It’s week two in the Making Mr. Right house and everyone has settled in nicely, so that means it is time to start sending people home. If reality television has taught us one thing, it’s “never get comfortable.” The theme of this week is compatibility. April lets the girls know how compatibility is one of the more important aspects of any budding relationship. After a series of compatibility tests and challenges, the “matchmakers” will have to decide who they are least compatible with (from their team) and send the poor guy home.
The first compatibility themed challenge is aptly titled “Build A Babe.” Each guy is given a mannequin, a rack of clothing and a board full of personality traits and is tasked with “building” their dream girl. Little do they know that each personality trait is color coded to correspond with each of the “matchmakers” and the girls are keeping a careful eye on which guy builds a “babe” who most closely resembles themselves. Rachel quips “it’s like a Cosmo quiz come to life” as she hopes to see a lot of her color, blue. She hopes for a combination of brawn and brains. While Lindsay, hopes to see red (her color,) and find a guy who wants to “do a bunch of young, fun things and travel” with her. Brittany‘s color is grey and the personality traits that she is looking for are “very conservative and traditional.” The girls are hoping to see themselves in these mannequins, while April is watching to find out “who has a realistic expectation of their ideal babe and who is living in a fantasy world.”
Brittany hopes that Murphy’s mannequin shares her values and looks, but unfortunately for her his “babe” more closely resembles a street walker than it does conservative Brittany. She shudders as he explains why he made his mannequin look the way he did: “I love me some t*tties because when we’re cuddling and stuff I like to lay my head on her boobs.” How romantic. Meanwhile, Rachel begins to consider Cowboy James as a suitor since his girl’s personality traits most closely match hers, she finds it “really interesting” that Brian’s creation physically resembles her, and is shocked to find out how much she and frat-boy, Ryan, have in common. He impresses her, and all the independent women in America as he explains that he think it is “sexy when a woman expresses her own opinions and has a point of view and not just a girl who agrees with everything you say.”
Matthew and Niko both create franken-babes that look, and are dressed, almost identical to Lindsay. She’s been crushing on Matthew so it made her ” feel good to know that Matthew’s type is someone similar to me,” but after seeing Niko’s mannequin she decides that he is worth a second glance, regardless of her initial attraction to Matthew. Meanwhile, Travis is still enamored with the girl he met speed dating so his mannequin is meant to be a representation of her.
In order to determine who they are most compatible with, each girl takes a guy aside to get more information on something they’ve been curious about. Rachel pulls Ryan aside as the other girls watch from the spy room. She wants to make sure he is ready for a relationship because, even though he’s only one year younger, she’s dated younger guys in the past who were immature. He admits he’s been acting crazier than usual since his last break up.
Next Lindsay talks to Niko. She is concerned that he still lives at home with his parents and let’s him know its a turn off to a woman. He reveals that within the last year he learned his father has cancer and is recovering from heart surgery so he feels he “should be at home.” Lindsay immediately feels like a jerk because that is probably the most legitimate reason for a grown man to live at home. The more he opens up the more she feels like he could be a possible candidate for her Mr. Right.
Then Brittany talks to Murphy who is concerned that people have the wrong idea about him. He admits that growing up he was ” a real life ugly duckling story,” and that he was “goth.” She hardly believes him because he is so good looking, and tells him so repeatedly. She finds his “self doubt” attractive. As she continues to plan their wedding, she asks if he has any deal breakers. His only deal breaker would be a girl who has kids. Uh oh, remember last week when Brittany said she has a daughter and is looking not only for her Mr. Right, but for a father figure for her daughter? Her heart sinks as she asks him in different ways if he could make any exception, to which he rejects every possible scenario that results in him dating a mother. She realizes that she and Murphy may not be compatible, but refuses to give up just yet. Brittany also talks with Arwin to find out if they have any chemistry. His preference is a “kind of conservative girl,” but he feels he is afflicted with a “one year curse” because his relationships all fizzle out after a year. His deal breaker is a girl who isn’t real. Uhh…seems like someone isn’t going to be too happy come the final week’s of boot camp.
