There is certainly no shortage of romance, lust, drama and deception on ABC’s The Bachelor Pad, the off-season new reality show hosted by Chris Harris and co-hosted by Melissa Rycroft-Strickland.
On last night’s second episode Jessie from Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor, and Craig from this past season of The Bachelorette were voted off the show. They join Juan and Michelle and are no longer competing for the chance at winning $250,000.
Michelle’s craziness and Juan’s treatment of Nikki made it fairly clear what determined their elimination from the competition at last week’s show, as reported in last week’s recap on Associated Content.
Yet, the second elimination ceremony was not so predictable. Promises were broken, last-minute decisions were changed and…
Wes turned his charm on with Gia.
A house divided
The Bachelor Pad has begun to deliver more of reality TV’s twists and turns with the remaining 17 contestants.
There is a definite divide between the “Insiders” (the “cool kids”) and the “Outsiders” (the “others”), with Elizabeth calling the shots, and being the house leader by wrapping the men around her little finger, especially Kovacs (Jesse K). Elizabeth is savvy and manipulates the game, apologizing for her mistakes, and claiming to be dumb…a “dumb smart girl.”
Yep, it is high school at its finest.
Last night’s competition was a pie-eating contest. Men against the men, and women against women, and no using hands.
Krisily tearfully pulled out of the competition. She does not have a gall bladder and needed to stay away from eating fat. She said that no win was “worth going to the hospital.”
There was a lot of gagging and vomiting going on. The women certainly were seen at their worst, though they were competitive. The men did not fare well either.
Gia and Jonathan, aka “Weatherman,” were the clear winners. Wes coached Gia through to her victory, and the men called Jonathan’s pie-eating skills, “Impressive.”
Gia took Craig, Wes, and Jesse B. on the date. Gia told Craig that he was getting the rose (as she and the other girls discussed).
At the end of the date, she gave the rose to Wes, who had admitted to her that he is serious about her, despite her having a boyfriend. Gia is falling for it, and is facing the dilemma of right and wrong where the boyfriend back home is concerned.
Peyton, Ashley, and Gwen were Jonathan’s choices. He believes Ashley’s claims to want “fair competition.”
When Jonathan gives Gwen the immunity rose, Ashley runs back to the “Insiders” and spills the beans on the “Outsiders” plans to shift the power base.
Because Gia gave the rose to Wes, it sabotaged the early plans and there was a lot of scrambling for options. The outsider group agreed on a plan to vote off Kiptyn, which would have split the vote between Kiptyn and Craig, and Gia would have had the power to make the decision, having won the competition.
Kiptyn played on Nikki’s emotions and she changed her vote, which sent Craig home, and the “cool kids” still have control over the house.
Krisily and Jessie S. were the women that were up on the chopping block. Jessie was trying to play both sides, and Krisily tells Kiptyn not to trust her.
Jessie is sent home and the outspoken Krisily is safe for another week.
What’s in store for next week?
Since so many promises were broken by the outsider group this week, they have been exposed and no one knows whom they can trust. They are back to square one and will need to figure out how best to survive, and try to develop new alliances.
Elizabeth will likely keep her status as the leader of the pack, and continue to use her feminine wiliness to control Kovacs with sexual tension. She’ll threaten being ostracized from the rest of the group with the others.
As far as Wes and Gia are concerned, we saw a sneak peek at what’s in store next week. Wes continues to lay on the charm, grabs his guitar and serenades the smitten Gia with the same song he sang for Jillian.
And the games will continue.
As reported by UsMagazine.com, The Bachelor Pad‘s contestants are:
Ashley E.: a 30-year-old teacher who tried to seduce Jake Pavelka in a flight attendant costume on The Bachelor Season 14.
Craig M.: a 34-year-old dental salesman and villain known for his hair and his meanness toward the “Weatherman” from The Bachelorette Season 6 with Ali Fedotowsky. .-Eliminated episode 2.
David G.: a 28-year old entrepreneur who conceived the “man code” and vied for Jillian Harris’ hand on season 5 of The Bachelorette, but was eliminated for his crassness.
Elizabeth K: a 30-year-old saleswoman who told Jake Pavelkato kiss her forehead on Season 14 of The Bachelor.
Gia A.: the 26-year-old swimsuit model who almost made it to the end with Jake on Season 14 of The Bachelor.
Gwen G.: a project manager from Philadelphia heartbroken by Aaron Burge on The Bachelor’s second season.
Jesse B.: the sexy 25-year-old contractor from The Bachelorette‘s sixth season with Ali Fedotowsky.
Jesse K.: a 28-year-old winemaker who got romantic with Jillan Harris on a glacier on The Bachelorette‘s fifth season.
Jessie S.: a 25-year-old cosmetics saleswoman who confronted Rozlyn Papa about her tryst with one of the show’s employees on the Women Tell All special for The Bachelor‘s fourteenth season. .-Eliminated episode 2.
Jonathan N: a 31-year-old weatherman whose quirkiness inspired bullying from Craig on The Bachelorette’s sixth season. Jonathan told Ali that Craig was “dangerous.”
Juan B.: a 37-year-old contractor from the fifth season of The Bachelorette.-Eliminated episode 1.
Kiptyn L.: a 32-year-old sales and operations manager with famous washboard abs from The Bachelorette Season 5 with Jillian Harris.
Krisily K.: a 30-year-old personal assistant who was the runner-up for Charlie O’Connell’s hand on The Bachelor Season 7.
Michelle K.: the 26-year-old saleswoman was sent home by Jake Pavelka after a disappointing kiss on The Bachelor‘s 14th season. She has been called “crazy” on several occasions based on her bizarre behavior. –Eliminated episode 1.
Natalie G.: a 28-year-old bartender from The Bachelor Season 13 who famously told Jason Mesnick, “I like bears.”
Nikki K.: a 30-year-old administrative assistant from The Bachelor’s 13th season.
Peyton W.: a sweet, 27-year-old cheerleader apparel saleswoman from The Bachelor’s tenth season.
Tenley M.: Jake Pavelka’s second choice on the fourteenth season of The Bachelor.
Wes H.: a 33-year-old country musician who admitted he joined The Bachelorette‘s fifth season to become famous — not to fall in love with Jillian Harris. Has been labeled as the biggest “villain” in Bachelorette history.
Associated Content Episode 1 Recap Article
ABC–The Bachelor Pad, episode 2, aired August 16, 2010, as reported by article’s author