'The Bachelor' star Jake Pavelka eliminates three more bachelorettes
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/19/2010
Jake Pavelka fulfilled one bachelorette's request to cut her loose on a group date and subsequently sent two more packing at the Rose Ceremony during last night's The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love broadcast on ABC.
Michelle Kujawa, a 26-year-old office manager from Anaheim, CA, was eliminated during the group date before Elizabeth Kitt, a 29-year-old nanny from Imperial, NE, and Valishia Savage, a 32-year-old homemaker from Carlsbad, CA, were ousted during the episode's Rose Ceremony.
"I'm upset. I'm a little disappointed," opined Elizabeth after her ouster.
"I felt like there was a connection. I just feel like I have an idea of who he is and what kind of man he is and I felt like we were advancing as a couple. It hurt my feelings, of course it hurt my feelings. I don't know. What's done is done."
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love's third episode began with host Chris Harrison explaining to the 12 remaining bachelorettes that there would be two one-on-one dates and one group date over the course of the next week. There would be a rose up for grabs during each -- and if the bachelorettes on the one-on-one dates failed to receive a rose, she would be ousted immediately.
Vienna, a 23-year-old marketing representative from Sanford, FL, then learned she'd be accompanying Jake on the week's first one-on-one date.
"Vienna seems like the life of the party. She's very blunt, she's very honest about her intentions. She's intense," said Jake.
"I've never dated anybody quite like that. Vienna is a little bit out of my comfort zone. But on this journey I want to take risks and date women that I may not normally date."
Jake picked Vienna up on a motorcycle and the two arrived at the house where he's staying to talk. They were then picked up by a helicopter, which landed on a bridge in the San Gabriel Mountains. She learned they would be bungee jumping off the Bridge to Nowhere and -- needless to say -- she was nervous.
Jake was also nervous, however they both overcame their fears and made the leap together. That night they enjoyed wine and dinner, and Jake said he felt the date brought them "a lot closer." The two kissed.
"One thing I know about Vienna is she is absolutely here for the right reasons," said Jake in a confessional. "She seems to for the most part wear her heart on her sleeve. I just want to make sure that Vienna is in a place in her life where she can handle a relationship."
Jake discussed what he was looking for in a woman, and Vienna explained what she's looking for in a man. After a dip in the hot tub and some more conversation, Jake gave Vienna the date's rose -- meaning she'd be safe at the upcoming elimination ceremony.
"The rose that I received tonight means that he wants to be with me. He wants to get to know me better and he wants to spend more time with me. I'm on cloud Jake right now," said Vienna.
"We had a few little pecks here and there, real sweet and innocent kisses. Then we had a couple real passionate kisses. I can't describe it in words. I'm having the best time of my life. Jake's my Prince Charming."
The next morning, Elizabeth, Michelle, Corrie, a 23-year-old wardrobe consultant from Kissimmee, FL; Ali Fedotowsky, a 25-year-old advertising account manager from Williamstown, MA; Tenley Molzahn, a 25-year-old college admissions representative from Newberg, OR; Ashleigh, a 25-year-old account manager from North Potomac, MD; Jessie, a 25-year-old cosmetic sales manager from Oakville, Ontario; and Kathryn, a 25-year-old corporate flight attendant from Lexington, KY accompanied Jake on the week's group date.
"I really, really wanted that one-on-one time with him," opined Michelle.
The eight women then met Jake at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City. Jon joked around with the ladies before explaining they would performing stand-up in his club.
Back at the house Ella Nolan, a 30-year-old hair stylist from Lafollette, TN, learned she'd be accompanying Jake on the final one-on-one date.
"It's finally my turn," she said. "I am so excited to get to know him. I am a mom, and I have a lot of questions. He has to meet my standards -- not just me meeting his. I'm really, really excited."
At the comedy club, Ashleigh broke down before the routines even started because she was so nervous. Jake tried to calm her down by giving her a joke before Jon revealed they also be performing in front of a live studio audience. Jake was impressed as all the ladies did well -- except for Elizabeth, who made some jokes in poor taste, and Michelle, whose humor didn't resonate with the audience.
The date continued that night and Jake spent some alone time with each of the bachelorettes, beginning with Tenley.
"I was married," she told him. "He left me. He had an affair with another women. It will never be something that I forget because it was somebody who I gave my heart to."
In addition, Tenley revealed that he ex-husband was the only man she's ever "been with" and said she still "believes" in marriage. Jake and Tenley also kissed.
