The Bachelorette Recap Including The Latest Information Regarding the Ending & Jef is a Plagiarist

June 26th, 2012 | 188 Comments | Posted in The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

-We start off with Emily arriving in Prague and giving the proverbial, “This city is so romantic” line. Has any city this show has ever chosen NOT been romantic? Has any lead ever arrived in a city and said, “Cool place. I like the scenery. Meh, it’s all right. I’d rather be in Turks and Caicos though.” No, and they never will. Once again, along with litany of things they are pretty much supposed to say every season, “This city is so romantic” is definitely at the top. The guys meet up with Chris who has some news that’ll blow their heads off! OMG! It’s not “Hey, there’s two 1-on-1 dates a group date” speech time. Chris informs the boys that there will be three 1-on-1 dates and a group date, and that roses will not be up for grabs on the 1-on-1′s because, well, then we’d already know who’d have the four hometown dates before the rose ceremony now, wouldn’t we? And since we know that she only likes three guys on this show anyway, do we really even need to go through with the formalities of all these silly dates for the next 2 hours? Can’t we just skip ahead to Curacao with Arie, Jef, and Sean? Guess not. Apparently they thought it was TV gold to watch Doug get frightened face in front of a woman again and Chris wanting to go Boston Strangler on everyone. For his sake, I really hope Chris is getting laid in “Bachelor Pad” right now. To steal a quote from Ferris Bueller, “Pardon my French, but Chris is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you’d have a diamond.”

-The date card arrives for Arie and it says “Lets Czech out Prague together.” Get it? Czech, because they’re in the Czech Republic. What a brilliant play on words. Whoever makes up these date cards deserves a ROFLMAO right now because, yes, literally I’m rolling around on the floor laughing my ass off right now. Ok, maybe not. Lets please do away with that on text please. Go find Jay Mohr’s riff on people “LOL’ing,” “LMAO’ing,” and “ROFLMAO’ing.” Funny stuff and 100% true. So Arie gets ready for the date while Chris is fogging up the room with the steam coming out of his ears he didn’t get a 1-on-1. It only gets better for here. Calling Chris a pissy little bitch this episode is an insult to all pissy little bitches out there. Lets just say that the 25 year old man definitely acted his age tonight – minus 10 years. I’m fascinated by watching Arie shave. A 30 year old man that still uses an electric shaverr? I didn’t even know they made guys like that anymore. Interesting. I don’t grow facial hair very fast like say a Ryan Bowers, but the last time I used an electric shaver was probably 8th grade. Very manly, Arie. Hope you wore your head gear while you were on the show too. Did you also have colored rubber bands on your braces?

-Arie and Emily walk around Prague with no real purpose to their date other than to go over to some statue and rub it because it’s supposed to give you trustworthiness and loyalty. Which was a complete set up for what was to come later in the date. I’m guessing that wasn’t planned before Cassie decided to tell Emily about Arie. Whatever the case, I want to give Arie and Emily credit for mastering something I’ve yet to master myself. The Kiss and Walk. Having your arm around a girl while walking and kissing her at the same time is not an easy thing to do. Especially when there’s a pretty decent height differential. I’m 6’2″. I’d say a majority of the women I’ve dated have been 5’6″ or shorter, so yeah, when you’re walking and there’s a 6 to 8 inch difference, unless you guys are stepping at the exact same time, the kissing definitely gets a little bumpy. I couldn’t tell Emily and Arie’s speed of pace, but they seemed they were able to do it under control without having their lips be together, and then him kissing her nose after the step “off key.”

