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.