It's Labour Day, so I've given the guy who writes the normal pre-amble to the running diary the day off. I'm a great boss like that.
7:57: Kalon's gone, Erica's gone, Stags is gone. Among the remaining cast members are Despondent Rachel and a possible mute. Who's going to provide the entertainment now?
8:01 Nick The Mute speaks!
8:02: Who decides on the champagne toast-giver? Why did Chris get to do it this episode? Is it because he won the spelling bee challenge last week?
8:03: Nick The Mute speaks again! Also, it seems like Nick has spent some time under the sun.
8:04: Blakely on Chris: "He is a good game-player. But he's also conniving and a liar." Isn't that what normally makes someone a good "game-player"?
8:05: Tony's breaking out the stylish beater today.
8:07: Speaking of Tony's wardrobe, Dave Jacoby of the Grantland Reality Fantasy League raised a good question during last week's episode: Why was Tony in an outfit befitting a figure skater?
8:09: Trapeze time!
8:10: Tony has unfortunate fashion choices.
8:11: Nick The Mute has a personality!
8:12: Gotta be Donna!
8:15: "Sarah's TV watching is definitely paying off."
8:18: I'd be lying if I said I'm not jealous of Sarah's Bachelor/ette/Pad knowledge.
8:23: Someone call the NRA - Rachel is putting on a gun show.
8:24: Nick is making up for lost time - he's spoken more this episode than all previous episodes.
8:25: For those counting at home, that's three mentions of Tony's son tonight, and we're only 25 minutes in. This is clearly the drinking game for this episode.
8:30: Another mention of Tony's son: drink!
8:31: Solid speech by Chris, though.
8:32: Ed showing some man-tears.
8:33: If you're playing the drinking game, you'd be drunk by now.
8:34: Just because you need the money the most, Blakely, doesn't mean you deserve the money the most. There's a jump in logic there.
8:39: Is Nick sorta going bald, or is that just me?
8:41: I feel like they're putting Nick's interviews on the show simply because there's nobody else left.
8:50: What the hell? Glee isn't on ABC.
8:51: Brad the Glee pianist!
8:52: Why does everyone on the show keep on pronouncing the "G" in "singer"? It's driving me insane.
9:10: Rachel isn't that bad.
9:12: Nick! On his knees! Who is this guy?!
9:14: This is not going well.
9:16: Some epic audience shots.
9:23: You gotta give credit to Sarah for not holding back. That's about all I'm going to give her credit for.
9:26: "Pitchy"? Who are you guys, Randy Jackson? This isn't exactly American Idol here, guys.
9:28: Again, why are there two roses with stems? Where is the man-rose?
9:30: Nick and Rachel have to pick Chris and Sarah, right? There's no way that they can pick Jaclyn and Ed, right?
9:31: The Kelly Clarkson concert I went to last week was much better than this. I'm just sayin'.
9:38: It's gotta be Chris and Sarah.
9:39: Who is this guy? Nick is totally breaking out of his shell.
9:40: For the record, I would totally sell out one of my friends that I met on a reality show for a guaranteed shot at $250,000.
9:41: As always, solid background music choice by the editors.
9:46: I love how Jaclyn thinks that choosing Sarah and Chris would reflect on how Rachel feels about her. Um, maybe the $250,000 has something to do with it. Just a wild guess.
9:48: Jaclyn is a total drama queen. Why does everything have to be about her?
9:49: Separate limos for Jaclyn and Ed.
9:52: I've had just about enough of Jaclyn.
9:54: Jamie! The FMC returns!
9:57: The finale looks interesting, to put it mildly.
10:00: One more episode to go! Motorin'!