Here we go with your “Bachelor Pad 2″ spoilers for the season. A lot of good stuff, including some drama I believe that will top anything that happened last season. Obviously I wasn’t there, so I’m not privy to all the drama and how it will play out, but these are the basics you need to know for each episode to guide you through. I’m sure over the course of the next month I’ll find out some more information here and there. When I do, I’ll post them in my regular Tuesday or Friday column then add them to the site. I’m heading to California for the weekend, so I’m still not sure when Friday’s column will be up. If I can post it before I leave, then I will. If not, I’ll finish it up when I’m on the plane.
Here are the basics you need to know. Kind of like a “Bachelor Pad for Dummies” course in case you didn’t watch last season. Everything is pretty much the same.
-The show premieres Monday, August 8th, a week after Ashley’s finale.
-Filming started Tuesday night June 7th ended last Friday the 24th with four remaining people, two “couples”, in LA after spending the last couple days of filming including the final challenge, in Las Vegas.
-Living situation was different this season. Last season, all 19 contestants bunked in the same room. This season, there are 18 contestants and the girls lived upstairs while the guys lived downstairs.
-For those asking why Michelle decided to do “Bachelor Pad” after all that crying on the “Women Tell All” about being away from her daughter, well, if you read her Twitter account this week, Michelle insinuates that she was allowed to see her daughter during the filming of this show. So I’m guessing that played a huge role in why she decided to do it.
-If you win a challenge, you are immune from being voted out at that rose ceremony. In certain instances, when you win a challenge, you get to take three people on a date, then are allowed to give a rose to one person, making them also immune from being voted out at that rose ceremony.
-Same voting system as last season: The guys vote out the girls, and the girls vote out the guys by going into the deliberation room and dropping the headshot of the person they want gone into a box. The votes are then tallied up off camera, and the person with the most votes is eliminated at the rose ceremony. We don’t get to see who voted for who, we just get to see who gets sent home.
-If you wanna play the implant game with the women, and I know you do, here’s how it breaks down. Implants: Gia, Vienna, Michelle, Holly, and Alli. No implants: Ella, Melissa, Jackie, and Erica.
-The three guys from Ashley’s season on the show are: William, Ames, and Blake. Only Ames does not have a head shot in the link below because he can’t be officially announced as a cast member until he’s booted off Ashley’s season. Cuz, you know, some people still believe in fairytales and they don’t want to ruin their fantasy that Ames and Ashley end up together.
Here’s the link to the headshots of 17 of the 18 contestants courtesy of EW.com:
-14 of the 18 contestants (not counting the Kissing Contest) at least made out with someone. The only four who didn’t get any action: Alli, Rego, Gia, and William.
-As far as the ending of the show and how it will play out, that’s explained later in the column at the end. There’s actually still a little uncertainty this season. On to the episode-by-episode breakdown:
Challenge: All the guys harnessed to a pulley system and lifted over a bed. They have each partnered up with one girl, whose legs and arms are wrapped around them, basically simulating the missionary position. They are then lifted into the air on the harness 10-15 feet, and their partner has to hold on for dear life. Whichever couple holds on the longest wins the challenge. The final three couples left hanging (which apparently went on for a while) were: Jake and Jackie, Kasey and Vienna, Rego and Ella. Jake and Jackie end up winning the challenge.
Here were the pairings for the first challenge:
Kasey and Vienna
Rego and Ella
Alli and Graham
Holly and Michael
Blake and Melissa
Jake and Jackie
Michelle and Ames
Kirk and Erica
William and Gia
Date: Jake and Jackie go out to El Capitan Theatre in LA, which is the first pic we saw released by EW.com. However, what happens after the date is what’s important. Jake wants to call a truce with Vienna, and gives her his rose for the night. He speaks with Kasey and Vienna in private after coming home from his date. From what I can gather, Kasey and Vienna don’t really buy into his act, and probably neither should anyone else. If the guy wanted to apologize to Vienna for everything, I’m guessing he could’ve done it anytime in the past year since their breakup, off camera. Of course, he waits til he’s back on TV to do it, which pretty much proves how insincere it is. I’m guessing this will make for some good TV.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Alli Travis and Justin Rego.
Challenge: This is a combination of two challenges from last season – the Egg Toss and the Questionnaire. The guys have to answer questions about the girls, and vice versa. There are no right or wrong answers, but whoever your answer for the question is, you must throw an egg at them. The guys are lined up with their backs to the girls, then they rotate, and the girls are lined up with their backs to the guys. When it’s the guys turn to answer questions and start chucking eggs, apparently Erica starts getting tagged by eggs, so they change it up and make the guys throw underhand. The way you win the competition is by hitting the people with your egg after the question is asked. Whoever hits the most people of the opposite sex wins. Melissa wins for the girls, and Michael wins for the guys.
Some of the questions asked in this contest: Who do you think would cheat? Who doesn’t deserve money? Who’s the most unattractive person in the house? Who’s the dumbest? Who would you least like to have as partner?
Date: Mike takes Holly, Erica, and Michelle on his date. They visit a haunted hospital in LA. Not surprisingly, he gives Holly the rose, and those two have an open conversation about their broken engagement. Michael is apparently still upset by it, cries a lot, and these two decide to be civil and remain friends.
Date: Melissa takes Kasey, Blake, and Kirk and their date is out on a yacht. The guys jump off the top deck of the boat for fun, but Melissa decides to give the rose to Blake and keep him around. They make out. Kasey and Kirk have to take a little dingy back to shore, a la Britt after getting dumped by Brad on a yacht.
During the next day, Melissa breaks her foot at some point. Leading into the rose ceremony, Blake and Holly spend the entire night flirting with each other. Melissa sees it, is upset, and gives Blake a nice tongue lashing.
Going into the rose ceremony, Chris specifically says two girls are going home. Gia has a feeling she’s going home, gets drunk, gets emotional, and walks off the show. At rose ceremony, Jackie is voted off. Ames, who has struck up a relationship with Jackie, walks her to her limo, then comes back to join the group. As the limo pulls away, in a scene that should be straight out of the “Notebook” or something, Ames chases after the limo, gets in it, and leaves with Jackie so he can date her. And as you know, they are currently still dating. Awwwwww…(sniff, sniff).
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Gia eliminates herself before the rose ceremony. Jackie is voted off. Ames plays superhero, comes to her rescue, and leaves with her.