The “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Recap Including What Sets Andi Off in the Overnight Suite?

February 18th, 2014 | 34 Comments | Posted in The Bachelor 18 - Juan Pablo

As you know, this show is known for it’s hype. Every episode is the most dramatic/explosive/shocking episode yet. Just choose your adjective, and every week it’s the same thing. So already people are in full freak out mode after last night’s preview talking about next Tuesday’s overnight date episode where Chris Harrison says, “What happens in the fantasy suite, doesn’t always stay in the fantasy suite.” Of course, everyone will think this has something to do with sex. It doesn’t. I mean, yeah, he slept with all three girls on the overnight, that’s a given. Please, did you think he didn’t? With those three? I mean, you already thought he and Clare did in the water, so you obviously wouldn’t be surprised by that. Obviously we know Nikki did. And you don’t think Andi was down for a little romp? But the promo was just more about over promising, and come next Tuesday, under performing. It’s what they specialize in. It gets everyone talking this week, only a week from now you’ll be like, “That’s what they were hyping?” Trust me, it’s nothing major. Juan Pablo puts his foot in his mouth again to Andi on the overnight and she calls him out on it. Shocker, huh? Can’t believe it either. I don’t know the exact details of what he said because I wasn’t there, but I’m pretty sure it has to do with him talking about the other girls while he’s with Andi and she gets pissed.

Hey, another week, another tabloid story of Juan Pablo womanizing out at a Clipper game in LA. Does it mean that he did? Of course not. But it certainly doesn’t help any image he’s trying to portray. And it’s not like this is one picture. How many pictures have come out of him with other women since the show’s been airing? Hell, half of them have been ones he took himself. The guy likes women, he’s certainly not going to settle down with Nikki, and he just did this show to increase his brand and try and get a job out of it. Nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately, the one thing he wanted was DWTS and as I mentioned last Thursday night on the live video chat, he’s not on next season. Guess the gay comments came back to bite him in the ass after all. I don’t know when the DWTS cast is officially going to be announced, but I can tell you that Juan Pablo definitely isn’t on it. Oh well. Back to Miami for him.

Renee had her conference call with the media last week, and being she’s the motherly figure in the house, of course she didn’t have a bad thing to say about anyone. Like Renee was actually gonna take shots at JP or one of the girls? C’mon. She’s as gumballs and rainbows as you can get. However, she had a nice little Instagram screw up yesterday essentially spoiling the show. You see this post from her?

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Then when a bunch of people called her out for essentially spoiling that her and Andi are the next two to go, she deleted what she wrote, then wrote this in her own comments to try and put out the fire:

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Ha ha. Nice try Renee. That’s not a curveball. That’s you saying, “Oh crap. Didn’t realize I just gave it away. Let me try and diffuse it” and failing miserably. It’s ok. It’s not like it hasn’t been out there for 3 months already. Hilarious seeing all the people on her Instagram that either A) got so pissed at her for spoiling it or B) called her out for trying to pretend she didn’t give it away. Remember, the WTA tapes this Friday in LA, so with Renee and Andi both being there, that would mean that neither of them make the finale since both the hometown and overnight date episodes are airing back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday next week. Ahhhh, social media. Gotta love it.

I don’t usually put “Reader Emails” in Tuesday’s column, but I enjoyed this one too much not to. Brings me back to the old days and I hadn’t seen this one in a while.

“Hi Steve,

Reading through your column today and a couple people brought up Jake Pavelka. A couple weeks ago, I wanted to re watch his break up special with Vienna to see the “stop interrupting me” moment but could only find the first part of that episode. I know you would *love* more work to do, but if you possibly could find this and could post it in next week’s column, I’d appreciate it and am sure others would be interested. That was just some really entertaining television.

Thanks for all you do!

Ask and you shall receive. The Jake freakout of “Please stop interrupting me!” happens at the 5:05 mark in case you want make a GIF of it. Nice Jake. Way to keep your cool.

