The Bachelor 19 - Chris

More Spoilers for the “Bachelor” Chris’ Season

Trust me, this is really weird for me this season not knowing who’s going home when yet. At least in the early stages. I’ve got your final 6 on, but don’t know the exact breakdown from 30 down to 6. I tend to think a lot more of you care about me getting the ending right than who got eliminated in episode 2. I get it. But still for me, I’d like to have it all. So it will be interesting for at least the first 5 episodes to navigate through everything while not really knowing exactly who’s going home every episode.

But every Tuesday afternoon, ABC posts the press release for the following week’s episode which states who gets what date. So my Tuesday columns won’t be posted until that press release goes up so I can fill you in on what to expect in the next week’s episode. Granted, I won’t know for sure who is going home, but I’ll have a better idea and be able to deduce who it probably is. Or I might end up getting all your dates and eliminations at some point, and it won’t matter. But until/if I do, I will be sure to include the ABC press release in all of my Tuesday recaps. They just might be posted a little later than usual since ABC doesn’t have a set time as to when that is posted. Usually it’s between 1:00-2:00 EST, but it varies. I’ve seen it earlier and I’ve seen it later in past years. Lets just play it by ear and see how it goes.

Since I don’t have your episode-by-episode spoilers yet, I will give you every spoiler that I have up to this point. Some I’ll specify as I know it happened, and some I’ll say is what I heard but not 100% confirmed. Here’s what I can give you based on the extended trailer and things I was given:

-The final 6 (in Des Moines), are Becca, Whitney, Kaitlyn, Jade, Britt, and Carly.

-The 1-on-1 dates we know for episode 6 were: Whitney (the mural painting), Jade (Chris’ HS alma mater FB game), and now I can confirm that Britt had the third 1-on-1 date. Meaning the group date was Becca, Kaitlyn, and Carly. Becca got the group date rose and was assured of a hometown date.

-I’ve been told that Britt eliminated herself in this episode. Felt there were other girls there that were a better fit for Chris, so she went home on her own. I guess that answers my question of how Britt got a group date rose in South Dakota, then somehow went home the next episode. Not to mention, if you watch that extended preview, there is a few shots of Britt sobbing uncontrollably. At this point, my guess would be that was around the time she exited the show. I don’t know if she did it during her 1-on-1 date with Chris or later on in the episode, but I was told she eliminates herself and I have every reason to believe it’s true. It would make a hell of a lot of sense since she was a front runner, and he’d given her the group date rose the episode before, so seemingly he wanted her to stay.

-Not to mention Britt leaving on her own is a hell of a good set up for her being the next “Bachelorette.”

-Just because in the extended promo, Chris says “I am in a position with 3 different amazing women right now, and it’s 3 people I can see myself marrying” doesn’t mean there are 3 girls at the final rose ceremony. There aren’t. Kaitlyn was eliminated in Bali. Becca and Whitney are the final two. He’s engaged to Whitney. There will be doubters, I understand because I don’t have everything finalized in the first 5 episodes, but if you followed along while filming was happening once it got down to the final 4, and the info I was giving you as it was happening, you’re aware I was dialed in as to what was going on. Once again, I won’t truly be vindicated until the finale airs, but I’m not the least bit worried the ending is wrong. It isn’t.

-The girl in the promo who’s taking off her bikini bottoms and jumping into the water is Kaitlyn.

-The girl who says “I would rather chew glass and wash it down with a bag of hair than lose to her” is Kaitlyn. I believe she’s talking about Kelsey. Kelsey is very much an outsider and a sh** stirrer in the house this season.

-The person unzipping the tent and walking into it is Kaitlyn. Ummm yeah, Kaitlyn is involved in a lot in that promo.

-Whitney doesn’t have any parents. They have both passed away. I don’t know how long ago or how it happened, I just know her grandmother is pretty much the main person in her life. Would explain why her hometown date was in Chicago and not in Kentucky where she’s originally from.

-In South Dakota, Megan is on the group date, and at some point during that episode, Megan eliminates herself. Megan has a dude back home that she was essentially dating before she left, a musician named Dakota Bradley. You do enough Instagram searching, you’ll see how close these two are. Not sure if she uses him as the reason for her leaving, but just know that he was because I’ve been told they are back together. Or were. They have one of those weird ass on again/off again relationships. But I’m pretty sure he’s the reason she leaves the show. A clip in the promo shows Chris sitting with Megan saying “This is not easy.” I’m assuming that’s when she tells him she’s leaving.

-The “Cinderella” date early in the season where Chris’ sisters pick someone to get dolled up and go out with him goes to Jade. Ha ha, now that’s funny. I mean, I don’t remember the last time any “Cinderella” also went spread eagle for Playboy showing everyone her lady bits. I don’t know what episode this happens in, but I’m pretty sure it’s before they leave LA, so either episode 2, 3, or 4.

-Amber, Trina, and Tracy I believe are eliminated in episode 3. I know they don’t make it past that episode, so I guess there’s a chance one, two, or all three are gone in episode 2. I just know none of those three are still around after episode three.

-I don’t have the number of people that are gone in every episode, let alone who they are. But if you are to believe the “brackets” they’ve released on ABC.com, they are saying it goes like this (the episode, followed by the number of girls remaining at the END of that episode):

Episode 1 (LA): 22 girls
Episode 2 (LA): 18 girls
Episode 3 (LA): 15 girls
Episode 4 (LA): 12 girls
Episode 5 (New Mexico): 9 girls
Episode 6 (South Dakota): 6 girls
Episode 7 (Des Moines): 4 girls

I’ve never kept track of the “Bachelor Bracket” on ABC.com in the past since I haven’t needed to because the spoilers were already out, so I have no idea if this is accurate or not. I guess we’ll see as the episodes progress.

