"This Game Is About
Game was proven to be more than just face value for
Trever and Acie last week, but Trever's lack thereof
cost him on his date as he's left for dead on a Miami
rooftop. Acie then starts macking his game on Chyno,
causing him to be tossed by Ananda AND Jinelle. Dawn,
ever the teenage angst case, rushes to her room crying.
Now, it's down to the Final Three as we pick up from
last week's.. errm, love fest.
Jinelle & Ananda have no
regrets, while Dawn confides in Acie that to have them
make her decision is insulting, thinking that Ananda's
player ways with Ben, Acie, and Chyno is a vendetta
against her. "I feel that just because I'm feeling him,
she's going to make her move."
The next day, the
cool-looking triangular box makes a freaky noise. Hmm..
What does this button do?
Play-Op: I've seen
you operate in this environment. Now I want to see how
you operate on your own turf. Over the next three days
you'll each take Dawn to your home town to meet your
crew. Be sure to show Dawn a great time, because at the
end of this week one of you players will be sent back
home. While the other two will play on, to see how this
So we're going home.
Pack your bags, gentlemen. First stop on the World
Player Tour, Scottsdale, AZ, casa de JJ. JJ says his
friends bring out the best in him, so expect Dawn to be
blown away. We start by meeting JJ's family. "Jason
never ceases to amaze me," says Barbara, "Jason's"
mother. "My son, he may be a player, but he's got a big
And he had small hair,
too. Can you believe that? His brother and sister think
the world of him, and Dawn notices that there isn't many
people who don't like him, as he's warm and caring with
his family. How is he among friends?
We find out as we roll
to a party with all his family and friends. And, every
player's nightmare, a few ex-girlfriends. "I didn't
invite any of them girls to that damn barbecue. My mom
set me up!" We hear from Lauren, Makeisha, and Christina
(he say he's just a friend... for now), as JJ applauds
himself on his game.
That night, it's off to
a candlelight dinner in a park. And massage. Dawn
reveals that he's come a long way since "the naked pool
incident", but he still has a long way to go, as JJ
leans in for the kiss only to find that Dawn thinks he
needs some Winterfresh or something.
Next stop on the World
Player Tour: H-Town, Houston. Greeting Dawn is Acie's
mother, Tamara. Because every player deep down still
lives with his mother. After meeting his friends, Dawn
concedes that it's like "meeting a whole tribe of Acies."
From home, they go to Studio 7, where Acie asks Dawn to
exit her pod and approach the microphone. They dance to
some of Acie's music, which Dawn calls "powerful." From
THERE we go to Belvedere's for an exclusive model shoot.
Acie says that this isn't a game, this is his life. This
is who he is. And you know, good on him for keeping it
real... for once.
The shoot impresses
Dawn. And Dawn is impressing the shooters. "He thinks
far ahead, and you can see it in his game." Acie is
feeling her as well.
Meanwhile, JJ returns to
the mansion from Scottsdale to the greeting arms of
Ananda & Jinelle, who want to hear every bit of
Scottsdale. Jinelle calls him a little boy as if she
thought it was cute. Trust me, from a guy who gets that
line every day, it wears thin after a while. Ananda
thinks that JJ has grown from "silly white boy" to
Back in Houston, Acie
takes Dawn to dinner at Mark's. He's feeling the feeling
of the feeling or something as they toast to "more
pleasurable moments". This day was all about her, and
she's digging it. Hey, you two... Get a room. "You're
going to make me start chanting the Nigerian language."
Bryan makes final
arrangements with his mom, Ananda, and Jinelle while
he's on the phone. You can tell he's the most nervous.
He really shouldn't be, as he travels... not that damn
far. In fact, we don't even leave the city. Dawn meets
him at the Tasty Pelican while thinking that Bryan is
the most nervous. Bryan takes Ananda's advice to heart
in ordering up drinks. Bryan can't talk, can't move
without Dawn saying something. But once he gets going,
he gets going. "You can't sleep on me." Bryan's going to
step this one up, as they head to the beach, where a
plane flies by with...
"DAWN & BRYAN...???"
That's pretty much what
I said. "It leaves you to fill in the end yourself." Oh.
Nice. "Less is more." True, as Bryan confesses that he
From there we go ...
back to the mansion. Acie didn't "feel this place"
because Dawn wasn't there. Well, keep looking on the
street, man. You'll find her. Ananda wants to hear
everything poolside. Acie doesn't want to reveal too
much, which strikes Ananda as odd because a) she thinks
that there's something there, and b) they've always been
Ananda reveals that it's
Dawn's decision as to who goes home this week, meaning
that 3... 2... 1... you've outlived your usefulness.
Bryan goes home with
Dawn to meet the folks, who are "very Latin", so they're
warm and nice and all. Dad makes the toast with the
family: "To Dawn and Bryan... Dot dot dot." Geez, can't
you guys say anything besides "dot dot dot"?
Bryan's friends join the
party and... they're just as reserved as he is. Could be
the kiss of death.
The players are reunited
in Dawn's room, as Dawn has an idea of who she wants.
Let's just say that Bryan doesn't stand a chance. Acie
bounces as soon as Dawn takes off her shirt for a
massage from JJ. "Until she says, JJ leave, I'm not
leavin'". Acie second guesses his decision and gets in
on the action.
We all know Acie is
targeting for the kill zone right here.
It's the last day for
one of the players and... Hold on, I gotta take this....
elimination will be different. Jinelle and Ananda won't
nominating anybody. All three of you will be considered
for elimination, with Dawn choosing the one player to
who will get kicked to the curb, leaving only two of you
to compete for the title of the Ultimate Player. Good
Dawn goes over the dates
with Ananda & Jinelle while listening to Freek-a-leek on
her Media Player. Bryan was all about her. JJ was all
about him. Acie did both. Dawn is still going over the
decision in her mind.
Elimination time: JJ saw
a lot of people happy, and offers the "princess" his
heart and a pearl from her grandmother's engagement
ring. Acie did not prepare for this, and just wants to
keep it real. Bryan says that "what you see is what you
That said... Bryan is
faulted for a slow start, but an open finish. "You're
completely right about 'what I see is what I get.' That
can be good, or that can be bad." Dawn thinks Acie is a
trendsetter, but his massages don't last long enough. JJ
is a playful kid, but he can be serious... even though
he is maybe a bit shy.
Hard choice. But she
makes it... Bryan, it's over. Game to Dawn is words.
Game to me is a four-letter word. So we're down to the
final two, and tomorrow, there will only be one in the
game, and to the ultimate player goes the bling.