The “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including My Thoughts on Emily & Jef and What’s the Kalon/Lindzi Status Now

August 28th, 2012 | 34 Comments | Posted in Bachelor Pad 3, The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

With the spoilers posted yesterday, last night’s “Bachelor Pad” episode (and the rest of the episodes this season – all 2 of them) aren’t really all that exciting anymore, are they? Next week they’ll go from four couples down to three, and then the finale airing September 10th, will be them airing the final challenge, with the decision of the winning couple of that challenge choosing who they want to go with them to the finals. Thank God. Only two weeks left of this garbage. Lets face it, the show bombed in its third season. I’m sure it’ll come back for a fourth, but the ratings have been way lower than I’m sure they expected this time around. That’s what you get when you repeat dates, locations, and do variations of the same challenges the first two seasons. So while they are probably shocked at the lower ratings this season, they shouldn’t be. How about putting a little more creativity into your show rather than just relying on the in house drama from characters no one really cares that much about?

In case you didn’t read yesterday’s post that went up in the evening, or if you just don’t feel like scrolling down and reading it, I’m going to repost the “Bachelor Pad” finale spoilers right here. After watching last night’s episode, you can kinda see why the ending played out the way it did. Here are the spoilers with my thoughts on the ending afterwards:

-Last season, the finale was 3 hours long. The first hour was the from when the show taped, then the actual taping where they vote on the winner was 2 hours long. According to ABC’s tv schedule, they only have 2 hours allotted for that night, so I’m assuming the first hour will be the footage from the final challenge, then the decision made by that final couple on who to take to the finals, then the second hour will be what taped yesterday.

-Looks like RumorFix.com needs to be commended. They broke the Tony/Blakeley story before it even took place. Impressive. If you follow Blakeley on Twitter, you saw that she had a going away party last week, and that she’s moving to Portland in a week. Well, now she has more of a reason to. Tony proposed to her at the taping while she was up in the hot seat and she said yes. She is moving in with him and his son. Interesting couple definitely, and I’m guessing Neil Lane no doubt probably supplied the ring to all this and Tony didn’t pay a cent, but nonetheless, looks like we have a new couple spawned from “Bachelor Pad.”

-Rachel and Michael kinda have it out over what happened to them. Remember last week when I referenced the fact of would you think differently of Michael if he had girlfriend before the show that he got back together with after filming? Well, it’s all addressed at the taping. Michael was seeing a girl named Emily from Chicago that he met during one of his touring shows before filming started, I guess broke it off right before leaving to film (assuming so he could hook up on the show), then they started back up right when filming was over. He’s certainly not hiding her on Twitter. Pretty easy to figure out who it is. So I don’t really understand why his whole mantra on the show was “I’m here for love.” It was basically a lie. There was never a serious relationship with him and Rachel, which I alluded to in Thursday’s email bag. I guess Michael’s reasoning for not trying with Rachel was the long distance thing and Rachel basically called him out for it because she’s aware about the girl Michael is seeing in Chicago. Michael I guess felt bad about the whole thing watching it back and that he didn’t know that Rachel was really falling for him because she never told those things to his face. She only said it in ITM’s. Whatever the case, they have a fairly big blowup over all of it. Although I do hear it’s pretty serious between Michael and this Emily girl and either she’s gonna move to LA, or he’s moving back to Chicago. But lets face it, the Michael we saw on “Bachelor Pad” was definitely not being 100% honest with Rachel. He knows he had someone else he was more interested in the whole time.

-Not much on the Erica/Michael fallout, but apparently Erica has words for Kalon for him trashing her in the media about her weight, etc. She even tells Lindzi to watch out because Kalon is a womanizer. Which brings me to an email I received last Wednesday the 22nd that I figured I’d share now since it’s relevant to what Erica said:

“I know you just posted about Kalon and Lindzi being together, but Kalon and a bunch of his buddies were out and about in Manhattan Beach this past weekend (Friday night at Twelve and Highland), and my girlfriends said that he looked very single (flirty and what not). There weren’t any girls with them either. Don’t know if this means anything, or this is just Kalon’s normal boyfriend douche-bag behavior. I don’t even really care myself, but just thought I’d pass some information along.”

Exactly none of this should surprise any of you.

