A few news and notes to get to this week before we start into this week’s recap, which includes quite a few videos. I mean, that’s kinda what you have to do when ABC decides to spend 30 minutes on James and Des’ 1-on-1 date and there really wasn’t much to make fun of. I know they like to throw in those meaningful dates at least once a season (Sean and Ashlee last season) just to throw people off the scent that they’re still nothing but spineless, cold hearted, mean spirited ingrates, but it certainly doesn’t help the comedic factor of my column, so, I just decided to fill it with videos. You’ll see those on page 4. There are some classics. Maybe you’ve seen some, maybe you haven’t. But it should keep you occupied for at least a little bit. Get your emails and “Dr. Reality Steve” questions in the next couple days if you want to see it in Thursday’s column. Might be having a special guest for “Dr. Reality Steve” come Thursday, so I’ll keep you updated.
Some deleted scenes are up on ABC.com, and last week showed Zak getting some time with Desiree alone at the pool party where he made her suck on a grapefruit. Yikes. If that’s your way of trying to kiss a girl, all the power to you. Anyway, here’s the video, and now we can add Zak to the list of guys she kissed last week, bringing her total to 8 ½, which was over half the guys. Outstanding Des. You are really taking this thing seriously. No tongue left un-used.
I want to thank In Touch Weekly for confirming a story today that I told you all about a week ago, and that was that Stephanie and Brian were back together. Nice “exclusive” there guys. Solid reporting. I’m glad Stephanie saw through his lying, cheating ways and is now making every excuse in the book for the guy. This is comical. “Weeeeelllllll, I mean, you know, we were kinda on and off before he left for the show, soooooo…..” Uh huh. That’s certainly not the way you saw it when you made sure to find a way to get on network TV back in March. But now that you’ve both essentially been exposed for being publicity whores and nothing else, might as well go back to the guy considering I can’t imagine there’s a line around the corner waiting for a washed up, has-been Playmate with a 13 year old kid and bat sh** craziness inside her. Good luck you two. I’m sure there will be wedding bells in your future.
Brandon had his conference call with the media last week, and isn’t the least bit embarrassed he came off the way he did. He clarifies whether or not he said he was “in love” with her or “falling in love” with her, that his edit could’ve actually been worse than it was, and how he had no intention of opening up like that about his family, yet, miraculously he did. Hmmmm, I wonder why? Maybe because they basically forced him to in an ITM? Note to all future contestants: Any of you that think you have deep, dark secrets you’d never reveal on television, they will get it out of you if it’s the last thing they do. That’s their job. They will poke, prod, cajole, and even cry themselves, to get you to start opening up. No secret is safe on this show.
I saw that “Bachelor/ette” mini-reunion episode on Kate Couric yesterday. Pretty much a whole lot of nothing. There really wasn’t one sentence uttered on that show that I hadn’t heard before, so, that’s how I judge whether any shows like that are any good. They just trot out the successful couples (all 4 of them including Sean and Catherine), have them give an update to what they’ve been up to, brought out a few of the villains from season’s past who pretty much say what we’ve heard them say plenty of times, and that’s it. Not much of anything yesterday on that show, so, not much to report. Well, other than your guess is as good as mine as to what Sean and Catherine’s story is. On the ATFR, they couldn’t stop talking about how soon they wanted to get married, now kids, living situation, and wedding plans are all on hold while they enjoy time with each other. I’ll let you read into that one, because honestly, I don’t have the faintest idea what’s going on. Your guess is as good as mine.