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As the summer comes to a close, so too must the summer sleaze. Finales of Bachelor Pad are unlike their regular season counterparts as there are no competitions. In fact, it seems to resemble The Bachelor‘s After The Final Rose more closely. If one of your favourite contestants was voted off earlier in the season, then this is the episode to find out where they are now. Are your favourite couples still together? During the discussion portion of the episode, host Chris Harrison will chat with them and find out.
Previews for this episode make it seem terribly dramatic and exciting. So here we go…
I don’t know if they forgot to add the cheering fan sound with the twins, but everybody else had huge cheers and the twins got nothing. In the recap clip we get one of Kalon’s amazing quotes “Well yeah I’m a lier… do you want me to elaborate on that?” The first subject Chris touches on is the Kalon and Lindzi (Kindzi) relationship. They say they’re still going, but it appears they’re not one of those couples that are big on PDA. As Lindzi is saying how great she thinks Kalon is, Erica Rose decides to ruin the moment, telling Lindzi to be careful because Kalon has been seen with other women. Isn’t he allowed friends?
Michael is the first on the hot seat. He was a champion from the second season, and immediately became one of the frontrunners in this season. His relationship with Rachel, which seemed like it could go somewhere during the show, turns out to have been just a fling. The drama that was expected, that he was dating somebody else the whole time or something to that magnitude, isn’t true. Of course later, that does turn out to be true. To be honest, expecting that you’re little summer camp relationship will last outside of the house is normally unrealistic. I’m not saying it never happens… but it’s rare. Erica Rose looks so nice today, her hair is a much better colour and it’s shorter which definitely suits her a lot more. Unfortunately, she isn’t acting very nice. Ruining the moment earlier between Kindzi, and now getting all up in Michael’s hot seat moment and basically telling him he deserved to hear the comments she said about him and Holly from a previous season. It’s still uncalled for.
Jaclyn is next on the hot seat. Her weird relationship with Ed and Rachel’s betrayal are expected topics, but they never even discuss Ed. Jaclyn definitely isn’t a forgetful human being, and she completely dislikes Rachel still. Her humility is astounding while she talks about how much she controlled the game. Welcome to Bachelor Pad sweetheart, nothing is ever set in stone.
Blakeley’s big moment has come, bringing her onto the hot seat next. First, the love triangle between Chris, Jamie, and Blakeley. Suddenly Jaclyn is involved, everybody thinks Jamie is fake, and as things seem like they’re about to get really tense the conversation switches to Blakeley’s wonderful relationship with Tony. The happiness and adorableness that both of them express is just so cute, I really hope they keep going strong. Tony tells of how he immediately liked her but Chris got her, and although he was friend zoned a few times he still pursued her, and finally he came out successful. I love that he never gave up. But that’s not all… Tony and Blakeley have an announcement. She’s moving in with him to Portland, Oregon. You think that’s the whole announcement? You’d be terribly wrong. Suddenly, Tony starts making some big speech, and everyone is suddenly realizing that he’s proposing. Their proposal was definitely the most real of any on the Bachelor shows, as it wasn’t planned for the final rose as normal. In other news, she looked incredibly gorgeous during the episode.
When Rachel got onto the stage, she opens up about how hurt she was after discovering how Michael led her on. She also reveals Michael’s relationship with someone else in Chicago. He never denies it, so is he not as good of a guy as everybody thought? I can’t say that I have enough information to judge, but he definitely isn’t as completely sweet as everyone thought. He’s also on a reality sleaze show, so is that really surprising?
Chris jumps into a description about how much his family and friends have judged him from his behaviour on the show. They should too. His sister should be mad about how he’s treating other women, his father should be mad because he didn’t raise Chris like that, and so on. I don’t know how Sarah can stay with him after his treatment of the other girls because he always had such glee when talking about his deception of the other girls. Ugh.
Nick and Rachel are one of the couples that have made it to the finale. Forced to be partners after Rachel’s partner Michael left, they won the final challenge which automatically placed them in the finale where they took Chris and Sarah along with them. This was a good strategic decision for them, as there was a much better chance they would get to the money as opposed to with Ed and Jaclyn. Unfortunately, this left a very shaky friendship between Jaclyn and Rachel, as Jaclyn had been completely loyal up until she was voted off. Will she choose to vote for Chris and Sarah just because of Rachel’s decision or will she stay loyal to her best friend?
Chris and Sarah are the second couple in the finale with a chance at the money. They won the first challenge of last episode, giving them the decision to send home Blakeley and Tony. With so many people against them, it was definitely a good choice for Nick and Rachel to choose them.
