Everyone is so "so thankful" and "so lucky." I feel the exact opposite.
ChrissyPoo gathers up all the fellas and asks them what they think of Andi. Then, he tells them that Andi is on of the best. Clearly, he plays favorites.
We learn that Eric gets the first date. Andi shows up in her convertible to pick him up and I've made the executive decision to not write about the date. We know he doesn't win and we know he's a sweet guy. Basically, I don't want to get attached this guy, nor do I want to say something terrible about him.
As soon as I started fast-forwarding I saw that there was a helicopter ride involved. : (
It's time for the next date card!!!!!!!!! I really need to know what the Producers tell these guys to get the reactions out of them that they do.
"Let's bare our souls," says Andi.
Craig, the tax accountant, from Denver is really loud and does a lot of screaming.
Everyone gets off the bus and knows exactly what the word bare means. They sooooooo get that it means naked and you cannot fool them.
The boyz walk into the middle of a male strip routine by the Hollywood Men. I think it's like the Pussycat Dolls, but not.
Of course, this is for charity. So, no one can be mad. You know? CHARITY. THIS IS FOR CHARITY.
Also, Andi wants to "sample the goods." I've heard people say this before, but at this very moment, I do not know what it means.
The boyz have to try-out for the show. I think everyone made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two of the boyz "get" to do a solo routine for CHARITY!!!!!!!!!
Andi reminds everyone that this is for a great cause and everyone should just "have fun."
Carl is an actual firefighter, so he had a little trouble putting on the fake firefighter hat and wanted everyone to know the hats were NOT real.
Craig is a "sexy cowboy" and he is ready to "make some money for charity." I wonder if any of these guys know they could just write a check to any charitable organization of their choice, at any time. Most charities even have web sites you can visit.
Being that this episode aired on Memorial Day, I find it VERY INTERESTING that the Bach Producers went with the naval theme for one of the solo routines and then, of course, an army routine. It's like, what's a better way to honor a fallen hero than by doing a strip-routine for charity?
Outside, there's a VIP line for some of Andi's frandz to wait in. There is NOTHING VIP about this experience. And I can say that because I went to the VIP section of a club in Vegas once and maybe almost got escorted out because one of my frandz fell asleep. Meaning: I know VIP.
The strippers took to the stage and one of the guys said he had PTSD afterwards. Which, again. MEMORIAL DAY. So, great reference.
Marcus, the guy dressed like the most decorated air-traffic controller ever, was not looking forward to his routine, but Andi said he was amazing. Why did he have those wands? Those wands are for the guys with the vests and weird knee pads, NOT officers. If this was supposed to be a believable routine, it wasn't.
It got pretty weird at the end. The guyz had to go back out in the audience and collect tips.
AFTER GROUP-DATE COCKTAIL PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andi tells Brian she "doesn't want to show her cards too much," but that she was really impressed with him. I kind of think that's a weird thing to say to someone who is a teacher and just stripped on national TV for "charity." Then, the sad music came on and he tells her that he regrets not shaking it for her more directly.
Apparently, Andi knows a lot about male strippers, because she is kind of judge-y and seems to know what she is looking for in that department.
Josh doesn't want to stereotyped as a jock. He says he's shy, but Andi doesn't believe him because of the stripping. UMMMMMM. ITZ A TV SHOW AND YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO. But, also, really shy people don't go on TV to date. They just don't.
Craig got drunk. : (
He scoured the mansion and finally found Andi for some one-on-one time.
Andi doesn't really miss a beat and when Craig asks who her favorite guy is, she says, "YOU."
You know who isn't shy? ANDI.
She is putting it all out there.
Craig keeps drinking and decides it is time to get in the pool.
Andi is fine with people having fun, but wants them to remember they are here to date! Her!
I don't think she can be mad at them. I mean, she went along with the whole stripper date thing, so what do you really expect of humans? If you can find 15 humans to strip on TV, do you really think they won't get drunk and jump in a pool?
