The “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including the Latest on the Next Bachelor

September 11th, 2012 | 69 Comments | Posted in Bachelor Pad 3

-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.

69 thoughts on “The “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including the Latest on the Next Bachelor

  1. @aogden Ever since Steve has been talking about Kalon “dating” other woman, I always kind of felt like it was probably Kalon hanging out with friends that were girls. Just the way Steve phrased it made it seem as if Kalon wasn’t allowed to have female friends now that he is dating Lindzi.

  2. I just don’t understand what’s the point of having spoilers if they’re wrong. Wasn’t Steve so sure it was going to be Roberto? Seems like he lost his sources and he’s grasping at straws here.

  3. Nick’s a prick; not because he chose “keep”, but because of his smugness.
    His “speech” showed how insecure he is.

  4. Just watched the finale. I knew what happened but here are my thoughts. What in holy hell was Jamie wearing? OMG – the first thing I thought of was “Genie in a Bottle”. I try not to judge people but that was horrific. And wasn’t it obvious to anybody that didn’t kno the ending that Nick won the money after kept showing the same clip over and over of Rachel demanding to talk to somebody and calling that person an ass? And finally, Nick played a great game. He won fair and square – he didn’t owe anybody anything. If this was “Survivor” noboby would be bitchn’. Just sayin….

  5. I think the person who said Nick has a lack of confidence is way off. The people who have a lack of confidence are the ones who put him down to build themselves up…Jaclyn, Rachel, etc.

    c103..RS has always had a jealousy problem with quite a few male cast members over the years. It’s not just Arie.

  6. Well I can pretty much predict the new “Bachlelor” will not be Sean. My little Cajun beauty was flown to LA for the final interviews as she made the final 50 cut. Unfortunately, she was not chosen and was told it was due to the fact she was not compatible with the future “Bachelor”. She would be a perfect choice for Sean all around and had personally picked him on his season. Their Catholic views are spot on as a couple. Anxious to see and if it is him, we will be disappointed and will also have concerns as to what the cast and show are really looking for in a true match. If it is not Sean, the show may make more sense to us. It has been a long and worthwhile process. Proud of my southern bell making it as far as she did. She is a very special young lady.

  7. Happy5, sorry to tell you but RS confirmed the new Bachelor IS indeed Sean. Keep in mind the producers cast for entertainment, not compatibility. Your friend or whoever she is to you was probably not entertaining enough in their eyes.

  8. Well said and I totally get that even though they used the word compatibity. I will say my daughter would have brought some entertainment to the show as she is very engaging but definately no drama. I am happy for Sean and wish him well even though he will be missing a great opportunity to meet my very special daughter. The show must go on and I am an avid fan. Felt good to comment on the process. Thanks for your input. I truly believe the outcome was not in our hands and worked out for the best.

  9. Wonder if RS will give us insight as to why Roberto was passed over. Was he asking too much moola? Could be Sean settled for a lot less and thus chosen. Or maybe Roberto decided he didn’t want to subject himself to the whole mess again. Bet Ali is relieved cause him rehashing their relationship would not reflect favorably on her and her desire to be a “star”.

    Sorry but Sean will bore me. Never thought he was attractive at all. And we can get to watch his right eye only squint again. Strange.

  10. Sorry happy5, I didn’t mean to sound negative saying she wouldn’t be entertaining. If anything it’s probably a testament to her character that she may not have been what they were looking for. She may have dodged a bullet not being casted! I hope you both enjoy the season.

  11. Laughing at myself for even commenting. I’m recently retired with extra time on my hands. Just still in shock that my little girl from a very small town in Louisiana made it as far as she did. So close we thought she was actually cast. Have to say she took the news very well since she is such a happy go lucky kind of girl. But family and friends not so much. We wanted this so much for her. Just hope I can get over the rejection and somehow enjoy the show even though she wasn’t cast. Hahaha

  12. DawsMA
    What a sweet thing to say and you are exactly right! You just helped me feel better about their decision! And not feel so silly about commenting!! Thank you!!

  13. Really Jamie what was that on your head? It looked like a bedazzled jock strap on her head! She was way too serious acting with Chris and it was just plain silly. Let it go already!

  14. I did feel bad for Rachel but I think Nick did the right thing. I didn’t really like the gloating and if I had won, I still wouldn’t have gloated but I can also understand where he was coming fromt. They all were pretty nasty to him. The only ending I see for next time is both contestants choos KEEP and then the whole “pad” gets the money except the 2 contestants or at least I think that is how it goes. Other than that, I don’t see any other good endings. It won’t be the same here on out that is for sure!!!!!!!

  15. Nick was brilliant and I didn’t even feel sorry for Rachel. I didn’t like her on the Bachelor and I didn’t like her on Bachelor Pad. If she honestly thought she could come as close as she did to forcing Nick out of the competition after MIchael left and he wouldn’t remember that, she’s incredibly stupid.

  16. I have to admit that I would have kept the money too. It’s a game and all is fair…Rachel did nothing but moan and whine after Michael left and Ed and Jac thought they would win it all. He made a lot of points when explaining why he kept it for himself. She went on and on asking “Why” and he told her. I actually hate the way they make the show a “couples” theme. I remember in season one three or four girls were booted out just because they didn’t have partners yet the show was “represented” as a game show for a single winner.

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