Yes, the “make love” comment was inappropriate but I dislike her so much by now I had to laugh. If she had met with him the first two times he’d supposedly tried, would it have been off camera? It felt like he was struggling to put sentences together last night because he knew what he wanted to say was not camera appropriate. So maybe she should’ve given him closure off camera. She knew the camera would keep him from saying some things. She was just pissed that it didn’t stop him completely. I thought it was great. I wish she would’ve picked someone other than Nick to string along till the end. He might be a little too sensitive. If Andi would’ve agreed to meet Nick before the ATFR, you bet your ass it would’ve been on camera. Hence the reason the argument, “Well if she just would’ve met him before the ATFR, maybe he wouldn’t have said that” holds no water. It was gonna be televised regardless. They weren’t gonna pass up that opportunity.
Anyway, thanks for another great season. I hope Chris is the Bachelor. I can’t watch Ariel. Ugh.
Comment: Yeah, I’d hate to see Ariel too. Prince Eric would not be happy with that.
During the season in your column you mentioned Andi’s boobs being out on display in some of her different dresses. Did you notice them at the final roses ceremony last night? She looked much flatter chested, it looked like she was wearing a sports bra with that dress!
Comment: I didn’t notice.
Sorry to hear you got a wedding gift for Jason & Molly. They are NOT a success story from this show so, in mho, didn’t deserve a gift from you. Just sayin’. I didn’t get a wedding gift for them because I considered them a “success story.” I’ve said that many times over the years. I got them a wedding gift because I felt it was the least I could do after I had said some things about their season which weren’t true.
I thought they usually announced the next bachelor on ATFR.
Do you think it’s because they haven’t chosen yet?
Comment: No, they don’t. Juan Pablo getting announced on Des’ ATFR was the exception, not the rule. There was no summer show last season, so they basically had to announce it early.
I’m sure you are over the whole thing now, but I just have to give my 2 cents to someone! To me it sounds like NIck was holding on to hope that Andi might change her mind (ala Jason) and that ATFR finally gave him the closure he needed. Those tapes you released had him referencing Jason’s season and I’ll bet he was holding on the one in a billion chance that the same thing might happen for him. I know you think it’s bizarre that he is still emotional over the whole thing 2 1/2 months later. But if he truly felt like he was going to marry her, I think that it should take some time to get over, especially if you still need closure which I think he got last night and should be able to move on now.
Oh, and I hardly believe Chris Harrison “forgot” to reveal the next Bachelor. I think they did that to create a buzz. But I feel bad for the people in EST that stayed awake for the news.
Comment: Yes you’re right. I can’t believe he’s still emotional about a girl who dumped him 2 ½ months ago.
The next “Bachelor” was never going to be announced on the ATFR. I said that weeks ago.
I just had to speak to you about why you feel it is important to constantly vilify what you do and how accurate you are as I would say 95% of the time. I live in NYC with over 8 million people. When you are in the business of dealing with the public on a very large scale do you really think that everyone is going to agree with you? There are so many people out there that just like to write in mean stuff and it isn’t only you it is anyone who deals with the public on such a large scale. I actually think it would be better for you not to keep on writing about how you need to justify your answers because you can’t please everyone. This last and final message was not necessary. Personally, I don’t think people are interested in reading the crazies out there. You have a job that you enjoy immensely so don’t even answer those who don’t believe you. As I said anyone in the public eye is going to get these kind of emails and the best thing to do is ignore it. It will save you a lot of headaches. I read your blog every season and it is entertaining and I do enjoy your spoilers, so I think it is enough that most of your readers do care about you and what you have to say. I hope you give it some thought as to what I said and just keep on doing what you do and I just had a thought, maybe they are angry at you because you actually get paid for a job you like. They are probably unhappy in their lives.
Comment: I disagree. Based on the responses, people are thoroughly entertained by the troll emailers. And yes, I’m sure a lot of it has to do with jealousy.
Thanks for the recap and congrats on being correct again. I never doubted you!
Looks like several of your reader emails are duplicated in the blog, as if they were cut and pasted twice. You’re correct. Had to go back and look. It’s been fixed. Apparently I suck and cutting and pasting.
1. Andi and Josh admitted to regularly seeing each other and traveling in disguise. Why would the producers want them to talk about that when interviewed (only saw ATFR and Jimmy)? Seems like setting the stage of more paparazzi to watch like hawks future contestants. They’ve been doing that for years and outside of JP and Ashley getting caught walking out of the same hotel, they’ve never once caught the final couple. And they would never catch them together, because they are never outside together. So a picture of a female lead in a wig doesn’t prove anything on who she’s with.
