-Cocktail party time and Selma is up to her tricks. After holding out on the kissing during the Joshua tree date, she is ready to step up to the plate and lay one on him now. I think. “Although I didn’t have the courage to jump into the lake, I do have the courage to show my love.” She tells Sean to close his eyes, then proceeds to give him a 5 second peck on the lips with no tongue. Sean might’ve said in his blog today he sent Selma packing because of her unwillingness to compromise, but lets be honest here, if a chick is gonna build up the suspense of your first kiss, and then lays that dud on you, that’s a major letdown. Of course, Selma is in the clouds and practically thinks she just delivered an Oscar-worthy on-screen kiss. “To kiss someone on national television is a huge shame to my family, but mama, please forgive me…had to bring out the big guns tonight.” Oh yes you did, Selma. You sure did. They are huge and they are spectacular.
-Lindsay’s turn with Sean and she’s gonna play a game that’ll never work – try not to kiss him while sitting right next to him. She swears she’s not gonna kiss him, even though we know she can’t not do it. So to take their mind off the inevitable, Sean asks her, “Tell me something about yourself that I don’t know.” Lindsay: “I sleep naked.” Check please. If that doesn’t solidify her as the next “Bachelorette,” I’m not sure what does. Yeah sure, maybe we don’t actually see her sleeping in the buff, but at least we have it as a thought now. I fully endorse Lindsay sleeping in the nude and admitting it in front of 8 million people. I’m sorry, but the Lindsay/Desiree combination couldn’t be any more different than AshLee. I think the average person would much rather see either one of those two in the lead role than AshLee. Their personalities couldn’t possibly be any more different, and I think it’s an easier sell than AshLee with her control issues and what not.
-Speaking of her control issues, AshLee ramped up the intensity with Sean at this cocktail party. She says her life has always been about control, and because she felt she wasn’t good enough for her parents, she’s always been trying to prove herself. By doing that, she’s a tough cookie to crack. But now, she’s gonna let loose. She wants Sean to blindfold her with a scarf, which she says signifies her allowing Sean to do what he wants to her in a relationship. Uhhhhh, ok. So he picks her up, carries her around the lobby, sets her down in a chair, and apparently this gives AshLee a whole new lease on life or something. Huh? Am I missing something? Sorry, but that was waaaaay over-the-top and overly dramatic. She’s known this guy three weeks, been on one date with him, and now she had some life changing event in a hotel lobby because he picked her up blindfolded? Ugh. Nice girl, very attractive, sad backstory, but it’s the second time she’s gone to the “my parents didn’t want me” card this season. Too heavy and too serious for this show, and it’s obvious Sean wants someone a little more fun and goofy. But apparently not someone who sleeps naked. Go figure.
-Rose ceremony time. Catherine, Lesley, and Desiree with roses, which means Sean has three roses to give out among 5 women. Sean: “Thank you for this week…grateful for those who embraced it…wasn’t myself after last week…this decision is toughest I’ve made so far…my wife might be among you…which is funny, because 5 days ago I was so down on the process and thought I was wasting my time on the show. Amazing how things change, huh?”
Lindsay: Slowly moving up the ranks as one of my all-time favorites ever on this show.
AshLee: Ummmm, the opposite of Lindsay.
“Ladies, Sean, it’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready.” Really? Even though you were just here and Sean’s only handed out two roses, you feel the need to come back and tell us this? Go board your flight St. Croix and quit wasting precious air time.
Tierra: Only one more week of this nonsense…
Selma wasn’t happy to be eliminated. “I came here to fall in love, and I’m leaving with a memory…I couldn’t believe he called Tierra’s name.” Neither could any of us. However, words of advice Selma. Never go on a reality show ever again if you don’t plan to kiss a guy. If you honestly thought that you were going to get engaged to a guy without ever having kissed him, you’re as loopy as Daniella is 24/7.
Speaking of Daniella, she had some parting words as well. “I’m in complete shock…trying to keep a straight face…I’m hurt…never got that shot with him…feeling vulnerable…wanted to find love really badly…I’m just over having a broken heart.” Awwwwww, there there Daniella. It’s ok. Hey, just go back to doing this and I’m sure you’ll meet a quality guy at clubs. Clubbentv.tv. Uhhhh, that’s too many “tv’s” in a domain name. Clubben? Really? Good luck…
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