The Next Item Up For
Bids..." - June 28
Last time, the 14 people got their first taste of what
life would be like in high society. After a dinner
challenge, which tested their new knowledge of manners
and etiquette, as well as their teamwork, team Madison
suffered the first loss, and Alain was the first to be
"not on the list". There is 13 left, and an auction is
on the way.
To the Hamptons
It is a new day, and team Park is already awake and
having breakfast, and they're quite confident after
winning the first challenge. But over at team Madison,
they were slower in getting out of their bed while the
first elimination from the previous day was still
The teams receive the next letter, which instructs
them to get ready to go to the Hamptons via
helicopter. They apparently don't know what that place
is, but we find out that the Hamptons is a summer area
for "New York's elite". While on the helicopter ride,
Brenden mentions that he's glad to not be working as a
caddy at that when he sees a golf course underneath.
After the copter ride, they travel by limo to a Polo
match in the Hamptons to mingle with other members of
high society. Moments later, Kathy meets team Park and
asks them about the copter ride before the match
starts. And in an aside, Jaret compares Polo to a
high-class rodeo. Yeah, that sounds about right,
except without the dirt. Or rodeo clowns.
Later on, either during a break or after the match (I
can't tell, really), we see team Madison on the field,
kicking around what appears to be, um, brown stuff,
which I'm pretty sure is not dirt. I think a horse
relieved itself during the match. And even though this
is supposed to be a classy affair, theses people are
flinging the stuff with their feet. Yeah, way to fit
in with high society, team Madison.
Selling stuff for charity
Afterwards, the teams are driven by limo to the Hilton
Estate, where they are greeted by Kathy. And inside,
Niki gets to hold Tinkerbell, Paris' dog, for a bit.
After a tour of the house, they're right back outside,
where 2 tents are set up; one for each team. At that
point, Kathy explains the next challenge; the next
day, the "1st Annual Hilton Sale" will take place, and
there will be both a sale and an auction. The team
that raises the most money wins. (That sounds
familiar...) All the money raised will be going to
charity. The first thing they have to do is to get
whatever Hilton family possessions that have been
donated by the family they think will sell better into
Kathy signals the start, and gets out of the way as
the teams rush towards the collection of items in the
hopes of getting as much of the stuff as they can into
their tents. And they weren't exactly being careful
After everything was in the tents, and it was found
that Madison got some of the more valuable items, it
was time to decide on a theme for their tents, and
decorate them appropriately by nightfall. In Madison's
tent, Ann suggested a Luau theme, while over in Park's
tent, Vanessa came up with the idea of the tent being
like the Hilton home. But after Brenden starts with
his own elaboration of that idea, the team starts
bickering. And a few times, when someone tries to step
in and stop it, it only gets worse.
At least Madison is getting along better, as they are
busy setting up the tent and putting prices on their
items. Later, after finally stopping the bickering,
team Park is at work at 10:30PM, getting everything
together for the sale.
Mixing business with pleasure
All of a sudden, a white Humvee limo pulls up to the
estate, and after the teams gather around, out steps
Kathy's daughters, Paris and Nicky (yeah, I
accidentally spelled Nicky's name wrong at the end of
the previous recap). They're there to take the teams
somewhere to advertise the sale, so they can get as
many people there as possible. And they have 5 minutes
for the ladies to put on some clothes from the sale
items before the get going. Nothing like a little
extra advertising, eh?
But after the others have gotten changed, Latricia,
whose physique wouldn't allow her to fit into any of
the clothes there, now wants to stay behind.
Apparently because she thought she didn't look
presentable compared to the others. After she bickered
with Yvette for a bit about it, she did indeed stay
behind while the others went to the limo and climbed
in. But that won't last, as Kathy comes out and, with
her daughters' help, convinces Latricia to just go
with the group.
The limo takes the teams to the location so they can
advertise the sale. That location: a nightclub. Okay,
I'll admit to having seen The Simple Life a few times,
so in all seriousness, I should have seen this one
coming. Anyway, Paris, Nicky, and the teams are all
handing out flyers in the nightclub, and during that
time, they also get the chance to dance and have fun.
And we see a budding relationship revealed: Johnny and
Yvette. Could this "alliance" somehow help those two
in the long run?
Time to sell
The next day, it rains. And each team has to choose
one of their own to be the auctioneer for the auction
portion of the challenge. Team Park chooses Rashad,
and over with team Madison, Yvette nominates Johnny.
Gee, I wonder why. But after Johnny drops an "F-bomb",
he is cautioned to be careful with his language when
he's out there auctioneering.
Part 1: The Estate Sale
With the rain having stopped, the sale portion begins.