The ratings are in from last night and, kinda surprising, but last night’s episode was the least watched episode of the season with 7.6 million viewers with a season low 2.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo. Going up against the Olympics doesn’t help, but I’m guessing next week it will start trending upwards the rest of the season. The biggest thing will be to see if the finale outdraws the premiere of 8.6 million viewers. It should. I think every finale has outdrawn its premiere.

Here are your deleted scenes from last night: Chelsie excited about getting a hometown (not), Clare telling Renee and Chelsie about the DVD, and JP telling Renee he wants to meet her son (only so he can dump her the next day)



34 thoughts on “The “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Recap Including What Sets Andi Off in the Overnight Suite?

  1. Thanks to the person who emailed Steve about the Jake video….man it was great seeing that scene again.

    I really, really hope that Clare, for the love of God, doesn’t give JP that video. We all know he’s not picking her, and if those slimy producers convince her to ruin that special thing she has for this stupid show and its drama, it’s gonna be a real shame. I’m guessing her dad didn’t intend the video for some guy she’s known for 6 weeks that also happens to be dating 3 other girls that may or may not pick her and definitely won’t marry her (and we all already know he for sure isn’t picking her). Then what, the man she meets in a year or two that really proposes gets to see the video that all of America has already seen? Don’t do it Clare, please!!

    I’m glad Sharleen is finally gone… I couldn’t stand their awkwardness for one more second. The close-up shots of their tongue kissing and kissing sounds and moaning literally made me ill…had to turn away from the screen. She would say something….he wouldn’t understand so he’d just start kissing her again…repeat. That was their relationship. Also, does anyone else think she reminds them of Carly from Burning Love?? The man voice…the disinterest in the man…the way she calls him “Sir.” hahaha I know Sharleen isn’t gay, but there were so many similarities it made me laugh.

    One more thing. Had to unfollow Sean and Catherine on twitter after their valentines day posts. On valentines night, he posts a pictures of a bedroom with candlelight and a bottle of wine and captions “It’s about to get sexy up in here.” And then tweeted “Correction, its about to get grown sexy in here.” Eww. I’ve had enough. You’re married now. Your 500,000 twitter followers don’t all need to know every time you decide to have sex and what you’re doing on valentines night. Unfollow.

  2. Why didn’t Steve comment on Jay Pee’s ridiculous reaction to Chelsie leaving last night? He had a one-on-one with her weeks ago, hasn’t talked to her since, and he’s all broken up about her leaving? I’m sorry, but that was either a complete overreaction or some seriously bad editing. Either way it made me want to vomit, just like CamEEla did when she kissed Darling Nikki.

  3. I’m a long time reader/follower, and this is my first post! There is just soo much “Oh, no he didn’t” moments that I just have to comment.

    kelsum01 – I was going to ask the same thing! I think JP was rehearsing for a telenovela cause that reaction was ohhh so fake, and as if he was just told that he will not be considered as a DWTS contestant. He didn’t even shed a tear for Sharleen, whom he stated that she “may be the one” to his metal-face cousin (harsh, I know).

    Another q: I wonder if the girls talk about their one-on-one dates with each other. How ahhmazing would it have been if Nikki skipped into the room and blurted that she met JP’s daughter and family! She could’ve definitely used that against Clare during their kindergarten spat.

    Another observation and/or JP hypocritical moment was when he was getting it on, I mean, swimming/making out with Andi (or Sharleen – I can’t get the girls in order)in the water. Something that Clare received backlash for 2 episodes ago. This time around, JP didn’t fuss over it, but with Clare he chopped her head out.

    Tarantula-eyed Renee needs social media etiquette 101. On People.com, she stated “it appears that he doesn’t seem as interested in me as he does in Clare, Nikki and other girls.” So Renee pretty much just disclosed the fact she will not be the last woman standing. Oops!

    Looking forward to next week of this comedy show!