-So lets get to the Cassie/Arie stuff. When I said last week it was going to be anticlimactic since we knew Arie got to the final three and they even showed her kissing him on the night portion of their date, I was telling you not to get your hopes up for any big explanation, which is exactly what they didn’t give. Of course the show is saying it “wasn’t as big of deal as the media made it out to be,” however, exactly what big deal did the media make it out to be? I certainly haven’t seen any. Other than US Weekly running their ridiculous story about how Emily let Arie go “right then and there” (which they were running on their site even 15 minutes before the episode aired last night), the media didn’t make a big deal of it. The show is hiding behind the “It was a relationship 10 years ago, it wasn’t a big deal, but we felt we needed to bring it up” aspect, which is the part that most people don’t care about. Yes, we ALL agree the fact that Arie dated Cassie 9-10 years ago isn’t that big of deal now, especially since she’s engaged to be married to another producer from the show in August. We’re not saying it was. What we’re saying is if you guys hold ALL these open auditions in cities across the U.S. and claim that you guys are casting guys who are seriously there for Emily, why are you even bothering casting someone who dated and is friends with the leads main producer? You couldn’t find ANYONE else? Really? I find that hard to believe. Kinda fishy when the show is casting people who have a past relationship, and a current friendship, with one of the main producers. Why even bother and open yourself up to the criticism? Oh yeah, because that’s exactly what they were looking for.

-The whole thing started out funny when we see Chris in front of the LA mansion where “Bachelor Pad” is being filmed informing us of what was gonna happen. Which goes to show that they weren’t going to address this until after filming was done, or else why wouldn’t Chris film that piece walking the streets of Prague by himself? Totally done after the fact when they realized, “Oh sh*t, it’s out that Cassie dated Arie, we should probably address it.” However, they addressed the completely wrong aspect of the issue. The part that everyone watching wanted to hear was Arie, Cassie, and Emily talking about it and hashing things out, yet no cameras were rolling? Really? And we’re supposed to believe that? Look, the bottom line is Arie was told to not bring it up to Emily and that it was taken care of. That’s why he never said anything. And once Cassie told Emily, yeah, she was thinking out loud in the clips we saw last night, “Well, why didn’t he tell me?” It’s because he was told not to. Were the cameras not really rolling, or, did the footage not have stuff they could show? Here’s the only two possibilities:

1) There was never any cameras rolling because there never was a three person conversation with Emily, Arie, and Cassie, and they just lied to make it seem like there was.

2) Cameras were rolling and Arie told Emily he was told by producers not to say anything to her about his relationship with Cassie, and obviously that wasn’t gonna get shown, so we saw nothing.

This show films basically EVERYTHING while you’re there. If they honestly expect their audience to believe that a three person conversation happening between Emily, Arie, and Cassie was never filmed because it wasn’t really that dramatic and all parties got over it immediately, they are playing their audience for idiots. If it wasn’t that big of deal, then why did you stop down the show, bring in two clips from Chris talking in front of the mansion a month after the show stopped filming, to tell us about Cassie and Arie’s relationship?

-The whole thing was ridiculously shady and handled even worse than I thought it would be. I think most people agree with what Emily was saying in the “raw footage” they showed us. Why not just tell her from the beginning? Here’s your answer: Because it’s a TV show and they knew this would be one of this season’s “moments” the second Arie was cast on the show. They knew at some point they’d have to address it because a five second google search of Arie’s name back when he was confirmed as a contestant showed that he had a prior relationship with Cassie. They knew this would get out. And this is the way they chose to handle it: Tell Arie not to say anything knowing that Emily would probably keep him around a while, save it until later in the show when she’s developing feelings for him, then drop it on her and tease the public to believe there’s a major scandal when there never was. But this is par for the course for them. Absolutely none of you should’ve been shocked by what you saw, and what you didn’t see, last night.

-So they basically skipped over all the good stuff with this “supposed” conversation that happened with Arie, Emily, and Cassie and now everythings fine. Hell, even Emily has convinced herself she was the one that overreacted earlier. Huh? Why is she apologizing to Arie? She didn’t do anything wrong. All she did was question why no one thought it might be a good idea to bring it up to her that Cassie and Arie had a past. Nothing wrong with that. Whatever. I guess we must move on since they all did in about 37 seconds. So we go immediately from that to Arie telling Emily “I love you.” Yeah, of course you do. How couldn’t you? This is your second 1-on-1 date since filming started 5 weeks ago. Of course you’re in love. Emily eats it all up. “I don’t feel like Arie is someone that just throws that around.” Oh Emily, Emily, Emily. How little you know. Poor little girl. Would you like all the names, numbers, email addresses and Facebook pages of all the women who were part of Arie’s life just moments before going to film this show, not to mention ones since he’s been back? You dodged a bullet, Emily. Trust me. You don’t want to be with that guy. I’m not sure exactly how the final three plays out yet in terms of the exact order or what happens, but I can tell you that Emily is not with Arie.

