Hang In There: The Pad Pals step outside the house to see a gigantic contraption suspended above the pool. The idea is to have one team member sit on a seat high in the air while his or her partner answers trivia questions. Three wrong answers and the seat is stripped away leaving only a long bar. The players must clutch onto the bar or fall into the pool and be eliminated. The winning couple decides which other partnership leaves the pad immediately. After all the questions are done, Sarah and Chris win the day. They decide to send Tony and Blakeley packing in an emotional farewell.
Rock Stars: The Pad Pals head out to the famed Hollywood Palladium where Night Ranger is on stage playing their hit song “Sister Christian.” The legendary rock group will be judging the couples as they sing their classic rock anthem in front of a live audience. After some training with some top notch vocal coaches, the players dress in their best rock attire to sing their hearts out in front of a cheering crowd.
They’re Motorin’: Rachel turns out to be a decent little singer while Nick unleashed his inner rock star. His unabashed attitude helped overcome any faults that may have been found in his vocal performance. Ed and Jaclyn, on the other hand, have trouble remembering the lyrics right from the get-go. Their racy finale doesn’t really mesh with a song about a brother and sister. Chris and Sarah don’t fare much better when they take the stage, but their high energy seems to win over the crowd and the judges. When all is sung and done, Rachel and Nick win the contest and get the roses. They’re going to the finals!
Decision Time: Since Rachel and Nick won the competition, they get to decide who joins them in the finals. Nick knows that they have the best chance of winning strategically if they pick Chris and Sarah. Ed and Jaclyn were very popular during the season. Since the other Pad Pals will be casting the final votes, it would be a gamble to go up against them.
The Rose Ceremony: When it comes time to decide who will stay and who will go, Rachel and Nick decide to go up against Chris and Sarah in the finals. Jaclyn is devastated when she hears the news. Rachel is even more crushed as she feels like such a disloyal friend to Jaclyn, who feels completely betrayed. As far as Jaclyn is concerned, Rachel is dead to her. As for the finals, it’s Nick and Rachel versus Chris and Sarah!