Challenge: It’s a synchronized swimming contest, judged by Natalie and Dave. Girls wore bikinis and flowered shower caps, guys were all in speedos. Each of them puts on a team performance in the pool, and Natalie and Dave have to choose one winner from each team. Michelle wins for the girls, Michael wins (again) for the guys.
Date: Michelle takes Kasey, Graham, and Blake to a vineyard in LA where they drink wine and stomp on grapes. She gives the rose to Graham, and they make out. I don’t think anyone should be surprised by this, considering they are arguably the two best looking people in the house.
Date: Michael takes Vienna, Holly, and Ella. They go horse back riding, Micheal gives Holly the rose (again). Once she gets the rose, Brett Michaels shows up in his trailer, Holly and Michael get to meet him, get on the trailer, and he sings them – wait for it – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”. Shocker, huh? Yes, that did happen.
One of the days during this episode is Kasey and Vienna’s 6 month anniversary. Kasey goes out of his way apparently to do all these nice things for her, and once she comes back from her date, Kasey gives her a ring. I’m still not sure if this is an engagement ring, or a promise ring, or a decoder ring. I just know he gives her a ring. We’ll have to wait and see what that’s all about.
Rose Ceremony Elimination: Since two girls left last time, no girls are eliminated at this rose ceremony, just one guy. Jake Pavelka is voted off.
Challenge: Kissing contest. Michelle doesn’t participate in this because she wanted to make good impression on her daughter and I guess didn’t feel it was appropriate. Same exact rules as last season. One person blindfolded, gets walked out, and kisses everyone in line. Blake and Ella were voted the best kissers and win the contest.
Date: Ella takes Kirk to the mansion where the Bachelor/ette stay. Afterwards, these two go on a hot air balloon ride and make out. Kirk gets a rose. They went back and stayed at house for an overnight date. Uh oh.
Date: Ashley shows up to present the second date card for this challenge. Blake leads everyone to believe he’s taking Melissa on his date, but Ashley arrives with the card, Blake announces he’s taking Holly. Their date isn’t til the next morning. Melissa asks Blake to explain why he led her on into thinking he was taking her on the date, then changed his mind at the last minute to take Holly. Blake doesn’t have an answer, and Melissa walks away. Later on in the night, the whole house is freaking out over the decision Blake made to take Holly on the date. This is pretty much where alliances start turning on each other. Nice one Blake. Way to f*** up the game.
Blake and Holly go snowboarding and skiing in Mammoth. This is also an overnight date. She gets a rose. They make out. What else happened? Hmmmm. Don’t know. Guess you’ll have to ask them. But did I mention they’re dating now? Just checking. Needless to say, Michael is not happy Blake and Holly are on an overnight date and is pretty bummed out.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Melissa Schreiber and William Holman.