‘FBoy Island’ Creator Elan Gale Explains Shocking Season Finale Twist
Dating shows have been gaining a lot of traction nowadays. One of the main reasons for this is because significant streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max are getting behind them.
While dating shows are usually cliche and have the same theme, the productions are clever. From using science in series like The Circle to making people take a massive leap of faith in Love Is Blind, dating shows are getting creative day by day.
One such creative and new dating show is FBoy Island. The first season of the series was released on HBO max on July 29, 2021. After ten episodes, the season ended but left the audience shocked with the ending.
What Happened on Season One Finale?
The format of FBoy Island is straightforward but intriguing. Three ladies, CJ Franco, Nakia Renee, and Sarah Emig, come into a villa where they would have the opportunity to date 24 different men.
Twelve of them seek love, whereas the other 12 are 'FBoys' who are there to compete for a $100,000 prize. They all take part in tasks along the road to win dates and alone time with the ladies.
The three ladies will select who they want to end up with at the end of the season. But there is a catch.
If the ladies picked a 'good guy,' the $100,000 reward would be shared evenly between the pair. But if one chooses an 'FBoy,' the guy has two options — stay in the relationship and split the money, or break up and keep $100,000 to himself.
Throughout the season, the three girls experimented with various boys, and in the end, they chose a partner for themselves. Franco and Renee had a happy ending, but the same cannot be said for Emig.
Franco ended up with 'nice guy' Jarred Evans, while Renee chose a reformed FBoy, Jared Motley. Meanwhile, Emig went with FBoy Garrett Morosky, who broke up with her right away.
He said that he'd been playing a game all along. However, in an unexpected twist, host Nikki Glaser stated that Morosky would not get any money.
Glaser said Morosky did not earn the cash prize because "he was leaving the same person he came in." She further noted that womanizers should not be rewarded at all. Therefore, the money would be donated to a charity of Emig's choice.
Elan Gale Explained the Finale
Elan Gale is the creator of FBoy Island, who clarified the decision made regarding Morosky. In an interview with TVline, he pointed out that the primary motive of the dating show was to make people learn a lesson.
He said that womanizers should be held accountable for their behavior. But before that, they wanted to allow all the FBoy to change.
We didn’t want there to be a way for an fboy to actually win the game. That would run counter to the ethos of the show.
Gale said that not rewarding an FBoy was always part of the plan. He pointed out that he wanted to expose and dive into the FBoy culture but not celebrate such men.
Throughout the series, FBoy Island made a concerted attempt to hold womanizers accountable. This included sending them to "Limbro," an outside cabin with a cot.
Limbro was both a punishment and a chance for the males to reconsider their immoral ways since it provided little comfort. But, unfortunately, Morosky did not change, and as a result, he did not win the cash prize.