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The Bachelor 17 - Sean

The Bachelor Sean Recap Including Updated Episode 6 & 7 Spoilers and Who Shows Up in St. Croix?

-Time for the group date where 8 women will be going roller derby-ing. If that’s a word. And yes, they stuck the one armed girl on the roller derby group date. You know, because with balance being one of the biggest essentials in conquering roller derby, why not throw the girl on there who due to her physical limitations, admittedly says it’s very hard for her to balance. Yeah, and these producers give a rat’s ass about any of these contestants. Sure they don’t. In the limo ride over, Sarah announces to everyone, “This is my first group date.” Yes, we know. We’ve been watching the show. There’s only been two other episodes with dates. One of them you had a 1-on-1, and the other you didn’t get a date. We’re well aware this is your first. But hey, now that Amanda has chimed in with, “It’s my 3rd,” we all know where everyone stands heading into this train wreck waiting to happen. Ashley’s guys having Muay Thai matches against each other in Thailand thinks this is an awful idea. Never in a million years could anything possibly go wrong with 8 uncoordinated women (ok, maybe 7 since Amanda could at least skate) on roller skates trying to push each other down. Brilliant idea.

-So once the girls arrive to an abandoned garage, they see women competing in roller derby and realize that’s what they’re going to be doing. Of course, they all look extremely sexy while doing it in their little short shorts, fishnet stockings, cute little tank tops with glitter painted on their arms, then topped off with their “Spaceballs” helmets they were forced to wear. I’m sorry, I can’t find one woman who could possibly look sexy in one of those things. I even just did a Google image search of “Kate Upton helmet” to see if I could even disprove something I just said. Nothing. Nada. Those helmets looked ridiculous. As Farmer Ted once said: “Would you take those ridiculous things off!!!” The leader of this roller derby class informs the women, “Today we’re gonna teach you the ins and outs of the game,” and immediately I was quite intrigued as to how in the world they were going to transform 8 lovely looking women into lesbians. I mean, that’s the #1 prerequisite to be in a women’s roller derby league, right?

-And of course on cue, outside of Amanda, none of these girls can skate with any gracefulness. Robyn couldn’t even conduct an ITM standing in one place without falling on her ass. I mean, I don’t wanna brag or anything, but look at what Olivia and Nicholas can do when I take them roller skating, and they are 8 and 5 respectively:

Sarah knows this is going to be difficult for her overcoming this emotional hurdle of skating without face planting. She doesn’t do a very good job of it, but then again, can you blame her? I half expected the producers to throw some astroglide out on the track to embarrass her even more. I understand this was probably done so we could get the rah-rah speech from AshLee and then Sean coming over to tell Sarah, “Hey, don’t give up! You can do it! You’re a strong person!” But it just didn’t work. She still wasn’t very good after the fact either and probably won’t be for, oh I don’t know, the rest of her life. Although on the very first episode, Sarah implored us to not treat her any differently because she has one arm, yet, that’s all anyone did when they were roller skating.

-Amanda of course being the best skater by far is the one that ends up maiming herself by falling down and busting her jaw. Sean: “Amanda’s jaw hurts and she’s having a tough time opening her mouth.” Translation: Which means she’ll be about sexually appealing as Selma tonight, so that’s not a good thing. Then again, maybe Amanda actually fell down because she was stone cold blitzed. Chick seems to have issues laying off the bottle. Maybe she snuck a flask into the roller derby rink and started downing it before she put on the skates. So because Sean realizes that if the best skater could fall and crack her face open, probably don’t want to chance with the rest of these clowns who have the balance of an 12 month old taking his first steps. So instead, he has an ever better idea: Couples Skate!!!! Awesome. That’s more like it. I think somewhere in Princeton, NJ, JP & Ashley were secretly weeping over watching Sean couples skate to Journey’s “Foolish Heart” with every girl. Yeah, maybe it wasn’t REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” but no doubt, the cheese factor was just as strong. And in case you were wondering, Sean skated on Sarah’s right side.