  4. wasn’t there something out of sequence when Sharleen went to juan’s room?

    when she talked with renee
    when she talked with the girls
    when she went to his room
    sharleen’s date itself?

  5. I don’t post much on here, but I swear I heard Sharleen say last night during their date that she wished she was dumber… LOL. Did anyone else hear her say that or was it my imagination? Last night’s episode was lame and boring otherwise. Nikki doesn’t bug me as much as Clare (except for her roots… girl get a box of color asap). Geeze that girl is a wreck. The only other thing I noticed that was very odd was that JP seemed cool, so cool that I thought he was happy about it, that Sharleen was leaving. Yet he cried a river over what’s her name…. ?? He’s a strange dude.

  6. In general I think Steve (from Reality Steve) as well as Bachelor viewers are making a big mistake in misjudging Juan Pablo for what he looks and for what he is able to say in english. I want to remind Steve and others that english is Juan Pablo´s second language. I want to hear Steve and other critics talk fluently in french and sound smart in french, or recite Shakespeare in french. I tell you from personal experience being a latin american and going to college in the U.S. Obviously when socializing is much easier to sound smart in your own language. It seems also that Reality Steve is being a little prejudice or at least intolerant to a different culture. Latin culture is different and I understand that for a person that has not been exposed to other cultures its hard to accept or be tolerant to the differences. You have to understand that your culture is not the only one, and your language is not the only one. And when you realize that the world does not revolves around you, then you can be more tolerant. But to get there you probably had to had a childhood and youth exposed to different worldly experiences. Like living abroad and being exposed to different cultures and learn to adapt to a new environment, culture and language. Only then you become more humble, more open, more tolerant, and especially a person with a broad perspective.

    I say all this because Steve seems a little overly aggressive with Juan Pablo in his reviews. It almost seem personal. There might be a hidden reason of Steve´s animosity, he might dislike that he is a foreigner. Or he might dislike some of Juan Pablo´s recent comments or his moral values. Or just plain ignorance in accepting a different culture. Who knows the real reason. I just invite you to be more open minded and less judgmental. Maybe Juan Pablo is just a nice guy. Have you thought about that?

  7. @mariafan Steve is just as critical about other bachelors and bachelorettes because it’s funny and it’s what he does. I think you’re just taking it personally. One could argue that I am a foreigner (I was born in another country), and I think Juan Pablo comes off as pretty stupid sometimes. I grew up around many people that speak English as a second language, and they sound a lot more coherent than he does. I also went to a college where we had a lot of foreign students from South America and Latin America – they all were much better communicators. Yes, clearly there is some “lost in translation” happening, but none of us know Juan Pablo personally. I personally think he doesn’t come off as intelligent or cultured, and I think Steve is just using it for material.

  8. its easy to use jps being from another culture and language to explain his behavior. but no, its not his knowledge of English (which he knows to speak quite well, btw and choses not to), and its not his being from Venezuela. he may be a nice guy, and I personally think he is nice, that he doesn’t want anyone to ever cry or feel bad. but from what we’ve seen, hes not a bright guy. he started in this lying. hes using it to further his career in tv. hes in over his head. hes confused on when to show the emotion and what emotion to show because hes not honestly emotionally invested in the show. get it, mariafan?

  9. @amyrn22—-you make me laugh about unfollowing Lunkhead Sean and Cutesy Catherine. I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago and apparently I made a wise decision since their nauseating oversharing personalities know no bounds.

    Totally disagree about JP getting a bad rap due to cultural differences and language barriers. The guy has had plenty of time in the US to hone his language skills. I don’t care what he doesn’t understand, the guy completely lacks any depth. He hasn’t grown emotionally or verbally any deeper with any of these girls since day one. He is clearly in way over his simple little head (not that head).

  10. …..also meant to comment that I’m glad Sharleen is gone.

    Her schtick was getting old. Quit trying to act above it all girl, you are no different than any of the other girls.