The evening’s activity is a Casino Night, in which the guys will be divided into three groups with each “matchmaker” acting as their personal wing woman. Each lady takes their group to a pre-Casino night activity. Brittany takes Murphy, Arwin, Amer, James and Travis on a personal styling session to mold these guys into the fashion-forward man she hopes to end up with. She gives Travis a “hipster feel” and tries to give Murphy “some edge.” Travis embraces the change, while Murphy feels “out of my element.” Rachel takes Teddy to a salon. His self-awareness, and the multiple pairs of scissors, lead him to believe he is going to be forced into getting a haircut…and he’s right. He resists because his hair is “an energy,” but eventually gives in and allows the stylist to trim a few inches from his mane so he doesn’t look unable to compromise. Rachel wanted him to agree to a more drastic cut, but thinks he looks “really, really good” regardless.
Lindsay takes Matt and Dan to a pre-Casino night lunch. Matt because she can’t help herself and Dan because he needs a confidence boost. The three of them discuss ways for Dan to be more confident, but Lindsay is “100% positive” that Matt is flirting with her and she is 100% liking it.
Finally, its time for the guys to hit the town. It’s Casino Night! Rachel is impressed with how her guys are dressed to go out. As she watches them, she sees Ryan almost immediately order a drink, which turns her off because she feels she has left the hard-partying side of her in her 20s. One of the women at Casino Night asks Teddy if he is one of the Hanson brothers, which based on his reaction must be a joke he gets often. He loudly talks trash about the girl to the other guys at the mixer, his bad attitude turning everyone around him off.
Lindsay watches Dan go from awkward, to less awkward as the night progresses. Chris cannot for the life of him remember any of the girls names and does a horrible job of hiding it. Lindsay takes note as all the “females flock” to Niko and Matthew switches from girl to girl quickly.
Brittany feels she “picked the two hottest guys in the house” and realizes she is going to have to get used to girls flocking to Arwin and Murphy, even though she does not like it one bit. Meanwhile, Travis has reconnected with his favorite speed dater, Rebecca.
At the end of the night, the women of Casino Night vote on which guy made the biggest impression on them. The three winners are Ryan, Arwin and Niko. Unlike most other reality shows, winning does not guarantee immunity from being given the boot so it is still anyone’s game. The “matchmakers” not only have to send a guy home, but also have to make up an excuse for their termination. Rachel wants to get it over with because the last thing she wants to do is “reject anyone because rejection sucks.”
She pulls Ryan aside, but instead of sending him home she lets him know that his hard-partying ways could be a problem for a lot of girls and suggests he stay sober during the next activity. He agrees and feels like he dodged a bullet.
Then she asks to speak with Teddy and we all know his time has come. He is too “headstrong,” and resistant to change. She’s dated someone like that before and isn’t interested in recreating her experience. He is pissed because he “did the only thing I didn’t want to do which was cut my hair.” Hopefully by now his hair has grown back, and his anger has subsided. It was only a few inches after all.
Brittany takes Travis poolside to talk. She has good news and bad news. The good news: Rebecca is totally into him! The bad news: Rebecca isn’t part of the show and it’s time for Travis to go home. She makes up a very lame excuse to give him the boot, “we feel that Rebecca is what you want, we feel that’s the way you should be doing.” He thought he was doing a good job and is surprised to be sent home.
Lindsay is overcome with emotion as she sends Chris packing with an even more lame excuse than Brittany gave Travis. She tells him that “the one thing we can’t change in you guys is what you want out of life, and I think you aren’t in a place where you know exactly what you want.” He challenges her by asking her to explain and she is grasping straws because she can’t admit the real reason. As Lindsay sits by the pool alone and cries, she gives in to her guilt and openly says, “This isn’t right. This is not okay. We shouldn’t be doing this to people.”
What did you guys think of this week’s episode? Have your opinions of the guys (or girls) changed this week? Who would you have sent home? Let us know in the comments section! Also – don’t forget that episode 3 airs on a new night and time – Wednesday, January 16th at 10/9c!