The BEST episodes of Fantasy Island (2021)
Every episode of Fantasy Island (2021) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fantasy Island (2021)!
The series takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Serving as steward of this mysterious island is Elena Roarke, a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family’s legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed. Assisting Elena is Ruby Okoro, a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness, and is given a new lease on life there; and pilot Javier, who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades.
#1 - Girlboss, Interrupted
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/1/2023
The Island gives single mom Courtney the ability to read minds in order to impress her charismatic boss, Julia. But when Courtney becomes overwhelmed with her new power, she risks everything she has worked so hard for. Meanwhile, Roarke is worried that Ruby is becoming more and more distant and enlists Javier to help.
#2 - Peaches & The Jilted Bride
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/24/2023
Jilted bride Laura arrives on the island still in her wedding dress, having just been stood up at the altar. She's never felt worse in her entire life, and her fantasy is to just feel better. The Island surprises her with her childhood imaginary friend, Peaches, in real human form and helps Laura rediscover that her inner child is exactly who she needs to move on from her heartache. Isla tells Ruby about the complicated past between her people and the Roarkes.
#3 - MJ Akuda & the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wives Club
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/8/2023
Sue, Jenna and Brooklyn are the first, second and third wives of Gavin, a charming doctor who's made a fortune selling all-natural vitamins — and broken all of their hearts along the way. Now, they all share the same fantasy: they want Gavin to understand — to feel for himself — the pain he's caused them all. Meanwhile, Roarke brings Ruby's youngest daughter, MJ, to the Island to help Ruby remember who she is. And hopefully keep her from disappearing into the ocean forever with Isla... as a mermaid.
#4 - Hurricane Helene; The Bachelor Party
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2023
In the wake of her mother's passing, Helene visits the Island in search of her biological father. She thinks he might just be one of the guys who's come to celebrate a Bachelor Party. Roarke and Javier grow closer, while Ruby gives herself a spiritual cleanse with a bonfire and a night swim, where she encounters an old friend.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#5 - War of the Roses (And the Hutchinsons)
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/17/2023
A middle-aged couple and a younger couple arrive separately with their own unique fantasies. All is going well until the couples discover they're sharing the island; turns out they're feuding neighbors. The Island forces them into a magical, winner-takes-all competition that reveals unexpected alliances and unravels complicated relationships. Meanwhile, Javier and Roarke finally have a conversation about their relationship.
#6 - Paymer vs. Paymer
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/2023
Empty nesters Dolly and Dutch seek clarity on how to spend their next chapter. Meanwhile, Helene helps Ruby tap into her newfound youth. Javier opens up to Roarke as he wrestles with his new role.
#7 - Mystery in Miami
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/2023
Three best friends of fifty-plus years set out to track down the missing fourth member of their squad... in 1980s Miami! Meanwhile, Roarke confides in Segundo about letting people in, and Ruby's cabin fever is an itch that needs to be scratched.
#8 - The Urn
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/6/2023
After an urn comes off the plane, three siblings must work through their past resentments in order to spread their mom’s ashes and fulfill her last fantasy. As the kids wrestle with their past, Roarke remembers their mom, her very first guest as the host of Fantasy Island. Meanwhile, Ruby is surprised to discover how little she knows about Isla.
#9 - Once Upon a Time in Havana
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/31/2021
Percussionist Alma wants to be accepted by her tight-knit Cuban family, but to understand why they disapprove of her musical career, she must revisit their history.
#10 - Forever and a Day
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2023
Oliver’s fantasy is to surprise his boyfriend Emilio with the perfect proposal, but when Emilio says no, Oliver finds himself reliving that day over and over again. Meanwhile, Roarke, also caught in the time loop, must confront her fears about her relationship with Javier.
#11 - Gwenivere of Glendale
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/10/2023
Gwen's fantasy is to go back in time and be the Princess she longs to be—pampered, rich, and cared-for. At first, the fantasy is everything she dreamed of—the gowns, the pageantry, everyone bowing to her. But Gwen soon finds out the King is preparing to marry her off to a cruel, ambitious Prince. With the marriage looming, Gwen has no choice but to flee. She befriends a Soldier and together they hatch a dangerous escape plan. Ruby isn't feeling like herself and Roarke suspects it has something to do with Isla.
#13 - Walk a Country Mile
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2023
A country music star with writer's block, Shay, fantasizes about being anonymous so she can focus on finishing her next album. Her beleaguered assistant, Beau, is surprised when Roarke offers him a fantasy too. When their fantasies begin, Shay and Beau realize they've traded places: Shay is a complete unknown and Beau is the star. Javier learns something new about Helene's life before her mother's death.
#15 - #Happy
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2023
Amber's fantasy is to have her actual life be as perfect as her Instagram life. But when Amber's family transforms into the perfect Insta-versions of themselves, she soon realizes something about all this perfection is very wrong. Meanwhile, Roarke presents another guest, Isaiah, with an envelope that reveals the date of his death.
#16 - The Romance & The Bromance
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/14/2021
A bookworm who wants to say yes to life goes back in time to meet her favorite author, and a competitive survivalist learns that the ultimate challenge is something he hasn't trained for.
#17 - Tara and Jessica's High School Reunion; Cat Lady
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/2023
Longtime best friends, Tara and Jessica, want to rule their 30th High School Reunion, but their plans go sideways when everyone is forced to tell the truth. Andi wants to know if her cat BoBo loves her as much as she loves him. Roarke juggles a secret romance, as Ruby and Gina spend more time together.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#18 - Quantum Entanglement
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/24/2021
Flamboyant, eccentric Eileen wants to spend time with her estranged daughter and her family, but they refuse to see her. Meanwhile, disillusioned physics professor Charles wants to know if there is something more out there.
#20 - His and Hers; The Heartbreak Hotel
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/17/2021
Two adventurers, whose marriage has grown stale want to have the ultimate adventure together. Meanwhile, after sleeping for 35 years, widower Brent, must decide if he is ready to face his grief awake.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#21 - Hungry Christine; Mel Loves Ruby
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/10/2021
Roarke welcomes a local morning show host, Christine Collins, who has a simple fantasy: she wants to eat. And eat. And eat. But when Christine gets to Fantasy Island, she'll realize that she's hungry for much more than food. Roarke's other guests include Ruby Akuda, who arrives on Fantasy Island with her husband; Ruby is afflicted with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV