And the winner of Sean’s heart is Catherine! Congrats to the happy couple.
First, can we talk about how ironic it was that Lindsay wore a silver dress and Catherine wore a gold one? The symbolism was just too good to be true, a producer’s dream.
Who Sean chose and who got kicked off:
Are they still together? Yes, and happily so. They couldn’t stop crying happy tears watching their proposal. And Catherine was all excited to get married, saying she didn’t see the need to wait. Wonderful. Looks like we’ll have another Bachelor wedding on our hands. ABC must be jumping for joy at the prospect of all those viewers because the happy couple announced plans to air the wedding on ABC.
About that note: What was up with that note they kept showing in the previews? It was in fact from Catherine. But it wasn’t a break-up or cold feet. It was just the opposite. I final note on how much in love she was with Sean. Catherine had left him little notes throughout the season – mostly quirky, nerdy notes. But this time around it was just to let him know how much she loved him. Sean says he still re-reads it. Adorable.
What made his decision? Sean said he realized he didn’t want to say good-bye to Catherine ever. On his last date with Catherine, she went running after him after he left. They shared another hug and kiss. And I guess that’s when he knew.
Best moment of the night: Lindsay took off her heels after Sean told her she wasn’t the one. You go girl. He walked her out in her bare, comfortable feet.
Who got kicked off: AshLee was sent home and boy was she pissed. Not the exact reaction I was anticipating from this very emotional young lady. Thought there would be more waterworks, but no she walked right out, stone-faced, shooting lasers with her eyes, without saying a word to Sean.Next week, The Women Tell All!
Who got kicked off and who made it to the fantasy dates: Poor Desiree. Good news: she didn’t really have a boyfriend. She hired some actor to get back at Sean for the prank he pulled on her. Bad news: Her brother ruined her chances with Sean. After Desiree’s brother insulted Sean’s character/integrity by calling him a “playboy,” claiming Sean wasn’t interested in Desiree, and then proceeding to badger Sean the rest of the night, I don’t think Sean was ready to marry in to that. I mean who could blame him. Sure, the rest of her family seemed splendid, but who wants to have a brother-in-law you can’t stand? And so the last 3 lucky ladies making it to the Fantasy Suite dates are (drumroll please) Lindsay, AshLee, and Catherine. Who woulda thunk it – the teacher who dressed up in a wedding gown and got sloshed the first night, the professional organizer, and the graphic designer that flew relatively under the radar.
Plus, bonus episode tomorrow night! Sean spills about his hometown dates, infatuation with Tierra, and all that good juicy gossip I can’t get enough of. Until then, Bachelor Fans!
Ok, I’m curious. Who do you think is going to take it all. I can no longer make predictions because loose lips and one too many gossip blogs ruined the surprise for me. Womp womp. I’m telling you, it takes all of the fun out of it, which is why I try to refrain from posting spoilers so as not to be a fun-sucker. So I defer to you, Bachelor Fans.
Well, that was fast. Even after she gets kicked off the show, she’s still trying to steal the spotlight. Two months after getting kicked off, she tweeted a pick of her engagement ring – a little bling for her sparkle. Tierra’s older brother confirmed she was engaged. He wasn’t dropping any names, but he did say they’ve been dating on-and-off for 3-4years (even living together for a time). They had a bad break up, she moved back to Denver from Las Vegas. He was trying to reach her when she was filming The Bachelor. He was going to fly to St. Croix (ironically the same day she got dumped). Then met up with her in Denver. And apparently popped the question soon thereafter.
The Ring: 4 carat yellow diamond surrounded by a set of white diamonds
Looks like a another man is getting her “sparkle.” Bless his soul.
Next week is hometown dates already! I can’t believe how fast that came up. The four lucky ladies below will be taking Sean home to meet the ‘rents.