    Sharleen actually retweeted a post from Jill Biden (wife of VP) that said something about her refreshing intelligence. The Jill Bidena account was a parody account. Whether Sharleen noticed that or not, she made no mention and clearly wanted all to think it was the real deal.

    She had a huge stick up her arse. Bye bye Sharleen.

  11. I love how some people look at everything through a racial filter. Just reading this blog, this specific recap, RS essentially rips everyone involved with the show a new one. Saying that Hu-an Pah-Blow is being picked on for racial reason is beyond idiotic. He’s being picked on because he’s shallow, he’s a skirt chaser, he’s self absorbed, and he’s not intelligent. Throw in the fact that he doesn’t speak English well, and suddenly you have a latin version of Long Duk Dong.

  12. Now is it “resting b**** face” or “b****y resting face”. I want to be clear in my understanding….. Because this is a classic. It IS Nikki!! It may overtake my favorite, which is “sleezy interesting”…. A classic from my college days used to describe the allure of someone without classic good looks.

  13. @mariafan, I agree with a lot of what you’ve written about JP and the language/cultural barrier, and said as much in a post a week or so ago. Nobody else agreed with me either. Things do get lost in the translation when you’re listening to someone in a language that isn’t your primary one and then when you try to respond it can get even worse. Having said that, Steve would be doing his schickt no matter what, and language and communication that is so off base and which does seem kind of lame at times, is easy fodder. He makes light and fun of just about everyone associated with this train wreck of a show, including all of us pitiful saps who keep tuning in. Personally, I I don’t judge any of the contestants from what ABC shows us of them, as Steve has shown me how heavily scripted and edited the show is. For example, I know Steve wants us to believe that Nikki is a real you-know-what, and maybe she is, but I just don’t have any need or desire to make that kind of a judgment of her.

  14. I think Nikki probably is a bitch but I don’t see her being anywhere near where goofball Courtney was from Ben’s season. Btw I think Ben was the worst bachelor of all. Did he talk at all?? He just seemed like such a dork. Steve I love your recaps! They are hilarious and really the only reason I could actually watch this show so abc should give you props!!

  15. I wonder if the producers told Nikki NOT to tell the other girls she met Cahmeeeeela? As Chicagoreality pointed out, that would be awesome “in your face” info to spout off to Clare.

    If she decided on her own to keep that info back from the other girls, then it shows a bit of character.

    I believe Juan Pesto speaks and understands English much better than he portrays in this show. I can’t prove it, I just believe it. He’s not a horrible person, but he’s playing a role.

  16. Cringing @ the ‘Jill Biden’ re-tweet. That tweet should have been immediately met with HUGE skepticism… Something like: “what the hell is Jill Biden doing watching this crap and publicly acknowledging it???”

    Let’s be clear on something. A baby daddy does not a “single dad” make. Unless JP has joint or full custody of the child – I’ve seen allusions to him paying child support, so looks like that’s not case — he’s not a single parent, and it’s an affront to those of us who actually are. [Popping off soapbox now]. Elated he got snubbed by DWTS. Kinda hoping it’s not about his views, but rather his *hypocrisy.* Our nation was built on an individual’s right to their own beliefs. The zeal for political correctness can go so awry that the pendulum starts to swing too far in the opposite direction; so much so that we find ourselves deriding anyone who dares to publicly ‘come out’ [pun intended to display irony] against (in this case, homosexuality) anything the majority embraces. I’m not defending JP’s views, just his right to have them. “Tyranny anywhere is a threat of to freedom everywhere.” Ooops! Sorry. I guess I was still on ma soapbox.

    My money’s on Clare showing JP the now infamous DVD cuz she’s THAT thick-headed, naive, or something seemingly irreversible regardless of how many times she gets s**ted on. RS says she gave up the poody in the fantasy suite. If that’s true after all that’s transpired up to now — yeah, she showed it to him. Hope I’m wrong.

