Bachelors of the past
The Bachelor began with a nostalgic look back and a glimpse of the lives of previous bachelor and bachelorettes. Judge from the course talk, drinking, and serious partying viewers got a glimpse of no one leaves The Bachelor and Bachelorette and sleeps alone, although many claim they don’t hook up sexually with the suitors. For the first few minutes we were bored by backward glances of Bachelor and Bachelorette shows gone by.
The outreach of the extended family of The Bachelor
We saw touching videos covering community service projecst in which “The Bachelor Family” have participated. They have been involved in a variety ofcommunity service projects.
I was very pleased to see that The Bachelor, after having enjoyed the luxurious side of the island of St. Lucia, went with Chris and the staff of The Bachelor to contribute school supplies on the poverty stricken side of the island. I was a little hacked with the presentation of St. Lucia as a paradise when there is an entire side of the island that lives in poverty.
The humanitarian efforts are wonderful, but this played like a PR commercial for The Bachelor.
A little over thirty minutes into the show we finally got back to the current season of The Bachelor.
Women from The Bachelor who return to speak their mind
Valishia, Kathryn, Emily, Channey, Ashley, Ashleigh, Corrie, Christina, Jessi, Elizabeth, Michelle, Ali, and Gia were on the panel of women who returned to talk about the season’s episode of The Bachelor.
The Bachelor girls dish on Tensley
Some of the girls’ opinion of Tensley is that she must have” fallen out of Disney World.” She was shown jumping on the couch, singing in her tiny voice, and dancing and singing around the campfire. Is she that innocent and secluded? If so, it is little wonder that her marriage didn’t work out. That doesn’t make the fact that she was hurt right, nor do I condone her husband cheating on her, but I got the impression from the tell-all Bachelor that there is less depth to Tenley than we might have hoped. Perhaps she is pixilated, but she is still a better choice for Jake than Vienna.
Dog-pile on Vienna
Most of the women were kind enough to attribute Vienna’s ill manners and self-centered behavior to her age, 23, but they all agreed that she is venomous and duplicitous.
Ellen was gracious in saying that she thought Vienna said and did things on the spur of the moment that she later regretted.
Gia, as usual, took up for Vienna. Gia said that Vienna was a good person, but that her youth and big mouth kept her at odds with the other women. Those same qualities seem to attract Jake.
Interestingly enough, the talk about Vienna was kept to a minimum. That may be because reality show fans have predicted Vienna is the last woman standing with Jake. Even if that is the case, Jake will never marry her once he really gets to know her. He is reliving some childhood through Vienna, who is a gold digger, and needs to get past his hormones if he wants to find love.
Gia, among the last three standing was sent home last week talked about heartbreak
Gia was almost in tears when she watched the replay of her date with Jake. She admitted to insecurities and felt that they had come in the way of her relationship with Jake, a fact that we witnessed all along.
The horribly think is that when she put herself out there and asked Jake if it was “okay to fall.” He pointedly said, “It is okay to fall.” Meanwhile, he was falling for other girls and ended up crushing her heart.
Gia’s biggest problem as that she couldn’t articulate her love for Jake, even though she did fall in love with him.
Re-watching the dismissal of Gia was touching and heartbreaking. I wanted to cry with her. She is a sweet girl, not just a pretty face, as I have pegged her in the past.
Michelle, The Bachelor’s crazy women has her say
We were reminded of Michelle leaving during a date. During the show she was very aggressive and appeared to always be on the verge of a mental breakdown.
During the date when she kissed Jake, she immediately knew he was not the one. Jake knew the same and kicked her to the curb.
According to Michelle, she wore her heart on her sleeve and that accounts for her crazy behavior. One of the best lines on the show was when Elizabeth said “she doesn’t need a husband, she needs a therapist.”
Michelle was angry about the show edits. She didn’t care one whit about the other girls. She was there completely to bag Jake. Michelle is still in denial about her mental problems. She denied needing a therapist. According to her she just needs a husband so she can have grandkids for her mother. Isn’t that like putting the cart before the horse, but then, think Michelle’s horse ran off the farm a long time ago.
Ali, glowing an beautiful, talked about her heartbreak on The Bachelor
Ali readily admitted that she fell in love with Jake. She left The Bachelor when faced with a choice between Jake and losing her career. Jake wasn’t very reassuring when Ali faced the decision. He was even rude when she called St. Lucia and wanted to return.
Tears welled up in her eyes when watching a replay of her departure. She expected Jake to come find her and take her back, but he didn’t. She shouldn’t feel alone, that is exactly how he treated the other women once he manipulated their hearts. (I think less and less of this guy.)
Regarding the tension between Ali and Vienna, Ali admitted that she was blunt and hard on Vienna. She even made a public apology to Vienna, which was kind, but I don’t think it was necessary. She only spoke her mind to Vienna, just as Vienna did to everyone else.
I still think Ali would have been the best match for Jake, but considering his recent actions he doesn’t deserve a woman like Ali.
And Everyone thought Rozlyn’s Bachelor incident was made up for ratings
Chris asked Rozlyn about her allegations that she and a staffer had a fling. Rozlyn denied that anything happened in the house. She said they were friends and that she used his phone to call her son. That didn’t make much sense since two other mother’s on the show Ella and Viesha were allowed to call their sons.
The studio crowd, nor the ladies from The Bachelor bought her story.
Chris continued to challenge Rozlyn and tried to get her to fess up, but Rozlyn asked that someone explain the physical relationship of which she was accused. Chris had the ladies provide the answers.
Christina said that they saw them cuddling 24/7.
Jessie, with no ulterior motives, said she came in from the pool one night and caught Rozlyn and the producer were making out on the stairs.
Ella confronted her with her actions on a specific night. That night Rozlyn was on all fours on the couch and asked the women if they sent the producers in to “put her to bed.”
Many of the women witnessed cuddling, kissing on the forehead. The women are the one who went to the producers because the behavior made them uncomfortable.
Rozlyn started getting aggressive and defensive with Chris, when she asked why they didn’t capture it on camera. His response was that she knew full well that the cameras were not on at night. He also pointed out that the producer knew when the cameras were on or not.
Rozlyn persisted with her denial, calling all the women who had seen her with the producer liars. She called Chris a liar to his face. This woman wasn’t going to crack, but clearly, in light of what the other women said who will believe Rozlyn anymore?
Now, the big scandal is no longer Chris’s word against Rozlyn, but Rozlyn’s word against all the women.
I kept hoping the producer who was fired would make an appearance and set the record straight. That would have been fireworks!
Jake talks plainly about his role as The Bachelor
Of course Jake said all the girls were “wonderful” and “amazing.” He paid high compliments to Ali and said that he regretted sending Christina home.
Jake didn’t reveal his choice, but said he was happy. I hope the rumors are not true and he chooses Tenley over Vienna, but I don’t think that is going to happen.
If Jake is happy with Vienna, I don’t look for it to last long. She is going to drain the life out of Jake once he realizes she is still a child.
The Highlight of Feb 22 Bachelor
The best thing about this episode of The Bachelor was humorous clips from the show that didn’t get aired. If they would show more of the casual moments the show would be more interesting and less repetitious week to week and season to season.
Next week on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
Jake takes off with his choice “on the wings of love.” It’s Tenley or Vienna. Who would you like to see Jake end up with?