With..." - July 7
It's an episode of
surprises. The guys are going to be surprised when
they are being judged by the same women that they are
entertaining. There may be other surprises - but we'll
let you be surprised.
We surprise no one as we start at Day 17 - only 8 days
away from the performance. We see more choreography
and people's insecurities. Josh wants to be bigger,
while Bryce wants to be smaller. Rachel wants the guys
to be the guests of honor, as they will be hosting a
bachelorette party! Their job is to make sure that
have a great time, and they only have a few hours to
Brian is thrilled that they will finally be
interacting with females not names Sharon and Rachel -
but he is sensing that there will be a catch. Of
course there will be a catch. We'll see what it is.
Terry wonders if the women are going to be fat or
David is still torn between going home and staying.
Rick is very nervous about hosting, since he feels
that he and Bryce will be competing against each
Remember if Terry was wondering if the women are fat
or ugly? Well, they are neither - and they are in a
wild mood. The women are excited as they drink from
their cups - and lick from the cups - and lick the
bottom of the cups - and lick the guys fingers.
Yowzers. They toast to a great evening, and the women
already look sloshed.
The women go upstairs, as Rick says, 'That's what
they're really looking for.' We get a montage of what
the 9 women actually get - and the guys do seem fairly
well rehearsed. Terry gets into it and realizes that
he really loves this.
When the show is about to end, the love is about to
end. Rick is talking to the guys, while the women want
more action. Rick keeps talking to the guys and Marco
notices that the women are not being entertained.
Marco tells Rick to entertain them, but Rick says that
there is a pattern that needs to be followed. While
they get into it, it's Josh who comes over and chats
with the women. They seem much happier with that and
the party goes on as usual, but you have to wonder if
Josh is making a play at the host role.
Day 18 - The party ends, and the women seem to be
happy. Tony was not very happy, because he didn't
think that certain people (Rick) were taking it as
professionally as he was. Billy wasn't happy either -
he watched the whole thing and he has some comments to
make. He comes up to the guys and brings them the
Sean - Very professional. Billy is very happy with
Terry - Also professional. Billy likes how he got into
Tony - He backed away from the girls in a few spots.
That concerned him.
Marco - He shows that he was angry at Rick. He can't
do that. He needs to mask it.
Rick - Bombed as Emcee.
Josh - did a great job in taking over for Rick. Maybe
he has the inside track?
Billy calls them over and says that they passed the
test - but yet they failed the test. They made the
girls happy, but they didn't make Billy happy, so
someone has to go. That person is....Marco. Billy
thinks that he isn't going to get out of that shell
and he's not going to be able to. Marco admitted that
he was having an off day, but he added that you can't
have any of those off-days when you are performing.
Billy knows that the guys still want Bryce gone, but
added that Bryce outperformed Marco, so he stays. I
don't know about you, but I don't think the audience
is going to pay to see 7 potbellied underdeveloped
Bryces gallivanting around the stage. The guys see
Marco off, and then they toast to the fact that there
are 10 people left.
We continue with Day 18, as Billy has a surprise for
them. He goes into his bag and pulls out...thongs! The
surprise is that the thong is their next outfit for
the next exercise. The guys react as, well, you would
expect them to react - badly. 'This can't possibly be
good for my reputation.' says Terry, while Ryan is
cringing as he sees Bryce look just as bad from the
bottom as he does at the top. 'You take off his top,
and he looks like hell. You take off his shorts, and
he looks twice as bad.'
With 10 guys in their thong dancing, where is the
performance going to be? Outside, of course. Rick is
concerned, but when he sees everyone else acting like
fools, he gets along with it. Sharon loved what they
did, but asks why they don't bring this same sort of
attitude at rehearsal. Billy warns them all that if
they don't bring that same attitude, then they will
all be performing outside from that point on. The guys
get the hint.
Day 19 - Back at rehearsal, Rachel notices that some
of the guys are looking quite disheveled. As a result,
all of the guys are sent to go out and get tans and
hairdos. The planned course of action is a regular
tan, then a spray tan. At the hair salon, they decide
to switch colors and get rid of Terry's 'Brillo Pad'
look. Rick got a new red mohawk, while other people
got an eyebrow waxing.
Adam is upset that Rick takes his chicken. Terry is
upset that Adam starts taking 5 or 6 pieces. Touche'.
The nerves are starting to fray and Terry says that he
wants to see more people leave before he feels better.
Someone is going to feel better, as Billy decides that
he's ready to announce his first choice, which will be
the host. He has decided that the host is going to
be...Josh. Based on the women's party, Billy decided
that Josh is the best choice. That is great news for
Josh, who can breathe a sigh if relief. That comes as
a disaster for Bryce, who saw this as the only way to
get into the troupe. Rick, who was also counting on
that to get himself in, look like he just got nailed
by a dump truck. Even Brian feels sorry for him and
wonders how Rick is going to get into the group based
on his physique. How, indeed...
