Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Review: Most Eligible Dallas comes to finale, finally
Courtney and Matt kiss, but an interview reveals that they're not changing their Facebook statuses yet.
After eight episodes of Most Eligible Dallas, a reality show on Bravo featuring six Dallas coeds, center-of-attention couple Courtney Kerr and Matt Nordgren finally – finally – locked lips. They've been best friends for years but have never dated.
“They just need to screw,” said Drew Ginsburg, the show's only gay cast member, at the beginning of the episode. Fellow cast member Glenn Pakulak seconded him, later saying Matt was in the “bone zone” with Courtney.
Courtney and Matt didn't take it that far, but they did kiss. And that's all you're gonna get on Most Eligible Dallas: No commitment, definitely no engagements, and no overnight stays, at least not on camera. Nearly everyone on the show ended up single in the finale, just like they started. Besides, how would they be the most eligible in Dallas if they weren't in fact available?
Before the Courtney and Matt got hot 'n' heavy in the hot tub, however, there were more hearts to be broken. Drew invited his ex-boyfriend Cody out for a bite, quickly apologizing that he'd kissed another guy at a bar in last week's episode. Drew's had a tough time with love, and it seemed that maybe he could win this one. But no, Cody told that cheater how it goes: “I really don't want to be around you,” he said. Then he got up and walked out of the restaurant and out of Drew's life. (Dramatic? Just wait.)
Next we see Courtney and Matt at a hotel at Possum Kingdom Lake, not far from a plot of land where Matt and his family members want to build a “compound.” The two ride horses through Matt's family's pasture, then watch the sunset, pausing for a few head-on-his-shoulder camera shots. (See photo at top.) After making s'mores over a campfire, they snuggled up in a hot tub, ending the night with a few kisses.
Adrift Float Spa: Tara and Courtney strip down to bikinis for a salt bath
Hotel at Possum Kingdom Lake: Matt and Courtney stay (in separate rooms) while they visit Matt's “compound.”
Chef Point Cafe in Watauga: Tara and Jody have a gas station dinner.
LaGrange in Deep Ellum: Neill and her band Kitty Lala perform.
“No matter what ends up happening with us, there's never been a woman in my life that makes me as happy as you do,” Matt said. That's sweet, until you think about what he's really saying: Just so's you know, I think you're hot and stuff, but you aren't my girlfriend.
A 30-minute segment of Watch What Happens Live with Courtney and Matt, which aired Monday after the finale, confirmed that the two are not currently together. Host Andy Cohen took a guess: They hooked up, and then Matt screwed up. Yup, said Courtney. Matt denied.
Back to the show, blond bombshell Tara Harper, who's been engaged four times but never married, went out with radio DJ Jody Dean again, this time to Chef Point Cafe in Watauga. The restaurant is perfect for a reality show about fancy Texans: It's a fine-dining establishment ... wait for it ... inside a gas station. “Jody's eating escargot underneath a neon beer sign!” Tara said, but later revealed that the food was great. Though they're allegedly in love, Tara found out at the end of the episode that Jody's still married. Boom! We knew it wouldn't last.
The two other cast members on Most Eligible Dallas, Glenn and Neill Skylar, faded out in the finale just as quickly as they came in. Glenn's moving. Single mom and singer Neill Skylar performed at LaGrange in Deep Ellum. Neither seem to be setting themselves up for a place on another season, if there will be one.
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