2. I’m pulling for Chris as the next Bachelor. I’ll watch no matter who it is but Arie likes the camera too much and Chris is more genuine. Why do you think Chris would WANT to be the Bachelor, other than the obvious? He is a successful farmer who wants to take a gal back to Iowa. Or is he interested in the fame route for a change of scenery? Who is running his farm while he’s finding love? I’m sure that’s already been discussed. I’m pretty sure all this has been worked out beforehand.
3. When will they start finalizing the cast for The Bachelor? Do they start confirming contracts with the lady contestants before the finalize the lead? Final casting weekend is this weekend and next weekend based on past seasons schedules.
Thanks in advance. You are good at your job – and very patient with the haters.
Just insane. I can’t believe the number of people who (a) think they have some great insight into Andi’s feelings based on watching this heavily produced TV show and (b) seem to wish great harm upon you.
Also: it would be great if one season you posted fake spoilers and then, the day after Jimmy Kimmel aired his “predictions,” updated your site with the real ones. Mass chaos.
Glad to see your success this season, as per usual. Because Kimmel is an ABC show, if I actually did wait until after that first episode aired to post all the spoilers, I’m sure he’d still just get it from people within the show. All he’s doing is promoting it for them. They love it.
P.S. I thought it was pretty annoying how Nick kept talking to Andi about how she led him on, etc. He’s not a dumb guy; he clearly knows that they’re making a show and that Andi is contractually obligated to have a final 4, 3, 2 even when she’s probably known since day one who her final choice would be. It’s the same every season, and he’s watched those seasons. What exactly did he want her to say?
Do you think Andi was tipped off that Nick may mention that they slept together? I thought she handled it well. And so did Josh.
Ps-I hope when the bachelor franchise is all over you write a book revealing all of your secrets.
Comment: Ha ha, you say Andi and Josh both handled it well, yet there’s plenty out there who watched the exact same show you did and are screaming for their heads for how they handled it. It’s what makes the world go round.
That book is not coming.
First, I’ll say this, I’ve watched a total of one and a half episodes this season. I read your blog, see what’s going to happen and if nothing else is on tv, I’ll watch the show or put it on for background noise while I’m working. It’s been that way for a few years now. As you say, wash rinse repeat. I don’t really have a question but wanted to say a few things.
One who are these crazy people who email you excited for you to be wrong? who wishes that stuff on someone? They want you to be humiliated? Seriously? has to be a bunch of college kids who have nothing better to do with their time, or a bunch of housewives that are bored, either way, wow. I actually watch the last ten minutes or so of every season finale just so I can smile and say yep, he was right AGAIN! I seriously don’t get the concept of looking for ways to humiliate someone. insane. I don’t get it either. Some serious jealousy issues I would assume because if they had the info that I did, they’d be doing the exact same thing. People always like to tear down the ones on top. It’s part of today’s culture. Let them. Doesn’t bother me. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing every season and they can say whatever they want. I’ve said numerous times that other people’s opinions don’t pay my bills.
Two, you mentioned you don’t understand (something to that effect) why Nick would bring up they had sex and no one ever says they made love. We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one. I think it’s good that he brought it up, none of the others in the past that I can remember have ever brought it up on live television. We both know he didn’t think of it on his own though. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Nick fan – nor am I a Josh fan. Just think that part was pretty funny and she had nerve to say that was below the belt? Well some men – yes there are a few out there I’m told – that think of that type of thing as special. Nick acted like a jerk during the season from what I read in your blog, but he also seemed to really care for her. In the real world in a break up, it takes more than a few weeks to get over a broken heart. Now did he really have a broken heart? or was his ego hurt more than anything? I don’t know, we probably won’t ever know. BUT he did act like a gentleman and didn’t say anything nasty about Josh, when he probably could have. He wasn’t very complimentary of Josh in the plane videos, and in Josh’s interviews since the show ended Monday, he’s made it very clear Nick wasn’t well liked in the house, especially by him.
Third, on to Josh and Andi. Maybe it’s just me, but they certainly didn’t act like a couple in love. It looks forced to me. (it most likely would have looked that way with Nick as well!) He just seemed to be the type to be there for the fame. I certainly hope I’m wrong and they disappear into the sunset and enjoy thier lives together and actually have a lasting relationship. Good luck to the couple.
Thank you for yet another great season of spoilers, keep up the great work and looking forward to reading next season’s The Bachelor. (I won’t watch that one either I’m guessing, unless of course there is absolutely nothing else on tv – your blog is much funnier to read than to watch the show)
Comment: Great. As long as you read, we can be BFF’s forever.
I just want to let you know that your spoilers made this past season’s Bachelorette a pleasure to watch & follow for me! I printed out your projected spoilers & watched the show, using it as a blueprint of what was to happen each week. It made it so much fun!