No longer is their fate up to them, everybody is now allowed to ask questions to determine who they will vote for before
The votes that we see:
Erica Rose: Chris/Sarah
Immediately after Jaclyn casts her vote, she runs up to Rachel and they are hugging and smiling, looks like she isn’t as angry as first thought.
Nick and Rachel are now escorted to two different rooms. Two signs, one reads keep and one reads share. If both choose share, they each get half the money ($125,000). If one chooses keep while the other picks share, the one who chose to keep the money gets all of it ($250,000). The big risk, is if both choose keep then neither of them get the money, and it is split between the other 16 contestants.Doesn’t that make for some interesting strategizing! As the rest of the contestants are discussing the options, the only person who would take the money for himself is “SWAT”, one of the fans who left on the first day. Michael doesn’t understand why somebody would be so greedy as to take all of it, when half is plenty, and everybody else thinks that Rachel and Nick are honorable enough to share.
Rachel reveals first, choosing share, leaving Nick with the possibility to get $125,000 or $250,000. Before revealing what he chose, he describes how much nobody thought he would win, nobody thought he was important or a contender, and Rachel never wanted him as a partner and didn’t decide to stay to help him, but because Michael and Jaclyn wanted her to. Suddenly, he reveals that he chose to keep the money. Rachel can’t handle that she lost, the other contenders are stunned into silence (and anger), and the audience loves the decision.
I think this ending is just like Survivor. Everybody always wants to say how honest they were, or how sorry they were for lying to people, but the entire point is to “outwit, outlast, outplay” in Survivor, and it’s similar to this show. Isn’t the point to win the money? Doesn’t everybody lie? This time the winner didn’t lie and cheat and do silly things to win, he stayed under the radar and coasted through by letting everybody else get caught up in the drama while he waited for his time to swoop in.
What did you think of the winner and all the drama?
None of my former favourites are left, so I guess this time I will say that Blakeley and Tony are my favourite because they have a successful relationship (so far). For that reason, I also like Sarah and Chris right now.
For the first competition, the winning group does not get roses. Instead, everybody must pack their bags as the winner gets to decide a couple to go home. ‘Hanging by a thread’ is the challenge. One half of the couple sits above the pool on a seat. The second half of the couple sits and answers Bachelor Pad trivia. Every wrong answer to the trivia questions results in one rope being cut. After three of the six ropes are cut, the person above the pool is hanging by their hands on a trapeze bar. The last person hanging on to their bar (or sitting) wins. Tony’s ropes are cut first, then Sarah, and lastly Ed and they fall in order. Chris loses only one rope as Ed falls, making Chris and Sarah win the challenge. The Sarah/Chris relationship and team is doing really well.
Their prize is to send a team home, and they choose Blakeley and Tony. I’m quite disappointed by who they sent home as I had just said that I liked their team best. When Chris says something to each of the teams as to reasons to send them home… Chris said worse things about the other two teams than about them, but oh well. It’s really cute that Tony gets in her limo as well. Looks like I don’t have to wonder whether Blakeley and Tony are back together though, as – without any spoilers – we’ll find out more on the finale!
The second challenge of the episode results in roses for the winning couple, and the decision as to who joins them in the finale. If you want annoying sounds emanating from your TV, then this is the challenge for you! A big scale karaoke competition at the Hollywood Paladium of the song Sister Christian by Night Ranger. The judges? Night Ranger. Well isn’t that nerve-wracking. At least they get a day to prepare?
Everybody says they’re awful at singing, but you know that at least one person is going to turn out to be reasonably okay. Ed immediately starts planning different creative moves to enhance their performance, and as he knows this song really well from listening to it all the time he probably has an edge. Ed and Jaclyn seemed to be the best at first, but as they continue they start to go downhill. Chris says that Sarah can’t sing, but he isn’t too much better. Sarah went from confidently thinking she was okay but actually not being that good, to being terribly self conscious of how bad she is and not wanting to sing anymore. Nick and Rachel don’t even know the words of the song, so I don’t really know how they’ll succeed with that one. Everybody gets a vocal coach which is good, but I can’t help but feel sorry for those coaches. How out of work were they to get this gig?
When they pull up to the theatre on the night of their performance there’s a bunch of girls in front cheering for them and their names are on the marquee. Such an exciting night for them. Sarah writes lyrics on Chris’ arms incase he forgets the words which is a good idea… but even he thinks he’ll sweat it off. All of the hairspray and eyeliner and 80s clothes… Oh such a wonderful challenge.
