I guess no one was really surprised when Mandy was eliminated on More to Love. The dates pretty much speak for themselves: Luke takes Tali snorkerling ("Don't be sorry for being so cute."), he takes Malissa to see penguins and dolphins at the Sea Life Park, and finally takes Mandy four-wheeling.
That date screams friends and probably sex, but when he takes both girls to private rooms while Mandy gets a boat-bed, it's quite clear that Mandy is not going to meet Luke's family.
Mandy hasn't exactly been the most perky contestant. She had a habit of whining that she just couldn't take Luke sort of dating other girls, so I still wasn't sure if she was on the right show or whether or not the premise of More to Love was explained to her properly.
Perhaps to Luke, the whininess of Mandy was still worse than Malissa's not being mother material (or someone who's in it for the long haul) or a probable culture clash with Tali's family.
Also, from the way Luke and Malissa talked, it seemed as though she may have turned the tables with him. After all, she confessed that he was the biggest guy he's ever dated. So now Luke is afraid that maybe Malissa might reject him? But above anything, the two seemed to have something genuine, both physical and otherwise, so that'll be something hard to beat.
On the other hand, Tali has that underdog charm, so some people are also rooting for her. On the next episode, Luke heads home with the girls to meet his parents, and he proposes to someone. But as we have seen on the Bachelor
saga, it isn't always simple as it sounds.
Catch the two-hour season finale of More to Love
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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