Reality Steve

The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

A Brief Summary of Thursday’s Video Blog and What Really Happens Tonight

Oh those tricky ABC editors are back up to their old shenanigans again. Showing you something to make you think one thing when it’s something completely different. I’ll get to that in a second. Let me first give everyone a quick recap of Thursday’s video blog.

A lot of you have asked me to summarize the video blog since you don’t have 2 hours of your life to spend listening to me talk. Fair enough. However, you see right under the video those little circles? Each circle represents every time a question was asked. The thing is, I don’t expect all of you to watch live for every single second. That’s why I signed on with Vokle, because that feature makes it so much easier for those who can’t catch the video to pick and choose what they want to hear. If you scroll your mouse over those circles, you’ll see each question that was asked to me pop up. So any question in particular that you want to hear my answer to, you don’t have to listen to all 2 hours, you can just immediately go to that question. Now granted, this week was a bit different because I went for 2 hours and took 225 questions, so it might be a bit tougher to find every single question in there, but you can still scroll over all the circles. They’re just a little more bunched up next to each other so it’s probably a tad more difficult to see every one. Just wanted to make it known to some out there, because a lot of you are saying you couldn’t watch the whole thing and maybe you didn’t realize you can skip right to any question you want to hear my answer to.

As for what I said in the first 25 minutes before taking any questions, here’s a quick summary:

-The Life & Style cover story last week of a picture of Emily with a headline “Yes, I’m Engaged” is all to make you buy their magazine. If you read the actual story, they don’t have any documented proof of them witnessing an engagement happening. Not saying there wasn’t an engagement, I’m just saying, the cover headline is very misleading since the story doesn’t really give you any details whatsoever about what went down.

-People have been asking me all season long about the ending and I’ve said the same thing, “I don’t know.” And I don’t. I don’t know what exactly happens once it gets down to Arie, Jef, and Sean in Curacao. If you’re asking me what I think happens, and all the information that I’ve been given whether it’s through hearsay, or Instagram photos, etc, I think that she picked Jef. But I have not been told absolutely, 100%, “Steve, she picks Jef in the end and they are engaged.” So that’s why I haven’t run with anything yet. I just don’t know. posted a picture of Jef on a boat in Barbados, roughly 4-5 days after the final rose ceremony took place. It was from his Instagram account. So knowing that Sean and Arie both arrived home within a couple days of the final rose ceremony taking place, then seeing a picture of Jef on a boat in Barbados after the rose ceremony kinda makes you scratch your head. Does seem curious, but just one of the signs that looks like it could point to him.

-As for the Arie/Cassie relationship, I mentioned a month ago that Emily did find out during filming about it and that she was not too happy about it. Come to find out, she was not happy with production. Basically, because once she found out, she realized they knew the whole time and kept it from her. Arie was told to never bring up the Cassie relationship to Emily and that it was already taken care of. Yet, it wasn’t taken care of, because they hadn’t even told Emily about it. I don’t know who brings it up to her or how (it was sometime between Prague and the end of the hometown dates), but Emily is told about Arie and Cassie having a prior relationship. And according to the conference call he did on Friday, Arie says the issue with Cassie does get addressed this season. So we’ll see.

-Remember how last week Life & Style broke the news that Roberto was going to be the next Bachelor and then, feeling outscooped, US Weekly quickly came back with a report the next day saying Roberto has “no interest?” What did I tell you would happen? US Weekly over the next few weeks would start dropping stories about, “Weeeellllll, sources are telling us that Roberto is more open to the idea now,” or, “Roberto hasn’t ruled it out yet.” Well, that’s exactly what happened this week. Not one week after putting it as the headline story on their website that Roberto was “not interested,” they came back this week with a small blurb on one of their pages that he “hadn’t completely ruled it out yet.” Right before it comes “official” by ABC, you can bet your ass US Weekly will have a story that says, “Exclusive! Roberto Martinez to be the next Bachelor!”

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  1. stuxy

    June 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Um… that link is wrong. This one shoudl work. Sorry!

  2. cammie99

    June 19, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Jovismom said “I think Jef is ok…. I agree that he reminds me of a little kid. He looks like The Geek in 16 Candles”.

