Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels: Episode 8 Recap (Page 1/2)
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
On this week's Rock of Love Bus, the drama that started the season out with a bang (or rather a tossed drink), has finally returned. Thank goodness! As I said last week, for a show with this much potential for insanity and drama, Rock of Love Bus has been somewhat of a snooze fest--and Bret still hasn't found love. If a season is going to unsuccessful in finding Bret a "Rock of Love" -- it better be damn entertaining.

For the eighth episode of Rock of Love Bus, Bret is taking the remaining seven ladies to Panama City, "The Redneck Riviera." At least most of the girls should feel at home. Since there are so few girls left, the Blue Bus is abandoned in Alabama and everyone moves on to the Pink Bus. No one is pleased with this change. The Pink Bus is worried the lameness of the Blue Bus will spread to their Pink mobile mansion, while the ladies of the Blue Bus are upset they are going to have to deal with the over-the-top antics of the Pink Bus 24-7. If the producers of Rock of Love Bus really loved us and the drama, they would have made this change weeks ago.
When the girls arrive in Panama City they can't wait to slip into itty-bitty bikinis and relax on the beach, but Bret has a different plan. While he is still all for the tiny bikinis he's decided to test the girls' maternal instincts. To this end, Bret has rounded up about a dozen kids, fed them ridiculous amounts of sugar and unleashed them upon the hotel pool with water balloons. The girls are tasked to take care of the kids and make sure they don't drown or run around the pool, all while Bret  and Big John spy from a nanny-cam upstairs.

While at first I thought this would be a total disaster, it turns out almost all of the remaining contestants are moms and only Jamie, Farrah, and Mindy aren't parents already. Most surprising is crazy girl Ashley, is amazing with the kids. And Ashley's not just fun, though she does let the kids destroy her signature blonde-beehive with a water balloon; when one of the kids wandered off and walked to a hot tub unattended--Ashley was the only girl to notice. Bret is especially impressed that Ashley is so good with kids and such a good multi-tasker: looking hot in a bikini and watching after kids, in Bret's book that equals multi-tasking.

It wasn't just Bret who was impressed with Ashley's babysitting skills, the kids who are voting to decide who wins a sexy date with Bret (words eight-year-olds really shouldn't be saying out loud), are all about Ashley. While some of the kids also like Penthouse Pet Taya, Ashley easily takes the maternal instincts challenge. Ashley and Bret will have a solo date tomorrow, but tonight Bret takes all the ladies out on a group date to a Coyote Ugly Saloon. Beverly has once again decided to drink herself into an oblivion, even before they get to the bar. The not exactly teetotaling Farrah is even shocked by Beverly's drinking, saying to her: "Listen your liver just called me, and it wants you to stop drinking like that." Unfortunately, even a phone call from her liver won't stop Beverly's drinking and she is not a nice drunk. While all the other girls doubtlessly get trashed, they just make out with each other, while Beverly has proven to make out with drummers and become super aggressive.

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--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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