There is no crying in dodge ball...even if you have a compound fracture of your finger. This was no "Kevin Ware" moment, but Brooks definitely felt the pain on the battlefield of love this week as he severely injured his hand while trying to win a very competitive game of dodge ball. Des definitely got a chance to see the boys' competitive side this week. Not only were they going balls to the wall on the first group date, but the boys pulled out all the stops on the second group date as they cowboyed up for Des in true Wild West fashion. Juan Pablo may have won some alone time with his Latin flare, but James was the one who won the rose by showing his vulnerable side. Unfortunately for Dan, we saw a side of him we didn't quite want to see as he ripped his pants getting onto his horse. I'm not sure if that's the reason she sent him home or if it was because he looked a little too much like Clark Kent, but either way he is headed back to Vegas roseless.
Brian will also be headed home to a very angry ex-girlfriend and single mother who apparently didn't know that the man she was sleeping with was leaving her to head off to a dating show to find love with another woman. I'm not sure if this was all part of an elaborate plan for ratings or if this girl really just came on national television to embarrass herself and her clearly pathetic boyfriend, but either way it did spawn another dialog about the "right reasons" for coming onto the show. This has become a phrase that I would prefer to never hear again.
The only other man sent home tonight was Brandon, who was the only guy who actually professed his love for Des. He kind of gave off the "Kasey-I Want to Guard & Protect Your Heart" vibe, which is never sexy. I guess Des decided to let him go early rather than drag things out. He has clearly been damaged by his mother being a whore...sorry that was a bit harsh, but it seems like his mom dragged several men in and out of his life as a kid, "One after another" as he put it, leaving him with no consistent male role model in his life. If he had a strong male role model, he would have told him to stop acting like such a puss. You barely know this girl! Get over it! If you want to get upset over something, get mad about Des' awful taste in flesh-colored leggings! Gross!
Tune in next week as the Man Claws come out as the boys compete in a Male Beauty Contest and the boys try to convince Des that Ben is the new Tierra.