"Phone of Phate" -
*K-Ci and Jojo's "All My Life" playing in the
background* Preston and PJ... STILL together.
stuff and drawing leads to two eliminations: one, Chris.
And two... Rachel's secret. Tonight, there's one more
person getting the rub-out, and four more dates.
Morgan - $1,000,000
Mike - $250,000
Caleb and David
S. - $1
time. It's all about getting close to Rachel now. Are
you in it for love? Money? Rachel's truth? Other men's
truth? We'll find out soon enough, as it's time for the
round robin dating. We went by clocks and limo rides
last time. This time, though, it's a Sony Ericsson
camera phone (cha-CHING!).
8:58.07am: the event room with a TV/clock. When it's
straight-up 9am, then Rachel will message the house back
with one picture. In this case, it's Mike, who is now
secure in the thought that he's the first thing she
thinks about in the morning. Rachel's secure in the
thought that she knows what Mike is worth.
know. This is the first? We know. Rachel's wondering if
Mike's really open book? We know. She didn't have time
for small talk, and it's driving her nuts.
the house, the men talk about kissing, as we recall Mike
and Rachel kissing, and Morgan and Rachel "not kissing".
the bowling lawn. Yep, lawn bowling, as Mike and Rachel
get changed. Can't say much for Mike, but for Rachel...
sweet Jeebus. They play for kisses, and Rachel plays for
keeps, prompting Mike to call her a hustler. Obviously
she's never heard of Ice-T before, because the word
messes with her head. Mike is becoming too much of a
risk in her eyes.
11:58.15am. Almost time for the next picture. After a
more-than-intentional homage to "24", we get... David S.
He's prepared to get more intimate with her. Meanwhile
Mike gets the third-degree about his make out session.
gets an attraction while wearing blades (and by that, I
mean it's easier to play him). From blading, we go to
the picnic site, as Rachel decides she wants more time
with him, but as you know, she's too busy thinking about
the checks to really REALLY have a good time. After all,
she's in it for love. David, on the other hand, only has
a dollar to worry about. He wants to take it to another
level, but she sees it as strategy.
enough worry, it's time to go to the phone again.
2:59.57... 58... 59... Caleb. Destination: wine tasting.
Rachel's proud that Caleb opened up some more. She got
some more open action this time, and she's all smiles
about it. Or maybe it's the wine talking. She is amazed
by the connection she feels with the man whom, at first,
was a long shot.
Meanwhile, David gets the third-degree on his date. "Did
you make out?" "What did you think?" Of course, we never
saw it, but David thinks that she wants it. Why else
would she start it?
the wine-tasting, Rachel sits on Caleb's lap, while
Caleb swears that he won't get too excited. After all,
she has the type of personality that I would go out
with... and that she would take my brother out with the
Smuggling wine bottles out of the park, and Caleb
continues to play hard-to-get. Worked for Erin, didn't
it? But is Rachel truly buying into his wishes? Survey
says.. I don't think so. He caved in ... eventually...
"That first kiss was amazing. Caleb's kiss was the
end-all and be-all."
comes up for air in time to make the final call. It's
6pm... and Mike gets one final shot. Rachel still has
some unfinished business. They can take those up at
careful for Morgan, as he's wallowing in self-doubt,
much like Rachel was before him. "I'm glad that
everybody got to get out of the f(^_^)ing house today."
let's get back to the guy who got out and stayed in.
Mike is noticing that Rachel is not being...
Rachel-like. She says that he was being stand-offish. To
quiet her inner rage down, Mike lets her know that
something is definitely there. Then the word Jacuzzi
comes up and Mike's like "Huh? Really?"
really. He goes up to change and catch the rest of the
boys' venting. They think that Rachel's unsure of Mike,
and that Morgan's unsure of Rachel's motives altogether.
"There's a lot of different ways to look at it."
the Jacuzzi, where Rachel has NO PROBLEM showing off her
bangin' body. She thinks that Mike is her type, but she
also thinks that he's going for the money. Mike thinks
that he's being genuine.
day, Morgan's pacing mentally, wondering whether or not
he's going to be the one tonight. Caleb doesn't
buy all that Rachel's selling, while David doesn't know
where he stands. All coming down to elimination night
is first ("First?!")... and in. Caleb is next... and in,
leaving the dreamer and the dreamt. Morgan gets the
calldown... With apologies to him for leaving him
hanging... Rachel asks for her ring back. True to Rachel
form - make out, then say "sorry, but you were playing
me." Mike'll be back next week for the finale, and so
will David, Caleb, Rachel, Jordan... and myself.
Morgan's million dollar check? Gone, which means that
there's going to be a run on invisible ink between now
and next week, methinks.