-The cocktail party had all the girls nervous. It was a weird week and Chris made it known to everyone when he spoke to them right off the bat. “So difficult because of how important this is to me…today was tough…Kelsey and I had an emotional conversation…thought about some things…that…sorry…I need a second.” And with that, he stepped outside to get some air, or talk to Host Chris, or do whatever it is he needed to do. I’m still unsure exactly what was bothering Chris and what he was upset about. Was it that Kelsey’s story made him realize that time is of the essence in life and it magnified his decisions? That he was getting closer to realizing he might be engaged soon? That maybe his feelings for the love guru Tziporah and her awful bangs are stronger than any connections he has with the girls? So many questions, so little answers I tell ya’.
-Once the girls hear that Kelsey spoke with Chris earlier that day, they realized what she was up to. She figured she was going home and used her story as a way to try and gain his sympathy and stay an extra week. Well that part might’ve worked, but even Chris Harrison pointed it out, if you watched the kiss between Kelsey and Chris there was nothing intimate about it. I think Chris would’ve rather have had Carly rubbing chocolate on his lips again than tongue down Kelsey after her story. I think even he’s questioning it. Not the actual sincerity of the story because yes, she was married, and yes, Sanderson did die. But just her motives behind it and going behind the girls back to get time with him, and basically use it as a last ditch effort to try and win him over. There’s a reason you’re five episodes in and the guy hasn’t found a way to kiss you – he doesn’t want to. He sure seems to find Britt every episode to make out with, so yeah, Kelsey probably knew she was on borrowed time so that was a last ditch effort. And it saved her. For one week.
-It started to become more and more obvious as we were getting closer to the end of the show last night that the rose ceremony would be what starts off next week’s episode. I mean, there was 5 minutes left in the show and everyone was still sitting around talking about Kelsey before Chris Harrison came in and informed them that Chris had cancelled the cocktail party since he knew what he wanted to do. Then it was like 3 minutes til the end of the show, and we hadn’t even seen Kelsey on the floor in a panic attack yet and it was clear that’s how the show would end. Hence the reason I tweeted that. So yes, there was a rose ceremony in New Mexico, it just wasn’t shown last night. I don’t see the episodes beforehand (except the first one) so I have no idea how they are laid out. And as far as I can remember, this is the first time in 29 seasons a show hasn’t ended with a rose ceremony. Kinda hard to predict that was coming until like I said about 5 minutes before the end and they weren’t anywhere near starting a rose ceremony.
-So next week the show will start with Kelsey on the floor in a panic attack, although I’m still not sure why. Because Chris cancelled a cocktail party? That’s happened quite a bit in this show’s history and we’ve never seen a reaction like that. Or maybe Kelsey was just looking for attention, which I’m sure will be the thought of some of the girls. Whatever the case, that’s how next week’s episode will begin – the aftermath of Kelsey’s panic attack, followed by the rose ceremony where Mackenzie and Samantha will go home. That leaves 9 girls who will head to Deadwood, South Dakota. Becca gets a 1-on-1, 6 girls (Whitney, Jade, Britt, Carly, Megan, and Kaitlyn) get the Big & Rich love song making group date with Britt getting the rose, and Ashley & Kelsey do get the 2-on-1 which was confirmed in the preview last night. Both are sent home.
-Everything I’ve been led to believe is that Megan leaves before the rose ceremony takes place and eliminates herself. The season opening preview hinted at it, as did last night’s preview. So if in fact it does happen, then there won’t be another rose ceremony next week either since Megan, Ashley, and Kelsey are the 3 girls eliminated in South Dakota, and if they’re gone before the rose ceremony, well, then no rose ceremony to have. I’m glad my logic skills, along with info I was given and ABC footage was able to help me deduce what happened in South Dakota, because for a while, I had no idea. Something wasn’t adding up, and now it does.
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