Thanks for giving me an enjoyable way to watch this sappy (at times) show. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been watching this program for 10 years! Only your website has made it palletable (sorry spelling)–I look forward to the next one!
Comment: Next season, join fantasy pools and try and win some money off of the spoilers. Might as well. Find a group of people to do a bracket with and make sure they’re completely gullible to the spoilers being out there.
RS- reading your recap and I love it!!!! People need to get a life and I love the ones that get the names confused and in the wrong order…..I know that you don’t reply the haters but on this one I would have to-
1) Nick is a man’s man. He’ll always be there for her. He will protect her heart at all times, and will never stray. Yea that is why he ousted her on national TV for sleeping with him…that’s a man’s man alright.
Nick was so painful to watch last night and not because he was so heartbroken it was because he was battling with himself as to come out with the fact or not that they had slept together…..as soon as he said it I knew that is what he wanted to say all along. He acted as if that was his first sexual experience, people get physical sometimes and it doesn’t mean that they love you. I think she handle herself well because I would have told him, yea I had the hot’s for you but I didn’t love you, I love Josh deal with it! I might have even gone so far as to say well the sex just wasn’t good enough for me. And to be honest in my opinion he is lucky that Josh didn’t have a little talk with him and not because she slept with Nick and she is his women but because I think certain things should remain private and now it’s out there to be discussed and it will be. Read Nick’s letter on your site….funny how the fantasy suite encounter isn’t mentioned…I think there was some prodding going on here.
Comment: Yes Nick, not every woman you sleep with is going to marry you. Novel concept, I know.
What a fun season huh? Congrats on being right as usual. You nailed it! Speaking of which, I’d like your thoughts on this flash round..
1) Don’t you think its funny that when Nick called Andi out on “making love” (barf!), that she responded with “that was below the belt.” Oh how I wish he’d then said, “No pun intended.” Hahaha I’m still trying to find one person who still uses that phrase.
2) Is Josh watching all of that from back stage, as it happens? In other words, did he see Nick say that? If so, he’s either a great actor or totally fine with his “fiancee” sleeping with he and another guy in 2 days. Any thoughts? Usually they don’t. It was more than 2 days later, but I see your point. Josh and Andi have addressed it and to them, it’s a thing of the past, so apparently it’s not an issue.
3) I can’t believe how Andi told Josh that she knew from the moment she set eyes on him that he was the one. Well, in a way you can see how Nick called her out for being insincere. I know, he totally knew what he was getting into but still. I say it was a wash. I don’t really see him as the jerk for calling her on it. He just said what everyone else was thinking. There were plenty of people NOT thinking he should’ve said that.
4) I can’t remember which of the final 2 she said this too, but she said to one of them that they “always have a way of calming her down.” So funny bc I remember he telling JP exactly that on one of their dates. Don’t remember.
5) Why do you think they never addressed Josh playing football? It was like it never existed. He did finally mention it during the last show, but it was almost mumbled as an afterthought. Also, Andi’s dad was so insincere by saying he didn’t know anything about Josh, when Josh was asking for his blessing. COME ON! Then, in the same conversation he suddenly learns so much about him that he can give said blessing. Such BS.
Comment: Because I believe he only played for one year.
As for the parents giving blessings in one day to someone they don’t know…it happens every season. Nothing new.
Not much surprises me on this show anymore, but Nick on the ATFR saying that he and Andi had sex was a real surprise to me. What a douchebag move that was. No doubt the producers nudged him that way, but he had to have been pretty far along towards doing that to begin with.
Basically, he got rejected, and decided he was more than hurt, he was pissed about it, so he decided he wanted to make her pay.
It’s funny, but up until that moment you sensed that Andi felt guilt over how hurt Nick was. After all, she didn’t choose him, but she obviously cared about him quite a bit. It was like that moment actually made things way easier for Andi, because it liberated her. She doesn’t have to look back with any misgivings now, because look what that jackass was willing to do to her on national TV.
Comment: Nick saying in his conference call Tuesday that “100% the producers didn’t put him up to that” makes it even worse. Hell, if I were him I would’ve at least gone with, “I was given some bad advice, I take full responsibility for saying it, but I should’ve listened to reason and not done it. Ultimately I said it, but there’s more to it than that.” But to say he had no intention of ever bringing it up and only did because Andi was acting cold to him on stage, well yeah, complete d**k move and basically only done because he was mad and wanted to embarrass her.
My take is at some point, he wants to be in the running to be The Bachelor. It can’t happen for this next season, but if he acts pitiful enough and pours on the “poor rejected me” attitude, it may win him some big sympathy points from the public garnering him brownie points to be in the running.
Comment: Never going to happen.
Does Andi EVER wear a bra?
Comment: I think she’s allergic to them.