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Team Reid Rosenthal lost to Team Ed Swiderski last night on Bachelor Pad Season 3, Episode 3. Up to this point, there had been no solid alliances or teams — unlike the “power couples” of past seasons. But now things are different.

Now that alliances and battle lines have clearly been drawn,” Chris Harrison writes in his Entertainment Weekly blog, “it will be interesting to see if anybody will stand up and do anything about it, or if like in seasons past the stronger group will continue to build momentum.”

Here are more highlights from The Rosemaster’s BP3 blog:

Hot sludge challenge was not that hot: “You might have noticed that during the rules I did say ‘still in your nut sack.’ That was for my good friend Joel McHale over at The Soup, so he and his producers wouldn’t have to work so hard to find material this week. While this challenge looked fun it was actually pretty dreadful. The foam from the ice cream pit was thick and tough to get through, and it was terrible to try to breathe in as well. I really felt bad for Jamie who dominated her leg of the race, only to watch Ed put on one of the saddest athletic displays in the history of sport.”

The Force is strong with Super Fan David Mallet: Michael and David were neck and neck but in the end we determined (after looking at the tape several times) that David won the challenge. David has become a force to be reckoned with in the house. After a not so smart start, David has become much more savvy in his game play. He took Jamie, Erica, and Blakeley to the prom. Jamie walked in and proclaimed, ‘This is just like senior prom!’ Well, that’s true… if there was only one guy at prom and you really didn’t know him that well.”

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Justice for Jamie Otis: “Jamie finally got her prom, and she finally got her rose. This seemed to be a little bit of justice served as she really got screwed at the challenge by drawing Ed as her partner and watching him not only lose the lead but lose the entire race and earn a vote against them at the rose ceremony. While prom was going on in Hollywood back at the house Ed was being… well, Ed. There are really no words to describe just how big of a white-hot mess this guy can be but you just can’t help but watch and laugh.”

Ed vs. Reid: “This week’s voting was just like all the rest, a complete free for all. The only difference was it finally seems like alliances are actually being formed and holding up during the vote. The battle and animosity between Ed and Reid was really interesting. I truly think some of this has carried over from their season and the battle for Jillian’s heart on The Bachelorette. Reid and his group really seemed to have the numbers in their favor, but this year at Bachelor Pad you can only count on the fact that you can’t count on anything or anybody. Reid and Donna were sent home in what turned out to be a very tight vote.”

But if it was a very tight vote, that means almost half the house didn’t get what they wanted and there may still be a way to steal someone from the other side. Maybe Kalon McMahon and Lindzi Cox should try and sweet-talk Sarah Newlon, since she seems to bounce back and forth between alliances.

Source: Entertainment Weekly