Every week Poison frontman Bret Michaels searches for a worthy life partner on Rock of Love, while Rock Daily searches for ways to reference "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" in our Rock Reality Show Recaps. Here's our take on episode eight:
Sixty Minutes of Rockin' Reality in Three Sentences: Bret decides to judge the remaining five women the best way he knows how: by having three of his "superfans" — all of whom began their Poison devotion in the Nineties or later — interrogate them (and make out with them) to sniff out the phonies. Sam cracks under the pressure, Brandi M. and Lacey get pissed off, and Jes and Heather perform like champs. The three ladies who aren't in the Heather/Lacey alliance also take this opportunity to tell anybody and everybody who will listen that Lacey is batshit insane.
Did Every Rose Have Its Thorn?: Hell to the yes! During her questioning, Lacey was asked to perform any of Michael's songs. And you know which one she chose to warble off-key ...
The Most Ridiculous Part: Heather (or the drag queen masquerading as Heather this episode) wins the interrogation challenge and Bret puts her to the test during their solo date by seeing if she'll make good on her promise to get his name tattooed on the back of her neck (you know, despite the fact that they're not really dating, have only known each other for a few weeks, and may not wind up together in the end). She was a tad squeamish (and more than a tad drunk), but she did it.
The Rockin' Finish: Sam wavered once again, deciding to pack her bags, then changing her mind and vowing to stick it out. But despite the girls' Herculian efforts to get Lacey booted, Michaels decides he's had enough of Sam's should-I-stay-or-should-I-go schtick (and not enough ratings). So he goes against his superfans' recommendation to jettison the hated redhead, sending sensitive Sam back to life in New York.