So last night I got to catch the most recent episode of Charm School With Riki Lake (Thou Shalt Put It Together)
and I must say, I was a little shocked at what went down. Shocked in how
humble one contestant was, and shocked at how the elimination ceremony
went as far as who is sent home.
This weeks challenge the girls are brought to a daycare for under
privileged children. They are divided into 2 separate teams, and are
given blue prints to set up a swing set for the children. Whomever
finishes putting their set together first will be void from expulsion
from Charm School.
No one wins the challenge due to the fact that no team was able to get
the entire set together (fear not though, the sets will be put up by
professionals afterward for the children).
After the long day of attempting to set up the set, Ricki takes all of
the remaining girls out to dinner to get to know them all a little
Everyone is actually behaving and having a nice conversation with
Ricki till K.O slides all of the attention on her with a sad story of
how her mother died while giving birth to her. Her story manages to pull
on the heart strings of Ricki, and many of the other girls in Charm
School. Some however are not as convinced as others, and frankly when
she said 'that's probably why I am so giving', was what really got me to
raise an eyebrow. At any rate, whatever her story is, it is sad, but
like some of the girls stated later on, there are too many
inconsistencies. (Details on this further on in recap)
After K.Os speech, Ricki then goes around and asks the girls
individually if they could pick anyone to win, besides themselves, who
would they pick.
Risky and BayBayBay both put in their votes for K.O (I guess her sad
story worked for them). K.O chooses Risky because she feels she has had a
similar hard life to hers. Britanya chooses Ashely, Ashley chooses
Britanya, Marcia oddly went with Bubbles, and Bubbles went with... uhm....errr... I tend to turn a deaf ear to what comes out of her mouth mostly.
After dinner the girls get drunk, and K.O really gets hammered. If you
tuned in last week you know that Marcia made a promise that while she
remained in Charm School she would not touch another alcoholic drink,
and if she did she would expel herself. She was doing excellent with her
word until the partying got going later that evening.
While sitting on the couch, K.O offers her a drink, and lies and says
it is cranberry juice. Marcia knew that the drink was more than just
juice, so she denies her and storms off.
In all honesty it was a pretty disgusting and foul move on K.O's part,
and immediately I thought she should have been expelled for trying to
get Marcia to drink. Joke or not, there is nothing funny about it.
Later that same night K.O begins to complain about heart pains, and
tells the other girls that her mom died of heart problems, and that she
too had heart problems. The girls immediately are confused now, because
earlier at dinner she told them all her mom died during child birth. Me
thinks someone is hiding something? Hmmm...
The next morning K.O checks herself into the hospital due to the chest
pains, while the remaining girls chat about K.O possibly pulling B.S
lies on Ricki and themselves.
Later on BayBayBay brings this to Ricki's attention, and states that
if Ricki feels that she should go home over any of the other girls, she
is okay with that. Bad move! Yikes.
Afterward though, you know that BayBayBay is safe because she was not voted in for discussion.
During the voting of whom would be up on the chopping block, many of
the girls choose K.O to be up for discussion due to her inconsistent
stories. Risky and Marcia are also chosen for discussion.
Ricki cannot make up her mind, so she decided to ask BayBayBay if she
is still willing to offer herself for elimination to save one of the
girls up for elimination. Man, it was a sucky move on Ricki's part, and
BayBayBay says yes, and offers herself up for elimination. It was
honestly a bold move, but dayum that girl was put up on the spot...and
frankly I don't think she got to think things through before it all
happened the way it did. Maybe she forgot, that these girls were
competing for $100,000!?!?!?
Anyhow, as she is saying her goodbyes, K.O gives her a hug, and is crying, and offers her, her pin so she can stay.
So who stays? Who goes? Does K.O give up her pin to save BayBayBay, or does BayBayBay take the high road?
The episode was left with the big ole' To Be Continued...
I imagine BayBayBay will walk, but in all honesty I hope she stays.
She is one hell of a beautiful strong woman, and I would like to see her
take this competition all the way to the win.