Paradise Hotel

Season 1 Episode 17

Episode 17

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 18, 2003 on MyNetwork TV
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Alex reflects upon the change of mood in the hotel. People had been upset when Zack and Toni left, but no one seems to be mad now that Beau is gone. According to Alex, things got more relaxed and fun after he left. Not for Amy, though. She cries to herself because she can't stop thinking about Zack. She needs to find reasons to want to stay in Paradise. Meanwhile, flirtations ensue with everyone else. Scott knows that he and Holly are physically attracted to each other, and they prove it by kissing on the bed. Charla admits to Keith that she misses her ex-boyfriend, Jessie. Jessie thinks she's the most beautiful girl in the world. As she and Keith playfully tussle, the framed photo of Jessie breaks. Charla gets mad. Everyone assembles to select the new guest. Host Amanda explains that there's yet another surprise. She's brought back two contestants they have already met. Desiree is a massage therapist from Las Vegas who lost to Kavita. Lauren is a bartender from Texas who Tara originally beat out. Lauren tells the gang that what she's seen on television doesn't affect what she thinks about them. Desiree says she would have definitely made a better guest than Kavita. The women leave so that the boys can make their selections. Of course, the girls watch from a monitor upstairs. Dave asks Lauren to show him some of her dance steps. He clomps his way through, but manages to elicit a hug from her. Go Dave! Keith picks up on Zack's previous question to Desiree in the past selection. He asks Desiree for a butt massage. She proceeds to wallop his ass. "That was a little funky," a rattled Keith says when he gets up. Then Host Amanda addresses the women watching from the next room to solicit their questions. Tara asks Lauren about what she said to Amanda all those weeks ago. Lauren had called Amanda the show's drama queen. Who has taken her place? Lauren names Amy as the new drama queen. Amy inquires to why she's now casting judgment after she said she wouldn't. The guys watch annoyed as the girls get catty with the contestants. But here's the twist: now it's the girls' decision and they have to do it immediately. Host Amanda takes a poll from each individually. Although Holly votes for Lauren, the consensus goes with Desiree. As everyone welcomes Desiree with hugs, Charla lounges sleepily by herself on a side chair. Amy is sad, telling new girl Desiree that she is more emotional than she's ever been before. She explains that the hotel was so much fun for the first five weeks until everyone cracked down. Amy feels like now she has to be the "Toni" of the group. She warns Desiree to publicly state where she stands all the time so people won't question her and walk all over her. Yet the others don't think Amy is practicing what she preaches. Tara notices how Amy is making remarks about leaving even though she really wants to stay. Alex tells Kristin that he's pissed off at Amy because she's constantly changing her stance. Charla, however, has something else on her mind: Keith. "He thinks he's the man and I just can't handle it," Charla sighs. She tells Tara that she is confused. As much as she raves about her ex-boyfriend Jessie, Keith still won't leave her alone. As Tom and Dave play tennis, Desiree suggests they turn it into strip tennis and she calls Tom "Monkey Boy." Holly adds that she got along well with Smokey. Tara says that Smokey had groped her. Desiree splashes cold water on Tom's sweaty back. Tom jokingly threatens to shave Desiree's head if she chooses him as her roommate. Is there something brewing between these two? In their bathroom, Charla comments on Keith's body hair growth patterns as she touches his chest. "You just don't like my body at all, do you?" he inquires. "Quite the contrary," Charla answers. However, she says that she is not attracted to his personality. Keith doesn't understand why Amy is still mad at him. He is sure that Zack isn't waiting around for her. Charla wonders if she'll be eliminated this week. Keith assures her that she has two good guys on her side. Charla was jealous of how Desiree massaged Keith's butt. He comments that she didn't have any problems with letting Matt massage her. Keith knows that Desiree is just playing the game. He calls Charla a flirt, and she denies it. As they lay entwined on the bed, she asks him what he is thinking. "How irritated I am by you," Keith says. Dave makes a toast to Desiree at dinner that night, and he suggests that she host a housewarming party. She agrees. Dave throws a smaller pre-party while the other guys help Desiree set up her room. Desiree works the door like it's an exclusive night club with a guest list. She breaks out cans of whipped cream, instructing everyone to lick off whatever they spray on someone else. Tara sucks on Alex's nipples, and Holly rolls her tongue all over Scott. Kristin gets Tom's stomach. Tom devours whipped cream from Amy's underarm. Charla confesses to Dave that she's sick of talking to everyone there. Dave, who considers Charla to be both "beautiful and sensitive," tells her that he has trust in her. He would rather spend time with her over anyone else. Dave hopes to have Charla by his side at the end when they both win. "I just want to get away from this life," Charla complains. She tells Dave that she never came here to find love, and that no one else did either. Dave doesn't answer. (Was that his mission?) "I want to go. Nothing here matters," she says. Dave is insulted by that and leaves abruptly. But he's not that mad, because he goes to the hotel's chef to request some of Charla's favorite foods in hopes of lifting her spirits. Deep fried things! As Charla mopes in her bed, she is given a note from Dave. She will soon be served fried chicken with gravy and fried steak. "I don't want fried steak, damnit," she yells out selfishly. Tara is convinced that Desiree will pick Keith as her roommate. Keith says he would tell Desiree the truth to not send Tara home. Tara wants to know who he would pick if forced to choose between her and Kristin. Keith is both offended and worried. They have a plan and he would never go against that plan. She should be doing the same. He is nervous when Tara agrees to wax his chest. Tom warns Keith not to do it because he will be scarred. Keith comments that Tom might be attracted to Desiree. Tom is sure that Desiree is not going to pick him, and he jokes that he doesn't want to come between her and Keith. Keith becomes scared that he will definitely be the one she chooses. The guests come together that night for Desiree's roommate selection. Host Amanda notes that it seemed like Desiree was attracted to Keith's bottom when she massaged it. Keith blushes. Yet to everyone's surprise, Desiree chooses Tom. He is ecstatic. "Third girl this week!" he exclaims. Desiree explains that she thinks he is nice, and that his eyes are "grabbing her." Tara is ousted from her room. She now feels like an outsider in the single. At dinner that night, Desiree is handed an invitation. Tomorrow night she will crown a king and queen who will reign over Paradise. The nominations will be made at breakfast. Desiree has noticed that some of the people have been there too long, and she senses that the cliques need to be broken. She hopes to align with someone in order to ensure her stay. Charla and Tara think that they will be targeted next. Scott is worried about all the alliances. Yet Dave is beyond excited. He claims that he is ten times more excited about the king and queen coronation than he was about Casino Night. (He was always involved in student government, wouldn't you know.) The plan is for Keith, Charla and Tara to nominate someone from their group. They will secretly meet to strategize the attack. -paradiseonfox.commoreless

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