Paige Vigil’s Bachelor Pad Blog: Episode 2

Watching Episode 2 is a real reminder of what I missed out on this season, though I am excited to watch it all unfold. There was so much drama this episode, as Jaclyn put it, the Bachelor Pad has turned into a “circus freak show” – which means we have a lot of recapping to do!

Let’s jump right into this…The rhythmic gymnastics challenge is genius.  Watching the guys warm up is like watching gorillas try to dance. I had to rewind this and watch it again because it is so funny!  The girls didn’t prove to be any better.  I really don’t think I would excel in this challenge as I can be pretty uncoordinated… I have actually fallen on my butt when trying to dance before.  Erica should have gone and put on pants once she realized what the challenge was, though I think that doing gymnastics in a dress could be considered a hidden talent.   Michael and Blakeley got the roses after the challenge and I could not be happier that they both chose to take newbies on the dates with them. (Michael really deserved that rose…did you see him fluttering his feet?) The fact that Donna and Dave got to have this experience makes me really happy (and a little jealous if I am being honest).

Michael’s date is first and he takes: Donna, Lindzi and Rachel.  I think it’s great that Michael made his decision based off of who he could possibly fall in love with versus what he deems good strategy.  They go to a private concert and are all excited to see their names splashed across the marquee.  Watching Donna’s joy over being on this date is so fun.  Her eyes are twinkling and her grin is from ear to ear!  The kiss between Donna and Michael looked playful, but watching the kiss between Michael and Rachel was ever better!  Their chemistry was so apparent and the kiss was so passionate.  I could definitely see Rachel and Michael being a couple as well as a force to reckon with in the house. I hope that was the first of many kisses we see this season between the two of them! I do wish however that we could have seen some time between Lindzi and Michael, I am curious to what they talked about.  No surprise, Rachel gets the rose!

Let’s analyze the love triangle we see happening between Jamie, Blakeley and Chris.  I actually like all three of them and think all of them are great individually, but together it seems like they’re stuck in the middle of tornado alley.  I don’t think that Jamie’s strategy of going with Chris is the smartest idea after seeing how possessive Blakeley could be. Jamie said she thinks Chris is the only way she’d make it to the end, but I don’t see that as being true.  Chris may be good looking, but he did fall out of the heart first in the last challenge with Blakeley, so he may not be the best competitor.  Her current partner, Ryan however played professional football and I could see him being very competitive in upcoming challenges.  I don’t think Blakeley being so intense with Chris early on was not a smart choice either as it is still every man for him/herself at this point.  She could easily find another partner who would love to be with someone who is such a strong competitor and wouldn’t two-time and lie to her.  Lastly, I understand that Chris wants to keep the ladies happy, as they are after-all voting him off.  However, doing the wrong thing for the right reason ($250K) is still the wrong thing.  His game would have been much stronger if he just stuck with Blakeley or was upfront with her about wanting to partner with Jamie!  My heart just broke for Jamie when she went looking for Chris and found him in bed with Blakeley.

Blakeley decides to take Chris, Ed and Dave on the date with her.  I thought it was really awesome that she decided to take Dave even though the other two gentlemen were opposed to the idea.  She is definitely a strong women who can stand her ground! Their date looked like a blast!  Chris had such a sourpuss attitude towards Dave that he should have checked prior to the date.  Ed won the race and got the soapbox derby trophy!  I loved that Ed didn’t take the date so seriously; it wasn’t a challenge after all!  After the race, the four of them go back to the house that the Bachelor/Bachelorette stays at while filming.  Dave pulls Blakeley aside and tells her if she gives him the rose that he will vote whatever way she wants against the girls.  I thought that was really smart!  Dave made a bad move strategically in the last episode revealing his master plan but I think this proves that he is a strategic player! Despite Dave’s attempt, the rose goes to Chris.

Moving on…I have always wanted a sister, but watching the twins makes me happy that my best friend Samantha is the closest thing I have.  I have never heard two people constantly bicker as much as these two girls do, I don’t know how the can take it!  Ultimately, they decide they can’t stand each other anymore and they both leave the house on their own doing before the rose ceremony!  I wish this melt down had happened a week earlier so I could have stayed!

Rose ceremony time.  Since the twins left, only one man will be voted off in the rose ceremony this week.  The ladies decide to save Dave and eliminate a veteran.  I love this idea; it switches up the game a bit and gives Dave some extra time in the house.  Ed has a vote in his favor since he did the “least best” during the challenge.  Ryan however, seemed to be the general consensus until Reid began to campaign to have Ed voted off.  I don’t know if Reid sticking his neck out two rose ceremonies in a row was a smart idea.  We’ll see how this plays out for him in the future. I am obviously Team Reid and am hopeful that this won’t hurt him later in the game.  Seems to be as if Jamie has the swing-vote in this situation and decides to vote against Ryan.  The choices of the people who hold the swing-votes this season have really shocked me!  I get that Jamie wanted to be a free agent but after she saw Chris and Blakeley together kissing in bed together, I would assume that she would know Chris was no longer a smart choice. I was really sad to see my fellow Minnesotan, Ryan, sent home but am happy that we get to see more of Ed’s shenanigans as the season moves forward.

