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The Bachelor 17 - Sean

The Bachelor Sean Recap & Clarifications on Tierra News

-Before Desiree’s date begins, Sean has some business to take care of. So he goes back to his room to sit on the couch and think. He enters the room, takes off his jacket, sits down, and realizes, “Yep, time to send Sarah home. Not seein’ it.” Glad that took you a whole five seconds of deep thinking as he picks up his jacket he just took off, puts it back on, and heads out the door. Was that really necessary? Can we at least see Sean walking around outside, head down, leaning over railings pondering this heart wrenching decision to let Sarah go early? A five second pow-wow on the couch in his room? Gee, don’t make it seem like it was already decided much earlier. So he shows up in the girls room, asks to see Sarah in front of everyone else, takes her to another room, and drops the bomb on her. “When we ended things tonight with a kiss, I felt like we were reaching…don’t know if you felt it…for whatever reason, it didn’t 100% click with us.” Sean’s big on “clicking” this season. Gotta click. Click, click, click, click, click. No click, no rose. So sorry Sarah, click your way on outta here. I was told that Sarah eliminated herself before the rose ceremony happens in Canada two months ago, and never thought to follow up on the details. I guess that part was wrong, and it was actually Sean who dumped her. Shoot me. Just shows it’s impossible to please everyone.

-I think this elimination of Sarah shows how much of a bubble you’re in on this show. Sarah’s thinking this whole time that Sean’s gonna meet her family, she’s got this great connection, and Sean wasn’t feeling it at all. When your whole life while on this show revolves around one person, of course you’re gonna think something is there that probably isn’t. Hence the reason they don’t want you talking to family or friends, going on the internet, listening to music, etc. Your whole focus every breathing moment you’re on this show is to convince you that you’re falling for this one person that you barely know. And in that environment, you can see why some women fall so hard. There was nothing that we were shown since episode 1 that made us think Sarah was someone Sean would end up with. Even that first 1-on-1 date, there wasn’t this overwhelming sense of physical attraction that we’ve seen him have with others. Yet there’s Sarah completely blindsided and had no idea this was coming. Sarah: “That’s the way love goes I guess…it’s totally ok (as she starts getting shake voice and begins bawling).” So she has to walk back into a room full of her friends and tell her she’s been sent home. Sarah then tells the world she just wishes she could find love and is sick of just being the “buddy” in relationships and being told she’s such a nice girl. She wants to find her man. Sarah, I’ll make a prediction. Come the WTA after party on Feb. 22nd, you’ll be getting plenty of attention. Of course, you’ll get what you have coming to you if you ever enter into a relationship with one of them, but hey, you’ll definitely get hit on. So I hope that boosts your ego. Don’t worry. This show did nothing but help your chances in the future of meeting a guy.

-Desiree’s 1-on-1 is next and Daniella is still questioning why Desiree now has a second 1-on-1 before Daniella even has a first. Go ask Ali. She knows why. Sean and Desiree head to Banff National Park where, you guessed it, more rappelling! Is that three different dates this season that involved some sort of heights with ropes attached? Yep. Sarah, Selma, and Desiree. Are they running out of ideas or something? Oh wait, how could I forget? The only reason they do these rappelling dates is so we can get these stupid metaphors about how doing things like this is similar to your relationship. You know, the fear of the unknown, taking a chance, stepping outside of your comfort zone, blah blah blah blah blah. I guess if we didn’t hear it every single season it’d hold a little more water, but when it’s the same thing every single time, with the same metaphors, it kinda loses it’s effect after the 432nd time we’ve heard it.

-After they make it down the 400 ft mountain, there is a picnic set up where they can talk about why Desiree had a stick up her ass in Montana. I honestly don’t really remember what her reasoning was, or if she even had one. I was more interested in the tree climbing that they did. I guess we now know why Catherine got the date in the blizzard and not this rappelling and tree climbing date. Was it cruel of them to have Sean and Desiree express their love for climbing trees in the same episode Catherine tells us her best friend was killed by one? Of course it was. Like they care. Both of them climb the tree and make out in the branches. I was never much of a tree climber myself growing up, so I can’t really relate to what the hell these two were doing. I don’t even remember swinging on a tree tire at any point. I guess I was too busy doing manly things, you know, like playing with all my Star Wars action figures and cheating on Super Mario Bros. to get 100 extra men on level 3-1. Or using the cheat code to get straight to fight Tyson on Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. So you all go play in your trees and be one with the earth. I’ll be inside saving the princess and kicking Mike Tyson’s ass. I think those two video games were the last two I was ever good at. Outside of bowling on the Wii, I can’t remember the last video game I played a lot since that Nintendo system. Ladies, if you have a dude that is in love with his video games and he’s over the age of, oh I don’t know, fourteen, you might wanna get out of that relationship as soon as you can. Thanks to Dr. Reality Steve for a quick drop-in this week. You’re welcome. I’m now talking to myself as two different people. Moving on.