-As for the votes, Nick and Rachel and Chris and Sarah are the final four (in case you didn’t remember). Nick and Rachel win almost unanimously. I think only three people even voted for Chris and Sarah. And in the same as the first two seasons, Nick and Rachel are then sent off stage to decide what to do with the $250,000. If they both choose “Share,” they split the $250k (like what happened the first two seasons), if one chooses “Share” and one chooses “Keep,” the person who chose “Keep” gets all $250k, and if they both choose “Keep,” then each of them get nothing and the rest of the cast splits $250k. They come out from backstage, and Rachel choose “Share.” However, Nick chose “Keep,” so Nick wins all $250k.

-He says how no one came on this show to win $125,000. They all wanted to (and talked about) winning $250,000. Nick said he never had an alliance with anyone, Rachel included. He was always just out for himself. So he wins all the money. Rachel is mad at Nick because her argument is that everyone that voted for Nick and Rachel voted for them because of her, not him. Then he went and took all the money. She apparently stormed off and was very upset/angry, hence the reason she apparently was a drunken mess at the after party and got sick. No Michael. No money. Sucks to be her.

-Only other thing worth noting is that apparently Chris was butt hurt because he basically knew the people in the house didn’t like him or his behavior, so he knew they weren’t gonna get any votes.

-And no, they didn’t announce who the next “Bachelor” is. I’m guessing that announcement will not come until we get closer to the Sept. 20th start date.

So I have no problem with what Nick did. I actually never thought anyone would have the balls to choose “Keep” at the end, for fear of their partner also choosing “Keep” and neither of them winding up with nothing. You think if Rachel knew that Nick would choose “Keep” she’d have picked “Share?” Of course not. And you know they’ve probably texted, emailed, called each other at some point over these last two months since filming ended to talk about the show, and it certainly seems like Nick had convinced Rachel, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’re good. I’m totally choosing ‘Share’ and we’ll split the money.” Because if he even hints to her he’s thinking of choosing “Keep,” then immediately she would think “Well I gotta choose ‘Keep’ because if I don’t get any money, then he better not either.” Nick went on there to win $250,000 and he did. There isn’t a single reality game show on TV that has a money prize, where the person who ended up winning didn’t have to lie at some point in the game. Nick didn’t owe Rachel anything. They weren’t partners, they weren’t hooking up, they were never a couple. Yeah, it sucks what happened to her, but Nick basically just took advantage of it. If he’s hated now, so be it. I’d rather be hated with $250k in my pocket, then loved by people after walking away with nothing. He went on a game show to win money and he did. He didn’t sleep around, he didn’t toy with any chicks emotions, he didn’t prey on the weak, and he didn’t form any serious alliances. In my mind, he did exactly what he should’ve done and that’s why he’s $250k richer. Props to him for pulling it off. I never thought anybody would.

34 thoughts on “The “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including My Thoughts on Emily & Jef and What’s the Kalon/Lindzi Status Now

  1. Funny recap, although I do have to say its pretty ironic that you misspelled “serendipity” after mocking the contestants’ grammar and talking about how easy that word was. (“but they were certainly much harder than ‘serenedipity’”).

  2. @mel1 He spelled it right multiple times before, so it’s probably just a typo, but ironic indeed.

    I only read the recaps because the show is too terrible. I wish he would have recapped what their incorrect spellings were. Some of those words seem impossible to get wrong. That said, it is a lot easier to write a word than spell it off the top of your head under pressure.

  3. Pretty sure Steve is wrong about the Kalon/Lindzi breakup. His twitter is @kalonMcM and they are clearly together. He posted a pic of her just a few hours ago…

  4. As for the column, Steve, I think going on and on about how you know everything about every Bach related situation, but won’t share because you protect your sources, is bs. When has that ever been an issue?? I think it is perfectly fine to admit when you just DON’T KNOW about something or are wrong (Emily and Jef, the next Bach, etc. Steve even tweeted last week that emily’s secret guy was coming out with an us weekly interview), but it looks so foolish to rant about how you’re just not sharing. This is a spoiler site! I appreciated hearing the bachelor pad finale spoilers and am not doubting you get some great info, just stating no need to exaggerate or lie to look good.

  5. Actually Steve, I’d say that the best thing you could add to your site is a blindgossip page form former contestants. Write them in traditional format, then let us try to guess the who based upon the crumbs you drop us. You may never have to revealt he blind, or can wait to do it until the evidence gets revealed in interviews or on the show. And of course, spill on the hook-ups at all the Bach renunions. Do it in blind style, and no sources get outed.

    Just a thought and it would be fun.

    Somehting you really ought to consider.