    Btw… During the Nikki vs Clare saga, before Clare heads up stairs, she muttered something about not be “disrespected” as her reason for confronting Nikki, but during their ‘discussion’ she says she came up out of some concern for her [Nikki]. Personally, I was waiting for her to take a swipe at Nikki’s roots and overall dispensing with anything that could be deemed ‘ hair grooming.’ Looks like, after a while, she just said “to hell with.” Somebody couldn’t run out and get her one of those root touch up kits and a flat iron???? Geesh!!!

    To whomever asked about the ‘I wish I were dumber’ nugget from Sharleen. Yes. Someone else noticed.
    jacey on February 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM said:
    Yeah, I don’t think that was as much about Nikki’s ‘coronation’ as it was JP being tone deaf when it comes to any culture but his own. The significance of taking that girl around his family (and EX) was lost on him.
    His #1 backed out (better late than never, I say) before home visits, and his #2 is soon to follow. Of the other two remaining, there’s no way he was pick’n Clare, so Nikki got it by default. Incidentally, just how dull is this man’s bulb??? “I wish I was dumber” — I think that’s what Sharleen said, or something to that effect — was a direct insult. Whoosh!!! Right over JP’s head. Day-um!!!

  17. I agree that JP is just playing a role. He’s being a little boy in a candy shop tasting all the goods. He’s soaking it for all it’s worth and why not? One of us or all of us may do the same thing in the same position.
    Do I think he comes off very unintelligent and unenlightened? H*ll yes! The money they are paying him is like millions to a South American and what man wouldn’t love the attention of so many beautiful women?. I would think the producers would spend a little on tutoring him in language in the least. I live in Colorado among many hispanics and a few women I know (hispanics) have told me they prefer to date American men b/c they are not so demanding and treat women better than their own men. None of RS’s comments are about being down on JP’s culture, just down on JP’s apparent stupidity and lack of substance.

  18. Sharleens timed her departure to give her maximum media exposure without being subject to a felching session with Juan P in the honeymoon suite. Not that she wouldn’t have been into it, but it might be a little hard to explain to her parents and ticket buying fans if said felching was performed on national TV. She got what she wanted, then pulled the ripcord….. She could have hung on for another episode before the performance in Germany was looming too large. She chose not to for more personal reasons.

  19. I would love to see a gay bachelor/bachelorette. It will never happen, but it would be great if they could find a classy gay person to play the lead just to prove that gays are not necessarily “more pervert”.

  20. @serapa regarding a gay bachelor/bachelorette: I think the reason this wouldn’t happen is more out of fear it would turn into something like ‘Bachelor Pad’… not in the sense of being sleezy or “more pervert”, but in the sense of multiple couples forming (since the contestants on such a season would all be potentially attracted to each other), whereas the premise of this show is about everyone vying for just one person.

  21. Not sure why the producers gave Nikki good edits. I think because she’s going to win, so producers didn’t want a lot of haters on her. I think they put Clare on bad spot light, actually more than Nikki. They even deleted the scene that you showed.. when Clare was talk with Renee and Chelsie about her dad’s video. It was touching. I wonder why they deleted it.

  22. They won’t have a gay “El Bachelor” because the ratings would be low. Why? How many people want to watch two guys in a hot tub rubbing oil on each other’s naughty bits? Exactly. I could see something unrelated to the Bachelor rolling out this concept on cable. Not only will the ratings requirements be low enough for a niche offering, but also it will stay under the radar of the haters…. Unless, of course, the show stirred the pot to generate controversy and attention.

  23. jp is no single dad. just imagine all the free time he has when his daughter is with her mother. real free time, like overnight dates and trips away. anyway, I also can tell that that little Camilla, yes sweet adorable little girl,is also a spoiled brat. are you kidding ? bringing another woman into that family would suck. Camilla is obviously number one and everyone knows it. sorry for saying so. I love kids, but I can tell shes spoiled.its not her fault. its her parents fault.