Thank the good Lord above for Sean’s sister (or the producers that flew her in to give Sean some much-needed advice.) His sister warned Sean from the beginning to be wary of the girl that didn’t get along with the other girls (ahem, Tierra). And he finally listened to his family and sent Tierra packing. Although things could have been different had he not walked in on Tierra all waterworks because she had just gotten into a drama-filled argument with AshLee. Doesn’t matter. Tierra is finally out. Sean, I’m proud of you for actually taking your sister’s advice instead of listening to that picker that always gets the men on these seasons in trouble.
Who got kicked off: Lesley was also among the missing. Sean said his relationship with her just wasn’t moving as quickly as his relationships with the other ladies. Bit of a shocker, but I guess it was a little more one-sided than I had originally thought.
Two episodes in one week and we’re down to 6 ladies.
And the Tierra show continues. And based off the previews for next week it doesn’t seem like there’s an end in sight.
Who got kicked off: I can’t believe Selma got kicked off. I thought she was in it for the long haul. I guess she waited too long to give that lackluster kiss. Sean sent Sarah home prematurely (not waiting for the rose ceremony) after she showed him pictures of her childhood and family, and he realized he didn’t want to lead her on. And I suppose it was only a matter of time before Daniella was booted off. Maybe they’ll bring her back to narrate the rest of the season. One can hope.
Finally the traveling around the world dates have begun! And they’re off to…drumroll please…Montana. Yep. Fancy. While I do appreciate the fact Sean wants to see the girls rough it, I don’t think this should qualify as traveling around the world. Also, apparently when you travel to Montana you have to wear plaid. I’m almost positive it’s a state uniform or something. Exhibit A) Lindsay and Sean both wore it on their one-on-one. Exhibit B) All of the girls on the group date got a team plaid shirt. Exhibit C) Tierra even scrounged one up.
Who got kicked off: I know you were all hoping for Tierra to get the boot, but nope Robyn and Jackie were on the chopping block this time around. Sean said he just wasn’t feeling the romantic connection.
Last week’s predictions: Well, here’s one thing we learned. I am no longer allowed to make predictions, because of the two ladies I thought were going home (Jackie and Daniella), only one was correct. Not only did Daniella not go home, she got the rose on the group date. And all this time I thought Daniella was only here to narrate Sean’s make-out sessions with the other girls. Well, she must have been taking notes because she planted a nice lip-lock of her own on Sean, that I’m sure earned her that rose.
Also, note: Daniella started their interaction balling her eyes out because she saw he had strong connections with other girls. I’m starting to think that with Sean, tears = roses.
One-one-one: Lindsay the substitute teacher who wore a wedding dress on night one finally got her one-on-one time with Sean. He whisked her away in what else but a helicopter and they had a concert after dinner where the producers do that really awkward thing of putting the couple on a raised platform in the middle of a crowd of random fans; so Lindsay and Sean are dancing and kissing while the band is playing and all these people are looking up at them. When is a one-on-one actually going to be a one-on-one, Sean? Hmm? Riddle me that.
Group date: Again, Sean just likes to put these girls through the ringer. We already know athletic competitions are not their thing. Do we need to revisit volleyball and roller derby? So what does he make them do, but paddle canoes and milk goats. You do know how to woo a girl, don’t you Sean.
The final part of the challenge was to chug the goat’s milk. The losing team was sent home, but not for long. Sean wanted to spend more time with those girls, so he invited them to come to the after party. Needless to say the winning team was not pleased.
Dude, I’d be pissed too if I chugged a gallon of goat’s milk like a lumberjack all for naught. Though, I’d probably try to steer clear of giving the man I wanted to date the evil eye *ahem* Robyn. That could be why you got sent home.
Two-on-one: The first two-on-one! I love these dates. They’re just packed with uncomfortableness. Jackie vs Tierra. They went horseback riding and Jackie’s horse was left in the dust by Sean’s and Tierra’s. Later in the date, Jackie dropped a bomb that Tierra was flirting with some guy in the airport when the ladies were on their way to Montana. And yet, Sean still gave Tierra the rose. When he pulled her aside, Tierra said she was the way she was because she dated a guy (who had been in-and-out of rehab for drug and alcohol addiction) on-and-off for five years before he passed away.
