-Before the cocktail party, Michelle gives Brad an “unexpected” visit in his room. Really? We’re expected to believe she did that all on her own? As I’ve stated numerous times, I don’t hate Chris Harrison. He collects a fat paycheck to basically add nothing to this show and is just a mouthpiece saying all the politically correct things he’s supposed to say. Guess I can’t fault him for that. But when he says stuff like this in his blog today regarding Michelle’s “unexpected” visit, you just have to laugh:
“…As for her late night visit, Michelle waited until all the other girls had gone to sleep before she quietly snuck out. Again the entire property was ours so it wasn’t difficult for her to find his place, which was just above their suite.”
See, it’s answers like this that are so transparent where Chris is covering for the show. That’s my whole problem with him. He’s selling his readers and the viewers on stuff that just isn’t true. Tell it like it really happened. You guys told Michelle to go there (just like you did Rego last season) and not tell the other girls, then you’d plant the seed into the others girls heads that someone snuck off to see Brad last night so you’d have your “conflict” at the cocktail party. Which is exactly what happened. So phony.
-Michelle had a great conversation with Brad when she went to see him. This was awesome. I loved this exchange:
Michelle: “I know you had a rough night. Saw you sent Alli home.”
Brad: “Wait, how’d you know that?” (Thinking maybe he’s caught her on something).
Michelle: “Uhhh, we saw them take her luggage away, dumbass.”
So apparently Brad never watches this show either even though he’s been on it twice now. Yeah, Brad when you go on a 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 and one of the women gets sent home, they make this big deal back at the house of the $8.00/hr extra to come in and pick up her bags so they can get a reaction from the women. I’m glad you’re such a big fan of the show and keep up with these things. Anyway, my second favorite moment came when Michelle ran down the order of the elimination she thinks the women should be going home in. Michelle: “I think it should be Jackie, Britt, Shawntel, Chantal, Emily, and Ashley. Then that leaves me.” Ha ha, man, I’m beginning to think this chick does read RealitySteve.com. Outside of her being the final one standing and reversing the Emily/Ashley order, she pretty much has it nailed. She’s crazy like a fox, that one. Maybe next season, I just have Michelle write a guest column to give you all the spoilers.
-Brad meets the women at the cocktail party and basically tells them he’s PMS’ing. Suck it up, wuss. You’re in Costa Rica on a free vacation with a bunch of women that all want to do you. Quit pissing and moaning that things are tough and you’re emotionally drained and go back to your lavish all expensed hotel room and suck your thumb. Or not. Brad pulls Emily aside first and she apologizes immediately for being such a Debbie Downer in the jacuzzi before when Brad wanted some nookie and she’s putting up her walls. Brad: “I’m scared of you.” Why does he keep telling her this? What’s his deal? What a little weenie. Quit telling women you’re scared of them, dude. Emily: “I feel like the biggest idiot telling you I have the tendency to pull away.” More of the same with these two. At least with Brad and Chantal we get some action every time they’re together. These two is like watching two 5th graders on a playground. Silly nonsense and I’m bored by them.
-The women are back trying to figure out why Brad is on the rag and who put him in such a crappy mood. They’ve pretty much figured out that someone went to see him the night before, and Chantal has pegged Michelle. Chantal: “Michelle looks at this as a competition and winning.” Ummmm, maybe she does. And you don’t? Please. If anything I think Chantal comes off as desperate. Trying to convince yourself you’ve moved on from your marriage even though you hadn’t it’s very apparent after hearing what I’ve heard, then watching her on this show, that Chantal was going to try her hardest to fall in love with whoever the Bachelor was. It’s all about winning for her. This chick is going to eat up being on the cover of magazines and doing the talk show circuit with Brad, you watch. If any of you watching this show truly believe that Chantal is sincere, and think she meant it when she said she “fell in love” four weeks into filming and two 1-on-1 dates, I really hope you’re preparing yourself for the inevitable when these two don’t make it. The hopeless romantic in you is getting the better of your judgment. She’s a fraud, and she’s in this to win a competition and nothing else. I just hope Brad can see it. Time will bear this out. Trust me.
-Once he pulls Michelle aside, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Brad: “You’re scaring me. You’re scaring me badly. Feel like we took 10 steps back. I’m afraid of the direction you and I are going.” Awesome. She didn’t really come back with any sort of response before Brad pounced again. Brad: “What makes you so confident that you know I’m not supposed to be with these other women?” Michelle: “I know I’m supposed to be here (starts crying)”. Huh? How’d that answer anything? First time Michelle was cornered all season and she basically cowered. I think at that point she should’ve just gone back to her room, updated her resume, got some clips together for her demo reel, and been on her way. Lets face it, of course she went on this show because she wants to be famous. Just cop to it and all is forgiven. And I’m sure when we see you on “Bachelor Pad 2”, that won’t be for more exposure too, right? Hey, I’ll be the first one to nominate you for that show, but just admit that’s why you’re doing it. Michelle’s one last ditch effort to sell us on why she’s here. “I want to be married. I want more children. I want someone like Brad.” Well, you’re not gonna get it, so move on. I’m sure another NBA player wouldn’t mind another roll in the hay for a while.
-Shawntel’s time to be alone and she actually gets creative. She plays the silent game with him. Shawntel: “The rules are, we can do anything but talk.” Gee, I wonder what she was insinuating with that game? Real tough to figure that one out. But hey, I give her credit. At least it was original (Well, it was for her. Michelle played the same game last week). And dammit, what guy wouldn’t want to play that game with his girlfriend all the time? You kidding? You don’t talk, I don’t talk, and we can do what we want to each other? Weeeeeeeee!!!!!!! You know who I bet is an expert at that game? Destiny. Lets hope Shawntel learned that one from her younger sister because now I have visions of Newton sisters playing silly games with each other in their pajamas that I probably shouldn’t be having. I’m a HUGE fan of the silent game. HUGE fan. Who wants to play? I swear, I’ll never talk.
-Michelle finally cops to going to Brad’s room the night before. “We all know where he stays. And I don’t see why anyone else couldn’t have done it. I just happened to be the one that did it.” No, you just happened to be the one that was ALLOWED to do it. Big difference. You can’t just roam around the set at night whenever you want to and do what you please. Doesn’t work that way. Totally all orchestrated so they could have their drama the next night at the cocktail party. So after Chantal hears what Michelle confesses to, no shock whatsoever that she goes running to Brad and dials up the desperation meter to full blast. “I have fallen in love with you. I love you.” Brad: “What makes you think that?” I don’t even remember what her answer was at this point only because I was too busy checking out the direct panty shot we got of her sitting on the couch in her hooker leopard print skirt. Really? Does this chick own any dress that doesn’t boast some sort of animal pattern on it? Tacky. Does she have a waterbed too? I’ve said what I feel about Chantal. I think we’ll eventually see her true colors when everything plays out and she basically went on the show for fun, to win a competition, and did everything in her power to make sure that happened. Congrats to her for “winning”. Too bad that won’t translate into real life. Now with that said, I think that red crochet knit bikini she has on in the photo shoot next week is outstanding. Think she’s not eating up that fact she’ll be in the SI swimsuit issue? Not that Michelle and Ashley aren’t, but I get the sense that Chantal is thinking bigger things.