-Lets touch on a few things that we saw on the show along with some of the things that were addressed. The first issue was Erica telling Lindzi to just “be careful” when it comes to Kalon because she had seen him at a movie premiere with another woman and was back in Houston hanging out with his ex. We’ve seen the email from a reader who saw Kalon at 12 and Highland in Manhattan Beach with a woman who wasn’t Lindzi (which has since been corroborated by others), and now you have Erica’s claim as well. I will stand by what I reported a couple weeks ago. Kalon and Lindzi are not a couple, and I’m really not understanding why he’s claiming that they are. Whatever floats his boat. I think we can all see what’s going on here. If you can’t, don’t know what to tell ya’. I do feel bad for Lindzi though. She should probably take Erica’s advice to heart. Wish they would’ve spent a little more time showing us this, you know, like actually giving us Lindzi’s reaction. Instead they just moved on like it was nothing.
-Michael then went up to the hot seat first. During their video recap of his time there, we saw a clip that was never shown during the season, of Erica asking Michael, “Do you see yourself seeing Rachel after the show?” To which he responded, “No.” I think I’ve talked about this enough over the last couple weeks, but if last night’s show didn’t prove what I was telling you, you’re really missing the boat. Even Jaclyn called Michael out on it, and for the most part, Michael accepted the fact that he led Rachel on. Sort of. I think Michael definitely lost sight of what he was actually saying and doing on the show. Same thing pretty much happened to Chris. But for him to tell Rachel he didn’t think it was gonna work with her long distance, and then to currently be in a long distance relationship with a girl from Chicago, you can see why Rachel was pissed. Who wouldn’t be? But Michael ultimately owned up not being more honest with her from the beginning. He just should’ve said “I don’t want to be in a relationship with you.” If Michael would’ve liked Rachel more than the girl from Chicago he’s currently with, then he’d be with Rachel. He likes the other girl better, so he’s with her. But when you make out with a girl during filming, sleep with her at night, tell her “I’m not going anywhere,” yeah, she’s gonna get the impression you want to be with her. So that was ultimately his biggest mistake. Rachel had every right to be pissed at Michael, and Michael knows he was in the wrong for the way he acted towards her. The voice of reason, Chris Harrison, even chimed in about it on his blog today:
“Whether she was used by Michael or not, I think we could all see she was falling in love with a guy that was just never going to have those same feelings for her. She was left heartbroken. She did a very good job of expressing her feelings for Michael and did the best she could to try and get some sort of answer. But let’s face it, we’ve all been in that situation, and there is never an explanation that will make anybody feel better about it.”
Exactly. Nothing Michael said last night was really gonna make Rachel feel any better about things. I don’t think Michael intentionally meant to hurt Rachel, but the bottom line was he did, and there’s really nothing you can say to console her at that point. I mean, that finale was taped 7 weeks after they left the house and she was still crying over him, so yeah, you know she was more into him than he was into her.
-Speaking of Chris Harrison, why was he tweeting last night like the show was live? Did you see his tweets? Does he really think his audience is that stupid? He must. Here’s what he tweeted just minutes before 8:00PM EST:
Chris Harrison @chrisbharrison
Backstage. Ready to rock #bachpad finale! Fasten your seatbelts
Chris Harrison @chrisbharrison
Live studio audience is ready. 4 min to air!!! #bachpad finale
And then even attached pictures of him and the crowd like he was about to take the air live. Chris, you do realize that at the end of last weeks episode they showed us clips from last night’s show, right? And you realize that all throughout last night’s show they were showing us clips from what was upcoming, right? So by your logic of tweets saying that you were going “live,” how exactly would you have footage of what was to come? Mind boggling how idiotic those tweets were, not to mention, what he thinks the intelligence level of the show’s fan base is. The sad part? There were probably of plenty of people in America last night who did think the show was live.
-Jaclyn was next up in the hot seat and talked about her journey on the show. I guess the only interesting part to come out of it was her saying “Our relationship has never been the same since.” Huh? We see your Twitter account. We see her Twitter account. We are aware that the two of you spent a weekend in Chicago with Chris and Ed. You tweeted pictures from it. We saw the embrace you gave her after her and Nick had been voted the winners. I guess I just don’t get why she’d even say that when it’s clearly obvious that Jaclyn was upset in the moment and maybe for a little bit afterwards of not getting taken to the finals, but clearly these two are fine. However, in Jaclyn’s defense, I’m well aware of how these “Tell All” shows work and producers absolutely tell the contestants to play up the storylines that were created on the show, even though the “Tell All” shows are taped much later than filming, and most people are over it by then. But so they can get the most dramatic and interesting show possible, they basically tell them to act like they did on the show, when in reality, most of these people are over it by the time they go back and film. Some play along, some don’t. But with social media now, it’s kinda hard to hide things like this.