And the performances begin. The costumes are entertaining, and my favourite is definitely Rachel’s: a sparkly midriff baring top and leather jacket, jean shorts, and ? So cute. The first performance is Rachel and Nick. I can’t imagine how terrifying this would be, I definitely couldn’t do it. Her voice is decent, but her voice is quite spacey. They seem to be having a bunch of fun, and Nick really pulls out a good rock persona. Nothing seemed very noteworthy though. Jaclyn and Ed perform next. His crazy blond hair is ridiculous and it makes me want to cry. In the most awkward performance, Jaclyn forgets the words within seconds, and they don’t remember very many more lines after that. They end up dry humping on stage and she gives Ed a lap dance. Everybody looked very awkward for them, so I guess they won’t be getting the roses. Sarah and Chris are last, and they seem to have a good chance of winning. They’re very high energy and having a lot of fun. Sarah is a bit crazy in her dance movements, Chris strips off his shirt, they’re just a fun hot mess. The judges seem to like Rachel and Nick’s, hate Jaclyn and Ed’s, and found Sarah and Chris’…entertaining? The winner of this competition was Rachel and Nick. For Nick’s first win, this was really big. They also get to decide who will join them in the finals.
Final Rose Ceremony:
This is a big rose ceremony. One team stays and one team goes. Jaclyn is all freaked out because if Rachel doesn’t take her then their friendship is ruined, and Chris is devastated that he doesn’t have any power. Nick and Rachel begin thinking about the strategy. Nick wants to take Chris and Sarah to win, while Rachel wants to take her friends Ed and Jaclyn. While Nick says that Rachel won’t lose Jaclyn as a friend if Rachel sends her home, Jaclyn says otherwise. Rachel ends up agreeing with Nick and Ed and Jaclyn go home. Chris is the go to guy for comforting the women. I don’t know why, but since his drama ended I’ve really taken a liking to him again.
Couples In The Final:
- Rachel and Nick
- Sarah and Chris
Jaclyn does nothing but swear about Rachel when in the limo home. Everybody seems so incredibly spiteful and silly during this game. She’s dead to you because you can’t win the money that you don’t need? Get over it.
In the preview for next episode Rachel is wandering around backstage yelling and crying and being overly dramatic, Michael Stagliano and Rachel have a confrontation, and something shocks everybody. And, of course, somebody wins the $250,000.
What do you think of the couples moving into the final? Who do you want to win?
Last week, Blakeley and Tony started up a relationship, and with a twist in the voting, Erica Rose and Michael left.
My favourites have been Michael and Kalon, but now that Michael is gone I’m down to Kalon only. Hopefully we get more of him because Michael is gone?
Rachel is devastated that Michael is gone because she was falling in love with him. From now on, everybody competes as couples — competing as couples, voting as couples, leaving as couples. This creates some new drama as to how to get certain people home. Rachel and Nick are now partnered together, as they were the only two without partners after this rose ceremony. Everybody thinks that Nick and Rachel aren’t going to last, but without the emotions that every other couple has it could work better. Unless everybody targets them.
This week, we get to see how awful all the contestants are at spelling. They get into a yellow school bus and show up at an auditorium for a spelling bee. Everybody immediately freaks out about how awful they are at spelling. How is everybody so bad at this? Kalon is the only person reasonably unconcerned but he turns out to be just as bad at everybody else. When the judges (some school kids) show up, everybody comments how they look like they just stepped out of Hogwarts, which was so adorable. After going through fourteen rounds where it is down to Jaclyn/Ed and Sarah/Chris, Sarah and Chris succeed and get the roses. Both of the final teams get overnight dates.
The Romantic Dates / In-House Drama:
Chris and Sarah’s overnight date starts immediately after winning the challenge. They are flown out somewhere and they get on a cute little train. Sarah looks like she’ll fall over in her heels, this is an absurd outfit to wear in a field. Apparently Sarah decides that she’s falling for Chris, which is kind of ridiculous, have you seen Chris’ track record? Although they do look incredibly cute together. I didn’t realize that Chris was still hurting from Emily, I didn’t realize that he really was hurt from Emily considering his reactions with this show. If Sarah says ‘Oh my God’ once more… They get into serious conversations over dinner and I love that they’re able to have these kinds of conversations. I really think they’re date is cute.
Back in the house, Rachel is still considering leaving and Jaclyn tries to get her to stay. As Nick tries to convince Rachel to stay, she decides that being away from Michael isn’t worth the money. Can’t she think about how Nick wants the money as well? Clearly not. The conniving starts with Jaclyn mentioning that they want to eliminate Kalon and Lindzi because Lindzi has been less into the strategy then everyone else. I love how Kalon looked at Lindzi during the spelling bee like he was admiring her so much. I love how cute they always look together. They seem really chill, like they’d make it outside of the show.