  24. also, I must remind everyone that sharleen did comment on niki being a negative person. its in the korea episode at the cocktail party. she said it to a couple of the girls, wondering if jp could tell she was so negative

  25. Mariafan, I agree with you! And Athena, I wanted to second your comment the other day so badly but lost my darn password. Yes, it is also my opinion that Juan has been an easy target because English is his second language. If you look at Steve’s cheap shots at his language, it about words and phrases like “cut to the chase” and “bolt,” which are all idioms. Now which non-Spanish speaker can really translate a Spanish idiom such as “tengo sueno que parecen dos”? They would look stupid, too.

    And Steve’s not the only one targeting Juan’s quote about honesty. I saw Jimmy Kimmel do it. This intolerance of broken English is pervasive. Our immigrant forefathers would be ashamed! So for Steve and Jimmy, here’s the translation of Juan’s quote and I understood loud and clear: “Many times, honesty is not appreciated. I would rather be honest and not appreciated than be appreciated and dishonest.” C’mon, folks! You get the jist of his meaning! Stop getting caught up in the semantics!

    I’m not saying that Juan is an intellectual. I’m just saying that people poke fun at superficial stuff. And for those that say there are ESL speakers who can speak better English than Juan, I say, “It depends.” If you’re in a community in America that doesn’t speak English and maybe doesn’t encourage speaking English, then you’re never going to learn. Steve says Carla doesn’t speak a lick of English. I suspect that Carla and Juan are in such a community in Miami.

  26. Have you met Nikki? The reason I ask is because 85% of your blog was spent bashing her and it was a little over the top..& FYI.. Your comment that “Clare is like Tenley ” made me throw up in my mouth . Are we watching the same show? A few weeks ago NO one wanted to even share a boat with Clare …

  27. bnfan – Thank you! English is your “third language”? Three languages and you are so articulate… Wow! is all I can say.

    His comment about honesty, which I did get the gist of, and if it’s really how he feels, impressed me. He may not be the most intelligent contestant this show has ever had, but I’m guessing that if honesty really is one of his primary values, he does have a lot to offer in a relationship.

  28. I speak 3 languages too!!

    English
    Ubbi Dubbi
    Street

    Me thinks I’m pretty goods at all tree….so that take!!

    Word.

  29. I agree with those who have commented that Juanny P is playing a role to a certain degree, but I also think he’s clueless when it comes to how to talk to the girls and attempt real conversations. I don’t see an issue with people poking fun of his attempt at English, though. The way he talks is the only entertaining part of this whole season, aside from crazy Clare. A lot of people are a little too sensitive in my opinion. I don’t think Steve’s coming across as ignorant or prejudiced at all- he makes fun of all the leads/contestants. It’s not his fault that JP has just been an easy target. haha

  30. @bnfan – Agree. Wanted to give a shout to @Athena the other day but didn’t have a chance. While I don’t think Juan is an intellectual by any means, what you say about idioms is exactly correct. I had a boyfriend from Ecuador who spoke English beautifully and didn’t want to speak Spanish; he wanted to better his English. He would comment on the hispanics who would stay in their own “community” as you say, and not try to get better at English and only maintain friendships with like-minded people who spoke only South American Spanish. He now lives in Spain and it was difficult for him with all the different dialects of Spanish in that country. There were definitely coloquialisms that I would say and he wouldn’t know what I meant. It’s not a matter of intelligence; it was a matter of just not living with an American day in and day out. I remember a friend who lived in the states for 30 years and when I said I didn’t want to drive to the airport at a certain time because it would be “jammed,” she didn’t know what I meant.
    Because people are in the public eye they are easy targets for superficial verbal attacks. Would we be judgmental of a friend from another country?

  31. Second language or not, survival street Spanglish is more grammatically correct than JP’s….. He has no excuse for being uncomfortable, unable to start topics of conversation that aren’t about him, and being controlling when a girl is having a breakdown and not looking at him.
    Second language misrepresenting his true character is a crock.

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