"You're Really in
Love If You Go Swimming with Some Alligators"
- August 25
Last week, pageantry proved to be the death knell of
Eian as a mistimed answer sent him home. Then the fun
began, if your idea of fun is trashing the girlfriend's
room. Surprisingly, the three players responsible, Ben,
Trever, and AJ, live to play another day, while the
intelligent brother Marvin gets the boot. What sort of
gator swim does Dawn have in store this week?
Yes, we said gator swim.
And Chyno's the gator, holding down his first-place
place like a champ. Alex is also the gator, in this
Armani suit and... uh oh, watch out for the Super
Soakers! But they're not the only gators. Here's the
Play-Op: As you all
know, it's a jungle out there in the dating world, and
to earn your next date with Dawn, you'll have to prove
you can survive in the wild. You're off to the
Everglades, players. Don't hate the gators.
Yep, we're off to the
Glades for some gator punching. Everyone's scared...
except for Alex: "I went to Florida State. So I'm ready
to take some Gators OUT!" On the other side of the
swamp, dancing hotties. But why are we here? Simple. To
split up into two teams of four and rescue Dawn. To do
that, you have to get keys. To do THAT, you have to
complete three challenges: archery, ice breaking, and
swimming with gators. First team in Dawn's tent wins...
Oh yeah, did we mention that Jinelle and Ananda, your
team captains, are going to be carried in sedan chairs?
Jinelle's team: JJ,
Alex, Chyno, and Trever. Ananda's team: Acie, Ben,
Byron, and Bryan.
Once again, Alex needs a
pair of sneakers. Archery: Acie sucked, and JJ ruled.
Bryan pummeled the ice to break even. JJ has to beg
Trever for help at the gators. Still deadlocked, it's a
race to see who can get their locks opened... That race
goes to... Jinelle's team. Ananda's team finishes
anyway, but in dead last, Ananda's not pleased,
especially since some of the guys on Jinelle's side
already had some quality time before. Acie blames
himself for the loss. He'll have plenty of time to make
up for it, as JJ, being the sport that he is, gives up
his spot for him, saying "it ain't no fun if the homeys
can't have none."
Dawn leads the team, now
Acie, Alex, Chyno, and Trever, to a helicopter... which
only has three seats. You know what's coming up, right?
Right... "He's a really cool guy, but it's just not
clickin'." Sounds like Alex. Is Alex. Well, he can
finally go home... and get some sneaks. "It's not
whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. And
at the end of the day, if you still have respect, you're
the winner." True.
The group heads to the
spa to explore their more sensitive side. With some golf
thrown in... because you have to have golf. Dawn thinks
Acie's funny. I think Dawn can't golf worth a... anyway,
Chyno just tells her to swing real hard. But then again,
they have an unspoken relationship, which is cool... if
you're into that.
Back at the house,
Ananda brings Byron and Bryan into pep talk mode,
telling them to get her attention. Byron thinks she's
doing it more so for Bryan. Byron demonstrates on
Jinelle. Bryan says "WHATEVER!"
Back at the golf course
of doom, it's yoga time with beer thrown in for... well,
something. "Because it empowers your mind, body and
spirit." Dude, that's what Red Bull is for. Acie's
concentrating... on the yoga instructor. Dawn isn't
concentrating on that so much as she's concentrating on
the beer. Trever can't take the whole inability to
become double jointed, so he just jumps in the pool. And
that's supposed to make it all go away, isn't it?
Needless to say, it'll
take a miracle for Little Mr. Prankster to make it to
the next round. The guys return to the house with some
bad news... Alex? Gone. Meanwhile, Ben steps up his game
to Dawn, who's seen him in a Speedo and still hasn't
gone out with him. Well, she promises that he'll get
one, but what's that worth, the promise of a woman?
Now it's time for
reflexology for dummies with JJ and Dawn. Is he really
an expert in reflexology? No. Does Dawn believe
That night, it's a tent
and a campfire.. eventually. Ben's just being... Ben, no
game, just a real person (for once?!). This according to
Ananda at the campfire with everyone... except for Chyno
and Dawn. "Surprise, surprise!"
Seriously, they're in
the bath. And they'll be in the bath every day for the
next week. "My whole approach is to make sure that the
female understands that you really do care for her."
Game ensues. Dawn wants to know if his game will
overshadow his feelings, because both are there, and he
could, for purposes of the game, play her.
Out back, Ben asks
Jinelle if she's going to get Chyno's... well, they
edited that out, but Jinelle heard it, and she's going
to the bathroom with it. Either to tell Dawn or to get
Chyno's whatever it was. Turns out it was both, as
Jinelle, Dawn, and Chyno make it to the camp site, where
Dawn calls Ben out to just drag him over the coal. Owwww...
What's even more
painful, though? Ananda siding with Ben. "Honestly, I
think he said it because you were being missed. You
weren't here." Dawn, being the drama queen like
Cupid's Lisa before her, faults Ananda on forgetting why
she's here. Chyno also faults her, saying that Dawn's
going to think that she's sided. Well, in a way, she is.
Because if Dawn doesn't... well, let's just say that
we're dealing with more players than we know. Or really
Bryan is the only one
with no dates, and he says that it would be a shame if
he went home without one. So he moves in for the kill up
at Dawn's place, which she likes, but she's still
waiting for more game. She sure takes this game
seriously. "The potential's there, but I don't think
So who's going home?
Nobody knows. I mean, Ben's sure it's him. Bryan thinks
that he's the dark horse, Trever's name is being thrown
around. We'll know for sure in a bit, because it's
elimination time. Jinelle puts Ben on the block. Ananda
puts Trever on the block. Trever likens himself to Al
Bundy. Good trick. Ben thinks that this has been fun,
and he is over the whole deal from earlier. Dawn with
the final decision... chooses to keep Trever around,
hoping that he'll mature a little more. The rest of the
players live to play another day, while Ben is on the
next ride out.