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The Bachelorette 6 - Ali

Bachelorette 6 Recap – 6/7/10

-Next up is the staged Justin trip to see Ali. Anyone with half a brain realizes that they took a couple of shots of him walking on crutches for camera to make it seem like he crutched all the way there. But in reality, it was all an idea of the producers to create a storyline and they drove him there. There was absolutely nothing natural about that scene whatsoever. You’re telling me in 20 seasons, nobody has ever thought to walk over to the Bachelor/ette’s place? C’mon. They just decided it would be something different to do. If it was real, Justin would’ve been stopped about half way out the door before they asked him where the hell he was going. You can’t just wander out of the house and do whatever you feel like. Doesn’t quite work that way. The mansion is basically a prison. You can’t breathe without someone following you around that place like a watchdog. Yet we’re supposed to believe a guy on crutches was allowed to just up and leave on his own and trek it to Ali’s place? Ha ha. Good one. Especially since they claim the trip was at least a mile, Justin crutched all the way there, yet wasn’t even sweating when he got to Ali’s? That’s because of the air conditioned car they drove him there in.

-And yes, I saw the short clip of Justin’s cast on his right leg instead of his left before the shot of him appearing behind Ali during her ITM. Some of you seem to think that because it was on his right leg in one shot, and on his left the rest of the show, that the injury is fake and he’s a plant. Not the case. That is a camera trick I’ve seen quite a few times in movies before where basically someone just screws up. You’re basically looking at the picture like it’s in a mirror. It’s a flipped shot. Happened in “Rocky III” as well when “Clubber” was written backwards on Clubber Lang’s boxing trunks in the second fight. I know this because I’m a dork and have seen that movie 587 times. It’s basically just another lazy screw up by someone in editing, that’s all. The injury isn’t fake, it’s on his left foot all his season. Just so happens in that particular shot, it was flipped.

-So when inside Justin shows Ali pictures from home. Justin wanted to make sure he showed Ali “the women who mean so much to me. My grandma, my mom, and my little sister.” What? How’d you leave Jessica out of all this? And Kimberly? Don’t you think you should’ve included pictures of them? I think Ali would’ve appreciated knowing about ALL the important women in your life. Especially the ones you were banging before you left for the show. Probably would’ve helped her decide to not keep you around for six episodes. Did you read in the “People” article last week how Fleiss claims they do “extensive background checks on these guys but sometimes things fall through the cracks”? Translation: We do horrible background checks and don’t really care if there’s a girlfriend or not. Especially considering it happens more than once this season. But hey, this show is about finding the 25 best possible bachelors for Ali. Sure it is. And the weatherman isn’t a body double for Mini Me.

-So Ali drives Justin back to the mansion where he drops hints clear as day about where he was, but the rest of the drunks are clueless to pick up on any of them. Especially Craig. Did you see the shot of him with a half empty bottle of wine in his hands barely being able to stand up? Holy crap. Get that guy a medic. He’s got blood flowing in his alcohol stream. Justin is able to pass off his absence by just saying, “I was sleeping”, and the sheep all believed him. Wow. I guess people become quite gullible when they’re .23. In Craig’s case, I think Justin could’ve told him, “Yeah, I took a trip to the moon on my unicorn” and Craig would’ve believed him. See was probably seeing unicorns swimming in the pool considering the state he was in. Lay off the sauce, Craig. You know, there’s meetings you can attend for your addiction. You, Lindsay, Tila Tequila, and Jason Wahler could all share stories if you’d like. Or Dr. Drew could sit you down and make you cry as you tell us about your childhood.

