"Checkout" - June 28
Ali was next up on our hit parade of losers last week,
as not a one woman has $1,000,000 left... for now, at
least. Now Preston has his eyes on Andrea, who at the
drop of a ring, found out that she was playing for
$500,000. Until she found out the price of the check was
half its value, so we have these now.
Andrea - $250,000
PJ - $50,000
Rebekah and Rachel - $1... each.
Breakfast, and the girls are trying to figure out what
Rebekah and Rachel are worth. Rachel thinks she has a
dollar (RIGHT!), and Rebekah thinks she has $50,000
(Wrong... so wrong...).
time for an event in the event room with the evil snark
of a host. What is a snark, anyway? Oh well, Jordan
enters and gives our ladies... and Rachel... the
opportunity to swap out their checks for new ones. Right
after he says that the million dollar check is not among
them. In the case, four new mystery checks -- called so
because for the first time, NO ONE will know their
value. Well, not per se, as we learn that two of them
are worth one dollar, and two are worth $1,000,000.
Perfect opportunity to gauge Preston's motives.
jumps at the swapout... and she learns of the buck she
was worth. Which has her all giggly. Andrea, on the
other hand, is in big trouble. But she swaps out
(Rachel: "She is a royal idiot."). PJ chooses to swap
her $50K for another check. Rebekah also swaps. She
finds out that she was playing for $1 as well.
All of a
sudden, Rachel and Rebekah are serious threats, and
Jordan has yet another surprise. Could it have something
to do with Preston being downstairs? Short, unfulfilling
answer... Yeah. Preston gets the news of the buy out.
And everything else. Today, the overnight fantasy dates.
the former dollar chicks are heading to Cabo San Lucas
(tell Sammy I said what up).
views Rachel as thinking that she's top dog. On the way
to the airport, Rachel brings up some point about some
champagne and not being able to trust him. Oh yeah...
she's playing the game hard. Much to Rebekah's dismay...
and mine. How dare you defile such a poor woman with
(MAS TEQUILA!), the group of three (well, Rebekah
mostly) jump at the new beachhouse. Then it's bikini
time on the beach. Oh yeah, and snorkels! Preston and
Rebekah do their own thing, while Rebekah was playing
third wheel. "Hello! Hello cute guy! Hello boat man!" At
this point, Rachel doesn't feel the vibe with Preston,
and thinks Rebekah is a two-year old.
Rach..." My thoughts, exactly. Preston calls Rebekah,
who swears that she's not in it for money, a dream.
Rachel says that if they want to be idiots together, go
for it. Rebekah thinks she needs something like this
because she hasn't been able to find a date, which I
think is ridiculous because she's cute as a button.
Hell, I'd date her given half the chance.
America, PJ and Andrea think that the fantasy is about
to end. "I'm not gonna let Rachel win this thing, no
way," Andrea says.
Preston and Rachel go for a walk, which totally throws
her off guard because she didn't think that he had any
vested interest left. But then it's back to the
threesome, and it's up to Preston to handle the drink
situation. Which he does... wait... a LETTER! (for your
anime buffs like myself, imagine motion lines and
cordially invited to a romantic evening for two.
Unfortunately, one of your dates must go home
immediately. Please make your decision now."
pick Rachel. Don't pick Rachel. "Rachel, I would like it
if you'd stay tonight." D'OH! But Rebekah gets some
reason for his dismissal... which still cryingly sucks
for her. "Maybe I should've been a party-pooping
crybaby." She's still attracted to him...