-The cocktail party held at the Roosevelt hotel was clearly time for Tierra to shine. I mean, nobody puts Tierra in a corner. And if you’re gonna talk to the other women around her, you BETTER address her as well, cuz bitch be crazy if you don’t. She hates the fact that she’s already been on three group dates. Whew. I’m glad she told us, because judging from her scowl, body language, and outright disgust for every other woman sitting around her, I never would’ve noticed she wasn’t thrilled to be there. But before we get to Tierra-ble and she was so aptly named, Amanda returns from her jaw injury to join everyone else and pull Sean away. Sean: “How’s your mouth feeling?” Amanda: “It hurts.” She admits she’s gonna milk this injury as much as she can, although, it leads to nowhere since Sean only gives her a quick peck on her jaw. Amanda ain’t having that. “I should’ve told him, ‘Actually, I had to have my tonsils removed…'” That’s more like it Amanda. Unfortunately, it’s too late in the game, and your breath probably reeks of vodka/Red Bulls at this point, so it’s best you just shut your trap and enjoy the little affection Sean gave you. He’s much more interested in swallowing other girls faces, you know, ones that he actually likes. Your sob story just isn’t gonna do it, sweetie. Sorry. Have another drink. Or ten.

-Speaking of women that Sean is interested in tonguing down, we see him enjoying his time with Lindsay’s tongue as they’ve become quite good friends. Sure, we don’t hear a word they actually say to each other, but that’s ok. Then out of nowhere, Lindsay somehow has brought her bikini and asks Sean to join her in the hot tub. But of course, just when things are about to get steamy, Mount Tierra begins to erupt. “I’m not gonna let another girl stop me from what I want out of this…” On and on and on she went about how Robyn dissed her, and she’s being tortured by everyone in the house, and she can’t take this anymore, and she wants to leave. Hey, be our guest. The door is that way. Please. Leave. Just don’t stop by and tell Sean your leaving because then he might get suckered into actually thinking you’re a normal human being who isn’t flying off the handle over nothing. She’s this season’s resident lunatic who can’t understand why when she signed up for a dating show with 25 other women on it, that she’d have to deal with Sean dating 25 other women. Imagine that?

-I mean, Mount Tierra is literally about to pop her top off, and that’s saying a lot. With circus hoop earrings, to her shiny lip gloss, to her practically screaming “I CAN’T BE TORTURED LIKE THIS,” she is literally setting the women’s race back a good 50 years. And you know it’s bad when your crying has resorted to a snort cry. Tierra is in full snort cry mode in the squatting position now and it’s not pretty. Of course, Sean is sitting there with a hook inside his mouth and Tierra is just reeling him in. “I really like this girl…I see something special in Tierra,” then tells her “I’m crazy about you…I wanna see where this goes…” Lets just say if you really are feeling it with her, I’ll tell you where it’ll go. Soon you will get to meet her best friend, Lucifer. Not sure you’re ready for that Sean. And you know how I say this is the same show every season? How is Tierra any different than a Courtney, or a Vienna, or a Bentley? Same thing every season. There’s always someone who acts different in front of the lead than they do with the rest of the group, the rest of the group complains about that person, but the lead keeps them around and stands by the, “Well, I didn’t see how they were acting around the others. I’m not seeing what you’re seeing on TV. They were always great around me.” Sean is already on the defensive about Tierra in every interview he does because he knows everyone watching at home is frantically screaming at their TV as to why she’s getting a rose, including his blog today. Nothing we haven’t seen before and nothing we won’t see in every future season. Same ol’, same ol’.

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  1. emilia0511

    January 29, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Dawmas, I agree that Catherine is decent looking, but I do not find her exotic looking. This type of woman is very very very common in the United States.

  2. chloeparise

    January 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I am not investing myself in some tv characters(LIKE YOU DO; MAY I SAY!!!) I am sticking up for my friend!… it´s not about people who don´t see a connection with her and Sean or whatever(everybody is entitled to their well-founded opinion), it´s about people who call her a hoe or ugly, when she is nothing but! And she hasn´t done anything to prove your point… Hell, she wasn´t even shown for longer than 30 sec an episode until now?! I just find the completely lack of class or properness that is displayed here mind-boggling. Yet, I guess people easily hide behind their anonymous accounts on the internet.

  3. chloeparise

    January 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    And the fact that you don´t see anything wrong with what you say, at least a little bit is just pretty sad.

  4. mella

    January 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    wow some of ya’ll are haters! seesh.. just because selma didn’t win, ya’ll have to bash his fiance? that is just low..