Cocktail party: Also known as Awkward Hour this time around. Tensions were high that Sean had given Tierra a rose. At one point during the night, Sean walked through the room when Tierra was ripping Robyn a new one.
Quote of the night: Goes to Robyn before her smack down with Tierra. “I am so sick of her. I will make this the bad girls club.”
When Sean pulled Tierra aside, suddenly a light switched and she was all smiles. After that, Sean tried to get to the bottom of why Tierra was not getting along with any of the girls. So he went around asking what was up.
One-on-one with Chris Harrison: Drama is developing and tension is high so naturally Chris Harrison had a sit-down with the bachelor to hash out all the dirty deets. Sean said:
(referring to his one-on-one time with the other girls) Why are we wasting our time talking about Tierra? BECAUSE YOU ASKED THEM.
Some women are here to talk about other women. BECAUSE YOU ASKED THEM.
Then Sean proceeds to say that the girls were just giving him vague details about Tierra and he needed hard facts. Let’s journey back. I’m pretty sure Jackie gave him some pretty detailed evidence Tierra was not there for him…airport…flirting…ring any bells? What does he want a We Hate Tierra Parade? Ugh, men. We get it. Tierra gets your blood flowing. How many excuses are you gonna make for her?
Mix and Match Mama is Sean’s sister.
Then Sean made the comment that maybe his wife’s not there and he goes through this whole process not finding her. What? No, that could never happen. 17 seasons of The Bachelor and not a one found their wife. (I don’t count Molly and Jason because Jason did not pick Molly. He picked Melissa and broadcasted their breakup. Awwkwarrd. And the other two marriages were Bachelorette seasons. The Bachelorette’s are just better pickers.) Seriously, Sean. Have you never seen the show?
More fun-filled drama tomorrow night! Frigid temps, a paramedic, and more Tierra bashing!
Because my predictions haven’t been on par just yet, I’m asking you, Bachelor Fans…
Who got kicked off: Amanda and Leslie were booted off this week.
One-on-one:Selma – All 110lbs of her (as she snuck into the conversation) went on a date with Sean. That not-so-subtle announcement and the epic boob shot, rocketed Selma to the height of Twitter conversations – trending on the Boston Twittosphere.
Sean took his “pint-sized” (as he referred to Selma) girl on a date in the desert for some rock climbing. At first Selma wasn’t so hot on climbing in the heat, but she managed to book her small frame up to the top of the rock and was rewarded with a dinner in a circle of RV’s. I don’t know about you, but after a hard day’s climb that’s exactly what I’d want. Sean called it roughing it. I call it Selma getting shafted.
On the date, Selma told Sean her Arabic family wasn’t stoked on the idea of her coming on to the show. She kept teasing him, batting her long lashes, and repeating how much she wanted to kiss him, but told him because of her culture she can’t. She’s not supposed to put her dating on display…so she goes on national television to find love. If you’re going to go on the show, go all in. You’ve already stirred the hornet’s nest. Go big or go home.
JP’s response was what I’m sure everyone was thinking.
Group date: Oh, Tierra. She has Sean wrapped around her little finger. (Sidenote: all of that appears to come unraveled next week, though, after Tierra makes the dreaded mistake of saying there are plenty of fish in the sea. Have you learned nothing from previous seasons, Tierra? That’s a sure-fire ticket out the door.) Until then though, she was sitting pretty with a rose prior to the rose ceremony after she threatened to leave the show. That’s how it works – Tierra cries, Sean buckles, Tierra gets a rose.
Overall the group date was a disaster. Whoever thought “Roller Derby” and “date” should be in the same sentence, should be fined. None of the girls were coordinated enough for that. Didn’t you learn anything after the volleyball date last week, Sean? If they couldn’t handle a volleyball game, what makes you think they can roller skate, on a slanted rink, while pounding into each other? After Amanda took a spill and bruised her jaw (Ironically, Amanda lied to the girls that she had done roller derby before. Well played, Amanda. Way to throw them off your game.) and Sarah was struggling to keep her balance, Sean called it quits and designated it a free skate. Wise choice.
