Although it happened towards the end of the episode, I am going to jump right into the Clare situation. During the group date she was on, Juan Pablo took her to his suite during their personal time so that they could set a good example for Cameeeela in the pool. After the group date, Clare returned to Juan Pablo's suite to ask him if he would like to "swim in the warm waters" of the ocean with her. He showed no hesitation and changed into his swimsuit so quickly, Superman would have been proud. The frolicked into the ocean and proceeded to.....? The audience was basically led to believe that they experienced the physical act of amor.
Cut to the cocktail party (after his date with Nikki and time with other women), and Juan Pablo is thinking that his 4am romp with Clare was a bad idea in retrospect. Here is where Juan Uh-Oh gets jerky. He pulls Clare aside to just let her know that he thinks it was terrible idea and unfair to the other ladies. Oh, by the way, he has a daughter. Clare rightly freaks.
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Otherwise, he had good dates with Renee and Nikki, both of whom I like a lot. Renee seems sweet. Again, it was aggravating for Juan Pablo to pull the whole - I am not going to kiss her because we have kids thing. It just seems hypocritical since he is kissing all of the others (including Cassandra who has a kid). It's like Juan Pablo just randomly decides when he is going to have misplaced morals. Be consistent dude. But, Renee finally got her kiss at the end of the episode, and I was happy for her. P.S. I feel like she was not thrilled about her dress that was specially made for her on her date.
Poor, poor Nikki. It is not enough that Juan Pablo made her dance like a jacka** in front of thousands of people dressed like a bratz doll, now he is insisting that she lower herself slowly via a rope into a hellish, dark cave. After her panic attack, she managed to repel down, especially after receiving a magical curing smooch from Juan Pabs. They had some good conversation, and she talked about her job, which obviously just endeared her to me more. However, I think her expectations for dinner conversation were low. In her confessional time she talked about how amazed she was that Juan Pablo asked her about her job and how much that meant to her. To me, that is pretty standard first date material (i.e. Tell me about what you do for a living). If he would have asked her her middle name, she would have been ready to marry him on the spot.
The ladies were all jelly of Clare during the group date, but Chelsea wisely noted it was just because he seemed to like her more than anyone else. Andi, the lawyer, (who I also like) was PO-ed about not getting a One on Juan this week, and just generally feeling pooped out about being there. Normally, I roll my eyes about this, but I can see her point. She seems like a catch! But she was put to ease instantly when Juan Pah-blo said to "truuust meeee."
The three gals who were eliminated surprised absolutely no one. At this point, I think that Andi is the only one remaining who has not received a One on Juan, so that has to happen next week (and it looked that way from the previews.) And where is our Two on Juan date??? Are they not having one this year!? Shenanigans!
Hopefully Juan Pabs will redeem himself to me next week! But, I don't know if I can forgive him so soon. I have a son, you see, and I have to set a good example for him.