The stakes have changed on ABC’s “Bachelor Pad.”
The Jake Pavelka/Vienna Girardi drama that had fans tuning into the ABC reality competition is over – Jake has left the building.
Former “Bachelor” Jake was the contestant eliminated as the show returned on Monday, ending a weeklong suspense created when the show faded to black abruptly last week.
“Although we had a chance to do something really big tonight, really special, [it] just didn’t happen,” Jake told the remaining contestants. “I think you’re sending the wrong guy home.”
Jake then threw in a little suggestion, hinting that those remaining in the house should take out Vienna and her new boyfriend, Kasey Khal.
“I want to encourage everybody, if you want a shot to win, you’re gonna have to step up and do the right thing and start taking out the power couples and you know which ones you need to start with,” he said.
The former “Bachelor” then offered some words for his ex-fiancee, telling Vienna, “My apologies, my heart, forgiven.”
As for Kasey, he was thrilled to have Jake out of the house.
“Jake’s gone, the devil’s gone,” he said. “It’s frickin’ awesome!”
”[There’s] just [a] euphoric sensation, just all over my body,” he continued.
In the limousine, as he drove away, Jake got in the last word, explaining that he was glad to go.
“My main goal for coming to ‘Bachelor Pad,’ was to confront Vienna, talk to her, get things straightened out, work out some forgiveness in my heart and move on with my life,” he said. “I have done that. I wish I would’ve one a quarter of a million dollars, but some of the things that I’m seeing that you potentially have to do to win… it’s not enough money.
“I’m not sad because I’m not heartbroken,” he added. “The last time I left in a limousine I was heartbroken. This time, I’m kind of glad to be out of that (expletive) crazy house.”