- September 1
Last week, Alex was shown the door simply because there
weren't enough seats on the helicopter to Dawn's next
date. Too bad we can't say the same for Ben, who despite
scoring a date or two, was sent home after Dawn chose to
keep Trever. So what's next in store for our players?
Here's a hint: Nighties are involved.
Dawn gets an idea to hold a
slumber party. And I love how Dawn thinks. Chyno
doesn't, as her teasing is getting him a little bit hot
under the collar. He excuses himself after Byron gets
all up on her like... yeah, that. "Byron got game, and
Chyno got jealous." She tries to remedy it by blowing
bubbles. Must've worked, because next thing you know,
Chyno's the meat in a model sandwich up in Jinelle and
Ananda's bed, while Acie shares a bed with Ananda.
"Simple logic. If Ananda is the one making decisions,
why wouldn't I go to Ananda first?" Smart man.
A little too smart.
Methinks Ananda is starting to fall for him. And right
in front of Dawn, who now thinks that Ananda has
forgotten her role in all of this.
Next day, the guys think
that Dawn's the one with the player mentality. And
methinks that Ananda has game, and Dawn's getting
jealous. Case in point, Ananda and Acie. Dawn confronts
the issue at breakfast. Ananda does think Acie's
attractive. "I don't think Dawn is acting like a
full-out diva... yet." Then you haven't been watching
the same show that I have apparently.
Thank goodness, I needed
the Playerphone to ring to pull me out of ... whatever
Play-Op: What's the
deal, players? This is the player operator. At the end
of this game, there will be only one ultimate player, so
it's time for you to step it up in the next player
skills challenge, which will allow Dawn to see if you're
really a high roller or just fronting. You'll be taken
to a casino boat where you'll be given $100 to gamble
and win as much as you can. After the challenge, you
will then have one hour to shop for Dawn, using only the
money you've won. You'll receive further instruction
when you reach your destination. Good luck, players.
"Profit in my paaaaaants..." We're going on a boat, out
in international waters first. Then we're going to play
blackjack, roulette, craps, and slots to try and make as
much money as you can. Then you'll shop for one... and
only one... gift for Diva... err, Dawn. Pretty much what
the Play-Op said. There are two winners: the most
expensive, and the one that Dawn likes the most. The two
winners get to date.
Chyno thinks that a
Player don't have to buy anyone nothin'. JJ on the other
hand needs this one to stand a chance. Byron swears to
stop at $50. Acie shoots dice to go up to $125. Chyno,
$190. Bryan is the only one up at the BJ tables, $240 to
Byron's $40 (oh well...) and Trever's $80. Acie's up
$160. And in dead last, JJ... with five bucks. And he
even manages to lose that. Byron ends up with $24. Chyno
breaks even, Trever loses $50, Bryan triples his stash,
and Acie is your big winner today with $350. Now, as Pat
Sajak used to say, "Let's go shopping."
JJ gets a free lollipop.
Well, you know what they say, "Love don't cost a thing."
Acie wants to pocket his winnings, while Trever goes for
the gold... literally. "I love shopping." Sure you do.
The guys love
competition. Case in point, Chyno and Byron in the
weight room. Trever thinks he can top him... Nope.
Shoulder goes out, and he heads for the ER. That night,
Dawn and the girls scope out Byron's acrylic "Follow
your heart" plaque ($20), Trever's bracelet ($48.23),
Chyno's perfume bottle ($45.81... *Feud strike*), Acie's
pearl necklace ($321.18), Bryan's pink dress ($300), and
JJ's lollipop and poem... priceless. So Acie takes slot
#1... and Bryan gets #2. And the girls can't stop
talking about the dress and Bryan's A-game. "He better
follow up with something serious on this date, or else
he could be in some serious trouble."
Bryan's worried about
sudden death on the date, and so has Acie. More Acie
than Bryan, even. You know, that whole thing with Ananda
and her bed and all.
Dawn enters in the dress
Bryan bought her (and the necklace Acie bought her), as
they head for the Villa Vizcaya for some lunch. Acie's
opinion of Vizcaya: "Once a woman sees this....
panties.... comin' off. For real." Uh... yeah. Dawn
notices that Acie loves to talk while Bryan's more of a
laid-back guy. Mr. Talker gets some me-time with Dawn
first, as they just partake in the sexiness of the
moment (hey, her words). Dawn likes to mess with Acie's
personal space, so she plays on that. Next stop a cave,
and Dawn is sensing that Acie's going to make his move.
And ... there. So what does Dawn do next? Bring up
Ananda, of course. Acie's story: "You're trying to put
me in a certain position where you're trying to
eliminate me." Nice use of passive/aggressiveness. You
rarely see that in a man, especially in the face of a
Back at the mansion,
Chyno's at home for the first time, and Ananda... likes
it? Like likes it? Seems like everyone's a player
nowadays. "I don't regret it. I need to have fun, too."
Back as Vizcaya, Bryan
and Dawn feel out vibes and go with those. Dawn thinks
he's shy, but he's coming around. They go to a bridge
and a kiss ensues. "Just that little connection changed
the game for me." Dawn thinks Bryan's kiss looked
passionate... but that's it.
That night, dinner. And
Trever returns! Meanwhile, Byron and Dawn share an
intimate moment in her bedroom. Dawn thinks that he's
coming at him with game, and she's trying to neutralize
it. "Come and talk to me like Byron, don't come at me
like Player Byron." Jinelle also thinks that his game is
a little lie.
The next day, Chyno
leaves a gift bag (or at least the contents thereof) on
Dawn' bed. She feels that there is a connection,
and that his game is an equal to hers. Enter Ananda, who
tries to keep him away from Dawn. Strategy? Or is Ananda
moving in for the kill now?
Is Acie really using
Ananda to get to Dawn? That subject could play a part in
tonight's elimination. Hmm.. No sudden death this week.
Jinelle nominates the Jekyll-and-Hyde player Byron,
while Ananda chooses happy-action-but-sloppy-game Acie.
Bombshell. Dude, you were just played. Acie thinks it's
a shock and that he's been the realest. Byron admits to
being slow to make a move. But it's only because he's
been pacing himself out, not revealing all the good
bits. Taking that into account... Dawn chooses Acie's
persona over Byron's game. Sorry, bro, but we'll have to
wait for the DVD to come out.
Acie and company live to
play another day, but guess what... we've got nerds next
week. Nerds that probably have more game than you do.
Well, maybe not.