Are you ready for more chaos and raging hormones? If so, this episode of “Bachelor Pad” is certainly for you. We begin this week with the same sort of hot-and-heavy relationship drama we saw last episode with Jesse Beck and Natalie, who cannot keep their hands away from each other.
Then, we saw that there was a divide in the house between people who know each other from conventions and those who are “outsiders”, meaning that they aren’t hooking up with anyone.
The first challenge this episode was the sort of thing made for “Big Brother” rather than this show — eating pie without using any of your hands. Krisily immediately bowed out of the competition, simply because her gallbladder really would allow her to be particularly successful.
Tenley started complaining right away, and she is quickly losing most of her likability from Jake Pavelka’s season — at least at first, since she later started to impress. Girls started throwing up left and right, which was probably the grossest thing you could see on a show about romance.
Gia then got some advice from a strange source — Wes. In doing so, she ended up being the winner out of the girls — which is a good thing since her relationship status has put a massive target on her back.
For the men, this was really more of a comedy of errors. Many of these guys are enormous and capable of eating pounds of beef, though no one could really manage to devour the pie outside of Kiptyn and Jonathan the Weatherman (who is about half the size of everyone else). Weatherman won, and quickly had the most hilarious victory celebration ever.
Craig is immediately on the chopping block for the guys, if for no other reason than that Elizabeth doesn’t like him (maybe they don’t like his hair either). Weatherman and Gia actually did come out with a great strategy — pick people who weren’t in pairs.
Jonathan ultimately chose Gwen, Ashley, and Peyton — who could be helpful to him in the future. Meanwhile, Gia could keep the strength in the “outsiders” group by giving a rose to Craig, which would throw the male side of the house into chaos.
Weatherman gets his due
This date with Jonathan actually made the guy seem extremely likable in the end. It involved a rather silly concept in people putting paint all over their bodies, and it wasn’t romantic in the least. However, Weatherman made the ladies comfortable by acting goofy and completely unlike what we saw on “The Bachelorette”.
They guy was quick to start strategy talk with some of his girls, and his choices were causing some of the “insiders” back in the house to freak out.
Meanwhile, Weatherman finally let his guard down and actually admitted that he had some feelings for Gwen, which is great since she seems like the biggest outsider in the house. Then, all of his hopes and dreams were crushed when Gwen said it was “not gonna happen” with the two of them as a couple.
Following the date, though, Gia was not particularly happy that Jonathan brought someone who might not be on their side in Ashley. The real irony is that in order for this alliance to work, Craig and the Weatherman had to work together.
Gia went with strategy when it came to her choices — picking Wes and Craig at first while pretending to draw Jesse Beck’s name out of a bowl. We know first and foremost that this date isn’t necessarily romantic, since she has a guy waiting back home.
The plan was made clear to everyone at the get-go, as she told Craig upfront at the beginning that he was getting the rose. She then told Jesse Beck a little bit about the plan, which he was cool with even though it would require not telling Natalie.
After that, things got bizarre. Wes decided to declare his undying love for Gia, who he has really only known for a few days. Did Gia not watch his season? The guy is playing the game just like everyone else — surprisingly, Gia does seem to have some sort of feelings back.
With this in mind, Gia managed to potentially ruin the whole season by handing the rose to Wes. Then again, she followed her heart — isn’t that what the show is about?
Hookup of the week
Is anyone really surprised that Elizabeth and Jesse Kovacs got back together? These two are going to be like Ronnie and Sammi on “Jersey Shore”.
The failure of the week, meanwhile, goes to Jessie for trying to play every side in the house.
The ultimate vote
At the end of the day, this became a massive game of strategy and rumor-spreading. After claims rose that Craig and Jessie had a pact, that looked like it was going to be enough to send both of them off.
In the end, this proved to be true — Craig and his magnificent hair are gone along with Jessie. Craig apparently wasn’t supposed to go home, which created a giant shock in the system.
At the end of the day, neither one of these people may not be too missed from this season. Jessie is not dramatic TV, and Craig didn’t get in any sort of fights with the Weatherman this season.
What did you think of this episode?
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