Week 8 – Emotional Turmoil

How sweltering is Bali? All of the non-natives looked like they were being baked inside a Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow Cake. Ya know?

It was a little disappointing because we didn’t get to see them flown to a remote island and forced to sit and try to fill an entire day. We didn’t get any horseback riding. I don’t think we got the fake impromptu dancing. In fact, Kaitlyn’s date and Becca’s date are totally blended together in my mind. It’s just a haze of monkey piss and sacred temples with horny fortune tellers.

But maybe that’s because everybody associated with this show except for 1 person had already moved on in their minds to the fantasy suite. Seriously, we’ve never seen Chris this bold about anything. I guess when it comes to farming and suggesting coitus, Chris does not mess around. And here’s the thing, THE WOMEN WERE INTO IT! No more wasting time. No more cute Indonesian kids. No more untouched dinners. Maybe it was because they were already so sweaty.

I’m getting sweaty. Let’s see how the ladies did.

 

DUNCAN HINES MOIST DELUXE

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Turns any kitchen into a fantasy suite.

ALISSA – Gone after night 1

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Alissa didn’t do much this week and it resulted in her getting the boot. America’s most forgettable flight attendant is left to make corny pre-flight announcements to people that will be racing to get that last text out before turning off their phones. Bitter Beer Face out. 

AMBER – Gone after week 2

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Amber, it’s not your fault. I mean, it kind of is your fault for going on the show but it’s also not your fault. ABC needs a black bachelor. It’s the only way the world can change. The bachelor is what will finally end prejudice in America.

(TR)ASHLEY I – The Badlands

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I mean…I just…I don’t even know. That was incredible. The cockiness. The lack of any self-awareness. The outfit with dangly belly button ring set against the stark simplicity of South Dakota. The “WE BOTH GOT OUR MASTERS, KELSEY…AND MINE IS FROM A GOOD PLACE OKAY!!!!” When she was dumped and started crying and sort of threw a temper tantrum and yelled “I can’t believe you told her!!!” Then ran away, then stormed back to Chris, then ran away a little, then stormed back then blubbered a weird laugh-crying type thing. Trashley is just amazing. And how incredible was it that the least in-touch person on the show delivered the realist thing we’ve seen all season when she answered Chris’s suggest that she wasn’t ready for farm life with the truth bomb, “AND BRITT IS!!!????” That was beautiful. I can’t wait for the Women Tell All to hear if Trashley has changed. To see what she’s wearing. Is she gonna take the Kardashian wannabe thing a step further or will she realize how pathetic that is and tone it all down? How long will her eye-lash extensions be??? I’m so sad to see her go and yet my life is a little cleaner because she’s gone. And how to the guys back in Jersey feel about her? There are just too many questions. If Trashley doesn’t get a spot on the next Bachelors in Paradise it will be a public tragedy on the level of Sanderson Poe. 

ASHLEY S – Gone after week 3

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Chris! What have you done??? You had a woman who knew that you are a Scorpio and didn’t care! You had the dream. And you pissed it all away. It was only a matter of time before whatever Ashley S is, had to go. On a show with a woman who talks about getting probed by aliens, like a lot (Mackenzie), a woman who’s eyes bulged out of her face (that crazy-eyed gal from night one), a woman with roid rage (Jillian), and a dangerously aggressive virgin (Trashley), Ashley S is the crazy one. That is impressive! And while we never reached Mesa Verde territory after that night with the zombies, I think we’re all going to miss our Ashley. She went out with a bang (“Woooo”) and no feelings whatsoever. Ashley, you are fascinating and I’ll leave you with the classic high school yearbook fallback. Have a rad summer. Don’t change. 

BECCA’S VIRGINITY

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Still intact.

