Well, kids, it’s Hypnotoad again. Thankfully, this week’s ep wasn’t a recap episode, although I have to admit I was kind of looking forward to recapping that hot mess because I was going to do a rundown of all the winners of previous cycles versus who should have actually won. (Long story short, I only agree with about 2 of the winners.) Anyway, let’s get this sumbitch on the road, shall we?
This episode opens with this incredibly weird scene of each girl alone on the beach, pondering the competition, giving interviews about how they feel, which is intercut with flashbacks of what’s previously occurred. Maybe Ty-Ty’s not doing a recap episode this cycle due to budget cutbacks and this is supposed to replace it? This whole scene is just strange. Like, you can tell it’s set-up because none of the girls look natural.
“I want to win so ba — Are those manatees doing it?”
Like, there’s this intense music while the episode flashes back to hard times for each girl in the competition. Again, it’s pretty f**king strange.
“I *DO* get that not so fresh feeling someti — Are those sea turtles doing it?”
“This competition is so stressfu — I bet Tyra and Rob are doing it.”
“I know that bastard dolphin is out there somewhere, laughing at me . . .”
Then there’s another montage of the girls being all stressed out and all the fights and junk that have happened. What? Whatever. The girls get back to the house. Leila’s photo is up and then Leila gives what is hands freaking down the best interview since Aminat said, “I want this more than a fat kid wants cake.”:
Leila: “Kristen and Laura were in the bottom two, and I’m really sad that Kristin went home. I’m kidding. I’m so happy.”
HAHAHAHAHA! I love how she said it, too. Leila is my kind of girl. I would so be her friend. She goes on to say that Kristin made every effort to make her uncomfortable during the competition and she’s glad she’s gone. That was pretty diplomatic of Leila. She could have said sooo many more worse things about Kristin — who, I’ve gotta say, would deserve all of it — but she didn’t. I would not have taken that road, so good on ya, Leila.
Laura’s so stressed out and the girls are like, “Final four!” Nastasia interviews that she’s gonna fight for what she wants. Leila asks Kiara to share the Tyra suite with her. I like the idea of the Tyra suite, but since you don’t get to keep all the stuff (hopefully you can keep the makeup, though. I’m a dude, but I would think that using someone’s used makeup would be weird, am I right, ladies?), it’s kind of stupid. What? Something stupid in Cycle 19 of ANTM? Well, I’ll be.