Last week, Ed told Jaclyn that he didn’t have feelings for her in front of everyone. Jaclyn was really hurt by this, and she’s clearly in love with him, and today we apparently have even more reveals from Ed to add to the hurt. In a plane they get a beautiful tour of the Channel islands. As Jaclyn contemplates how to put herself out there and tell Ed that she likes him, Ed tries to tell Jaclyn that he’s been pursuing somebody at home. This girl and Ed agreed to break up while he was on this show because he was going to hook up with people while on the show. He’s slept with at least two girls on the show, and although he told Sarah about this other girl he hadn’t specifically told Jaclyn expecting that she knew, but I don’t know if that other girl is really going to want to get back together with him afterward. They seem to have an actual, important conversation but then Ed acts a bit douchey, and I just can’t handle Jaclyn not ending the ‘relationship’ with him. Ed just doesn’t want to make the distinction between couple/team/relationship, because he wants to leave space for his girl back home while also getting sex at the house. Jaclyn doesn’t want to look like a whore, and forgetting that she’s on the Bachelor Pad? She doesn’t look like a whore, I feel so bad for her because things with Ed seem to have taken such a bad turn. Ed wants the best of both worlds and she shouldn’t let him get that.
In the house, Tony takes Blakeley on a cute little date in the backyard even though they don’t have a one-on-one date. He keeps saying such cute things. They get into a discussion about her trust issues, but he seems willing to try, so I’d love to see them work out.
After getting back in the house after their date, Jaclyn and Ed are given the opportunity to give roses to a couple. Unable to give the roses to themselves, they need to find the couple most loyal to them. Nick/Rachel make the ploy that Tony/Blakeley are a big threat for the money at the end. Blakeley/Tony don’t trust Chris/Sarah and so they need the assistance. Kalon/Lindzi are nervous because if they don’t get saved they’ll probably get sent home – and they’ll be forever loyal. In the end, they give the rose to Blakeley and Tony, and I’m really happy that they get to stay for another week and progress in their relationship. “Just because we’re not emotional alcoholics, doesn’t mean we don’t want this as much as everybody else” Yes, Kalon… Very true, and I’m happy you’re not an emotional alcoholic yelling and running around the house like a madman, but it means I don’t get to see you very often.
Kalon makes one final play for voting off Nick and Rachel, because he wants to protect Lindzi. Feeling as though he has let her down by not helping her get to the final anymore, he makes the suggestion to Blakeley and Tony that Rachel and Nick aren’t a couple and they don’t need more time together like himself and Lindzi, and all of a sudden everything goes crazy. Nick starts saying things he shouldn’t to Blakeley and Tony, making himself more likely to be voted off while Rachel goes and calls Michael to get comfort during this difficult time. Seriously, it’s ridiculous how much one tiny comment that Kalon made blossomed into this frantic play for who to send home.
- Chris & Sarah
- Tony & Blakeley
- Ed & Jaclyn
- Nick & Rachel
I always enjoy getting this far into the show, where couples are voting each other off. Just because you want one half of the couple to go/stay doesn’t mean you can immediately chuck them off anymore.
My favourties for this episode was still Kalon (as always), but I like the Tony/Blakeley coupling. For two weeks in a row my favourite men have left, unfortunately this means I will not get to see Kalon anymore, and I have to admit I’m terribly devastated.
Do you like the single or couple voting better? Let me know in the comments below!
Last week, Chris desperately tried to eliminate his partner Blakeley as he found a new girl, Sarah, to partner and hook up with but instead his other hookup partner Jamie left.
Throughout the season my favourites have been Kalon and Michael, and that didn’t change through the last episode. With Chris having switched partners from Blakeley to Sarah, and Tony’s partner Jamie being chucked, they came together to be quite the force. Not only did we see a force on the challenge side, but we also saw it on their date in the romance side.Throughout the season, Michael and Kalon have been my favourites and this did not change last week. This was also the first week that we saw Tony as a featured player in this game. The only man left who we still haven’t seen much from is Nick. Although he was on a 3on1 date he hasn’t had any romances or strategic moments, leaving a lot to be desired from him.
