'Temptation Island' Season 5 Features a New Dramatic Twist (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jul. 12 2023, Updated 11:21 a.m. ET

Temptation Island's Season 4 couples
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As if there wasn't already enough drama on Temptation Island, Season 5's twist, the "temptation light," brings a whole new element to the experience for the four couples. Early in the season, the couples are split up, as the men remain at the guys' villa with a handful of single women and the ladies stay at their own villa with single men.

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The temptation is there, as with the other seasons. However, this time around, there's even more pressure with the temptation light. And in an exclusive clip ahead of the July 12 episode of Temptation Island, host Mark L. Walberg explains how it works. Fans are sure to be curious about what it means for the struggling couples and the singles they may or may not hook up with.

One of the living spaces and temptation lights on Temptation Island
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What is the "temptation light" on 'Temptation Island'?

In the clip, Mark tells the couples that the temptation light is outfitted in both the mens' and womens' villas. Whenever one of the cast members in a couple gets physical with a single, the light will go on in the other villa to let the other group know that someone is, essentially, being unfaithful.

This puts a wild spin on things, as the temptation light has the potential to make some of the cast members overthink and worry about what their partner is doing in their absence. So if there happens to be a week when one of the guys sees bonfire footage of their girlfriend getting close to one of the singles, for example, he might assume that when the temptation light pops on after that, that's it's her going even further with said single.

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Naturally, when Mark explains this light to the couples and singles, it worries those who are in relationships and away from their partners. Particularly Vanessa, whose boyfriend Roberto has gotten close to one of the singles, unbeknownst to her.

"It's just that you need a distraction,only for this to be in here and have that visual of like, 'nah, there is no distraction,'" Vanessa says in the clip. "And then to not know what that temptation is is just, like, it's gut-wrenching."

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Do 'Temptation Island' couples hook up with other people?

The point of Temptation Island isn't necessarily for the cast members in relationships to part ways at the start of the experiment solely to hook up with as many singles as they can. Instead, the show is about the couples, who are typically at a crossroads in any given season, to test their relationship and see if they're meant to be.

Temptation Island's single women meet the couples
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That being said, some cast members do end up being intimate with the singles at the villa. And some couples even make their own guidelines going in to the show, with an agreement that they are permitted to be physical with other people to a certain extent. So yes, Temptation Island couples can certainly hook up with the singles. But that doesn't necessarily mean they're all open to it.

Watch Temptation Island on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on USA.

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