Game on! The contestants on ABC's Bachelor Pad have accepted the challenge, and were in full-on game mode during Monday night’s episode two weeks into the show, complete with alliances, strategies, hook-ups and eliminations, making this program the summer’s guiltiest pleasure.
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The first challenge was a pie-eating contest, with the guys competing against the guys and the girls competing against the girls. With their hands behind their backs, the girls went first and with the massive amounts of barfing, Gia beat out Tenley for the win. Meanwhile, the Weatherman triumphed over some much bigger guys, and won the challenge.
The house is now divided into two cliques -- the “cool” group and the “outsiders” -- and everyone is playing the game to keep their friends in the game.
The Weatherman takes Gwen, Peyton and Ashley on his date, and they go to a studio where they create “art” with body paint. He actually wears a Speedo, while the girls are all in bikinis. The Weatherman gives Gwen the rose at the end of the night, and while he’s attracted to her, she doesn’t feel the same way about him.
“A lot of people think Jonathan likes me, but that’s not going to happen -- not in a million years,” Gwen said after the date.
Gia’s date was much more complicated: She picked Wes and Craig for the date, and then told the group that she was putting names on a piece of paper and randomly selecting her third date. Sneaky girl, she wrote Jesse Beck’s name on every piece and he was the third guy on the date.
Knowing that the cliques have formed in the house, Gia is the ringleader for the “outsiders,” and makes a pact with the girls that she will keep Craig safe so that the “cool” group doesn’t eliminate him -- except she winds up having a great time with Wes on their date, and winds up giving him the safety rose over Craig.
“You just can’t trust anyone,” Craig says.
Back at the house, everyone is strategizing, firming up their alliances and hooking up. Elizabeth and Jesse Kovacs get frisky together, Jessie and Dave kiss in the Jacuzzi, and Jesse B. ditches Natalie, telling her she’s too flirtatious.
Tensions run high in the house at the beginning of the elimination votes, with Elizabeth and Tenley having a crossed moment with each other when Tenley calls out Elizabeth for having a sexual relationship with Jesse Kovacs.
After many tears and long discussions, it seems like the “outsider” girls decided to vote Kiptyn off, but Nikki throws a wrench into that plan. Taken aside by Kiptyn, she cries as she tells him she isn’t going to vote him off, going against the girls. So she doesn’t, and to Gia’s surprise, Kiptyn is saved by Nikki's secret vote and Craig is voted off. The guys send Jessie home, as the tension in the house continues increasing by the week.
Check out all the drama, hookups and eliminations as the contestants on the Bachelor Pad compete for $250,000 on ABC Mondays at 8/7c.