With only one episode remaining, The Bachelor Pad Season Finale is guaranteed to have more tears shed, hearts broken, touching moments and joyous victories before the winner of the $250,000 prize is announced on Monday.
This week’s teaser titillates us with “they’ll have to choose happily ever after or cold, hard cash.” Which fairy tale hopefuls will be shattered?
A dance competition
Bachelor Pad host Chris Harrison announces to the couples that they will be ballroom dancing in this week’s competition, and that they will be trained by professional choreographers from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and then perform later that night.
With Chris’ announcement, Kiptyn’s eyes nearly pop out of his head as Tenley, who has experience dancing, beams at the shell-shocked Kiptyn. Natalie seems pleased, while the cool, collected David keeps his game face on. Kovacs seems uncomfortable with the idea and Elizabeth smiles through the announcement.
As they meet the professionals, David remains cool, as Natalie skips her way over to trainer Louis van Amstel. Dave says that he “is not afraid to get in touch with (his) feminine side” by dancing with Louis, because it’s all business for Dave who will do anything to win the money.
Tenley and Kiptyn seem ecstatic to learn that their trainer is Chelsie Hightower. During training they all seem to be enjoying themselves. Tenley is in her element, as Kiptyn awkwardly watches his feet.
Edyta Sliwinska is Elizabeth’s and Kovacs’ trainer. A jealous Elizabeth says that she has a difficult time watching the sexy Edyta “putting her hands up on ‘my man’.” Kovacs’ intent seems only to be on learning the moves to win the competition.
The winning couple of the dance competition will secure themselves a spot to vie for the prize money.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the eliminated contestants from the previous weeks will be reunited to make a jury decision on which of the two couples deserves to compete in the finals against the dance-winning couple. This should certainly be an interesting twist given the hurt feelings and other things which have happened during the past five episodes. The sparks will likely fly.
Krisily has admitted to holding grudges when she left the show angry at David. The “crazy” Michelle has it out for Tenley, feeling that the reason she was voted off so early was Tenley’s doing. Wes and David always had it out for one another, and Wes has quite a persuasive personality so has some pull with Gia and a couple of others.
The reunion will also be the first time some of the contestants have seen one another since being voted off the show. Some people are hoping that Gia and Wes will rekindle a romance after the reunion, now that she and her boyfriend are no longer seeing one another.
With Tenley’s background in dance and Kiptyn seeming to be into her, not just the money, they will win the dance competition and will advance into the final four.
If the rumors are correct about the jury, David and Natalie will be the couple to go home, because of David’s ruthlessness. He has lost the respect of many of the others in the mansion, and Natalie will suffer the fallout from his actions, as Kovacs and Elizabeth advance.
It’s difficult to tell who will be the one to win. However, if one believes in karma and all transpires as predicted, the winner may already be determined.
Though she is sweet, Tenley has been a busybody at times, quick to gossip. Both Elizabeth and Kovacs come across as selfish and manipulative, willing to forego the other’s feelings for their own gain be it for love or money.
Kiptyn, on the other hand, has played a good game. He’s been respectful and has not gone out of his way to be deceitful or conniving. His decisions have not always been in agreement with the others, but he weighs in on all the ideas presented and makes his choices based on thoughtfulness and his best judgment. For these reasons, he may be the big winner.
The Bachelor Pad Finale airs on Monday September 13th at 8 p.m. on ABC.