It’s week four in the Making Mr. Right house and the guys are getting suspicious of the “matchmakers.” Lamarr questions whether Lindsay is even old enough to be a matchmaker and once he does, the conspiracy theories run rampant. Murphy hits the nail directly on the head in his suggestion that “it seems like April is a legit matchmaker and then she has these three undercover daters .” The girls realize it is time to step up their acting game and distance themselves from the guys as much as they can to convince them that their conspiracy theories are not rooted in fact whatsoever.
This week the guys get to choose their matchmaker based on how interested they are in the activity that matchmaker has planned. Lindsay loves the outdoors so plans a horseback riding date. Kyle, Daniel and Ryan join her even though none of them have ever been horseback riding before. So much for the shared interests aspect of the date?
On her date, she learns that she and Ryan actually have a lot in common: they both love traveling and being near the water. She also learns that Kyle may be more of a player than she had considered. In a confessional he admits he “hates commitment” and is more likely to say “Let’s have sex” than ask a girl what she likes to do on the weekends. Even though Lindsay didn’t hear him say that gem, she still thinks that his is “seriously at risk of being eliminated” since he has “had sex with a lot of women and that’s not okay.” We’re all for sexual expression and not allowing someone’s past to dictate their future, but it doesn’t seem as though Kyle has really put his player-esque ways in the past.
Rachel invites the guys to join her at the gym to pump iron. She is accompanied by Brian, Arwin and Murphy. She is looking for “brain and brawn” so she wants to put their muscles to the test. There are rings for the guys to hoist themselves up on, tires to flip and ropes to pull. Oh, and Rachel in yoga pants, which seems to be one of the most popular attractions for the guys at the gym. On her date she begins to find Arwin hotter than she has ever thought he was before, and is still totally feeling Brian even though she is not normally attracted to guys with so much ink.
After the work out she talks with Brian about his date and offers to “rescue him” from any future dates that he’s not into. She is flirting hard and thinks that Brian is definitely “picking up on it.” Be careful, Rachel!
Brittany plans a sushi making date for her guys – Lamarr, Matthew, James and Amer. She and Amer flirt as they make sushi and in his confessional he admits the entire time he was thinking about what Brittany would look like if she were only wearing her apron.
For some reason they need a grill to make sushi and Matthew volunteers to help her fire it up. They talk more about their commonalities, like being divorced, having a child etc. and she admits “if Lindsay weren’t super into Matthew, I would definitely give him a chance.” Seems like she’s getting herself into some dangerous territory.
The next activity is a group camping date, which is meant to throw the guys off from their dead-on conspiracy theories. Instead of interfering with the dates, the “matchmakers” watch from the spy room and cringe as the guys enjoy the company of their dates. Brittany loves camping and is bummed that she isn’t part of the date, but is happy to see which guys are able to pitch a tent. Lindsay is also into camping and is thrilled when Matthew’s tent goes up first. Some of the girls are returning from previous dates to keep up the ruse, while other attendees are on their first dates. Mari returns for Murphy and he is thrilled to see her.
Daniel goes into his tent with his date and they kiss! Not so bad for his first time camping. After the tent portion of the evening is over, the “sweet, romantic camping date turns into a bon fire party” and the drinking games begin.
Amer makes several crude comments that make all three matchmakers believe he is “single for a reason.” Brittany is especially horrified by his comments because she has to think about the kind of man she would want around her young daughter. The girls felt like the guys went nuts when they weren’t there to “babysit” them and were turned off by most of their behavior.
After watching the camping date, each “matchmaker” chooses one guy to go on a one-on-one date. The date involves having the guys’ fortunes read by a real fortune teller, but the “matchmakers” are allowed to prompt the fortune teller to speak to specific topics they are interested in learning more about. Lindsay chooses Ryan because he is “a perfect gentlemen whether he’s into the girl or not.” He meets his date, Jenny, for the first time and is, “stoked to get this date started” because he finds her attractive right away. Lindsay prompts the psychic to ask about soul mates. The psychic tells him that he has already met his soul mate, which he confesses there are “probably 150 girls it could probably be.” She narrows it down further by telling him his soul mate is brunette (OMG – so is Rachel?!) so now he has narrowed it down to “about 80″ women.
