The Bachelorette Desiree’s Episode-by-Episode Spoilers

Episode 2 (airing June 3rd): Los Angeles, CA (19 to 16)

1-on-1 date: Brooks Forester. She picked him up in a Bentley, they cruised Hollywood Blvd dressed as a bride and groom, got out on the sidewalk, fed each other cupcakes, and took questions from the fans standing around. Afterwards, they headed up the Hollywood sign (just like Ali and Frank when they had the first date of her season. Very original), and they get a private concert from R&B performer Andy Grammer. Brooks got a rose.

Group date: She takes 14 guys to a studio where they record a song with rapper Soulja Boy. Awesome. I was really hoping they made a video to “Crank That” because it’s so appropriate for the Disney/ABC audience. Unfortunately, they didn’t. The song they make a video to is called “Right Reasons,” hence the reason they featured Desiree saying “Is everyone here for the right reasons” in that in the :30 promo that People.com released. Ben Scott gets the group date rose.

Chris, Brad, and Bobby are the three guys who don’t have dates this episode.

1-on-1 date: Bryden Vukasin. At the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. In case you missed it when I first posted on March 21st, a blogger named “Johnny Jet” happened to be visiting the resort at the time of filming and filed this review of what he saw.

This isn’t the first I’ve heard of hotel patrons being inconvenienced by the “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” filming at their hotel, and it certainly won’t be the last. This is pretty much the type of ship they run. It’s their way or the highway, and those resorts are basically at their mercy because they are the ones getting free publicity out of being on the show. Pretty funny how “Johnny Jet” calls them out on it though, not to mention laughs at the show for being fake. Bryden gets a rose.

I mentioned in a previous post that Robert Graham once hooked up with Desiree’s roommate. Desiree recognizes Robert, but he doesn’t remember Desiree. Yet another instance where I’m not sure if this storyline will play out on air, but it definitely happened.

Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Will Smith, Robert Graham, and Nick Mucci.

Episode 3 (airing June 10th): Los Angeles, CA (16 to 13)

For the first time I believe ever in 25 seasons, an episode consisted of two group dates, and only one 1-on-1.

Group Date: Dodgeball at the Americana at Brand. I live tweeted this date as it was happening back on March 20th, but here’s the basics:

-They played best 2-out-of-3.
-The 5 guys on the Blue Team were Brad, Ben, Zack K, Brian, and Drew. The Red Team consisted of Brooks, Brandon, Chris, Mikey (Tenerelli), and Michael (Garofola).
-The Blue Team won the first game.
-Right when the second game started, Brooks injured his finger. A medic (and Des) came to his side, and he had to be removed from the game. While he was being tended to, some of the guys on the Blue Team were saying he was pulling a “Tierra.” Possible broken finger as he was taken away in an ambulance. From that point on, the Blue Team had to rotate someone and the game was 4-on-4.
-The Red Team won the second game.
-The final two guys remaining in Game 3 were Zack K (Blue) vs. Chris (Red). The Red Team thought they won, but apparently Chris had stepped over the line. So they restarted, and the Blue Team won thanks to Zack.
-The Blue Team each took turns giving Desiree a piggy back ride after the win.
-The crowd shouted for them to have a push-up contest and a couple of the guys did with Des on their back just for fun. The End.

The post date after party was on the rooftop at a hotel in LA. Chris gets the private concert date with Desiree to watch Kate Earl perform.

Here are pictures to commemorate that date:

1-on-1 date: Kasey Stewart. They went window dancing at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. Kasey got a rose.

