Wherever I Look
Recaps, Reviews, and So Much More
Home TV Series Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 5 “Sink or Swim” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 5 “Sink or Swim” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

by Amari

Two new singles enter and put pressure on those who haven’t necessarily been performing at their best and reminds everyone that you can’t be jumping ahead in the process.


Community Rating: 79.6% (3)


 


Aired11/5/2021
NetworkOWN
Directed ByTBD
Written ByTBD
Introduced This Episode
HimselfShawn
HerselfSidney

Recap

Meet The New People – Shawn, Sidney, Frank, Aisha, Cornelius, Donta

So, as previews showed, we got two new singles, and the first one is Sidney, who is a 33-year-old *sigh* entrepreneur who works in the nightlife industry, and actually knows Frank! Take note, not personally, but they are familiar with each other, allowing an instant connection. However, she also has her eyes on Cornelius for a hot minute and even has a nice moment with Donta.

As for Shawn? The 44-year-old creative, who is a writer, actor, and noted as a journalist, hones in on Sidney at first but did spend some time with Aisha. However, once it became clear Aisha doesn’t want any more kids, so ended that connection.

It’s Too Soon For Love & Your Foolishness – Sabrina, Tyrone, Kamil, Cornelius, Corey, Mumen, Courtney, Shiloh

Tyrone decides to cut off another one, and that person is Sabrina. This, like when Kheri was cut off, comes off a bit abrupt and surprising, but unlike Kheri, Sabrina has options. But she honestly isn’t pleased with how Tyrone ended things. Yes, it was better than he did with Kheri, and there is some admiration for him going after who he wants, but the problem is, Shiloh doesn’t feel the same. She still wants to go through the process, and this essentially leaves Tyrone in a place to wait around.

Switching, quickly, to Kamil, she just makes it clear that she just wants Cornelius, doesn’t really want him going through the process, and would like him to just pick her and be done with “The Journey.” However, things don’t work like that, and honestly, while Cornelius was trying to spin Kamil being possessive in a good light, it’s no longer easy to. She now presents a major red flag, and being that she is being more obvious about it, she is starting to get the side-eye from other people.

However, no one has a bigger and brighter red flag than Corey. As shown throughout the series, there is an art to talking to multiple women, and a notable part of it is being upfront. The process doesn’t allow for secrets, and when it is time for elimination, anything you did or don’t do comes up and will affect the final decision. So Corey not being honest with Mumen and using the same game he is on Mumen on Courtney? It puts him in the hot seat and makes him lose his supporters and those who tolerated him for the sake of another.

Ain’t Nobody Safe Out Here – Tyrone, Shiloh, Courtney, Corey

But, with Corey in the bottom two, with Tyrone, it may have seemed like Courtney was going to dismiss Corey, and that be it. However, Tyrone gets dismissed too, and to add onto the heartbreak, he gets dismissed by Shiloh!

Yet, part of the way the show tries to have the eliminations done is by having someone step up and be honest, kind, and say what that person needs to hear. Shiloh was the only one who could, and honestly should, have taken that role, and, gracefully, Tyrone exits Ready To Love.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. So does Sabrina primarily show up for the mixers? Have we seen her go on a date yet? I’ve been longing to see her and Walter have one after what happened during the mixer.
  2. What happened to Tyrone and Zadia’s connection?

What Could Happen Next

  1. We already know Kamil is definitely getting the boot, but the question is, will the men do a double elimination too? Right now, Tisia seems like she is definitely going to be eliminated if there is a double-elimination since she has been in the bottom two for every elimination thus far.
  2. As for the guys, Phil made it quite clear he could be next on the chopping block. However, Shawn is a possibility thanks to being new.

Review

Highlights

I See Your Trickery Editors

A double-elimination was bound to happen, but I honestly thought we’d just lose Corey, and that be it. However, as Courtney talks about liking Corey’s gesture in the episode, I forget about Mumen revealing the parent thing in the episode previews. Making it so, with Phil barely talking to anyone, I thought we’d be in for a surprise elimination. Yet, when I saw Tyrone and Shiloh and then Courtney with Corey, the writing was on the wall, and I felt a bit shocked by what ultimately happened.

Low Points

I Don’t Know How I Feel About Them Making The Eliminations Seem Obvious

Cornelius realizing he might be in danger

Do you and I know Kamil likely will get booted? Yes. However, getting a scene making that clear does take the fun out of the guessing game. Mind you, a double-elimination could happen and likely will have to with the inclusion of Sidney. However, even if Kamil is an obvious choice, and Corey was able to appear safe for a minute, you and I know Kamil can’t turn this around.

On The Fence

A Reminder That The Process Is Flawed

Tyrone and Corey are the perfect examples of why the process is flawed and is a challenge for anyone who moves too fast or too slow. For those like Tyrone who can figure out who they want quickly and don’t want to waste their time going through the motions, you get cut if you aren’t in sync. And even then, if you are in sync, but problems arise, being that you stuck with one person for so long, no one knows you, and you are treated damn near like a pariah. Thus making it easy for you to get cut.

Then with Corey, let’s get out of the way he was definitely corny and using player tactics. Yet, that is what is expected. It’s just you’re supposed to be more subtle and ambiguous when you are in pursuit of multiple people. You’re supposed to give enough to keep them interested yet not truly reveal your hand until closer to the end. Which has become a problem, since by that time, you are in too deep and now have to get yourself off from multiple strong connections, but if there is no drama, there is no show?

So, unfortunately, you either have to learn how to play multiple people’s emotions or hone in on that one person who will vouch for you so hard that you’ll get left alone, as long as you don’t screw up.

Ready To Love Directory

Character Guide

Created

Collected Quotes

Not Created

Season Reviews

Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

Affiliate Links
(If A Purchase Is Made, The Vendor Will Provide Us A Commission)

Join Prime Video Channels Free Trial

TitleExcerpt
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 7 “That's What Friends Are For” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)We've reached the point of friends and exes being met and start off with the gentlemen meeting the ladies' friends, and it doesn't go well for one.
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 6 “Second Shot At Love” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The unexpected goes home as faith, sex, and the desire to have children plays a role in the men's decision making
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 5 “Sink or Swim” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Two new singles enter and put pressure on those who haven't necessarily been performing at their best and reminds everyone that you can't be jumping ahead in the process.
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 4 “Out Of Your Comfort Zone” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's the fellas turn to eliminate someone and you might end up surprised by their decision, especially considering who the alternate was.
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 3 “All Roads Lead To Love” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Alright, the mixer is over and it is time to weed out those who may have the look but can't give that good conversation, make a connection, or has limited potential.
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 2 “Welcome To Chocolate City” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's time for the mixer, where everyone meets their fellow cast member and gets their first taste of whether Ready To Love is for them or they can't handle the process.
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 1 “Casting Special” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)After a few months off, Ready To Love is back and has gone from Houston to DC, where the looks might be different, but some issues remain the same.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 14 [Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Alongside announcing the next city Ready To Love is going to, we learn whether the promo featuring Joel and Verneashia was a ruse or there are serious issues there.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 13 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The drama begins as people see confessionals and get rightfully put in the hot seat.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 12 "I Choose You" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It has been ten weeks since everyone first met, and now it is decision time – Who will end up in a relationship and who will have just gained experience?
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 11 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)While we end up with four final couples, by the end of the episode, it'll be real clear to you we'll still just end up with three after the finale.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 10 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the last episode's drama dies down, many are forced to recognize "The Process" is nearly over and decisions need to be made, or you will be eliminated.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 9 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Prepare for an entire episode full of drama, from the elimination scenes in the beginning to people exposing other people's business.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 8 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)I don't know who thought it was good to have these men meet the ladies' exes, but while it gives good drama, it also blows up some matches.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 7 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the numbers dwindle and things get serious, a few red flags lead to some guys abandoning the women who have been their top pick since the beginning.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 6 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With there still being some men who haven't made multiple strong connections, again, there is the question of whether to do a double elimination or give a second chance?
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 5 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Once again, it appears knowing who is dating who is causing jealousy and biting people in the ass. However, with the men in control, they try to nip that in the bud.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 4 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)One of the bottom two may have made an end-game connection with someone as the ladies choose a man to eliminate.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 3 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Two women are eliminated, with one just barely making it because one guy started to have a connection with her.
Ready To Love: Season 4/ Episode 2 "Mix-er & Mingle" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's mix and mingle time and, already, you seeing the usual cast members eliminated first and you counting down when others will get the boot.
Ready To Love: Season 4 (Casting Special) "Meet The Singles" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)In the casting special, we meet 19 new single people living in Houston, hoping to find love, and one familiar face from a past season giving the show another go!
Ready To Love: Season 3 – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)Despite changing some aspects of the show, Ready To Love still struggles to end up with three couples and cast people who can handle what the show calls for.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 13 "Reunion Special: Part 2" [Season Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)While Ready To Love is undoubtedly entertaining, clearly, somebody needs to realize that the process doesn't work and might need to be modified or scrapped.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 12 "Reunion Special: Part 1" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Part 1 of the Ready To Love reunion special is as messy as expected between people being pregnant, exposed, and vindicated.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 11 "Love Is Calling" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The third season of Ready To Love ends and as Nephew Tommy warned against, it seems more people stuck around to make it to the end than to find love.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 10 "Love and Loss" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)4 cast members leave the show for varied reasons. Can you guess who and why?
