Maybe it's just me, but I really wish they would stop showing clips of Brad and talking about Brad. I'm over it...DeAnna's over it. Let's just move on...PLEASE!
This week's episode begins with the announcement of who's going from the "outhouse" to the big house. Paul, Graham, and Jeremy (we'll call him repeat) make it into the mansion with DeAnna. Of course they have to begin by taking off their shirts and frolicking in the pool, because what episode is complete without that? It's actually more interesting to listen to the boys in the outhouse speculate about what's going on.
The chosen 3 are forced to go down to the man house and announce who will be taking DeAnna on the "put up or shut up" one on one date. Richard looked a little stunned when his name was called. Twilley mentioned something about getting him ready for the ball. Well someone should have told him not to wear faded jeans on their romantic date on the town. When your date shows up in a black sequined gown...you should at the very least throw on some khakis. Not even his sad little puppy dog eyes could save Richard from elimination. I think if you could hear what was going on inside DeAnna's mind during that date, you would have heard..."please don't kiss me, please don't kiss me, please don't try to kiss me". The most fascinating part of the date was Richard trying to explain to DeAnna that shooting stars aren't really "stars", just space junk burning up in the atmosphere...kind of like Richard's chances of winning DeAnna's heart. Unfortunately for Richard, DeAnna kicked him out of the horse drawn carriage and sent him home in a cab.
The group date gave the men a chance to get in touch with their inner cowboy. DeAnna was "look'n forward to get'n wild" with some line dancing, some bull riding, and getting cozy by the fire. Jesse showed off his mechanical bull skills and showed DeAnna that he is the kind of guy she can depend on by being the first guy to come to her rescue when she fell off the bull. No surprise...Ron was too busy taking care of his beer to take care of her. Jesse's prize has a little one on one time, where he had the chance to share with DeAnna his theory on "everybody farts". I don't know about you...but I don't know that I would want a guy whose FIRST priority is finding a woman who's into gas.
Later that evening, while they are hanging out by the fire, DeAnna takes Ron aside to discuss with him his reasons for confronting Jeremy about him staying in the house. As she explained, that was her decision, not his, so Ron shouldn't be giving Jeremy such a hard time. Ron of course comes back with one of his classic pieces of advise..."I'm a guy's guy...iron sharpens iron..I think that you need someone as strong as you are to make you stronger...and it is about you...and what's going on between me and Jeremy is between he and I and shouldn't matter in your process". BUT it does matter Ron! Why do you think she is confronting you? She thinks you are a jerk and you proved that in the way that you responded. You should have just said...I'm a jealous prick and I took it out on Jeremy, because he was getting a chance to go back to the big house and I was stuck in the outhouse having a sausage fest with the rest of the guys.
Jason gets one chance to show DeAnna that he's the kind of man she should keep around. DeAnna surprises Jason by sweeping him off his feet and taking him on a helicopter ride around LA and spending the evening with him at the Mount Wilson Observatory. I guess she needed to see those shooting stars for herself. Jason was just praying she wouldn't run out the door when he revealed that he was a single dad. Honestly...if Jesse's fart talk and Twilley's singing didn't turn her off...I don't think the adorable child is going to be a problem. As she explained, "things happen and we're all the way we are because of the things that have happened...it doesn't bother me at all". I actually think that the other guys were bothered by it more than DeAnna. DeAnna was able to open up to Jason and share with him the story of her mother's passing. It was a very touching moment and a very intimate date that guaranteed Jason's place in the house. It went so well, that she later had a star named after his son Ty to show him how much it meant to her that he was willing to open up.
On the last date, DeAnna takes all of the men to meet ELLEN, where she puts the men through a rigorous screening process that included an interview portion, a talent portion, otherwise known as the dance off, and of course the Ellen boxer contest. There's nothing like a group of guys dropping trow to really give DeAnna a full frontal view of what she has to look forward to. There must have been something about Fred that really stood out among the rest. He was the final guy to receive a rose before the rose ceremony.
On the night of the rose ceremony, Ron proves once again what a loser he is. First, when DeAnna said she was cold, he didn't offer her his coat. Second, he started his conversation by telling her that when he woke up that morning, he didn't think she was HIS type of girl, but then explained how she changed his mind and then finished it off with a complete inability to explain what was fun about him. Apparently, NOTHING is fun about Ron. Sitting and staring isn't fun, being insulted isn't fun, and being rude isn't fun...go home and hang out with your boys at the barber shop. You don't deserve a woman. You deserve to get cut.
Speaking of cuts...thank goodness someone finally chopped off Shawn's mullet. I think that may have been what saved him from elimination. I was a little surprised, however, that she cut Paul. He seemed pretty genuine, but he is actually several years younger than her and I'm not sure that she thought he was mature enough to get married...either that or he just didn't look as good as Jeremy and Graham with his shirt off.
Ron on the other hand, got exactly what was coming to him. Not only is he ten years older than her, which in my opinion is too much of an age gap for a 26 year old, but his exit was as classic as he is. In his typical condescending fashion he called her sweetie...which we all know means "bitch"...I wish you the best. He also showed that he lives in a world of denial when he stated, "She didn't' reject me...she just chose other guys." Actually, I think if you look up REJECT in the dictionary it says NOT CHOSEN and there is a picture on Ron's face.
Next week, there will be more drama in the outhouse. Tune in and see who will win the race for DeAnna's heart.