We are down to the final four. The show opens with the tools in the kitchen and more Charm bashing. Geez. Does any think the reason that everything is about Charm is because they make it all about Charm? This time Stew is complaining that Charm doesn’t make breakfast everyone. The only one Charm would make breakfast for was Dre P. Maybe it was because Dre P. wasn’t constantly in his face. Ever think about that Stew? Wait a minute, he can’t think because he rubbed Charm the wrong way at the breakfast table and Charm choked him out for it. Ha! I am not saying that physical violence is acceptable, but I got tired of listening to Stew’s whining.
When the tools walked into the therapy room, there was a huge bed on the side waiting for them. T. Shaw was very happy to see this because he is all about getting his freak on. Oh please! Trina explains that this bed is a prop to assist them in talking about their intimacy issues and learn what is lacking in the romance department. The couples get on the bed and if necessary use pictures of their faces with sticks to communicate.
Amanda and Stew are up first. Amanda said that she wants to have sex all the time with Stew. Got to give her points for being upfront. She thinks Stew is hot and wants him constantly. Andrea covered Charm’s mouth to keep him from laughing out loud. Andrea also had an amused smile on her face as she did this. Stew is not digging what Amanda said. He explains that they are living with her parents and he is not comfortable. Stew said it is definitely disrespectful to her father. He doesn’t want to be known as the jerk banging their daughter right in front of them. I think this is admirable. However, I don’t think Amanda cares or understands how Stew feels about the matter.
Nicole and T. Shaw are next. Nicole states she likes to role-play. She thinks it’s fun. T. Shaw is not into it. Through their various comments, T. Shaw realizes he has never really romanced Nicole before. He seems upset at himself for this realization.
Shea and Tyler are up next. Shea feels that they have no romantic chemistry or moments. She feels that Tyler has a just hit and quit it mentality. Ouch. Tyler agrees with her comments. He states that during the trouble times of their relationship he has felt a disconnection. Shea also complains that there is no foreplay. This surprised Tyler and he disagreed. She sticks to her guns and states that there is rarely any foreplay. Tyler said that he would like to work on this with her.
Last but not least are Charm and Andrea. She is just not happy at all. Charm has never made any attempts to romance her, even in the beginning of their relationship. Andrea wishes there was more foreplay and for Charm to slow down. He rushes her in the bedroom so fast that Andrea doesn’t really have time to get into the mindset of physical intimacy. Charm said he was on a tight schedule. He is always working at least three different jobs. Yet, Trina points out that he still had time to cheat on Andrea with ten different people. Dang! Go Trina! Charm stated that he realized the problem now and he would do better. According to Amanda, Andrea’s face said that she didn’t believe him. I agree with Amanda, Andrea didn’t seem like she was buying it and I wasn’t either. I don’t think Charm believed that he was lousy at romance. In her private interview Andrea said that she has noticed Charm changing, but it doesn’t seem like enough.
After therapy the tools are lounging around their room. They get an idea to get Tool Academy tattoos. Are you guys serious? They answered my question when they are shown running into a tattoo shop like apes. Good grief. Charm thought it was cool to get the words Tool Academy right above his….lets say private area, so Andrea can see it every time he pulls his pants down (eye roll). The rest of the tools got their tattoos on their calves.
The romance challenge took place at Camp Tool. Before Jordan can greet the tools, the ladies notice their tattoos. Amanda was thrilled that Stew got the Tool Academy shield tattoo and wishes she can get one. Nicole was not impressed with T. Shaw’s tattoo. Shea and Andrea didn’t seem to care at all. Jordan has the nerve to congratulate them on their tattoos. He tells us that there are only seven people in the country with Tool Academy tattoos. “It’s a very elite club,” he said. I have no doubt that it is.
Thankfully, we get back to the rules of the challenge. The goal of this challenge is to create a romantic night for the girlfriends. They have to compete for camp dating packages. The first step is to put a tent together. The second step is to hike to various camp stations to collect supplies (water, sleeping bags, and fire starter kit). The last step is to hike back to the campsite and start a fire. Whoever finishes first will win the best date package for the evening. They had trunks marked four star, three star, two star, and one star dates.
Stew and Amanda had a great lead until Amanda had a breathing and dizzy spell. Stew was annoyed. He told her that is why she needs to start working out. As you can imagine, this didn’t go down very well. This gave Tyler and Shea a chance to catch up and take the lead. T. Shaw and Nicole had a hard time getting their tent together, but completed the challenge. Charm and Andrea could not get the tent up at all and they were getting frustrated with each other. Tyler and Shea won the four star date, Stew and Amanda won the three star date, Nicole and T. Shaw won the second star date, and Charm and Andrea got stuck with the one star date. Charm said he was going to make the best of it for Andrea.
