There really isn’t much to recapping the three hours since it wasn’t anything you already didn’t know. Plus, as you know with finales, it’s more about talking as a whole about everything that went down rather that breaking down each segment and who said what. But there were definitely some things worth noting. That final challenge was actually really cool. By far the best challenge they’ve ever had on this show in two seasons. I’m sure it was pretty cool to participate in, but I still think that the final challenge, the one that ultimately will decide the final two couples, should not be voted on by judges. That’s just ridiculous. Like I’ve stated numerous times already this season, that’s just another way of them manipulating the game to get who they want in the finals. Now, it just so happened that after watching the four performances last night, Ella and Kirk were the worst performers. Michelle and Graham weren’t great, but Ella couldn’t keep up with anything Kirk was doing, and if you’re judging strictly off the criteria given, Ella and Kirk failed in every category. The judges made the right call on that. They deserved to be last and sent home. But in the future, they really need to not have judges on that final challenge. Makes the whole thing seem waaaaaaay to convenient for them to basically place who they want in the finals. A couple other notes from the challenge:
-Ella mentioned that it was “the scariest thing ever in my life. Child birth was easier than this.” How about when they took the sandblaster to your face and shoved silicone in your breasts along with three other surgeries? Oh wait, she hadn’t had those done yet at the time. I’m guessing 5 surgeries in one day beats a 50 second performance where your chance of getting hurt really are pretty minimal.
-Before the challenge, Michael and Holly got alone time to talk about everything, and whaddya know, for the 5th consecutive episode, Michael was brought to tears. Yesssssssss! I was hoping he’d keep his streak alive. It was almost like every episode they had to make sure they had a “Michael and Holly” moment, juuuuuuuust to rub it in a little deeper since the producers/editors knew Holly and Blake were together from the day filming ended. Classy.
-I like how when Chris introduced Roberto carrying Ali in, he said they were “busy planning a wedding.” Which was true. At the time, they were. That episode was shot in late June. Ali and Roberto’s wedding was set for July 31st I believe, to be aired shortly thereafter. But her knee surgery screwed that up, and now it’s been pushed back to who knows when.
-Graham saying he was gonna “piss down his leg” and Kasey essentially saying he was gonna soil himself I guess pretty much means the “Ka” show in Vegas is directly responsible for more bowel movements than any other show out there. I guess it’s good then?
-Michael sort of became the Boston Rob of “Bachelor Pad.” The guy dominated challenges. Now granted, two of the three challenges he won were based off judges votes and, although Kasey and Vienna’s performance was rather impressive, Michael and Holly had the best one. I think the next show they should make should be cross promoting all reality shows and just pit all the best at challenges and have them face off. That could get quite interesting.
-As for the vote, sure, it made sense to take Kasey and Vienna to the finals with them because they probably would’ve beaten them. But just like the debate we have every year at the end of “Survivor”, do you take who you think you can beat, or do you take who you promised in your alliance? It’s gone both ways sometimes. I have no problem with Michael and Holly taking Graham and Michelle. Of course Kasey and Vienna were gonna be pissed. Graham and Michelle probably would’ve been pissed to if they didn’t get taken. Someone’s always gonna get their feelings hurt at the end. That’s what you get when you sign up to play the game.