-Ali goes on her date with Hunter, and lets be honest, he didn’t stand a chance from the beginning. This has nothing to do with Justin stealing time away from him. Do people really think that Hunter didn’t get a fair shake because Justin cut into his time by going over to Ali’s place? Of course they do, since I’ve been emailed on it all morning. Lets take a deep breath and remember: This is a television show. Justin going over to her place was not spontaneous and something that threw a wrench into Ali’s plans with Hunter for the day. It was all planned. He was encouraged to go over there before Hunter’s date so they could build the storyline. I really question the sanity of some of the people that watch this show. Hunter could’ve gotten 24 hours with Ali and he was still going home. There’s always at least one person a season that gets a 1-on-1 and goes home. Hunter was this season’s victim. You know how it was obvious? Because Ali didn’t even bother to change from her outfit she had when Justin showed up. Ouch. That had to sting a little. How’d that taste, Hunter? You get Justin’s stench on Ali’s clothes when you show up for your date. Not to mention she got all dolled up for you with her hair pinned back, a t-shirt, sweat pants, and tennis shoes. How romantic.

-I know the show treates its contestants like slaves on this show, but I didn’t actually think they made them cook for them too? Is there a reason Hunter fired up six hot dogs and six hamburgers for the two of them? Does Martin really get that hungry during filming? Unless Ali and Hunter have the appetite of a hippo, I’m guessing they didn’t eat all of that food. Just another uncomfortable date to watch. Especially when Hunter went into the ol’ bag of tricks and decided to start throwing out the Austin Powers lingo on her. “You look great, baby.” Oh no he did-uhnt! That’s about as cheesy as you can get. And not the least bit creative either. So if the date couldn’t get any more uncomfortable and awkward, as they’re in the pool (sweet, more bikini time with Ali), Hunter decides to go in for the kiss…on her shoulder! Ahhh, nothing says “Take me big boy right here right now” than the very scared and timid kiss on the shoulder. At this point, I think Hunter’s ukulele had a better chance of getting some ass than he did. Just an all around awful experience that the estrogen party I was with were cringing at all the way through. I tell ya’, quite an experience watching this show with all females. You hear a lot of interesting things.

-Back at the mansion, it’s Justin vs. Kasey, round one. Let me please set the record straight for the last time about Kasey. No, he is not deaf, or partially deaf, or have a speech impediment. I’ve been told this by at least five of his friends who have come to his defense. The guy I guess just has a different sounding voice. It’s unreal how many people are obsessed with the way this guy talks. So in the pool, Justin is going off again because the guys are questioning his sincerity. Justin: “I’d climb mountains for Ali…I’d give up wrestling in a second for her.” Wait, so would you have someone else take up you up the mountain for her and pretend you climbed it, or you actually would climb it for her? This I need to know. Kasey basically calls bullsh** on the guy, and they get into it. So much to the point where Justin starts crying. Either he won people over with that speech or, like everyone else in the house, people aren’t buying what he’s selling. Considering we know what we know about him, I’m guessing not a lot of people are buying it.

-Back down at Ali’s Place of Misery, Hunter is swinging and missing at every pitch thrown at him. Even Roberto would be able to make contact. I think. Unfortunately, Hunter hears the four words that no guy who wants some ass EVER wants to hear: “We’d be great friends.” Oh boy. Might as well just pull a Kasey and slit your wrists, Hunter. You’ve officially entered the “Friend Zone”. And once that happens, you’re pretty much stuck to a life of masturbating to the thought of ever touching that girl. So sad. Especially since I’m guessing Ali and Hunter will probably never speak again outside of the “Men Tell All” show. So not only do you get thrown into the Friend Zone, which could easily be translated into “You Will Never Get on Top of This”, it’s the fake Friend Zone. Where she says you’ll be a great friend, but she doesn’t really mean it because she never follows through with it. Hey, at least she didn’t call you a pedophile or anything. So I guess that’s the positive to all this. Nice try, buddy. The hot and heavy kiss on the shoulder apparently didn’t get her engine started. Can’t imagine why. Justin is thrilled that Hunter didn’t get a rose. So thrilled that his math skills completely leave him. “That’s one down and 13 to go.” If that’s the case, then Ali’s choosing none of you considering that leaves no one left. 14 minus 14 equals zero, Justin.

