I wonder if, when the producers decided to make the women repeat the already-annoying events, they realized the events would become more irritating because of the addition of "you go, girlfriend!" being yelled many times.
Next up, the skeet-shooting. Yes, it was someone's brilliant idea to make five women who have clearly never fired a rifle in their lives compete in a skeet-shooting competition. As lame as it sounds on paper, watching it was even worse, and by "even worse" I mean "even way more worse than you can ever imagine it being." Out of thirty shots, only three targets were hit. Andrea, Karen, and Rebekah came up with goose eggs, Sissie hit one target, and Cecile hit two (which is, incidentally, more targets hit by hunter/state trooper Doug). It's okay, though, because Sissie didn't want to shoot more targets because she loves Brent so very, very much. After winning, Cecile starts flexing her muscles and Will starts doing an annoying "raise the roof" routine. In an interview, Will makes this ridiculous statement: "I know she was a big-time gamer, so I knew she'd be ready for it," as though Cecile's victory wasn't completely due to luck. Her dowry's up to $16,000.
Then we get a stupid screen with giant letters announcing the Current Score, which is Andrea: 1 and Cecile: 1, and I don't really think that was necessary. We're talking three events and two of them are done. Was there anybody saying, "How many events has Cecile won? Seven?"
Anyway, the last event is the goddamn fish toss. Unlike the men's competition, the women are given protective overcoats. Unlike the men, the women will keep having fish thrown to them until they drop one. And this time Santagati doesn't bother paying lip service to the fish being donated to charity. Rebekah goes first. She catches three fish. Sissie, up next, catches four fish. Andrea manages only three. Karen's up next, and she turns out to be the Pele of fish catching. As she catches fish after fish, she tells us in an interview: "They're heavy, they're cold, they're slimy, and they're disgusting and stinky." She earns a well-deserved round of applause from the men for catching twenty-three fish. Cecile's the last to go, and as such, she's accompanied by the requisite dramatic music. But she only manages to catch nine fish, so Karen does a little dance as her dowry is bumped up to $8,000. Sissie doesn't mind, because she didn't want... ["Okay, Daniel. We get it." -- Wing Chun]
Now, of course, Santagati realizes that there's a three-way tie among Andrea, Cecile, and Karen for the overall winner. You'd think they'd have thought this might be a possibility, since there are five bachelorettes and they only did three events, but whatever. "So what are we going to do?" asks Santagati, as though he has some great twist to reveal or some new crazy event. The solution -- which I GUARANTEE was made up on the spot -- is to do the fish toss again. Yes. Again. We have to watch ANOTHER DAMN FISH TOSS because this show is so bush league. Although I love the look on Karen's face when she finds out she has to do it again.