Everyone is pretty upset at Craig.
Andi doesn't understand how this happened.
She doesn't think she is doing the right thing.
"This is serious to me." -- Andi
SAID TO A GROUP OF MEN WHO JUST ACTED AS STRIPPERS FOR THE AFTERNOON TO WIN HER AFFECTION.
Marcus gets some one-on-one time and Andi tells him, "you did good."
Andi wants to get the rose to someone who "really stepped up." That guy is Marcus.
Per the usual, it is very hard to take this seriously when she thinks there's even a category for "stepping up" when you're talking about a group stripper date. : (
It's time for Chris' one-on-one date with Andi and he hopes Craig doesn't get in the way of their date today.
Chris meets up with Andi at the race track.
Chris is under-dressed, so let's get to pampering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andi is looking for a gentleman that knows how to treat a lady.
You can't say you're looking for a gentleman and want a stripper at the same time.
An older couple asks Andi and Chris how long they've been together. THIS IS NOT A SET-UP AT ALL. The older couple has been together for 55 years.
These two couples are the only people dressed up in the entire place.
"Maybe all I have to do is bet on the right horse." -- Andi
I GET IT. I GET IT.
"I'm already a winner." -- Chris
The two now have the park to themselves. Andi calls it very exclusive. She has totally forgotten there is a production crew of 50 following her around.
Andi doesn't waste any time and immediately asked why Chris hasn't found his soulmate. He says he came close and was engaged once. He also tells Andi that when he proposed he knew it wasn't right. So, I hope he's had that conversation with that chick in Iowa. Otherwise. : (
Chris gets the rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's time for the concert and dancing!
There's kissing. More than one kiss.
So, the shots of the band were weird. At one point, the backup guitarist has an electric guitar and then, just like that he's got an acoustic guitar. And then, right back to the electric. I mean. WE HAVE ALL SEEN THIS SCENE A BILLION TIMES, JUST DO A BETTER JOB OF MAKING US BELIEVE IT'S NOT TOTALLY SET-UP, ABC. PLZ. PLZ. PLLLLLLLLLLZ.
PRE-ROSE CEREMONY COCKTAIL PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andi is dressed like she's going to be performing in an off-off-Broadway production of something involving sequined polka dots.
Andi is ready to know who's here to party and who's here for love.
Andi loves the cleavage.
Nick V. didn't get a date this week, so he set up his own one-on-one with some strawberries right next to a fire. I would've put the strawberries a little farther away from the fire. I don't want to eat a hot strawberry.
Andi and Nick V. are very aligned.
They want great.
Yes, Andi, this aligned.
You both don't want shitty. THIS IS SPOT ON.
Marquel pulls Andi aside so she can learn about patterns. He is wearing every pattern. All the patterns.
Josh and Andi kiss. He's got this flirty-ramble on lock. Playa, play on!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Craig plays a song he wrote for her on his guitar. He cannot sing. Not even in the cute way. I wouldn't cut him because he got drunk, I'd cut him because he's obnoxious. He is 9th grade.
ROSE CEREMONY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Y'all really brought it." -- Andi
Chris wants to remind everyone that this is serious business. If you don't get a rose, you have to go home IMMEDIATELY. No more fun!
I think one guy had on a camo tie. : (
Andi, gentlemen, THIS IS THE FINAL ROSE TONIGHT! WHEN YOU'RE READY!!!!!!!!!!
Some dude named Bradley got the final rose. I can only assume she was wearing an earpiece and someone told her that guy's name. There's no way she knew it.
Carl, the firefighter, was wearing a TINY, TINY vest and he got cut.
Nick S. bought his shirt at JC Penney and he's trying not to cry. He was also wearing white socks with his suit.
Craig also got cut, because. Craig.
He says he's going to live with this mistake for the rest of his life.
That's a little dramatic, Craig.
We learn that next week there will be two FULL episodes for us to sort through. I'd rather try to find my retainer in yesterday's KFC trash.