-Blakeley on the hot seat was entertaining. Forgot how many classic lines she had this season. And nice to see she has since added even more tattoo sleeves since filming ended. I think her and Tony make such an odd, bizarre couple, but maybe that’s why it’ll work. Who knows? And yes, the ring he gave her was completely another Neil Lane giveaway that Tony didn’t pay a cent for, which is why they made sure you saw his name in the box when he was down on one knee. Here’s more info on Blakeley’s ring if you’re interested. The best part of Blakeley on the hot seat was getting to see them focus on Jamie and her ridiculous wardrobe and the fact that there isn’t a single person in this franchise that seems to think she’s a normal human being on any front. Both Jaclyn and Blakeley just said publicly what pretty much a lot of people have said privately about her. She’s just not right. Jamie said to Jaclyn: “You have no reason not to be friends with me.” Huh? Who says that to someone else? It’s basically like she’s begging her to be her friend and be liked. If that wasn’t bad enough, she said it all while sitting up there with fake eyelashes, flying saucers hanging from her ears, a bedazzled face, and a chain a stripper would wear around her waist strapped to her head. On your wardrobe alone, you’re lucky people talk to you. Thought Jaclyn defended herself about as well as you could: “Just because I’m not friends with you doesn’t mean I’m a mean person.” From what I’ve been told, if you take a survey of Ben’s girls and get a show of hands of how many of them actually liked Jamie, I don’t think you’d see more than 5 raise their hands. If that. “Socially awkward” might’ve actually been one of the more nicer things I’ve heard said about Jamie.
-So at the end of the first hour, they finally bring out the final four couples, Nick & Rachel and Chris and Sarah. It was the first time for Rachel to confront Michael publicly and you could basically see her blood boiling on stage having him try to console her about how he acted. She wanted no part of it, and did bring up the fact he was seeing someone long distance after he told her he didn’t think it would work with her because of the distance. Michael was screwed. Nothing he said was gonna make her feel any better, and I’m pretty sure Michael knows now he f’ed up by the things he said and did with Rachel on the show. I thought the funniest part was Nick’s reaction to the whole thing. He just had to sit there with this huge grin on the inside knowing what was about to come. But the exchange between Rachel and Michael on stage only further solidified why Nick made the right decision, which I’ll get to on the next page.
-Then they went over to the Chris and Sarah team and it pretty much focused on Chris’ behavior in the house. Towards Blakeley, then Jamie, and now Sarah. I’ve been just as hard on Chris as I have been on anyone from this show in recent memory, and deservedly so, but I will give him credit last night for at least apologizing and admitting the game got a hold of him. Did it excuse his behavior? Of course not. But at least he apologized. I’m sure plenty of you don’t think it was sincere, but from what I saw, it seemed like it was. Maybe he was just doing it for TV, I don’t know. But when he admitted he hears it from his family, and when he said his father has told him, “That’s not how I raised you,” we can only hope that he took it to heart and realized he acted like a complete douchenozzle on national television for the last two months. There’s no denying that.
-I understand when he says he was there to play a game, but I think he got so lost in having fun and playing the game, that he actually forgot what it MEANT to play the game. I can’t remember which person said it, I think it was Blakeley, but if you’re playing the game, then you gotta realize that his fellow cast members would ultimately be the ones to decide his fate, so by acting the way he did, I don’t know how he thought he’d get any votes in the end. So he definitely lost sight of how to play the game since no one trying to win votes from other members of the cast would’ve caused as much drama as he did. Yet another reason why Nick’s decision to convince Rachel to take them to the finals was the best move. Chris and Sarah stood no chance of getting the majority votes. None. I wish Chris Harrison would’ve asked everyone after the voting took place in favor of Nick & Rachel, “If Ed and Jaclyn were in the finals vs Nick and Rachel, who would you have then voted for?” Hey, Probst does it at the “Survivor” live finale all the time. Maybe Chris should take some pointers from the master.