At Park's tent, their theme is "High Tea at the
Hiltons." Each member of the team pretends to be a
member of the Hilton family, and they even brought in
a Chihuahua to play the role of Tinkerb- Oh, wait.
That IS Tinkerbell, isn't it? Well, anyway, they are
moving along rather well, and they even managed to
sell one item at 3 times the intended price (which was
$500, so that sold for $1,500).
Meanwhile, at Madison's tent, their theme is "Luau for
Life." Basically, a generic Hawaii theme. They're not
exactly doing as well, though, as guests are noting
that their prices are rather high. In fact, Johnny
ended up selling a watch marked at $3,000... for only
$900. And he had the deal made, complete with
handshake, before his teammates could stop him. That
might cost them.
After the sale portion ended, the teams started
getting ready for the auction. But over at team
Madison, they decided on a change of plans as far as
choice of auctioneer is concerned. The team chose to
go with Ann instead of Johnny, apparently due to
Johnny's lack of language control.
Part 2: The Auction
Kathy starts with some opening remarks to the crowd,
and the auction begins. Park starts with an antique
globe, which opens up to reveal some wine; a good
start, as it sells for $1,600. Madison is next, and
their first item is an antique chair; though Ann
seemed a little too excited for an auctioneer (Latricia
became worried), they did sell it for $1,900.
Park offers a 19th century hand-crafted chair, which
goes for $2,000. Madison offers an alligator-skin
purple watch (modeled by Paris), which goes for
$1,300. And Park sells a chest with a guy on a horse
painted on it for $3,000.
Skipping ahead to the last items for each team; each a
possession that belonged to Paris Hilton. Park offers
a tiara, which Paris explained she wore on her 21st
birthday. The starting price was $200, but they get
plenty of bids, and in the end, it sells at $2,000!
Madison offers a "Sweet-16" dress, modeled by Yvette.
She thought that if she modeled it, it would garner a
high selling price. Not this time. The starting price
was $500, and that's all they could get for it. Ouch.
Afterwards, it's time for the results. Who raised
more? Let's find out...
With that, team Park has 2 wins in a row, and this
time, their reward is a lobster dinner on a secluded
beach, catered by the Clam Man of the Hamptons. And of
course, team Madison will once again lose a member.
Park arrives at the beach, and they begin what appears
to be a buffet dinner. And as most of them settle down
to eat, one of the guys apparently decided to jump
into the water, with just his underwear. But he
eventually gets dressed again and joins the group to
The Blame Game
Now, it's time for elimination at the residence. Team
Madison is back to try to explain what went wrong this
time. When asked about what she thinks went wrong, Ann
gives a typical "beauty-queen answer" at first, which
Kathy doesn't want. Kathy notes that after seeing
Yvette in that dress, that she should tone down the
sexuality a bit.
Then, the watch issue is brought up, and upon hearing
about the lowered price that Johnny sold it for, Kathy
looked surprised. Johnny did admit to being a little
dumb that time. Then, Yvette blames Jabe for marking
the prices too high, and Jabe says that he thought the
guests would be willing to spend more money since it's
Kathy then questions the last-minute switch in
auctioneers. Yvette tries to explain for him, but
after a bit of everyone speaking at once, Johnny gets
a chance to speak. He says he eventually felt that he
might not have been the best person for the job after
all. (Maybe he got the idea after the rest of the team
chose to go with Ann instead...)
Upon being asked about which one person would be
responsible overall, Yvette picks Latricia, because
she feels that she was still being bossy to her. Kathy
then asks if that's why they originally left her
behind on the night where Paris and Nicky took them to
the nightclub. And then Yvette and Latricia begin
arguing over their views of what happened that night.
This also carries over to Johnny's actions at the
nightclub, where he was apparently with a couple other
girls while Yvette was busy "networking". She tried to
claim that she didn't care, but the others disagreed,
even Johnny. There goes the budding relationship, I'll
When asked who would be considered a deadweight in the
group, Jackaay chose Johnny, because she says he
doesn't take the initiative. Yvette agrees. Yep,
budding relationship over. And when Johnny gets asked
about who's a deadweight, he picks Yvette, and those
two begin arguing. Just like a couple married for many
Once they're silent, Kathy sends the team outside the
room for a bit, to write up her list. Like last time,
one person won't be on that list, and that person is
going home. And again, when those who are on the list
hear their name read from it, they'll join team Park
in the dining room nearby. Once the list is complete,
the team is back in, and Kathy begins to read from
So now, it's down to the two who seemed to have
something going earlier. But one of them is about to
get going, as in going home. Kathy does mention that
the last person on the list does have a lot of work to
do. So, who is staying?
And so, Johnny is not on the list, and gets the boot
from this reality show. Once he's out of the residence
and heading home, Kathy joins the remaining 12 for
another toast to the good life, which marks the end of