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  1. HomelessTurtle

    June 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    God, I just have to comment on the Bachelor Pad. THANK GOD that John Hardesty is not on the show. I live in his town and we would NEVER hear the end of it. He thinks he’s super hot shit because he was on the show. I want to just yell at him “Getting sent home on the FIRST night is HARDLY being a contestant on the show!” And he goes to all the reunions and cruises and stuff. It’s pathetic.

  2. meggox3x

    June 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Oh please. He’s not being sexist at all. Steve, this column made me die laughing and your blog is the only reason I will even watch The Bachelorette. I think weathervagina is HILARIOUS and making fun of Roberto is too. He’s not AMAZING looking, just decent. The eyebrows bother me too. Thanks for another great upate.

  3. bachelorwatcher

    June 11, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    wow ok first of all… Ali I’m sure didn’t mean, “I’ve never had to worry about this before.” In terms of her always feeling beautiful enough for the guy. I’m sure she meant it as she’s never had to worry if she was good enough for the guy; if he liked her too. Also, with editing it’s quite possible that was taken out of context. Something else I want to say you to you Steve, is that you badger this guy Craig for being such a drunk… he has pointed out from day one that he doesn’t trust Justin and that there’s something he’s hiding, and apparently is completely right about that. He was one of the first guys to point that out. So why are you always making fun of him for giving him a hard time, when he rightly should be? Also, you have been making a point to say that you do not look like Craig… as if that’s an insult to you. He was shown topless and has a pretty decent body. So if I were you, I would enjoy having people compare you to him… cause it’s pretty obvious you guys are quite different in that department. Not putting you down… just sayin’. Also, you are ripping some of these guys apart for being this or that, and calling the weatherman every name in the 5th grade handbook of boys making fun of other boys… yet you are the one that devotes a blog to writing about a show called the Bachelor/Bachelorette, and hangs out with groups of WOMEN to watch it with. I’m not sure if you think by watching it with a group of women that somehow makes you more masculine… but it uh, pretty much makes you sound like you are just as estrogen filled as them. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading your blog… it’s well written, funny, informative. But go a little easy on ripping some of these guys masculinity apart. They do after all have real jobs and hobbies that don’t include watching shows like these then dissecting them apart. If you can dish it you can take it, so don’t take too much offense at my post being mostly directed at you. 🙂

  4. bachelorwatcher

    June 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    so more comments appeared after I submitted my comment that I hadn’t read before… so now I feel better about sort of saying shame on you for ripping the guys apart. Sounds like I’m not alone in feeling that way. The other posts got me thinking that yeah, you are coming across sounding a little jealous of some of these guys. So far Roberto has done nothing to act like a douche, and he’s super attractive. Why are you tearing him apart for something so superficial, and laying into him about a failed baseball career. Give the guy a break! You wouldn’t have lasted past the first episode with Ali, so stop hating on the guys that get all this time with her.

  5. kbwatcher

    June 11, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    in the scene where justin walks to ali’s house and she is in the interview justin crutches with his left leg broken and then there is a part where his broken leg is the right one. Has anyone else noticed that? Is his leg really broken or is it just to get a sympathy vote?

  6. carol1975

    June 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Thank you to everybody who commented on how racist and kinda jealous Steve sounds when he bashes Roberto. He can make fun of him all he wants without crossing the racial line.
    Also, everybody talks about how this show is so fake and staged, did anyone ever consider that maybe they could be using Steve to serve their purposes? Maybe they are all in on it: Justin, Ali, his 2 ex girlfriends and they are just using this website to create momentum on a show that without all this drama would fall really flat. T
    That is why they dont give a damn if Steve spoils the whole season. People are still watching it and it even creates more expectation. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Steve’s informant is someone sent by the producers.

  7. bachelorwatcher

    June 12, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    be sure to read through what everyone else posts before you comment… it will save you some trouble since things like the comment above about the cast “switching legs” gets answered. And I’m saying that in a nice way! Cause I have done that same thing and wrote out a comment only to read others later repeating the same thing.