-The night portion of their date is spent in a teepee. They establish that the favorite part of their day was the tree climbing. Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, Catherine is cringing at the thought. Hey, can we get some heaters up in this teepee? For the love of God, we can see their breath in that thing. Has the budget sunk that low they couldn’t bring in some portable heater? I’m afraid these two are gonna end up like Flick in ” A Christmas Story,” but instead of their tongues stuck to a flagpole, they’ll be stuck to each other. I think one of the funnier things to come out of “A Christmas Story” was the actor who played Flick ended up in the porn industry during the 90’s. So I guess having his tongue stuck to pole wasn’t the only foreign object his tongue ever licked.

-Desiree starts to open up to Sean about life growing up and tells him her family didn’t have a lot of money when they were kids and she moved around a lot living in tents and trailers. I think it’s safe to say Desiree was already a fan favorite before last night, but that story pretty much sealed the deal. I still believe Lindsay will be the next “Bachelorette,” but if it falls through or whatever, you can bet it’ll be Desiree. I know there’s an AshLee crowd out there, but she’s not getting it. No chance. I think the marriage at 17 hurts her, the fact she’s a bit too intense and not as fun and bubbly as some of the others works against her, and not to mention she’s 32. I just don’t see them going in that direction for this show. I guess the biggest thing you could say working against Desiree is that in the 8 previous seasons of the “Bachelorette,” Ali was the only lead that finished outside the top 3 in her season. Every “Bachelorette” lead has been someone who was picked at the end, dumped at the altar, or finished 3rd outside of Ali. If they chose Desiree over Lindsay, I wouldn’t have a problem with it whatsoever. I think Desiree could easily pull it off. I also think Lindsay could as well, and this is Lindsay’s gig to lose. Sorry to disappoint any AshLee, or Sarah, or Lesley fans out there. Not happening. This is a two horse race, with Lindsay in the lead.

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  1. Dianne

    February 7, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    For all of those that are blaming Sean for the way Sarah was eliminated, think about it for a minute. Sean had absolutely NO SAY on how Sarah was sent packing. It’s 100% the producers who stage this kind of thing, and always have. They played the poor girl up for everyone to feel sorry for her because of her missing limb. That got old and boring, so off she went. Same deal goes for Tierra..her antics are now so predictable, and the producers figure her 15 minutes are up, so bye, bye, Tierra.

  2. cheryl1

    February 7, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    I’m sure SR doesn’t consider Canadians freaks…unless he means freakishly nice, freakishly good looking 🙂 In those cases, he’s right. Moving on…I actually feel uncomfortable watching Ashlee’s scenes. She has some serious issues…which given her history makes perfect sense, but hashing them out on The Bachelor? Bad choice. Oh, I do tire of Lindsay. She’s a teacher? Yikes! She hasn’t said one interesting thing or had one interesting moment on the show. If she is The Bachelorette I’m not watching. Des on the other hand is great…very likeable. Yep, poor Lesley. That was a terrible break up….awful to watch. I kind of understand why he did it that way. It was likely bothering him. He wanted to get it over with, and not sit through an awkward per-rose ceremony conversation. But still – awful. And, pease, please could they show us a little more of Catherine!

  3. Dianne

    February 7, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    @peepsforpeace – Selma, is that you??!!

  4. randais

    February 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Dianne – bwahahahhaah I almost fell off the bed with that last comment! Good one.

    Peeps and anyone else defending Ms. Selma via “do you know the back story” – Really? A back story to why/where/when she took off her top for a video, could excuse it or change the fact that she STILL appears hypocritical? I will never understand that rationale. I don’t know her or what’s in her heart and don’t begin to suggest that I do, BUT I DO know how she “appears” based on what she has done and has been put out there for EVERYone to see. That’s the ONLY thing we have to go off of. It’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. I’m not suggesting she’s not a “nice” person, I think many hypocrites can be very nice people, or has a “good” heart. I just think the term hypocrite, in this instance, means she is sending two different messages, that’s all.

    Having said all that and slightly changing the subject, I would have NEVER jumped into that freezing water either no matter if it sent me home or not. In my opinion, if it DID send me home, that would tell me, without question, he was NOT the man for me.

  5. megbird711

    February 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    I’m a girl, and I really like Lindsay. Not huge on Des, she seems boring. *Shrug*. Now, when I say “like”, I mean like for a lead. I didn’t want Sean for a lead, and lo and behold, this is the most bored I have ever been watching this franchise. Thank God for some of the girls I like (Lesley and Lindsay are my faves). I think Lindsay would be funny and entertaining, two things Sean and Emily were NOT.

    As for the ring thing, I think that it’s sloppy editing, but I think it was filmed when they said it was.

    And cheryl, did you mean Poor Sarah? Lesley is still on the show! And I thought it was rude what Sean did too.

  6. megbird711

    February 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    And Dianne, all we are told this season is how everything is Sean’s choice. If he can give roses out to whoever the hell he feels like on the first night, you honestly think he can’t refuse to embarrass Sarah? Of course he could’ve. He just is dumb enough to think he was doing the respectful thing. He embarrassed both Sarah and Kacie, and his muscles-for-brain is too slow to realize it.

  7. addicted2rs

    February 7, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Daniella didn’t get a 1-1 date because Sean already knew he was going to send her home. But he was going to let her wait until the rose ceremony. It is really cruel the way he eliminated Sarah. I wouldn’t put it past the producers forcing it, but I also wouldn’t put it past Sean either.

    When I saw the ring on Catherine’s wedding finger I thought it might be a family heirloom because it seemed to have a wedding ring attached to the engagement ring. It didn’t look impressive enough to be a ring from the show though.

    I noticed Des packed the exact same red and black suitcase that Sarah did. Must have been given to every girl who made it that far.

    One last thought… I think Sean and Catherine would make a good couple now that we’ve gotten to see a few minutes of them together. He doesn’t seem to want a serious person. Kind of surprised he doesn’t eliminate AshLee sooner.

  8. jillbeau

    February 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    I will miss Selma for her snarky comments. She had a gem during the cocktail party that I haven’t seen mentioned in any blogs. Talking to Lesley and Des about Tierra: “Let’s be honest. You’re going to WIFE that?!??”. Sure it was mean, but it made me laugh. There’s a deleted scene that Steve may post in today’s column that pretty much shows why Sean eliminated her. But for some unknown reason, the producers decided not to include it in the show. Who knows anymore.

  9. Dianne

    February 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Megabird, honey, you just keep on thinking the way you’re thinking. But, you have to realize, Sean is paid to be there, and is under contract to be there, and that leads me to belive that he has to do what he’s told to do, not vice-versa. But hey, that’s only my opinion.

  10. randais

    February 7, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    I can’t help but think of one more thing, after reading everyone bashing everyone on the show (and me too), but it seems to me, this ALWAYS happens. No matter who the bach/ette is, since we’ve ALL met whoever it is previously, they ALWAYS appear to morph when taken out of a competitive role and placed in a control role. EVERY single one of them. I have been disappointed in the lead, going from one role to the other, EVERY SINGLE SEASON. They turn into clueless, thinking with their crotch, hypocritical idiots. So why are we surprised? I’m not, it’s the same thing every season, time for us to just accept it and carry on.

  11. jensmith05

    February 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Hey, Steve, big fan. Women put perfume on their wrists and their necks because they are “pulse points” where your blood vessels are closest to the skin, thus the hottest (temperature) areas. Because these areas are warm, the smell reignites when activity happens. Also, my mom said you should always wear perfume a little higher on your neck, so when a man kisses it, it smells wonderful, but doesn’t taste like rubbing alcohol. Love the column.

  12. cheryl1

    February 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    @megabird, you’re right. I get the names mixed up.

  13. LynnMJ

    February 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Dianne – I feel the same. Producers want/need for certain things to happen. There is no way they’re going to send the resident b#tch home when she’s the person everyone talks, writes, blogs about. Is it a coincidence that Sean, just like many bachelors before him, keeps an obviously obnoxious personality around, even after being told straight out by other women that he needs to know the truth? The drama queen makes the show….without one of those, it’d be boring.

  14. mariet

    February 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    cheryl1– Yes, you get the names mixed up. Like when you said, Lindsay. She’s a teacher? Yikes! I’m sure you meant, Ashley Hebert. She’s a dentist? Yikes!

  15. peepsforpeace

    February 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    @Athena – thank you! And yes, great point about people changing, etc. I mean, these women are still so young! I agree the topless video of Selma was a bit strange but we really don’t know the backstory behind it and whether it was even released, etc. Just have a bit of a beef with people writing posts authoritatively about others cultures when they obviously don’t understand just how complex culture is.

  16. reddla

    February 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Of course this show is produced but I an hardly believe you would put merit in anything that Doug character had to say. It’s called saving face.

  17. Athena

    February 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    @jillbeau about Selma: you’re right, that was a “good” snarky comment she made during the cocktail party, and thanks for the video clip. I don’t know why they didn’t show it either. Granted, she wasn’t very smooth when she called the other girls “idiots” for taking the plunge by not realizing that Sean was one of the “idiots” too. But, I thought what was most telling is how put upon he seemed by her comment. It’s ok for him to expect all of the girls to do his (producers) bidding, but not ok for Selma to say “no thank you”. Seemed arrogant to me. Guess it’s good she went home – it was definitely not going to be a match made in heaven for those two.

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