This week, I’m going to cut right to the chase and talk about who was sent home. As I predicted last week, Corrie was rejected by Jake on this week’s episode of The Bachelor.
It was quite obvious that Corrie wasn’t “opening up” fast enough for Jake. However, I do have to admit that for a few minutes I doubted my prediction that Corrie would be sent home after she announced that she is “saving herself for marriage.”
Being the stand-up guy that Jake is, you could tell that he respected Corrie’s values and her decision, and I thought that she scored some major bonus points by sharing this information. In the end, though, this wasn’t enough to save her, and I think that this was the right decision for our Bachelor this week.
Now, to back track a bit. This week’s episode of The Bachelor took place in San Francisco, which happens to be the city where Ali is currently living. San Francisco is simply gorgeous, and I often enjoyed the scenery shots more than I enjoyed what was happening on the dates! This week on The Bachelor, there were three one-on-one dates and one two-on-one date.
Tenley, Corrie, and Ali got the three one-on-one dates. I’m going to skip Corrie’s “Why isn’t Jake kissing me?” date since we already know that she was eliminated.
Tenley’s date with Jake appeared to go well, but after this episode of The Bachelor, I have definitively decided that Tenley is WAY too bubbly for me. During the date, she just kept saying things like – “It was fun!” or “That’ll be fun!” Now I’m all for having a positive attitude, but being with Tenley 24/7 would drive me insane! Jake doesn’t really seem to mind the non-stop cheerfulness though, so my guess is that we may see Tenley make it all the way to the end of The Bachelor.
On Ali’s one-on-one date, she got to show Jake around her hometown. I have been pretty hard on Ali in past reviews of The Bachelor because I felt that her harshness and negativity toward Vienna was uncalled for. Even if Vienna deserved it, and I’m not saying that she did, Ali didn’t need to go around complaining about Vienna incessantly.
To her credit, Ali seemed to realize on this week’s episode of The Bachelor that she had made some mistakes in being so vocal about Vienna. When Jake called Ali out on the Vienna situation, Ali said that she was “ready to let go of it.” However, I think it might be too little too late. I got the impression that Jake doesn’t like the fact that Ali has been focusing so much of her attention vehemently on Vienna, and I think there is a good chance that he will let her go before the end of this season of The Bachelor.
Vienna and Gia went on this week’s awkward overnight two-on-one date, which took place in a medieval- looking castle at a Napa Valley winery. Vienna was up to her usual hijinks, sneaking down to Jake’s room after he was in bed. Jake seemed put off by this move, and Vienna began to doubt whether she would get a rose this week. Although Jake’s feathers may have been a little bit ruffled by Vienna’s actions, I think he is genuinely smitten with her, so he appeared to get over it pretty quickly.
Gia managed to get some quality alone time with Jake at the castle, but I think she is in trouble. Jake himself said that Gia is the “most insecure” out of the remaining women, and I don’t think that Jake wants to deal with this insecurity for the long haul. As much as I am liking Gia these days, I am doubtful that she is going to make it to the end of The Bachelor.
And now, for this week’s AMAZING meter count on The Bachelor: 17!
I am “amazed” that the amazing meter is so high this week due to the use of another phrase that dominated The Bachelor this week: “falling for.” I would bet big money that everyone on The Bachelor is seriously coached on what to say from week to week. Now that the field has been narrowed down significantly, all of the women are starting to talk about how they are “falling for” Jake, and he says the same thing about them. You didn’t hear this being said two weeks ago or even last week. I find it all to be highly suspicious. I may need to start a “falling for” meter next week!
And, finally, is it just me, or are you finding that the trailer for the following week’s episode is the most interesting part of the entire show? The trailer this week makes it look like someone is either going to leave or come back to The Bachelor, but who will it be? And, why, for the first time ever in Bachelor history, is there not going to be a rose ceremony on a future show? Ah, the intrigue! In my opinion, whoever edits those trailers and puts them together in such a dramatic fashion should be given an award!
Until next week’s episode of The Bachelor, keep on being amazing my friends!