Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 5, “Love, Chalet” is an enjoyable, amusing chapter with a Love Island twist.
This recap of Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 5, “Love, Chalet” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
Episode 5, “Love, Chalet” was the most fun chapter of Four Weddings and a Funeral. The central premise followed Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith), who is desperately watching his ex Zara (Sophia La Porta) on the reality show Love Chalet, which is a caricature version of Love Island.
But episode 5 also explores the new relationship — Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Duffy (John Reynolds). I did mention in the last episode that the build-up to their night of passion was very deflated, and “Love, Chalet” confirms that getting out of the friend zone does not mean instant results. You can sense a slight hesitation in Maya’s body language.
Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) is desperate to save her business in “Love, Chalet” after her parents cut the financial supply and her luck is increased when she meets a vengeful divorced couple, willing to spend an outrageous amount of money on the house which will, in turn, save the business.
But Ainsley’s short term happiness of saving the business is soured by the fact that her friends spent the night watching Love Chalet with Kash present. Craig makes a good point; Kash (Nikesh Patel) is his friend, and he cannot avoid him forever. At the gathering, the tension between Kash and Maya is still there, and Duffy looks nerdier than ever. Meanwhile, Gemma (Zoe Boyle) is quickly adjusting to her new widowed life and experiencing a new type of motherhood.
Episode 5, “Love Chalet” sees all hope nearly lost for Craig who is watching Zara week by week on Love Chalet, but he becomes convinced that she is sending him signals. In a last-ditch effort, he goes on to Love Chalet as a guest, revealing all his secrets and proposing marriage. She declines on National TV, reducing him into a depressed slump.
As the chapter draws closer to the end, Kash is starting to become frustrated with his dating life with Fatima, who cannot be alone with them as part of their “arranged marriage” process. Kash decides to go out to the club with the others, and it’s telling that Maya is the woman he wants. Duffy continues to look like the man on the sidelines. Kash and his friend end up in a fight in the club after receiving some racist abuse, so Maya helps him to hospital, and he confesses that he has not stopped thinking about the time they met each other in the airport.
With Ainsley’s business saved, Gemma managing her new life and Duffy once again seemingly friend-zoned, Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 5, “Love, Chalet” ends with Craig grieving at home watching Zara in the finale of the reality show. As she is proposed to, there’s a knock on his door. He angrily pauses the program thinking it’s Duffy. When he answers, it’s Zara who smiles at him and scratches her forehead. She was sending him signals.
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