Here we go with the "making of a show" again. It's all in the fine tuning after the fact. Emotionally for the women and for me, this episode was all over the map: from over-confidence to under-confidence with a tad bit of liquor thrown in. Stirring the cauldron we had a bit of Jayana, a lot of Maria and dollops of Jen and Megan, with Amanda fluffed up into a chocolate souffle.
The only comedic bit featured in this maelstorm was when Mark almost singed his eyebrows. His attempt at macho backfired (literally.)
Maria's spiritual being perception is off the mark - I agree with Randal. She became very sloppy in the spotlight.
I wonder if Jayana truly appreciated the fairy light bower as romantic with the dancing or thoughts of how to use it as a stage for advancement came into play. I still remember one of the first videos put out before the show where she and Mark are in the limo. At first I thought she was a producer because she was trying to position him for a make-out session and he looked very uncomfortable. I'm glad she's gone.
I still can't get over the fact that Jen is on this show. The pressure in this episode almost sent her home - but like with Maria, Mark was able to bring her back to the fold. Why? If she is looking for a stable relationship, she won't find it here, so I'm questioning her motives.
Megan should have learned a lesson about her alchohol capacity before going on the show. It doesn't bode well for her real life dating if she has blackouts. The girl should find her limit early and stick to it, or worse than being a stumbling drunk could find her.
Then there is Amanada. Is he so sure of her that he leaves her "walk" for last and then runs out of time? It seems this has happened before to her. I don't blame her for wanting that "walk" even if it happens in his tent. His tent was larger than theirs anyway. I do applaud her for keeping her mouth shut the next morning (if only in edit) because that allowed Jayana's spiteful claws to sharpen and made it that much easier for Mark to leave her there with her thumb out for a ride.
So - where do the editors/storytellers take us from here? Preview shows fairytale dates ahead...come on, though - Jen as Cinderella? Sloppy Maria has got to go, then young Megan next. And that leaves a show-down between the two women who profess to really, really like him. Will Mark review his contract?