One-on-one:Leslie got a “Pretty Woman”-style date, where she got fully outfitted with diamonds and a new gown. This date was so awkward. There was no spark there at all, not even a glimmer. Dinner felt like an interview. Wasting no time, Sean sent her home, not even letting her get to enjoy Ben Taylor’s musical talent. One of my favorite parts of the show might be when the luggage guy comes to pick up the suitcases, and not just because producer Robert Mills makes a drinking game out of it.
Predictions: I’m not sure how much longer Daniella is going to last. She seems to be chillin’ on the sidelines, narrating the show (see previous post for example). And we haven’t heard much from Jackie. So I think those two are the low women on the totem pole.
We’ll find out in two whole episodes next week!! That’s right. Monday AND Tuesday The Bachelor is taking over ABC (and my weeknights). Until then, Bachelor Fans.
Who got kicked off: It was only a matter of time before Kacie B. was sent packing back to the friend zone. (Although, I’m not sure she ever really left.) Close on her heels were Taryn and Kristy.
One-on-one: Lesley M. - Sean took her to Wrigley’s Believe it or Not down in Hollywood.
Fun Fact: Sean’s Dad holds a Guinness world record for shortest amount of time driving through 48 contiguous states. In case you’re curious, that record is 97 hours and 7 minutes.
Because of this, Sean thought it would be fun to try to score a Guinness World Record of his own: longest time for an on-screen kiss. Well played, Sean. The standing record was 3 minutes, which doesn’t seem like a long time, but to have your lips touching the entire duration without moving is quite a feat. Oh, and in front of the entire Hollywood Blvd. They were up for the challenge, broke the record and spent the evening eating dinner under the Hollywood sign.
Group date: Sean took 12 women on a group date to play volleyball, and by “play volleyball” I mean hit the ball, drop the ball, start again. I think there may have been one volley the entire game. Riveting. The losing team had to take their bikini-clad bodies home. Among the winning squad, who were rewarded with a cocktail hour, were Desiree and Lindsay who both had some adorable one-on-one time with Sean. One who did not have some adorable one-on-one time was…
Kacie B.: I forgot how much of a crier she was. Lots and lots of tears in the interviews. She finally gave Sean a legitimate reason to send her home. Kacie B. told Sean that there was some tension between Desiree and Amanda and that this was making it “difficult to be herself.” I still have no idea how that works and how that has any effect on her, but OK. C’mon Kacie B., you know better than that. You’ve seen the show; you’ve been on the show! The girls that use their time to whine and crab about the other girls in the house get sent home.
Quote of the night: Sean to Kacie B. - ”I want you to act like Kacie not like this crazy person. ” Ouch. Yep, that’s all I have to say. Ouch.
Three-on-one: Yeah, there’s no way this date can qualify as a one-on-one. Poor AshLee F. had to share her time with two other girls. Granted, they weren’t girls from the house, but still. Sean took AshLee to an amusement park and brought along two teenage girls who suffer from mitochondrial disease and are huge Bachelor fans. Sean said charitable work was a big part of his life and wanted to share that with AshLee. That’s great and all, but isn’t the point of a one-on-one to be a one-on-on? Oh, and not only that her date got off to a late start because, surprise surprise, Tierra stole the show and attention of Sean when he came to the house to pick up AshLee.
Tierra: She fell down the steps moments before Sean arrived for his date with AshLee, waited for the paramedics to put a neck brace on her and strap her to a stretcher, then threw a fit and popped back up as though nothing had happened. “Maybe Sean is her magic potion,” said Catherine. Up until this point, I hadn’t been a huge Catherine fan, but she’s winning me over with lines like that.
So of course, Sean rushes to her aid and spends time stroking her ego.
What-the-what of the evening: Sean told Kacie B. he had too much respect to put her through a rose ceremony. So instead he waits until he has to hand out the roses and calls her out in front of everyone and sends her away in the limo. Then goes back in to the other girls and airs out all of their dirty laundry. Mmmhmm, way too much respect.