Cody hasn’t got a one-on-one date, and he arrives in Venice to be told there’s a solo date…for Nick. She wants to check out what’s wrong with him. But she’s blinded by some kind of lust that I cannot comprehend. They take a gondola, while the guys head to a fancy hotel. Is it wrong that I’d rather go to the hotel if I were them? Andi seems kind of paranoid to me. If you have unsettled affairs with one of these guys, and he’s Nick. My advice is just send him home. (I’m such a romantic.)
Nick & Andi stroll down the canals hand-in-hand and try on masks like they’re in Disneyland. Then gelato, then another serious conversation on the gondola. When do they have fun exactly? You keep saying that word, DATE, but I do not think you know what it means.
At night, they dress like Phantom of the Opera, and have dinner in this creepy — I mean, romantic “masquerade hall.” Rather than get caught up in the moment, Andi brings up the old drama again! Girl, let it go! That may work in the courtroom, but it makes a guy (and viewers) want to slit his wrists.
On the group date, maybe Andi can let her hair down and have some fun. Wait, nope. She’s bringing out the “lie detector” test. Because nothing says a barrel of laughs like a lie detector test. The guys are asked a myriad of horribly, personal questions — including one guy admitting he doesn’t wash his hands after he goes to the bathroom. Is it bad that I wished he’d lied? Forward to the next scene where Andi is holding the guy’s hand. Eww.
Josh is upset about the test, which Andi immediately takes as "he's guilty." Okay, I personally know a district attorney, and she is married to a district attorney and they have a LOVELY marriage. So the paranoia doesn't come with the job. That's baggage Andi needs to deal with -- because she likes Josh and Nick, so she's grilling them like they're going to the gallows. Settle down! FYI, to fall in love? You have to be willing to get hurt. Just sayin'
Once she gets the results, she rips them up rather than reads it. Sweet, but a day late and a dollar short. Josh gets a little ticked at the concept — as he should. Going in with that kind of mistrust is going to kill any relationship.
Anyone see the commercial for the new show #Selfie? So making my daughter watch that! This world needs to get its head out of the cloud. My kids were shocked at how together everyone was in my yearbook. Yeah, we actually touched and talked to each other back then. Weird, right? We didn't have to go on TV and compete for some paranoid chick -- who has probably boiled a bunny or two.
Chris gets the group rose. There is just a negative pall with this group. It's like there's bad juju following them around.
Now she's in Verona with Cody, and my daughter is repeating "Romeo & Juliet" for me. They go to the "Letters to Juliet" office, and work together to write back to the forlorn in romance. Cody reads his answer -- but it doesn't win Andi's heart, because she's only happy when she's miserable and in deep conversation.
Cody is totally growing on me. He's not just a juicehead. He's pretty emotional and capable of writing a heartfelt letter. He's been handed the friend card, but before this happens, they head to dinner. Cody pours out his heart, reads an overly romantic letter and pours it on thick. All while we are cringing at his not noticing her facial rejection. She cries, and tells him she took him on the date to see if there was "something there." And there isn't. He can do better, but Romeo & Juliet will now seem like the tragedy it is for Cody.
At the cocktail party, Nick swoops in and takes Andi off, and starts making out with her like some bad B movie. And get this, Andi likes it. What is wrong with her? The guys are ticked because Nick already has a rose. And well, he's Nick.
Nick's out to win. I don't believe he has feelings for Andi. I feel like he wants to win, and get back at all the football players who kicked his butt in high school.
JJ, the pantsapreneur is going home. There is snakeskin material in his future. Andi punishes Josh by making him wait until the very end to be picked. Next time, he will learn not to question her giving him a lie detector test.
Am I too harsh on Andi? What do you think?