188 thoughts on “The Bachelorette Recap Including The Latest Information Regarding the Ending & Jef is a Plagiarist

  1. I find it incredibly funny that someone that doesn’t know the difference between your and you’re is trying to correct grammar!!!

  2. F1 – If RS is correct and it is NOT Arie, then it has to be Jef by process of elimination. It CAN’T be Sean after seeing his room on the previews. Emily has been spot on with these guys so far and there is no way she is going to take on the liability of a child INSTEAD of a partner. People don’t change unless there is a life threatening situation so Sean will continue to be a slob. No way will Em want this in her life, no matter how HOT the guy is. They will be doing battle constantly over him picking up his stuff! If it were between Arie and Jef, I’d say Arie but RS says no. Hey – any possibility that someone comes back to charm her and becomes F1???

  3. @aatex I am pretty sure Stevie has one huge bicep from patting himself on the back too…and other stuff oops! Shit, my bad can you swear here?

  4. loveispossible I agree, in part, with what you said about Emily’s F2 not including Sean. I wonder what happened to the butterflies in Emily’s heart when she got a load of that fratboy style, wreck of a room Sean lives in at Mommy & Daddy’s house…

    But I am not at all sure that Steve is right about Arie – Steve initially got the F1 wrong for Brad Womack. And I love Jef, but his strong Mormon background might scare Emily away – unless she is open to becoming a Mormon…

    Which leaves one to wonder if the reports about Em & Chris Harrison could be true? I guess we’ll have to wait & see :)

  5. I agree that Jef’s Mormonism is a drawback. And probably his hair, too! I don’t think the producers gave her a decent selection to start with. They seem to be picking Bachelors and Bachelorettes for the drama and the quirkiness instead of picking normal, serious people. Emily has too much money and fame now to pick just anybody. It will have to be someone very special to her.

  6. I said I was going to say away but,…. :)

    Does anyone know if Emily is religious? Cause I was kind of thinking she may have picked Sean, but after reading his twitter…. He likes the simple things in life, and most of all Jesus. From the sounds of his comments on twitter he is very religious…

  7. @ Sandy: If Emily is very religious she probably isn’t very involved. She did get hersef knocked up as an unwed teenager afterall. Not exactly the best example to be passing on to your daughter.

  8. @Sandy, I can’t equate her potty mouth with being religious. I mean, that’s just my opinion, I consider myself “religious” and I don’t use that language…no really, ever. It’s just not in my vocabulary by choice. My opinion is, if you talk the talk you have to walk the walk or fo’get about it. And no one is perfect but well, once again, just my .02.

  9. BUT does she “consider” herself “religious”, that’s a whole other question.

  10. I for one would love LOVE if Emily ended up w/ Chris Harrison! Only because it would be so sordid and absurd and really, hasn’t he been making eyes at her every single time they talk? It would put me in a coma of laughter –– can you imagine the spin the show would have to do…..”she was looking for luv and found it sitting right across from her”. “I knew she was the one but I had to respect the process and let her journey complete the circle as she found her way to me…..”

    They would make them co-hosts!! Dear god the idea makes me have to pee it’s so ridiculous.

  11. Not one of these F3 guys are right for Emily. It doesn’t matter what the ending will be, I can’t see her sticking any of them, nor them with her.

    Sean’s lifestyle/family/childrearing will have to include Jesus in his daily life The message is loud and clear on his twitter.

    Jef = Is totally wrong for her. Too young looking, too immature, awkward, bow legged, goofylike, BUT he might have some cash!!!

    Arie – Totally wrong as well. Just gets her hot and bothered, but no long term potential whatsoever.

    I am leaning more and more to the theory of Emily picks noone. nada!!

  12. More editing mishaps this season (i did not read all comments, so maybe this has been mentioned before)

    If you go back two episodes from last night, on the previews to the next episode, ABC gives you the final three. First, you see Jef and Emily cuddled together in the UT mountains overlooking St. George with a view of the St. George Temple in the background (being a mormon, this was an easy spot). So, you know Jef makes it to the hometown and final 3 with 6 guys (i think?) left.
    Then you have a series of shots of Emily and Sean jumping off the stern of a boat (which has yet to happen), and kissing in the tropical waters (still has yet to happen).
    You also see Arie at some point in the locking lips with Emily on a boat. you also see Jef in this series walking along a dock hand in hand with Emily with his fro flapping in the wind.
    Anyways, just went back and looked at these and realized what a wonderful editing job ABC has done this season.