    Now, I don’t usually agree with you on much Jovi, but this observation is spot on!

    @kasey….lol @ your post thanking everyone. 😉

    @Liz….I usually DO agree with you on most, except for this Jef issue. I just don’t see those two meshing.

  3. linds

    June 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    I’m cheering for Jef!! He seems so down to earth and real. I feel like growing up in Utah would make him a good candidate to be a dad. I don’t know him personally, but around here it is totally normal to be married and have kids young. At his age most people are married with kids. Seems weird to the rest of the world, but its true. I’m 24 and have two kids and almost all my friends are married and have one or two kids. So I don’t doubt his friends are the same and it would be easy for him to jump into a fatherly role. I feel like Arie might get the boot, but she’ll decide she’s not mad at him and bring him back. Maybe she’ll say no to Jef and Sean at the FINAL rose ceremony and Arie will role up and we’ll all be shocked. Just a guess. But I’m team Jef all the way!!

  4. reallife

    June 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Jef comes across as the nice guy, the one who was ignored by many gals in school, but was actually the best catch.
    However, I don’t see Emily with him. She comes across as much more mature than Jef, but then, I may be judging that by his boyish looks. He seems very stable, patient, and compassionate.

    I like the idea of her continuing to date a couple of them. These couples always all challenges when they leave the show and wouldn’t it be just too cool for someone to acknowledge that. Emily would be smart to leave the show with 2 still to continue learning about them.

    Yuk, Roberto is the next Bachelor?? Just yuk ……
    That’s a season I won’t be watching.

  5. Cyndi

    June 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    I’ll have to wait until the hometown dates, but I’m still thinking she doesn’t pick anyone…

  6. karynr

    June 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    I have to admit, as much as I love Jef, he doesn’t make her light up the way Arie does. Arie, from the editing, seems to be the one she is drawn to the most, at least physically. I’d have to hear more conversations between the two of them, because right now it might just be heavy lust.

    I don’t have a good feel for Sean in any way. He’s great looking and seems really nice, but beyond that, I don’t feel anything either way. Of course I snoozed through half the show last night, so I’ll need to catch up and see if I missed any major interaction between the two of them.

    Jef will make some woman a very nice husband some day, but I don’t think Emily will be that person.

    I also have to say I like Emily more then I have in the past. I still perceive her as not very warm (except with little adorable Rickie), but I could be way off base. That’s why I’m having a hard time with the top three, if they are truly the top three. I don’t see any special spark/warmth/connection with any of them, and that’s taking the physical connection with Arie out of the equation.

    Hopefully I can watch it all tonight without falling asleep!

  7. liz123

    June 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Didn’t Charlie O’Connell date the F2 for awhile before he decided? How did they end up doing that FRC? I can’t seem to remember. I wouldn’t be surprised if Emily did something like this & I agree with the PPs (previous posters) that this is a really smart thing to do. I think they should always do it this way!

  8. Dianne

    June 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    @liz123 – I think they did the FRC for Charlie, but I somehow remember him not proposing. He said he wanted to “date” for a while first.

  9. JovisMom

    June 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    @ cammie99 – LOL!!! I knew it was only a matter of time! 😉

    Charlie did say that he just wanted to “date” for a while.
    I agree with everone with the idea of Emily possible NOT picking anyone. I can’t seem to remember but Jason was the only other Lead with a kid right? Was Jason’s (Ty I think his name was) kid’s mother still in the picture? I think having the other parent around may have a difference in how the leads take a proposal or possibly even who the might pick.

  10. ughreality

    June 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Not a trophy wife? My ass! Wouldn’t that mean you actually had to care about something more than your looks and fame? Hum…let’s see, do you have a college degree? No. Do you or have you ever worked? No…and your fake volunteer job at Levine doesn’t count. I mean really work, a real job, with sweat and actually hours and a paycheck. Hum? Nope.

    Trophy wife…well, let’s see! Do you spend countless hours in the salon, spa and doctor’s offices around Charlotte getting extensions, teeth, botox, restylane, etc? Yep. Check 1. Have you or will you ever work on anything other than your back? Um nope. Do you have any ambition in life other than to find a “husband or baby daddy?” Um no! Well honey…what we have here is a bonified, Trophy Wife.

