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For Love or Money 2: Comparing the Second Episodesby Alima Ravenscroft -- 07/23/2003
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This week brought the second episode of For Love or Money 2. I was amazed (and a bit impatient I might add) at how long the introduction to the show actually took. They began with lots of recapping: what went on in our show, the connection between the two shows, and then finally last week’s episode. I was exasperated and finally yelled at the TV, "COME ON! Get on with it!" I smiled and relaxed a bit when shortly after that, the episode began.
Jordan then came out to tell the boys that there would be two group dates, but only eight of the ten guys would be going on the dates. At this point, I had flashbacks to our show, when they made us all write down one girl we did NOT want to go on the group dates. But this time they instead resorted to something we’ve all dreaded from the time we were in elementary school and played our first game of kickball. There were two "team captains" that Erin had selected, Wade and Munch. I wish they would have showed her sharing her insight or strategy for why she chose these two as the ones who would decide the others’ dating fates. The two "team captains" were to choose three other men to join them on their group dates. You could see all the guys holding their breath and internally yelling, "pick me, pick me!"
From the two group dates, I was most impressed by Greg. I didn’t really notice him on the last episode, but he really caught my attention tonight. Erin and the boys were walking back to the limos, and Greg noticed the water ahead in their path. Not only was he observant, but he took an opportunity to show his sensitive and caring side when he offered to give Erin a piggy-back ride so that she would not have to walk in the water! He got major brownie points from me when he did that!
At the end of the group dates, the guys were all sitting down eating dinner, when there was a knock at the door. Munch opened the door and found a card sitting on top of an elegant stool. It announced that Erin would be by shortly for a pajama party. The guys anxiously ran upstairs to see what "Wardrobe" left for them to wear. Their reactions brought me back to my group date on FLoM 1 when Erin, Melissa, Stacey, and I all had to choose a hideous ‘30s outfit to wear. These guys pulled off these "Pimp Daddy" robes fairly well, though. Erin said it best when she said they looked like she had just walked into a Hugh Hefner party. I thought it was a bit unsettling when Vic and Erin were alone and Chad V. walked in and asked Vic to leave. Maybe they had a previous understanding that they would each get some time alone with Erin since they didn’t go on the group dates, but from how it was edited, it looked rather cut-throat. I was laughing when he gave her a tour of the upstairs, and how she was trying to act surprised at the rooms. I would have been biting my tongue, thinking that at any moment I would slip and say, "Oh… there’s my bed over there!" I did notice that they got rid of the canopy that hung over one of the beds.
Their "hot tub scene" was completely different than ours. Instead of the main "character" seeing how steamy she could make the hot tub atmosphere, she made it into a fun, relaxing, and classy time. (As you may recall, our hot tub scene was a night of our "main character," Rob, getting a lot of lip action, and making a lot of the women angry at his disrespectful behavior.) But because a woman is in control of this show, the tone was very laid back. I thought it was funny that all the guys were keeping their distance, which I thought was quite respectful as well! I could feel Greg’s frustration when he left the hot tub. It is VERY hard to compete for the attention of someone when you have to share it with nine other people! It’s just not something that most of us are used to in everyday life.
I had to roll my eyes at the wrestling fight that the boys had that night... or should I say early morning. The previews made it look like there was a serious issue between some of the guys and they were duking it out. However, the boys were just being boys and for some reason, wrestling appears to help men feel more MANLY. I’ll never understand it.
I was irritated and jealous that there would only be three eliminated this round, instead of five. Dan, Munch, and Deric were the three eliminated. Deric is such a cutie, and I was shocked that he was let go. But I will be moving to Colorado in a matter of weeks and I hope to meet him. And at least we have something in common besides simply being on the same reality show – we both got kicked off on the second episode. Hey... it’s a start!
Alima Ravenscroft appeared on the first For Love or Money. You can read more about her and her time on the show in her earlier interview with RNO.
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