    Ooo another editing blurb. After the Emily, Cassie, Arie supposed three way talk, they immediately shoot to Arie and Emily on the boat that night on their 1-on-1 talking about what went down and we see the back of Arie’s head as he is apologizing. Is it just me, or did his jaw not move as he was “talking” or if it did, it definitely did not match up to what was being said at that moment!

    I love how ABC has really come up with some interesting voice overs. It makes me want to go back over all seasons and figure out what a ridiculous editing crew they have!

  13. I only recently started reading this site regularly, so I guess I must have missed the glory days everyone talks about when Steve was funny (I think he’s funny now).

    I’m completely confused about a few things…people keep posting about Steve treating his readers horribly and scaring them off and how he is going to lose his business if he keeps it up. I truly don’t get it. Unless this is in reference to the lawsuit and him withholding the info that he attempted to pay someone, because I agree that was borderline sketchy at best, although I kind of get why he did it on the other hand.

    But it sounds like people think he mistreats his readers in the way he talks and writes. Why? Because he’s sarcastic and makes fun of silly e-mails he gets? This guy writes a very dry, sarcastic blog FOR A LIVING. How is him continuing to be sarcastic ruining his business? Sounds like continuing his business to me. Someone actually posted about “customer service” which was amusing…what is this, a Laundromat?

    There is no such thing as customer service on a blog! The people why make him money by coming back again and again clearly find something they enjoy reading, whether in the blogs themselves or in the comments below. And a click is a click is a click, if it’s someone returning because they hate Steve or something he wrote and want to vent about it, it shows up as traffic to his blog which earns him advertising. Additionally, controversy is gold to bloggers, so if people hate him, that only makes him richer. (I don’t know if he makes a lot of money or not, but you get my point.) No one wants to check a site 10 times a day where everyone is polite and kisses ass. They want to read snark. We can all go to our real CUSTOMER SERVICE jobs if we want to smile and act pretty. No fun in that. No money in it, either, for Reality Steve. Not his game.

    And for anyone who says he doesn’t have spoilers anymore, HOW? He spoiled the final four, didn’t he? I understand we all want to know what happened at the end, I’m itching to find out. But he HAS given spoilers. Just not all the ones we want.

    No, I am not his mom, sister, or cousin. I live in Hawaii and have never once been anywhere near Reality Steve. I would totally buy him a beer if he came to Maui though.

  14. I still think she picks Arie!!! I’d be shocked if she doesn’t. RS hasn’t gotten confirmation Jef is F1 because he isn’t!!!!

  15. Ya’ll seriously come on! That whole Sean living with his parents thing and the messy room is a complete set up! After reading RS for a while you should know the show is fake!!!
    Sean lives in an apartment in Dallas! Not sure why he went along with that portrayal on the show, but maybe they made him do it…..

  16. I just read this on Kidd Live (the radio show in Dallas that RS is on at times)…

    Posted Thu, June 28, 2012 | By Hizzle
    Emily Maynard gives her final rose to… Chris Harrison?
    Emily Maynard may not have found happiness with any of her eligible suitors on The Bachelorette because she had her eyes on someone else the whole time… Her heart has always belonged to Chris Harrison.

    The insiders have all been whispering about how close they have been for awhile and now sources are saying that they are madly in love… and it’s been going on for awhile.

    The love fest began when Em was on The Bachelor the first time. She not only won over Brad Womack’s heart but caught the attention of Chris Harrison too. Chris told everyone that Emily was the most beautiful woman that he ever laid his eyes on.

    Past winner Vienna Girardi confirmed their relationship to Star Magazine, saying, “From the beginning, I always said there was no way Emily was really going to end up with one of the guys because she really wanted to be with Chris, and it was obvious he wanted to be with her too. I guarantee Emily and Chris will end up together in the end. If she gets engaged to another man, the show will probably spin it as a love triangle.”

