Welcome back! After watching the series premiere, I'm sure all of you had a lot to say...particularly about Mrs. B. I certainly did! In fact, I'm still shocked!
The second episode started exactly where it left off...in the middle of the Face-Off between Vita and Mrs. B. Check out the second half here:
I give Vita props for apologizing because I'm not sure I could have done that. I imagine that was the most difficult thing she's ever had to do, and then to not receive an apology in return from Mrs. B, although not shocking, was inexcusable.
After a rough first night of 'getting to know each other,' everyone settled into the mansion and headed for bed. And to add to an already awkward situation, the moms are sharing rooms with the women...WHAT? Is there no privacy?
Then the next day, The Cara Factor strikes again. You gotta love her because she is SO clueless! What woman shows off her lingerie collection to the mother of a man you're trying to date? Check out Cara's attempt to bond with Esther here:
That afternoon the moms set out to prepare each of their sons for the first elimination night. Mrs. B has it out for Vita and lets JoJo know exactly how she feels. However, Vita's not her only target: Misty better watch out! But, JoJo was quick to remind his mother that you can't judge someone based on their ethnicity...I'm predicting a mother/son face-off in the future over this one!
Lorraine and Esther are both quick to shoot down Cara when Michael and Robb both show an interest. Frankly, I'd add Cara to the 'Not Mother Approved' list too!
The "Cell Phone" elimination process was a modern day touch! It reminds me of the break-up scene when Carrie was broken up with on a post-it note in Sex in the City! The cell phone is the new 'post-it note.' Guys can break up via text message these days!
Here's a breakdown of the Cell Phone Elimination Text lingo for you to follow:
Yes = One or more of the guys is interested in you and would like to keep you around to get to know you better.
No = None of the guys have an interest in pursing you further. You've been eliminated and must pack your bags and leave the mansion that night.
Meet at the Pool = The guys are on the fence, and will make a final decision later that night after you've answered a few questions.
The Vita/Mrs. B issues continued, even after she gets a text asking her to meet the boys at the pool. Mrs. B, in reference to Vita, made 'devil' ears with her hands. Will this woman ever stop? Honestly, I would not want anything to do with JoJo after meeting this woman.
At the pool, 5 of the women meet with the guys and 2 of them have to go home. I think eliminations are always awkward in reality shows. Luckily, the guys made a few smart decisions. Megan stayed! I love that! But, they also kept Cara. At the very least, she provides comic relief. THEN...JoJo made the boldest move of all...asking Vita to stay. Mrs. B's blood must have been boiling. After the elimination she got into it with JoJo, making it clear that no woman will be put above her. Let the games begin!
Here's my problem. Between Misty and Vita, I'm not sure either of them is actually interested in JoJo. I think at this point in the show, it's simply about making Mrs. B uncomfortable and playing to win. That's really no better.
After the first elimination, some of the women decided to show off their some of their 'not so lady like traits'...frankly, they should have kept their mouths closed. Watch it here:
The next day, Dana White from the Ultimate Fighting Championship arrives with his team to put the women through an endurance test. All of the woman kicked ass. Then, the boys show up! The boys have to go through the same challenge the women just went through...and the women showed them up big time! JoJo and Robb barely made it through. Watch here to see how they faired in the workout:
After Robb was hauled off to the emergency room, 4 of the women were chosen to avoid elimination later that night by Dana for performing so well in the day's challenge: Camilla, Stacey, Cara and Brittany.
Later, all the boys took the women on group dates. At the end of the group date the boys had to choose one woman to spend a one on one date with. To Mrs. B's dismay, JoJo chose Brittany. Watch how Mrs. B handles JoJo's date time with Brittany:
To Lorraine's dismay, Michael chose Michelle. Lorraine questions Michael's choice in women and whether she's able to have a positive influence over him:
Esther was the only happy mother when Robb chose Amanda, the medical student, who took care of him after the workout mishap.
Next up: Elimination Night #2
All three of the moms let their opinions be heard loud and clear before the boys arrived at the mansion for elimination. Lorraine gets emotional with Michael trying to understand her role in the process. Esther is a little frustrated that Robb won't give Lauren, her pick, a little more effort.
During the cocktail hour, Amanda makes her move for Michael despite her one on one date with Robb. Esther and Lorraine seem to have a little competition over Amanda. Wonder who will win that fight?
Before the elimination can begin, some of the women take it upon themselves to give sweet little Megan a make-over. And BAM...a whole new Megan appeared by the pool to face the boys.
During the elimination, Mrs. B's dream came true, Vita was sent home. What always surprises me in reality shows is when the women leave the show and have their 'exit interviews' and cry...cry...and cry some more. Are they really broken hearted? Could they possibly have strong feelings for one of the men at that point? Or are they just embarrassed to go home? Just wondering.
Anyways, in a shocking elimination moment, Megan shows her true self and gives an opportunity to another woman.
Next week a mothers dream comes true when she gets to put her instincts about a woman to a test.