Next week looks epic! I am really excited to see the romance with Kalon and Lindzi continue to unfold and the clash of Reid and Ed





    Comment by bachobserver_31 — August 1, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  2. This blog is so lovely and just fun:) Please be on TV super soon<3

    Comment by Alice — August 1, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  3. The whole Jamie thing is ridiculous. She’s had a boyfriend back home since before Ben’s season. She comes back trying to get him to forgive her before going on another reality show and now she’s begging his forgiveness again. Reality Steve posted her facebook confession pleading for this “amazing man” to take her back…women under 30 are completely idiotic. Except you, Paige. ;-)

    Comment by Cassie — August 1, 2012 @ 11:58 am

  4. Paige, I wish you had stayed longer…those twins, were a waste of space and time….I am DEFINITELY rooting for the “fans”, of the show. Too bad, a few of the “Bachelor, franchise” veterans, think they are too “high and mighty” to hang out, with the “newbies”….Oh well, their loss….
    Great blog, by the way!

    Comment by Kennedi — August 1, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

  5. Come rate the 5 Hottest Girls on my own Bachelor Pad thread!!! Unfortunately my first post was banned and removed, but trust me it’s my thread. I had to name the thread “Rate the 5 Prettiest Girls” to keep from getting my screenname banned again. No haters, nasty or jealous remarks please.

    Comment by bachobserver_31 — August 1, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  6. I am also looking forward to seeing things unfold with Kalon & Lindzi- one of the most unlikely, but cute couples I’ve ever seen on BachPad. I thought I wouldn’t care for Ed but he’s just SO refreshingly hilarious! I’m glad he got to stay, he keeps me laughing the whole episode. I’m also glad you avoided the train wreck that is Chris. He’s strategic so I’m afraid he may stick around a long time, but hopefully not, ugh. Dave is much more deserving of a spot at BP3. Anyway, enough of my random observations. Great blog as usual – keep them coming!

    Comment by Amanda — August 2, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  7. Jamie completely ruined her chances to make it to the end. I’m SO disappointed in her choice to vote out Ryan over Ed just as I was so disappointed that Chris Bain voted out you over Erica Rose. I’m also Team Reid but am worried that he’s going to have a problem once Ed realizes he campaigned against him. great blog too!

    Comment by LC — August 2, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

  8. Disgusted to see that the Bachelor franchise, the most exploitive, fakest primetime show, and with Bach Pad, the most sordid, is again using censorship on comments here.

    Have fun with your Pollyanna comments that no one reads.

    Comment by Allissa — August 2, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

  9. I’ll join you on Team Reid, but it seems like he’s not playing the game very well. He has no partner right now, and is letting Ed get to him. Was there nothing ever said about him hooking up with Sarah awhile ago? If they’d team up now, maybe we’d get to see what that was all about.

    Comment by bsheer — August 3, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

  10. Love your blog Paige. It’s too bad about Reality Steve. There are some major haters over on his blog. They even got one of his real life friend’s Ellen to create a facebook group and then 10 of them joined this group so that Ellen aka ev81 (on his comment section) so that they could say these horrible lies about him. I unfortunately was lured into a larger facebook group: RS lover/haters unite. Now thee 10 are are lovers of Reality Steve when all they did was bash him before. Poor Steve. That Ellen owes us an apology as she is supposed to be a real life friend of Steve’s I hope he outs her this Tuesday in his blog. Also those so called haters now lovers are still stirring it up in the larger facebook group. Good to be able to come to a blog that is fun to read.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 5, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

  11. I would like to apologize to everyone on this blog for my erroneous posts the past few days, including today. I have been set straight and now see how wrong I was about everything I thought I knew. Please accept my apology.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 9:23 am

  12. @Couriouser, are you saying that everything you posted in your previous comments was untrue? Or you were confused? Lied to? I don’t get it.

    Comment by stephy — August 6, 2012 @ 9:35 am

  13. @Stephy: everything I posted was untrue. I jumped to conclusions before confirming my information, and for that I am very sorry!

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 9:55 am

  14. Actually I never made this comment: I would like to apologize to everyone on this blog for my erroneous posts the past few days, including today. I have been set straight and now see how wrong I was about everything I thought I knew. Please accept my apology.

    The story is completely true. Ellen (Steve’s so called real life friend who hooked up with a former bachelor castmate)invited 10 girls to a secret group on facebook to spread lies about Steve which was brought to the larger facebook group (RS Haters and Lovers) which has since disbanded (thank god). I am looking for an apology from these 10 women who decided to involve us in their drama.

    @Stephy, very easy to use someone’s handle here, perhaps I should call myself cammie99 or liz123 or ev81. No apology for my remarks and I will post as you just to prove that anyone can impersonate someone’s handle. Sorry Stephy, someone is impersonating me.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 10:06 am

  15. See? I am impersonating myself.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 10:19 am

  16. Anyone interested in the truth, please feel free to email me at and I will forward the emails from Steve admitting the truth about Ellen and those 10 ladies and the email from one of those ladies elaborating on Ellen hooking up with one of the castmates, Steve looking to spoilers from her, Steve saying something bad about her boyfriend and then Ellen going all postal on him by creating a group to spread lies about him. So not cool Ellen! So not cool!

