Lets not forget, this is the first time in the show’s history that they have changed around the ending of the show for a 2-part finale. If Brooks truly left last night for good and we are never going to see him at all next episode, what’s the point of the 2-parter? Why wouldn’t they have just kept the normal schedule, Brooks leaves at final 3, last night’s episode would’ve aired two weeks ago, the “Men Tell All” would’ve aired last night with Brooks in attendance, and then next week Des chooses between her final two guys? I don’t see why they would change the whole schedule up unless Brooks was making a return next week. And did you notice that in Chris Harrison’s blog, or on his “Good Morning America” appearance this morning, it’s not even being brought up, “Hey, is Brooks gone for good” or “Is Brooks coming back next week.” It’s completely being avoided. Even in the previews for next week’s episode, there’s no shot of Brooks, no shot of the final rose ceremony, nothing. Any mention of Brooks next episode and that essentially ruins the surprise because the second anyone hears that Brooks may be returning means that Des is with him since that’s the guy she clearly wants to be with. So they have to make you think he’s gone for good. All we saw was him driving away in a limo last night. Did we see him board a plane? Did we see him pack a suitcase? Of course not. But on this show, the “limo drive” has been engrained into people’s heads that it means that person is eliminated. I don’t know at what point he shows back up, what he says, or how she takes him back, but I can’t be more positive that my spoilers are right and she ends up with Brooks. No other storyline at this point makes any sense whatsoever other than that one.
Put yourself in Drew and Chris’ shoes right now. Obviously at the time this was happening, neither of them knew what was happening with Brooks. The guys are separated and don’t see each other until the rose ceremony. Next episode will pick up with her talking to Chris Harrison and deciding how to move forward and then the rose ceremony to, I assume, tell Chris and Drew what happened with Brooks, which is when she starts crying again. But if you’re either of those guys, even though at that time you didn’t know how strong her feelings were for Brooks including the giant meltdown she just had, how do you watch that last night and think that this girl is 100% committed and in love with you, regardless of how she tries to spin it? Obviously I’m talking about if the spoiler happens to be wrong, which it’s not. I’m playing the hypothetical here. I wouldn’t even want to be Drew or Chris at this point. But damn, I will no doubt have a field day next week if she is somehow miraculously engaged to either of these two guys because that would be about the most laughable ending this show’s ever had. Did you read her blog today? Other than saying “find out what happens with Brooks” (what’s there to find out if, by all accounts, last night was his last appearance), Drew and Chris are an afterthought. Not a single person would honestly believe she can willingly accept a proposal from Chris or Drew at this point after what we saw last night. No chance. And if you say, “Well how can she take Brooks back after what he said to her last night?” I’m sure the same people were probably saying why would Molly ever take Jason back as well, and look how that turned out. I will stand behind what my sources have been telling me for months. It’s Brooks. Don’t know the how, what, and why but I absolutely believe it’s him. Next Monday night we’ll finally get our answer.
I will actually commend Brooks for what he did last night. Gee, imagine that? A contestant on this show essentially saying, “Whoa, I’ve only known you for six weeks. Sorry I’m not jumping up and down doing cartwheels and expressing how crazy in love with you I am. Lets tap the brakes a bit here while I figure out my feelings.” It’s obvious Brooks is struggling with the whole “you didn’t know this person 2 months ago but we expect a proposal at the end” formula this show produces every season, he’s just been the first front runner to ever verbalize it in the way he did last night. A lot of red eyes, a lot of hair wringing showing all his gray hairs, and a lot of sniffling and snot bubbles from both of them. It was quite the sh** show I must say. And it took forever. That’s one thing I gotta give Brooks a little sh** for. Dude, spit it out. I mean, I think the whole time Desiree STILL was convinced he wasn’t breaking up with her, and it’s not like Brooks did anything to help her along those lines since he was being so vague and beating around the bush about what he wanted to say. I think with how wishy washy he was last night makes it easier for him to return next week to save himself. He certainly wasn’t very definitive in ANYTHING he said last night.
I think the bottom line is in the end Desiree will decide that giving Brooks another chance is worth more to her than trying to build something with Chris or Drew. It’s much easier to believe at this point she’d take back a guy she’s clearly loopy about, than trying to make something work a guy (Chris or Drew) that she just likes a lot. Love makes you do strange things I tell ya’. Hell, if Brooks DOESN’T come back next week, exactly how are they supposed to fill two hours of television? This is the first finale in probably 5 or 6 years that I’m actually looking forward to watching because frankly, I have no clue how they are going to get to their final destination. I just know what’s at the end of the trail. But hey, they got what they wanted with their hype and attention the show garnered last night didn’t they? Their ratings went up almost a half point in the 18-49 demographic, and went up almost 1.5 million viewers overall from what they’ve been averaging all season. And now with that lead-in to next week’s finale, you can expect everyone and their mothers will be tuning to see what the conclusion is to all this. No matters what happens, no matter the outcome, they’ve already won. It’s everybody’s watercooler talk this morning, the ratings increased dramatically, and now they have their cliffhanger going into the finale as I expected. And oh yeah, my site’s traffic went through the roof last night so I guess I win too. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!
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