Last month, Alcala, who is currently held at California State Prison, Corcoran, was charged in the 1977 cold case murder of Christine Ruth Thornton.At the beginning of the Dating Game episode, Lange asks Alcala to say hello so Bradshaw can hear his voice.
But the celebration quickly became uncomfortable when Astrid Bavaresco decided to put a damper on the festivities and bring up her recent lack of dedication to her career."Darnell, you've been like going out a lot lately and stuff," she said.
"You're just on and popping out and about."Astrid continued, "Even though you have like these great friends that are inviting you to go out and to do all these things, also find people that motivate you to focus on your work."To her credit, it seemed like Astrid was actually coming from a place of concern—her timing just sucked."Sitting in a hot tub on my birthday when I'm just trying to make it for real, this ain't the time," Darnell said.
After host Jim Lange introduces "successful photographer" Alcala ("You might find him skydiving or motorcycling!
"), Bradshaw asks him, "What's your best time?
But now donning a sharp, brown suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had other things on his mind: Winning the affection of bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.