Brittany selects Matthew for the one-on-one date because she can’t tell if he is just a flirty guy of if she and him have an actual connection. His date is a blonde, single mother who bears a lot of cleavage. The psychic tells Matthew his soul mate will be blonde, and will have a child before they are married. Hm, sounds like Brittany, no? Brittany is secretly elated, while Lindsay’s feelings continue to be hurt by her supposed friend.
In her confessional, she says “in my fairy tale, the guy doesn’t fall for the girl’s friend.” Poor Lindsay, we’ve been there and it is 100% not cool when a friend goes for your crush, but sometimes you just have to let the chips fall and realize maybe your crush isn’t your Mr. Right. Luckily for her, there are other fish in the sea and she literally has a house full of eager to fall in love guys (who also happen to find her attractive) at her disposal. So, it could be worse.
Rachel chose Murphy for the one-on-one because he has already made a connection with Mari and she wants to “see where that connection is going to go.” As his date begins, Brittany admits she is “starting to feel numb” to watching Murphy hit it off with someone who is not her. Before they have their fortunes read, Murphy takes his excitement to a whole new level by telling Mari, “I hope she says we’ll stay together forever!” Mind you, this is the third time they’ve met one another and she very frankly asks “don’t you think that it’s too soon?” Behind the scenes, Rachel admits its hard to watch “the worst train wreck in the history of train wrecks.” Murphy doesn’t take Mari’s initial hint and he continues talking about their future together. Mari isn’t taking it and flat out says “I honestly can’t stand clingy guys. It’s the worst thing in the world.” In his confessional he says “I’m not clingy, I’m just in love.” Hm, sounds like something a clingy person would say. Sorry, Murph. The psychic further confirms that he and Mari are not soul mates, even though their personalities are very compatible. He doubts the psychic’s abilities because he is convinced he and Mari will end up together. Unfortunately, before the date is over she tells him she thinks they would be better off as friends. He is upset, but glad that she didn’t lead him on further. And through Murphy’s heartbreak, Brittany realizes she may be getting what she’s been pining for.
After the dates, come the hardest part: sending people home. To help sway their decision making process, April allows the ladies to watch the guys’ confessional interviews. Brian is “122% down” with Rachel. Matthew confesses he feels a connection with Brittany. She tries to hide her elation, but Lindsay is hurt nonetheless. Lindsay feels that Brittany could have easily “nipped this in the bud,” but purposely hasn’t. And, James talks openly about how ugly he thought all the girls who came on the camping date were.
Lindsay is the first to send someone home. She pulls Kyle aside and let’s him know its’ his time to go, ” the girls feel that out of everyone in the house you’ve opened up the least. And you seem to still want to surround yourself with this hook up lifestyle. We don’t really feel that you’re ready right now for a serious relationship.” He takes the news extremely graciously and thanks her for being great throughout the process. His final words are inspiring, even for those of us who date outside of the reality television sphere: “It’s not always about finding love on the first night. You have to build yourself to develop a genuine connection.” Well said, Kyle.
Next, Brittany pulls Amer aside to deliver the bad news. He’s being sent home because he was so crude during the camping trip. Brittany begins to cry as she sends him packing because she “sees so much” in him and really hopes the best for him. He, also, takes the news extremely graciously and tells her he’s just happy to have been a part of the experience because he’s made some lifelong friends in the process.
Do you think Kyle and Amer deserved to go home? How do you think the love triangle between Lindsay, Brittany and Matthew is going to play out? Which “matchmaker” do you think is most compatible with him? Do you think Brittany has a chance with Murphy now that Mari is out of the picture? Let us know in the comments section and tune in next Wednesday at 10/9c for an all new episode of Making Mr. Right!