September 7th, 2010
10:06 AM ET
Last night's episode of "Bachelor Pad" began with host Chris Harrison issuing a warning to the 11 remaining contestants that everything was about to change in the house. But, given the way that phrase is thrown around like it's nothing on this show, I had my doubts.
Imagine my surprise when Chris said that with seven women and four men left in the house, the time had come to make the numbers even. In the most horribly spliced and edited way imaginable, Chris explained that three of the women would be eliminated in the next competition.
Each of the four men had to choose a woman they wanted to save and partner with. The three women not picked would head home, while the eight remaining players would pair off in teams of two and the game would become a couples competition. This show has to be making it up as it goes along.
For whatever reason, the order of the guys picking their partners was determined by a game of spin the bottle. Did the "Bachelor Pad" staff perform a thorough study of middle school parties to put the show together?
When all was said and done, the four teams created were Kiptyn and Tenley, Kovacs and Elizabeth, Jesse B. and Peyton and David and Natalie. That means Gwen, Nikki and Ashley headed home.
The four couples immediately held another competition and, keeping the middle school theme going, it was a water balloon toss. I eagerly await the sack race and bobbing for apples in next week's finale.
After what seemed like four hours, David and Natalie came out on top, saving themselves from elimination and winning a date outside the house.
The date consisted of the two staging their own photo shoot with a yellow sports car, followed by an evening at a mansion featured on the Jason Mesnick edition of "The Bachelor." What, have they run out of ideas for fantasy dates?
Back at the house, Elizabeth and Kovacs decided to have their own fun by breaking into the home's fantasy suite. Who knew that committing a crime in "Bachelor Pad" world can make couples so excited? Alas, the two become miserable once they entered the suite, courtesy of hints, allegations, things unsaid and a broken bed.
At the rose ceremony, Jesse B. and Peyton got the boot. Surprisingly, the couple left in separate limousines - you'd think an eliminated couple would share a car to the airport, or wherever they go when they leave the house.
After Jesse B. and Peyton left, the three remaining couples pledged to have a pajama party. Maybe they prank called the pizza delivery guy while they were at it.
Next week, it's the season (or series) finale, complete with ballroom dancing, a live reunion that no one asked for and various other bits of nonsense.
What did you think of last night's "Bachelor Pad" episode?
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