This week’s challenge was “The Great Fall of China.” The women compete against each other (and men against each other) walking back and forth with a tray, adding a cup and saucer each time until they make it with six of each. Every time the cups and saucers fall they must restart their laps, making the lead change quickly. Along with trying to not let the dishes fall, one also isn’t allowed to touch the dishes while going through the path. The three front runners in this race were Sarah, Lindzi, and Blakeley. When this challenge was initially brought up Blakeley was definitely the most excited because she used to be a waitress at Hooters. Although Sarah was the first to finish with 6 cups and saucers, in the last few seconds she touched the dishes to steady them, leaving her eliminated. In the end, Blakeley did win the challenge as expected. This left Chris incredibly displeased as he would be unable to vote off Blakeley as he had hoped. But then when it was the men’s turn to do the challenge he was unable to win the rose for himself, letting it go to Blakeley’s teammate, Tony. Leaving everybody else thoroughly annoyed, Blakeley helped Tony along throughout the challenge, never more than a few steps away and always with supportive words and encouragement. Personally, I liked this team. Blakeley was the only person that supported her teammate, and we never heard bad comments. If Tony thinks he can put up with her ‘nagging’ then more power to him.
The Romantic Dates / In-House Drama:
Because partners Blakeley and Tony won the date, Chris Harrison comes in and asks if Blakeley would take him on her date which she agrees to. She is then made to give her rose somebody else, allowing them a date as well. Giving her safety rose to the man who had yet to be on a date, Kalon is now able to take is wonderful woman on the date of their lives. With the option of a normal or an overnight date, Blakeley elects to go on the second one with Tony, giving Kalon the opportunity for the normal (non-sleepover) date.
Kalon’s date card shows up and with it two boxes. Kalon’s obvious choice of Lindzi for the date brings with it beautiful jewelry and a Bentley to drive around in. Blakeley is jealous of the finery, but looks forward to her date even more. They follow their GPS directions across LA to a closed bridge where they find a dinner set up for them overlooking the LA skyline. I have been incredibly excited for the glimpses of Kalon that we have been seeing in the past few episodes, but this was the best yet. Seeing Kalon proclaim that he “might be kind of maybe falling in love” with Lindzi was so amazing. Although we never saw her response, we did see a massive smile form on her face as he was making his proclamation. I really do hope he is happy with her (as when I googled images of their date I discovered they seem to still be dating about a month later).
Blakeley chose the overnight date, imagining planes and trips ands cruises and other lavish date ideas while her and Tony actually get a Jeep, a trailer, and blankets under the stars. Although initially shocked by the difference from the Kalon/Lindzi date, they make the most of it. The fact that their date was so relaxed and normal meant the chemistry they exhibited had a better chance of being real and progressing post-BP. The cutest moment was when Tony turned the radio on in the Jeep and they danced around it until they started kissing. Upon getting home, Chris B seemed really frustrated with Tony for being enchanted by Blakeley, but I don’t see the problem with anybody but Chris in this scenario. Maybe if he kept his word he wouldn’t be in this mess…? When they get back from the date and Tony is about to hand out his safety rose to one of the women in the house Blakeley momentarily gets concerned that Tony won’t follow through on what they discussed, but he does end up giving it to Jaclyn instead of Sarah like Chris insisted.
Michael isn’t stopped by not winning the challenge, and he pulls Rachel away for a little one on one time together. His guitar is there, and they just end up cuddling and chatting about how they’re falling for each other. Another cute moment with them that I would hope to see more of…
Chris Harrison comes in on the night of the rose ceremony to shake up the voting. This week, everybody votes for a woman to go home, and then immediately after not receiving a rose, she chooses a man to be sent home with her. Suddenly everybody is fretting about going home. Before this switch, Chris was terrified about going home but afterward he thinks he is safe until he starts getting worried again. He is such an emotional wreck on this show, I can’t handle him anymore.
With Chris wanting to vote out Lindzi but being unable to because she’ll send him home, he sets his sights on anybody else. Michael starts thinking about how his alliance can’t send Sarah home as she will bring Michael down with her, so he sets his sights on Erica Rose. The plan was to spread word that Chris was trying to send ER home, so she would bring Chris with her, but after lots of angry discussions and one genius play, it all falls apart. In a stroke of genius, Chris brought Erica Rose into the deliberation room to directly show her that he wasn’t voting against her. Although his vote for Lindzi meant that it might hurt him if Lindzi were to be voted out, it helped him when ER had more votes against her.
I am very sad to see Michael go. He was one of two favourites, and now I only have Kalon to support. My favourite relationships were the Kalon/Lindzi relationship along with the Michael/Rachel one. I really hope that Michael and Rachel reconnected after the show ended because they did seem to be hitting it off rather well, and I’d like him to find someone good after all the drama from the previous season with Holly and Blake. Erica Rose acted so horribly at the end when sending Michael home. I enjoyed some of the strategy that went into the vote, but the way it turned out at the end left a bitter taste in my mouth – and not just because of who left, but how.