  5. iheartvino

    January 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    To those of you trashing the looks of some of the women on this show- really??? I suppose all of you are flawless looking and are supermodels? Must be nice.

    Gunmetalblack, I think we get how you feel about Catherine. I don’t see why you feel the need to keep commenting about the same damn thing over and over again. Catherine has shown ZERO signs of being a Ho or a slut. I think she’s beautiful and she’s definitely shown (in the short amount of time she’s been on the show) that she has lots of personality. I know some people that don’t think she’s pretty, but everyone has their own opinion. But to call someone ugly and make assumptions and talk sh*t aboit them on here when there’s nothing behind it is just mean. I think AshLee, Catherine, Lindsay, Sarah, and Desiree are all beautiful girls.

    Sarah- that’s funny you bring up Jamie-Lynn Sigler, because just last night I was thinking that Lindsay looks a lot like Jamie-Lynn, but with slightly lighter hair. I looked on imdb and in a couple of her pictures, it looks like she and Lindsay a could be twins! I don’t see as much of a resemblance with Selma but I’ll have to look again on Mon.

  6. randais

    January 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    **The Following**SPOILER ALERT**
    Oh my this show is scary, intense, action packed, and gory…SO GORY. I DIED when that guy/mask “came to life”, seriously my heart almost beat out of my chest. SOOO glad “I” don’t have a pace maker, thinking I’d need a jump start if I did. These people (the cult) are diabolical, evil and brutal. Then when Jordy jumps out of the ceiling…..I don’t do scary, but I can NOT stop watching this show! Ok sorry for any spoilers but you MUST watch this show!

  7. fan22

    January 29, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Wow to the people (or same person on two different accounts since you basically said the same thing) who bash someone who has gotten 30 seconds of air time and hasn’t even come close to looking trashy or throwing herself at him. And it’s not beefcake.

    Anyway, thanks for a great recap Steve. Now I see why Sean doesn’t end up picking Selma. She is beautiful and funny and entrancing but I think they’re just two different people from two different upbringings. Nothing wrong with that. But it is interesting that that video is floating around yet she plays such a conservative role.

    People can take this show for what they want it to be: a beauty contest, a love story, a one hour brain cell killer, a Reality Steve fact checker, whatever. But at least be tactful with your comments!

    First time commenter! Yay!

  8. strick432

    January 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    A few observations and comments from the posts and the show last night.
    I shouldn’t have read randais’s Biggest Loser spoilers, but I did anyway. Have it DVR – about 2 week behind.
    My husband, who hates all reality shows, maybe with the exception of Duck Dynasty, Ice Road Truckers, and Moonshiners, commented that Catherine was the prettiest girl he had seen. He also thought the dress Lesley picked out was horrendous. The first dress she had on fit her better and would have been a better choice.

    iheartvino – totally agree that I don’t mind the butt and underwear and half dressed shots of Sean – I like his body better than his face.

  9. strick432

    January 29, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I do the same thing kasey31 – I go back periodically during my day at work and re-read Steve’s posts. Pretty damn funny if you ask me.

    Regarding Ben Taylor and Sade – I like Ben’s version, but nobody – I mean NOBODY – can sing a Sade song like Sade.

    And I did see Catherine sitting beside Sean last night at the cocktail party after the roller derby debacle before they went out and kissedl

  10. nora j

    January 29, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    now why are we comparing Selma and Catherine again? Selma is pretty but she looks kinda older….she has a 40 year old mom look….Emily Maynard did too. Catherine looks the opposite…like she is 18. I mean Selma is pretty but RS is right…it’s RIDICULOUS and hypocritical to be on this show and then say you’re Muslim and can’t date in public…made no sense….which leaves me to conclude Selma is kinda immature and retarded…sorry JMO…also after awhile Selma is annoying. Tierra is annoying too but I don’t know why they’re making her out like she is evil because she is not. Courtney (Ben’s season) was evil. Tierra is on Vienna’s level…annoying but not like mean or evil. If Tierra is mean to the girls it’s cuz they started kind of like treating her like crap first. I thought Ali was biatch for the way she treated Vienna and I feel the same way about Robyn and some of the other girls.