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  17. OR just ignore me.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 10:45 am

  18. Already sent 5 emails. Looks like people here want the truth behind Ellen and her lying ways. No problem send me an email to and I will furnish all the details so you know why I am looking for an apology from these 10 ladies. And go ahead poster above keep impersonating me, we all know now that the poster above is not me. It’s probably one of the fab 10 who is trying to put a lid on the truth and her part in it.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  19. Hi everyone, I go by the name Cammie99 and Casper33 on Reality Steve’s Blog. I was a member of the 10 ladies that joined the group that Ellen created and then joined the smaller group. I was an RS hater so I joined the group because Ellen said that she had some good dirt on Steve. I am ashamed that I joined the group because eventually it came to light that Ellen is a liar. I even turned on another member of the group because I realized she had told Steve everything that was talked about in the group. She went off on me because we removed her from the smaller group. She didn’t take it well and I also took it badly so let’s jut chalk it up to emotions running very deeply. This has been going on for too long and I want it to end. From the 10 of us, I am very sorry that we dragged all of you into this larger facebook group. I realize now this group was created with malicious intent. For that I am sorry. As one of the admins, I have closed the group. I do not appreciate the way Couriouser went after the truth demanding an apology but truth be told if I were in Couriouser’s shoes I too would have been upset to be lied to about what the group’s purpose was. Anyways I think we should all move forward, apologies to anyone in this larger facebook group that felt duped, we all are ashamed of our actions, I just hope Steve can forgive us and we can all move on. Looking forward to dishing about BP tomorrow night.

    Comment by Cammie99 — August 6, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

  20. @Cammie99 Wow, I am shocked but thank you for the apology. I agree let’s move on from this. I accept your apology and hope the other people in the group do the same. I know many of you emailed me at and I got through a few emails but now that I got the apology I was looking for, I am not going to continue replying to the email for details. Thanks again for the apology, it does mean alot. Agreed, let’s all move forward, excited for BP3 tomorrow night!!!!

    Comment by Couriouser — August 6, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

  21. And another one. This Couriouser character is off his/her rocker.

    Comment by Jax C — August 6, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

  22. @Jax C, Really Jax let it be. We are handling this. We have already figured out who Couriouser is. Please stop adding fuel to the fire while we discuss with our lawyers how to best handle the situation. It’s not your business Jax, stop acting like you are part of this whole debacle. Thanks

    Comment by Cammie99 — August 8, 2012 @ 3:20 am

  23. For the record, Cammie99 didn’t say the majority of what is posted above in her name. The majority of it is false information & the apology is certainly not from Cammie to Couriouser- who is a psychopath & does not deserve an apology for something (s)he inserted him/herself in the middle of to begin with.

    Comment by whoknew — August 8, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

  24. It’s honestly amazing & obvious that Couriouser typed an apology to him/herself under Cammie99′s name at 1:45pm and then typed a response as Couriouser at 2:15pm. That is really quite *scary* that someone would type up an apology in someone else’s name & then respond to it. Couriouser, it’s obvious what you did there with that whole conversation- you had that conversation WITH YOURSELF! Please, get some help. I’m not being mean. You really need psychiatric help, honey. Good luck to you.

    Comment by whoknew — August 8, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  25. @Whoknew Okay you are definitely off your rocker Stefanie aka Rachel or whoever you are that emailed me. You are the idiot that called me Brian. Go ready your emails even Brian emailed me asking me who I am. I forwarded those emails to you idiot. So much for your theory of who I am. What can’t deal with the fact that Brandy aka Cammie99 is apologizing for her mistakes getting involved with Ellen and believing Ellen’s lies about Steve. Go ask Steve the story about Ellen. He has already confirmed it to me by email.

    Comment by Couriouser — August 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  26. @Courioser, you made up that email address for Brain & emailed yourself. Any idiot can figure that out. All you have to do is create a yahoo account with Brian’s name & then email yourself from it. Durrrr. Let’s see a facebook message from Brian to you & I’ll believe you.

    I could deal with the fact that Cammie apologized to you if only that was really Cammie. I’ve spoken with her & she never posted that because she has nothing to apologize to YOU for. You had nothing to do with any of it. She would have no reason to apologize & then deny it. What would be the point of that?

    And only a fraction of what you think you know about Ellen is accurate– the fact that Steve got spoilers from her & he talked bad about her boyfriend & she slept with a cast member, that’s all false info. Every time your post includes some of that false info, you’re giving yourself away because anyone who was actually involved would know those things are not true. She did however tell some lies about Steve to a group of people. Ten of them to be exact & you weren’t one of the 10 & you’re not Steve, so it’s none of your business. Now, shoo fly.

    I guess I’m probably just as big an idiot as you for even responding to this silly nonsense, but I just can’t stand the fact that you’re all over the place claiming all this BS that is only about 25% true & that you had nothing to do with in the 1st place.

    Comment by whoknew — August 9, 2012 @ 8:04 am

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