-Pure speculation, but if there are 9 girls that do go to South Dakota, and we’ve already seen a group date with 6 girls on it, then it looks like there’d be a return of the 2-on-1 date this season since that’d leave 3 girls remaining with only 2 dates left in that episode. And by the 6th episode, everybody left gets dates. So it’s all a matter of how accurate ABC’s “Bachelor Bracket” is. I have no clue.

-Ashley Salter leaves the show in a blaze of glory. I believe it’s before they start traveling to, but I’m pretty sure she does not get eliminated at a rose ceremony. She’s the crazy one this season and apparently goes off on Chris and production about what a farce everything is when she leaves. You’ll see a little of her crazy tonight when she starts becoming obsessed with onions.

-As you’ve probably heard or read, Jimmy Kimmel “takes over” the episode for Chris Harrison in episode 3. I know he comes and wakes Chris Soules up in the morning and basically mediates the dates that episode.

-The group date up in San Francisco where 6 girls run in a mud race for charity in wedding dresses looks to be in relation to the annual MuckFest for MS. The actual race took place on Oct. 11th last year, but Chris was already in New Mexico on October 11th. There’s Instagram evidence of that. So the girls didn’t actually run in the actual MuckFest for MS, but I’m guessing the charity they ran for had to do with that. Only reason I say that is because there were no pictures on social media from this group date. And we all know if there’s a mud race people are doing, yet there’s 6 girls in wedding dresses competing along with Chris in it being followed around by cameras, you can bet SOMEONE would’ve taken pictures of it. There weren’t any, so it makes me think this group date was done in private.

Any more news I get about dates/eliminations I will post as we move forward and will just keep adding them to the Spoilers page. Until then, keep your questions/emails/comments coming. This week we’ll have “Reader Emails,” and “Dr. Reality Steve” on Thursday, with your live video chat returning Thursday night. But starting next week, “Reader Emails” will be on Wednesday, with “Dr. Reality Steve” having it’s own column on Thursday and the live chat Thursday nights.

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  1. angelfish

    January 5, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    I can’t WAIT for the crazy to begin! It’s going to be a long-ass show with a lot of filler, but you know ABC is trying to make it as big a spectacle as possible. Gotta get rid of the Juan Pablo stink that’s still clinging to the franchise!

  2. rob22

    January 5, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    So, move out of the way Huan Pah-Blow…. it’s time for Old McDonald to strut his stuff. I honestly don’t think I can hang in there for three hours tonight. The first night is generally the worst. You have you obligatory drunk to spice things up and have a nice melt down at the end. But, other than that? The entrances are lame (either contrived or boiler plate), there are too many women (many of which will be totally forgotten), and it’s just boring. Maybe I should opt for just doing the spoilers and RS column and forget watching the show at all. It’s sort of unnecessary to actually watch, don’t you think? If they still have 22 after night one, we still have a bit of a slog before the story lines tighten up & it has the potential for getting entertaining. I guess we’ll have to see how it goes. I know we all want to get on Juan Pah-blow. He is a total dolt and a complete dumpster fire for the franchise afterall. But buffoons make it more entertaining if you’re not buying into the fantasy. I’m sure Chris is no rocket scientist either based on his alcohol & fast cars background….. and maybe that’s a good thing.

  3. belville57

    January 5, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    There is a picture of Whitney with Jaclyn Schwartz. Christy Hansen is also in the same picture, so Whitney knows at least two members of the Bachelor franchise.

  4. angelfish

    January 5, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Whitney was probably heavily recruited by the producers, as opposed to being one of the “unwashed masses” they get at the open casting calls.

    All previous contestants are hounded to produce any & all appropriate friends to help the fill in the newest crop. They want people with personal references within the franchise as much as possible.

    I imagine most of the 30 know at least one other person that’s been on the show or recruited for it.

  5. ashecwal

    January 6, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    In one of your first posts you said Evie Steenhoek is one of the girls. Did i miss her last night? Does she go by a different name?

  6. angelfish

    January 6, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Evie wasn’t on the show. Steve corrected that info in a tweet at the beginning of December.

  7. lcs85

    January 6, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    @ashecwal Here is what Steve wrote about Evie in the December 4th column:

    “On Chris’ Girls page, I had given you 25 of the 30 girls as of last Monday. One of those girls was wrong – Evie Steenhoek. Got bad info that she made the show. I have a feeling she was cut as an alternate after being flown out there. Whatever the case, she’s not one of the 30 so the list now has 24 on it.”

  8. Sunnyside422

    January 6, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I am still totally unimpressed with Chris. Those slits for clips are a major turn off and I don’t find him remotely attractive in other ways. Unless he develops a personality, I will lump him in with Sean Lowe as totally boring, dull and bland. Won’t hold my interest.

    After seeing all the very attractive women (or as Chris continued to say “stunning”), he definitely didn’t pick a looker at all. Whitney is not pretty and yes her voice is totally annoying. Awful to listen to that for a lifetime…or the 3-4 months before the breakup.

    I didn’t see much of the first hour and the recycled oldies brought out to pump up the franchise, minus Juanny of course, didn’t interest me at all. Sad that so many of them really have no lives. Deanna’s husband throwing poor baby Addison up in the air was beyond stupid. Seems like Deanna remains the ditz she was during her season having married this putz!

  9. escherfan

    January 6, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    I CANNOT believe he picks Whitney! Seriously, he wants to live with that annoying voice for the rest of his life? Ugh. Annoying, high-pitched nasal voice with ugly accent. He could have done so much better.

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