What did you think of this new voting system for the episode? Did you like the dates? Let me know below?
Last week, Reid’s plan to eliminate Ed backfired into sending him and Donna home while Rachel went for love rather than strategy when giving away her safety rose.
Michael and Kalon remained as my favourites, with Ed and Rachel moving up in esteem.
Surprising everybody, Chris comes in with information for their next challenge. They all have surveys to fill out that relate “somehow”. Is it really difficult to see where this is going? We get Kalon’s view of what this is: who’s the dumbest, who’s the fattest, who’s the ugliest, and the list goes on… Making every answer either him or Erica Rose. So basically his favourite activity ever — picking apart other people and making himself look better.
This week’s competition is in the form of a gameshow. The first round is love/romance trivia and the second is titled ‘who said that’. The girl and guy with the best scores get roses and dates, while the losers get an extra vote against them at the rose ceremony.
The ladies are up first, with Sarah expecting to win. Upon getting to questions about the Bachelor World (which suitor on Gillian’s season had a foot fetish? answer: Tanner) Sarah took off getting many answers right and gaining a fan base out of Chris. Does he try to piss of Blakeley or does that come naturally?
They tried to pick out some of the fun quotes, so here goes… Can you guess who said which? 1) When asked who had accomplished most in their life, they said “Me, I’m amazing.” 2) Other than to win the money, “Ed is on the show because he doesn’t want to be forgotten, as his season was twenty years ago” 3) When asked who had accomplished least in their life, they said “Blakeley” 4) The person in the house who would make the worst parent is “Erica, because she eats her hair” 5) When first seeing the girls in their rhythmic gymnastic outfits, he thought “sexy thoughts” (Answers: Ed, Chris, Nick, Kalon, and Dave). Whenever the quote was bad at least one girl expected it was Kalon, but admittedly I thought he said the first one. Jaclyn got the rose and date for the girls.
Next, it was the mens turn. Michael and Ed are in the running for first place during the love/romance questions, but Ed pulled ahead in the second round. Can you guess who said what? 1) The number of men this woman slept with is“11, wait 12, no 9″ 2) The most scandalous place this woman has ever had sex is “on top of a car in a public parking lot” 3) This girl would rather “sleep with Chris than their current partner because ‘he is so hot’” 4) This girl said “Jaclyn is the most fake because she lies and manipulates constantly” 5) Another girl said “Jamie is the most annoying in the house because she hangs over ever guy and spins in circles for no reason” (Blakeley, Sarah, Jamie, Jamie, and Blakeley).
This week is the start of 1on1 dates instead of the 3on1′s because producers want us to actually be intrigued in the dates.
The Romantic Dates / In-House Drama:
Jamie already regrets her comments about Jaclyn immediately going to Michael and Kalon for help. Kalon-watch has already started for this episode, but the winning quote so far is “I’d much rather be the guy to soothe her soul for five more minutes before she’s f*cking executed. I mean, when you put a dog down you pet it’s head right?” Such a great guy, so sweet.
Sarah schemes about having Ed all for herself while Jaclyn gets her date card and ends up choosing Ed for herself instead. Can Sarah please stop obsessing about Ed? He hasn’t even said that he likes Sarah! It was a very cute date even though I dislike Jaclyn. They both seemed to have a good time and they acted really goofy around each other so it seemed natural. When they get to the picnic, there is a rose waiting for them. As Jaclyn took Ed on the date and he also had a rose she gets to give it to another man in the house who will get his own date. At first, Jaclyn wanted to give the rose to Kalon because he’s starting something up with Lindzi. Let me tell you, that would be one of my favourite dates of the season. Unfortunately, Ed wanted to give the rose to Chris instead, so we will get to see a date with him later.
Once Chris has the rose he shocks everybody by choosing Sarah instead of Blakeley (partner) or Jamie (last nights hookup partner). Their date begins with them being driven around and told to buckle their seat belts before they start making their own action movie. They end in a hotel and decide to stay the night. I didn’t realize you were allowed to skip out on the house and stay later. I’m really excited to see his decisions to blow up in his face at the rose ceremony. The parallels the editors of the show create are juxtaposed so well. Jamie excited for Chris to come home cut to Chris and Sarah making out in the pool. Jamie wishing they don’t have too much fun, cut to Chris and Sarah getting a hotel room. I wonder if Ed is still pleased he helped give the rose to Chris instead of Kalon. He doesn’t look pleased. But nor does Kalon, who looks so angry he could murder someone, or is that his normal face? Yeah, everybody else looks angry so I assume he actually is angry as well.
