1. Allison would make a wonderful club DJ, because she's still spinning her story about being rejected. Too bad because I liked her--I don't think she was looking for a man with money, but I don't think there was that much chemistry between her and Evan.
And in the end, it's Evan's choice, not mine. (I'm a sucker for that red-hair/milky skin combination, what can I say?)
2. If someone can give Heidi a pack of Reese's Pieces and a Speak-and-Spell, she can damn well return to whatever planet she came from. Thanks.
I'm glad we weren't subjected to another three or four weeks with her--good job, Evan! Anyone else notice she uses the tired reality-show excuse for being portrayed like a villain: "I have an assertive personality." If I had a nickel for every time one of these meatballs said that, I would have enough to retire to the French chateau.
3. Okay, okay--Zora has a tough life and a sweet demeanor. I get it, Fox. Did you have to cram it down my throat? They portrayed her so PERFECTLY I expected Paul at the end to be holding an invitation for Zora to visit the Vatican and be sanctified.
4. Sarah gets knocked around on this board a lot. I don't see it. She's smart, she's assertive without becoming Heidi, and I think she's attractive. So what if she did some videos? But I'm not the only one who caught the gesture she made with the sock. And then she tried to play it off by saying "kiss" loudly on camera to cover up the comment she thought DIDN'T make it on camera. (But of course it did.) Still with me?
6. I was wondering how Fox could drag this out another 50 minutes, but amazingly, they did. Yes, they had me when Evan chose to speak with Zora first. And they had me again when she showed up at the end--looking dynamite, by the way--giving Evan a small piece of her mind.
7. The twist ending that wasn't: Fox is like a boyfriend (or girlfriend) who lies, cheats and steals from us, shows up on the doorstep the next day with roses, excuses, promises not do it again, and a "I'm-sorry-baby-it-won't-happen-again-I-swear" later, we're back together.
They built up the ending so much, I don't think we would have been satisfied with anything, even if Paul was Zora's father, handed them each $50 million, gave us proof Heidi used to be a man, and then told Evan and Zora that the chateau is a living, haunted being and will devour them in the next ten minutes, and their only chance for escape is to believe in their true love and to run rilly, RILLY fast.
8. BUT I liked the ending, I have to admit. Yes, I think most people on this board saw it coming weeks ago, and no, it wasn't much of a surprise, but they looked so damn sweet dancing together in the ballroom. For once, I was able to put aside my cynicism, world-weariness and murderous rage (just kidding) and smile at the end of a show. I escaped for a few minutes and enjoyed their happiness. And in the end, isn't that what television is designed to do?