    If she picks no one and starts a relationship w\ Chris Harrison that would be perfect! He has more money then God and that is what she really wants!

  17. Yes…probably a set up about Seans messy room. Come on…he is 28, not buying that. I am sure producers convinced him it would be funny. He seems nice…in a bland, robotic way. Maybe he is someone who Emily can relate to, though I have seen more of a spark to her this time around…especially when she is laughing and interacting with darling Jef. Yes, I think Jef is awesome in every way. I’d date him and…well not gonna get more specific than that! He is a love.

    As for the poster with the comments on Steve and his blog. Agree to all of it. I happen to enjoy Steve and will continue to do so. Yes, he did get very angry and not funny during the law suit period. He probably was extremely stressed and I don’t blame him. He returned to full glory in the Ryan elimination episode which was epic Steve! I even commented that he was baaak!

    It is his blog to do as he wants and I respect his choice to do so. I began reading Steve a few seasons before the Jason & Melissa debacle and and have continued to do so. He is the best. Loads of bloggers out there that are really good too, but his spoilers of each and every week’s events/dates, etc. are what I come back for. Not many have the inside info he seems to get.

  18. @bug13: You’re going to believe a gossip site over a gossip mag? Your instinct should be telling you not to believe either one. See those red flags? Pay attention to them.

    My gut tells me Emily only did the show for cash and fame. The girl comes across to me as a major gold digger, and none of the men on the show, including Chris Harrison, has a bank account large enough to satisify her.

    You have to remember… she (and her daughter) is being supported by a multi-million dollar racing corporation. There’s no way in hell she is going to settle for anything less.

    So why do the show? You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out, and it isn’t because she wants a daddy for her out-of-wedlock child. The girl has the cash; now she craves fame and attention.

  19. Seriously….what are any of you smoking that you actually believe there is any truth to the Emily – Chris Harrison thing?

    At 26 (?), Emily is not going to hook up with a newly divorced or not even divorced almost 41 year-old guy with two kids. She wants lots of kids and she’ll do it with someone closer to her age.

    I believe that we’re all reading too much into this. There was no secret taping, no live finale — she probably picks no one. I’m sure she likes the final 3 for various reasons, but none of them are the total package.

    That’s my two cents.

  20. @BFW: she probably doesn’t pick anyone because whe never intended to pick anyone in the first place. Besides, like I said, no one on or associated with the show has a fat enough wallet to give her the ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous’ existence she wants.

    On another note, I don’t understand what the big fuss over Emily is all about in the first place. She’s a nice looking woman, but honestly, I’ve seen far better here in Texas. I’ve also seen far better who were participants of the show. Michelle Money, Rozlyn Papa, and Gia Allemand are the first 3 that come to mind.

  21. I think Emily does pick someone but just to “date”. After the promos from Monday night when she said she wouldn’t be able to hurt someone, I think she “pulls an Ali” by letting F2 go graciously without a final ceremony.

  22. My 2 cents; I don’t think she gives the final rose to anyone, BUT, does say she would like to continue “dating” Jef, but at this point, I really don’t care who she chooses. She’s way too barbie-doll for my liking.

  23. I don’t think Emily picks anyone either – not sure anyone in the universe is good enough for her. She couldn’t make things work with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., most popular and richest driver in Nascar. I can’t understand her issues with men… she’s got it all, money, good looks (better without all the makeup) but her personality is just a bit awkward. Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to tapes playing over and over… not to mention, most guys don’t want to be mothered/smothered 24/7. Just my two pennies…

  24. Hey @bigfatwoman, your comment about playing hide the finger with Stevie-boy made me throw up in my mouth a little. ;) Thanks for helping me keep on my diet today b/c I’ve totally lost my appetite now. Maybe you haven’t lost your mojo. I’ll stay tuned to decide for sure.

    Btw, @dreamchi, we’re ready for your weekly round-up. You’ve flipped & BFW has flopped. You should start there. You’re welcome. :)

  25. It’s strange — after reading all the criticism of Emily (she wears too much makeup-true; she is a gold digger-not sure that’s fair), etc. — that my most marked negative observation of her is rarely mentioned. She just seems a little dim-witted and really not very savvy. I’ve never heard someone say so quizzically, “I know, right?” SO often, and at times where it’s not even sensical. (Lately she’s just shortened it to “right?”) Her voice has become akin to nails on chalkboard of late; she just comes across as, well, unintelligent. Seriously unintelligent. But I’m thinking it’s just me, because no one else has noticed!

