But, surprise, surprise - that wasn’t some long-locked hot brunette locking lips with Megsie. It wasn’t Elora getting hot and heavy in a billabong.
Nup - it was Canadian Thomas.
And, yep - he did NOT deserve to be sucking face with Jake’s gal.
Yep, you heard me. And yep - I’ve done a complete 360 since earlier this season when I had serious beef with Jake for the way he played Flo. But here’s the thing - I’ve grown to actually quite like him. And I feel totally sorry for him that he’s now lost his lady to some dude with a man bun.
Especially as it was some dude with a man bun who WAS. VOTED. OUT.
Last night we said tat-taa to him. And for good reason. The dude had an opportunity with no fewer than THREE ladies with his date card and none - not a ONE - of them decided to take him up on the offer.
Instead he was left frolicking in a milk bath with Jarrod, Apollo and Sam. And while watching the four of them fanny about in a tub full of lactose gave me all sorts of feelings (seriously, was it just me? It was hot, right?!), surely it says something that not one lady decided they wanted to keep him around at Sunday’s rose ceremony?
I also think it says something for Eden’s character that Elora decided to keep him around - even though he played some low-down, dirty trick on her by leaving that fake note from American Jared.
Cut to later in last night’s episode, and there’s Leah and Elora snuggled up with Eden on the couch. They’ve obviously got ZERO beef with him. And the producers were CLEARLY behind that little stunt.
They want him there - we all want him there. So how come Thomas is back?
I’ll tell you why - Megan had a little word in her producer’s ears. And goddam it, Ten’s finances aren’t going great guns, and, damn me, if they weren’t going to get some serious bang for their buck out of their non-refundable economy class return airfares from Toronto.
Don’t get me wrong - I’m all for spicing things up. And I’m already loving Rachel and that Other Chick Who’s Name I Forget’s appearance in Paradise.
But can you NOT bring Thomas back at the expense of Jake? His poor little face when he saw them together! Brutal.
I know - I don’t understand why I feel this way either. But I do. And Megan - you really shouldn’t have gone in for that underwater grope fest.
I never thought I’d say this - but Jake deserves better.