You know how every season, no matter who’s named the “Bachelor” or the “Bachelorette,” without fail, you’ll hear, “Ugh…why’d they cast THAT person! I’m never watching again!” Or maybe you’ll hear, “Are you kidding me? That person is so boring. No way they can carry a show,” or even my current favorite, “Why do they keep recycling contestants? Get someone new in there. We’re sick of the same people!” Uh huh. Any of you who uttered any of those thoughts when Sean was announced as the “Bachelor” over Arie catch the ratings for Monday night’s episode by any chance? 9.2 million people watched the hometown date episode. Not only was it the most watched episode this season, it was the most watched non-finale episode in 2 YEARS. That’s four seasons since they’ve had an episode more watched than Monday nights, outside of a finale. Can’t be because of the Tierra train wreck, she wasn’t on it. So save all your whining and bitching in a couple weeks when the next “Bachelorette” is named, and you claim you won’t watch if it’s someone you won’t like. People seem to think that because they don’t happen to like who is cast as the lead, then everyone else in America doesn’t either. Couldn’t be more wrong. 9.2 million people disagree with that sentiment, and trust me, I heard PLENTY of the anti-Sean remarks once he was made official, yet people still watch. Wash, rinse, repeat. Same. Thing. Every. Season.
Lets not forget the “Women Tell All” tapes this Friday in LA. There are mixed reports on whether Tierra is going to be appearing or not. When her brother babbled the engagement story to every media outlet that would listen to him last week, he said she hadn’t decided yet, and that ABC wants Tierra AND her fiancé to be on it. Might be kinda hard if you ask me, since I’ve never bought the fiancé story for a second. Chris Harrison in his blog has been alluding to the fact he can’t wait to talk to her at the WTA. Nothing will be official until Friday when they tape the show. Pretty much all speculation at this point. If/when I find out, I will let you know.
Also, let me make this perfectly clear for those that may have missed it when I tweeted it out, and the couple times I’ve mentioned it in my column since the promo first aired. So for those who asked me again on Twitter last night, and the numerous emails I’ve gotten last night and this morning about. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE SEAN THE LETTER. When/if I find out, I will tell you. All I can tell you right now is that I’m 99.9% positive that letter isn’t nearly as important as the show is making it out to be. Sean is engaged to Catherine. So no matter who sent the letter, what it said, or when it was delivered, it doesn’t change the bottom line. If I find out who wrote it, I’ll let you know, but c’mon people, how many times has this show promoted something in a promo made out to be the biggest thing to ever happen in the history of the show that eventually turns out to be nothing? 100 times? 200 times?
Remember how I mentioned yesterday I’m guessing Desiree feels pretty stupid now for saying some of the stuff she did back in November when Sean booted her, and she’s probably over it? Well, here were her tweets from Monday night after the show aired:
@DesHartsock : Thanks for the love everyone. All things happen for a reason so don’t feel bad for me. Forgiveness leads to happiness. #bachelorwisdom xoxox
@DesHartsock : Men may come and go but family is there long after the show. #lovemyfam #yeseventheoutspokenbro #lifeliveson
@DesHartsock : You can’t ruin something that isn’t complete so be easy on my bro. A man who truly loved me would see past the family member I hardly see.
Yeah, sure seems really heartbroken now. If anything, it sounds like she dislikes Sean and the way he handled the situation. As for her brother, check out his genius tweets from yesterday. As of last night, he’d only sent two tweets and had 11 followers. These tweets were in response to what people wrote him:
@nate_hartsock83 : @G0LDENDIVA I wouldn’t do it any other way.#TruthNeverFails
@nate_hartsock83 : @Katiegirl71 If it was meant to be it would be, God has someone better for her! #TruthHurts
Nate Hartsock ladies and gentleman. The man, the myth, the legend.
Here are your deleted scenes from Monday that didn’t make the final cut. I knew AshLee’s date seemed weird considering when her and Sean left the dinner table, it was still day time, yet when they kissed and he finally left, it was nighttime. For whatever reason, they left out a whole segment of Sean meeting AshLee’s friends, which pretty much goes to show that AshLee is gone next. Why would you leave out the meeting with her friends if she was an important part of the remainder of the season? The second video is of Lindsay ring shopping with Sean, just not for engagement rings. And I’m still fascinated by how tiny she is and what a struggle and the uncomfortableness that must come with her trying to kiss him. She’s gonna need neck surgery with how much she has to bend it just for a peck.