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NBC has canceled the courtship moving it to USA Network with the coveted space of…
23:00 the Wednesdays.
Pudding: I have sent the executive who made that decision a gift from my sandbox.
Don’t worry, we’re still going to recap it.
We open with Nicole having a cup of coffee in bed, where she is joined by Mrs. Cleary and Mrs. Baker. They read The Daily Tea and learn that the men will be playing cricket. They then ponder the rules of cricket (which they confuse with polo).
Editor’s Note: Look at that house bombing those poor people!
Only one of the suitors, Mr. Mumbray, is English and thus knows the rules of cricket. Nicole and Mrs. Baker are team captains and choose their team.
Mr. Edwards dryly notes that, possibly unknowingly, Mrs. Baker’s team has taken the initiative.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Cleary is chatting with Mr. Saffa and seems very bored.
He admits to Mrs. Cleary that Nicole is not his usual type and that he normally likes blondes. He also says that he hasn’t had time alone with a pretty girl in “quite a while”. Later, Mrs. Clearly tells Mrs. Baker that Mr. Saffa was flirting with her. No woman is impressed with him.
After the game, Nicole visits Captain Kim and Mr. Castronovo interrupts them. He tells her that he weighed 100 pounds when he was a teenager and that he was always picked last for sports. Nicole feels bad that he was picked last for cricket.
Captain Kim calls Mr. Castronovo a “Broken Gaston”.
Back at the house, Nicole meets her court. Mrs. Cleary tells Nicole about how Mr. Saffa was flirting with her.
At the same time, at the suitors’ quarters, Mr. Saffa admits to the other boys that he is interested in Mrs. Cleary.
Then Mrs. Cleary drops the bombshell that she asked if she could meet Nicole and he said no.
Pudding: If you’re going to be a scoundrel at least be a smart a. My word.
The next day, Nicole invites Mr. Holland out on a one-on-one date. They ride horses and there is a lot of laughter as they struggle to mount their horses, and then the horses just roam where they please.
They later have a picnic and Mr. Holland tells her that he has a one-year-old daughter. Nicole says that she absolutely wants to have children and that she could see being with someone who already has a child. They kiss.
Then it’s time for the farewell dance. Mr. Chapman, Mr. Shanklin, Mr. King, Mr. Saffa and Mr. Castronovo are all on the dance card.
Nicole refuses to even dance with Mr. Saffa and tells him that she knows he is not here for her. She says that she knows he has a crush on Mrs. Cleary and feels bad for her because he sent someone home last week when he wasn’t interested in her.
He replies, “I appreciate your time.”
Pudding: Do you think this was a job interview?
Then, on his way out, he approaches Mrs. Cleary and asks, “Is it possible that I…?”
“You don’t need to talk to her,” Nicole says firmly.
Pudding: Give him a slap, woman!
Mrs. Baker then grabs his arm and says, “We can just walk you out the door,” and literally drags him out the door.
Inexplicably, Mr. Saffa begins to cry. “Nobody has a testimony without having been proven. I’ve met some great guys and ultimately I hope they find what they’re looking for.”
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Pudding: He’s angry?
The dance resumes and Nicole says that Mr. Chapman needs to focus more on her and less on the competitions. She tells Mr. Shanklin that she feels that they have more friendship and that they need to see if they can find love. She tells Mr. Castronovo that they need to find her passion.
Then it’s Mr. King’s turn and it’s apparent he’s going home. Everyone cries (remember he recently lost both his mother and his brother).
Mrs. Remy says, “This young man has had so much tragedy in his life and it breaks my heart.”
Nicole and Mr. King hug. He tells her that meeting her gave him the ability to believe that there is someone for him.
Nicole’s sister hugs her as Mr. King leaves.
Nine suitors remain, but Mr. Edwards announces a surprise. There is a knock at the door and two new suitors enter.
And that’s tonight’s episode. You’re watching?