Sooooo, do we really need to discuss Drew and Chris’ dates? I mean really? Does anyone even remember they had dates during the show last night? I certainly don’t. I highly doubt anyone got to work this morning and said, “Man, did you watch the ‘Bachelorette’ last night? Drew and Des’ date was incredibly sexy!” Uhhhhh, no. When the show started, we had clips of her journeys with all three guys as Des gave a voiceover while the clips played. I gotta say, Des has zero future in voiceover work because she couldn’t have been more obvious she was reading from a script as she was describing all three guys. I figured usually that stuff is audio taken from ITM’s, but this was clear she went into a booth and read word for word what was written on paper and it sounded horrible. Even the sound quality seemed off like she was in a studio reading this while the clips were playing. It was all quite bizarre. So here’s what she said about all three (thanks to US Weekly for summarizing for me since, well, I didn’t feel like writing this all down):
Chris: “Chris truly is perfect for me in so many ways. We connect on all different levels, and we do have all the ingredients needed to make a really great relationship…I love Chris’ awkwardness, because sometimes I can be a little awkward, and I think he gets me…Chris is everything I’m looking for in a husband, and I would be very lucky to end up with him.”
Drew: “There are so many things I love about Drew. He’s so passionate and so romantic, and we really do have an emotional connection. Kissing Drew just leaves me speechless, and the caliber of Drew’s looks is off the charts. But he’s so humble and so sincere…I feel like if Drew and I were to end up together, we would have a deep connection and a deep love.”
Those were all fine and dandy and standard in pumping up your remaining guys, but then she started talking about Brooks and, well, it was obvious he’s on another level. Hell, she even admits he is.
Brooks: “I have great connections with Chris and Drew, but my feelings for Brooks are set apart from the other guys. When I’m with Brooks, I do see my future. Brooks is unlike anyone I’ve ever known…Brooks is one of a kind, and I love that about him…After the date in Madeira, I felt comfortable enough to let myself say that I loved him.”
Kinda different animals we’re dealing with here. Saying things like “he’s a great guy, he’s perfect for me, he’s everything I’m looking for in a husband, he’s passionate, he’s romantic” is nothing we haven’t heard on any previous season from the lead. But to say “my feelings for Brooks are set apart from the other guys” and “when I’m with him I DO see my future” basically puts her relationship with Drew and Chris to shame. Not to mention the last hour of the show and her practically begging him to love her. And telling him he’s the one she wanted. She looks desperate at this point.
It was quite an interesting night seeing Twitter absolutely explode on me. The amount of hatred and venom that was spewed out while Brooks was breaking up with her was overwhelming. Holy crap. To see all the warm responses, just do “Reality Steve” in a Twitter search and then click “All” to see the love from America. So props to me for almost single handedly breaking the internet last night. People couldn’t wait to jump down my throat to tell me what they thought of me while all that was playing out last night. Some called me a liar, some called me names, some were confused, some said I did this on purpose, some even said I’m on ABC’s payroll, which couldn’t be further from the truth. I guess I can say that every season til I’m blue in the face but random idiots out there will continue to believe I’m somehow a mouthpiece for the show. So ridiculous. So where does that leave us after last night? Here’s what I can tell you: Nothing I saw last night made me change my mind that it’s anyone other than Brooks. In fact, I’m even more convinced it’s him now after seeing how that played out.
I’m assuming most of the people that were jumping down my throat on Twitter and email last night had read my column before, right? I mean, did anyone read what I wrote just last week? Not to mention for weeks I’d been saying I don’t know what the details of what goes down in Antigua were, but that I just knew the end result. Then I specifically said in last Tuesday’s column I thought last night’s episode would end with Brooks cutting their date short, Des crying, and the episode having a doom and gloom type of feel to it while setting up the finale. Then yet still everyone is yelling at me last night while the episode is on, “I thought you said they were engaged!!!” Mind boggling to me how ridiculous some people can get over this when there’s still another episode to go. I guess nothing I say is gonna convince people that she ends up with Brooks until next Monday night, but I’ll do my best to try and tell my side here today.
There are still plenty of questions I don’t know the answer to that I’m sure you’ll have for me, but if you’re coming to me today asking “Are you changing your spoiler” the answer is a definitive no. I was told from the beginning that it’s been Brooks all along, and there’s nothing whatsoever that leads me to believe she is with Drew or Chris. Nothing. Not to mention after that world class meltdown last night, and her profession of love for Brooks (something she hasn’t said to either of the other guys), and essentially telling him to his face as he was dumping her “you’re the guy I wanted,” that just adds to the fact that I don’t see how in the world it could even possibly be Drew or Chris at this point. No one would buy it. I mean, did you listen to what she said during her crying mess last night? Let me refresh your memory:
“It throws everything off, having Brooks gone. It breaks my heart. It breaks my heart knowing that I have two amazing, unreal guys who do love me. I just can’t love them as much…And that’s not what they deserve. Honestly, for me, it’s over.”
So we’re expected to believe after last night, that within hours, or maybe a day or two, she shook things off, went about her business, continued the journey with Drew and Chris, we have a normal finale, two guys come to the altar and she accepts a proposal from one of them? Huh? Like I said, not a chance anyone in the world anyone would buy that. How could you? You can’t compare this to Ali’s meltdown when Frank left then getting engaged to Roberto days later because A) she has since told us it was always Roberto from the beginning and B) Ali never told Frank she loved him and he was the one she wanted to be with. She was just upset that someone essentially turned the tables and dumped her, so she felt like crap. But she wasn’t going to pick him anyway. Des has told America ON CAMERA she loves Brooks and he’s the one she wanted to be with. How can anyone say that and then days later accept a proposal from another guy who she’s clearly stated she’s not as into as much and have it be believable?