You know what is pretty weird to think about? As tonight episode begins, there will be 11 girls still on the show. By the end of next Monday night’s episode, we’ll be down to 3. Wait, huh? How does that happen Steve? Well, I’m here to show you if you haven’t been paying attention. Tonight’s episode will start with the ending of last week’s episode which they never got to showing us the rose ceremony. It’ll pick up where we left off with Kelsey getting over her panic attack and then the rose ceremony that happened where Mackenzie and Samantha will be sent home, bringing the number of girls down to 9 that head to South Dakota. As you know, 3 girls go home in South Dakota (Ashley & Kelsey both get sent home on their 2-on-1 and Megan leaves), bringing the number of girls left at the end of tonight to 6. I reported over a week ago that they will be showing back-to-back episodes on Sunday the 15th and Monday the 16th, which ABC will begin promoting at the end of the episode tonight. So on Sunday the 15th will be the episode in Des Moines, Iowa when it goes from 6 down to 4. Meaning next Monday night will be hometown dates, and at the end of that episode we’ll be down to 3. See how easy that is? Glad I could be here to help. More on tonight’s episode in a little bit, but lets get to some business I’m sure you’ll be interested in.
The #1 thing I’ve been asked about in the last 5 days on email has been “Did you notice that Andi and Nick were both in LA last week? Do you think they’re dating now?” Here’s your answer: No. Andi and Nick are not dating, Andi & Nick did not meet up last week, and Andi & Nick are not running off to elope somewhere. And no, Andi is not “the frontrunner” for the “Bachelorette” like some gossip site reported last week. She’s not even in consideration. Really? You really think Andi is going to be the “Bachelorette” in back-to-back seasons? Not a chance. Sorry to burst your bubble. Here’s what I can tell you as to why Andi was there. Andi filmed a sit down interview with Chris Harrison last week to talk about her breakup with Josh. That interview is either going to air during this Sunday’s episode, or next Monday’s episode. Josh was not part of the interview, so yeah, I’m sure that’ll be fun hearing one side of the story. Granted, I don’t see her coming out and trashing the guy without him there to defend himself either. I’m sure it’ll be pretty vanilla on how she’s doing, what happened, blah blah blah with no real dirt on the relationship – as it shouldn’t be. They did it with Nikki during the premiere, and this is no different. Andi hasn’t really spoken publicly about the breakup and the show usually likes to update their viewers on stuff like this. As for Nick, all I heard was he was in LA visiting friends and the trip had nothing to do with Andi, or even appearing for any interview. If he did do some sort of interview, it wasn’t during Andi’s time. But I’m pretty sure he didn’t do any interview at all. So there you have it. Expect to see Andi’s interview this Sunday or a week from tonight. Not sure which episode they’re going to shoe horn it in at the end, but it’ll be one of those two and you’ll see it start being promoted at the end of tonight’s episode. There is a 1 hr “Chris Tells All” episode right before Sunday’s 2 hr episode in Des Moines, so I guess it’s possible they show Andi’s interview then.
As for tonight, I know I’ve gone over this before but let me say it again since some of you have asked about it. Once they get to South Dakota with 9 girls, Ashley and Kelsey both get sent home during their 2-on-1 date, and Megan also leaves this episode. Before the season started, I was told something about a cancelled rose ceremony. But I was only told it once, I never heard it from any other source, so I had no idea if it was true, and if it was, what episode it happened in. Once I realized in South Dakota they go from 9 to 6, then I started to think that may be the episode of a cancelled rose ceremony only because Ashley and Kelsey both get sent home during their 2-on-1, and from what I was told, Megan eliminates herself before a rose ceremony. So if there is some sort of rose ceremony, no one will get eliminated at it. I guess it would just be one of those, “Hey, only accept this rose if you really want to,” and they all do. We’ll find out tonight if the initial intel I heard of “one of the rose ceremonies was cancelled” is true. Most important thing is that 3 girls go home in South Dakota (Ashley & Kelsey on their 2-on-1, and Megan on her own), as the remaining 6 girls head to Des Moines in this Sunday’s episode.