    I wanted to respond to carol1975’s above… I had mentioned in a previous comment on another blog, that I also think producers are in on sending people to Steve… or at least totally ok with him giving things away. For all we know, Steve is in on it! There’s no way a show on a network like ABC would just sit back ok with some guy blogging all about the complete ending to the show if it was actually bothering them. Plus by now, they would totally change up the format of the show if they thought his blog was posing a problem. The thing is, I don’t really think Steve is out to sabotage the success of the show… besides totally unfairly berating some of these guys, he pretty much gives insight and thoughts about the show that make watching it more enjoyable. Plus, without the show Steve would disappear… so he wants the show as much as it might want him. People that want to watch obliviously will always do that, the majority not even knowing this site exists. Others that would never watch it, are helping ratings and watching so they can put the show down and make comments on blogs like this. Win win for everyone!

    Side note… does anyone remember that ONE season of The Bachelor when it started out with two bachelors Byron Velvick and some other white haired guy and the women voted on which guy they wanted?? Obviously Byron won and then ended up with Mary Delgado who appeared on Bob’s show first… but that’s the only time I recall them changing the format of the show much. I didn’t like it at all because I liked the other guy, so from episode one you just end up pissed that you are stuck watching someone like Byron be the Bachelor.

    Bachelorettes in Alaska anyone?? hahaha

  8. Gronnow

    June 13, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Nearly wet my knickers at “weathervagina”! =D

  9. eloquentblue

    June 13, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    My initial reaction to Craig M was that he looked like Patrick Dempsey but I can see Steven Weber, too. Good call on that one.

    I have to agree with the poster above about the obvious things happening particularly on Episode 3 .. all the stuff with Justin, etc.

    I have read a few times now that some believe that Ali picks no one and that Roberto is the next Bachelor. Interesting enough but I wish they would stop recycling the contestants and pick new people. When there is history, there is too much assumption and speculation (IMO).

    Weathervagina .. omg .. that was freakin hilarious. Jonathon is such a wuss and to think he has to return to his own on-job air with that reputation. Sounds like Katy Perry has kissed more girls than he has …….

  10. sp1606

    June 13, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    )kay, I’ll venture a wild guess on what will happen in the finale. Ali is obviously in love with Roberto, so she will offer him the final rose. However, Ali will not get a ring from Roberto. He won’t get down on one knee and propose to her. Roberto is undoubtedly flattered by the barrage of compliments from Ali, but he certainly does not seem too taken with her.. “Do you know how cute you can be?” Seriously?! Does that sound like a man who’s in love?!?

    Remember Ali saying at some point that her biggest fear is that the man she ends up choosing may not love her back? That may just happen with Roberto.

    Oh yeah, and Roberto will end up being the next Bachelor. Of course, this is merely my UNinformed opinion. For the real scoop on what’s really going to happen, I rely on the same trusted source as the rest of you are: Reality Steve. 🙂

  11. You_re_killing_me

    June 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    I recall that Justin said that he always played the villain as a westler and being exposed to public he knows what to say and play puppy eyes when needed. So it was the perfect choice for the producer to use him and most probably make an agreement with him to spice up the show.

    Weathervagina is like the guy who was a foot fetish. The choice to take him (and most probably asked ali to keep him) is also to spice up. At first I felt some pitty for the guy since some of the other guys were pretty mean to him but after 2 times running in ali’s skirt… nope, no more pitty, just annoyance!

    Same with Craig-Toupette. I mean it does not take long to know that this guy is arrogant. Nobody talked about the way he was cruising a girl at a front of a bar within his introduction? alllooooo wake up! you are going to meet ali? Plus the alcool problem. yep! great catch for the producer on this one too!

    Okay who is left? Kasey! Have you noticed that nothing was said against Kasey in the first 3 episodes and looks like in the 4th he becomes the stalker-serial-crazy-suicide guy all of a sudden? Poor him. I am pretty sure he was sincere and was already in love and made wedding plans before his arrival.

