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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?

-Leslie’s 1-on-1 date is up next, and considering she was crying at the beginning of the episode because she hadn’t spent any quality time with Sean, it should’ve come as no surprise she’d end up with this date. I don’t know if anyone has ever kept track of this in the past, but I think it’s safe to say Leslie has more teeth in the her mouth than the average person. At last count, I think I caught 78 in there. The reason I know this is because she was so giddy about getting the “Pretty Woman” date that she couldn’t stop grinning, and when she did, I’m reminded of Dr. Teeth:

Leslie is ecstatic she just got a pair of earrings since she says she’s “never gotten jewelry from a boyfriend before.” Leslie, let me explain something to you. Sean is not your boyfriend. Nor is this reality. Nor is Sean giving you those earrings. They are bought and paid for by Neil Lane and Sean didn’t spend a penny out of his pocket to buy you anything of the such, so quit pretending like he did. Leslie: “Who gets diamond earrings on their first date?” Ummmmm, women who go on this show and get the “Pretty Woman” date, that’s who. No one else in real life does, unless you’re working the Vegas strip and you find yourself a sugar daddy 30 years older than you for the evening.

-Sean takes Dr. Teeth shopping on Rodeo Drive before their date, but not after she’s uttered the phrase “Holy moly Batman” at least 400 times in the car ride there. You could kinda sense where this date was headed. I’m just glad that Sean was man enough to drive himself, because God knows what would’ve happened if he let Leslie behind the wheel. Their night could’ve ended like this again:

I don’t claim to be any sort of expert when it comes to Badgley Mischka dresses by any means, but was it just me, or did she choose from some of the ugliest assortment of dresses known to mankind? And the dress she wore for the date, ummmmm, what was that? Was that a dress, over another dress, over another dress, over another dress? Hey, maybe I’m the one without the fashion sense here but that thing had me totally confused. I didn’t know formal gowns came in 7 layers.

-Miss Orthodontics is really playing up the “Pretty Woman” role in this one. She’s loving the fact that she’s a “tan Julia Roberts,” and that Sean is a blond Richard Gere. Really? I mean, do you really want to out Sean like that on national television. It’s one thing to get this date with him but I don’t think you need to be telling America that he’s into gerbils, Leslie. Not cool. And it’s hilarious that every season when the girl gets the “Pretty Woman” date she can’t stop comparing herself to Julia Roberts character in the movie, which is funny since she played a hooker. I guess she won’t be kissing Sean either then if it ever got hot and heavy. And she’ll expect a deposit before any intercourse begins that he shall leave on the nightstand in a sealed envelope. This is all getting very creepy. Now Sean takes her to the Neil Lane store since her accessories wouldn’t be complete without an overpriced, hideous rope to throw around her neck that’s on loan for a few hours. Neil Lane: “We could put something on the neck?” Oh yes you can Neil. But Sean can take care of that later, you know, if he had an ounce of sexual attraction to this girl.

-Sean and Leslie arrive at a private dinner to begin the awkward conversation portion of their date. The “lets-get-to-know-each-other-talk-even-though-before-this-date-started-I-knew-you-were-going-home” awkward conversation to be exact. So Sean asks Teeth what’s most important to her in a relationship and she says “communication and trust are HUGE.” Really? You don’t say? Hey, obviously those two are important in a relationship, we all agree on that, but it’s such a bland answer that it doesn’t show much of who you are or what you believe. I would think anyone who DOESN’T say communication and trust is important would be off their rocker. It’s pretty much a given at this point, so she probably should’ve dug a bit deeper into things. She said she’s single because she didn’t want to settle (Yawn), only wants to be married once (Zzzzzzz…), etc. I was half expecting her to tell us that her favorite position is missionary as well. I hate to say that Leslie’s answers were boring Sean to tears but, ummmmm, they were boring Sean to tears.

-Sean changes it up. “Ooooookkkkkaaaaaaayyyyy…now that we’ve gotten those standard, basic, rehearsed answers out of the way, how about this one? What are you looking for in a husband?” Oh this should be good. Leslie: “Someone who’s driven, confident, caring, charismatic, giving, and pushes me to be a better person.” Eh, a little better. She actually used some descriptive words, but I have to say again, nothing completely out of the ordinary. I mean, just take the opposite of every one of those words. Obviously no one wants someone who’s lazy, uncertain, neglecting, apathetic, selfish, and brings out the worst in you. So I feel conversations like this really don’t lead them anywhere. Or any couple for that matter. Can we just eliminate a lot of this small talk from the “getting to know each other” part of conversations? I find it kinda pointless. People can say whatever they want to make themselves sound good, but until they actually show you what kind of person they are, it’s just words. And since Leslie was giving him just words, it was quite easy for Sean to retort with, “Yeah, I’m not feeling a romantic connection at all.”

-This was a crushing blow to Leslie since she figured she had it in the bag. “You didn’t see any romance at all?” Sean: “Not really.” Well if that’s the case, Leslie wasn’t going down without taking unnamed women with her, “Watch out for the other girls. Not all are here for the right reasons.” Bam! Take out the flamethrower and torch the others as you’re headed out the door in yo’ ugly dress. Of course, she didn’t name anybody by name but I think it’s quite obvious who she was after. As for those asking, according to what Sean told her on the date, I guess she did get to keep the earrings and the dress, but not the necklace obviously. Then again when you think about it, think of all the free sh** every girl gets as they continue on this show. You don’t pay for anything, you get a gift bag along with extra luggage, meals are paid for, every flight and hotel room is booked to different cities/countries, so getting a free pair of earrings really isn’t that big of a deal in the end, is it? I don’t know much about earrings either, but I’m guessing if Neil is giving those away free to a girl who doesn’t even last on the show, it’s probably not his top-of-the-line earrings. Just a hunch.

-The best part about this date was that we saw something that I don’t think has ever happened before in this show’s history. Sean and Leslie were supposed to have a private concert put on by Ben Taylor for them, but he sent her home, so Ben played all by his lonesome, and a cover song at that. Hey, I didn’t know who Ben Taylor was before this episode started anyway, but at least I expect him to play an original. Did he really need to cover one of the best slow song’s ever made, “By Your Side” by Sade? I mean, Sade’s version is 1,000 times better. In my top 5 of all time slow songs. You be the judge on who’s version is better:

Gotta be the first time we ever had a private concert date where someone was sent home early and didn’t get to hear the music. Although, back in Vegas during Brad’s season, I was hoping that both Jackie and him would’ve just ditched the “Train” concert and had them play to a crowd of nobody. They’re used to that.

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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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