As is the case pretty much every season with the “Tell All” shows, there really isn’t anything major that ever goes down. The only time I think we can truly say something shocking happened at one of the “Tell All’s” was when Courtney appeared at her “Women Tell All” episode even though she was in the final 2. That’s the first and only time I believe someone was in the final 2 appeared on the “Tell All” show to confront the contestants. It certainly didn’t happen this past Saturday. Nick and Shawn weren’t there. But Ben H. was, so for anyone possibly holding out hope that somehow he was part of the final – he wasn’t. Even though this question is asked every season at this time, I’ll answer it again: How was Ben H. at the taping of the “Men Tell All” if he hadn’t been eliminated yet? Because they showed the audience tonight’s episode before they bring the men out and start the taping. Pretty simple. The audience watches the episode, they bring the men out, then they start taping the episode. The tapings for this show usually last 6-8 hours total, yet it’s condensed into about 80 minutes of footage. So plenty of stuff doesn’t get shown. Here’s what I was told happens:
-Britt and Brady are not part of this show at all. Neither were in the studio and their names were never brought up. Probably a good thing since they’ve been broken up for a while now. Yes, I know there was a picture with Britt and Kaitlyn and Becca posted from this weekend. They hung out afterwards. Neither Britt or Brady are at the show or even mentioned on it.
-The 4 guys called up to the “hot seat” are: JJ, Ben Z., Jared, and Ben H.
-One of the major things talked about a lot on stage once all the guys were out was Clint and JJ’s bromance. Like, A LOT.
-Ian actually got on his knees and had a sincere apology to all of the guys on stage for how he acted on the show. Said he was an idiot, he was embarrassed, and ask them to forgive him for what he did and the things he said. He also apologized to Kaitlyn when she came out as well and she accepted. But yeah, physically got on his knees to apologize and apparently it was very sincere and almost brought him to tears to apologize.
-Jared talked a lot about his relationship with Kaitlyn and how he’s not over her. Kinda funny since we all know he just completed “Bachelor in Paradise.” Told you that was part of his storyline out there. More on that in a second. But he was saying things like he’s not over her, he hears a Cranberries song all the time now, etc. Geez, get over it bud. What radio station is still playing Cranberries songs? My guess is you went and bought the CD and listen to it on a loop, so, your own fault.
-Ben H. said all the right things and complimented Kaitlyn endlessly when she came out. Although, he did ask her the question I think most of us are asking (even though we know the REAL answer), and that’s why did she feel the need to tell Shawn she had sex with Nick and not him? Of course, the real answer is because she knew she was gonna pick Shawn and she couldn’t risk him finding out after the fact and after he proposed. But, Kaitlyn gave the BS answer about how relationships move in different speeds, have different momentum, and everything was always so intense with Shawn and he always needed reassurance, and she felt that other people didn’t need reassurance. Ummmmm, ok. I’m guessing Ben H. would’ve wanted to know that regardless of what speed your relationship was moving. But nice try.
-Ben H. also talked about the night that Kaitlyn snuck over to their place in San Antonio. He said he was basically in a cot while Shawn got the king bed and kinda felt like a third wheel while she was hanging with Shawn. And then he repeated what he said on the show, which was once he left to go take a shower, when he came back, the whole dynamic with Shawn had changed and he was a different person. Hmmmm, Shawn was given the king bed. Interesting. Kinda like how in Miami during Juan Pablo’s season, Nikki was given the Penthouse suite and all the other girls had a regular room. So for those asking, yes, they will absolutely play favorites on this show and certain people will get special treatment.
-When Kaitlyn came out on stage, Chris Harrison went off on a tangent about cyberbullying. He read a few negative tweets and things that people had written about Kaitlyn while she was on stage, you know, to basically say “Leave her alone.” Which is basically giving the trolls exactly what they want. We all know what the trolls online have said all season. We don’t need it read back to us. But now that you did, the trolls win. Not a smart move. Look, I think it’s been awful against her this season, but no need to read the stuff that’s been written.
-Of course there was talk about Nick and some of the guys still didn’t understand why she let him on the show, whereas others didn’t have a problem with it. Kaitlyn gave the company line that she’s been giving all season as to why she let him come on. Nothing new there.
-I think probably the most interesting thing was during the longer promo they showed for “Bachelor in Paradise,” there’s a clip of Ashley I. actually calling Kaitlyn crying saying, “He’s still in love with you,” and that was in reference to Jared. So yeah, Jared being hung up over Kaitlyn played a pretty significant role in his relationship with Ashley I., enough for her to call Kaitlyn about it during filming.
-There were no after party hook ups.
-One thing to keep in mind during this “Tell All” show is that it’s 2 months after the fact. These guys really don’t care about anything they’re saying on stage. They’re all coached by producers beforehand to be outspoken, and call people out, etc because if they didn’t, there wouldn’t be a show. So anything you see is pretty much producer manipulated and alcohol induced. You’ve seen these guys on social media. They’re basically all boys with each other, so anything played out on set is practically just acting because they know if they talk a lot on stage, they have a better chance of making it on camera. Basically a whole lot of nothing like it is every season, but those were the most important parts of the show.
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