-Britt’s date starts with Chris walking into her room at 4:30 in the morning and waking her up. In his blog this morning he said what they didn’t show was that Chris woke all the girls up that morning, not just Britt. Britt is in full makeup and Carly lets us know that Britt sleeps in full makeup every night. Chris Harrison even stated this as well in his blog today. While it’s definitely weird, I can see why a woman would do that on this show. Maybe she’s just very vain and doesn’t want to look like walking death in case cameras wake her up early in the morning. It worked to her advantage that morning. I’m guessing she did it while she was just on the show, because from what I hear, there’s no way you could do that every day of your life and still have skin like that. So she did it for a couple weeks in the event that she wouldn’t get caught on camera looking horrid. Granted, no one else did it that we can remember, but another thing that seems to be being made a bigger deal out of than it should be. Once again, Chris didn’t seem to have a problem being around her as they sucked face all day long.
-How come when Carly and Britt were reading her date card, she was joking about how Britt needed to shower and shave for her date? But when Britt was woken up by Chris, Carly took it out on Britt and all the sudden it wasn’t so funny she slept in makeup? Why would Carly even be mad at Britt for that? Shouldn’t her attention be to Chris and it being rude of him to wake up Britt and kiss her in front of the others? Nothing against Carly, but since the response after episode 1 was so positive towards Britt and now after an episode where they make jokes about her showering habits and makeup issues, everyone seems to be Team Carly. Yet the Team Carly people aren’t saying how bitchy that was for her to take it out on Britt when clearly, she can’t control Chris coming to wake her up. Anyone can make any argument for any girl they like and point out things in others they don’t. Just be objective about it. Andi was the “Bachelorette” and PLENTY of people thought she came across as a giant bitch when she confronted Juan Pablo the morning after the overnight dates. Didn’t ruin her chances. But a joke about Britt’s showering habits which are obviously being exaggerated and all the sudden there’s no way they could put her as the lead? Not making much sense. But hey, still a few weeks to go. We’ll see.
-Britt and Chris begin their day and he takes her to a hot air balloon ride. I’m not afraid of heights so I’m not sure how this works, but, the day before Britt started crying just at the thought of having to be up somewhere high, but at no point did she look scared or nervous about the hot air balloon ride. Seems to me that’d be about heights, but maybe since there’s more of a security involved with it, it makes it easier. Hell if I know. Can you be afraid of heights yet be excited about a hot air balloon ride? Or did she just suck it up for the date because it was with Chris and was really up there pissing her pants? What I do know is that when I was watching this date, I didn’t know what I was more mortified of: Britt sleeping in makeup, or, Chris’ giant runaway zit on his temple. That thing had it’s own zip code if I’m not mistaken. Hey, maybe Chris slept in his makeup last night too.
-While Chris and Britt are hot air ballooning, the girls back at the hotel are gossiping about her. Ashley said that Britt told them that she loved being single and that she wasn’t in any rush to get married or have kids.” A conversation that we never heard so we don’t know if it was actually said, but hey, lets consider the source. Ashley makes drama out of everything. Britt did take to Instagram last night to address it, and judging from her post, it certainly looks like Ashley made it up or heard wrong:
So there’s both sides of it. Ashley says she said it. She responded last night basically insinuating she didn’t. Jade chimed in “I think she’s just telling him what he wants to hear.” Now that is probably true. Why? Because EVERY person who goes on this show is basically telling the lead what they want to hear every episode. If you don’t, you go home. That’s how the show works.
-After the hot air balloon, Britt got to go back to Chris’ room to talk about life stuff and make out on the bed. And oh yeah, she wants 100 kids. 100. The little old lady who lived in the shoe and the Duggar family thinks that might be a bit much, Britt. So does your uterus. But hey you wanna pop out one hundo, be my guest. These two have basically been making out all day and that was in a cramped, uncomfortable hot air balloon shared with some other dude right next to them. Now they are by themselves on a bed. I’m guessing they did a little more of it. Now of course, I got plenty of emails last night asking if Chris slept with her in the room because we see him closing the double doors. But nothing in that shot showed Britt actually still in the room when he did that. She could’ve been long gone. But since this show is draped in sexual innuendo, of course they’re gonna show you Chris’ closing the bedroom doors right after a scene of them making out on the bed. But there was no evidence she was actually still in the room, and my guess is she wasn’t. Just a shot to get so that people will just assume some freaky deeky was going on in there.