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 9 "Second Choices, Second Chances" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The fellas are challenged with getting to know their second choice better to make sure they're ready to commit to their number one, and afterwards, someone is sent home.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 8 "Fanning The Flames Of Love" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It is too little too late for two cast members as we exit the speed dating phase, and now the only people staying are those with at least two love interests.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 7 "Sticky Situations" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the show dwindles down to 6 men and 7 women, jealousy starts to arise as "The Process" creates insecurity.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 6 "Friends with Benefits" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the friends of the ladies come to visit, most of the men say the right thing. However, others crash, burn, and one gets eliminated.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 5 "The Tea Is Getting Good" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Two women are eliminated, and considering the gossip circulating about who said or did what, who will end up sent home?
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 4 "Boss Moves" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The drama we see every season begins as the ladies start playing "dibs" on certain men who remind them that dating is "a process."
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 3 "Watch What You Say" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)While a few couples start to form, some of the men show their true selves, and one woman reminds you why "The Journey" and "The Process" doesn't always work.
Ready To Love: Season 3/ Episode 2 "Welcome To The Last Resort" [Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The show officially starts, and just as much as the cast hopes for love, you are allowed to hope we don't have anyone playing games this season.
Read To Love: Season 2 Review“Ready To Love” still has the issue where it seems more about people “Ready To Date” and that continues to complicate the show’s overall goal.
Ready To Love: Season 2 Episode 12 “Reunion Special Part 2” Season Finale | Recap/ ReviewThe second part to Ready To Love: Season 2’s reunion special has just as much drama, if not more, thanks to Christina asking the real questions.
Ready To Love (Season 2) Episode 11: Reunion Part 1 | Recap/ ReviewIf you thought “The Journey” was a hot mess, oh, you HAVE NOT seen trifling yet. And that includes Nephew Tommy as an instigator.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 10 “All’s Fair In Love” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As Ready To Love comes to an end, it is time to see if the remaining four couples will publicly commit to one another or decide the other person is not the one.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 9 “All’s Fair In Love” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As we approach the penultimate episode of the season, Alexis finds herself ruffling some feathers – for both the men and women.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 8 “Ready To Retreat” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)While there isn’t an elimination this episode, it is becoming increasingly clear that there isn’t any real, 100% solid relationship right now.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 7 “Meet My Ex-Girlfriend” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)Well, prep to change your endgame couples since new developments certainly shake things up.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 6 “The Friend Patrol” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As the men meet the friends and families of the ladies, there remains the issue of none of these men enjoying an aggressive woman or being held accountable.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 5 “Love On The Rocks” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As things come down to the final set of couples, those who haven’t found a secure match compete for what remains.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 4 “Wet and Wild” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As we get deeper into Ready To Love, it becomes clear people are beginning to want titles and not just attention.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 3 “Ladies First” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)In a throwback to the first season, the women get to eliminate two guys, and with three struggling with the ladies, who is going to be kicked off?
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 2 “Let The Sparks Fly” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)We’ve come to a point where you can foresee more people who should be going home than should stay – for varying reasons.
Ready To Love: Season 2, Episode 1 “Ready, Set, Mingle” [Season Premiere] – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)Ready To Love officially returns, and while we got new people searching for love, you may recognize people and problems similar to what we saw in season 1.
Ready To Love: Season 1 - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Ready To Love may have presented us with a lot of women we don't often see on TV, but it's elimination process ruined the dating aspect of the show.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 11 [Reunion Special] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Like any reunion special, we get a few touching moments, but a large part of the special was dedicated to Aaron just being Aaron.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 10 "Commit or Quit" [Season Finale] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The first season of Ready To Love comes to an end and, as the title of the episode notes, it has come down to committing to one person or quitting the show.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 9 "Ultimatums" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)We end up down to three men and women this episode and only one woman leaves without frustration.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 8 "Cabin Fever" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As things begin to come down to the wire, the women grow tired and weary of the men dating around – they want a decision made.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 7 "Trouble In Paradise" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the numbers dwindle, and Melinda doesn’t become the sole woman to eliminate herself, there is a need to question if anyone may find love?
Ready to Love: Season 1/ Episode 6 "Friends and Lovers" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With a double elimination around the corner, the question isn’t so much who should stay but who should have been left – on their own accord.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 5 "Deal Breakers" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Aaron realizes he has a problem and Alexx reveals another side to himself which makes it harder to say if these women aren’t wasting their time.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 4 "Hot and Bothered" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Aaron reaches peak f***ery as Michael and Alexx continue to play the game because… well, it is what the show calls for.
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 3 "Then There Were Three" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 2 "First Dates" - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Ready To Love: Season 1/ Episode 1 "First Impressions" [Series Premiere] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Shiloh noting it is nice to be picked
Ready To Love: Season 5/ Episode 5 “Sink or Swim” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Trajectory: Plateau
It's always sad to see someone go home who seemed more so ready to love than willing to date, which was the case with Tyrone. Yet, this is why Liz and Jason were touted during the casting special. They are the exception and the proof the process can work. It is just, for most who come on this show, that learning curve is a b****.
Highlights
I See Your Trickery Editors
Disputable
A Reminder That The Process Is Flawed
I Don't Know How I Feel About Them Making The Eliminations Seem Obvious
75

What Would Your Rating Be?

Negative Mixed Positive

Negative  (0%) Mixed  (0%) Positive  (100%)

Questions, Comments or Difference of Opinion?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.