-James was in the hot seat next and what really can we say about this that hasn’t already been said? The amazing thing in all of this, is they’ve spent so much time on this conversation that took place between James and Mikey during a car ride home from a group date in Germany, and conveniently as it’s happened so many times in the past on this show when it comes to some drama even though they constantly tell us these people are constantly miked up and filmed at all times, the show cannot produce any audio or video from this conversation. You’d think if this conversation was so important to the character assassination on James, and so important that it was a focal point of now 3 episodes, at least they could produce some audio of the conversation. Nope. Just a bunch of he said/she said that I’m sure is another thing being blown completely out of proportion for the sake of television. Just think how much different this whole James angle would be if we actually heard the conversation took place?
-Right now, people are taking sides on the James story based solely on how he came across on TV. They’re obviously not basing it on what he said because, well, we don’t know what he said. If you like Kasey and Drew, then you’re probably, “Yeah, that James is a jerk.” If you like James, you’re probably saying Kasey and Drew are whining babies who should’ve kept their mouth shut because James didn’t say anything that the other guys weren’t thinking about. I said it when it happened, and I’ll say it again, James’ biggest mistake was verbalizing his thoughts. He absolutely has a right to think about what life would be like after the show, he just probably shouldn’t have told somebody else in the house about it with others around. And this jumping to conclusion of, “You don’t start thinking about your second wife when you’re with your first” is such a horrible exaggeration, I don’t know why that’s even getting brought into the argument. It’s a terrible generalization that needs to just stop. James didn’t say anything about that, and saying “well it’s the same thing” is just wrong. No it isn’t. Talking about your post-Bachelor life while on the show is not the equivalent of being married and thinking about a second wife. Such a reach, it’s laughable.
-How about Mikey bow’ing up on Kasey last night? Talk about roid rage. Holy crap. I thought Mikey was gonna pick him up out of his seat, press him over his head, and throw him into the crowd like a WWE wrestler or something. The best part about the Mikey/Kasey exchange was Mikey dropping the “Now I’m player on US Weekly” line. Ha ha. Mikey, not sure if anyone has told you this, but being a player on the cover of “US Weekly” is not something to be that proud of. Considering all the leeches and parasites that have ever appeared on the cover of that mag, I’d say that’s something you should probably forget ever happened. Hope you didn’t go out and buy a bunch of copies like most of the rest of them do. Just “Google Alert” yourself like all the other contestants do to keep telling yourself how relevant you aren’t. If anything, you should probably be thanking Kasey for calling you out and getting you on the cover of that mag since no one would realize who you were if he didn’t.
-When Juan Pablo went up to the hot seat, they showed footage of his time on the show. Amazingly enough, that footage lasted longer than 12 seconds. The funny thing is, they showed more footage of Juan Pablo last night during his video package that WASN’T shown during the season, then actual footage that they did use of him in the 6 episodes he was on. There hasn’t been a single tweet or email I’ve gotten more of since last night than, “They are totally setting up Juan Pablo to be the next Bachelor.” Ummmm, no they’re not. Did they give him an inordinate amount of air time last night for a guy we barely saw any of during the season? Yes. Did they plant three women in the audience and give them “Team Juan Pablo” t-shirts to wear and act all giddy? Yes. Was there an incredible outcry on Twitter last night of women wanting Juan Pablo to be the next “Bachelor?” Absolutely. Will Juan Pablo be the next “Bachelor?” No chance. Sorry ladies. It’s not happening. I think last night was just more of a “Hey sorry we didn’t show this guy a lot during the season, but now we’ll make up for it since this episode normally sucks” situation. It may seem like they were promoting him, but trust me, they weren’t. Juan Pablo is not going to be the next “Bachelor.” That announcement/decision hasn’t been made yet, I don’t know who it is or when it’s coming, but I can guarantee you when it is made, it won’t be him. Sorry ladies.
-Zak on the hot seat was just plain bizarre. Still claiming he’s in love with Des, looking like someone just murdered his dog or something, and then having Chris read a poem that Zak wrote in invisible ink in the journal he gave Des early in the season. Huh? That was a bit creepy. Not to mention, Chris Harrison is quite the adept reader shining a light 1cm in circumference on a page yet being able to read a full poem without stumbling or slowing down whatsoever. Uhhhhh, yeah. Chris wasn’t reading that with the blacklight, that was a shot they threw in there to make you think he was. Please. I swear some of the stuff this show does to try and pretend they’re on the up and up, and to get you believe some of the things they’re selling is mind boggling. If a blacklight was shining on the whole page, could he have read it as precisely and smoothly as he did? Of course. But it wasn’t. He was shining the light word for word over it, which really made no sense. Lets just stop with the lies please. You’re insulting our intelligence.
-Let me ask you a question: Was it just me or was Desiree being a bitch last night? Not sure what was up her ass, but it certainly seemed like someone pissed in her Cheerios that morning. Up on the hot seat, she basically verbatim said to James and Ben exactly what Ali told her to say. That was bizarre. If we never would’ve seen the segment with the other bachelorettes, I would’ve thought, “Oh wow. Des has a little feistiness to her tonight. She’s actually got a thought in her brain that she’s expressing other than ‘Awwwww’ or ‘That’s so sweet’,” but unfortunately she just repeated what Ali said and it looked like she couldn’t come up with anything original if she tried. Called Ben insincere, told James she was being manipulated, etc. On and on it went, and the funny thing was, Des was the one coming across as insincere. As is always the case with the lead on the “Tell All” shows, she was barely even up there. It was 8:30 before they even brought her out, there were two segments with her including a commercial break, and she was off the stage by 8:50. They always play it up to be, “Ooooohhhhh, how will so-and-so react when they’re confronted by the guys/girls they dumped!!! Oooohhhh the drama!!!” Yet, it’s the same thing every season. Most of the time you can tell, the guys don’t care anymore and neither does the lead since it’s been months since filming. But they have to address things to appease the fans.
-Juan Pablo asked her why he never got a 1-on-1 date. Why? Well because it wasn’t in the storyboard for you get a 1-on-1, that’s why. Don’t take offense Juan Pablo. You were never going to win or be a front runner, so really no reason to give you one. Happens every season. As for Zak, I don’t know what guy writes a song about a girl he knew for a month talking about their breakup, then sings it to her on national television, but uhhhhhh yeah, Zak did. I mean, in 8th grade I remember I gave my girlfriend who broke up with me a mixed tape afterwards. Is that the same as singing on national television to a girl you knew for four weeks that you didn’t do anything other than kiss? Hmmmmm, tough call. I’ll say no. Regardless, I’m glad Desiree got all that off her chest last night and we can thank Ali Fedotowsky for it. I felt like Ali should’ve been brought out, propped Desiree up on her lap, stuck her hand back behind her shirt and just done the interview that way since Desiree was just being her mouthpiece.
-The bloopers aired, and unfortunately, they’re not nearly as good as they once were. For those that have forgotten past blooper editions, here are some of the better ones:
Yeah, I’d say all of those were better than last night’s. But if you’re asking me to pick the best one, I’ll go with Ashley’s. How many times was she freaked out by bugs during an ITM? 10? 20? Women and bugs always seem to amaze me. No matter how big or small, I’ve never met someone not TERRIFIED of them who has the exact same reactions Ashley and Ali did. Amazing.
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