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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?

-At the cocktail party, AshLee gets time with Sean first and he tells her he felt bad he didn’t get to spend time with her on the group date. And why’s that, Sean? Oh that’s right, you spent half your time trying to get that fish hook out of your mouth that Tierra had implanted in there and drug you around by the whole night. However, Sean assures AshLee that despite spelling her name like a 5th grader doodling on her pee chee folder, “Even if I have no time, you’re gonna be on my mind.” Awwwwww, how cute and reassuring to AshLee. I bet she’s just giddy now. So giddy that she’s gonna run back inside, wash her hands 17 times, rearrange her closet by color, size, and season, and make sure every other woman in the house has enough Purell to last them for months. At what point is AshLee going to mention that liiiiiiiiiiitle detail about her getting married at 17 years old and divorcing before she was 20? Figure she’ll suck him in longer before dropping that bomb on him? I think so.

-It is now time for Robyn to embarrass herself, albeit while setting a precedent on this show. She sits Sean down and readies him for this gem: “Do you like chocolate? Do you like the taste of chocolate? Do you want to taste the chocolate? Which chocolate do you want to taste?” Gulp. Incredibly awkward, but it worked since I believe Robyn just became the first black woman in 17 seasons to ever get a real kiss on this show. Did Matt make out with Marshawna? That’d be the only other one that even comes to mind, but I’d say that Robyn went about it most creatively. I think. Did she really need to make four chocolate references? For a moment there, I fully expected to whip out a bottle of Hershey’s syrup and start pouring it all over herself. Then break out a chocolate cake, a glass of chocolate milk, a chocolate soufflé, only to have Willy Wonka show up and deliver Sean a Golden Ticket. We get it, Robyn.

-Hey, guess who the women in the house were talking about behind her back at the cocktail party? Wow, you’re smart. Tierra is as well and she can’t take it anymore so she brings Robyn and Jackie outside with her to scold them for talking sh** about her. Jackie? Who’s this girl? Has she said seven words in four weeks? This is the girl you’re gonna bring outside to give a tongue lashing to? I’m sorry, but I don’t even think Jackie realizes she’s on this show, let alone the rest of us. You might wanna go after the Daniella’s and Desiree’s of the house who hate your ass and want to see you burned at the stake. Seems like a bunch of wasted energy to me for Tierra to tell everyone to stop talking about her since the more she does that, the more they’re going to talk about how much they can’t stand her and her attitude. Then again, on a night where she’s safe with a rose, I’m guessing Tierra doesn’t really care what she says or who she offends. Her ass is sticking around tonight and that’s all that matters.

-Hey, whaddya’ know!!! Four episodes in and they finally decide to show Sean spending quality time with his fiancé! I mean, surely you’d like to do that sometime before Thailand rolls around, right? I guess episode 4 was a good starting point for them where maybe they were thinking, “Yeah, we should probably show Sean having some affection towards the woman he’ll be engaged to on March 11th. Cuz you know, our show is about love and marriage, and we want everyone to not see this beautiful love story unfolding.” Makes a hell of a lot of sense. And just think, since they’re showing back-to-back episodes next Mon. & Tues., we only have to wait one more week to see them actually have their first date! Makes even more sense. They go out to the front driveway since Catherine didn’t want to be seen by everyone else making out with Sean. Sean seems to think Catherine has him in the friend zone, but after his kiss, I guess he doesn’t. Seemed no different than any kiss he gave Lindsay, or Desiree, or Ashlee, or even Lesley M. But of course, when the season is over, we’ll hear both of them say something to the effect of that kiss is what started it all – even though he had just as many passionate kisses with three or four other girls.

-Rose ceremony time. Selma and Tierra already with roses. Selma by virtue of her not kissing him, and Tierra because, well, no one really knows for sure. Sean likes dumpy women with hula hoop earrings and a black cloud that seemingly follows them around? You’ll have to ask him. Sean, the floor is yours. “This week was a big week…emotional…feelings are real…and even though I haven’t quite figured out that Tierra is the spawn of Courtney, I’ll get there soon enough. Just let me be fooled for a couple more episodes and then I’ll finally get it. I’m a slow blonde. What can I say?”

Catherine: Has Sean gone online to check out all the vegan restaurants in the DFW area yet?
Desiree: Remember how everyone was all excited about her and Sean after their 1-on-1 date in episode 2? Neither do I.
Lindsay: Every time he’s with her now he seems to make out with her. And next week, we even get awkward slow dancing in front of a crowd with them. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!
Lesley: Remember how everyone was all excited about her and Sean after their….
Robyn: Chocolate truffles, chocolate easter bunnies, hot chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate chip cookies…
AshLee: How long before a tabloid gets to her ex-husband and asks for quotes on her?
Sarah: Olivia challenges her to a skate off.
Jackie: She’s just as surprised as the rest of us.

“Ladies, Sean, it’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. Did you see I’m starting my own clothing line now that I’ll be wearing next season the ‘Bachelorette.’ I announced it yesterday and made sure that when Justin Bieber’s mom congratulated me on it, I re-tweeted it for everyone to see. Cuz I like everyone knowing that Justin Bieber’s mom and I converse via Twitter. I’m cool like that.”

Daniella: She seems to be much more fun and interesting when she’s three sheets to the wind. Someone get her a drink, stat!

I honestly don’t know what Amanda said as she was leaving, all I know is that she was in a 1920’s flapper girl dress. It was safe to say that Amanda cracking her jaw gave Sean the perfect out for sending her home, where she has since ran back into the arms of her ex-boyfriend and is back together with him. So it’s a win-win for everybody. Well, except her ex-boyfriend.

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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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