'Bachelor Pad'

A look at the cast of "Bachelor Pad" season three. (ABC)

Now in its third season and running low on "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" rejects, "Bachelor Pad" pulls a card from "Survivor" to stay alive.

This season combines old contestants with the show's hyper fans. It's good to bring some fresh faces into the mix, but we all enjoy the has-been contestants more. If the fans are nuts enough, which we suppose they have to be, this is going to be epic.

How it works

Here's the gist of the show for first-time viewers: All the contestants are single and live together in an absurd mansion. Each episode, the contestants pair into couples to compete (usually with the person they are hooking up with and/or want to hook up with).

The winners receive a rose, are safe from elimination and are rewarded with a date. At the end of each episode, the men select one woman to send home and the women select one man to send home. The last remaining couple then must choose between love and money: Either $250,000 for themselves or split the cash and remain a couple.

First night shenanigans

Sarah: Twins are a bit much -- they are competing as one contestant, so if one gets asked out on a date, they both go. Does that mean they both make out with the same guy? I was concerned about the addition of the fans, but they made the right casting choices: They are all young, good-looking people with distinctive personalities.

Chris: Almost immediately after entering the house, Ed is three sheets to the wind and takes off his clothes. He even interrupts Chris Harrison's welcome speech for a quick dip in the pool. Why isn't everyone as drunk as him? No work, no responsibilities, you might as well have a good time.

Falling for love

Sarah: For all those that knock "Survivor," at least their competitions are more interesting. These fools just had to wedge themselves into a metal heart and hold that position longer than everyone else. At least Twins won and will be around for another week. They paired with David, so the three got to go on a date. They spend the evening at the Santa Monica Pier, and end it with skinny dipping, obviously.

Chris: It would have made more sense for the contestants to take of their shirts and hike up their shorts to stick to the metal heart. That's probably what the producers intended for them to do. Did the empty hearts at the end of the competition symbolize the lack of a possibility of true love throughout the "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette"/"Bachelor Pad" series?

House drama

Sarah: Lt. Dan partners with Blakely, and then gets caught making out with Jamie.  It's all in the game, but he never should have paired up with Blakeley knowing her raging lunatic past. I love Plastic Princess even though she is dumber than a bag of hammers and the majority of her body is plastic, she has no filter, making her insults more brilliant than my own.

Chris: Blakeley keeps threatening to donkey punch Lt. Dan for his behavior, but she obviously doesn't know what this means, unless she's hiding something in her pants. I can't believe they spend more than 20 minutes trying to figure out who's going home. How hard is it to count the votes on your fingers?

The rose ceremony

Sarah: Paige, easily the most naturally pretty on the show, got kicked off. She wouldn't have caused drama anyway, so it's for the best.

Chris: Chris goes by "SWAT," is 28 going on 40 and is as backwoods as they come. Where did they find this guy and how can he possibly be a fan of the show? I'm sorry he's leaving.

The remaining contestants

Plastic Princess (Erica R.), 31 -- dumped by Lorenzo, but known more as a regular on "Bachelor Pad." She also knows Butt Chin from the "Houston social scene."