Because Chris didn’t win the challenge, Chris Harrison walks in to give Ed a rose to hand out to save one girl from elimination. Instead of choosing between Blakeley and Jamie, he hands over the rose to Rachel who would have been safe anyway because she is with Michael. At least he isn’t choosing sides and is keeping with his alliance.
- Erica Rose
This episode was amazing with all of Kalon’s quips and commentary, and did you see his shirt during the game? He looked so cute. The Kalon-love has come to such a high point in this episode. More amazing lines of his:”this place would be so boring without us, thank god for us” and ”yes, let’s diminish our numbers.” Am I the only one that finds his vernacular incredibly entertaining to listen to? He seems to be getting noticed more this week and becoming a frontrunner, good for him. I really hope his relationship with Lindzi works out, because he actually talks about her in a good way and I haven’t heard any disrespectful remarks about or towards her. The biggest smile I have ever seen on that girls face when Kalon’s name was called for a rose though…
In the previews for next week it seems as though Kalon/Lindzi and Rachel/Michael have 1on1 dates and both have some proclamations of their love. I’m so excited to see some real Kalon-love as the Kalon and Lindzi romance has been incredibly hush-hush. The Michael and Rachel romance has also been kept under wraps. I guess both of those couples just aren’t as dramatic as Chris’ pairings or Ed and Jaclyn.
Until next time, what did you think of the episode?
Last week we saw some romances forming while others ended in heartbreak and the awful twin fans leaving (yayyy!).
The second week led me to follow through with my favorites of Michael and Kalon from the previous week, and I also liked Chris and Ed this time around. My season favorite seems to be Michael so far. As I’m still on Kalon watch for great one liners let’s see if he comes out with any good ones this week!
Reid is trying to be so conniving but he isn’t even good at it! Ugh, it just frustrates me that in every episode he says how much he wants to get Ed out because they’re not friends and Ed stole Gillian from him, and then he can’t even successfully do anything about it. I can’t handle Sarah’s stupidity either. Why would you vote out the guy that you like and why would you tell him? Isn’t that rule number one? I would be so disappointed if Ed left.
This week’s competition is an obstacle course made for the partners. ‘Hot Sludge Funday’ is a relay race where the women go for the first lap of the course. After wading through a vat of pink ‘ice cream’, they climb up a rope ladder, go down a slide of ‘hot fudge’ and then crab crawl through ‘whipped cream’. Next, they get in sacks, dump chopped nuts on their head and hop to the end of the course before finding their men who do the reverse of that course. The goal is for the men to eat the cherry at the end of their portion first.
As everybody seems to be laughing about this, Kalon has the biggest look of apprehension on his face. Him? Going through an obstacle course where his clothes (and himself) will get all sticky and messy as he physically exerts himself? Why would he do that? I’m probably being mean, but he looks so completely unimpressed with this entire idea. As a twist right before the competition starts Chris Harrison has all of the men move to the woman directly left of them so the couples are random. Although I thought of all the ways to induce strategy into the game everybody else worries about whether they like their new partner and whether they are capable of winning with them. Jamie is devastated about being with Ed, while Sarah is excited to be with Michael again. The best partnership is definitely Kalon and Erica Rose, the two Houston socialites that dislike each other. If Kalon was displeased before…
In Kalon’s journal he seems very upbeat about this change in partnership. His amazing line of the episode is derogatory towards Erica Rose: she’ll do well eating her way through the ice cream Pacman style. Ah, isn’t it nice to hear him call someone fat for the billionth time? Jamie was far ahead of the other girls when handing the reins over to Ed before he went from first to last very quickly. Chris’s partner Jocelyn was so far behind it was definitely surprising that he didn’t come in last. Dave and Michael end up finishing so close that the tape needs to be reviewed. Dave and Rachel end up with the win gaining them roses and dates for them + 3.
The Romantic Dates / In-House Drama:
Blakeley’s honor code is absolutely frustrating. How did your choice of taking Dave on a date last week potentially put a target on your back when you already had a rose? It’s not like people would remember that for this week’s rose ceremony. Dave chooses Blakeley, Erica Rose, and Jamie. As Chris said, Blakeley and Jamie have a fight going on, so maybe it wasn’t too wise to bring both of them along. My main thought was why would you take ER on a date? Is she really enticing in any way?
