It’s week five in the Making Mr. Right house and things are getting real. This week’s theme is chemistry and, of course, the easiest way to find out if you have chemistry with someone is by kissing them. The guys will be blind-folded and each kiss three women to see who they have the most chemistry with. Unfortunately, our favorite “matchmakers” won’t be puckering up just yet. Before the kissing commences, each guy rates the three ladies based on looks alone. The guys have all kinds of feelings about today’s activity Matthew declines the offer to swap saliva with three random girls, Ryan finds it kind of gross, and James can’t wait for his turn.
Our matchmakers cringe behind the scenes as they watch their crushes lock lips with girl after girl. The only positive thing for the “matchmakers” is that they get a sense of what kind of kisser each guy is, without having to actually kiss them. Rachel thinks Ryan looks like a good kisser and that he most enjoyed the soft, passionate kisses of girl #2. Lindsay thinks Niko looks like a good kisser and Brittany thinks it is “interesting” to watch Murphy kiss other girls. After each guy has kissed each of the ladies, they decide who they had the most chemistry with. And, surprise! None of them chose the girl they thought was hottest.
After the guys wash the taste of all their roommates’ spit out of their mouths, it’s time for group dates. Each “matchmaker” chooses three guys to join them. Lindsay takes Brian, Murphy and Lamarr go-karting. On a break from burning rubber, she asks each of them about the most romantic thing they’ve done for a girl. Murphy is a self-professed “hopeless romantic” who surprised his ex-girlfriend with a homemade, candlelit dinner. On a Valentine’s Day past, Lamarr cooked dinner for his ex and re-enacted a scene from her favorite movie. Brian and an ex-girlfriend jumped a fence and cuddled under a giant Christmas tree. Brian’s date sounded most appealing to Lindsay, as she’s had some good dates that were equally as romantic and rebellious.
Rachel takes Ryan, Arwin and James to hit some balls at the batting cage. James thinks “baseball is boring,” which seems more like an excuse for why he couldn’t hit even one baseball. Ryan is the all-star of this challenge and hits every ball. Rachel pretends she doesn’t know what she’s doing so Ryan can teach her by wrapping his arms around her.
Ryan admits that the worst thing he’s done to an ex-girlfriend is to constantly cheat on her every time he got drunk. Rachel is concerned that Ryan’s drinking may be more of a problem and hopes that he can give it up so that he can be the amazing guy he is when he’s sober. Rachel also confronts James about him telling her that he was attracted to his camping date, but then telling all the guys (and the cameramen) that she was ugly. He apparently “wanted her to feel wanted,” but we’re not sure we’re buying it.
Brittany takes Niko, Matthew and Dan rock climbing on their day-date. She and Matthew flirt vigorously throughout the day. She is excited to be able to “explore things with Matt” without Lindsay around. They talk about the best places to pick someone up and they both agree that bars and clubs are more for one-night hook ups. Brittany shares that she does not drink at all and is more comfortable getting to know someone in a more relaxed setting. Like, a rock gym perhaps? Her only concern about Matt is that he prides himself on being very liberal, and she is very conservative.
To further throw the guys off the conspiracy theories, April has a beach date planned for the guys. Each guy will be set up with a date, some new and some they’ve connected with on past dates. Lamarr knows the beach means only one thing: bikinis. Upon their arrival at the beach, most of the guys comment on how hot all the girls look. All the guys, except for James who says, “all these women are not attractive. They’ve taken us to the dog pound.” Rude. Matt has been hooked up with a girl who literally gave her child the middle name “Danger,” and is polite even though she is clearly not his type. Daniel is paired up with Jessica, the same girl he kissed on the camping date! He “has never connected with anyone as much as I connected with Jess” and they kiss on the beach, as the sun sets. Go Daniel!
After the beach, the guys hit the hot tub to talk about their dates, as the “matchmakers” listen in from the spy room.
James declares, “None of those girls were hot. None of them.” The other guys tell him he’s being a little harsh, to which he replies, “I don’t date girls who have cellulite coming out of their ears.” Was he on the same beach as everyone else? Those girls were all in amazing shape and Niko isn’t afraid to tell him that his “standards are too high.”
Rachel is disappointed to hear this because at the batting cages he agreed to be more honest about how he felt about his dates, beside that is he showing a disgusting side of his personality. After Niko defends the girls, James goes out of his way to tell Niko his date looked like a horse. James isn’t just putting off the “matchmakers,” but he’s also putting off all the other guys in the house. In his confessional, Dan quips, “F*** you, James. Dude you look like Beavis. You’re no GQ model yourself.”
And Niko tells him to keep his opinions to himself because “no one asked” and that he is tired of James’ “fake a** bulls***.” The “matchmakers” are flabbergasted by how wrong their were about James. They originally thought he was the most genuine guy in the house, but as they get to know him more they see that his is not only the least genuine, but he is pretty mean and judgmental.
April shows the “matchmakers” the guys’ confessional videos to help them decide who to send home this week. In Matthew’s video confessional he opens up about how happy he is to work with Brittany because they have “so much in common.” He even admits that he would “hypothetically date her [Brittany,] but I think that objectivity is necessary for her to give great advice.” Immediately after Matthew’s confession, Lindsay starts talking about how Murphy seems most ready to settle down and she “wishes” she were attracted to him because he is so great. Unfortunately, both Brittany and Rachel see through Lindsay’s plan to push Brittany towards Matthew and are annoyed by it. In Lindsay’s confessional she admits, “I don’t feel like Brittany’s a match for Matt. In my heart I feel like I’m the best match for Matt.” This could get ugly. April asks the girls what disappointed them this week and unanimously the most disappointing part of this entire week was James. Even though James was so overwhelmingly disappointing, the “matchmakers” must send two more guys home.
Brittany pulls Dan outside. They talk about how excited he is to have met Jessica. Brittany was able to use his connection with Jessica as a reason that he does not need to stay in the house. Since Dan lives in NY and Jessica lives in LA, Brittany has generously offered to give Daniel a trip to visit her. Daniel takes his departure extremely well and “feels like I already won.” We’ll miss Dan’s comic relief, but will be looking out of him at the Big Gay Ice Cream store in NYC, where he works. [Ed. Note: Dan, there's an office full of bloggers here who would love to swing by for a Bea Arthur or some American Globs.]
Next, Lindsay calls Lamarr aside. He says he is “confident there is no way in the world I am going home.” Lindsay tells him that he is totally matchable, but unfortunately that she and the other girls do not have the girl he is looking for at their disposal so it’s time for him to hit the dusty trail. He can’t argue with that and gracefully leaves the house.
And finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Rachel asks James to come outside. She asks him to let her know which James she will be speaking to during this conversation: “the sweet, genuine James or the cocky, a**hole James?” He plays dumb and acts like he has no idea what she is talking about. Does he not understand that he is literally being filmed 24/7? She tells him she’s heard the ugly things he’s been saying about his dates and tells him, “you want Barbie? Well, you’re no Ken.” In his confessional, he takes the opportunity to call Rachel ugly, but in person he goes on about how his date “had the most beautiful eyes. And since eyes are windows to the soul that means she had the most beautiful soul.” Unfortunately, Rachel has wised up to his BS and is not even trying to listen to what he has to say. She tells him its time for him to pack his bags and get out. Finally!
What did you think about tonight’s episode? Is James really above the girls he’s being set up with? How would you have handled his disingenuous behavior if you were the “matchmakers?” Do you think Daniel and Jessica will continue dating? Will Lamarr ever find his perfect housewife, who also works? Let us know in the comments section and check back next week for another episode of Making Mr. Right!