"If anything, it makes me like her more and kind of respect the situation that she was put into by her ex-husband, because that's tough," said Jake in a confessional. "I felt really bad that someone like her with a heart of gold was put through something like that."
Ashleigh then spent some time with Jake and expressed that "the girls were so upset" to learn that he gave Vienna a rose.
"They were livid -- myself included -- saying if that's they type of girl that you're looking for, than I may not be right for you because I have nothing in common with her," said Ashleigh.
"What is it about Vienna that I'm not seeing?" he asked.
Ashleigh said it had a lot to do with Vienna "gushing" about her "intimate moments" with Jake.
"That doesn't make me happy that she did that," said Jake, who added in a confessional that he's come to realize Vienna is the "controversial figure" in the house.
Back at the house, the girls were confronting Vienna. While Gia, a 26-year-old swimsuit model from New York, NY, said she was the only one who stuck up for Vienna, she added that was no longer that case. Vienna responded by calling the other girls "fake."
"I look at Vienna differently now," said Gia. "She's dangerous."
Ali also took her one-on-one time on the group date to discuss Vienna, and Michelle didn't understand why the other girls weren't spending their alone time with Jake talking about another girl. She expressed that to the others on the group date.
"It's about me, I'm here to honestly find love and get married," she said, adding it felt like Ali was "attacking" her. Michelle then got up and walked away.
"We're all in this situation. Michelle saying what she said, I think she really doesn't need a husband -- she needs a therapist first," said Elizabeth in a confessional. "She needs some help."
Jake then spent some one-on-one time with Michelle, and she explained she's "honestly" there for "love."
"Honestly I feel like I'm the only person who's here really, truly for that reason," she told Jake. "I really, really, really want a husband. It's hard for me being here."
Michelle explained when she packed her bags and threatened to leave earlier in the competition it was because she was unsure if Jake felt the same way as her.
"Would it be awkward if I asked if I could kiss you?" she said. "To see if I really feel something for me?"
The two then kissed, which the other girls on the date saw. However Michelle wasn't satisfied.
"You've got to give me something more than that," she told Jake. "Are you kidding? That was nothing."
"I'm almost ready for this night to be over," replied Jake with his head down."I just want to go home. I need to digest."
"I understand how you're feeling and I will tell you something," replied Michelle.
"I can't stay. I really want to stay Jake, I really do. I feel that we do have a connection, but to spend this time with you and not be able to really kiss you hurts me."
"You decided once that you were going to pack your bags and leave and then you did it again tonight," he said.
"If you want me to stay I will stay," she replied.
"Michelle, I think it would be better if you did leave," he said.
"I just can't believe you're doing it," she said. "I really didn't think it was going to be this way. This is stupid."
Michelle then revealed to the other girls that she was leaving.
"I came here to find a man and get married, and everybody felt -- certain people felt -- that I was the girl," she said on the street.
"He kicked me to the curb. I had no clue. I wanted to kiss him. He gave me a kiss like a peck. What is that all about? You stay in the house two weeks and spend time with somebody that you hope that you would marry. Jake's not for me. He's not for me."
Jake added in a confessional that he really felt like he "made the right decision."
"And that made it easy," he said. "Michelle says that more than anybody here, she wants to be in love. But love is a two-way street. She knows she wants to be in love, but she doesn't know how to get there."
With the date coming to a close, Jake revealed he was not going to be giving out a rose.
"I feel like I just kind of need some time," he said.
The next morning Jake picked up Ella for their date via helicopter.
"Since I have the whole day with Jake, I am going to let him know the person that I am, the woman that I am, the mother that I am," she said in a confessional. "I want him to know everything about me."
Back at the house, Vienna revealed that she spent the night in her room alone due to the previous day's confrontation.
"I really want to sincerely apologize to all of you," she said to the other bachelorettes. "I'm not going to be different -- I'm going to be me still -- but I'm going respect who each of you are and how you feel and what I decide to say and not to say. I'm just really sorry."
While Gia appreciated the apology, Ali expressed her displeasure with the fact that Vienna returned from her one-on-one date.
"I came here to apologize and that's what I'm trying to do," said Vienna.
"I'm sorry girls, I hope I can just be honest with you Vienna, but everyone in this room felt the need to walk away from a situation with you because you've talked so badly about other people," said Ali, causing Vienna to cry.
Ella's date with Jake continued and they flew to San Diego's Sea World, which was closed just for them. Jake then gave Ella a birthday surprise, a visit from her son Ethan.
