Emotions ran high after one gal pulled an all-nighter and others had to witness The Bachelor repeatedly make out with their competition. The reality check led Jason Mesnick to send home one more person than he had planned.
Sing for Supper: The girls had 30 minutes to write a love song, which they’d perform for Jason in order to win the only one-on-one date. Nikki was reduced to tears by the challenge. “I cannot be silly. It’s not in my nature.” What followed was more pitch problems than a season-worth of American Idol. Jillian got on the bar for her country number. Stalker Shannon rapped because that’s what Jason did. Lauren determined that the rest of the girls “sucked,” bragged about her ballad and tried to solicit more compliments by pretending her song sucked, too. Nikki ignored the rules and wrote a lullaby for a future baby. Jason wound up choosing Molly’s sorta duet. The Mating Game?: During their date, Molly shared her future hopes and French fries on the floor at Jason’s pad before heading to the backyard, in his clothes no less, to make S'mores. Molly laid her love on thick, mentioning that Jason was exactly what she is looking for in a husband and dad. Those were the magic words to convince Jason to give her the rose, some kisses and an invite to spend the night in the tent making sexually suggestive sound effects until sunrise. The Stalker waited on the couch all night for Molly, who “had no regrets” about her walk of shame but was nervous to face the others. Molly downplayed her date, but this definitely move worked in her favor too make the rest of the women more nervous about what went on between her and Bachelor Jason.
Playing Doctor: The group date girls went to the set of ABC’s (natch) General Hospital to kick it Port Charles style. The Stalker jumped at the opportunity to assist in the kiss demonstration before each girl took a turn in front of the camera doing an over-the-top scene with Jason. Watching him kiss others took a toll on Melissa’s mental state and Shannon thought she might puke (again!) until she rationalized that those smooches were all fake (but not hers because she’s delusional).
The rooftop wrap party was more emotional than Jason bargained for. Megan was frustrated when he didn’t go in for the kiss during their alone time. Lauren pretty much demanded the rose. Naomi and Melissa both cried and both got assurances that their connection was real. The Stalker was in even rarer form. “I’m not letting you let me go,” she pleaded during her solo segment. If her fatal attraction wasn’t enough, she proceeded to pick her nose and hand Jason her booger napkin. When she tried to lock lips, he relinquished only a peck. Naomi got the safety blossom.
The Third Heel: Nikki and Steph got the dreaded double date and Nikki, big surprise, had more meltdowns over it. She explained dancing, which along with singing, joking and seemingly everything else, is apparently not her thing. Despite getting a designer gown and ballroom lesson first, Nikki had two left feet on the dance floor. She didn’t let that stop her from constantly interrupting Steph’s perfect waltz. She was determined not be overshadowed and her mommy issues were careening out of control. “Stephanie already married a man and had his daughter. I want my turn.” The confession of her 11-year relationship gave Jason pause and was likely the final straw in his decision to send the robot home. Her feelings of inadequacy made for a seriously gut-wrenching limo confession. It was weirdly juxtaposed with his and Steph’s last dance and first kiss.
Going Away Party: The girls put on their party dresses for the last-chance woo. Jason stepped up solo-time smooching, but avoided it with Megan. Lauren threatened to slap him until he kissed her to test chemistry (or more likely, shut her up). Jason quickly asked Jillian and Melissa to join the three already safe ladies, but hesitated on the last rose before pulling a DeAnna. He didn’t want to lead the remaining three on because he didn’t “see a forever.” Shockingly, the Stalker took it well. Instead of waterworks or vomiting (maybe she’s fresh out), she planned to return to her electric toothbrush and French-kiss her puppy. Lauren seemed shocked that he wasn’t awed by her perfection whereas Megan actually seemed disappointed and sad. --Carrie Bell
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