  11. sheilamagato

    January 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    We were all getting along so nicely last month! How does a silly show like the Bachelor make people fight?! 😉 IMO, we can’t judge these women, since we only see what the producers want us to see! We don’t get to see every moment of their time with Sean, so how can any of us know how true their connection is!
    *The Following*
    I am hooked! The first couple episodes were great and I have always loved Kevin Bacon! 🙂

  12. bigfatwoman

    January 29, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Gunmetalblack—I feel like you either know Catherine, know someone who knows her OR you’ve had a bad experience with someone who looks like her….because your repeated comments about her are particularly hateful and odd.

    To me, she seems lovely. She is adorable. Doesn’t seem to be taking this stupid show too seriously and has only been guilty of making some silly comments about beefcake. For all we know, she’s embarrassed about those comments too.

    I wouldn’t doubt that Selma and Sean did some kissing off camera. Do you really think Selma would have an issue with kissing if she knew her parents would never know?

    I was also embarrassed by the “winner winner chicken dinner” comment. Not sexy at all Leslie.

  13. iheartvino

    January 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Oops, sorry, was typing way too fast in my earlier comment. “Aboit” = about.

    Well now I’m dying to watch last night’s The Following. Thank goodness Time Warner has free OnDemand so I catch some of the other shows later or over the weekend. My poor DVR already gets too much of a workout on Monday nights.

  14. kasey31

    January 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    strick- ok, glad im not the only one.. ha, that line will make me laugh for a long, long time : )…

    so glad to finally see others sticking up for catherine! i was wondering where everyone was.. ive had such great conversations with so many of u, and i truly believe the majority of us are genuinely a nice group of ppl.. its just sad when there are a few that viciously attack a girl that is expectionally “above average” looking and call her ugly. there is just no need for that. especially when she has done nothing to deserve it. not sure who wouldnt think shes pretty? but everyone i know that watches the show thinks shes absolutely adorable.. more importantly, it isnt all about looks. in my profession, im constantly reminding women how beautiful they are despite their age, height, weight, ethnicity, and it makes me sad when i see how cruel people can be. but in a society like ours, its not surprising, unfortunately.. thank goodness she is skinny, or we’d probably be saying shes too fat.. we are so critical. but i guess criticizing others makes some ppl feel better about themselves.

    fan2- i agree, seems to be the same person obsessing over selma..

    iheart- i defintely see the resemblance!

  15. kasey31

    January 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    and by “expectionally” i meant exceptionally ; )

  16. bachelorfan1

    January 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Just a note for the rude girls who were calling catherine a ho. Ho’s don’t usually leave a room for privacy for a simple kiss. In fact if she were a ho she probably would have reveled in the the fact that the other girls had 2 watch her make out with sean. There was a post on wetpaint from seans blog where he said she was so shy about kissing him that she burried her face in his chest n didn’t look up. He also said she was so excited after the kiss that she suggested they “frolic” and that they skipped around on the driveway. Ho’s don’t act like that

  17. randais

    January 30, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    @ strick – after all of the dress comments, I went back and played that part of the show, and I totally agree with you, the first one she tried on was way more flattering than that gray one that had a fan attached. She also had only picked out that first one originally until Sean (who apparently has no taste in women’s fashion) encouraged her to pick others. That was very strange, I thought. Sorry about the spoilers :\… I did preface it right? I’m trying to make sure I do.

    @sheila – yeah another convert!

    Did anyone else catch Deception from Monday? I have to admit, while I did watch it and still like it, The Following is better and I’ll watch that before all else now. Just have a lot of catching up to do on Tuesday.

  18. randais

    January 30, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    @iheart – get on that catch up, I want to hear your opinion on The Following. I too played catch up with Top Chef, yesterday with On Demand. What exactly did we do before all this technology…oh that’s right, I had a VCR on every tv :D.

  19. Athena

    January 30, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    @The Following – I’m hooked too. It’s really scary, and I’m not sure how much I like that part (gulp). Kevin Bacon can make a great villain, so it’s interesting to see him as the good guy in this one.

  20. mariet

    January 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    I am not understanding all the discussion about Selma’s morals and not kissing Sean. There’s nothing to debate. Just watch the video Steve posted. She couldn’t be more of a hypocrite.

  21. strick432

    January 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    no randais you prefaced your Biggest Loser spoiler but I read it anyway!! No biggie – obviously I love spoilers or I wouldn’t be on this site!!