BECCA

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The first two dates last night seemed to go ok, until we saw Chris catch a glimpse of Becca. It was obvious that he’s way more into her than he is the other women. Becca’s giant hair has a hard time in tropical environments. It’s just really really big, but not in a great way. It’s like when you think you can save money by buying a tee shirt at H&M but then you try it on and it’s too short and really boxy. There’s just way too much shirt and none of it is in the right place. She also decided to invest in some ridiculous Trashley eye lashes. But again, none of that mattered to Chris. He’s a smitten kitten. In fact, watching them run around town it felt like Becca was the Bachelorette and Chris was just another contestant trying to win her heart. They go to the village soothsayer and what sooth does he say? “Hump”. As we know, this is a problem for Becca because she doesn’t get down like that. The tension builds as the fantasy suite card is presented. Will she say yes? Will she tell Chris? Will it be a deal breaker? And of course, she does, she does, and no. This season of the Bachelor should be shown in 8th grade health classes and at church youth group conferences as a tool to teach abstinence. Being a virgin is not a big deal! And these women are showing us that. What a wonderful teaching moment. Things go well at night but the next morning, Becca drops the bomb that San Diego is nicer than Arlington Iowa and that she doesn’t want to have Children Of The Corn with Chris right away. Chris no likey. But he’s “falling in love” with Becca, which is just a way to say “I like you” only that would be offensive because I should feel more for you at this point. He pulls Becca aside at the rose ceremony and of course, she prevails. For her troubles, Becca gets a rose and the chance to be grilled by Chris’s tough-farmer mom. This could get predictable.

BRITT – Des Moines

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That was perfect and so predictable. There was no way this Hollywood “waitress” was going to let her family be shown on camera and had this moment pegged from the start as the time she’d walk out on the show. I just love that, for her trouble, she got to see a country and western concert in Deadwood and take a 6 hour road trip to nowhere Iowa. The temper tantrum after not getting the rose after the Des Moins group date was spectacularly douchey and Chris’s response was brilliant. He didn’t pull her aside. He just told her how it is and left. She wanted validation and he straight up left! THEN at the rose ceremony she pulls him aside and before she can break up with him, Chris just slams the door in the best way possible. Britt then walks outside and positions herself within earshot of the girls and starts to fake cry as loudly as she can, expecting one of them to come to her aid because in her mind, she’s been on The Briitchelore this whole time. It is so satisfying to see a bullspitter called on his or her bullspit. It was like eating dessert! That said I’m gonna miss Britt. She was the perfect villain. Kesley was delusional and probably a killer. Trashley was like one of those girls from that MTV show Sweet 16. Britt was different. She was so obviously lying to all of us and after Chris had gotten as much make out time as he could, he called her on it. She thought she was using the show for fame but really, Chris was using her for a whole lotta first base action. Goodbye, Britt. You won’t be famous and if you’re approached to do some nude modeling, please don’t accept. 

CARLY – Des Moines

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I freakin’ loved Carly. Some people think she was overcome by jealousy but I think she was just a freakin’ reasonable adult. And she was reasonable without being freakin’ boring. This chick is freakin’ FUNNY! And she’s totally cute. Get her to an eyebrow technician at Gene Juaraz and I could see Carly getting a job as a host on E! or Extra, way before Britt ever sniffs the small screen. And how awesome would that be? Carly just never really had a chance. She was just sort of there, being awesome for us viewers but never really being noticed by Chris. This whole time I’ve been mentioning how I could see Carly working in Arlington at a charming diner. After seeing what’s become of Arlington I’m kind of glad Carly won’t end up there. There is no diner!!! Arlington is an hour away from the nearest Starbucks. It’s three hours from the exposed brick and art museum of Des Moins. Arlington isn’t a small town it’s a non-town. They could tear down the buildings and put in more corn and none of us would notice. Carly is just too spunky for that. I’m not worried about her at all. She’ll find a hunky piece of fireman or something. She’ll sing him songs that are actually really good. He’ll tell her he loves her and he’ll mean it. She’ll be an awesome mom and a cool neighbor. That, or she’ll go on Bachelors in Paradise, not end up with a guy, feel worse about herself, get an empowering and terrible tattoo, go back to the cruise ship because that’s all she can do, get scurvy, and die at sea.

