‘Bachelor Pad’ Season 3 Episode 2 Recap/Review

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Last weeks episode of Bachelor Pad welcomed us to the world of drama, hookups, poolside living, and nonstop drinking. With couples already forming and many more yet to come, this episode looks to have more drama and tears than the last.

Every episode I have different favorite and hated players. Last week my favorites were Michael and Kalon, and I also liked Chris, Reid, and Paige (who went home) while I disliked the twins Brittany and Erica, and Ed and I was beginning to dislike Blakeley. I was unsure how I felt about Erica Rose because she is aggravating but also kind of entertaining with her honesty and catty-ness. I guess we shall see in the next few episodes. Normally my favorites are the guys that create the most drama or are terribly sweet.

Initial Thoughts:

They all walk in rather happy from last weeks rose ceremony. Emily Rose almost went home so of course she would be happy, but the woman who was sent home instead, Paige, leaves Reid displeased and Kalon pissed off because he hates ER.

The twins are still the most obnoxious people in the house. As Blakeley says, it’s like Jerry Springer. I don’t know if it’s the yelling or the way they speak. I need them to wear name tags so I can figure out which is which.

The Competition:

As the Olympics are upon us, this weeks challenge was centered around rhythmic gymnastics. After hearing this, you can imagine how the men reacted to such an activity. The best man and woman will get roses and dates while the worst man and woman get a vote against them for the coming rose ceremony. will They perform as groups of men or women and they have two hours to learn their choreography. It’s hilarious to watch everybody practice for their routines as almost everybody is AWFUL.

I still love Michael’s commentary about what goes on. We all knew the men were bad at the challenge, but he goes on to tell us that Ed and Reid are the worst: they clunk around like it’s walking, but a step below that. Then we see the women and they’re not any better. Donna, Jamie, and Blakeley are all the best but everybody else look like disasters waiting to happen. Of course, as Michael is saying that all the men are awful he is also picking up the routine quite easily.

As everybody goes inside to prepare for their performances they are faced with tight outfits full of Spandex. Isn’t it fun to be a gymnast? The girls are horrified by the outfits they have to wear, but then realize that if what they have is any indication, the guys will be quite interesting to watch as well. The men don’t even know how to put on the leotards. Former Bachelorette Ashley and her fiancé JP are two of the judges for this competition with a former Olympian. While watching the women perform Kalon makes his first awful remark of the episode (season?) and I’m so pleased. Yes, for the rest of the season there will be a Kalon-watch for amazing quotes such as “Shopping and gymnastics, what the f*ck else do you have to do with your life?” I don’t even have the thought to be offended by the things that he says, because I just love his nastiness in this show. Michael relates the girls to a preschool dance recital with ribbons, lowered down a level. Chris Harrison can’t even say good job to the girls. But then it’s the men’s performance next and they are amazing. Michael seems to be leading them with a count so they all stay in time and then reminders of what they’re doing next with cute pet names for the moves, and it was just incredible.

Erica Rose and Ed are the losers of the challenge, each with one vote against them going into the rose ceremony while Blakeley and Michael won the roses and dates.

The Romantic Date / Drama in the House:

Chris had been planning who he wanted to bring on a date if he won the challenge: Donna, to spice things up, Jamie, and Lindzi, but then once Blakeley won the rose and he didn’t he immediately decides that he’ll stay with Blakeley to stay in for longer. Such a conniving player, and I can’t say I dislike him for it. All the drama is so much more entertaining. Erica Rose goes off trying to find Michael asking him to take her on the date so he can save her which he says he knew he would have to do immediately once he got the rose. Both Michael and ER are veterans of this show, and although he thought strategically last season this time it is all for the “love connection.” Does this mean he isn’t bringing ER? That would probably make everybody quite happy. He takes Rachel, Lindzi, and Donna on the date to rock the night away leaving ER very angry.

