Time to give credit where credit is due. Jake actually did something smart for the first time in this game. The Jake, William, and Blake strategy session discussing that now was the time to go after Kasey and Vienna was the first bright idea he’s had since he decided to give up acting long ago. It’s absolutely amazing to me that after watching season 1, then immediately seeing power couples develop right away on this season, that these contestants don’t know that the only chance they have to win is to split up the power couples. Yet we’re two seasons down, and still, no one has grasped this concept except Jake. And Vienna. They all talk about going after the power couples, but no one actually does it. I mean, if the power couples were established early of being Kasey/Vienna, Michelle/Graham, and Michael/Holly, then great. That’s 6 people. That leaves 12 others from the beginning of the show that could’ve picked them off. Makes absolutely no sense why they wouldn’t. Well, other than producer manipulation. Hey, I can’t prove anything because I wasn’t there, but it’s awfully strange that the most “popular” contestants have gotten to the end two seasons in a row now. Just saying.
After the pow-wow with Blake and William, Jake takes his strategy outside to Erica, who’s waiting with her legs open. I’m guessing she will have no problem with this plan of attack they’ve come up. Or with trying handle Jake’s package with care. They start making out. Erica: “That was definitely hot. I definitely have good lips that I maintain with getting injections every 6 months.” Easily the line of the night. If that’s not on “The Soup” Friday night, I’d be shocked. At least we got some good game play out of Erica last night. A lot of screen time for her and actually someone that looked like she was playing the game to win, not just be a pawn for the power couples. Now, was making out with Jake worth it to her to try and advance in the game? Hmmmmm….tough one. I guess she needed to take one for the team since no one else in the house was probably willing to do it. I’ll always commend someone for game play. But geez, that might’ve been taking it too far. I mean, you just made out with Jake. JAKE. Hope it was worth it. If I were her, I would’ve taken that scepter of hers and knocked him unconscious with it. But that’s just me.
Time for Michael’s date with Holly, Vienna, and Ella where they go horseback riding. I like how Michael brings women on his date that haven’t had a chance to get out of the house. Seems like he goes out of his way to make everyone feel better, which unfortunately, will ultimately break his heart in this game. It was quite evident watching last night’s episode that Michael is 100% still in love with Holly and Holly, well, she’s not. Which is fine. No one’s forcing Holly to rekindle with Michael except probably every woman who’s watching this show, because it would make for a better story. But it ain’t happening. Blake and Holly have been dating since June when this show was airing, they see each other all the time, and Michael’s gonna have to accept it, as much as that sucks. This episode was filmed two months ago, so I’m guessing now Michael is well aware of where Holly and Blake are and has moved on. Lets hope so at least. I don’t know why he’d still be pining over a woman who clearly chose someone else on national television over him, but I guess it’s possible. Michael, after watching these last two episodes, it’s safe to say that Michael wouldn’t have the least bit of trouble finding a date right now. Probably every woman watching this show last night felt bad for the guy. I hope he’s moved on and is dating someone else now since that ship has sailed with Holly. She made that oh so clear last night.
But, there was still a date to carry on, and Holly and Michael get a special appearance from Bret Michaels as he arrives in his tour bus. Holly is giddy. “Bret Michaels just told me I was beautiful.” Oh my. What a poor naïve soul. Holly, do you realize how many women Bret Michaels has told they’re beautiful in his life? I’m guessing in upwards of 50,000. I really wouldn’t put much stock into what Bret has to say in regards to women. Two years ago, this guy was doing three seasons of a dating show when the whole time he had a live-in girlfriend he fathered two kids with. I wouldn’t call him the most credible love doctor on the planet if you get my point. However, the best part of the date was these two getting to actually go inside Bret’s “Bus of Sex.” Good Lord. Do you realize how many women have lost their inhibitions on that bus over the years? Were Holly and Michael able to smell the sex on that thing? I’m surprised they didn’t catch an STD by just breathing in air on that thing.
Of course, if you’re gonna have a Bret Michaels appearance, you know not far behind will be a rendition of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, one of my top 5 slow songs of all time. That came out in the early 90’s and still a classic 20 years later. Sing away, Bret. Although as Michael thought the song was bringing he and Holly closer together, Holly was probably dreading every second knowing she would’ve rather been with Blake. Painful to watch. Hey, I wanted to point out that I noticed something about Bret. When he was talking to Holly and Michael, he would occasionally close his eyes for like 2-3 seconds when he was transitioning his thoughts, or going from looking away to looking at them. Hey, that’s what I do! Now I don’t feel so alone in the world. Thanks Bret. Now I won’t be self conscious when I see myself doing it. I noticed I did it again in the “Good Morning Texas” interview last Monday. Wasn’t as noticeable as Bret, but I could still see it. I don’t even realize I’m doing when I’m in the moment. I really need to try and correct that. It’s bugging the hell out of me when I watch myself back on camera.