  6. Thanks so much for the hilarious re-cap, Steve.
    I missed the show as I was too busy nursing a massive migraine to subject myself to the torture of having to view the episode. Besides, your re-caps are 100 times more entertaining than the show itself.
    I think it’s freaking awesome that a BP contestant finally has the smarts to choose “KEEP” and walk away with the full $250K. Fleiss must’ve been flummoxed!
    I wasn’t going to bother watching the finale because the show has been so lame, but now that I know what’s going to happen (attention BP Franchise: Reality Steve is your friend!), ain’t no way in the world I’m gonna miss it.
    The bonus is that the winner is the sole contestant who didn’t behave like a horny and/or emotionally wrecked douchebag.
    By the way, Steve … sure hope you’re getting some kind of compensation from Stacy Carey of examiner.com who, under the guise of “judging” your spoilers, uses YOU as her source to spell them all out!

  7. @maxi, if he outs sources that he has used before, he won’t be able to use them again. That said, I wish he’d quit alluding to it. It’s like dangling a carrot.

    @punka, that is a great idea.

  8. @khaki very true, that is absolutely understandable. All I mean is I’m a little confused why he suddenly acts like he can’t share the info they tell him, hasn’t he always done that?

  9. Glad you’re not a gossip site Steve. It’s much better to be a site full of unsubstantiated innuendos and bullshit than facts. Plus your batting average stinks. Let’s see. oh yes, Ben and Courtney will never make it, and they are more in love and together than ever. And this gem, JP and Ashley, will get married. Hope you didn’t buy a gift yet cause it’s now 16 months since the proposal and still not even a wedding date?? I would not be surprised if Jef and Emily beat both of those couples to the altar. If I’m right, you can just buy me a gift, that seems fair enough or just eat another plate of crow. lmao

  10. You know what I heard?! No wait I can’t tell you what I heard. But I can tell you I heard what I heard. And considering what I heard… I have an opinion!… yah we all do.
    Anyhow, I completely agree with the statement that sharing opinions is one thing, at least when stated as such, gossiping is altogether something else. So cheers for not going in that direction!

  11. Great column. Thanks for bringing me back to reality (realizing that Jemily will never get married). Funny that Blakely already moved but Jef hasn’t.

    Just because Jef’s parents may be wealthy, doesn’t mean he has a trust fund and/or access to one. Plenty of small business owners, celebrities (Anderson Cooper comes to mind), athletes have rich parents. Doesn’t mean the kids have it. Anderson Cooper told Oprah years ago that he needed a job because his mother was not willing to support her adult children. I know wealthy non-celebrity parents who do this.

  12. Tony and Blakely? Wow. At least he can ski the slopes of the twin sisters with her in Oregon. I like skiing the slopes too. What red blooded American male doesn’t? Good job Tony.

    I think it’s also safe to assume that Nick has made his final TV appearance on a Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise show. He won’t be asked back to defend his title next season because no one would ever be able to trust him. Besides, he is so non-descript that he does nothing for ratings. If he shows up for a Bachelor/ette reunion, and any of the “pinky swear” trio are there, he will most likely be blackballed. Not that any of that matters. He’s $250K richer and there’s plenty of babes who will dig him for that. If I were him I would look up Donna Zitelli in NYC and see if I could ski her slopes too.

  13. People, of course Steve is dangling a carrot. If you were at all familiar with his ways, you’d know that he does this to get you all to come back and keep checking for updates. Tsk, tsk on those of you that don’t know him any better.

  14. @mel1, I thought that RealitySteve misspelled it, too, at first. But then I noticed it was in quotes. I think he purposely misspelled it the same way the couple did.

  15. Where in the column is “Serendipity” spelled wrong? I went back and skimmed it and the three times I saw that word, it was spelled properly. Maybe RS went back and corrected it.

  16. So Rachel called you and bitched about Michael, huh?

    “After what happened to me recently with Erica, it’d be very hypocritical for me to call Erica out for being a sh**ty friend, and then do the exact same thing myself by betraying the trust of people who tell me stuff and run to my blog to spill information. Just not gonna do it.
    Read more at http://realitysteve.com/2012/08/28/the-bachelor-pad-spoilers-jef-emily-kalon-lindz/5/#hPcPqPT3vxqXPaVZ.99