Donna’s crush on Michael is so cute but when they’re dancing he doesn’t look into her like he used to look into Holly. Especially after we get comments on his dance with Rachel (romantic), it doesn’t look like Donna would be getting the safety rose. They’re dancing and being really playful and goofy which definitely shows that their being themselves around each other. Throw in the fact that she pulls him in for a kiss, and it’s no wonder she got the rose. While having his one on one time with Donna she shows him the drawing that she made of him, which could be really weird and awkward and embarrassing… But it wasn’t. He knows that she’s liked him forever so he tries to “fulfill a fantasy for her” by kissing her and then not giving her the rose. I feel like it might be worse that he kissed her and lead her on a bit without giving her the rose.

Back in the house, it’s Jamie’s birthday and her partner Ryan is going all out. He is so cute, he baked her a cake and put roses on her pillow with balloons and everything. It’s unfortunate because Ryan wants more than friendship from her while Jamie wants to hook up with Chris. Oh the drama once she finds out that Chris is staying partnered with Blakeley. In his journal Chris says that it isn’t normally one to sweet-talk a girl when he doesn’t mean it, but he is this time to stay in the game. Clearly he isn’t into Jamie or Blakeley, but he’s doing what “he has to” to win, I’m sure that won’t play out like he expects. Jamie is still confident in what she has with Chris… until she comes into her room that night and discovers Chris in Blakeley’s bed (the bunk under hers). Chris was so sure that he would be able to wrap Jamie around his finger, looks like that isn’t the case now. I’m glad that all alliances are based around the bedroom because that isn’t a stupid way to make your strategy.

As Blakeley won the challenge, she got a group date with three men. Chris automatically assumed that he was going on the date and he desperately tried to convince her not to bring Dave, one of the fans, on the date with her but she ended up choosing him and Ed as well as Chris, angering her partner to no end. The four of them go on a date soapbox racing. As they’re decorating their cars Ed is having a really fun time making his creative and I love that he’s just having a fun time. He also doesn’t seem to have any problem with Dave while Chris positively hates him. Ed ends up winning the derby and it was so cute. He is so relaxed and doesn’t care about anything so it’s just funny that he won. After Dave makes a play to give her all of his votes, she still gives the rose to Chris.

Once they get back from their date everybody is getting a little frisky. Two girls are making out, Lindzi and another girl are in bed with Kalon, Rachel and Michael, and Dave and a twin, and then Ed being crazy once again. Ed and Sarah hook up and he is being crazy and calling unneeded attention to them. I still think that Lindzi and Kalon are so cute right now, they’re just cuddled up under a blanket together with his arm around her. They slept in the same bed that night and it’s still just so cute.

With more twin drama, I just can’t handle them. I’m so happy when we don’t see them so hopefully they’ll leave tonight. One of them is complaining because she is being called a slut and the other one is crying because of something else. Everybody in the house is so angry because they’re being loud as everyone is trying to sleep. If I’m frustrated with hearing it then I can’t even imagine how the girls are feeling. As all the women sleep in one room and the men sleep in another room I would just go find a guy to cuddle up beside so I wouldn’t have to see it. Instead of saying Bachelor Pad it sounds like she’s saying Bazzr Pad. Really?

As Erica T and Brittany are fighting Erica (I think) decides that it’s better to just leave and listen to the sister because their fighting will never end otherwise. As she walks past Kalon and Lindzi’s bed to say goodbye to Dave, Kalon says bye to the girl. After she leaves Lindzi asks him which girl it was and he doesn’t even know. At least we won’t have to deal with them anymore. Does this mean that they won’t be sending any girl home this week? That would definitely save ER. Dave is devastated that they left because of strategy and him being the only fan. Do we all forget that Donna is a fan too?

Men Staying:

  1. Michael
  2. Chris
  3. Kalon
  4. Reid
  5. Nick
  6. Tony
  7. David
  8. Ed

Women Staying:

  1. Blakeley
  2. Rachel
  3. Jamie
  4. Lindzi
  5. Jocelyn
  6. Sarah
  7. Erica Rose
  8. Donna

More Comments:

Have the producers decided that adding fans into the mix was a bad idea yet? Clearly they’re all being voted off at the beginning and people dislike him and it’s really ridiculous. Please never do that again?

What did you think of the episode?

‘Bachelor Pad’ Season 3 Episode 2 Recap/Review

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