-When Britt returned after her date, she immediately started talking about it. “We ordered room service, dessert, drank some coffee, then took a nap. We were in there for a couple hours.” No harm, no foul. We’ve heard worse from girls that came back from their date in the past and started blabbing. Hell, Mackenzie told everyone how many times she kissed Chris during their alone time. What Britt said seemed pretty harmless. But, since all of America has apparently turned on Britt now, every sentence out of her mouth is something that’ll be dissected to be negative. Comes with the territory. Whatever she said immediately set Kelsey off and now she’s starting to go into full on creeper mode. “Britt’s date diminished the importance of my relationship with him.” Wait, huh? The relationship that basically none of us have seen? The relationship that’s constituted you only being on group dates thus far and being the only one left besides Samantha and Becca not to have kissed him yet? That relationship? Oh, gotcha. Makes total sense.
-Which then brings us to what everyone has been talking about since last night, and that’s Kelsey telling Chris the story of her husband who died. The particular comment that has everyone talking is after she tells Chris her story, we see her in an ITM saying, “Isn’t my story amazing. Tragic, but amazing. I love my story.” Which of course has everyone as Kelsey as the conductor on the Cray Crazy Train right now. And rightfully so. Now, by no means am I defending Kelsey because she chose to go on the show and open herself up to all the comments being flung her way on social media now, BUT, read this email I got this morning from a reader giving a different perspective on what Kelsey said last night:
Love your work! I’m thrilled that you separated Reader Emails and Dr. Reality Steve AND have now added a Monday preview because it gives us two more days a week to look forward to your writing and opinions.
My qualm this week, as I’m sure it is for many others, is about Kelsey. Something seems off about the way they have edited her, and as we know, people hardly come off as authentic on the show as they are in real life. Perhaps I just cannot accept that someone would so boldly use their story to their advantage and make it that obvious. Rather, I choose to believe an alternative perspective:
Last week, I was surprised but also pleased with some of Kelsey’s comments on the group date. That lake really wasn’t the most impressive body of water they could have gone to (prompting Kelsey’s “hellhole”) remark, and truth be told, many would feel as if they are not the “luckiest girls in the world” to have to vie for the same man in front of millions of people. To me, Kelsey seemed as if she just didn’t want to put on the rose-coloured glasses that the other contestants unquestioningly wear, and she spoke some truths.
This week, I feel like the producers got those comments out of her by egging her on to tell her story. They could have been telling her that she has a really great story, and that if she doesn’t tell Chris now, she may get eliminated. What if she had resisted their initial prodding but finally snapped? Her remarks about “isn’t my story amazing? It’s tragic, but amazing” and talking about herself from a third-person perspective as a “broken girl who picks up the pieces on the show” had a tinge of sarcasm to her voice. She could have been mocking what the producers wanted of her, and of all the contestants really, in order to build a drama-filled show. Sure she followed their direction, but she may have been exposing the whole idea behind putting girls with devastating backstories on a show to rouse sympathy. I bet this is not the only season where girls felt as if their stories were “competing” with one another, but this is the only season to directly address the issue. The producers, instead of editing out Kelsey’s seething sarcasm about this process, used it to their advantage to portray her as this crazy monster who makes such cold and calculating remarks. The panic attack as well could have just been her last straw and she’s demonstrating/mocking techniques other girls have used in the past when things don’t go their way (but of course on TV, this just looks like Kelsey’s crazy and begging for attention).
It’s a cynical perspective, and I can see where this hypothesis is flawed, but I’m trying to think critically and not buy what the producers are trying to sell me. Also, even if this hypothesis were true (or half true), I still think she is a little warped. I’d love to hear your take on it, because you have a better understanding of what the producers and editors of the show are capable of.
It’s a very interesting theory and certainly not above the producers to completely edit exactly how she was saying what she did. What this emailer said is perfectly logical. Is that the way it really happened? I don’t know. But it’s so hard to take anything you see on this show at face value, just re-read that email and realize that’s easily what could’ve happened. I’m glad that people are starting to think outside the box when it comes to this show and not just believing every single thing they see on screen. Very good email. I guess we’ll never know if it’s accurate or not, but just like Britt, Kelsey will no doubt have her time on the hot seat at the WTA to explain herself. We’ll get a better idea then.