All right, since no else would stoop to starting a thread on this predictable sillyness let me take one for the team. My wife and I watched it for a few minutes the first night it was on and got hooked. My guilty pleasure to be sure. Actually the body language of the girls and guy are quite fun to watch. Starting with 25 girls and one lucky guy - can we say fantasy here! - he has to eliminate the unworty until he gets to choose one. The girl of his dreams -the prettiest, the most talented - the most polished - the potential mother of his children. Who am I trying to kid. He gets to pick the girl that makes him feel most like a man. And the one he would least want as a wife. If you have followed the series you know that Alex, the lucky bachelor, gets to date a series of attractive and talented women. He also gets the dirty task of kicking 24 our of bed. Both figuratively and literally. From the first winnowing to 15 women, it seemed obvious who he was going to choose and even why he chose some of the women who would not be around. Tonight he kicked out Shannon. A beautiful brunette, but a woman who seemed to threaten Alex by her directness. As a couple they looked awesome, but Alex chose the easy route. He has been hot for Trista from the beginning, and a look at her in a bikini shows why. She has been quite reserved toward Alex and I don't think she has bought into him or this concept. But it is a game and as long as she gets to stay around it is fun. From the beginning Amanda, a silicon enhanced shapely blond has been a front runner. Alex you are so obvious. The show sends Alex and Amanda on a date to New York City. At dinner the producer hands them a card. Would they like to forgo their individual accomodation and share an individual suite. Ya think! Amanda can hardly get out of her chair fast enough and we are informed that a good time was had by both. Show over. Well except that Alex has to take Shannon Skiing and Trista to Hawaii. Shannon is no dummy. She knows that there are probably three identical letters and does not spare Alex her consternation. Alex, this women tells it to you straight. She is not a sprinter, but if you were to develop a relationship she would be an endurance runner. Never mind. She is too smart for Alex. Alex is one of the dumbest lucky bastards - err maybe lucky dumb bastard. Next week we get the final surprise decision. Oh please. Amanda stay and spend the night. Trista, by!