    If everyone listen the trailers they will notice that all the talking are mixed. When ali is upset and crying this is about frank not justin. I am pretty sure at that point that she did not trust justin at all but yet again the producer asked her to play along.

    How far the producer knew about justin’s girlfriend BEFORE the show… mmmm interesting question no?

  12. You_re_killing_me

    June 13, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    ps…. roberto is sure incredibly yummy on top of being smart and manly and gentleman and… oh well, you get the picture :p

  13. reel_nut

    June 13, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    YES, now you guys are on the right track

    Justin likely came straight out with his lil plot idea. Translation: the producers did not have to find out _he told them, I have 2 girls both ready to be a part of this plot.

    And that, plus his obvious talents & good looks (admit you guys he is quite good looking) got him casted.

    But then what you expect???? — Ask yourself if you were a producer on a net work show, would you rely on LUCK alone to have enough material to put together a 10 episodes series?

    OR … would you go the rout these producers take which is to (every season) ***make sure to cast aterial and drama. Every season they obviously make sure to cast someone to be the fly on the ointment, plus a few extra one trick ponies as side liners.

    This year’s crop included: Puffy hair brooding/ confrontational Craig. And he only could do 2 shows do to his other gig (the new reality show he was casted to do on ABC)

  14. reel_nut

    June 13, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Sorry, my post somehow posted itself (translation:all of the sudden it went out without my hitting “submit.”

    But on my list of ***casted intentionally*** _in other words, contestants that applied for the show pitching ideas of how could the producers use them, in my humble opinion are:


    _Puffy hair Craig_ he was a one trick pony … well, maybe 2 tricks: the brooding/ menancing look & his fierce confrontational skills. And he exited early to work on his hair in preparation for his second ABC gig (=the new show _whatever deal they had with him obviously included a guaranteed spot on the new ABC reality show.

    _Jonathan_ now here is a veteran in front of the camera. To get to be weatherman on a news show is not that easy _not to mention that the job requires some on camera interaction ,, some barbs exchanged & the emotional basket case we see in the Bachelorette could not have possibly attain, let alone hold such a job for any length of time. Translation: it takes a big bag of money & in this case a 2 show deal, to get a guy like that (=someone who at least went to college & were a public figure at least in his neck of the woods to play such a complete wuss on National TV. Besides, does anyone see a remote connection between this guy & Ali, anything to justify him getting 3 roses? If anything Ali’s expression said it all on episode 3 _her body language & facial expressions when interacting w/ Jonathan both in the filming of the video & later as he approached her was one of revultion. It is beyond me how she were able to kiss him. Yet he got a rose.

    Now, the last on my list of intentional cast*** is

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> F R A N K <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Now when I read Reality Steve's spoilers, I thought Frank was for real. But there is a difference between words attributed to someone in print & to hear & watch them deliver them.

    80% of communication is non-verbal & when in doubt as to the truth experts advise us to listen to the non=verbals.

    In Frank's case … if you pay close attention to his expression, his tone, his lacking energy level & his body language as his delivered his message du jour repeatedly he was robotic & not credible at all.

    He looked like a man who would rather be getting his tooth pulled than to stand there stating these ridiculous & untruthful lines in front of a camera & knowing he would have some explaining to do to his favorite aunt & everybody else in his life .. and especially knowning his real serious g/f would be dissecting the scene ready to pounce on him should at the slightest sign that he meant what he said.

    Ironically, Franks REAL LIFE & REAL STORY = JUSTIN'S BS 1 G/F.

    I believe Frank & his g/f were the ones that had a pact, that he would go on the show to self promote & put out feelers amongst the Hollywood types … maybe peddle an idea of his for a sit com he dreams of writing, plus get at least a little money for their wedding & honeymoon out of it. But the producers of the Bachelor really lost on this one, because so far Frank’s acting leaves a lot to be desired not to mention his over all entertainment value. He is about as exiting as watching a poker tournament on the tube.


  15. reel_nut

    June 13, 2010 at 11:02 PM

    I meant to say ***

    Ironically, Franks REAL LIFE & REAL STORY = JUSTIN’S BS minus 1 G/F.


