Paradise Hotel

Season 1 Episode 18

Episode 18

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 20, 2003 on MyNetwork TV
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Charla teases Keith about his incessant flirting with her. Yet she gives it right back to him in a bear hug. Dave sits alone and ponders Charla. Although he told her that he has full trust in her, where does she stand? At breakfast, the guys discuss what the King and Queen will get to do with their power. Dave jokes that he has already kissed a few babies and a monkey that morning to rally for votes. Charla is excited because she's never voted for anything before. Dave takes the campaigning seriously. He makes sure Holly knows that he would make a fine king. Everyone submits nominations, and Host Amanda makes the announcement. It's Alex vs. Dave for king, while Amy will go up against Tara for queen. The four must spend the day campaigning. There will also be a swimsuit competition and a debate. Dave comments that he needs to win the debate because Alex is sure to take the swimsuit contest. Everyone applauds when Smokey is given his own necklace. Tom thanks them for accepting his monkey. They all gather poolside for the swimsuit competition. Alex parades out in a shaving cream-covered Speedo. Amy dons a tin foil bathing suit and colored, spiked hair. Tara sashays out in a wrap. She removes it to reveal a miniature bikini. Dave clods into the pool area wearing a suit and tie. He soon strips down to swim trunks. Everyone gets into the election spirit, making posters for their favorite candidates. Tara thinks that, if Alex and Amy win, all hell would break loose. Dave tells Amy that he truly hopes she will win. But he gives Keith questions to ask Amy during the debate to embarrass her. That night, Scott serves as moderator for the debate. The guys are up first. Dave pledges that he will consider everyone's opinions about who to trust. The floor is opened to questions, and Keith asks Alex whether he knew about the cheating that went on during Casino Night. Alex owns up to it. But he complains that, although everyone knew what he and Kristin did, they all still wanted his money. It only became an issue after the vote-off. Kristin wants to know how Dave will handle the pressures of being King amidst all his childish behavior. Dave thinks it's ironic that the label is put upon him when he's the least immature of the group. Alex displays a poster that charts the fun that has occurred over the weeks they have been in Paradise. It was "scary fun" when they first got there, but slid to only "average" amounts of fun in the following weeks. After Amanda left, the fun level burst back up to "scary." Since then, the fun has dropped significantly. Now the fun is at the "we don't know" stage. Alex vows to bring the fun level back up to a point where "it's so scary, you're afraid for your life." Dave tells everyone that there is something more important than fun. He plans to build relationships based on respect, rather than on the rivalry between Originals and Newcomers. The girl candidates are up next. Alex questions Tara about Beau. She made it seem like she didn't want Beau to leave, but then gave Dave her money to kick him out. Tara explains that she handed over her money to Dave without knowing what his plans were. Keith asks Amy about her grudge against him. Amy says that she won't change what she's said in the past because it would make her inconsistent. Tara claims to be "real," and she pulls the socks from her bra to prove it. Amy's campaign slogan is "Keep it real and have fun." Everyone casts their votes in the ballot box. Alex marks down himself and Tara. Amy writes down the same selections, choosing not to vote for herself. At the Paradise Disco, Host Amanda announces that Tara is the new Queen. As she is crowned with flowers, Charla cries. Dave is named the King of Paradise. He hugs Charla. Alex looks bummed. Host Amanda informs them that they will have privileges only befitting royalty. Tara will be saved from elimination. King Dave and Queen Tara must choose one of the girls to check out of Paradise. Everyone is shocked when they find out that the roommate selection will occur the following night. Champagne is poured while everyone dances. Tom and Desiree get down on the floor. Amy pulls some of her cheerleading moves as Kristin ponies up to Dave. Dave knows that they are all kissing his ass to save themselves. Charla notes that suddenly everyone likes Dave. He tells her that he already knows who he will evict. But Charla says that he made a campaign promise to speak for the entire group. Charla discusses Tara with Keith. She thinks Tara is the weak link in their plan. Tara had told Keith that she wants to ally with him the way Kristin did with Alex. He prepares what he will say