Okay, so most guys only want to be involved in a wedding long enough to stand up for a buddy or
to be the one to say "I do." So what's the quickest way to get him to say, "I don't"? Ask him to
plan the wedding, host a bridal shower and bachelorette party, and be in the wedding party...as
a bridesmaid! That's right, this week, the guys get a matrimonial makeover--and for better or
for worse, each tries to prove that He's A Lady
"It's the first day after the second elimination and it seems quieter with five of us here,"
. At the start of the day, the guys get a box telling them that they will be a
part of a wedding. And shortly thereafter, they get a visit from a bride and groom--Cecilia and
Lionel--who will be getting married within days. The young couple tours the Dollhouse while they
describe their proposal story. The married contestants instantly recall their own experiences,
, who says, "I just recently got married and it was one of the most incredible
life-changing experiences of my life." Donnell
also chimes in, saying, "It was the best, most
challenging thing of my life. Getting married is my biggest accomplishment ever." Before the
couple leaves, Cecilia asks the five to assist with wedding plans and arranges to meet them at a
The guys dress to go out, and arrive at the boutique to assist the bride with selecting her
accessories, including earrings and a necklace, while she tries on her dress. The guys enjoy
the challenge, as Albert admits, "It dawned on me that an accessory can make or break an outfit.
I hate to say that but it's true." Donnell adds, "The most fulfilling thing I've done since I've
been in the house is help Cecilia pick out accessories for her wedding day." The men soon learn
they are really at the shop to have their dresses--bridesmaids'
Cecilia's wedding. Yes, before the contestants go on to their next task, Cecilia invites them
all to be in her wedding. Some are excited ("For her to allow me to be in her wedding is an
honor. Wow." says Michael
) while still others can't believe she asked ("I couldn't imagine how
Cecilia would want to have a bunch of unattractive guys dressed up as her bridesmaids," says
Cree). To Cree's chagrin, once the guys get fitted for their dresses, they head over to a
florist to design the bouquets and boutonnieres.
"I found myself doing very well. If I don't have a job when I go home, I'm going to be a
florist," says Michael, as enthusiastic about this errand as he was about the last. David
Donnell notice that Cree has wandered off, annoyed. No one is prepared for what happens next. As
the bride leaves the guys for the day, she asks if she and her friends can have her bridal
shower at the Dollhouse--sending Cree completely over the edge. "The more I thought about it,
the angrier I got. I felt they were making fun of us and poking fun at marriage and that really
bothered me," he says. Alone with the guys in the Dollhouse, Cree unloads, saying, "I think it's
insulting that they take the sanctity of marriage and fricking do something like that. It
disgusts me, I'm sorry." The guys counter back and try to understand why Cree is upset. "They
can't mock marriage if yours is good," says Donnell.
Cree continues to try to make a case for his argument but the other guys are not convinced. "I
understand you're pissed about this, but you could've found a better way to tell us we're idiots
for falling for it," says David. "Today was about making this day special for Cecilia," says
Donnell, "The fact that Cree was gonna take that and break it down into little pieces means he's
not a man. He's not worthy of wearing a dress." Cree simmers down in enough time for the guys to
get the house together for the bridal shower and bachelorette party, but Donnell is not
appeased. "If Cree wants to apologize for it, he can, but I'm not going to forget it happened,"
Cecilia and her girlfriends arrive at the Dollhouse, excited for the evening to come and unsure
of what they will find. The bride seeks out Cree to ease his discomfort about being a part of
her wedding. Cree relaxes and enjoys the rest of the evening, filled with shower games, girl
talk, baking, drinking...and a food fight! Cecilia makes a final toast for a beautiful wedding
day and the guys unwind and reflect on the success of the party. "Being involved with a
bachelorette party is mind-blowing. Girls are way more fun than guys; girls are cool," David
says. Donnell also chimes in, "Women rock! God, I love women."
"It's a new day, it's Cecilia's day and I'm hoping Cree doesn't flip out again," admits David
the next morning, as the guys beautify themselves to walk down the aisle. Soon, each of the five
makes "her" entrance--to the shock of the bride and groom's guests and the other members of the
wedding party. "When it was my turn to make my entrance, I turned the corner and the groomsmen
just busted out laughing," reflects David. He continues, "I could see them counting saying 'Oh,
he's not my partner.'"