  17. Reality Steve is right about Jemily. I don’t know who Steve’s contacts are, but I know this couple. They are on the skids, totally. On their recent trip to Ghana with People Water, they were miserable. Emily was extremely high-maintenance (big surprise) and Jef couldn’t keep her happy. Jef…I’m a fan of. (He’s WAY over his head and totally bought into the Emily delusion. All that sparkles is not gold.) Emily…not so much. He’s trapped in this reality game and he’s giving it a go, for “honorable” reasons. I wish he’d cut his losses and move on, despite the cost. The faking it is hurting his integrity. I don’t know how long they can hobble around and keep up appearances. But Emily is quite okay with throwing in Ricki (or anything else) to benefit herself. Personally, I can’t see this woman without throwing up a little. FWI, Em, you could smile, wave, say “hi”, hold Jef’s hand, when you’re on stage with him promoting People Water. Might make it look a bit more real…but glad you finally decided that you could make it, lol. All your deluded fans were so…deluded?

  18. Yes Jacqueline, Ed is a player. Everyone knew that since Jillians season. Yes, I watch this stupid show. It’s the only funny thing on Monday night. I must say, the best season, if there has to be one, of this show, was Natalie Getz and David Goode. They knew they were about hook ups, and money, and friendship and not much more. They played the game, had fun doing it and no one walked away with hurt feelings. No whores, no delusions of life loves, just chance and game play. That is what this show is about. I love what Nick did. That was smart thinking on his part. Glad he wins. Go Nick. Good Game.

  19. Hey Steve,

    I love your Dog, she is so cute! Anyway how can you say that Emily and Jef are not getting married? He is moving across the Country to live close to her now and she is planning a wedding- What’s up, you don’t think that this will happen? Just Curious about your comments earlier when you said ” They would never get married” I am not so sure about that one.

    Anna

  20. Could not care less about “Jemily.” He’s a nice guy and he looks 12. Duh – she totally picked him for his trust fund. I’m FAR more upset about Tony and Blakely. The minute they got together, I was afraid he was going to bring her to Portland. Damn it, Tony.

  21. Jeff…emily…kalon..lyndsay…michael…and on, and on…have to admit though that reading the posts are comical. while everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion, i cannot help but to be shocked at the amount of people that actually care who is texting, sexting, tweeting, cheating, broken up, or heartbroken. It is interesting to read other perspectives, though, and the cell phone privacy debate caught my eye. Im no
    I can say is that if you are in a committed relationship then theres just

  22. Jeff…emily…kalon..lyndsay…michael…and on, and on…have to admit though that reading the posts are comical. while everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion, i cannot help but to be shocked at the amount of people that actually care who is texting, sexting, tweeting, cheating, broken up, or heartbroken. It is interesting to read other perspectives, though, and the cell phone privacy debate caught my eye. Im no expert, but if you are honest with yourself and you are with the right person then theres no looking over your shoulder. I guess there are just some people who like the drama and the e hidden secrets are exactly why these sites exist. Personally speaking, ye ars ago, I was one myself. I can honestly say though, theres nothing I would not say or do that I would do if my husband was standing behind me at all times

  23. Jeff…emily…kalon..lyndsay…michael…and on, and on…have to admit though that reading the posts are comical. while everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion, i cannot help but to be shocked at the amount of people that actually care who is texting, sexting, tweeting, cheating, broken up, or heartbroken. It is interesting to read other perspectives, though, and the conflict over the cell phone privacy caught my eye. The bottom line is…if u r in a commited should not matter when ur partner grab ur phone

  24. Jeff…emily…kalon..lyndsay…michael…and on, and on…have to admit though that reading the posts are comical. while everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion, i cannot help but to be shocked at the amount of people that actually care who is texting, sexting, tweeting, cheating, broken up, or heartbroken. It is interesting to read other perspectives, though, and the conflict over the cell phone privacy caught my eye. The bottom is if ur in a committed relationship, it should not matter when they grab ur phone, what they look at, what texts they read, etc. if they r snooping, obviosly theres a problem to begin with. If u have to hide ur cell from the person u r with, whats the point of being with that person? But then again..if everyone lived by those standards, then places like this would cease to exist.

  25. @haileytucki on – hmmmm????
    “Jeff…emily…kalon..lyndsay…michael…and on, and on…have to admit though that reading the posts are comical. while everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion, i cannot help but to be shocked at the amount of people that actually care who is texting, sexting, tweeting, cheating, broken up, or heartbroken. It is interesting to read other perspectives, though, and the conflict over the cell phone privacy caught my eye. The bottom line is…”

    Just a tad repetitive….

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