  16. mwill2807

    June 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    I’ll have to disagree with you about Chris N. being the ONLY one that has been on the show who has not said a word. Jessi from Jake’s season seemed to never be on camera unless she was close to Jake or one of the other girls. They never seemed to interview her, or put her 1 on 1 time with Jake on the show…ever. I only remember seeing her talk to Jake, when she talked about how much Vienna wasn’t good for him, right before she was kicked off….
    Just sayin’

  17. bunny2

    June 14, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Kasey is the Michelle from last season with the doofus….he scares me and he should Ali….thanks for the warning Steve….what a joke…probably a total plant for the psycho shit! I love knowing all of the stuff in advance….I do kind of like Kirk though!!! Darn he goes home

  18. dnai

    June 14, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    I thought it was a bit peculiar that Chris who took care of his dieing mother takes care of Ali on their first date.

    Oh yay! The weatherman is gone.

    Wonder how much they paid Kasey to get that tat??

  19. darayn

    June 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    After tonight’s (6/14) episode, if I EVER hear ‘guard and protect your heart” again…I am pulling my hair out. Not drinking tonight, but if I was, I’d be wasted playing the ‘guard and protect’ game!!! Can’t wait for the update tomorrow!

  20. JustJenna

    June 15, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    Hey Steve, any chance you could get an interview with Kasey after his exit? I’d love to find out if he was paid to get the tattoo, whose idea it was, and whether “guard and protect your heart” was something HE came up with or the producers did.

  21. gqueen

    June 15, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Okay Steve, after reading your site for a few years I am finally becoming a member and writing a post.

    You HAVE to tell me who gets sent home on the finale. I know you don’t know yet if she picks anyone and I am willing to accept that but please tell me who she DOESN’T pick for sure.

    The suspense is killing me more this year than any other. Cough up the info Steve, that is why we all come here =)

  22. JT2312

    June 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Your right about Rico’s big ol’ bushy brows. But I guess that doesn’t matter to the lady’s. My wife and her sister sit there and drool every time they show a shot of this guy.

  23. squid

    June 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Steve– what’s the deal with the racism and homophobia that has suddenly started to creep into your columns? I really used to enjoy reading these, and they provided a snarky and fun companion to my totally embarrassing trainwreck-of-a-night watching of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” But lately your column has often made me angry. Example in this edition: the constant attempts at humor with your borderline homophobic jabs at weatherman Jonathan… I think the instances of this are about as high in number as Kasey’s “guard and protect her heart” comments. Seriously, repeated name-calling like this is puerile and not that funny; it only makes you seem like a loser.

  24. 1blue1pink

    June 16, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Hey Steve: thoughts on this website revealing F1 as Chris Lambton?? Looks like someone beat you to it w/ insider info!

  25. glitzgirl

    June 21, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I’m probably going to become the most unpopular person on this site but I have to defend Weatherman. I lived in Houston for awhile and always watched him on t.v. He made weather very interesting and entertaining at the same time. Jonathan was very well liked in Houston and brought alot of viewers to his station. My take on him re: this show is that he has more dignity than the other men and is the only one who actually treated Ali with respect. There was more making out this season than any other and, let’s face it, none of it was real. I’m glad he’s off the show because he’s too good for it. And, yes, it’s soooo very obvious that most of the show is contrived.

  26. penguinfan01

    June 21, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Hi Steve: Love the site, keep up the good work. I saw Ali interviewed on a program, and she said the ending would be “history making”. Whatever that means? Could that mean that no Bachelorette has ever not picked someone at the end? I know that Bachelors have not picked someone at the end. You keep posting, and I’ll keep reading.

  27. glitzgirl

    June 22, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    Now that Jake and Vienna have split, what is the chance he’ll be going after Ali?

  28. Natalie_Ann

    June 22, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    Wow Vienna and Jake have broken up and Ali is single. I bet Jake and Ali will give it another shot.

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