For Love or Money

Season 4 Episode 1

Season 4 Premiere: They're Back!

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 12, 2004 on NBC
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Season 4 Premiere: They're Back!
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This is the first episode of the 4th Season. Well, neither Andrea nor Rachel got love or money in their last attempts but that didn't stop them from trying again! Both women thought they had been plucked from the 16 women on For Love or Money to return as the sole bachelorette. Meanwhile, 15 hunky men were whisked to the FLOM mansion only to discover they would be competing on For Love or Money. The men had no idea that two women would be involved. They also had no idea that Andrea and Rachel knew each other - and the game's twists - all too well. The guys were excited by the prospect of winning a million dollars - some more than the chance to find true love. Some of the guys were very familiar with last summer's version of the game and wasted no time in educating the others. Morgan said the game was on from the moment he learned there was a shot at winning money. Mike, on the other hand, didn't think you could put a price tag on love. Jordan then surprised them with this season's twist - not all of their check values would be a million dollars. This time, however, after the guys randomly chose their blank check they were able to go into the Portrait Room and find out the check's value. Do you think this is because men are perceived to be more motivated by money than women? I mean, why didn't the women get this option? Did producers think the money wouldn't matter to the women? Perhaps I should show them my shoe collection. Anyway. Alex, whose check was for $500,000, said it was a "no brainer" at this point in time. He was going for the money. It seemed many of the other guys felt the same way, especially those worth a million. Steven, however, had a different take on things. He placed his check on his portrait and turned his back so that he wouldn't see the value of it revealed! He said he didn't want anything to do with it. Um, good thing Steven, because the check was only worth one dollar! After learning their "values", the guys debated telling each other what they were worth. "I'll tell you if you tell me" was a popular comment. Steven, who I can only imagine had a rough time in junior high, admitted to the others that he didn't even look at the value of his check. Brian flat out called him a liar, while the other guys sort of shrugged it off. The next day, the guys considered their options while the women arrived at the house. Rachel pulled up first, still giddy with the idea that she was the only bachelorette playing the game this time around. She said she got a little depressed stepping out onto the same veranda where Preston had asked her for her ring back. Only the knowledge that control was in her hands made her feel better. Little did she know that Andrea was walking through the front door. Andrea was also excited to have 15 men all to herself - and to know ahead of time how the game was played. When Andrea stepped out onto the veranda to find Rachel waiting for her.both women's jaws dropped! Andrea laughed and said "surprise, surprise." Rachel mustered a grumpy, "Hi." They definitely weren't pleased to see each other. The mood didn't get much better when Andrea laughingly said, "I'm guessing he didn't choose you." Ouch! Rachel didn't find it funny at all. The surprises continued when Jordan reappeared to tell them that at the next night's elimination ceremony the guys would pick one of them to go home. Plus, the guy's stepped out one-by-one expecting to meet one woman.and instead met two. Half of the group thought one woman was the "bachelorette" and the other was her best friend there to provide moral support. All their suave plans for small talk and banter flew out the window. Some ignored Rachel, others ignored Andrea. Meanwhile, Andrea and Rachel had to pretend they had never met before.and that they had no idea they were there to "play" For Love or Money. The amount of secrets being kept was mind-boggling! For the most part, Andrea was more outspoken than Rachel and globbed onto the guys first. Rachel must've had a headache from all the eye rolling she did during those meet and greets. The next day, Rachel and Andrea prepared separate lunches for the guys. Andrea, an event planner, had this task easily conquered. She whipped up penne alla vodka served with a Greek salad and wine. Rachel seemed to struggle a bit more with her chicken dish. It had something to do with cream cheese and Feta cheese, but it wasn't too impressive on the plate. Plus, no alcohol! By the middle of lunch, the few guys that started at Rachel's table had migrated over to Andrea's. I admit I actually felt bad for Rachel at this point. In an interview she shook her sad little head and said, "I'm not an event planner." Andrea said she couldn't have asked for a better day. Later, the guys gabbed about that night's elimination. They still had no idea that THEY would be doing the eliminating. Because the guys thought the girls didn't know they were on For Love or Money, there was even a "fake" host at the elimination ceremony. Back out on the veranda, Rachel and Andrea looked great in their black evening gowns. They stood on opposite sides of the group of guys. The "fake" host let the guys know that the ball was in their court to eliminate one of the women. One at a time they would line up behind the woman they wanted to continue the game with. The woman with the most men behind her would stay, while the other would be a two-time loser. Uh, I mean the other would be sent home. The first guy, David K, was a jerk. He went over to Rachel and said all this nice stuff to her and then turned on his heel and went to stand behind Andrea. Initially it seemed like everyone was going to pick Andrea, but finally Mike went over to Rachel's side. Steven said the bottom line for him was that Rachel made a crappy meal! In the end here's how it stacked up. Behind Andrea: David K, Chad, Jai, Ben, Brian, Wes and Steven. Behind Rachel: Mike, Morgan, Rudy, Chris, Josh, Caleb and Alex. It literally came down to the last guy's decision. David S. was totally nervous and he said it sucked being in that position. Would he pick flirtatious Andrea, or strategic Rachel? See, here's my theory. Andrea is the girl you want to date. Rachel is the girl you want to date if you have a check worth a million dollars. Is that mean? Some of the guys actually said it, so it's not just me. In the end, David S. (worth only $1) chose Rachel. So go figure. But then the "fake" host announced a new wrinkle. Not only would Andrea be eliminated, but so would the 7 guys that picked her! Bummer! Needless to say, Rachel was elated – as were the guys who had chosen her. Andrea said in an interview that "in the real world Rachel couldn't even hold a candle" to her. Rachel knew the challenge she faced…convincing one of those 8 remaining men to choose her love over his money. The lies continue…next week!moreless

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