Welcome back! I don't know about you, but I laughed so hard during last night's episode, I thought my stomach was going to explode! I lost my mind when Corrie joked that the two-on-one date was with Ali and Vienna! Great way to break the tension in a room filled with palpable tension and catty women. I'll come back to that later. In the meantime, let's get down to business and dish about the week of luuuuuv in San Francisco!
Can I say how much I loved the fact that the first one-to-one date was with Tenley? I love this girl...she's sweet, kind, attractive and obviously there for the right reasons. How cute was the streetcar ride and the two of them holding each other on the side? Everyone say it together.....awwwwwwwwwww!!! I also liked the cute fortune cookies that Jake and Tenley had with the "Kiss Me" messages inside. Cheesey, but hey...they're leaving their hearts in San Francisco and getting caught up in the moment!! The chemistry between Tenley and Jake is really strong and they already look like a couple who is falling in love. I love how open and candid they are together, and I give her kudos for throwing in a comment about pilots and cheating! There's a little ballsiness in her...go girl! Great date, but I did gag at the sound of my least favourite theme song...LOL!
I will say that her comment about not taking the time to greet her ex husband when he would come home at the end of the day was strange. Most women would totally do that for their partners...but again, if this guy was as much of a cheating ass as she makes him out to be, he deserved what he got!
OK...back to the two-on-one date announcement. How many people wanted to buy Corrie several rounds of cosmopolitans for what she did!? That was the stuff of greatness and she scored brownie points with me for pulling that stunt! Could you imagine how extremely uncomfortable that date would have been!? Like pouring gasoline on a massive bonfire...raging, out of control and painful! Fortunately, Gia and Vienna, who have somehow become good friends, were the ones to share the date with Jake.
How fitting was it that the date took place in a castle!? The handsome prince from Texas got to hang out with Daddy's little princess and the sexy lingerie vixen. I can't believe that Jake spent the first part of the date ignoring Gia and focusing his attention on Vienna. Good thing he made up for lost time when they had their steamy little makeout session in the cellar. Shame that Vienna the psycho had to crash their private party. I love that she was lost in the castle for an hour! Karma is what it is, sista!! ;)
I did gag a little when Gia made the comment about how she crumbled emotionally after finding out that he's asked more than one ''lady'' to rest her legs in his lap. ''I guess I thought like maybe...that was our thing,'' she whines. ''That hurt me.'' Poor Jake worked double time to tell Gia that she is, like, totally special: ''I have dates with the other women but I don't have, you know, those amazing moments that we did.'' And she LOVES it. ''Is it okay to fall?'' she whispers to the Bachelor. ''It's okay to fall,'' he replies. I felt all three meals I had yesterday rising to the surface...yuck! Cheesey gets the girl in this case.
Did anyone else want to stuff Vienna in that trunk full of clothes when she ratted out Ali for being upset that Jake gave her a rose at the last rose ceremony. ''She had just got done talking about how she can't believe you would like a girl like me if you liked her.'' [Cue the tears] ''It was a lot to hold in.''. Boo freaking hoo. I wanted to flush her down the toilet. Maybe she should have received an Oscar nomination today for best actress on a reality show! Who do I call to get this category added to the roster!? Lucky for her, Jake the white knight gave her the attention she wanted, while poor Gia felt like a third wheel.
Am I the only one who thought it was weird that Vienna and Jake's one-to-one time was barely on the radar? I know it's probably because she pulled that ridiculous move to go down to his room with two glasses of wine for some private time, but it made my mind wander to why that would be edited out. I gagged at Jake's comment about having dirty thoughts when Vienna was in the room with him, but was so happy when he sent her back to her room without and steamy makeout time. No doubt he had a long and cold shower before bed! ;)
Next date was with Corrie. Let me tell you...this was so painful for me to watch. I felt like I had a root canal and my wisdom teeth ripped out without any pain medication! Not only was she a lot further behind the other women with regards to their connection with Jake, but she was a lot more reserved than the others. I felt like I needed to show her a copy of Hitch...the kissing rule is 90-10 percent! Luckily for her, Jake was willing to compromise at 80-20 by the end of the night. Did anyone else scream at the tv when the two of them were in the boat, letting the perfect romantic kiss opportunity sink into the lake? I heard crickets, dogs and cats in other counties and other women watching around North America yelling at them to get it over with already! Unfortunately, the virgin comment and the fact that she was going to live on her own until marriage sealed Corrie's fate. Jake blurting out "Are you saving yourself for marriage?" sounded horrifying - he's not always good at hiding his feelings. As spiritual and nice that Jake is, a woman being cute and fun only gets you so far in this day and age. The guy is only human!
OK...last solo date was for Ali, the hometown girl. S he looked amazing and anyone can see he considers her as one of the front runners this season. I love that she planned a really fun day for them. It showed her playfulness and their obvious chemistry. A little back rub and makeout session in the park always scores extra points from the boy as well! I really like Ali, but that nasty attitude of hers when it comes to Vienna may cost her if she's not careful. I'm glad she finally told him that she was going to let go of her obsession with Vienna.
One question...why did he carry her purse!? Was he jealous that she looked more stylish then he did? Enquiring minds wanna know! I also cringed when she jumped into the surf with her boots on! That's gonna leave a stain! Next time, whip off the kickers, honey! It's all good...we know there's no way he's sending her home this week.
Let's talk about the rose ceremony and the evening leading up to it. Everything from Jake dancing around with Tenley to telling Corrie that it's all about heart appeal, not sex appeal for him (hmmm...not what he was thinking back in the bedroom at the castle when Vienna walked in!) seemed staged. I was surprised when he took Vienna to his room for some private time. It was the one moment prior to the rose ceremony that he actually seemed real and didn't have any staged actions. I am still trying to figure out the attraction towards her...but I guess I will have to wait until next week for more clarification on this little mystery!
No surprise that Corrie was sent home...he never had any real chemistry with her. I don't understand why she was so shocked about getting the boot. Maybe after she watches the episode, it will become clearer to her!!
I can't wait to see next week's episode and see how the girls handle the hometown dates. The big bombshell and the lack of a rose ceremony leads me to believe that someone will leave the show. Any guesses on who is backing away from her chance at love with Jake? Let me know what you think!
Until we meet again....same bat time, same bat channel...have a great week and stay out of trouble! ;)