On the day of Kasey’s date, the first major drama of the season happened back at the mansion. Looks like they went back to an ol’ standby this season: the ex-girlfriend appearing. ABC wasted no time in promoting this as it was in their first promo of the season. It’s actually been a while since we’ve seen that. Sure, there’s always talk every season about someone having a boyfriend/girlfriend back home, but do you realize we haven’t seen one actually appear on the show since Ali’s season, when Rego’s ex-girlfriend made that phone call? Sean, Emily, Ben, Ashley, and Brad’s season have all come and gone without them going to the “ex still in the picture” card, at least in terms of them appearing on the show. Until now. Brian Jarosinski had a girlfriend before going on the show and she showed up on that Thursday, March 21st, and I reported this back on my March 28th column. She confronted him, and he was removed from the show. Her name is Stephanie Larimore, a single mom, and most notably, was also Playboy’s Playmate of the month back in June 2006. There are MANY Google images of her if you’re so inclined to look. I certainly did. And oh yeah, she’s also the ex-girlfriend of former “Bachelorette” contestant Craig Robinson. Ahhhh, what an incestual family this franchise can be at times. From what I was told, Stephanie had no clue that Brian had left to go on the show until either she, or one of her friends, informed her that I had confirmed his as a contestant on the “Bachelorette.” She somehow got in touch with producers at that point, told them Brian didn’t even tell her she was doing this, and they had her on a plane immediately to confront him. Lets see how this douchelord tries to defend himself once it airs. Anyway, the first two pictures are her with Brian that were on his Facebook page before he took it down:

Group date: Cowboy boot camp. 5 guys (Zak, James, Juan Pablo, Bryden, and Dan) learn stunts from professionals. Zak wins a VIP screening of the “Lone Ranger” movie with Desiree.

Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Brandon Andreen, and Dan Cox. Brian Jarosinski eliminated earlier in the episode because, well, his girlfriend showed up.

Episode 4 (airing June 17th): Atlantic City, NJ (13 to 11)

1-on-1 date: Brad McKinzie. They went to an amusement park in a Rolls Royce and ate dinner. Also played games at the park where Brad won toys to bring home to his son Maddex. Dinner was at a lighthouse, but Brad didn’t get a rose on this date and was sent home. However, there is a little drama surrounding Brad’s exit. Maddex’s mother, Brittnee Nelson, had either a boyfriend/fiancé she’d been with for a while living in Colorado. Apparently while Brad was away filming, Brittnee and her bf/fiancé had some sort of disagreement, and she decided to move back home to Texas where her family is. Her FB page says she’s currently in Dallas, Tx. Obviously she couldn’t take Maddex with her (I’m guessing that’d be considered kidnapping), so before she left, she dropped him off at Brad’s mom’s house. This was all relayed to Brad during filming at some point, and Brad makes a phone call to Brittnee in front of the cameras to confront her on what happened. I don’t know if this phone call took place before he ever had this date with Desiree, so it’s sets up the drama he has going on back home, or, it’s after she doesn’t give him a rose. Not sure. As we know, everyone that gets a date is given a date for a reason. Because producers already know whether the lead is giving that person a rose or not, since the lead has already told them. Brad was given this 1-on-1 date in NJ because Desiree knew she was sending him home. I guess we’ll see what the reasoning is when it airs, if it even does. I have no idea if that phone call with his baby mama will be shown, but it definitely happened. Brad is in Colorado and has custody of his son, Maddex.

Group Date: Mr. America competition at the Revel Hotel. This was another date that I was live tweeting and sharing pictures with as it was happening back on Wednesday, March 27th. The three judges were Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan from New York, the mayor of Atlantic City Lorenzo Langford, and Desiree. Each guy was asked a question, had to do a talent, and then they had the swimsuit competition. Some of the questions that were asked:

Is sex important in relationship?
If you could be any animal, which one would you want to be? This question went to Brooks.
Describe yourself as fire or ice?
Do looks matter?
What’s your ideal mate?
What could you improve on in your relationship? Chris got asked this question.

As for the talent portion, here’s what each guy did:

Kasey: He did a tap dancing act. Didn’t take it too seriously since he didn’t know how, but it was apparently fairly entertaining. Must’ve been since he won it.
Drew: Read a scene from Romeo & Juliet.
Bryden: Strip tease.
Chris: He came out in women’s heels, and hula hooped around his arms and waist.
Mike G.: He got the crowd fired up and sang “Fight for Your Right To Party” by the Beastie Boys.
Brooks: He played the ukuele to a song he made up. At the end of the song, he smashed his ukulele on the ground.
Mikey: Did a Michael Jackson impersonation dancing with a hat white gloves on. Also stripped and did one-armed pushups.
Ben: He pulled a Frank the Tank from “Old School” and did a rhythmic gymnastics routine using the ribbon and everything. Good stuff.
Zack W.: He played the guitar and sang.
Zack K.: He roller skated on stage.
Juan Pablo: Played the mini drums.