to Tara in response. Keith knows that he owes Dave and Charla for protecting him all these weeks. He will not go against them. Charla wants to be one of the last original girls standing. She thinks it's funny that no one realizes that she and Dave have formed a strong alliance. However, she really likes rooming with Keith. Meanwhile Scott and Holly snuggle in their bed. She asks him who he wants off. Scott doesn't give an answer. Holly just might be the one to leave. The next morning, Tara is still overwhelmed that she was crowned Queen. Keith is happy for her, and picks her up in glee. "Things are going to get ugly," he confesses. Kristin is pissed that "they win everything." Alex and Amy listen to Kristin's rant, but neither one admits that they actually voted for Tara. Alex wants to tell Charla off because she is boring and doesn't ever leave her room. He also hates Keith, and calls him a dumb model. Alex can't understand why the others have the power to send him home each week. "This is not Paradise!" Alex screams. Dave comes to Tara to discuss their new entitlement. "We know what we're gonna do," he says. Tara, however, has other ideas. "I want Charla gone," she says bluntly. Dave is shocked. Fortunately, Tara is kidding. Dave sighs with relief. They plan to not meet with anyone so that there will be less suspicion. But Alex is already suspicious. He asks Keith if Dave and Tara have talked to him. Alex thinks it's weird that they are not basing their decision on everyone's feelings. Keith warns Dave that Alex is poking around. He advises him to approach each person. Yet Dave wants them all to come to him. It's not a majority vote. It's his vote. Dave finally does approach, and says that everyone else already told him who they want out. Alex won't answer that, but says that he has a problem with some who don't partake in group activities. Dave is not bothered by that sentiment. He promises that he will do what is best for the 6 or 7 people who voted for him. Alex doesn't think that is democratic. Dave is supposed to represent everyone. Yet Dave feels like he only owes the people who picked him. Right before the bedroom selection, Amy goes to Dave and Tara. She tells them that she is not happy anymore. She misses Zack. Tara tries to convince her that Zack would want her to stay. (Zack's not dead!) "Nothing is worth my happiness," Amy laments. "Take me out tonight. I'm ready." Dave says that they will carefully consider her request because she is someone he cares about. Amy hugs them both and asks them to grant her this favor. "Yeah! I'm going home tonight!" she says as she skips out happily. "This sucks really bad," Tara sighs to Dave. Host Amanda presents the King and Queen to their subjects. However, there are more surprises in store. Dave and Tara will room together for the next week. They will also have to quickly calculate who will room with whom. Dave and Tara go up to the Harem Room to deliberate. Tara already has her sights set on Kristin. "You cheat, you lie, you're out," she tells Dave. They decide that making Amy mad will only cause her to want to leave later on. "This is, by far, the biggest shakeup ever," Dave says to Tara after they make their final choices. The pair comes out quickly with the results. Dave tells Tom that he worked out so well with Desiree that they put them back together again. The royals feel that Keith needs a change, so they select Holly for him. Holly is relieved that she's not getting kicked out. Alex was the most difficult decision. They give him Charla. Kristin and Amy walk over to Scott, the only remaining guy. Scott holds both their hands. Amy seems confident that she is the one going home. Kristin squirms. The King and Queen decree that Scott's roommate will be Amy. She is angry. "That was supposed to be me," she says. "I don't want to be here anymore. That's not fair." Tara explains that she only came to them five minutes before the shuffle. Dave makes it clear that the decision was on behalf of the entire group. Amy is frustrated, and keeps saying that she doesn't want to be there. Amy asks Host Amanda to let her go in Kristin's place. Unfortunately, even if Amy decides to leave, Kristin will still get the boot. Kristin attempts to rationalize with Amy. Everyone else begs Amy not to go. She cries. "Zack wants you to stay. You know he wants you to finish this out," Kristin says. Amy finally agrees. She weeps as she hugs Kristin goodbye. But Kristin is perfectly calm. She says that she has been there a long time and has seen a lot of people go. "It sucks each time," she sighs. Kristin could tell by the looks on Dave and Tara's faces that she would be the one. "They were smart in getting rid of me," Kristin says as she checks out. -paradiseonfox.commoreless

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