JADE – Hometowns Sad, Nebraska

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I’m cringing just writing this. That was paaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiinful! Her little house in Nebraska. Her crying father, who’s had to go through a life of accepting his daughters love for being bad. Her brother’s haircuts, each worse than the last. And Chris talking to them all about family values. The tension built by the edit was terrifying. Would one of Jade’s brothers out her before Jade could gracefully tell Chris her secret? The look on Jade’s family’s faces was priceless when Chris kept going on about how tame Jade is. And that’s the thing. This is actually complicated and messy. Sarah and I had an actual long and in-depth conversation about Jade after the show. Just so many layers! Yes she can be who she wants and yes there are consequences to our actions and yes no one has to live with the burden of shame and oh my gosh she’s going to tell him. Ok, that was painful but not the worst. Wait. Oh man. Oh my gosh. Oh please don’t…SHE’S SHOWING HIM THE PICTURES!!!!! CHRIS IS SITTING IN THE AWKWARDNESS OF SEEING JADE NAKED WHILE SHE’S NEXT TO HIM ON THE COUCH THIS CANNOT GET ANY WORSE. OH MY GOSH NO!!!! THERE’S A VIDEO!!!! THIS IS DEFINITELY WORSE. CHRIS’S FACE!!!!!!! I mean what in the world do you do in Chris’s position???? And is Jade coming clean? Is she bragging? I don’t understand!!!! If Chris gets a little excited is he evil? Nobody wins in that situation, including us. That was one of the most cringeworthy scenes I have ever seen on this show. Also, sidenote: If it’s nude, is it really modeling? Like, what are you modeling? You’re naked. “Jade, jade…who are you wearing tonight?”  “I mean, I’m nude, so no one?” Right? Ok, back to the scene. I thought Chris handled himself like a friggin champion. That was perfect. And for all his stumbling and mumbling he just straight up owned that unownable moment. A huge hats off from all of us dudes, to you Christopher Soules. And he did it in a way that it was ok not to give a rose to Jade. It was just perfect. Jade, I just pray that you won’t go back to L.A. Here,http://livability.com/top-10/small-towns/10-best-small-towns/2014. I’ve done the work for you. Take your pick. Rural ladies need cosmetics. Open a small shop. Find people that won’t take advantage of you. Or keep modeling naked. I don’t know. I DON’T KNOOOOOOOW!!!!! 

JILLIAN – Gone after week 3

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Jillian is woken up when the sisters arrive and says she’s embarrassed. That she wouldn’t want to meet Chris’s family while wearing a tiny bkikini and covered in sweat and drool. Really? You come in different ways than that?  In the end of all this, you’re a person with feelings. Just because giant deltoids and a Lattimore-from-The-Progam personality aren’t my thing doesn’t mean some man out there wasn’t watching this and falling in love. I think you’re deluded about a few things but I’m just one man. Chris mentioned that based on attraction, you were in his top 3. That baffles me. Carly asked last night if your pen1s was bigger than Chris’s. And Carly was made for this, I’m just sayin. Like Trashley, I hope you learn some things from watching this show. I hope it doesn’t break you, or dampen your enthusiasm. You should be who you are. Just, maybe less of it. I really hope you find love. And I really hope that love is petite because that would be hilarious to see around town. 

JORDAN – Gone after week 2 and Sante Fe

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She’s back! And this time she’s sober, we think. But it’s all a little random. Did she just want to be a little more famous? Did the producers promise her free access to the mini bar in her Buffalo Casino room? How many girls will get booted twice this season. Chris is the master of the second chance. Not because he’s forgiving or into grace. It’s because he can’t refute any argument, ever. He doesn’t have the speaking skills to do it. But, it didn’t work out for Jordan. The other women just weren’t havin’ it. Goodbye Jordan. Please don’t drink on your drive home. 

JUELIA – Gone after week 3

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Last week, Juelia picked a hormone-infused tequila pool party as the perfect, most appropriate setting to tell Chris about the saddest story known to man. This week the last petal from Juelia’s sympathy rose fell to the ground and it was time to see her go. But not before Chris walked her out of the mansion, beat his chest, started to say something and then got tongue-tied by his farmer brain. Goodbye, Juelia. Good luck.  