(Starting from the far end): Kasey Stewart (being covered up by Chris Harrison), Drew Kenney, Zack Kalter, Mike Garofola, Mikey Tenerelli, Brooks Forester, Chris Siegfried, Ben Scott, Zak Waddell, Juan Pablo Galavis, Bryden Vukasin

(Starting from the end closest to us): Bryden Vukasin, Zak Waddell, Mike Garofola, Chris Siegfried, Mikey Tenerelli, Ben Scott, Zack Kalter, Drew Kenney, Juan Pablo Galavis, Brooks Forester (being covered up by Kasey & standing next to Juan Pablo in the red speedo), Kasey Stewart (receiving his first place sash)

Kasey won the “pageant,” Zak W. finished 2nd, with Brooks finishing in 3rd.

1-on-1 date: James Case. They visit an area that was decimated by Hurricane Sandy and meet a couple who were victims from the storm. Darius Rucker appears as well. James gets a rose.

Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Zack Kalter. Brad McKinzie not given a rose on his date.

50 thoughts on “The Bachelorette Desiree’s Episode-by-Episode Spoilers

  1. Well done Steve. I personally don’t care about the minutiae of each episode, but I do care about the final two and the winner.

    Thanks for the info Steve. I guess I’ll watch another season of this stupid show.

    Also, please do an update on any news on Sean and Catherine. According to their tweets they are still very much together. After watching him on DWTS, I really started to dislike him. He and Catherine really seem to be enamored with D list celebrity life.

  2. So she picks the guy that is never gonna marry her. Again. Gosh this is getting old. Excited to see if that handwriting analysis of Pixie’s is accurate (and what everyone seems to be saying about this guy). Good Luck with that engagement.

  3. Why don’t you think you will ever have to buy them a gift? Have you heard things?

  4. Wow since you have clearly seen an advanced copy of the show, I wonder if Fleiss is going to try to come after you and the people who are providing it to you??? I’m sure there’s only a select few that have access to copies of the show right now.. be careful…

  5. This was a great recap. As a Utah girl, I’m amazed by how many bachelor/ette contestants have Utah connections. Now we add Brooks to the mix. Does he know Jef or Michelle Money? Likely, as we joke this is Small Lake City, after all. Even Diana last season was rumored to be Jef’s hair stylist. I’m looking forward to Brooks’ hometown date. I saw it play out on RS Twitter that day but no location details were disclosed.

    Like the viewing parties in Los Angeles during last season, where Chris and Sean surprised fans, Utah has a big fan base, too, with so many local connections. Maybe ABC will come visit this season!

  6. Props RS!! I’ve been poking you a bit to get these spoilers out, and now you have. A little too much radio silence for my tastes, but bottom line…. You have delivered again. Some day when the statute of limitations is up, a column on how you pull this off every season would be awesome!

  7. It’s funny. I just read something where she’s acting like she heartbroken. Either, she completely faking it or there’s already trouble in bachelorette paradise. I have a strange feeling that this guy isn’t ready for marriage. But who knows.

  8. @kitkat29 – perhaps, but remember Steve said that she’s been coached to build up drama in those interviews, so I would tend to doubt any real problems so far, or at least not ones for public consumption.

  9. **IDOL** SPOILER
    Congrats Candice!

    **SURVIVOR**
    Well played Cochran and well deserved.

    I don’t remember who asked, Kasey maybe?, what I thought of “The Following” finale…well I liked it, personally. I also liked the Revenge finale and am looking forward to next season.

    SYTYCD has started, this show is so much better than DWT(wannabes and has beens)S, and The Voice is still going strong, still some good tv to watch.

  10. Question for my Revenge peeps:

    Does anyone recall the reason why Nolan wrote Carion? Seems odd it could be turned into something that would shut down the grid and all internet and phone from whatever purpose Nolan intended it for.

    I hope Daniel killed Aiden, but that seems like a stretch considering the marshal arts training Aiden has had.

    It would make for a pretty interesting love triangle if Aiden did survive now that Jack knows faux Emily is Amanda. She will have to juggle Daniel, Aiden and Jack.

  11. I’ll take Emily/Amanda’s triangle any day!! All 3 guys are eye candy.

    Congrads to Candice. Kree was my pick all along, but not unhappy for Candice to be Idol queen. She is such a pretty lady inside as well as outside. Both were lovely in every way and I hope to purchase Kree’s album some day. Loved when she sang with Keith and Randy backing her also. Awesome. And Aretha…well what can be said about her that hasn’t been said in the past. Sadly the youngsters today who are totally into rap (which will fade quietly some day), haven’t had the pleasure of listening and observing someone like Aretha Franklin over the years. Very special lady.

  12. Revenge – YES, I can’t wait to see how the Amanda (AKA Em’s)/Jack relationship works out. I also like Aiden though, I truly believed he had her best interest at heart. I LOVED that she told him who she really is.

    I was heartbroken that Declan died especially now that he’s going to be a dad. Poor baby Grayson, doesn’t stand a chance.

    I’m not sure why Nolan created carrion, was he forced to?
    OH and how about Padma? Is she alive?

  13. *SYTYCD*
    randais, this show is wonderful! The choreography and dancing can move me to tears. I’m in awe, at times, because the dedication and talent is so darn impressive. These kids put their heart and soul into their dancing and it is a beautiful thing to watch. I also am in awe of some of the choreography, and the interpretations of the storylines behind each dance.

  14. karyn – YES I LOVE it! My daughter danced most of her life and so we were totally immersed in dance for years, so I truly appreciate this show and we LOVE watching it together, when she’s home. When she isn’t, I enjoy it immensely, it’s a great show (minus Cat’s annoying accent and Mary’s incessant screaming :D ).

  15. Thanks for the spoilers, Steve! I love watching this show when I know who are the final 4 and on down to the winner.
    * Revenge- LOVED the finale! Love that she finally td Jack that she’s really Amanda. I hope Aiden stays with us and remains a good guy. I actually think she has more chemistry with him than with Jack. I could care less about Daniel, but heard that they are dating in real life.

    * GREAT NEWS!!! One of my favorite shows is returning for a final condensed season run: 24!!!! Yes, Jack Bauer is back!!!! I’m sure it’ll be awesome! Instead of 24 one-hour episodes, it’ll be 12 one-hour episodes that are each composed of a 2-hour timeframe, allowing them to skip minutes here and there. Can’t wait!

  16. I can’t believe the episode-by-episode spoilers are already up! Nicely done! Also, I have been reading “Reality Bites Back,” thanks for the recommendation, Steve! It has been quite the eye-opening read.

  17. DWTS

    I still maintain that Zendaya should sweep this. There’s no discounting Kellie’s talent but Zendaya has been consistently stellar, classy and excellent. She deserves the ball.

    THE VOICE

    Holly won me over with “How Great Thou Art”…she killed it.

  18. How do you figure that Desiree & Zak went to the premire to watch the movie “The Lone Ranger”, when the premire is not until June????

  19. Drat…..should have been Zendaya. Just goes to show you, it’s not about the “whole” season, if you can pull a rabbit outta yo behind at the end, you’ll win.

  20. @DWTS:
    I think what it ultimately came down to in my mind when trying to sort out who should “win” when they were all so incredibly talented, is that Kellie is an “adult”, whereas neither Zendaya or Alexandra are completely grown up yet. There’s just something intangible about maturity that youth can’t completely express, no matter how talented. And, believe me when I say that I loved watching Zendya and was amazed by how talented she is.

  21. DWTS:
    Loved the fact that Kellie had no dance experience and took so well to the whole experience. Zendaya was cute/sweet but a professional dancer so I generally discount anyone who has this type of experience and go for the celeb who is a newbie to dance. Both were awesome and really like Val.

  22. DWTS:
    Sunny….that is EXACTLY why I was glad Kellie won! There’s no doubt that Zendaya is a great dancer but that’s the point….she’s a dancer! Kellie wasn’t a dancer coming onto the show but proved she was worthy of winning it!

  23. Sunny and ccrider I agree with both of you. I thought she deserved to win and I voted for her every week.

  24. REVENGE: I think Nolan created Carrion just because he could. Aren’t genuises like that ?? Always pushing their limits. And I love Nolan. I want him to have a love story next season. They better not leave him in prison !!

    IDOL: Good riddance Randy Dawg !! And congrats to Candice – the obvious right person won !!!

    DWTS: CONGRATS KELLIE !!! May this bump your career even higher and now you know you can dance !!!!

    BACHELETTE: Sounds pretty boring already doesn’t it??

  25. Hey Steve, Jimmy Kimmel must be reading your blog. I just saw a video when Des is on his show, and he predicts Brooks as the winner !!

  26. I thought the idea of a blog was to put out lots of interesting content to drive viewership. That viewership is paid for by advertisers through clicks or views. I’m not sure what model RS is using these days, but it’s not that one.

  27. Sorry – but most of these guys on Des’ season are straight FUGLY!!!!! Only about 5 are even remotely cute.

  28. Thanks for your work. It’s so much fun watching a train wreck when you have the ability to analyze the trains before they crash.

  29. I guess I don’t pay too much attention to the first episodes ( or really any episode), but some of the rejected guys did not even get the limo exit interview. Is that normal?

  30. **SMASH**NASHVILLE**

    Boooo for this show ending. What a great show and the ending was great. I’ll miss this one, so sad to see it go. Derek being a dad, didn’t see that one coming, well until last week, that is. Much like Nashville, this show was filled with talent! Speaking of Nashville, whoa. Deacon finding out he’s the bio dad for Rayna’s oldest and then crashing and burning after so many years sober. Gunner coming clean about the lyrics he’d been claiming not originally being his (I never really saw the big issue with this one since they were his brothers and his bro died, I think since he inherited his brothers things, they WERE his actually). Scarlett still frustrates me, she comes off as such a wuss in my opinion. Juliette, well she doesn’t impress me either minus the fact that she really can sing.

    New shows, who’s looking forward some new series/shows?

  31. How do the producers decide who gets an intro at the beginning of the season? What’s the purpose of only showing a select number of them? Are those intros to guys who end up going home?

  32. Oh my goodness…what a sorry bunch of guys for poor Des. She deserves better. But then most “better” have full time paying jobs which wouldn’t allow them to waste 10 weeks or more of their lives on such nonsense.

    And she picked Brooks! Eck and double Eck! When he speaks, I cringe. I guess I am totally shallow, but I would say less than 5 are attractive. I focused on Chris (from what we saw). He looked too normal.

  33. I agree that Drew Is a bit effeminate, but he’s cute. Not surprised she picks Brooks, with those gorgeous dimples. Excited to watch this season!

  34. @SunnySide- although I find Brooks to be attractive and you clearly do not, I agree that most of the guys are NOT that cute. The Zach who wore a shirt has no neck and it drives me crazy. Kasey has a weird face, and the guy who was basically saying Des is his future wife (Brandon maybe?) had goofy spiked hair and no lips. The final four in my opinion are probably the most attractive guys in the bunch, so I guess looks DO matter in some instances.

  35. what the heck? des got stuck with the strangest group of guys i think ive ever seen on 1 season.. it almost seems like a joke! i keep comparing them to the men on emily’s season, and what a difference.. her best guys are equivalent to the other bachelorettes’ worst guys, and i don’t mean just in the looks department.. they’re all just.. weird?

  36. kasey, I agree completely. What a strange group of men, and not just the looks! It will be interesting to see what happens once they start showing deeper conversations, if Des has what it takes to do the digging. I wasn’t that impressed with her last night, and I liked her on Sean’s season. I can’t put my finger on it, but maybe it’s just nerves.

    Brooks….really???? IMO he looks kind of sleazy! From the little I’ve read and seen, I can see why RS isn’t concerned about buying a wedding gift. Oh well…best of luck to them and let the trainwreck begin!

  37. Karyn- yes!! I wasn’t impressed with Brooks at all last night. I’m hoping he’ll become a little more likeable as the season progresses. My friend and I were watching together and we kept saying that he looked like he needed a shower. Maybe it was his greasy hair that looked gross? I don’t know.

    I actually felt the opposite about Des last night- I wasn’t shy about expressing my dislike for her in Sean’s season and leading up to her season, but during last night’s episode she annoyed me far less (in the second half of the episode anyway!) and seemed a lot more genuine than she had in the past. She seemed more relaxed when she was having one-on-one conversations with the guys. But if she keeps saying fairytale, Cinderella, can’t believe I’m here, etc.. alll season, it’s going to be long one.

    I don’t recall a season where so many guys looked WAY different on camera than they did in their promo pics. In Emily’s season, the only guy I thought looked different was Arie, and to me he looked way better on camera than in his pics. But with Des’s guys, 5 or 6 of the guys were almost unrecognizable to me. Some of them looked way better in their pics than they did on the episode, in my opinion.

  38. *Nashville*
    Randais, you’re not alone in your feelings towards Scarlett. She’s definitely my least favorite character on the show. Do you think she said yes to Gunnar’s proposal?

    Re: other shows, I watched the first episode of Motive over the weekend. It wasn’t bad.

  39. Yeah. Can you please make this shorter. I don’t want to read a full paragraph of witty sarcasm simply over Desiree’s predictable revisit with Chris over her last season, etc., etc. All of your commentary is good but it’s not practical. I don’t know that I, and probably many other readers, will continue reading such long articles. We LOVE you, please don’t change.

  40. Caught part deux of TBrette HD/OD, so skipped the limo exits. Whoever said it looks like we’re being punked is right, but not just regarding the men this season — who, btw give off the creepiest of vibes, but the entire shebang seems contrived more so than usual. I know most will probably disagree with me, but as bachelorettes go, Des lacks polish and looks “propped up.” As Hollywood women go, she’s not that pretty. Add in the constant references to “she’s po’, she’s po’, she’s po’, and you’re not going yield much beyond weirdos and opportunist. And NOBODY there for the right reasons. Playing up the ‘Cinderella; angle was a mistake. Feels like the show is apologizing for who she is. The emphasis should have been on her triumphs despite some odds. And that mute-invoking, timid sounding way of speaking she’s developed needs to go the way of nearly all her ‘men.’

    It’s really sad… Was there anyone there who actually cared about connecting with that girl? From the look and sound of things, you could take her out of the equation and just have those vapid morons vie for roses. Most wouldn’t even notice her absence.

    That was painful to watch, and more than a little boring.

    Thank you, RS for the summation of the entire season. Save me a lot of time. :)

  41. I really thought Des was going to be a good season! I thought I was the only one who thought this group of guys were THE WORST! Note to Chris Harrison: What the heck? Are you trying to trash this franchise? Whether RS gave it up or not, had I watched this sad season to the end, I would have been thinking about dropping your shows due to time wasted. Time to fire everybody and get new eyes on who is bachelor/Bachelorette, and the people you choose to put before them. As I sense the boredom in RS, the rest of us aren’t dumb.

    As the previous poster said so well, TY, RS, for saving me a lot of time!

  42. Just to let you know, that it was actually Juan Pablo who got the VIP “Lone Ranger” with Desiree. I remembered because he had “wooed” her with his Spanish during the show down.

  43. Guess you owe AshLee and JR that wedding gift then, seeing as how they just got married last year…

  44. I’m watching right now and Zak and Drew are about to go on a 2 on 1 date. I’m confused because there’s only 1 rose so I dont know how both can make it to final 4. Should be interesting!

  45. Nevermind. I didn’t realize the one that didn’t get the rose didn’t have to leave immediately. No more confusion going on here!

  46. She is engaged to Brooks! Des’s brother is saying that Brooks does not win and he is technically correct. Brooks does not “win”. Nobody does. The show is over and then Brooks comes back at After the Final Rose. They either get back together at that point and eventually get engaged or they get engaged during After the Final Rose.

  47. bhriannarose on June 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM said: Guess you owe AshLee and JR that wedding gift then, seeing as how they just got married last year…

    To brriannarose: I think you’re confused. AshLee was on Sean’s season, and she’s not married to anyone. If you’re taking about JP and Ashley from Ashley’s season, they are two entirely different people. I have no idea who JR is (in relation to this show).

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