  26. @Liz, well put! My diet thanks you as well, BFW. The mental image of Steve and anyone… ((shudders))

    @graciousjunk, Agreed! Emily has managed to turn the word “right” into a 2-3 syllable word with the way she says it. Honestly, the only week her voice didn’t annoy me was when she was sick and it sounded lower and kind of raspy. She does come across as unintelligent. At the beginning of the season I really did try hard to like her and to give her season a fair chance. I get that she’s the star and it IS all about her, but she’s taken on a bit too much of a princess role in my opinion.

  27. What’s wrong with electric shavers? Sometimes
    I think Steve is a victim of his own insulated thinking. Many of his comments sound like everything he learned was Bourne out of the 80s. And being nearly 40 with no woman makes me think these are the comments of a sexually repressed individual. The blog is usually about 25% funny, but most of the commentary is painfully obvious and could be written by anyone with access to a keyboard and a DVR. Steve’s niche is getting spoiler info. Beyond that, I think we are reaching with the wrong props.

  28. Jef’s hair reminded me of Beavis and Butthead this week. Anyone else agree? It’s funny…after reading Steve’s recap after recap, it just further reminds me of how fake this show is. I mean come on, do you expect to fall in love after only a few one on one dates??? Not everyone is so lucky to have more than one on one, so can’t imagine the bachelor/bachelorette falling in love with someone they have only had private time with 1-2 x. Oh well. Keep up the good work, Steve. You make this show worth watching….I mean I don’t watch the whole show, it makes me puke, but I sure do read your whole columns. :)

  29. Part of the problem with this franchise is that the producers don’t consider the concept of something new. They recycle old contestants to the point we know for sure the next Bachelor is not going to be someone we haven’t painfully watched before. This has even gone down to the dialogue where every single person has uttered at least 10 times those famous words “i could really see myself with that girl”.. or guy… Have they never considered not cloning every season? Think of how great it would be if we didn’t hear them saying “I could really see myself with that girl”.. words that Ben must have said at least 1000 times during his atrociously painful season. That season was so bad I had decided to never watch The Bachelor again. I tuned into The Bachelorette this year only because my girlfriend comes for dinner and loves to watch it. Truly I could be happier watching Antiques Roadshow at this point (another show I find painfully boring).
    As far as the final 3 are concerned, the general consensus is that Jef is a dork, Arie a player and what I wasn’t sure about was why Sean was referred to as a meathead? Ok he doesn’t have the witty and biting repartee of Ryan, but in case you haven’t noticed, he doesn’t kill and tell, and he is the only one who does not chime in to bash his fellow contestants. Whether or not he is Emily’s choice, I give kudos to Sean for being an upstanding guy.

  30. Is it just me or as the show progresses more and more people are jumping off of the Emily ship? Honestly, she should have applied for the “SugarDaddy Bachelor Show”, she comes off as a kept woman, a selfish woman, this show is turning into an all about Emily and Ricki Show.. blah, blah, blah. ME, ME, ME.

    And what happened to her face? She better take her plastic surgeon OFF of speeddial. Somebody feed her a piece of bread already.

  31. You know, I found myself wondering if RS has ever discussed with his attorneys whether it might not be too wise for him to allow unmonitored comments. What if someone posted information that was slanderous towards one of the contestants? Does anyone know if RS could be libel for that or would it be the poster’s sole responsibility?

  32. I hope Emily has done her due diligence on these guys – Arie is not the only one who has a few spots on his record & if RS did a little digging he would know that. I guess he prefers to wait for the info to come to him.

  33. @nobody1 Even Christian girls make mistakes and get pregnant. People are only human. IMO, the fact that she decided not to abort says more about her religious beliefs than her “unwed pregnancy” does.
    And please refrain from making some all knowing, skeptical comment about how she did it to gain access to the Hendricks fortune. The Maynard’s are plenty wealthy on their own. Only Emily knows how pure her motives were, and the kind Christian thing to do is not judge and give the benefit of the doubt.

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