Billy takes the guys over to a focus group, which
focuses on dealing with the media. The objective is to
see how the guys respond when being asked by the
media, which is going to be played by Linda. What the
guys probably know is that Billy is watching them.
What they probably don't know is that they are also
being watched by a group of 8 women, ages ranging from
23 to 56, who's job is to rate the guys in terms of
sexuality and how likable they are. Why? Because these
are probably going to be the same people who would be
attending their shows.
We start with the interviews. Rick calls himself the
crazy one, other people talk about their preferences.
Brian's hobbies - Sex, special interest - sex, and
that's basically it. The women seemed very turned off
by this one.
Terry talks how sexuality is all about
self-confidence, adding that his hair is sexy. Rick
gives himself an 8.9, which got chuckles from the
girls. Bryce gives himself a 6, adding that he has a
good personality, but a bad body. That can't be a good
way to impress the girls.
A better way to impress Linda the moderator? The guys
doing a strip dance for her! Billy comes in and told
them that the guys would be split into groups of 5 -
one group would do the opening act and the other group
would do the closing act.
After the dancing ended, Rachel takes the guys and
brings them into the room where the 8 women were
judging them. She then drops the bomb on them and
tells them that she is going to read their opinions of
the guys. Uh-oh...
The women were asked how many of them would see the
guys at a show. Half of them said yes. That couldn't
possibly make Billy happy. I'm guessing based on that
lukewarm response, there are going to be many things
that make a lot of people unhappy...
Bryce - Nice personality, but they don't think that
Bryce has the worst body. Who's body don't they like?
Terry and Rick. There's another notch against Rick.
Adam - They love his dimples and they think he is
Sean - Nice physique, but only a 5 on looks. Ouch.
Brian - He loves Sex. They hate him, adding that he
sounded slimy and sleazy. Brian added that he probably
shouldn't have said it.
Rick - Too talkative. None of the women liked him.
Rick is convinced that he's gone next.
With this interlude, Billy says that he will take what
the women say into consideration, but he also says
that some of these things that the women say can be
fixed, so there is some hope with Rick.
Terry thought that the women misinterpreted them,
while Rick thought that his mom was in the group.
Billy tells them that not every woman will like them,
but they need to learn to accept criticism.
The guys come back and chatter about what happened at
the review. Bryce, meanwhile, seems very confident
about his chances in the house. Rick feels like the
women were trying to jeopardize his job and he wanted
to break something. As Tony says that Rick failed the
personality test; as Rick says that the women can eat
and gain more weight, you have to see it Tony's way.
Rick's depressed, and he wonders what the women were
smoking when they said that Bryce has one of the best
Night of Day 18 - It's elimination time. Billy calls
them up and says that it's time for someone to go. He
says that it's really difficult (blah blah blah), but
because he has to cut the show down, he has to only
take 8 to Vegas. He's getting rid of...Bryce, who is
improved, but not improved enough. Billy says that he
has 5 days to go, and he's not going to get to that
level in 5 days. Brian - 'Certain people were meant to
do things in life. And certain people were not meant
to do things in life.'
If we do the math though, that makes 9 people left.
Billy is only taking 8 people to Vegas. Hence, we need
to get rid of one more person. Billy is also going to
eliminate...David? He is as stunned as everyone else,
especially when Billy convinced him not to leave when
he wanted to 2 weeks ago. Billy says that David isn't
standing out and he has to go, too.
A furious David (who thinks that he was bilked) goes
over to Billy and wonders why he let him go now, when
he asked Billy if he was going to happen. Billy says
that decisions change and to not take it personally,
but David doesn't buy it, and quite frankly, neither
do I. Bryce, on the other hand, is thrilled that me
made it this long. 'I did what I had to do, and it
wasn't enough.' Well, as we see the footage, doing
what he had to do wasn't doing what he needed to do
and he clearly could have done more. He is taking it
much better than David though, who just wants to wreck
the room. Quite frankly, I wouldn't blame him. Ryan
says that his personality didn't come out when they
were performing, but us as an audience hasn't seen it
and we need to in order to understand the rationale.
Final thoughts? Rick says that after knowing that he
wasn't eliminated, he is going to humble himself and
be a better person as he moves to Vegas. Bryce vows to
not go back to his old ways and David can't wait to
see his family.
It's all good for the 8 people, but one of those
people will be devastated when they find out that they
will not be performing. Join us in 7 days for the
finale and the final line-up of the new American