KAITLYN – Bali’s Most Sacred Temple (At least is was before an American reality show about 1 man dating 30 women filmed there)

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For what it’s worth I think Kaitlyn purchased her one-way ticket to Bone Town (all abooooard!) after the Costco date. She’s been ready to get freaky for a while. Her date consisted of killing time before she could finally get Chris out of his pastel clothes. And that’s exactly what happened. I think she said something like, “We deserve this”. The shades come down and we’re left to believe the two make love at each other all night long. This show is insane. Chris no-doubt-sex’s two of the women on back to back nights and then he’s supposed to propose like one week later? It sounds like a weird 70’s cult or something. Give Chris some white clothes and a middle eastern beard and he’s Jim Baker, aka Father Yod. But back to Kaitlyn. I can’t remember one gal in this show’s history that I’ve flipped on so heavily than Kaitlyn. I hated her night one and now I’m so sad she’s gone. She’s so cute and kinda sweet. She’s also the prettiest cryer in history. Her reaction when Becca came back from the dead was perfect. She knew at that moment that she was gone and she handled it perfectly. Kaitlyn’s got major Bachelorette potential and I think she could be kinda dynamite on the Women Tell All. We’ll miss you, Kaitlyn!!! Well done. 

KELSEY

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Monday night, Kelsey told us all that she is immeasurably blessed. I contend that it is not Kelsey but all of us who are blessed. Blessed for having known Sanderson Poe’s widow. Blessed for witnessing one of the greatest all time bachelorettes in history. In fact, Kelsey’s crazy face should most definitely be etched into the mount rushmore of bachelorettes along with Courtney the evil model, Tiara the one who would not be robbed of her sparkle, and whoever else you want. The smugness!!!! What Kelsey thinks is elegance, the rest of humanity recognizes as murdery. She speaks about the journey as something she wants to win and then chastises Trashley for playing it like a game. She triple ties her scarves. She self-diagnoses a panic attack and then reveals she’s never had one before. How would she know what a panic attack was like? That’d be like if she said, “I know what it means to have a human soul”. She’s never had one so how would she know. When the date cards are written, Kelsey is overjoyed at the notion of a 2 on 1. It’s the perfect! The arrogance begins, and then takes constant leaps as she brags about her knowledge of the badlands and names the presidents as they’re flying past mount rushmore. Things get even creepier when they touch down.She’s confronted by Chris about being a giant B-word and manages to throw Trashley under the bus. Then, after Chris dumps Trashley, Kelsey consoles him as a wife consoles her husband. Her arrogance had grown to the highest of highs the second before Chris dumped her. IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!!!  She was then, left with her nemesis in the middle of nowhere. The only better outcome would’ve been if Chris, Ashley and Kelsey had to fly back to town together after Chris dumped them both. I would watch a spinoff show where Ashely and Kelsey fly around in helicopters and tell viewers about historical events. Is the Travel Channel reading this? How is it that hard to get these two into a helicopter and flying around the Statue of Liberty! We will miss you Kelsey. Good luck in your job as a….wait. WTFTHISWOMANISAGUIDENCECOUNCILER?????? Kelsey is in charge of shaping young minds?

“The Emperor has already won”. – Obi Wan

KIMBERLY – Gone twice weeks 1 and 2

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The only woman to be dumped in back-to-back weeks in Bachelor history. And we don’t really know why. We never saw her do anything. She had the stones/delirium to not walk away after the first rose ceremony and then nothing. All we know about Kimberly is that she loves After Earth, the Scientology movie with Will and Jaden Smith that some people think is the worst movie of all time. Maybe that came up in conversation. Maybe Jaden Smith is to blame…again. 

MACKENZIE

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Kale! Mommy is coming home! Mackenzie, you came, you talked about aliens and how men love to deflower virgins more than life itself. I’d call that a successful few weeks. All of Maple Valley, Washington is your oyster so…go to it?

MEGAN – Des Moines I think.  Feels like forever ago

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Megan just wasn’t feelin’ it. She wanted to feel it. But it just wasn’t there. She’s a sweetheart and can turn off the dumb-blonde thing whenever she wants. Her exit speech was delivered so well. I dig Megan. I’ll miss Megan. I have no clue what’s next for her but I think she’d be super fun on Bachelors in Paradise. Quick note before saying goodbye: What’s up with her little promo picture above? It looks like her body was drawn on. There’s no definition. Was the intern in charge of photoshoping that day? Is she blonde Jessica Rabbit? Goodbye and good luck, Megan. I hope we see you soon. 