The couple says their vows, and even Cree is moved. "Being at the ceremony, I had a hundred
percent different attitude from what I though it would be, and you can't help but be moved." He
says. "I felt those warm fuzzies. It was nice." At the end of the ceremony, the bridesmaids and
the groomsmen make the best of the unique situation and walk down the aisle together arm-in-arm.
"After Cecilia and Lionel's friends got over the initial shock, they really understood and
warmed up to us," says Donnell. The guys let loose and enjoy an evening of dancing at the
reception. "Guys dressed in bridesmaids dresses dancing with groomsmen might seem weird, but it
wasn't, it was just a party. It isn't like anyone did any slow-dancing," says Donnell.
Host Tony Frassrand
cuts into the fun to offer the next challenge to win both immunity from
elimination and the dude pass. The guys are asked to compete in the one tradition at a wedding
reception that only the ladies get to do. The bouquet toss! The contestants are told not to hold
back but to go for the bouquet once it's tossed. As the guys push to get into place, David
explains, "The bouquet toss was the first opportunity in this competition for us to be men. You
could really feel the testosterone flowing as we were all jostling for position." The guys
strategize and get into position but were thrown off by a fake-out toss by the bride. Once she
actually throws it, and the dust, chiffon and wigs settle, Albert is the victor. The bride and
groom reflect on how perfect and memorable the day was, while back at the Dollhouse, Donnell
realizes he may have torn his pectoral muscle in the struggle for the flowers. He goes to the
hospital and returns in a sling.
The guys wake up the next day to a row of three bassinets, each with a baby
inside. Albert asks Michael to go with him on the dude pass, and the two of
them enjoy an afternoon at the Motion Picture Driving Clinic. Meanwhile, at
the Dollhouse, Cree looks forward to an afternoon of motherhood. "I've
really embraced my new character. She's a housemother with four or five
children. She's beautiful," he says. Donnell is not so enthusiastic about the
day ahead, saying, "Babies are cool as long as someone else is taking care of
them. The only baby in my life is my wife." Miles away from the nursery,
Michael and Albert work with a professional stuntman to recreate scenes from some of their
favorite shows and movies. "You just go full blast, spinning the cars around, one-eighties,
three-sixties. It was the coolest thing," says
Michael. After an exciting evening, the guys head back to the Dollhouse and
prepare for the next elimination.
Michael is particularly concerned, since if he gets the most votes again, it will be his third
time in front of the judges
. "I've been there twice, and it
really hurts to be there twice. You don't know how bad it makes me feel to be
there twice," he says. Donnell has another plan in mind as he says, "It is
my goal to get Cree outta this house now cause I don't need him here for my
own well-being." We'll see what happens...
After Host Tony Frassrand introduces the judges and reminds them of the
contestants' work on Cecilia and Lionel's wedding, each of the five makes his entrance--in a
wedding gown. "You're like a virgin," says Debbie Matenopoulos
about Albert. "Look at the French
bustle," says Morgan Fairchild
about Donnell's dress. "You guys are so lucky they didn't give
you eight-foot trains," she adds, as Michael makes his entrance. Then, David enters. "I spoke
too soon!" she erupts. "Wynnona went for it all, and I'm so proud that you didn't trip on the
train," says Morgan. "You really need to be HIT by a train," exclaims John Salley
. Cree is
greeted by Morgan Fairchild with, "Oh, the orange blossoms! You look beautiful."
The host gives each of the contestants his fate, with Cree going up for elimination first.
Then, it's a tie between Donnell and Michael for the other chair. Albert breaks the tie and
votes for Michael to go in front of the judges, thinking that he is his biggest competition.
Cree attempts to defend himself to the judges when asked about the incidents over the past few
days. Michael also pleads his case when the judges ask how he has managed to get the most
elimination votes AGAIN. In the end, the judges ask Michael to leave. "I think everyone knows I
love him, but he had been up here three times. I couldn't keep fighting for him," says Debbie
Matenopoulos. "It was just his time to go."
"On principle, I would have voted Cree off for going ballistic, but he seemed like he
learned something from it and he articulated it," says Morgan Fairchild about her choice. John
Salley counters, "The last two times I voted that Michael should go, but this time I voted he
should stay. The fact that he came up a third time said that obviously he's a threat so I wanted
to keep the threat there. Once again I got outvoted by the ladies."
Who will get voted out next week? Find out on the next installment of He's A Lady