If you thought half the drama was leaving the house once Jake got kicked off, think again! We pick up where we left off last week…the DRAMATIC fade to black cliff hanger. After that ending you’d think we were going to get Jake flying off the handle and giving an epic exit speech. It actually turned out to be the lamest.exit.ever.
As if the house needs to sit on an even balance of drama and sanity (and by even I mean completely tilted towards drama), the Melissa/Holly/Blake/Michael dynamic steps up to fill Jake’s shoes and keeps everything in its dysfunctional state.
The master punisher enters the house to let everyone know what this week’s challenge is. Supposedly it’s the competition everyone RAVED about from last season. Ballroom dancing? Pie eating contest? Oh no, no, no. We’re talkin’ about a little game called the kissing contest. Immediately we hear Michelle is choosing to bow out of the competition in order to project a good image to her daughter. This doesn’t surprise me because she did the same thing during our season on the Red Cross date. After Brad got down and dirty in a ‘three-some’ with Britt and Chantal, Michelle decided that it wasn’t something she wanted to be a part of and removed herself from that part of the date. Props to Michelle for sticking to her guns.
The girls are the first up to be blindfolded. One by one we see the guys come up to individual girls and make their move. Everyone seems to be slightly testing the waters until Blake steps up and takes the game from 0 to 100 mph in 2.5 seconds. Despite the fact that he is a dentist and knows all about the germs and gross stuff that live inside an individual’s mouth, Blake plays tonsil hockey like the pressure of the Stanley Cup sits on his shoulders.
Before he started the competition he declared that this was his chance to get a “free pass” to make his move on Holly. He just also failed to announce that he was going to make the same move on everyone else in the house to see who takes the bait. Sadly for him, Holly AND Melissa were nabbed hook, line and sinker.
After the girls had their turn at being blindfolded the guys were up next. Let’s just say Ella came to play ball.
Erica should really think about going to Ella for lip enhancements instead of Botox. Pretty sure that suction she has could work just as well!
And then we had my favorite, Erica, come in to suck the life out of them all.
Seriously. It doesn’t get better than her.
And then we had the saddest/cutest kiss between Holly and Michael. I get so TORN with these two! How freaking cute is he with his ear-to-ear cheesy grin after kissing her?
He even did his awkward dance for her!
More on these two later…
Ella and Blake were named the best spit swappers and get to take ONE person on a romantic date.
Nothing crazy happened on Ella and Kirk’s date so no need to waste time talking about that. Bottom line, both are adorable and cute together. Just don’t tell Ella’s son, Ethan, that Kirk’s dad has Bambi’s mom in his basement.
While Ella and Blake’s date was smooth sailing, major drama was brewing in the house. Melissa was über excited that her partner won the challenge because she assumed she was getting a date…as would anyone else in this game.
But, as Blake warned, don’t get ahead of yourself, Melissa. Watching her put two and two together to realize that she may not be getting a date was better than watching Ames realize he should leave with Jackie. All of a sudden the crazy was let loose a light went off in her head and she was again reminded she had a jerk for a partner. Trying to stay neutral, I will give my side for both. Let’s start with defending Blake:
1- This is Blake’s chance to get rid of a toxic partner and pair up with either Holly (if she’ll have him) or Erica and have a shot at winning the game, or, at the very least, lasting a little bit longer. This is a game and this is a strategic move.
2- Blake doesn’t want a romantic relationship with Melissa. Bringing her on this date could only confuse things even more for her.
3- Holly is fair game. She’s single. Why not take her?
Now on to defending Melissa:
1- Blake’s partner is Melissa and he should do whatever it takes to make sure she stays in the game.
2- If Blake didn’t want to be her partner he would’ve/should’ve told her one of the many times she confronted him about it
3- While appearing to be open to conversation Blake really says nothing of substance to help clear things up for her and she has every right to be mad.
Blake opens up Pandora’s box when he picks Holly for the date and Melissa says exactly what everyone in the house and America was thinking. That’s f$%^#& up. Every bit of crazy comin’ at him, he asked for. The problem with this whole situation is that Melissa has so much emotion in her that she can’t put together a coherent conversation with Blake. I was rooting and waiting for her to pick herself up by her bootstraps and tell him off exactly the way he deserved. But she couldn’t. Instead she collapsed into a pile of emotion and waited for someone else to do it for her or just flipped out on him and resorted to name-calling. Horrible for her, great for us watching
While I completely understand Melissa’s outrage towards Blake, we see a side of her that only entices the rest of the house to eventually get rid of her. Don’t kick other people while your down, Melissa. Running up to Michael and telling him that Holly doesn’t care about him was rude. Michael already has to deal with the thought of Holly going on another date. She may not have realized it at the time but her words were pretty harsh.
As if the drama wasn’t enough, I now have to deal with the gut-wrenching scene of Holly and Blake being absolutely adorable together.
I can’t lie, they are super cute as a couple. In the real world there would be nothing wrong with Blake and Holly going on dates, kissing and getting comfy. The problem is that this is all happening in front of Michael. They both have every right to search out a relationship with each other, it’s only a matter of opinion on whether it’s cruel or not to do so in front of Michael. If I were Holly I would tell them both to back off, no relationship talk or physical connections for the rest of the time in the house, and just stick to the game. Holly is going through a ridiculous amount of emotions and is so confused about what she wants, it’s not fair to drag either of them through her decision-making process. And emotions aside…getting involved with Blake is a HORRIBLE strategic move when your partner is your ex-fiance!
Going into the ceremony no one really has a set plan so we see everyone scramble. Why William’s name is being thrown around as someone who needs to go home, I don’t know. You keep the dead weight until the end. ESPECIALLY when they don’t have a partner. Pretty soon we see plans start to come together to eliminate Melissa. This chick starts to fuh-reak when she realizes she’s the target only emphasizing that yes, she should be out the door. Melissa shakes with emotion more than a Chihuahua does on a cold day. Roses are handed out and sure enough, Melissa and William are out the door. The house again FAILS to boot either Kasey or Vienna. These people are not playing this game.
“Melisa wears her emotions on every article of clothing she is wearing every single day. Including her hair tie…and her panties. “ Michelle re: Melissa
“He made me multiple promises today. He pinkie swore. So I did my hair, my nails. “ Melissa re: Blake
“I got…..another 40 seconds….and I will definitely talk to you.” Blake to Melissa while brushing his teeth
“I felt like I had to lie to Melissa because I thought she’d cut my nuts off” Kasey re:Melissa’s wrath
And then the lovely sneaky Erica:
Next week looks to be crazy as the love square between Melissa, Holly, Blake and Michael that turned into a triangle with Melissa’s eviction turns back into a square when Erica joins in the fun! This group never learns…..