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Paradise Hotel, August 4: Sacrificesby Jeffrey Clinard -- 08/05/2003
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When we last left Paradise, Holly had joined the cast and took possession of the single room. This left the couples living together as follows:
Toni and Scott: Yellow Room
The hotel has become a battleground with Tara, Charla, Dave, and Keith in one faction, Amy, Kristin, Scott, and Alex in another, and the remaining three in the middle. Beau has sympathy with the Amy/Kristin/Scott/Alex faction but is being ostracized from it as well. Toni also thinks she's in with the latter group, but hasn't yet realized she isn't a full member of the alliance. Nobody knows where Holly stands, and she's the most important person in the game since she'll be making the decision to send somebody home.
After breakfast one morning, the girls decide to ambush the guys with water. They get into a pool overlooking a pathway fully clothed, then splash the guys. Dave gets some, but doesn't take it seriously. Dave and Charla tell the cameras they have an alliance with Tara and Keith. He doesn't trust Scott. Scott gets Holly to admit she sees two sides; Holly says she's not on either side. Amy, Toni, and Kristin wonder why they can't win this since they have four original girls and three original guys. They are going to put the pressure on Charla, thinking she's weak. Charla concedes she's in a hard situation. Toni comes into her room to comfort her, but Charla starts crying, and says she can do it for hours.
Time for Holly's second romantic getaway night. She picked Scott for the first one, but isn't sure who to pick next. The men think it will be Beau, but he thinks it will be Alex. However, Holly does pick Beau, and he's thrilled. Amy, however, wants it to be a reconnaissance mission. Amy says she'll pick Beau as the next roommate so if Holly picks him, she's out of the game. Holly and Beau depart for the evening, but Beau kisses Amy goodbye. They go back to the same penthouse suite Scott and Holly went to in her last date. Holly admits she'd hang out with Toni, Kristin, and Keith. Beau says that every girl is scared, and they intimidate them upon arrival. He notes that Toni thinks she's after her, but Holly says she likes her the best. They swim, then Holly pours candle wax on his stomach. He jumps in the pool, then he wants to pour wax on her. She suggests the legs, but he goes for the breasts. In bed, she says she won't forget their excursion.
Alex confronts Keith to find out again why Keith kicked out Zack last week. Keith asks him how a newcomer can get ahead in the game with the originals are all against him. Alex doesn't understand why kicking out Zack was strategic. Keith sticks by his guns, saying he had to break them up. Alex admits Keith was the first new person to open his eyes to how the game worked and admits he is going to have to change. Amy is crying all alone and says she misses Zack tremendously. She vows Keith will leave before she does. She goes to bed alone, saying she'll cry herself to sleep.
The next day at breakfast, Alex claims to have dreamed about having a date with J-Lo in a Hummer. Beau returns and says his date was awesome. He reveals that Holly isn't targeting anybody in the game. The only person he wanted to find out about was Toni, just so he could tell her she's not a target. The men agree Toni is paranoid.
Holly goes to the girls’ table and says things went well. Toni starts her paranoia by saying her instincts are back up and telling her something is going on. She doesn't want to hear anything more about somebody wanting somebody gone. She then names Charla and Tara as being against her. She says for them not to lobby Holly, because she'll make her own choices, and warns them not to use the new people to get her kicked out. Toni, let me explain the facts of life - Holly is the ONLY person who decides if you go or not. Unitil the producers change the rules again, it's not a democracy; it's absolute power. Toni storms off, saying she needs time to calm down. Understatement.
Charla returns to the Monkey Room and reveals the conversation to Dave. Dave notes Toni is simply paranoid and taking it out on her, which is uncalled for. Charla can't believe Toni is arrogant enough to think that only her clique of friends should stay. Dave is concerned Toni might be getting to Holly.
Indeed, Toni seeks out Holly and tells her she is prettier than Whitney (the other hopeful Holly was up against). Toni can't wait for her to suffer the same paranoia as everybody else. Holly agrees they are all paranoid. Toni says they have just formed bonds and everybody thinks she's as cool as hell. Beau and Scott also want Holly to stay and agree Charla should be kicked out. They don't think their words will get back to Charla.
Scott and Charla talk in the saloon. He wants to try to get to know her better, and concedes she's talked to Dave, Tara, and Keith. Charla tells him she feels threatened by him. He asks her if there have been sides formed over the past few weeks. She denies it to his face, but in confessional, she admits she used to be attracted to Scott but now doesn't trust him at all. Scott says he trusts Charla and hopes she trusts him. She doesn't answer until pressured, then concedes "they" want her gone.1 2 Next-->
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