Who Can You Trust?: Chris immediately confronts Kalon and Ed about voting off Jamie instead of Blakeley. Surprisingly, they don’t deny it. Both conversations end on a sour note and Chris feels hopeless about his future in the house.
The Great Fall of China: Today’s challenge is all about balance. The girls are first up to stack coffee mugs and plates on top of each other. They walk back and forth between two tables and add more china as they go, but when they drop something (which they often do), they are forced to start all over again. If they add six mugs on top of each other and walk successfully across the finish line, they win the challenge. Everyone’s complaining that the competition is a little unfair because Blakeley, the cocktail waitress, has had a lot of practice balancing dishware. To no one’s surprise, she wins the challenge and secures a rose.
Chris believes the only chance he has to survive the next rose ceremony is to win the challenge. While he’s putting his best foot forward to win, Blakeley coaches her new partner, Tony, over the finish line. We find it just a little bit ironic that Chris ditched Blakeley the night before and now she and her new partner have both won the challenge. As you can imagine, Chris is fuming.
Happy Campers: Blakeley decides to take Tony on her date, which means she has to give her rose to another guy in the house. She chooses to give Kalon the rose and he brings Lindzi on his date. Kalon and Lindzi spend a glamorous night out on the town with a nice car and jewelry, while Blakeley opts for the mysterious overnight date. While she’s hoping for helicopter rides and hotel rooms, she instead gets a tiny trailer in the middle of nowhere. She’s annoyed that she doesn’t exactly receive the princess treatment she wants, but her and Tony manage to find a love connection despite their surroundings. Kalon and Lindzi also admit their feelings for each other.
Back at the pad, Michael takes Rachel on a cute makeshift date in the backyard. It’s one happy love fest in the City of Angels… except for one unlucky couple. Ed makes an uncomfortable confession about his thoughts on his partner, Jaclyn. Even though he spends a lot of romantic time with her, he’s not interested in a relationship. He makes it painfully clear to everyone he’s just looking for fun. Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.
A Last-Ditch Effort: Chris is still convinced he’s on the chopping block, so he’s desperate to bring someone down with him. His only option for payback is to split up Kalon’s partnership with Lindzi and send her packing. Chris makes amends with Ed who agrees to help and vote off Lindzi. When Tony returns to the pad, Chris tries to save Sarah by convincing him to give her the rose. Tony’s newfound feelings for Blakeley prevail over Chris’s persuasion and he gives the rose to whom he and Blakeley previously agreed upon: Jaclyn.
The Devious Twist: Chris Harrison decides it’s time to kick the game up a notch. He announces that everyone will get to vote off one woman. Not only that, but the woman who gets the most votes also gets to take one man down with her. This is a major game changer, because now no one will vote off Sarah because she would keep Chris in the house.
Things are looking up for Chris after all, until Michael devises a master plan. He tells everyone to vote off Erica and then plants the seed that Chris orchestrated the “Vote Off Erica” movement. If Erica thinks that Chris was scheming against her, then Erica will take down Chris when she leaves. It’s actually a really good plan and it looks like it’s working. Erica’s furious with the rumors that Chris is voting her off, so she threatens him. Chris, of course, adamantly denies the rumors and makes Bachelor Pad history to prove it. He takes Erica into the voting room with him when he votes. This opens her eyes and she goes straight to Michael to call his bluff.
The Rose Ceremony
It’s a close call between Lindzi and Erica, but it’s Erica who receives the most votes. Since Michael’s plan backfired and she caught him red-handed, he’s going down with her. It’s an emotional exit when Erica speaks her mind, “The best thing Holly ever did was dump you for Blake.” Low blow, Erica. Low blow.
Safe from Elimination: