The Bachelorette Desiree’s Episode-by-Episode Spoilers

Episode 9 (airing July 22nd): Overnight dates (In Antigua, 3 down to 2)

No guys were eliminated early or anything like that, Desiree did use the fantasy suite with all three guys. As far as what went on, I have no idea. I guess once we watch the whole season we can see how things play out and you can play the game in your head of, “How many of the three did Desiree sleep with?” That’s always fun. I can tell you though at some point during her overnight with Zak, conversation did not go well. Not sure if this will be shown or not, but probably what led to him not getting a rose. Update: The Zak conversation either took place some other time, or not at all. Haven’t been able to follow up on that one, but it definitely didn’t take place in Antigua on the overnights because he never made it that far.

Rose Ceremony Elimination: Drew Kenney.

Episode 10 (airing July 29th): “Men Tell All”

Episode 11: (Final Rose Ceremony, Brooks vs Chris)

It took place Wednesay, May 8th at the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua. Almost a month ago to the day, I sent out this tweet:

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This was right when hometowns were starting and all I was hearing was “Brooks, Brooks, Brooks. She’s picking Brooks.” So I tweeted that out. Then in my next column on April 24th, is when I revealed that it was Brooks who my sources were telling me was the one she really liked and was going to pick him at the end. Almost like it was a no-brainer. I was skeptical though because last season I was told AshLee was Sean’s front runner when hometowns started, and we know how that turned out. So did Desiree have a change of heart? Did something happen at the end that made it go in a different direction? Or was what I was told a month ago accurate and it’s been known for a while she was gonna pick Brooks? I can tell you there was no trickery at the end, and she didn’t send anyone home early. Both guys showed up, she dumped one and got engaged to the other. Yep. The sources were right.

Desiree is engaged to Brooks Forester.

Desiree had her pre-season conference call yesterday with the media, and obviously was coached to blow smoke up everyone’s ass and make it seem like maybe things didn’t work out for her, or maybe she’s unhappy, or everything was so difficult she didn’t know what to do. Blah, blah, blah. We’ll have to listen to her hem and haw and dodge questions about whether or not she’s engaged until the Aug. 5th finale, but just know it’s all an act. There was an attraction to Brooks from the beginning, before hometowns even started I was hearing that’s the guy she was gonna pick, she did, and now they’re engaged. Congrats to them, and the offer stands as always that if the final couple from this show ends up getting married, I will absolutely buy them a wedding gift off their registry. Lets just say I’m not the least bit concerned about ever having to buy that gift. Enjoy the season.

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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