  22. goosiegirl

    January 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    ***Nora J*** actually, Steve has said Vienna was a major bitch on her season. They just edited out all the parts because she was F1. I personally think Vienna and Courtney are on the same level, and Tierra is right up there with them.

  23. Sunnyside422

    January 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    As Steve always says, certain participants are given certain “parts” to play and Tierra’s is this season’s bitch. She’s doing quite well in that role…whether it is factually her personality or manufactured by producers for drama. She is a pretty girl…I’ll give her that and Vienna was definitely not attractive.

    Since Sean is so bland, perhaps Catherine is a feisty, fun loving person to balance him out. Maybe she can teach him how to kiss…one can only hope as he is cringe worthy in that department! And licking his lips, (as well as the girl’s upper lip…ugh) as he does frequently, is annoying. Thought we’d seen the last of that in a man with Benjie!

  24. jillbeau

    January 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Thanks to everyone who pointed out that Ben Taylor is indeed James Taylor’s son. I watched the video Steve posted of his version of “By Your Side” after I read the comments, and he has the exact same style of guitar picking and strumming that his father uses. I agree, Sade’s version is better, but Ben’s version is also good.

    I actually found this episode sort of boring. I was watching it on my DVR and found myself fast forwarding through most of it. I have a feeling that Leslie was really nervous during her date which is what led to all the “holy moly” stuff. To quote Mean Girls, “it just kept coming up, like word vomit.”

    It was nice to see Catherine and Sean interact a little more this episode. I’m still not 100% sold on their connection, but I look forward to their relationship developing over the next few weeks. All they show is her commenting on his looks…”I’m so attracted to you” *giggle, giggle*. It’s cute that they’re attracted to each other and like to laugh a lot, but I’m hoping there’s more depth than that. And if it works for them, well, that’s all the matters and who really cares about my opinion.

  25. iheartvino

    January 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    **The Following**
    I noticed last night that Fox airs each week’s same episode on Friday nights at 9PM. I probably wouldn’t get to it during the week anyway, so this is perfect and now I can DVR it and FF through commercials. I hate how recently OnDemand added more commercials and you can’t FF.

    Bachelorfan1, I agree 100% with your entire comment!

  26. montrealaise

    January 30, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    All of the girls on Sean’s season are good-looking (certainly much more so than the average girl on the street) and some are drop-dead gorgeous. However, attractiveness is a total package, and I find that my opinion of their looks is changing depending on how they act. For instance, I initially thought Tierra was very pretty – now, I don’t find her that good looking any more.

  27. punka

    February 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    This whole Selma thing has me amused. No one is denying that she is gorgeous physically. She is. Totally. I mean, wow.

    But come on people, let’s look at the reality. First, she went on a rant about how Iraqi dating must be done in private, how things cant be seen, then she posts a youtube of herself topless, but covered. OK then.

    Next, she was all over Sean telling him how much she wanted to kiss Sean, but wouldn’t on TV. In other words, no cameras equal GAME ON for Selma.

    Morals aren’t what you do when everyone is watching, they are what you do when NO ONE is.

    Selma will make some dude a great wife and mother one day, but I can see why Sean choice not to pick her, compared to how things moved quicker with other beautiful women. Because this crop of women at this point are very beautiful and balanced. Best ever, except for maybe Brad’s 2nd season. But I might rate Sean as having he best luck that way with his group.

  28. thedoctor

    February 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Wow, some real idiots posting. As mentioned a million times, we do not see everything that goes on. I did find it curious that Catherine and Sean talked about all the times that they have spent together. So yes, heavy editing .

    I am not sure if is that I know Catherine is the winner, but there seemed to be an abnormally number of face shots of her for no reason.

    As to Selma and her Muslim values. Just as good some who proclaim to be good Christian girls and good Jewish girls, do not live up to that ideal. I don’t see any strict Christians or Orthodox Jews dressing in the way Selma does. Her family may be strict Muslims, but she in not..

  29. jmariegirl

    February 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    I enjoy hearing the fun details about one of the most hated/loved/controversial shows The Bachelor. Your latest blogging about the most biggest batch of emails was very enjoyable to read. Some are hilarious, and the last one was very touching. I hope everyone takes time to read those. Interesting observations too. I hope we see more air time of Catherine. I’m curious to see what it is about her he is drawn to.

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