They end up at prom where the girls get to choose from a range of dresses and Dave stands in the middle of ballroom, surrounded by balloons, staring up at where we expect the girls probably are. It’s a bit creepy. He also should probably never dance again because that was pitiful. Blakeley needs to learn how to just relax and be friendly even if she doesn’t like the person she’s around. There is no need for the added drama, especially when you won the argument the first time. Dave doesn’t know what he’s in for tonight. We get a country music prom that I would have thoroughly enjoyed if there were more cowboy boots involved and less horrible dancing. Jamie seems to be the only girl having a fun time with Dave. They get some one-on-one time together where Jamie breaks down about her mum and how she didn’t attend her senior prom. It all gets very emotional for her and Dave looks all weirded out for a little bit until he hands her the rose. I’m pleased because they seem like they could make a cute couple if it weren’t for her Chris obsession. As ER and Blakeley are in the limo heading back to the mansion, ER is trying to console Blakeley until she mentions how cute Dave and Jamie looked. Does she know what console means?
Back in the house, Reid is paranoid about Ed finding out his plan, but it takes a few days before he catches on. The wild mansion parties they have always start off looking like fun but quickly turn into a hot mess. Sarah is freaking out about Ed’s hookup with Jocelyn (obviously he was wasted) even though his hookup with Sarah was also a drunken one. Sarah’s expectations of something long term with Ed clearly isn’t going to pan out, or didn’t she notice his promiscuous ways? Lindzi and Kalon are once again cuddled up in bed together but they constantly edit away from any contact between them. Clearly they’re having a hookup during the season as well but we’re just not allowed to see it? The only reason I can think of is Kalon has something in his contract against it, but that wouldn’t make any sense for this kind of a show. I realized that we never saw him have any contact with Emily either, but that was more because Emily sent him home before that occurred.
Next up is Rachel’s 3on1 date with Michael, Nick, and Tony. We haven’t seen much out of Tony or Nick so far this season, so it’ll be interesting to see their personalities shine throughout the date. Who wants to bet that Michael gets the rose? They end up in Hollywood at a wax museum pranking fans by pretending to be wax figures as well. Michael keeps acting totally crazy and his ‘puppy love’ with Rachel is the cutest thing. They walk into the ‘Bachelor Experience’ section of the museum where they come face to face with Chris Harrison’s wax figure. Or so they thought until he moved. I feel so bad for Tony, because nobody was saying anything nice about him while Rachel and Michael got rave reviews. Poor guy. Michael ends up with the rose as predicted from the start, but Tony doesn’t have any kind words for Michael or Rachel. Rachel was fooled into giving the rose to Michael when he didn’t need it / Tony wanted it more, and Tony would rather be making out with Rachel then hanging out with ‘Captain Protein Powder.’ I’m so pleased with Nick’s new name, but I didn’t realize that getting a safety rose from the date meant an automatic hookup with the rose giver. Come on Tony, just go back to your son already. We didn’t see much personality from Nick or Tony which was boring.
Rachel has started on a big, long, journal rant about how much she likes Michael but how she’s also really scared. Buck up girl! It’s only the third week and even then it doesn’t mean your whole life will be planned out. After we hear her worries through the journal she also voices them with Michael and I’m really pleased that we’re getting the serious Bachelor(ette) talks in the silly hookup show as well. Serious talks can be so lovely on these kinds of shows, especially when Michael talks about friends turning into crushes and feeling warm fuzzies when kissing a girl. He needs to stop being adorable and making me want him. After looking at other blogs he seems to be one of the most liked men from the series as he is one of the only guys who has always shown a genuinely sweet side without turning nasty. A true good guy is difficult to find but always needed.
In the mansion, Jamie is still under the impression that Chris likes her so she’s keen to continue pursuing him. Although he’s said that he isn’t interested in Jamie, her interest in him has reached such an awkward level. How many times can you end up in tears before you decide that you’re done with somebody? I’ve grown tired of the simple Blakeley/Chris/Jamie drama, but it looks as though next episode will introduce a new girl and lots of added drama into the mix.
- Erica Rose
With only one fan left I don’t know how long he’ll last. I expect he’ll only be able to stay if he wins challenges, but I’d like to only have the people I really know well on this season.
Why do I feel like Michael is going to end up winning the money again? He headlines the main alliance, and he seems to have a good head on his shoulders. That’ll be my prediction for the season.
Favorites this week were Michael and Kalon. Ed was fun this week so he might be another frontrunner. Of the girls I’m starting to really like Rachel but I turned on Chris, he was way too frustrating.
Did anybody else notice the Survivor/Tribal Council-esque moment before Chris Harrison let people start voting? It was a bit strange, but not specifically a bad thing.
What did you think of the episode?
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.
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.
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?
- Erica Rose
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?