Rachel, riding off the high of being picked to continue,
meets Preston for dinner, as she says that she LOVES
hanging out with him, but then makes the cardinal
mistake (at least in my eyes) of just saying "Can't you
tell who's sincere and who's not?" in the most
condescending voice you'd ever hear. Like "Come on, like
I'm not sincere?" If I were Preston, she'd be on the
next taxi to Loserville.
moment #32. Bathing suits. Kissing. Nothing we haven't
sand and surf to snow and more snow, as PJ and Andrea
rush out the door to meet Preston for a winter
wonderland of fun. For PJ, it's another date with
Preston. For Andrea, it's one step closer to the big
bucks, she hopes.
bucks, no whammies, STOP! Stop at Reno, as the threesome
make their way to Lake Tahoe. Nice ski house. PJ says it
was still a fantasy date, but with Andrea... yeah, some
fantasy. Her strategy, play cool and act like she's
still interested. Hoo boy. Another one.
knows that Andrea and Rachel aren't really the clique in
the house. IN fact, you could say... they hate each
other. In fact, she goes so far to convince Preston
(without naming names) that she doesn't have the purest
of intentions. Pot, kettle, black, Andrea.
to tell Preston everyone who's been a vetty vetty bad
girl, but again, how would that reflect on her? She just
says that she loves Rebekah, thinks Rachel doesn't think
before she speaks, and isn't sure what to say about
the house, where Rachel thinks that Rebekah hates her,
and apologizes for being a brat. Rebekah calls bluff,
saying that Rachel isn't willing to put out what she
asks of others. "She changes her mind like she changes
underwear. It's different every day. If I have to spend
one more hour with Rachel, I think I'll shoot myself."
Tahoe, baby, and Preston gets... ANOTHER LETTER (motion
lines)!!! You know what it says. You know what you must
do. So do it. Don't pick Andrea, don't pick Andrea... "PJ...
I would like if it you would stay." YAY! Preston
apologizes... and Andrea receives it coolly, and didn't
give reasons. He says he connected better with PJ, and
blind cavebats could see that. And even through all
that... she still has a high opinion of herself the
little gold digger.
dinner, and Preston and PJ start with a toast. "To
Preston and PJ." So much potential, Preston says. Now
that they're alone, PJ starts chomping at the bit about
Rachel. Not what he's expecting to hear from so many
women (and by so many, I mean two).
Fireplace moment #55. Cushions. Kissing. Nothing we
haven't seen before. Until... PJ: "I'm not stupid.
I'm playing a game, too." Preston: "PJ isn't playing any
games with me."
tears it. Rebekah is now my favorite. Which of course
means that she's going home. Because that's the way it
Returning home, fantasy becomes reality, as Andrea is
twisted through opportunity, PJ is reserved, Rebekah is
confused, and Rachel is... well, what can we say about
Rachel that hasn't been said already?
down to elimination night. They think that one woman is
going home tonight... And they would be right. After a
bit of thanks for the dates, Andrea gets the call down
first... "I'm going to have to ask for the ring back."
COMBO BREAKER!!! Andrea pleads for her life and then
calls him on having another ulterior motive. "Preston,
you are a coward. You need to be a man, step up to the
plate, and justify your response."
last week's dealbreaker was all the justification he
needed. "Money was an issue. If money wasn't an issue,
she never would've dropped the ring." If you're just
tuning in, "Who Wants to Marry My Dad" follows shortly.
Meanwhile, fastforward through ... no, wait. Here's
Jordan. "I apologize for interrupting, but I have
something important to tell you. The woman behind me
represent the final three. But I have some... bad news.
Tonight, they have to become the final two. One more
woman has to go home right now."
(^_^). PJ gets the second calldown... she keeps the
ring. So it's down to Rachel and Rebekah. Because that's
the way it works, the sweetie versus the schizo. Rebekah
gets the call down ...and surprise, surprise. He asks
for the ring back. Preston, you blockhead. You could've
had a sure thing... "If Rachel is the girl for him...
then God help him."
have said it better myself. Rachel stays, meanwhile we
find out that Rebekah's mystery check... wasn't really
THAT much of a mystery. It was still a dollar. "I've got
two bucks and no man to spend it on." Shame, shame (does
"call me" motion). Andrea finds out that she had a
million bucks. "Good thing he did get rid of me. We all
know what I probably would've done."
week, PJ and Rachel. One dollar and a million dollars.
Who can he trust? Who can Preston see himself with? It's
more than a game now, and someone's going to get what
they rightly deserve in the 65-minute blowout next
time... What, no two hours?