The four star date package was really nice. Shea and Tyler had champagne, steak, and massage oils. The date went extremely well for these two. They only thing I could see from Stew and Amanda’s date package was wine, which Amanda sucked down and got drunk off of. Stew seemed annoyed and I don’t blame him. He was really trying to turn the date around and tried to communicate with her and she got totally plastered. T. Shaw and Nicole’s date package contained a pack of hotdogs, hotdog bread, and six beers. That’s not so bad. They seemed to have a pretty good time together. T. Shaw promised that he would never hurt Nicole again and she was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. Awww. Charm and Andrea aren’t doing to well. Their one star date package contained red kool-aid and some type of space food. Yet, they were determined to make the best of it. However, Charm didn’t know how to go about that. His flirting was good until he rushed into getting jiggy with it. This totally turned Andrea off and she got out of the tent saying she wasn’t in the mood. Charm really needs private lessons on how to romance a lady. It is not coming naturally to him. However, I don’t think this romance situation is all of Charm’s fault. Andrea needs to be more specific in telling Charm what she wants when it pertains to romance instead of complaining.
The next day, the couples were packing up to leave. Everything was fine until Amanda went off on Stew. I am not sure why. It didn’t appear that he did or said anything during the night or a couple of minutes prior to her breakdown. She yelled at him about how he doesn’t know how to be a good boyfriend and basically telling him he stunk as a man. Amanda also threatened to tell Trina how bad Stew is, so they can get kicked of the show. Okay, she has problems. Stew was just annoyed and he stated that he was tired of her attitude. I don’t blame him. This shows that Stew’s relationship problems are not all his fault. During the season, Amanda has displayed character traits of being a drama queen.
When they get back to the Tool Academy, Trina meets with the girlfriends. Nicole and Shea said they were very pleased at the progress their boyfriends were making. Andrea said Charm has changed a little bit with the lessons he has learned at the academy, but admitted that it might not be enough. She said he was doing it for Charm, not her. When Trina got to Amanda she broke down in tears. Amanda thinks that Stew is trying really hard and the set backs they had on their date was because of her. She realizes that she throws tantrums every time she doesn’t get her way. I am glad she realizes that because Stew does deserve credit for trying to be a good boyfriend to her in this episode.
The show transitions to the elimination ceremony. Stew and Charm are the final two. Charm is expelled, which leads to the toolishness of the week. Charm immediately took his blazer off, dropped it in the floor, and left. Stew had the nerve to comment that he didn’t understand how Charm made it this far. Charm came back and said as soon as they were off of TV, Stew was going to get his a$$ whooped and turned around to leave again. Jordan picked up the blazer, said that Charm forgot something, and threw the blazer out the door. Ha! When they tried to continue the ceremony, Charm came back in. Uh oh. He said that he wanted to say something before he left. Charm said that he had not respect for Stew because he was the biggest b&^ch, T. Shaw he had respect and he hoped he win, and he had respect for Tyler because he thinks he has advance above Tool Academy. Stew called Charm a joke. Charm muttered something else and left again. Jordan said goodnight to Charm and gave Stew his badge. Charm stalked outside and said “Charm’s gone and I don’t give a f$%k!” He meets Andrea on the black box. Charm was talking so fast that I couldn’t understand what he was saying. However, the tools that are still in the academy went out on the balcony. Stew was yelling stuff down to Charm. Oh yeah, Stew isn’t an immature tool. Between all this mayhem Andrea went with Charm, but she was begging him to not make her look bad. She said this because Charm was talking back to Stew who was on the balcony. Shea had the nerve to say, “Who would leave with Charm. He was the biggest tool there and he should have left a long time ago.” Amanda’s comments were, “Charm, you got what you deserved, f&*k you. Peace out.” Andrea was not pleased when Charm finally got into the car. She complained that Charm was making her look bad by engaging in that fight with Stew and making her look stupid for going with him. Honey, Charm didn’t put a gun to your head to make you get in that limo.
Final thoughts. Was Charm the biggest tool there? I don’t think so. Lets look at the evidence. He didn’t destroy property, he didn’t run around like a wild bore when his girlfriend was on a date with another man, he never pitched a fit when he didn’t win a challenge, he is not unemployed and living off his girlfriend’s family, he is not a compulsive liar (even though he has lied), and he is not the old guy hanging out at frat parties. However, Charm is still a tool. Why? Because his arrogance and self-involvement was so strong that it hits you in the face like chloroform. Should he have left sooner? Yes. However, Dre P. (and Leah) and John L’s actions were hard to ignore.
Now we are down to the final three. Quite frankly, I don’t think Stew is going to make it. He is still a tool because only a few episodes ago he was not planning on getting a job if he won the show and because of his constant bickering with Charm. In this episode, Stew started most of the trash talking with Charm. So, that tells me that Stew is just immature. I would be surprised if Stew makes it another week. T. Shaw is another one that I think will fail. I am not saying this because he annoys me either. T. Shaw still carries himself in an arrogant way. I think it is still under the surface and his change is temporary. So, my money is on Tyler to win it. As long as he doesn’t screw up, Tyler should be able to take it home.
This has been the Tool Academy 2 episode 8 commentary review. Have a great week everyone and have a Happy Halloween weekend.