August 17th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
Last night's edition of "Bachelor Pad" began where last week's premiere ended, moments after the eliminations of Juan and Michelle. We then moved on to the next morning, where the 17 contestants realized they needed to get out of bed because there's a competition coming up.
As everyone got ready for the competition, we learned that the house had broken up into two factions - the "Insiders" (those who frequently attend "Bachelor" reunions and the like) and the "Outsiders" (those who don't). Apparently these are the best names they could come up with.
This week's competition was an old-fashioned pie eating contest, with the winners from each gender safe from elimination. One female contestant, Krisily, promptly pulled out of the competition, noting that she can't digest fat due to her not having a gall bladder. Co-host Chris Harrison, seemingly confused at all the medical mumbo-jumbo thrown at him, allowed her to drop out.
I'll save you the specifics on the competition - if you saw the pie eating contest in the film "Stand By Me," you can probably guess what occurred. In the end, Gia and "Weatherman" (Jonathan from Ali Fedotowsky's season) came out on top.
Weatherman invited Gwen (who lists her age as "??" - I thought this show was an open book?), Peyton and Ashley to his date, which involved rolling around in paint. Weatherman gave Gwen the rose, as they apparently have lots in common - including playing tennis, traveling to Italy, and extending whatever fame they have left.
Gia chose Wes, Craig M. and Jesse B. for a night of fun at what appears to be a Moroccan-themed restaurant built in 10 minutes on somebody's front lawn. Nothing says romance like the sounds of city buses struggling to get into gear.
Right off the bat, Gia told Craig M. that he'd get the rose, as he was part of a plan to give the Outsiders the edge on the show. All seemed to be right with the world, until Gia hung out with Wes.
You guys remember Wes, don't you? He was the wannabe country crooner who may or may not have had a girlfriend during the Jillian Harris season of "The Bachelorette." Wes is a known charmer, and he used that charm to flirt away with Gia. The charm seemed to work, as Gia opted to give Wes the rose.
At the rose ceremony, the Outsider girls believed they had the votes to eliminate one of the Insiders, Kiptyn. But Nikki, who earlier pledged to stay loyal with the Outsiders when it came to voting, cast the deciding vote against Craig M. Gia then expressed regret about her rose surprise.
Joining Craig M. in departing the show last night was Jessie S., the woman who exposed Justin the wrestler during Ali's "Bachelorette" season.
Next week, Wes brings out the guitar.
What did you think of last night's "Bachelor Pad" episode?
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