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Paradise Hotel, August 27: One Down…by Anne Rogers -- 09/02/2003
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Another morning at Paradise, and Dave greets Tom, who says he had a horrible headache the night before. As Dave starts to reply, a tray of food is brought, and Tom takes it and leaves. Dave looks puzzled, and asks what’s going on – it’s breakfast in bed for the ladies. Tom’s taking no chances since it’s the ladies who get to decide which of the guys is going home; a little breakfast in bed can’t hurt! Tom surprises Holly and Tara with trays of food and flowers. Tara stretches and announces that she loves Paradise! Dave, ever the strategist, seems bemused. Tom delivers breakfast and a good-morning peck to Amy, and then goes to pick up Desiree’s tray of food.
Keith’s already up and talking to Desiree about Tom’s puzzling answer at the previous evening’s Pandora’s Box: that, instead of Desiree, Tom trusts Amy the most. Keith asks Desiree if Tom’s answer bothers her, and Desiree agrees that it really does. Tom arrives with Desiree’s breakfast, and Desiree confronts him about his answer. Tom discerns that Desiree’s especially upset that Tom trusts Amy more than her, which Tom says doesn’t mean that he doesn’t trust Desiree. Keith recaps the situation for Desiree – and maybe for Tom’s benefit just as much – that Desiree has got the support of three guys: Keith, Dave, and Tom. Tom further adds he know that he’s screwed without her support too.
Keith returns to his room and tells Tara that he was really mad the night before that Scott was given immunity. He felt that Amy ran the whole decision. Tara concurs, saying that Amy wanted Scott and Alex to be saved. Flashback to Amy’s pitch to the women that the Originals had had it rough and didn’t deserve to keep getting voted out. Keith tells Tara that he wants Amy to go; cut to Keith explaining that he and Amy have had it out for each other, and how he’d like nothing more than to see her evicted and walking up those stairs before he goes. Keith tells Tara he felt the game had been going well for them until now, and Tara says that she wished she had voted to give Tom immunity instead; that way they could still decide between Scott and Alex! Tara pounds the pillow in mock anger, and stays silent about the discussion she had with Desiree and Charla where they all decided that they wanted Alex gone over Scott.
Charla continues her relentless torment of Dave by announcing that she hasn’t had sex in two and a half months – that’s she’s gone from daily sex every day for three years to no sex whatsoever, and she’s going crazy. Dave comforts her with the fact that no one has had any sex since they’d been there (at least since then, right Dave?), and reminds her that she could have chosen to have sex with anyone there. With who? She asks. “With whomever you chose,” he replies, instinctively knowing that women are more likely to throw themselves at someone who uses the word whom correctly. Charla goes on to say that she hasn’t felt any love or any emotion from anyone there. After a pause, Dave tells her that that’s her own choice; he’s told her this before, and Charla rhetorically asks who she’s supposed to love at Paradise. Oh, what could Dave be thinking?… Dave deflects the love comment and stammers out that he “feels care about… my people. I care about people. It’s hard… to care about someone that doesn’t… want to feel anything for people here.” (Holy crap, Dave! Are you drunk? I’d have hoped that you’d have figured out that national TV is not the place where you want to spill your guts that you’re in love with Charla, to Charla!) “I care about you, Dave! You know that! You know you know that!” Charla says innocently, and Dave gets this sappy grin on his face.
Later that morning, Dave approaches the group and asks the men to join him in the bathroom. Alex yawns as Dave tells them that he has written a tribute song called “The Girls of Paradise” that he plans to sing for the ladies. Dave sings the song; Alex looks around at the other guys, Tom has no expression, and Scott has his head bowed. Their laughter is heard outside the door.
The guests go for a group excursion. They frolic on a small yacht and jump in the water to swim to the beach, where they’re handed towels, champagne is popped, and lunch is served. Amy asks Keith when he made his decision to kick out Zack, and Keith said it was from the time he got there. “It wasn’t before you got here?” asks Amy. “No,” said Keith. He tries to explain his strategy: He came in from the outside, assessed all the relationships, figured out what was going on, and made a decision that, like it or not, has essentially made him an important player in the game. He reiterates that it’s all about playing the game. Amy says that she understands, but that he ought to know that she’s never going to get over it, that she’s always going to hold it against him that he voted Zack off.
Everyone has fun on the beach, even Charla, who must be in a really good mood because Tara gives her a peck on the tip of her nose, and Keith also seems quite enamored with her. In fact, he’s even gotten her to go in the water. Indeed, she’s straddling him in the water. Dave notices, and confides to Holly that he feels guilty if he gets jealous, and he doesn’t want to. He’s not the kind of guy who grabs girls and holds them, and Holly tells him that not everyone is a natural flirt, but that all the people in Paradise flirt, and hints that anyone can flirt if they try.1 2 3 4 Next-->
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