NIKI – Gone week 4

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Finally one of the nameless brunettes went home. Was she ever even there? Niki got less screen time than Ashley I’s belly button ring. 

SAMANTHA

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Finally, the run is over. The quietest woman in bachelor franchise history goes quietly. What’s next for Samantha? Who knows!! I have no clue where she’s from, what she does, or who she is. Here’s better whatever Samantha will do, she’ll do it quietly. 

TANDRA – Gone week 2

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Tandra rode into our hearts on a motorcycle and rode out of our hearts on a tractor. That’s not too bad for a girl with a made up name. I’m sure her brother Ttephen is very proud. Now, she is blonde, pretty, and from Utah. There could be religious motives behind the early vote off. In any case, we’ll miss you Trandra. And (whatever)God(you worship)speed.

TARA – Gone week 2

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I had such high hopes for Tara. She owned the limo gimmick but it was pretty much downhill from there. She came down with a case of the whiskies on night one and couldn’t overcome them this week. She was even in her natural environment–on a tractor in a bikini. Tara also suffers from drunk face. She looked like she’d been through the ringer at last night’s rose ceremony. It was sad. And she left with some negative things to say about herself. Somebody needs to love Tara and Tara needs to kick the booze. I love that she called out Chris’s tastes in fake makeupy stuff. RIP Tara. RIP. 

TRACY – Gone week 3

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Uggg. My dark horse. Dead. Tracy did nothing for the entire show. Was she not aggressive enough? Did her old-face-young-body do her in? Between Tracy’s face/body and Kaitlyn’s belly button there was just way too much confusion for one house. Too many questions. Something had to give. Sadly, it was Tracy. Goodbye. I’m sorry you will have to live with nine cats. 

TRINA(‘S MOM) – Gone week 3

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You know when a vampire lady doesn’t get he blood of a virgin man by midnight and she ages super rapidly until she becomes dust? (See Once Bitten) I think we might have a vampiress on our hands. Trina aged like 20 years in the 4 days she was in L.A. What the heck? What happened? I mean, nobody’s going to miss her. On night one she was elitist and probably racist. This show has no patience for probably racists. (Only actual racists). Old Trina, take care of yourself. Maybe look into some calcium chews. I had one once because I was feeling really snaky. They aren’t that bad. 

WHITNEY

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Whitney is way into Chris. In fact, after being presented with the fantasy suite card and Chris says, “I think we should take things to the next level” Whitney shows no hesitation. When Whitney says she’s ready to move to Arlington and have a family, immediately, I believe her. And not just because I’ve been a believer since the first night. Chris, if you don’t pick Witney you are insane. This is your one and only chance to find a women like her if you’re going to live on your farm. Becca will string you along for a few months. She isn’t moving, man. Whitney is in. She’ll bring a nice energy to that quiet farm. Just do it, man. Now, all that said, does Whitney look different than she did even last week? She’s walking like a gymnast and her face looks kinda manish. I don’t get it. Has she gained some lb’s? It didn’t appear so when she was in her bikini. Was she walking with hear arms way out to her sides because she wanted to let the breeze dry her soaking arm pits? Maybe. Did she get giardia from the water and have really, really bad diarrhea the night before? It’s a bit of a mystery. How will Whitney feel as second fiddle? If she does win this thing will it be weird when the two of them are sitting on the couch at the After the Rose having just watched Chris and his family talk about how Becca is the one he wants but Whitney is the safe one? It’s like, “Well I applied to Stanford but my safe school is Wazzu.” Whitney aint no Wazzu! Chris, she’s as close to Harvard as you’re ever going to get. Don’t blow this. (appologize to all the Cougs that read this. I still love ya.)

 

Next week the women tell all. This show is like 50/50. Sometimes it’s epic. Sometimes it sucks. I’m betting with Kelsey and Trashley, it’s gotta be pretty good. I can’t wait.

Before I go, here is the best Bachelor tweet I read last night:

“Chris falling in love looks a lot like him trying to talk over a fart.”

Happy Monday, friends.

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