As soon as we get back from commercial, Daniel’s meeting with the astrologer, who’s got printouts of Daniel’s charts and whatnot. He’s not fucking around! Daniel’s skeptical mostly because he’s had other readings done, and those astrologers told him he’d end up alone. That’s not a fun answer to hear. So he’s waiting to hear the same from this dude.
This dude (Christopher Renstrom) fakes us out with a “That person wasn’t wrong!” comment, which is a shitty thing to do. But then he explains that the presence of Saturn in the chart means that Daniel’s got to suffer through some heartbreak before he can learn to trust. Love is coming, no worries! Well, phew. And that’s about all the patience I have for this stuff today!
Casting time! You know how it goes–Patti, Rachel, and Destin call up a bunch of women and pick them apart in hopes of finding some decent picks to mingle at the mixers. Her ombre is starting to look a little better in this lighting, but I still don’t love it.
We meet the new recruiter, a buxom blonde named Mara. She drags in Samm (hate the extra M), a medical distributor or something. They don’t love her caftan dress thingie, which contains a body-con dress underneath, which they DO love. She’s in, for Daniel. So is Lindsay, a speech pathologist from Alabama. She’s also in for Daniel.
Cody is a teeny tiny thing with horrible A-Ha hair. Patti thinks she’s great, she’s just got to majorly condition before the mixer tomorrow. Carrie is a receptionist who hates her job–the perfect golddigger for a rich buffoon. She’s blond, though, like Brian’s ex. Maybe not a match. Jady may be a match for Brian, if she removes the poodle look to her hair. (She looks fine.)
There’s some supposed-to-be-provocative chatter with Ryan, a former Penthouse pet. Patti tells Ryan to be naughty. Ryan takes it too far (talking about how British men love spankings because of the British school system) and Patti salivates over the naughtiness. Blech.
They got new cameramen or editors for this show, didn’t they? When the girls enter the mixer, there are all these quick cuts matched with slo-mo shots of the girls walking down the stairs. There are non-grainy close-ups that are artsy rather than reality TV. We saw similar camera work with close-ups on Daniel playing poker earlier. Huh. (*thoughtful panda*)
Also, are Patti’s eyes bluer this season? How’d that happen? It doesn’t look fake.
Brian and Daniel meet up behind the scenes with Patti gets the girls ready. Brian explains how he’s looking for wife #2. Daniel finds this #2 concept puzzling, preferring instead to refer to women by their names. Well, sure, if there’s actually a wife #2 in the picture! We’re still talking conceptually, and Mrs. Holloway #2, conceptually, doesn’t have a name yet! I appreciate the chivalry of his comment, but it was misguided.