Choices" - July 5
Last time, we were all evened out as each of the four
women traded their checks for mystery drafts, two worth
$1 million, and two worth $1. Fantasy dates turned into
the battle of good (PJ and Rebekah) versus evil (Andrea
and Rachel), as Andrea and Rebekah had to be sent home.
Andrea had one of the million dollar checks, while
Rebekah had a buck. Now here's the rub. If Rebekah was
SOOOO in it for love, then why did she trade the check?
Guess we'll never know.
Known: either PJ or Rachel still have the second
million. Known, whatever happens, Rachel's in it for
money. Unknown, whether PJ will go for the man or the
over southern California, where the sun always shines,
unless of course, it rains. PJ can't believe that she's
still in the running as she begins her breakfast. She
feels bad that she said something about Rachel, but
she's going to keep letting Rachel think that nothing
was said. This girl's a playah.
Rachel meet Jordan in the event room... with a box. Now,
if you've ever seen a show like this, you know that
usually there's something in the box of great
is wearing my frigging shirt. What's up with that?
Anyway, Jordan the shirt-stealer gives the ladies the
spiel on how one of them is a potential millionaire and
that that claim is dependent on who Preston picks
tomorrow night. Both ladies say they could use $1
opens up the box to reveal Rachel and PJ's check... and
then reveals their value. "One of you is holding a
million dollar check. One of you is holding a dollar."
PJ has a gut feeling that hers is the check. Rachel
suddenly is torn between love over a dollar or $1
million over love. Stirring the pot even further
(EVIL!), Jordan suggests to the women that Preston may
have been leading them on the entire time. "If you
choose love, he'll make the same decision, your love or
your money. Weigh your choices wisely, because if the
final woman chooses money, she'll never be able to see
that to Paige Jones, why don't you. PJ wants Preston
more than anything, but she is playing it coy. Rachel is
still thinking about the million.
still proud of his decisions, goes to meet Jordan in the
drawing room. Basically tells him the same thing, in an
edited form, that he told the ladies. All of a sudden,
it's greedy gut versus loving conscience. He's still
thinking "future wife". Rachel speaks her mind. PJ has
potential for long-term romance.
He goes to
have lunch with both, and while Rachel is starting to
exhibit human emotion for the first time EVER, PJ is
feeling a lot more confident. While Rachel rolls her
eyes again, PJ steps out for a walk with Preston. She
says she wants the happy fairy-tale ending. Preston
"knows she has a lot to offer." But still, right now she
stands with no confidence. "I have this gut feeling that
she would choose Rachel over me."
riskier choice, meets up with Preston. She's not feeling
good about the situation, as she has to defend herself
over everything that has been said about everyone.
Rachel is asking why he questions everything and telling
him to just pick her to prove herself. He initially had
doubts. Not anymore.
Rachel runs up the stairs seemingly in hunt for PJ's
lifeless body. Boy did she ever find it. "I'm almost 100
percent certain that Preston is choosing Rachel. I'm
willing to bet my check on it." Meanwhile, Rachel...
won't... shut... up.
The day of
reckoning is finally upon us. PJ's protective shield is
beginning to wither, as she is fearing getting hurt.
Rachel is still thinking about all the choices that
await her. Nerves are getting to both, as Rachel would
smart over losing Preston to a dollar. Meanwhile, PJ's
future has caught up to her.
meets PJ and Rachel one final time. Lather, rinse,
repeat. "From this point on, you will not see each other
again." They say their goodbyes and head to their rooms.
Preston, meanwhile, thinks in his head - happiness or a
million? PJ would choose him over the money, he thinks.
With Rachel, he may be willing to take the leap of
faith. PJ's the parents favorite seemingly, while Rachel
could be the beer drinker and bud smoker friends'
last two seasons, we'll learn the fate of both PJ and
Rachel in tandem, split screens and all. Rachel first.
They recap their time together and how he was wowed. "I
get this weird feeling about you. I'm crazy about you,
and you're crazy about me," he says, while shaking
Cut to PJ.
We recap their time together. "I have to be honest. I
have a little hesitation with you." Still shaking.
Rachel. "... my feelings were hurt over the fact that
you really didn't trust me and that you doubted me. I've
never lost faith in you, but at one point, you lost
faith in me. So much of me wants to be with you, but..."
Back to PJ.
"But you have come full circle, and I know this has been
nerve-wracking, but... I choose you." Good man, Preston.
And PJ... she's just floored.
Rachel. "... you tell me that you're crazy about me. I
really am crazy about you, but I don't know if that
chemistry translates into something long-term. I think I
might be making a huge mistake. Unfortunately, I'm going
to have to ask for the ring back." Good man, Preston.
And Rachel... she's just floored. And unlike PJ, she has
words to back it up. "And why aren't you picking me?
Because you doubted me? I'm very disappointed, and I'd
be lying to you if I wasn't." Yeah, yeah (makes
talkie-talkie hand motion).
Not even a
goodbye handshake, just "here's your ring back." He
thinks PJ's intentions are right.
Rachel is absolutely devastated in her room. She
cryingly says that she was going to pick him over the
money. Riiiiight. "It's fine, it wasn't meant to be. But
it hurts!" But she says that she still has hope with one
of a million guys. Good attitude to take, bad way to
not all... Her check... blurred. "Unbelievable!" Whether
that means one figure or seven, we don't know, because
we still have to find out PJ's choice. Going through the
motions while being taken aback by his decision. "I
can't say that I wouldn't need that money, because I
would. My family could definitely use it. But I also
know that money doesn't buy happiness. Like I said from
the beginning, the money wasn't a factor, and I choose
you over the money."
chooses, with check in hand. Again, a long way for his
family, but... "You've been too good to me. You didn't
doubt me for a second. So I say no to the money. And
most people would think I'm crazy, but I'm not most
people." Told you this guy was for real. And as for
"I have no
clue what the value of my check is, and honestly I don't
care to know." Well, PJ, if you're reading this, do not
highlight the bracketed text here: [one
your happy fairy-tale ending. Just goes to show that
everything happens for a reason, a recurrent theme in
recurrent theme next season? Cut to two weeks later, as
a limo arrives at the mansion. Jordan goes through the
gates to greet our now-not-so-mysterious guest.
Rachel." She said she could try again with any one of a
million. Well, we don't have a million, we have 15.
Rachel's thrilled as hell that she has no other women to
compete against this time. The lowdown: Two weeks ago,
she failed to capture Preston and $1,000,000. But
they're giving her a guaranteed second chance at the
million. If Rachel can convince the final guy that she's
worth more than money, she get the final say - the men
or the money. Sounds like a sweet deal, right? But wait,
here's Mr. Announcer Guy.
Rachel doesn't know is... she's not alone." Another limo
pulls into the mansion.
presents Andrea with the same offer. Are both women up
for the task?
Rachel/Andrea: "Oh, absolutely!"
So the game
is on again for both Rachel Veltri and Andrea Langi...
both unknowing if each other's existence. That'll change
(and not necessarily for the better) when "For Love or
Money 4" starts.... next week.