weird waking up next to Zack after their first night together. She doesn't think she is fully there where Zack feels he is, but she admits to feeling comfortable around Zack, calling him her "best friend." She adds cheekily, "good things take time."
Irina later admits to finding Zach cute. Meanwhile, he acknowledges her decision to take things slow. He feels, "it makes every moment meaningful." He signed up for the experiment to find someone to spend the rest of his life with, and not someone to just hook up with.
During a conversation together, Zack brings up how Irina points out the physical aspect being part of the problem in the relationship but feels like that's what she wants. Irina agrees that she is usually a very touchy person in a relationship, but now she doesn't seem to feel herself there. Zack thinks she was more affectionate towards him inside the pod. Irina thinks now that she has seen him in person, she doesn't feel that strongly for him. Zack shares that the reason he picked her over Bliss is that she was so affectionate toward him. Zack thinks Irina has already made up her mind about they won't work out, hence she doesn't want to take the next step. Irina feels Zack is blaming her for the situation because he's hurt.
'You're just gonna be breaking up all the relationships'
In a confessional, Irina reveals that after talking to fellow contestant Paul Peden she got "impassioned and excited" which made her realize that she hadn't had one of those with Zack yet, visiting Mexico. Zack thinks it takes two people to make a relationship to work and feels Irina is not really in it. Zack thinks they should separate if she doesn't find him physically attractive and won't chase after her.
On their final night in Mexico, Irina had another deep conversation with Paul that made her ultimately call it quits with Zack. Irina admits that she was "completely jerk" to Zack. She adds that she hopes that Zack gets to work it out with Bliss. Zack admits that he may have made the wrong choice, but that's what he felt at the moment. He, however, tells Irina that he was thinking about Bliss the whole time they were together. When Bliss says he had someone on her mind too, Zack cheekily adds that that person (Paul) is with her best friend (Micah Lussier). Zack quips, "You're just gonna be breaking up all the relationships."
Will Bliss accept Zack?
Episode 5 closes with Zack meeting up with Bliss in Seattle after coming back from Mexico. He opens by admitting that he made the wrong choice. She sighs, and the episode ends on a cliffhanger. So, will Bliss take back Zack after getting dumped initially? Only time will tell. The preview for the rest of the season hints Zack and Bliss both walking down the aisle, but is it with another, we will have to just wait.
Tune in next Friday, March 31, only on Netflix to catch three new episodes of 'Love Is Blind' Season 4. The first five episodes of 'Love Is Blind' Season 4 are available for streaming on Netflix.