-The next day of the rose ceremony, the other girls were quite stunned Jubilee actually got a rose since they all thought she was going home. The storyline being that they were all thinking she didn’t want to be there based on her comments earlier in the day, Ben would see through that, and let her go. But now that she’s still around, obviously the focus will now turn to the girls trying to figure out why. Before the cocktail party starts, Ben lets everyone know he got a call from home and found out friends of his family had died in a plane crash, so he’s a little down. No worries, Olivia is here to save the day! Ben, I know it’s been a rough day for you hearing this horrible news and everything, but Olivia is having a rough go at it too. Didn’t you know she hates her legs? Aren’t you aware that people have wrote blogs about her cankles? C’mon Ben. Get with it. Some other people in the house are suffering too, it’s not just you. Geez. Have a little decency for others why don’t you? Ummmm, someone please find me a blog post where someone took the time to talk about Olivia’s cankles. I’m sure that doesn’t exist. Oh I’m sure people have commented on it on social media considering she was once a public figure being a TV anchor, but I highly doubt a whole blog post was spent breaking down how her calves are the same size as her ankles.
-Now, do I think Olivia probably talked about other things in that conversation with Ben other than her cankles? Yes. So that’s why I don’t wanna get too worked up like the rest of the internet saying, “How could you talk about your cankles after he just told everyone he had family friends die! How inconsiderate!” It’s why I will never take this show as seriously as 99% of the people out there who watch. If you had that reaction after Olivia’s talk with him, you need to reassess how you watch this show. Of course they’re going to show that part of the conversation – it continues her storyline. Not to mention Ben’s ITM saying that’s not what he wanted to hear. All it’s doing is building up Olivia as their villain. She’s this season’s “villain” in the sense that she’s not liked by others. But to me, she’s just coming across as more delusional than a villain. I mean, the stuff about touching her leg when he gets up, and squeezing her hands, and grabbing her waist at the rose ceremony – that’s just crazy. Even if you DID really feel that way, to say it in an ITM the way she did, and not realize how that would come across to the people watching is all on her. Everything she’s saying or doing on this show is all about Ben. Ben this, Ben that, Ben touches me this way, I wanna be Mrs. Higgins, Ben is mine, etc. The show is just making sure you hear all those soundbites because it makes her look a certain way. She seems pretty harmless to me so far. Just more self-centered and making everything about her. Not a good trait to have on this show.
-The rest of the cocktail party drama surrounded Jubilee and was quite head scratching. Jubilee decided to give Ben a massage because of the rough day he’d had, and everyone seemed to freak out over this. Either that or the fact they didn’t like that Jubilee went to go lay down by herself. Amber, already with rose in hand and safe at this rose ceremony, seemed to lead this charge for God knows what reason. She wants to have a girl chat with Jubilee (girl chat is where producers tell the girls to sit around in a circle and start talking about things producers tell them to talk about), but Jubilee doesn’t want to. So now Amber wants to bring the other girls over to her, and this is when Mount Jubilee practically bursts. She wants none of it, runs upstairs, and closes the bathroom door on everyone. We need more slamming of bathroom doors on this show. Always makes for good TV. Especially when JoJo is trying to find out what’s wrong and is there to help, only to be shunned away by Queen Jubilee.
-So of all people, Amber is the one
that decides is told by a producer to go upstairs and comfort her. So Ben is in the bathroom with Jubilee, Amber comes in and starts talking about Jubilee’s comment from the previous day. Couldn’t have been any worse timing, couldn’t have been any more inappropriate, and couldn’t have been any more useless for her to bring that up right then and there. But for drama purposes, it was a 10-for-10. Amber, you have a rose, the girl is crying in the bathroom because she doesn’t want to talk. Do you think she really cares about opening up to you on something she said over 24 hours ago? So ridiculous, so not necessary, but of course, added to the drama so it made the final cut. Like what is Jubilee even supposed to say at that point? Really? Go have a girl chat on Olivia’s fibula and tibia or something. Just go away. You’re not wanted here.
-One last dramatic moment from the cocktail party, and that’s Lace pulling Ben outside and quoting her own tattoo. “You can’t love someone else until you truly love yourself.” She says she really needs to work on herself and that it’d be best if she left the show. I highly doubt Ben had any interest in putting up a fight on this one. One less person he doesn’t have to give a rose to. I think Lace played it perfectly on the after show. Laughed at herself, said the alcohol got the best of her, admitted she needed to work on herself, and came across as likable. Yet again, another reason why judging people from what you see on 80 minutes of footage once a week when there’s over 100 hours of tape for that particular episode doesn’t make sense. Oh sure, you can have your opinions on them, but to sit there and get mad, or call people out on social media for it – it’s embarrassing. I’ll put this as nicely as I can. If you’ve ever negatively commented on a “Bachelor/ette” contestants social media account for something you saw on the show, you’re a loser.
-Rose ceremony time. Trolly Dolly, Amber, and Jubilee all safe with roses. Ben’s turn to speak. “A lot going on in life…feelings I’ve never had before…can’t put words to, hard to explain…this is hard…appreciate you coming here to try something with me…and oh yeah, Olivia, I’m sorry for being so disrespectful earlier. How are your cankles?”
Lauren H.: He made out with her at the cocktail party, but it was never shown. And she pronounces “soccer moms” as “saccer maaaaaaaahms.”
Amanda: Pretty unassuming this episode. Barely saw her.
Becca: Talk about being a ghost for 3 episodes. She’s barely been relevant this season.
Haley: She’s a twin.
Emily: I still can’t tell them apart.
Rachel: When the only thing people know you by is the “unemployed girl,” you know you’ve had little impact on the season.
Caila: Betty Boop is probably very distraught she didn’t get much camera time this week.
JoJo: Next week I she’ll start becoming a bigger player on this show. And if she doesn’t get any hot tub action, I’ll be pissed.
Jennifer: Wait, did anyone besides Olivia, Lace, Jubilee, and Amber get any screen time this week?
Leah: Remember her with the black eye in the season promo saying someone punched her? Just like I suspected, it was never shown. Probably because it never happened either.
“Ladies, Ben, this is the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. It’s down to Olivia, Jami, and the Russian. Lets see, TV gold, Kaitlyn’s friend with no screen time, and the chick who barely speaks English. Tough call on who to keep around. Maybe this will shock people. Or not.”
Olivia: She must be mortified watching this show. There’s no way she’s enjoying this.
Once again, “Bachelor Live” was a complete waste of time. Thank God next week is the final installment of the season. It’s a horrible, horrible show with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Yes, Lace came across as normal and likable on the show, but don’t think for a second she’s really still contemplating whether or not she’s gonna do “Paradise.” Of course she is. That’s the biggest no-brainer in all of the world. She’ll be there. Count on it.
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