"I am so excited to see Ethan. There was nothing like it," she said.
The three of them enjoyed the rest of their day at Sea World.
"In a normal situation I would never let a man meet my son this early," said Ella in a confessional. "But seeing them together, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that he would make an unbelievable father."
While on a picnic lunch, Jake said he thought Ella might think it was too early for him to meet her son -- however she said the date was "perfect" so she could see how they interact.
"I feel an unbelievable connection with Jake and the fact that he thought enough about me to bring my son here today tells me that he is feeling that also," said Ella.
"I really don't think that he would bring Ethan and not be feeling that undeniable connection. That is something that none of the other girls can possibly even share with him... He looks like he can be Ethan's daddy."
After they left the park Ethan left and Jake presented Ella with the date's rose over dinner. The two also kissed.
"I am here for the long haul with Jake," she said. "I am not going anywhere. I am not even worried about it. I believe with all my heart that I'm going to be the last girl standing."
The next night, the cocktail party preceding the Rose Ceremony commenced so each of the bachelorettes would have one last chance to spend some time with Jake.
He first spent some time with Elizabeth, who wanted him to "be a man" and "hold true to his convictions" be respecting her wishes to not kiss her, which she expressed when they previously spent alone time. However she also asked if he was good at back rubs and physically flirted with him, promoting Jake to call her the "queen of mixed signals" in a confessional.
"I'm not supposed to kiss her, but physically she is all over me," he said.
Jake told Elizabeth that he felt she played "little games" with him. She was surprised.
"Do you want to kiss me?" he asked.
"I do want to kiss you," she said with a smile.
"You're very, very confusing," he continued. "You've got a lot of different sides. I don't really know... It's really funny."
"I don want to kiss you," she reiterated. "The reason it's hard is because I do have a jealous side."
"I feel like I've known people and couples that have elected not to kiss for spiritual reasons, and I don't think that's what it is with you," he said.
"No, it's not," she said.
"If somebody's just using that to tease, that's not right," he continued.
She immediately got defensive about being called a "tease." The two talked about the situation, and Jake said he was "confused." As Vienna approached them for her one-on-one time with Jake, Elizabeth told her to wait.
"I'm angry," said Elizabeth in a confessional. "Vienna did have a rose already so she didn't need to interrupt us. I didn't know if he needed me to kiss him tonight in order to give me a rose. I don't know. Our conversation was broken up. I wanted more time with him."
Elizabeth continued to vent and confronted Vienna once her alone time with Jake was over. Most of the other girls took Elizabeth's side, with Corrie calling it "messed" up what Vienna did. Ashleigh agreed that Vienna should have "backed off" and not been so "aggressive."
"I'm upset. I am not just vanilla. I am all different colors of the rainbow," said Elizabeth. "I'm not here because I'm desperate for a man. I can get a date any day of the week. I'm here to find love, and I don't understand why he's pressuring me to kiss him."
Unsatisfied, Elizabeth wanted some more alone time with Jake after explaining in a confessional that she's "very selective" and "could have had a husband by now" if she so choose.
"By the way, I'm still choosing him," she added. "He needs to remember that."
Elizabeth told Jake she was "upset" how things ended and asked if he needed a kiss to know how she really felt. He said that wasn't the case and reiterated that during the previous episode's group date he felt she "dangled it like a carrot."
"I wanted to kiss you since I met you I've just been withholding it because I want to see if something more can come," she explained.
"But that's not what you said," he responded. "You said, 'not until I have a ring.'"
"That was a bold statement from me. You could have agreed or disagreed or we could have had this conversation, and now we're having it," she said.
In a confessional, Jake said he thought Elizabeth was "scared" and wanted to "control the situation" so it would be "less painful" if she was eliminated.
"I would be really surprised and hurt and shocked if I didn't get a rose tonight," said Elizabeth in a confessional.
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love's third Rose Ceremony then commenced.
"This decision was horrible," said Jake to the bachelorettes. "I just really tried to let my heart lead."
In addition to Vienna, Jake gave a rose to Gia, Corrie, Tenley, Ali, Jessie, Kathryn, and Ashleigh.
"All I know is I put it all out there and I put my life on hold to be here and I'm not the woman he wants," said Valishia after her ouster.
"I came with a heart that was open to finding someone that would love me the way I would love them. But I'm used to things not going my way, and that's something I've learned to live with."
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love's next episode will air Monday, January 25 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.