    Honey, your gross depiction of a strong, sassy, Southern Belle makes me want to vomit and call Chelsea Handler to kick your ass! #@$%! really…please! You are nothing but a skank ass, trophy wife, gold digger who laid on your back for money. It is called whore. Own it !@#$%

  11. Athena

    June 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    ughreality, Whew, that was harsh. However, for many of us who have committed to education and our careers while balancing being parents (sometimes single ones), Emily does seem to have had and chosen a quite different life path. However, NO woman wants to be only thought of as arm candy. Perhaps even more so because she doesn’t have a Resume to back up her desire to be more than that.

  12. Athena

    June 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    linds, your hypothesis about her having Arie come back is intriguing, and I can see it happening. That’s totally my own projection of course, but it makes sense to me. She’s thrown by all the intrigue/suspicion/drama of the Cassie-reveal and ends up thinking that she can’t really trust him. Then, when all is said and done and she’s left with Sean and Jef, she realizes she really misses Arie and arranges for him to return…Heck, it’s probably WAY off the mark, but what the heck, it’s my fantasy and I’m stickin’ to it. U n t i l Steve gives us the real scoop anyhow.

  13. chillydd

    June 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    I can’t imagine what is going to happen that causes her to let Doug go. He is the total package, and he was the only one who saw right away that Emily needed to be told about Kalon. If he gets hot and punches someone, it’s because he is all MAN! Emily can’t have it both ways-a guy who will fight for his family, but not himself? Other than Doug, I like Jef, but she won’t pick him because she is a Christian and he is Mormon and she will forsee many problems with that-well, unless she wants to intentionally pick someone it won’t work out with, and carry on with the fame quest. If that was the plan-Ryan would have been a better pick-certainly looks like a great short time guy. I can’t help it, but he is kind of entertaining….too bad he isn’t in the game longer. I could see him hosting a new version of “Family Feud” and doing a bang up job at it.

  14. chillydd

    June 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    and Arie bores me and looks to be the only guy in the house who doesn’t work out…….but I think she probably picks him for the whole racing lifestyle

  15. onegeek

    June 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    steve why do you hate Arie so much? What did he ever do to you? At least if he did a video blog he wouldn’t do it with his freak’n kitchen as the back drop. Or be so full of himself to stop to feed his dog and let his dog out to pee.
    I just don’t get why you are so consumed by TV? I guess that’s what you get when you can only afford a one bedroom apt.

  16. CaliGirl

    June 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    “I just don’t get why you are so consumed by TV? I guess that’s what you get when you can only afford a one bedroom apt.” Wow, you’re not a snob or anything. Geez.

    Actually he has said before in a previous video blog that his apt is a 2 bdrm but that’s besides the point.

  17. JovisMom

    June 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    @ onegeek – What is your deal? That was the dumbest comment I think I ever read on here! I live in Dallas as does Steve and I can tell you that apartment is probably at least $1500/month if it’s 2 bedrooms.

  18. CaliGirl

    June 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Agreed, JovisMom. So tacky to judge a person by where they live or how much $ they make. I’m sure onegeek must live a perfect life. Must be nice.

  19. karynr

    June 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    I was just about to post a comment about how pleasant everyone has been lately.

    onegeek…having a bad day and taking it out on a blogger? Friend or family of Arie? Like I recommended to someone the other day, exercise is a great outlet for anger. You might benefit from about 3 hours on the treadmill :).

  20. sb321

    June 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    there is no way that producers didn’t tell emily that arie dated cassie from the beginning of the show. they must have told her before the start and she agreed to have this as a major storyline and a way to get press.

  21. Jim

    July 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    I find it odd that Emily, most likely a Baptist, would become engaged to Jef, most likely a Mormon, living in St. George, Utah which has a lot of supporters of Jeffers (now in prison, former head of the FLDS) and have a number of polygamous families living in the town. The police in the town have been charged with intimidating outsiders by Utah. St. George is not very welcoming to outsiders and I cannot see Emily and her family enjoying this town.

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