Chris Harrison is back with his weekly EW blog that gives Scottsdale fans all the best scoop from Bachelor Pad 2. Monday night fans watched as Melissa Schreiber melted down again and again, and William Holman actually got a bit of screen time before he was eliminated. Holly Durst and Blake Julian got romantic, as did Ella Nolan and Kirk DeWindt. What did Chris have to say about everything that went down this week?
Bachelor Pad this week began with Jake Pavelka’s exit. While many dog on Jake, deservedly so in most respects, he did have one valuable thing to say to those who remained in the Bachelor Pad house: you have to vote out the power couples. Yet, they aren’t doing it. Chris agrees that Jake gave the contestants good advice in that regard, yet they didn’t listen. Next came the kissing contest competition, and Harrison’s perspective is best absorbed word-for-word as he blogged it:
“But as was the case all along with this crew, it didn’t take long to set the kids off. For some reason after all they have all said and done on this show, the kissing contest was just too much to handle and the house was sent spiraling out of control. This is where they decided to draw the line of decency. Sadly enough I’m not even joking. Once they all realized this was not the end of civilization and that they would indeed all live, the contest began — minus one holdout, Michelle Money, who did not want to participate out of respect for her daughter.”
Chris points out that the house where Ella and Kirk went for their date is the same house where the Bachelor or Bachelorette lives during filming. It’s where Ashley Hebert stayed when they filmed her season, and where Ashley and JP had their first date. Fans remember Kirk’s emotional story from his time with Ali on The Bachelorette, and Ella’s personal story is an emotional one as well. Fans love these two together, and it was nice to see them get some screen time.
Of course much of the episode revolved around Melissa’s emotions and Blake’s game play. As Chris says, when Blake chose Holly over Melissa for his date, “He might as well have been lighting a stick of dynamite. Whether the decision was right or wrong I’ll give the guy this, he’s got some big ones.” Chris laughs that even his daughter thought it was a little much that Melissa tore into Blake over breaking a pinky swear. As Chris points out, the problem with these two is that Blake was playing the game, while Melissa was playing with her heart.
Chris says he is interested to hear what fans think about the Holly/Michael/Blake triangle. Fans watched as the sparks flew between Holly and Blake while Michael sat back at the Bachelor Pad house heartbroken. As Chris says, Michael “knows he’s losing her again, and that’s tough to watch.” He says that voting Melissa out was an easy call. He then jokes “Apparently there was a guy named ‘Waldo’ or William on the show and he was voted off as well. As soon as I figure out who that guy was I’ll miss him.” It’s been a running joke on Twitter all season that William Holman has been a truly invisible cast member on the show.
Harrison promises that the drama continues, for better or worse. Things get even more intense and the battle for Holly’s heart continues. What do you think of everything that transpired during Monday night’s episode? Bachelor Pad 2 airs Monday nights on ABC, Channel 15 in the Scottsdale area.
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