-I didn’t think anything was too damaging regarding what the guys said about Frank last night. If calling someone “selfish” is the worst they could come up with, then I’m guessing the guy can handle that. However, what really killed me was what Chris said when he was talking to Kirk.
Chris: “So Frank actually said, ‘I’m going to marry one of these girls,’ I mean, how does somebody get to that point?”
What? Hey Chris, in case you haven’t noticed, isn’t that basically the premise of your whole freakin’ show??!!! For 20 seasons, the Bachelor/ette gets to the point where they have two guys/girls to choose from and ultimately get engaged to. Not to mention the fact that numerous they’ve been quoted as saying they’re falling in love with more than one person. Yet Frank says and does essentially the same exact thing and you find it impossible to believe? Really? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Unbelievable. Frank chose Nicole over Ali. It’s as simple as that. Last season, Ali chose her job over Jake. For Chris to sit there on his high horse and make it seem like what Frank did was completely illogical makes no sense on any level considering the premise of this show.
-Frank has nothing to accomplish by ever appearing on this show again. I mean, why? Ali’s moved on, he’s moved on, and hell, even the guys from the show have moved on about it. ABC wanted to bring Frank back for ratings, for Ali to ask him all these deep, hard hitting questions, and the guy wanted no part of it. For what? So people could continue to crucify him? It makes all the sense in the world for ABC to want to bring him back for the “ATFR” show (ratings), and, it makes all the sense in the world for Frank not to want to be a part of it. When Chris said that a week ago during the taping that Frank “would be back here next week”, he didn’t know Frank would cancel on them. That’s why I’m surprised editing left that in there. They could’ve easily taken that out. But why Chris continued to run with it in his blog today just shows that ABC’s hype machine is in full force. Sure, it’d make good television to see Ali and Frank on stage together for the first time since Tahiti, so of course they’re gonna play it up. Too bad they’re never gonna get it.
-I still find it weird we are six days away from the finale and we have yet to see one clip in the previews of Ali at the final rose ceremony with Chris or Roberto. Not one picture of her standing there with either guy, and not even a shot of either guy walking towards her. Could mean a lot. Could mean nothing. Just know I can’t remember that ever happening in the history of this show. Personally if it were me, and I were in charge of this show, even though they already did it once during Byron’s season, for the next “Bachelor”, I’d have Chris and Roberto there on the first night and have the women choose who they wanted. These are probably the two most liked final two this franchise has ever had, and as far as the viewing audience, I don’t think they’d be hugely disappointed if either got the nod. Sure, some people like one over the other, but the response to both of them has been mostly positive, that I don’t see how it’d be a bad thing to go that way. Byron was back in season six. It’ll have been eight seasons since they’ve done the two “Bachelors” idea, so I think it would work. But hey, that’s just me. What do I know?
-As for Ali, considering the last two seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” has cast someone from this show, I would not be the least bit surprised if she’s on next season. The cast is close to being announced, she’s already said she’d love to do it, and it’s not like they wouldn’t mind keeping one of their franchise’s names out there for a little while longer. Hell, maybe they’ll cast Roberto too since we all know he likes to dance. And play baseball. Did you know that? I didn’t know if you were aware. Just thought I’d tell you.
-Regarding Justin not being at the Men Tell All, I can only say that I’m sure it was for the same reasons Wes had. ABC was going to make sure the story they’ve portrayed all along was the story that would get out. Justin would not be able to say the things he’s been saying in interviews and statements he’s released. And he knew that, which is why he didn’t bother showing up. Ali and Chris can say all they want about, “Well him not showing up here really says a lot about the guy”, but they’re just sticking to a storyline. Justin has plenty to answer to, trust me. The guy is not a saint by any means. But going on THAT show, in THAT forum, would have made him look worse, not better. So I applaud the guy for not using that forum to get his story out. I’m still working on that interview. I honestly think there’s a good chance it could happen soon. Stay tuned.