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Paradise Hotel, June 25: Pandora’s Boxby Jeffrey Clinard -- 06/26/2003
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When we last left Paradise, Melanie had left, and Dave was on his way in. The couples stacked up as follows.
Charla and Scott: Yellow Room
We begin with Host Amanda reminding us that the hotel is exclusive, but you can go from fan to star. So as she tells the studio audience that Dave was selected two days ago, and he's about to enter Paradise and share a room with the girl of his choice. So how will things progress?
It begins with the women conspiring on how they will greet Dave. Looks like they are plotting some kind of initiation for him, though they wonder if the guys are going to initiate him. Cut to the guys talking about the upcoming arrival of Dave. They are wondering who he is going to select as his roommate. Alex has his plan on how to get him to pick some other girl; he's going to tell him Kristen farts in her sleep. The guys (or, as Charla said last week, the sixteen-year-olds), all yuck it up at that. Meanwhile, Toni is saying that whoever walks through the doors will have to break through the barrier; the group has been through a lot together, and the new guy will have to prove himself.
With that, Dave arrives, and is brought into Paradise Hotel by host Amanda, to the applause of the existing hotel guests. Host Amanda then reminds them of the bombshell she hit them with last episode: Dave will be able to pick whichever woman he wants for his roommate. With that, everybody welcomes Dave to Paradise, and they have drinks together. Kristen comments that Dave needs a tan. Toni says the big question on everybody's mind is who Dave is going to pick for a roommate. Amanda tells us that Beau is worried that Dave is going to select her. Charla thinks Dave will pick Toni, Amy, or Amanda. Meanwhile Dave tells everybody something important – he's always honest. He promises not to lie to their faces. He wants it on the record that he won't be making an ass out of himself. We'll see if he can keep that promise.
After their drinks, Zack shows Dave around the rooms, pointing out the different room themes, and who's in them. He tells them Beau and Amanda are like a married couple. He goes on to say that Charla is very quiet, and that she's not doing too well. Uh, I have to think it's because Charla has a little more depth than most of these people, as shown by her own comments last episode. Cut to a scene with Toni telling Charla, "You've literally been pissing me off for about five days now. I can't protect you anymore, like you've been like my little sister and I've totally tried to stick up for you; you're driving Scott nuts, Zack nuts, me nuts, Beau nuts, Amanda, all of us. I've had it. I'm done." Cut back to Zack showing Dave his and Amy's room, where he concedes they were the first people to have sex. Cut now to Amy and Charla. Amy tells her she's a sweet girl, but, these friendship here are real, and maybe she's going wrong. Cut now to Zack, who points out to Dave the single room, where he'll be condemning some guy to spend for the next week. He's then shown the beach and the rest of the resort. Dave thinks it's amazing.
Now it's time to listen in on our "married" couple, Beau and Amanda. Amanda muses that if Dave selects her as his roommate, her only strategy would be to become a complete bitch to him. Beau tells her not to do that, and she tells him she won't do it, but it ran through her head. Meanwhile Dave is talking to Charla. He says he just got there, but he's noticed she isn't really a part of the group; she's quiet and different. He asks her if she's having a good time and wants to stay. She tells him she does. Dave then flat out asks her if she wants to save Scott. "No," is her immediate reply. Yes, it seems the more she gets to know the guys, the less she likes them. First Zack, then Andon, now Scott. Cut back to Beau and Amanda. Beau asks if she's concerned that he might be voted off if Dave picks her. She doesn't know, and she doesn't even want to think about it. She then tells him that if he left, she would be so sad. Beau tries to get her to cheer up by telling her they aren't out of surprises yet at Paradise Hotel.
Dave and Charla continue their talk. He's apparently liked her from the start, but everybody has made it out to seem like she's different. She hugs him and says that it was sweet of him to say that. Charla then proceeds to tell him that it's because she didn't have a roommate, and when people have a roommate they are tight. They won't have time for anybody else, then make it out to be her fault. She then proceeds to tell him not to trust anybody. "Except you?" asks Dave. Charla responds that except for what she's telling him now, well, yeah. Dave then confides in her that the person he's selecting tonight is definitely NOT the person he wants to room with. She then tells him that if what he is saying is the truth, then she'd love to share a room with her. Hmm, perhaps Dave is doing a little early strategizing, setting up somebody else to take a fall when eviction time comes around. They pinky-swear on it.
Next, Dave is telling Toni that he probably wants to room with her. He tells her that he hasn't made up his mind yet, but he wants to stay here awhile. He likes her, and thinks she has a really good head on her shoulders. Charla looks on with an amused look. Dave goes on to tell Toni that he's told her and everyone else he was going to be honest. This causes Charla to look a bit disturbed. What exactly is Dave up to?1 2 3 4 Next-->
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